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David Weber's Honor Harrington series continues in this 10th novel, which picks up the action several years after the previous volume, Ashes of Victory. With a ceasefire in place with the Peeps, the new government of the Star Kingdom ignores the wishes of Queen Elizabeth and then threatens the very fabric of the Manticore Alliance against the People's Republic of Haven. We find Honor in the role of a senior political advisor, performing with her usual flair and élan.
With War of Honor coming in at over 800 pages, Weber has room to expand subplots and secondary characters and bring to the reader a feeling of depth and completeness seldom seen in science fiction novels. Favorite characters from past stories return, many of them growing in stature from unimportant secondary characters to major players in the "Honorverse." Weber serves up trouble in Silesia, the excitement of a new wormhole junction, scheming in Manticorian politics, strange events deep in Peep territory, and plenty of exploding spaceships--and, as publisher Jim Baen says, "We like exploding spaceships." --Ron Peterson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
In previous installments of David Weber's bestselling space opera series featuring the intrepid Honor Harrington, she's won the sometimes unwilling admiration of friend and foe alike in her battles with the brutal and corrupt People's Republic of Haven. In her 10th outing, War of Honor, the People's Republic is no more, but Lady Admiral Harrington, following in the best tradition of C.S. Forester, Patrick O'Brian and Robert A. Heinlein, faces her most dangerous adversary yet: a new government in her own star kingdom run by the petty, venal and stupid former Opposition, who proceed to squander the hard-fought victory.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This was a pretty long 900 page book but it was a page turner and reads quite well.
The politics was the core of the book focused on manticore and for the peeps with a... Read more
David Weber Strikes again. A wonderful addition to the Honor Harrington series, this book kept me up all night reading. Read morePublished on June 10 2004
I give this turkey 1-2 stars, it's about 500 pages too long. More or less nothing much happens for 800 pages or so and then the fighting is brief. Read morePublished on May 20 2004 by Alan Bale
I have enjoyed much of the Honor Harrington series. Clearly, his first four books are the best, but the others have had their gripping moments. Not this book. Read morePublished on May 12 2004 by Patrick Taylor Smith
I felt like slitting my wrists while reading this to escape the boredom. Seriously, the series is terriffic, until this book. Read morePublished on April 21 2004
I was truly disappointed in War of Honor. It doesn't compare at all with the first 8 books in the Honor Harrington series. Read morePublished on April 8 2004 by Lee Rosemund
This book needed some serious editing, but it didn't get it. The first 80% was filled with endless meetings between various characters who either rehashed what happened in the... Read morePublished on April 7 2004 by D. Thompson
Either Weber is infatuated with his own rhetoric or he doesn't even bother to proof his writings.
C'mon David, enough of this cutesy bantering! WRITE something constructive!
This will probably be my last purchase in the Honor Harrington soap opera for me. Lets see....
300 pages to rehash what has happened before
500 pages of boring... Read more