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In this sixth outing, Honor is invited to rejoin the Royal Manticoran Navy at the instigation of some of her worst enemies. The RMN has withdrawn from the Silesian Confederacy in an effort to focus on its war with the People's Republic of Haven and the shipping cartels have been losing vessels: cargo, crews and all. Klaus Hauptmann sees a glorious opportunity: invite Honor to command the Q-ships which will draw pirate and privateer fire. If she dies, great; if she succeeds, even better.
Honor and her companion Nimitz find unexpected friends (and enemies) along the way, and fans of this series' space battles will not be disappointed. In addition to a better glimpse of the Silesian systems, we finally get to meet a few of the Andermani.
Want to read more about Honor? Read about Honor's early career in On Basilisk Station, her first encounter with the Graysons in The Honor of the Queen, the beginning of the war with the Peeps in The Short, Victorious War, the continuing story of treachery at home in Field of Dishonor, and her ignominous exile (or training to be an Admiral?) in Flag in Exile. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Packing enough punch to blast a starship to smithereens, the first hardcover in Weber's Honor Harrington series (Field of Dishonor, etc.) includes such an abundance of tactical and political maneuvering that only fierce fans of military SF are likely to remain enthralled. Honor, the finest and most daring admiral in the Royal Manticoran Navy, had been forcibly retired for political reasons. Now, though, with space pirates dogging and destroying merchant freighters, the Navy calls her back into action. Along with her telepathic tree-cat, Nimitz, Honor boards the Wayfarer, a starship crammed with weapons, young, untried officers and a most motley crew. Honor must not only battle pirates but also keep the bullies on the crew from gnawing away at the morale, and the lives, of her newbie officers. The technical detail and lengthy battle scenes may try some readers' patience. Still, Weber peoples his ships with fine, brave youngsters, adding depth to what is otherwise a high-gloss space opera.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
While this isn’t my favorite Honor Harrington book, I really can’t think of any reason not to give it five stars, so that’s what I’m doing. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Scott C. Holstad
Enjoyable book in the series. Much of the book you wonder about what will happen, and it does pretty well resolving everything. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Doc Bones
In this one Mr. Weber intertwines several plot lines very adroitly. He resolves each in turn very satisfactorily and very believably. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bill In Beaverton
The audio download made this book come alive. It is simple Awesome.Published 2 months ago by Michael P. Collins
Good series, poor Honor certainly has to take some hard knocks! Weber's narration of the political intrigues can get a bit wordy sometimes, but it's improving with every book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by thatman55
but all the action I have come to expect from the series and a few new twists for old characters.