Initially I was very excited to get the latest Honor Harrington novel, Mission Of Honor, in my hands. It had been 5 years since the last book. After reading it I can't even properly express how disappointed I was in the story. To me it just seems like a bridge novel between the previous 11 books which dealt with Manticore's war with the Haven and the upcoming war with the Solarian League.
It's just a lot of shuffling of deck chairs where the villains, Haven, are shuffled out and replaced with the Solarians as well Honor is given a personal reason to hate the Solarians. It just seems like the whole series has hit a point where it needed to be rebooted and can start fresh.
I'm rating this book a pants. Skip it and look forward to the upcoming A Rising Thunder which is due in 2012.