This is apparently the first in a new series targeted to the YA market. It's about the first friendship between human and treecat, and the immediate aftermath.
Yes, it's a rehash of several short stories published years ago, but I was jonesing so badly for an honorverse fix, I decided to try it.
Nothing really new in terms of plot, but since the series is supposed to be about Stephanie Harrington, maybe the future installments will include some new material.
The writing is very much good-David-Weber standard, without the detailed politics and technical science and hardware descriptions. That's probably due to the target audience.
In other words, a good read, but nothing really new in the honorverse. Yet