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Siobhan Dunmoore was not having a good war. She’s had more ships shot out from under her by the invading Shrehari Empire than any other officer in the Fleet. Some called her overly aggressive. Others simply called her reckless. What the enemy called her was something else altogether. That she gave the Shreharis a good drubbing along the way didn’t matter in the least, becaSiobhan Dunmoore was not having a good war. She’s had more ships shot out from under her by the invading Shrehari Empire than any other officer in the Fleet. Some called her overly aggressive. Others simply called her reckless. What the enemy called her was something else altogether. That she gave the Shreharis a good drubbing along the way didn’t matter in the least, because not all her enemies wore an Imperial uniform. A reputation for bad luck was pretty much the only reputation she had left. Sailing yet another ruined starship home after a near defeat, she wanted nothing more than a few centuries of rest. This time, she’d escaped by the thinnest of bluffs. Unfortunately, the Admiralty had other ideas. The frigate Stingray was known as the unluckiest ship in the Fleet and her Captain had just been removed in disgrace for cowardice. Some in the Admiralty would dearly love to retire the old warhorse. After all, she was the last of her type left in service, and perhaps it was time to break up the jinx permanently, along with the crew. But in the midst of an interstellar war, every ship that could fight was needed. In short order, Dunmoore went from staring down the Empire’s finest on the bridge of a wrecked battleship to taking on a demoralized, semi-mutinous crew, scheming Admirals and a deadly mystery. The Stingray’s bad luck wasn’t just superstition gone rampant. Between a crew that won't talk, political enemies who want her gone, and her personal demons, she's got her hands full. Taking the frigate into battle under those conditions would seem foolish to anyone else, but Dunmoore was never one to shrink from a good fight. Failure was not an option, and defeat not an acceptable alternative, for there is no honor in death. She would redeem herself and her ship or be damned for all eternity....

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  • Jon Abbott
    2019-04-10 01:11

    A space opera heroine is bornI award No Honor in Death 4.5 stars. Not 5 stars for literature. It isn't. Nor 5 stars for world building. It isn't, except the world inside the Stingray, the jinxed and well past its prime frigate upon which the action develops.No, these stars are for Siobhan Dunmoore, the fiesty commander who is handed the jinx and asked to take it in harm's way. A naval officer with agency and big ones. Not boobs; the other kind, or so us men like to think.

  • M Hamed
    2019-03-28 05:35

    in the middle of the book ,lifting my eyes to the sky ,putting the reader down What the hell am I doing,What the hell am I wasting my life on

  • Lindsey Brooks
    2019-04-17 23:08

    A good story with warfare, intrigue and mystery in equal helpings . Another reader compared it to the Honor Harrington stories by David Weber but I liked this book more. The main character was more interesting and had more depth, the authors' universe is much more interesting, and I thought the story itself was more imaginative, as was the alien adversary, even if he was a bit "Klingon". Yes, it's Hornblower in outer space and it has been done before (though the latter is true of almost all fiction) but that doesn't make it any less of a good story. The writing is sound and the occasional sudden POV switching in mid-chapter wasn't too distracting, and certainly didn't spoil my enjoyment of a very entertaining novel.

  • Sharyn Lynes
    2019-04-23 02:24

    Very good !Anyone who enjoys reading sci-fi military action will love this book. It has all the ingredients for a great story. A strong female starship captain, intriguing support characters, mystery covert ops, enemy alien military space fleets and non stop action. Do yourself a favor and read this well written book!

  • Sarah
    2019-04-18 00:34

    This was a great military science fiction read. It reminded me a lot of the early Honour Harrington books, but without the extended, tedious techno geek chapters. It was character driven and well written with enough action and mystery to keep it interesting. There was still a bit of hard sci-fi but in my opinion, just the right amount to keep the focus on the story without getting overly detailed. I really hope there will be more books to come that centre around the main character. I really want more!

