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First new Honor Jarrington novel in five years! 

New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international best-selling phenomenon David Weber delivers book 14 in the multiple New York Times best-selling Honor Harrington series, the first new Honor Harrington novel since 2013's Shadow of Freedom.  

The Solarian League's navy counts its superdreadnoughts by the thousands. Not even its own government knows how enormous its economy truly is. And for hundreds of years, the League has borne the banner of human civilization, been the ideal to which humanity aspires in its diaspora across the galaxy.  

But the bureaucrats known as the "Mandarins," who rule today's League, are not the men and women who founded it so long ago. They are corrupt, venal, accountable to no one...and they've decided the upstart Star Kingdom of Manticore must be destroyed.  

Honor Harrington has worn the Star Kingdom's uniform for half a century and served her monarch and her people well. In the course of those years, the woman the newsies call the Salamander has grown from a tactically brilliant but politically naïve junior officer to supreme fleet command and a seat on the highest military and political councils of the Grand Alliance.  

Very few people know war the way Honor Harrington does. Very few have lost as many men and women, as many friends, as much family as she has. Yet despite that, hers has been a voice of caution. She knows the Mandarins and the Solarian League Navy are growing increasingly desperate as the truth of their technological inferiority sinks home, but she also knows the sheer size of the League. And she knows how its citizens will react if the Grand Alliance takes the war to the League, attacks its star systems, destroys its infrastructure...kills its civilians. Today's victory, bought on those terms, can only guarantee a future war of revenge against a resurgent Solarian League and its navy.  

The League is sliding toward inglorious defeat as it steadily loses ground in the Protectorates and the Verge. As its central government teeters toward bankruptcy and even some of its core systems opt to secede in the face of the Mandarins' corruption. As the Solarian Navy finally realizes it cannot face an Alliance battle fleet and win.  

But the Mandarins have embraced a desperate new strategy, and in pursuit of that strategy, the SLN has committed atrocities such as the galaxy has not known in a thousand years. The League have violated its own Eridani Edict against mass civilian casualties, violated the Deneb Accords prohibition on war crimes.  

And they have finally killed too many of the people Honor Harrington loves.  

Hers is the voice of caution and compromise no longer, and the galaxy is about to see something it has never imagined.

The Salamander is coming for the Solarian League, and Hell is coming in her wake.

©2018 Words of Weber, Inc. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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AWESOME!

David Weber ended this ‘arc’ in fantastic fashion! If this is the end of this ‘arc’, that is. As Weber mentioned in the afterward, the overall story line has been written in three ‘arcs’, where this book is the culmination of two of them. Which means the overall story will continue. And based on some of the plot lines in this story, I am pretty sure where that ‘arc’ is headed. Which I am looking forward to with great anticipation.
I would also like to thank the publishers for getting Allyson Johnson to read this one. She is, by far, the BEST of the Honorverse narrators and I truly missed her in the other ‘arcs’.
Thank you – David Weber! As the saying goes – ‘Let’s be about it!’ with writing the next one.

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Whew!

The author obviously had a lot of points to make.
A lot of story lines were very nicely wrapped up, but it was a long haul. Overall the series is great! A lot of repeat listen possibilities. Thank you Mr Webber.

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Honor for President

From the beginning, I have loved this series. From the characters to the physics, it all hangs together in a emotional, beautiful, believable.

The story and performance in this production are both top notch.

Can’t wait for the next one!

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  • Hiruu
  • All around the World, baby!
  • 10-10-18

Long in the tooth!

I've read/listen to every Honor Harrington book, and most of other works by Weber. This is by far the worst mainline Honor book imho. It is almost as if the story has reach too far and there is nowhere else to go. It might be better to refresh the Harrington line with a descendant coming through the ranks. I have enjoyed the detail of Weber for years, but this book, and the especially Shadow of Victory were absolutely boring for far too many passages. Weber has gotten so tedious, it's almost like he's pushing a ton of filler to get to a certain page count. I hate comparing my favorite others, but Sanderson has a lot of detail as well, it's just dry in boring to LISTEN to...it is almost better to get the Kindle to able skip past every single detail.

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Honor Harrington

It is one of the best series I've ever read I hope you keep writing

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The end of an era?

Is this the end of an era? I grew up reading Honor Harrington books since I was 15. I remember reading 'On Basilisk Station' on a road trip and instantly fell in love with the series. I suppose all good this must come to an end. With this being "the last" truely HH book, I feel like a friend or role-model just died. I enjoy the other Honorverse Novels, but it's not HH.

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Disappointing

For a book this long in the writing and with so many words, it really doesn't say much. Ending felt rushed and unsatisfying.

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Honor is Outstanding

Another great Honor Harrington story. Shows her at her best and most dangerous. She is both loving and terrifying in the latest story. The actor's voice is perfect and the storyline is excellent.
#tagsgiving and #sweepstakes #FemaleProtagonist

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  • Scott
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  • 11-11-18

Great Series

I was happy to get a new book to the Main story line. I was not disappointed! Great book to an Awesome series!

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I always want more

I, like others waited long for this book. Love this series. No disappointment here. What will be the next Honor adventure?

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  • Nedine
  • 11-06-18

What a ride!

Possibly one of the best most gut wrenching books in the series. Thank you for this. I couldn’t put it down.

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  • R.L.Redworth
  • 10-30-18

Disapointed

I've waited a while for another Honor Harrington book and I must say I'm disappointed with this book. I'ts only my opinion but it felt to me that David Weber has run out of ideas and just wanted to wrap the series up.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-03-18

Good story

Picked up where the series left of , covered a lot of the gaps between books .Great action scenes and the characters are well developed ,david has still got it keep them coming

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  • PhilA88
  • 11-02-18

a satisfying ending... want more

loved it, need more.

can't wait for the next one.

if you liked the rest of the series this one will be another enjoyable read you can't stop yourself from devouring