When starfighter pilot Simon Dodds is enrolled in a top secret military project, he and his wingmates begin to suspect that there is a lot more to the theft of a legendary battleship and an Imperial nation's civil war than either the Confederation Stellar Navy or the government are willing to let on.
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Was very surprise how good this book was. Looking forward to the second book. Go get this one now.
I think it was a good read
The Honour of the Knights
All in all an very good first book. I enjoyed it and will purchase the next one.
The author however shows a lack of study or knowlede reguarding naval stratagy and tactics. Much of our modern day tactics and traditions will follow us into space. No carrier will ever operate alone, it will always be the ship a task force is built around. A valuable ship will have the equivilent of cruisers, destroyers and stealth ships ( Todays submarines) around it.
Every carrier will always deploy CAP (Combat air patrol) at all times (probably called overwatch or something in space). Every task force will deploy pickets to try and get early warning. In space these will probably be unmanned satelites. Given that ships use "jump points", and where they appear seems to be predictable to a point, I would expect the use of mines to be prevalent.
To achieve better coordination, fighters on a carrier are controlled by a combat director. In the case of several carriers there will also be an overall combat directer. Ships captains are not in direct command of the fighters on their ships. The fighter pilots on a ship that is in reseve, but in a combat zone, would be engaged in the following tasks, a wing or two would be flying CAP near the carrier, there would be a ready squadron whos pilots would be in their fighters ready to lauch almost instantly and the rest of the pilots would be in a ready room, close to the launch bays, they would not be in thier quarters.
It seems like I have a lot of beefs but I don't really, this comes from a guy who's a bit of military buff. So is there room for improvment? Sure there is, but I enjoyed the book, the series has a lot of potential and I recommend to anyone who has managed to plow through this long review.