  • Barbara
    2019-04-03 23:10

    3 1/2 stars if only Goodreads would let me.While it is true that there was nothing much particularly new about the story, what makes this book stand out is how well told it is. While it was always obvious the good guys were going to win, it was still a page turner as all the particular twists and turns weren't as obvious. Also, the characters were individual and interesting and they developed over the course of the story. Finally, while admittedly I'm a civilian, but it certainly seemed to me that the author knew how real militaries work.

  • David
    2019-04-01 02:23

    Very enjoyable throw back novel! No thinly veiled tedious political commentary, no gender role commentary or idiotic use of the female pronoun for every character - just fun characters, a villain you can't help but root for, and a world I'm looking forward to exploring. It's fairly reminiscent of Weber's early Honor Harrington novels, which are in turn the descendants of Horatio Hornblower. Highly recommended!

  • Shane
    2019-04-16 00:22

    There is nothing at all original in this book, it is another re-hash of Forester inspired navies in space. Even the alien enemy was a thinly veiled 'Klingon' clone. With that said, this story was well constructed, evenly paced and with moderately developed characters. It was also surprisingly free of the editing errors and omissions I am so used to seeing from independent authors. What a refreshing change. In the end it is a fun read even if it is entirely predictable.

  • Rose
    2019-03-27 04:07

    Strong Female Lead, No Romance!Fantastic read. Gripping to the end. I enjoy reading a story about a strong female character without the need to involve romance. She is a strong woman in her own right who battles her demons and external problems with valour and grace. Highly recommended!

  • Lucy Dosch
    2019-04-06 05:28

    This was an enjoyable military/Scifi. I am looking forward to checking out the rest of the series.Note I listened to an audiobook presentation so character spelling doesn’t count.If you like Star Trek, you should definitely give this series a try. I should indicate that any similarities to Star Trek are very loosely based since the only things that were truly similar were certain points where there was lucky escapes. Instead of Star Trek’s science vessel, Stingray is a military ship.Humans are in a war against the Shrehari. We offered them peace and they looked down at us lesser beings and declared war, but they are finding that it is quite difficult to defeat us.Siohban Dunmoore was first officer on the Victoria Regina when her friend and Captain is killed during a battle against one of the Shrehari’s most powerful commanders, Brical of Tolvikash. With so much damage to the ship, Siobhan takes command and decides to ram her ship into the Shrehari’s destroyer rather than wait to destroyed by the next blast. Since the Shrehari also sustained damage, Brical decides to leave rather than blast the Victoria Regina one final time. He even hails the ship and acknowledges the now deceased Captain and Siohban as worthy adversaries.Upon returning to the nearest space station, Siohban is given the command of the Stingray. The other admirals wanted to decommission the “jinxed” ship and reassign her crew, but Admiral Negira is a supporter of Siobhan and her unorthodox fighting abilities and gives her the ship.But Siobhan has her work cut out for her. The former captain, a woman who was a classmate of Siobhan, was given the command for her family connections rather then her abilities to command a ship. Her crew has been demoralized and since the former captain is up on charges, the crew fears retribution if they answer any of Siobhan’s many, many questions of how the ship was run, including the First Officer Gregor Pushkin, who had hoped that he would be given the command. At first she thinks they are simply evasive once she finds out that the former captain ignored the distress call of the Victoria Regina and the crew doesn’t want to admit that they turned away and let Siobhan’s crew die but there might be much more going on.Not only is there no cohesiveness to the crew, someone is trying to make sure her ship can’t make her deadline to arrive at the border. Siobhan pulls out the stop to get the ship ready and get the crew back into fighting shape, and they begin to hesitantly hope for future of Stingray.When they are ready, she takes them into enemy territory. Knowing that the Shrehari are very regimented in their tactics, she is looking for a caravan of soldiers and supplies. She stalks it like a jungle cat on prey waiting for it to come out of its hyperjump, but she isn’t the only one stalking. Commander Brical knows that the sneaky humans will use their stringent protocols against them and he is stalking the caravan as well waiting for someone to take a shot.I enjoyed watching the Stingray’s crew come together and learn to trust their new captain to keep them safe both from the dangers of the Shrehari as well as their own navy. I also liked that as we met Siobhan and spent time with Brical, these two might have been friends if they were not at war. There was a lot of similarity between the human navy and the Shrehari. The privileged getting commands when they haven’t earn them. Their own navy putting spies on the ship. Brical also fought against his own Admirals against their need to use a rule book at all times. He tries to get them to see that the humans are very creative in their fighting and that they humans will win the war unless the Shrehari can out strategize them.I enjoyed the audiobook. Eric Michael Summerer did a great job of providing different voices to everyone and you could easily follow who was talking. It could have used some special effects though. I am sure they could have found starship sound effect buttons somewhere.I am interested to see what happens now that the crew is behind Siobhan.

