I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
Very good when the author sticks to the action. But he does go on and on as each commander drones on about what he's going to do and why. Weber needs lessons from Miles Vorkosigan (and Lois McMaster Bujold) on how to keep the characters hurtling through space!