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Crown of Slaves

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2003

    Superb and Thoughtful Science Fiction

    For fans of David Weber's popular series about Honor Harrington, this is a fascinating side show. Weber, teamed with SciFi collegue, Eric Flint, has written a book in the Harrington universe that focuses on events that are collateral, albeir related, to the main events of the popular series. Characters from many of the worlds that make up that universe are drawn to a funeral on the gangster-founded world of Erewhon. Intelligence agents compete for influence while being pulled into a battle for the freeing of the genetic slaves of the powerful Manpower Corporation which dominates sectors of the Solarian League. Although, it must be noted, there are players in that League who plan to change that. Characters from earlier novels meet with new characters as traditional enemies find themselves on the same side. Combat against intolerant foes is mixed in to a liberal helping of philosophical debate about the nature of man, freedom, and government. Those who love Honor Harrington might be disappointed in that she appears in only one chapter. But when you have a brilliant intelligence agent from the enemy world of Haven falling in love with the 'mistress of mayhem' of the Solarian League and then teaming up with a brilliant computer hacker/intelligence novice who happens to be a Manticoran princess to create a new free world ruled by a teenager who wants to be called 'Your Mousety', you have the recipe for fun, frantastic science fiction. An absolute must-read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 8, 2010

    Not David Weber

    First, I've read all of the Honorverse books, which are great. This being the exception. It doesn't take long to get a feel that David Weber didn't do much, if any, of the writing. The story adds a little to the Honor series, but not much. This would have be much better as a 100 to 200 page short novella. The story lingers in areas that don't really matter, and then jumps over things that make Weber books good. Nothing in the writing made me care for any of the characters. Overall the story didn't seem believable.
    If you have to read every story in the Honorverse, then be prepared for a sub-par read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2003

    A wiinner

    With problems threatening to engulf them, the Erewhon expect help from their interstellar ally the Star Kingdom of Manticore, but none has been forthcoming. Knowing that the pact is near collapse, a desperate but inept Queen Elizabeth of Manticore uses a state funeral to mend the schism and disappointment. She sends her niece Ruth Winton under the protection of Captain Zilwicki to represent her with the Erewhons.<P> When terrorists attack Ruth and her retinue, Havenite agent Victor Cachat takes advantage of the opportunity plus Elizabeth¿s helplessness to begin forming a new alliance with the Erewhons. Not long afterward, Cachat brings together his people, dissident Manticorans, irate Erewhons and the Solarian League Navy in an assault to free a slave planet, which may leave Her Royal Highness of the Star Kingdom looking in from the outside.<P> Using events and characters from David Weber's Honor Harrington series, Mr. Weber and Eric Flint have written an action-packed space opera that is really more a symposium of concepts wrapped in the cloak of an exciting interstellar tale. The story line is fast-paced yet readers will have much to ponder as the two authors furbish a host of ideas that dig deep into history, politics and interstellar relationships. Fans of the series, the authors, or those who appreciate an action-packed other galaxy brimming with a thought-provoking edge will enjoy the tour of the Honorverse.<P> Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 26, 2009

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    Outstanding!

    It was about six years AFTER someone handed me my first Honor Harrington novel that it was read. It was less then two months later that EVERY Honor Harrington novel then published became part of my library as well as thoroughly enjoyed in the reading! My only regret is that there is no way to jump ahead and read all of the books in the "Honor-Verse" that will be published. The original series and all of the offshoots from it are fantastic. I highly recommend them to anyone who enjoys reading stories that involve plot, character developement, humor, and all around a great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2004

    Thought-provoking

    A great read.

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