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Perfidious Plots, Courageous Resolve—and, of course, Starships Blown to Smithereens! The Solarian League Navy has been the premier navy of the galaxy for centuries. Indeed, no one can remember a time when it hasn't been acknowledged as the most powerful fleet in existence. Until now, that is. A conference to end the terrible war between the Peeps of Haven and the Manticorean Star Kingdom is slated. Peace is finally within reach. Yeah, right. Not with the slaver conspiracy that calls itself Manpower, Inc. pulling intergalactic strings. The plan? To plunge the Star Kingdom into a two-front war with Peeps and Sollies—a process calculated to blast Honor Harrington's home system to smoking ruin! Assassination's afoot. And out on the galactic frontier known as the Verge, big trouble boils over as Solarian League arrogance butts up against the steely resolve of Harrington protégé Michelle Henke, aka Admiral Gold Peak. Too bad for the Sollies. For Harrington's officers have a habit…
Tradition lives! And so lives the honor of RMN. Small squadron in new quadrant known as Talbott Cluster, which voted to be a part of Star Kingdom , faces separatist terrorists, Havenite military criminals and slavetraders in best traditions of RMN. But what Manty doesn't know is that behind their enemies stays other Power, Power which already prepares large fleet of ex-Sol League battleships to take over new terminus of Manticoran Wormhole Junction. New spin-off book of Weber's Honorverse introduces new characters and places. Actually "The Shadow of Saganami" is a pretty good read, but ending is much worse than most of the book - as author evidently believes in Wondewaffe. Though if you like entire Honor sequence, then i recommend to read this book.
The families who rule the People's Republic of Haven need a short, victorious war to calm the Proles and defuse any threat of civil war. In their way stands a kingdom that has always backed down before... but Honor Harrington wasn't involved before.
Someone is assassinating the leaders of both the Star Kingdom of Manticore and the recently liberated former slave planet of Torch. Though most believe the Republic of Haven is behind the murders, Anton Zilwicki and Havenite secret agent Victor Cachat believe there is another sinister player behind the scenes. Queen Berry of Torch narrowly escaped one assassination attempt, and a security officer from Beowulf has been assigned to protect her, a task complicated by the young monarch's resentment of bodyguards, and the officer's growing attachment to her. Meanwhile, powerful forces in the Solarian League are maneuvering against each other to gain the upper hand, not realizing or, perhaps, not caring that their power struggle is threatening the League's very existence and could plunge the galaxy into war. Once again New York Times best-selling authors David Weber and Eric Flint join forces in an exciting new novel in the Honorverse. Cover Art by David Mattingly
Honor Harrington, już jako pełnoprawny oficer Królewskiej Marynarki i dowódca eskadry, otrzymuje rozkaz, w wyniku którego wpada w zasadzkę zastawioną przez wyjątkowo uzdolnionego admirała. Ma dwa wyjścia: stoczyć bitwę, w której straci okręt i załogę, albo poddać okręt i uratować. Wybiera to drugie, na honorowych warunkach. Okazuje się jednak, że w Ludowej Republice Haven politycy mają więcej dopowiedzenia niż admirałowie i Honor ląduje na pokładzie okrętu, którego celem jest więzienna planeta Hades, na której ma się odbyć jej egzekucja. Przyszłość rysuje się w czarnych barwach, ale jedyne,czego Honor Harrington nigdy się nie nauczyła to poddawać się rezygnacji.
NO ONE WANTED ANOTHER WAR 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…
Nikt nie chciał tej wojny — ani Thomas Theisman, ani Królestwo Manticore, ani Imperium Andermańskie. A już na pewno nie Honor Harrington. Mimo to wybuchła, i to na kilku frontach równocześnie. Teraz zaś nie było już szans na ucieczkę w ciągnące się latami negocjacje pokojowe. Co gorsza, wszystko zaczęło wskazywać na to, że zwiększy się zarówno jej skala, jak i liczba uczestników. Tymczasem kolejna próba pozbycia się admirał Harrington spełzła na niczym za sprawą jej wiernych przyjaciół i nieprzeciętnych zdolności taktycznych.