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Ashes of Victory (Honor Harrington) [Hardcover]

David Weber
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21 Mar 2000 Honor Harrington
Proclaimed a dead woman by the People's Republic of Haven, Honor Harrington has escaped her prison with half a million others and will tip the balance in favor of the Allies.

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  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Baen Books; First Printing edition (21 Mar 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671578545
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671578541
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 4.8 x 16.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 684,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Why in Christ's name can the woman never bring a ship back intact?" muses Hamish Alexander at the triumphant return of Honor Harrington in Ashes of Victory, the apparent resurrection of a woman he'd seen executed by the Peeps some two years earlier. Yep, she's back: minus a left arm and an eye, minus a few inches of hair, and more than a little banged up in the process, the indestructible, ever-resilient Honor is back from the dead--and she's got some 400,000 liberated POWs from Hades in tow for good measure.

Picking up where Echoes of Honor left off, the ecstatic reunion that begins Ashes proves short-lived as Honor once again lives up to her nickname of "The Salamander," always ending up where the fire's hottest. In the longest book of this naval space-opera series, David Weber plunges his beloved heroine (now an admiral!) into a thick tangle of political plots, as she takes on a more mature, behind-the-scenes role than in previous books. But don't fret: there's still some good action as HH prevents an assassination attempt and Manticore and its allies test-drive their new weaponry. And quite a few characters get what's coming to them too, including a few who drop like picked-off Peeps. All in all, yet another worthy instalment in the series--check out On Basilisk Station first if you're new to HH. --Paul Hughes, Amazon.com

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"Great stuff...compelling combat combined with engaging characters for a great space opera adventure". -- Locus

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not what it could have been 12 Sep 2001
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Is it just me or did this particular volume seem to be a little rushed...Also for a student of political systems not of America he seems to have missed the obvious answer to Manticore's political crisis, Queen Elizabeth could simply threaten to create dozens of new peers (from out of distinguished naval officers, as a reward for their service). This devaluing of their titles would shock the opposition into behaving themselves, the British government did much the same thing in 1911 to reform the House of Lords.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Completely taken by surprise. 17 Mar 2000
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I read this book expecting more of the same from Mr. Weber -- lots of space battle, convoluted conspiracies, back-stabbing galore, and rising above it all, the will and courage of Honor Harrington.
I was not disappointed in this, and -- having read the first eleven chapters on Baen's website -- I was looking forward to it. What I got in the rest of the book, however, was completely unexpected, as Mr. Weber mixed in more and more political turmoil along with his conspiracies. The end result is something that no one could have anticipated, and I look forward to seeing what he makes of the situation he has created in the next book.
Loved all the new ships -- getting to try out Ghost Rider and the Harrington (sorry, _Medusa_) class ships was a high point for both Mr. Tremaine and me. And I think Honor has found her niche -- she makes an excellent teacher. I really enjoyed the scenes with the students.
Overall, really happy with the book. The only reason it didn't get five stars is the number of times Mr. Weber resorts to lengthy paragraphs of technical information about his new ships' capabilities -- I feel this would be better included in an appendix, as he has done before.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I had high hopes for this book. After the resurrection of Honor Harrington there was tremendous scope for humour and developing characters. Instead we get pages of technical data on ships battle capacities, while the people and events are sketched over, flicking from one area to another without developing any. This is definitely one for the 'boys'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More fantastic space opera from Mr Weber 12 April 2000
Format:Hardcover
A new David Weber book is something greatly anticipated by my father and I, and when Ashes of Victory turned up he wouldn't leave me alone until I'd finished it !
Moving back to focus on the Manticore / Haven War once again, Ashes of Victory deals with Honor Harrington's apparent return from the grave and the social and political reprecussions this has on Manticoran and Peep subjects alike. We see less actual in depth combat in this episode (although there's still plenty !) and more political manuevering. Don't let that put you off though, the book is just as explosive in parts as the others in the series, it's just that Mr Weber seems to be enriching the story, there's a lot more to a war than the front line you know.
I was once again blown away by a Weber, the characters are well drawn and familiar, there is intrigue, politics and mystery in abundance. The new ship classes and battle sequences are well up to Mr Weber's usuall high standard and the ending is superb - but if you want to know what happens you'd better buy the book ! (And if you haven't read any Weber before buy a copy of On Basilisk Station as well !)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back from the dead and ready for action 15 Feb 2000
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Having taken advantage of the publisher's new service that lets readers read their new books before publication I was able to find out what does happen to Honor Harrington and the rest of her companions. There is the expected details of both the miltary and political happenings in this compelling universe and there is only one problem with it - I want some more! Oh and the best line in the book -- "Oops", but I'm not going to say who said it or when ;)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Diminishing Return 27 Aug 2007
By C. Drew
Format:Mass Market Paperback
It is axiomatic that, at a certain level, the military professional increasingly gets involved in politics. This is the case with Harrington.