  • Donald Mclean
    2019-04-12 01:25

    In SF generally, and MilSF in particular, there is a spectrum. On one end is David Weber, who never met an info dump that he didn't like. On the other is authors like Elizabeth Moon and Jack Campbell, who try to get on with the story with a minimum of fuss. Generally, I'm ok with pretty much any point on the spectrum (though upon re-reading, blatant tech-porn can get tiresome), but in a review, one should be clear about the nature of the book.This book has minimal exposition by MilSF standards, especially that of a scientific or technical nature. In fact, much of the technology is vague hand-wavium. This will please some readers and disappoint others.Interestingly, the beginning of the story has several blatant parallels to David Weber's On Basilisk Station, though the overall setting is very different and the main plot elements quickly and decisively diverge.Overall, I found it an excellent read and look forward to seeing more from this author.

  • Sheryl
    2019-04-01 05:35

    3-1/2 stars: I like stories of the underdog succeeding and this certainly fit the bill in several ways. Good characters. Intriguing plot line. Audiobook narration was good but not extraordinary. I don't feel it added anything special to the book. I'm sure I would have enjoyed it just as much in print. That said, my library has the next 2 on audio so I might continue down that path if I decide to read more in this series. There was, thankfully, no cliffhanger, so I don't feel any burning desire to listen to the next book immediately. That said, since Siobhan Dunmoore and the crew of the Stingray were an interesting bunch, so I will probably return at some point, if the plot of the next book sounds good.

  • Richard
    2019-04-16 02:12

    The two main problems with the book are easily overlooked (but that's why only four stars and not five): The colors were flown off the stern of a ship in the wet navy, and General Order Eighty-Eight quickly morphs into General Order Eighty-One (where it remains for the rest of the series).Other than those two faux pas, an excellent read. I have read it several times and still enjoy it. A great story; well worth getting.

  • Cali
    2019-04-11 02:36

    Was a bit slow and overly mysterious at first, but quickly became very hard to put down. I loved the characters, especially captain Siobhan and found the story structure to be similar to that of Honor Harrington. Another amazing military sci-fi series. There was a bit less world building and technical terminology but similar perspective changes between the different sides of the war. Absolutely amazing. Can’t wait to read #2!

  • Helen
    2019-04-07 03:36

    Eh, a bit meh. Standard military sf, really. A bit light on the world building and the characterisation was pretty thin. I read on amazon that this was favourably compared to Honor Harrington, and frankly, it really didn't to me.I think I'd pick up the next one if it was on sale, but certainly not one I'm desperate to find out what happened next. "OK" just about sums it up for me

  • D
    2019-04-11 23:17

    *****FIVE STARS. Plain and simple.

  • John Tyson
    2019-04-17 22:19

    Great bookI really liked the characters and the characters development it was a little short on technology but great overall read kudos to the author

  • Wilco Roos
    2019-04-18 21:20

    Love itHighly recommended, good SF Space Opera oozing of every page. Lets just say life is hard and harsh if you have to fight the enemy within as much as the one on the line!

  • Helen
    2019-03-26 02:24

    A classic space-war adventure with an engaging mystery to solve. It almost lost me by opening with a battle scene but it won me back again, even though space wars are not my thing.

  • Diane
    2019-04-04 01:09

    A classic Science Fiction series. Just great!

