Wow congratulations to Mr Weber, his own sub-forum no less!
(only just noticed, me!)
I'm really not good at comparing one book against another, especially if they are similar (eg same author). I always find they are so different that it is hard to make an absolute comparison.
However, my database is showing A Short Victorious War
as being given top marks after I read it. I would qualify that by saying that I do not always later agree with my own ratings. Sometimes, especially if the book ends strongly or weakly, I come away with a better or worse impression than the book actually deserves.
In this case without consulting my database I suspect I would also have gone in favour of In Fury Born
. My only problem with that is that at the end I seem to recall feeling that it wasn't fully complete. It seemed to suggest the start of a series that has never come.
My other contender might have been the first Safehold book, Off Armegeddon Reef
. Whilst I do love the HH books I think the Safehold books have a bit more depth to them. But that might just be because I find the accelerated development of the technology fascinating to follow.