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I had a very difficult time getting into the Honor books. They were just so dry. Fortunately I fulfilled what I was looking for in them with the Vorkosigan saga. There aren't as many space battles, but the emotion and characters by far make up for that- for me.
Not brutal, but unrealistic. Wishful thinking that when you go in combat your side suffer minor losses or not at all and painting superior technology as an guarantee of victory. Also his main characterers are flat as a wall, no deep characterisation.