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Re: Shadow of Victory Snippet #1
Post by roseandheather   » Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:28 pm

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Yes!! First snippet!!

Captivated of course, though reading it is a bit interesting when you never know who's lying - or how much - and have no idea how many names an individual character might go by. All part of the fun. :D

Can't wait for the next... or the one after that.... or the entire novel...... :mrgreen:
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Re: Shadow of Victory Snippet #1
Post by kzt   » Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:29 pm

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Henry Brown wrote:Yes, I know he has been operating on OFS worlds. But those operations are not referred to in the snippet. The only references made are to his operations on Montana and Kornati. Which are part of the Talbott cluster and don't fall under OFS jurisdiction. What is the distinction you are talking about? Did I miss something?

There is a huge difference between somone employed by their government to incite insurgancies in foreign nations and being employed by a criminal organization to incite rebellions inside your nation.
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Re: Shadow of Victory Snippet #1
Post by White Tallon   » Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:33 pm

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HA.... I KNEW I was important...

ok maybe not but since my birthday is August 12th I just have to say that snippets from my favorite author ... especially the FIRST snippets from 2 very anticipated books...

Well that's the best birthday present I've had in a while.

Thanks RFC
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Re: Shadow of Victory Snippet #1
Post by Henry Brown   » Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:08 pm

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kzt wrote:There is a huge difference between somone employed by their government to incite insurgancies in foreign nations and being employed by a criminal organization to incite rebellions inside your nation.


Yes, I understand that difference. But where is it referred to in the snippet? He is reflecting on the failure of his operations in Montana and Kornati. Which are not part of the Solarian League. I did not see any reference to his more recent operations inside the SL.
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Re: Shadow of Victory Snippet #1
Post by Crown Loyalist   » Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:16 pm

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Henry Brown wrote:
kzt wrote:There is a huge difference between somone employed by their government to incite insurgancies in foreign nations and being employed by a criminal organization to incite rebellions inside your nation.


Yes, I understand that difference. But where is it referred to in the snippet? He is reflecting on the failure of his operations in Montana and Kornati. Which are not part of the Solarian League. I did not see any reference to his more recent operations inside the SL.


The snippet takes place chronologically before his operations in the SL. You're seeing the moment he went from working for the SL to working against the SL.
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Re: Shadow of Victory Snippet #1
Post by kzt   » Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:17 pm

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Henry Brown wrote:
kzt wrote:There is a huge difference between somone employed by their government to incite insurgancies in foreign nations and being employed by a criminal organization to incite rebellions inside your nation.


Yes, I understand that difference. But where is it referred to in the snippet? He is reflecting on the failure of his operations in Montana and Kornati. Which are not part of the Solarian League. I did not see any reference to his more recent operations inside the SL.

Did you notice the date at the start?
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Re: Shadow of Victory Snippet #1
Post by JohnRoth   » Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:17 pm

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Henry Brown wrote:
kzt wrote:There is a huge difference between somone employed by their government to incite insurgancies in foreign nations and being employed by a criminal organization to incite rebellions inside your nation.


Yes, I understand that difference. But where is it referred to in the snippet? He is reflecting on the failure of his operations in Montana and Kornati. Which are not part of the Solarian League. I did not see any reference to his more recent operations inside the SL.


There wouldn't be. He hasn't done them yet.

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Re: Shadow of Victory Snippet #1
Post by Henry Brown   » Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:25 pm

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kzt wrote:
Henry Brown wrote:Yes, I understand that difference. But where is it referred to in the snippet? He is reflecting on the failure of his operations in Montana and Kornati. Which are not part of the Solarian League. I did not see any reference to his more recent operations inside the SL.

Did you notice the date at the start?


No, I did not. I was so eager to start the snippet I skipped by that. Once you point that out, it all makes sense. :oops:
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Re: Shadow of Victory Snippet #1
Post by richardinor   » Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:14 pm

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Baen show the first half of the book is scheduled for release with the bundle on Monday. RFC says he is still editing it. I am wondering if the bundle will be delayed. I bought the bundle yesterday hoping the to be able to start reading after work Monday.
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Re: Shadow of Victory Snippet #1
Post by Rincewind   » Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:03 pm

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Eagleeye wrote:1st - Thank you, David! Great snippet, by the way.

So, now we are a little bit back in time, before the tactical geniuses Josef Byng and Sandra Crandall appear on the stage ... I wonder, if we get some hint, how it was possible that Admiral Crandall apparently shot herself after the Battle of Spindle? The timeframe could be right that Mister Harahap was able to manage that job on Meyers and still be on Macintosh or Möbius in time for his appearances there, I think.

And I wonder, too, if Mr. Harahap will be able to discuss his actions in the Talbott-Cluster (or Möbius or Macintosh) with a certain Commodore (and/or a certain Ensign aka Flag Lieutenant) at the end of the book ... and if he survives this discussion.


Sandra Crandall 'apparently' shot herself whilst on her Flag Bridge on the SLNS Joseph Buckley after it had been crippled at the Battle of Spindle. So, unless he can teleport himself god knows how many light years, Damien Harahap could not have eliminated Sandra Crandall.

It would be nice to find out how she died though.
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