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Debt of Honor

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This is the latest book by the Author featuring Admiral Kat Falcone and continues where Kat has won the war - she was lucky - but all is not settled , various factions are demanding more power - at whose expense ?
The  remaining elements of the Theocracy certainly will not lie down for long - what problems have they left in the wake of their defeat , how will the planets rebuild themselves up after so long under the Theocracy rule ?

The story wrapped up beautifully and left the stage set for the next book in the series 

The intricate worldbuilding , development of characters and the fast paced storyline makes for a thoroughly enjoyable space opera .
I must say I am not a fan of multiple POV writing although in this case it did not make for a lesser story .

I was given an arc of the book by NetGalley and the Publisher in exchange for an honest review
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I received this book from Netgalley and wish to thank them, the author and 47 North for making it available.
Time to catch up on one of my favorite authors. Christopher G. Nuttall writes in the style of David Weber, using a strong woman lead who learns from her mistakes but is still young and inexperienced enough to believe the best of people. Every story shows her growing stronger and more capable of leading the war effort and trying to bring the defeated worlds together. Whether the politicians will allow it remains to be seen.
Not quite up to the standard he set with the first 4 (Angel of the Whirlwind) novels but still very good reading. The POV changed frequently and added depth to the other characters but left me wanting more Kat. This is space opera done well with characters and action you will remember and want more of.
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An amazing space opera story, similar to the Illuminae Files by the great Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. It transports you into a similar situation, then differs to make itself stand out, and it did an amazing job at that.
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After the prolouge, I did not expect much from this book but I continued on and was surprised. The book ended.up being outstanding and I cannot wait to read the next in the series. It was gripping and detailed. It kept the pace.up and made.you relate to certain characters. I loved the book and would recommend.
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There was far too much dialogue and description in this book that didn't lead anywhere. The main character felt more bored of herself than I was while reading about her life. Basically, the plot had no drive and it was difficult to be motivated to keep reading throughout the whole book.
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having read this author previously and enjoyed his writing, i was really looking forward to reading this latest book.  He did not disappoint.  The storylines continued to develop as i read more and more and i really enjoyed the different characters and how they developed.  As i got towards the end of the book, it more more and more exciting and i found myself continuing to turn the pages to see what would happen next.  The finish really set up well for the next book in the series.  Can't wait to read it too!
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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with an e-ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

The book, overall, was a very good Sci-Fi read, and was very enjoyable. 

Admittedly, in the beginning, the book was a little tough to get into with all the immense, intricate and complex world-building. Perhaps if I had read other books by Nuttall, the world would have been a little easier to understand and immerse into fully.

The characters, both minor and major, were well-developed and all served a purpose in the story. The story itself was paced excellently, and had a perfect balance of action and drama. 

The ending was also wonderfully done, it wrapped up the main conflict neatly while also setting the stage for the next books in the series to follow.

After reading Debt of Honor, I will definitely be picking up more of Nuttall's backlist and will be eagerly anticipating the next few books in the Embers of War series.
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I enjoyed the premise of this book.  The plot kept you guessing as to what would happen next.  I enjoyed the characters and look forward to the sequel.
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Debt of Honor is the first book in the Embers of War series by Christopher G. Nuttall featuring Admiral Kat Falcone – the main character from the Angel in the Whirlwind series. This author and his space fleet/galactic empire books are new to me, but the real world is a little overwhelming at the moment so problems in a whole other universe that is completely unrelated to anything here on Earth was the perfect choice when needing to find a new book to relax with.

In the Embers of War universe, the war between the Theocracy and Commonwealth has recently ended, leaving the Commonwealth as the victors and the Theocracy almost completely decimated. Each of the affected planets are now in varying stages of survival, stablization and recovery, leaving important questions that demand answers: How do you protect all the worlds that had been under the harsh Theocracy rule, increase your military power, and ensure that it all can be done without causing an economic collapse? King Hadrian of the Commonwealth and his political opponents all have military, political, and economic policies and beliefs that are important to them and the book’s main narrative covers this struggle. At the same time, the last remnants of the Theocracy has been given a life preserver by an unknown player who wishes for them to do damage to the Commonwealth by attacking unsuspecting planets. As you read you get the sense that it is someone within the Commonwealth, leaving you with questions as to who and why they would do this. So, while the King wishes to expand the military and the Commonwealth empire the Dukes and major political players know they have to deal with the economic fallout of winning a major war. There is simply not enough money to do everything the King wants, but with the Theocracy still attacking everyone is feeling the strain.

For someone like me who is new to the series I did find there was a little adjustment to understanding the world and who the major players are, but overall it wasn’t an overwhelming adjustment. In some cases minor characters were mentioned and although I could work through who they were through the story there was still a knowledge gap on my end. For the major characters, the story provides a decent amount of context, but I ended up reading the book descriptions of the Angel in the Whirlwind series to help give just a general overview of previous events and found that was sufficient enough to being able to enjoy the story.

Although Debt of Honor is a space fleet type of science fiction story it mostly focuses on the politics of after-war preparedness, such as developing a space fleet program or ensuring you are always in a combat-ready mode. While there were a few battles or moments of heightened space fleet tension, the story itself does not focus as much on this aspect as it tries to balance space drama against the overall narrative revolving around politics and after-math of war story being told. By the end you get several things resolved and get definitive closure on some fronts, but you also get a whole new can of worms being opened that sets up the next book in the series very nicely.

Thanks to Netgalley and 47North for the advanced reader copy and opportunity to provide an honest review.

Rating: 4 stars
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