|Reviews for The Test of Life|
| William Banner 4/30/12 . chapter 1
I must say, Bravo Zulu, StarNight! I wasn't quite familiar with the song, but I am quite familiar with the Honor Harrington series. The song lyrics, once I looked the song up, complement Matthews' narration perfectly-as a Grayson, he takes both faith and his duties seriously, and for him, there never will be a final Test, not really-there is always one more task to shoulder, one more duty to perform. As both an officer candidate and a man of faith myself, I understand this view, and even empathize with it to a degree. The message of hope and, perhaps, love that you express here fits with both the character of Matthews and the character of Grayson. In short, I expect to see such work in the future.
| Celestia's Paladin 9/14/11 . chapter 1
Nice... nicely done Milady. It is rare to come across a story that can bring tears to my eyes, and your has done that. This is one of the best Honorverse tales I have read, and one that quite frankly should be included in the many short-story anthologies that Baen publishes. You have captured the spirit of the High Admiral, and of of Grayson. May Mesa shudder once Grayson strikes back. GraysonPaladin, For Her Eternal Majesty Hikari III, Queen of Kyuuhoshi, Empress of Japan, and for Fleet Admiral Umi Ailin-Aoyama, Kyuuhoshi Royal Navy 2nd Fleet Kyuuhoshi's Sword