Regretably, Mr Weber fails to demonstrate any understanding of politics and politicians, and the way they interact with the military.

This has resulted in a story which employs some of the worst and most hackneyed stereotypes seen in recent literature - indeed many of the characters in this novel fail to rise above the level of cardboard cut-out.

The shoot 'em ups were entertaining, but the lack of sphistication makes this one irritating.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Honor, Honor, Honor... 8 Jan 2004
By Detra Fitch TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Much of the book has to do with politics, the healing of Nimitz and Honor, and Honor having to deal with all the problems of coming back from the dead. She finds much embarrassing. Readers find much satisfaction!
Readers will also be excited to see all that happens to the Peeps and the manipulative bas...uh, citizens who govern them. There are not as many battle scenes as in previous books, but let's face it, Honor is coming back as medical mess and healing takes awhile. But just because she is only involved in one actual space battle, does not mean you won't see the Manicorian and Grayson Navy kick some serious butt!
All-in-all, another winner by David Weber!
Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic , more Please 12 April 2000
Format:Hardcover
I have just finished this book the other day and even though I'm over 30+ the first few chapters nearly made me cry, the book has humour , drama, tension, and above all a very good cast of characters, human and otherwise. All I can really say is please sir can I have some more.
The Honor Harrington series has been one of the best series of books and I look forward to the next one.
Graham Wilkes
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Yet another H.H. story
Weber is not the most brilliant of writers, style-wise but the Honor Harrington series is compulsive. I read evey one of them as soon as they're published.
Published 5 months ago by Bernardus
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read of course.
As good as expected so where are the next instalments? This is the problem now with this series we have had too long to wait for the finale.
Published 7 months ago by Andy Boorman
5.0 out of 5 stars Takes me away.
Such an amazing, and detailed read. I actually feel am there witnessing and experiencing the events happening in each of the books. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Jam1eXY
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but...........
I liked this book another good read but I did get a bit bogged down in the Peeps politics. On to the next instalment!
Published 18 months ago by Linda Murray
5.0 out of 5 stars Another hit for Weber!
Once again David Weber hits the spot. Although not as pacy as some of the earlier Honor Harringtone novels, the book is still an enjoyable read. Read more
Published on 2 Dec 2004 by Mr. Mark T. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Ashes of Victory
Honor is back, with one arm and an eye less, but still alive. Grayson and Manticore are shocked, but happy, and extremely p..... off at the Peeps. Read more
Published on 10 Feb 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars Put tech Info in back of book....PLEASE!!!
Great Universe and possibilitys...but why jump between places and people like this? Could fill another book from *in between* sceens. Read more
Published on 24 Aug 2001
1.0 out of 5 stars What a disappointment!
I have enjoyed the previous eight books in this series (excl. anthologies) and had extremely high hopes for Ashes of Victory after reading Echoes of Honor. Read more
Published on 8 May 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars Ashes of Victory make a fine read
When the People's Republic of Haven made the mistake of announcing it had executed Honor Harrington, it also made the error of assuming their prison planet Hell could contain this... Read more
Published on 18 Mar 2001 by Rebecca Brown
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