- Mass Market Paperback: 976 pages
- Publisher: Baen Books; Reprint edition (1 Nov. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0743471679
- ISBN-13: 978-0743471671
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 4.1 x 17.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 159,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
War of Honor (Honorverse) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Nov 2003
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The treecats complicate matters again, and the conservatives use their chance to getback at their enemies, but not without it's own price!! This book sets to stage for a whole new set of problems to be faced.
This first hardback edition also comes with a CD containing electronic versions of all of David Webers novels to date, along with e-copies of books by other baen authors (friend of Honor). Even if the book weren't so good, it would be worth the investment for the CD alone.
I do have to say, however, that the proportions of exposition to action are increasing, and I'd prefer abit more shoot-em-up and a bit less political theory. If you're coming to the series for the first time, I'd suggest one of the others ("On Basilisk Staion" or "The Honor of the Queen") as openers. If you're already a fan, you'll probably get reasonable value, although you might feel happier waiting for the paperback.
Honor is back in the Star Kingdom and sent to look after the situation in Silesia. This volume expands the cast of players in the Manticore v Haven saga. The Andies are involved again, the Wormhole Junction is taking on new significance... Honor and Hamish have new obstacles to face and Smanatha throws a spanner in the works - again! The political situation is murkier than ever, and characters introducted in the anthologies make their appearance in the main story.
The first run of the hardback comes with a CD that includes e-copies of all the honor books to-date along with books from other Baen authors. It also includes high quality digital images of star maps and book covers. Included in the 'extra' books is the first 10 chapters of david webers' upcoming co-author work March to The Stars!! The CD alone makes the book worth the price, but the story is enough anyway! The next step in the story of the Star Kingdom of Manticore has been taken.
Weber has tried to develop the characters in previous books, for example now that Honor herself is a very senior admiral she cannot and does not act like a junior captain. Honor has learned different skills such as diplomacy, so there is no hitting Manticoran ambassadors or challenging people to duels in this book.
Where the previous books in the "Honorverse" were set against the backdrop of a looming or actual war between Honor's home nations (Manticore and Grayson) and successive dictatorial governments of the People's Republic of Haven, this book starts with the galaxy at peace and everyone wanting and expecting it to stay that way.
The book chronicles how Manticore's relationships with both the new democratic government in Haven and the Anderman Star Empire gradually deteriorate, and until close to the end of the book it is not clear whether Manticore will manage to avert war or have to fight the Anderman Empire, Haven, or both.
Consequently there is a much higher proportion of political manouvering than in the previous books: one cannot say whether there are any major battles without giving the ending away but one can say that there is not as much warfare as in previous books and this may disappoint some readers.
Honor Harrington has been compared by some reviewers to Horatio Hornblower and it can be quite fun spotting the references to the French Revolutionary period with which Dave Weber sprinkles the series.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The usual high standard of writing. I love all the Honor Harrington books.Published 10 months ago by Peter Reviewer
Having read previous books in the series I was disappointed with this volume. There was little action just endless conversations between the protaginests. Read morePublished 13 months ago by model rail Bob
I've read a couple of the "Honour" series and liked them. I was a bit concerned about how the enemy was always portrayed as despotic fanatics. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Mike starkey
Significant political intrigue develops when greedy and vain individuals can utilise manipulation backed by corruption to get their way. Read morePublished on 17 Oct. 2014 by Harast
Another action packed novel involving Honor Harrington, bring on the next onePublished on 3 Oct. 2014 by MR D F HILL
i gave this 3 stars because i found the opening 15% disappointing. it was slow and flat. this was due to the pointless use of recapping of previous events[it is after all book10!]. Read morePublished on 7 Sept. 2014 by suetian
Another really good read that is blending into an extravaganza of a series. Mr Webber occasionally gets a bit bogged down in the political back story and in the technical minutiae... Read morePublished on 27 May 2014 by N. Anderson