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War of honor
Weber, David, 1952-
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Riverdale, NY : Baen ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, [2002]

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869 pages ; 25 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
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"A Baen Books original."
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Thomas Theisman didn't. After risking his life and a fresh round of civil war to overthrow the Committee of Public Safety's reign of terror and restore the Republic of Haven's ancient Constitution, an interstellar war was the last thing he wanted.
Baron High Ridge didn't. The Prime Minister of Manticore was perfectly happy with the war he had. No one was shooting anyone else at the moment, and as long as he could spin out negotiations on the formal treaty of peace, his government could continue to milk all those "hostilities only" tax measures for their own partisan projects.
His Imperial Majesty Gustav didn't. Now that the fighting between the Star Kingdom and the Havenites had ended, the Andermani Emperor had his own plans for Silesia, and he was confident he could achieve them without a war of his own.
Protector Benjamin didn't. His people had made too deep a commitment to the Manticoran Alliance, in blood as well as treasure, for him to want to risk seeing it all thrown away.
And Honor Harrington certainly didn't. The "Salamander" had seen the inside of too many furnaces already, knew too much about how much war cost.
Unfortunately, what they wanted didn't matter....

Author Notes

David Weber was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 24, 1952. He received an undergraduate degree from Warren Wilson College and attended graduate school at Appalachian State University. He ran Weber Associates, a small advertising and public relations agency, for several years.

He currently writes science fiction and fantasy full-time. His first novel, Insurrection, in collaboration with Steve White, was published in 1990. He has authored or co-authored over 40 books including The Honor of the Queen, In Enemy Hands, The Service of the Sword, Storm from the Shadows, the Honor Harrington series, the Safehold series, and the Star Kingdom series.

Weber's first book in the Manticore Ascendant Series, co-authored with Timothy Zahn, made the New York Times bestseller list in October 2014. At the Sign of Triumph, book 9 in the Safehold series, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2016. Book 10, Through Fiery Trials, was published in January 2019.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

The complexity of the latest and longest but not the most action-packed Honor Harrington yarn indicates that Weber is developing the characterizations and setting the political and strategic framework for grander action than ever to come. Manticore's Queen Elizabeth III is implacably determined to give the Republic of Haven not a single territorial concession, but the Havenites are getting their political and military act together such that they feel safe resenting Manticoran empire building. Meanwhile, the Andermani Empire is fishing in the troubled systems of the Silesian Confederacy and upgrading its navy, to the considerable dismay of Honor, whose own naval backing has been cut by an inept, penny-pinching ministry. Honor is also hopelessly in love with the earl of White Haven, and he with her. Out of respect for the earl's crippled wife, they refrain from acting on their love. That situation is at first apparently made worse when Samantha, the mate of Honor's lifelong-bonded treecat Nimitz, bonds with the earl! At least that matter is resolved more happily by the time full-scale war breaks out, and the reader wonders finally whether the climax and the conclusion of the entire Honor Harrington series are approaching, to be published, most appropriately, in October 2005, the bicentennial of the Battle of Trafalgar. --Roland Green

Publisher's Weekly Review

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. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

After the fall of the People's Republic of Haven, the newly formed government of Haven attempts to sue for peace in its ongoing war with the Manticorean-led Star Kingdom. Called home from active duty to help maintain an uneasy peace on the diplomatic front, Lady Dame Honor Harrington finds herself confronting scandal and internal treachery as the political situation steadily moves closer to a resumption of hostilities. The tenth novel in Weber's popular Honor Harrington series, which also includes three short story collections, expands the political and military aspects of his dynastic space saga into new arenas as new threats cause a shift in alliances and sets the stage for future spacefaring adventures. Series fans will enjoy the further exploits of favorite characters, while aficionados of military sf should appreciate the faithful attention to military detail in the battle scenes. A solid choice for sf collections, particularly for libraries that own previous series titles. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.