To Honor You Call Us, my first novel, has just gotten its 800th customer review on Amazon. Considering that I thought it was pretty awesome to get 8 reviews back when the book first came out, 800 is a staggering number to me. What is even more staggering is that average rating is 4.5 on a 5 point scale and that 61% of the reviews are 5 star, with 28% 4 star for a total of 89% of the reviewers being strongly positive.
I have to say, too, that this is a very nice review, from a self-described “old Navy guy.” The old Navy guys and most other folks who identify themselves as current or former military personnel are almost all very positive. I think it’s worth reprinting this one here, as it this reader received the book exactly the way I hoped and prayed readers would receive it. My thanks go to this reviewer and to all the others who took the time to give their impressions. The good reviews are what made this series “go” in the first place.
Thanks to all of you.
on December 1, 2017
As an old retired Naval Officer, I thoroughly enjoyed the realism and the accuracy of how a warship is organized and operated. This book has fantastically believable technology, real navy terminology, fabulous crew and character development and actions, and above all a superior and spellbinding story. Many good sci-fi stories are spoiled for me by how unrealistic their description of technology and shipboard operation are described. This book is so well and accurately written, that this old warrior felt transported back to his days at sea and in combat. Well done!
The Hunters of Vermin, a short novel about Max Robichaux as a wet-behind-the-ears junior officer, was published yesterday afternoon. It is already in the top 1700 books (out of millions) in the Amazon Kindle Store and is ranked in the top 40 on several of Amazon’s bestseller lists.
I know it’s not the novel that most of my readers are Jonesing for, but it IS the novel that I could write and publish right now. I’m working on getting our people extracted from deep in Krag space . . . it’s just going to take a little while longer as I continue to recover from the health problems I’ve had over the past few years. I am working on it right now and it will be out as soon as I can get it into readers’ hands.
Until then, I hope you enjoy Max’s adventures as a young man. I’m hoping that this shorter work will tide you over.
Here’s a link to the purchase page on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Hunters-Vermin-H-Paul-Honsinger-ebook/dp/B077V78N5Y/