  • David P. Duffy
    2019-04-22 01:07

    Surprisingly Entertaining, Fast Space Saga "No Honor In Death, Siobhan Dunmoore Book 1," is a pleasantly, and surprisingly, entertaining space saga. It moves relatively fast, has an engaging lead character, and few writing "hiccups," that do not derail the reader.The storyline takes place five (5) centuries in the future, where a human, Earth-based Commonwealth Government, is engaged in a multi-year war with a "Klingon-like" Empire. Both are far flung, with deep space navies, and infested with internal power struggles. Following a near fatal battle, a maverick warrior, Siobhan Dunmoore, is given command of an aging, once proud frigate and its dysfunctional crew. The immediate past of the frigate is shadowy, rumor-laden, and infused with justifiable suspicion. The new skipper has to both get the frigate and its crew into fighting trim, while combating nefarious forces from within and without.The writing is adequate and basic. The author doesn't fall into the trap of "getting into the weeds," when it comes to the science of SciFi; it's the usual: plasma, hyperspace, anti-matter, etc. The "wet navy" is pervasive throughout, being the "glue," that holds it all together. Editing is lazy, as many needlessly repetitive passages should be eliminated, and convoluted sentences arise occasionally. Proofreading is sufficient.Overall, it's a simple, unchallenging, fun read, without many reading annoyances. The eBook is recommended and was fully read via Kindle Unlimited.

  • Brandon
    2019-04-25 05:31

    Really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading books 2 and 3

  • David
    2019-03-30 05:25

    Another excellent military space epic series. Loved it, maybe 4.5 stars, and I'll definitely be reading the others in the series.

  • Lisa
    2019-03-30 04:30

    Well-written and entertaining space adventure with no gooey romance to clog up the works and no excess of tech-talk, something which makes my head spin. I love a good book with a strong female character and Siobhan Dunmoore fits the bill perfectly.

  • Caroline
    2019-04-15 01:10

    A enjoyable read with plenty of action and intrigue. I look forward to reading the next in the series.

  • Graeme Tindale
    2019-04-22 01:33

    I found this to be a very engaging book which I had difficulty in putting down. It's based on a not uncommon theme of a very capable captain placed on a ship with a very poor performance record, totally demoralized crew and where trouble abounds. Of course the assignment is to turn all this around and come back smelling of roses. The author is done incredible job of providing depth for the challenges the hero faces both in her own background as well as the operating difficulties that she found. There are so many flavours to this plot from the hero to the crew to parallelling an alien enemy which the author personalizes very well. It's hard to say more – read the book. I think you'll find it very interesting and enjoyable. I am intrigued however as to how this author can hope to match the quality and depth of the story in the sequel.

  • jj
    2019-04-25 23:36

    Good read!Read this book. There are some editing errors, however they really don't take anything away from the story. If you enjoyed reading David Weber or ElIzabeth Moon, then you will want to indulge yourself with this promising first book in the Siobhan Dunmoore series. As a military vet myself, I find the author's combat scenes very interesting. I can't wait for the next book in this series...I hope it is as well written as the first. Good job!

  • Ron
    2019-03-27 02:26

    A solid but completely unemarkable military sci-fi novel, starting another prototypical series about a war in space with a strong female captain, introducing some flaws and some enemies, as well as a pretty standard set of virtues and protectors. If you like the early Honor Harrington novels, you will like this series. If you are looking for something unique, innovative or provocative, look somewhere else.

  • Fiannawolf
    2019-04-09 00:31

    I am glad I held off reading this. Because I ended up buying all the books first. No waiting for the next adventure to start. Sure it touches on the main themes of many space opera/military sci fi storylines but he does it in such a way that I don't mind. I look forward to reading more Siobhan adventures. I was looking for some fun entertainment and I found it.

  • M.L.
    2019-04-04 05:30

    This has been quite an enjoyable read. It is a typical tale of a new captain coming to a dysfunctional to clean things up, but the characterizations are great and the intrigues are intricate. I am frankly impressed by the quality of the writing. It is fairly rich without bogging down the pace.