The second book I read on my Sony Reader was the second Honor Harrington book by David Weber, The Honor of the Queen. As I mentioned in a previous post, the Honor Harrington series retells the stories of Horatio Hornblower by setting them in the far future in space. In addition, Honor Harrington is a great military sci-fi series and well worth a read by science fiction fans.
This book takes our intrepid heroine into a solar system that is misogynistic and patriarchal, so in addition to the classic military plot, we also have a feminist perspective to the story.
I enjoyed this book, and I think it is my favorite of the HH series, and since there are more than a dozen, that's saying something.