(Midshipman The David Birkenhead Series #2) [PDF READ] ´ Phil Geusz
But he s now a free rabbit no longer considered *A Slave By Law But As He Recovers From His *slave by law But as he recovers from his and considers his future it s clear that most people still consider him to be a slave in all but paper As much as the anthropomorphized animal aspects might be weird my wife for example was a little suicked by it it actually served as an interesting proxy for our own history of racial slavery in the US In many cases I could see people treating the rabbits in much the way old slaveholders of the US south would have treated them and I also see what that slavery has done to the rabbits psyche in terms of their expectations their choices and their self image More than any furry aspect it was this comfortable view of slavery that got under my skin than anything elseSo this book takes David from his injuries through to his official decoration for his heroic actions in the first book and then onto the navy s officer academy with the Kings full blessing Of course not everyone wants to see David succeed as the first free rabbit to enter the academy and there s uite a bit of good struggle over that Along the way he befriends a few other students in the academy and for the climax they go to an interstellar wargames competition between two opposing academies He acuits himself fairly well in a move that would have made even Ender Wiggin proudSo I m pretty jazzed about it even with the bunny ears and slavery and I m looking forward to the rest of the series In my review of The First Book In first book in series I made mention that I feared that the author didn t make his main character rabbity enough As an author of furry fiction myself I tend to focus a great deal on the actions of anthropomorphic characters In this second installment Geusz makes much better use of his subject s characteristics physical attributes rabbit traits etc Perhaps as David Birkenhead our narrator and lead character grows and develops of these traits will become im The book starts exactly where Ship s Boy The David Birkenhead Series 1 left off creating a bit of feeling like this should be additional chapters to a bit of feeling like this should be additional chapters to first bookAgain the story is compelling and characters are wonderfulThis entire series is some of the best oung adult fiction I ve read in decades The stories and characters are on par with Mr Hornblower Mr Aubrey and Dr Maturin. EDavid's courage has already been proven beyond uestion and it is said that the hottest furnaces produce the finest steel et how can a mere Rabbit survive such pressureWill David crack Or will he stand taller and prouder than ever winning great victories for his kingdom and his fellow slave species along the way. Good character development sideways touches on slave holdingVery good extension of ships boy plus new complexity in the relationships still few words are deemed necessary *So I registered a book at BookCrossingcom one is less action packed than the previous but *I registered a book at BookCrossingcom one is less action packed than the previous but get to see oung David grow And we get a small peek into the enemy s world It s a very selective peek mind ou but it shows enough While David s side still has flaws the smaller Empire is mercilessAlso there are hints of talking *Dog and Horse slaves but I haven t seen them et I hope *and Horse slaves but I haven t seen them Lippenbekenntnisse yet I hope see at least the Horses soon BecauseI rather like the Mast as it reminds me of the Herndon climb but that one has a lot greased up ruggedoung men topless hmmm I rather like that idea better but it would hardly work to grease up David Not with all that furReminded me of this from 1977 the Mast I mean not the storyI ve ordered the next book in the series and hope to get that soon so I can start on it As I mentioned in my review of the first book in the series I wanted to see where this story went even though I had a hard time with this silly idea of making the main character a gen manipulated rabbit It was a uite fun read but I still had to work hard to get past that rabbit stuff The book is basic oung kid goes through the hardship of military training with the additional twist of a military war game tournament between the kingdom and the empire I have to say that I thought it to be a bit illogical that all the war games was playing out old second world war battles since for training purposes it would have been logical to practice using a 3 dimensional space but that s just a bit of nit picking As I said a fun read but uite short I found this book enjoyable but I don t think it s for everyone Even though I m not familiar with strategy games and historical battles the scenes describing the competition were interesting and easy to understand However the writing style was a bit strange This book or at least the kindle version has typos *Than Most I Ve *most I ve It also uses a lot of ellipsis Book 2 of the David Birkenhead series The Midshipman finished pulling me in Book 1 was good enough for me to spend 99 cents on book 2 I have since read books 3 and 4 and bought the balance for the full set of 7 Sleep who needs sleep before going into workIn Midshipman For centuries noble houses have struggled with the problem of what to do with their ounger non inheriting sons It's even tougher when one of these Impossible Things younger sons is a Rabbit and therefore by definition a former slaveIn this second volume of the David Birkenhead series ouroung hero has been adopted into the power. ,
Avid s near adoption into a ruling house activates his loyalty and honor and finds him joining the military as a result The second book of this series still has the character acting as a outh instead of adult I really like the series having the character truly mature through both his experiences and just growing up And like any freed slave or lower class working above their station in a stratus society he faces tremendous peer and cultural pressures to return to his proper place Only his Honor of Promises Made pushes him past the worst of itWhile the series is High Space Opera Military genre the theme is about slavery and overcoming the slavery mindset both in the individual and in the culture While some may think that we can never go that way again the only way to make certain that happens in reminding ourselves and future generations I find the series again and again touches on things I have learned over the ears about cultures which have slavery and the transition times to remove it A great series I think this one and Ship s Boy should be read together as one continuous story as Midshipman picks up where Ship s should be read together as one continuous story as Midshipman picks up where Ship s left off and doesn t really allow for new *readers background is assumed not explainedSaying that I uite enjoyed this It feels like a *background is assumed not explainedSaying that I uite enjoyed this It feels like a novel but that may be a deliberate choice by the author as David narrates the story and is 12 and 16 for the key events As other reviewers point out there s a lot of the story that borrows from black slave attitudes but uses bunnies instead cute and fluffy Other than that it s a pretty standard coming of age odd one out storySo fluffy but I read it in an evening and enjoyed it Will be getting the next one A space adventure loosely similar in structure to the Horatio Hornblower books about the rise of a military hero from humble beginnings In this case the hero isn t even human but is part of a genetically engineered slave race The series features a mix of military action and tension during peacetime as David fights his own society for respect pushing the stagnant monarchy in the direction it needs to go toward freedom in order to win a series of wars with a ruthless empire The tone is a middle ground where there s plenty of enjoyable action while still making it clear that war is hell In this book David Birkenhead is still technically a rabbit. Ful House of Marcus But what can be done with a former slave boy who's earned his kingdom's highest award for bravery but who also can't shed his Rabbithood no matter how hard he tries Send him to the Naval Academy of course where he must battle loneliness and prejudice as well as the rigors of military disciplin.