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Excelent source of information
on 18 July 2013
This book is, imho, a must for a Honoverse fan. It starts with a short story, covering roughly the years before the first Haven war: the beginings of Haven's expansion, King Roger's eforts to increase the size of the navy, the problems involved, etc. It includes a long list of characters, with a short background for each, which very handy, considering the large number of charaters the series has; I often get lost trying to figure out who's who! It has an extensive description (including color plates) of the navies (ships and history) of Manticore and Grayson, as well as historical background on both planets.
All in all, an excelent purchase, and one I'll probably often use as reference for rest of the books. My only criticism is that there was almost nothing on Haven; the book is dedicated to Manticore and Grayson. Perhaps a future book?