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Mission of Honor (Disciples of Honor #4)

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8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Fans of military science fiction will be euphoric with the return of Harrington

The seemingly endless war (a dozen books worth) between the Star Empire of Manticore and the Republic of Haven is finally drawing to a conclusion. The Manties have all but won. However, the Empire leadership believes they must further cripple the enemy as they distrus...
The seemingly endless war (a dozen books worth) between the Star Empire of Manticore and the Republic of Haven is finally drawing to a conclusion. The Manties have all but won. However, the Empire leadership believes they must further cripple the enemy as they distrust the idea that the other side wants peace as they would not if the situation was reversed.

Admiral Honor Harrington is almost all alone amidst the top brass in her belief that the Republic wants to end the conflict. She leads a group to the Havenite system to negotiation the terms of peace. However, the peace in our times is devastated when a sneak attack on the Manticoran worlds occur while the Solarian League flexes its muscle at the same time as they distrust the apparent winner of the war especially when they claim the Manties have provoked them with vicious attacks.

Fans of military science fiction will be euphoric with the return of Harrington who struggles with political and military leaders and bureaucracies as too many of those chicken hawks in charge who never left the office cannot see passed their ambition to the horror of battle (think Cheney vs. Eisenhower). Fast-paced from start to finish, Honor works on a peace agreement when new conflations erupt. Once again David Weber provides a strong winner in one of the top sub-genre series as the aptly titled Mission of Honor takes readers on quite a spin.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on May 24, 2010

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6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

The culmination of the last 5 Honorverse books.

This book is like a train-wreck. You can see it coming a mile away, but know it is too late to stop. The plot revolves around the titular Honor Harrington FINALLY being dispatched to Haven to bring the Manticore/Havanite war to an end. As the war is wrapping up, the Me...
This book is like a train-wreck. You can see it coming a mile away, but know it is too late to stop. The plot revolves around the titular Honor Harrington FINALLY being dispatched to Haven to bring the Manticore/Havanite war to an end. As the war is wrapping up, the Mesan Alignment's long term plans start to unfold.

I cannot truly recommend this novel at this time. Only half the story is here, and it feels truly incomplete. Just as with the 2 novels dealing with Honor's internment, this novel would be best read with the yet unpublished follow up novel. It is really part of a duo, not a stand alone novel at all.

Fans of the series can likely predict every major plot item in the book, from Honor being absurdly good at her job, to minor characters being killed off for emphasis.

I rate this 3 stars for fans of the series, but only a single star for non-fans.

posted by Cryogaijin on May 4, 2010

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    I like strong female leads in books and David Weber¿s Honor Harr

    I like strong female leads in books and David Weber’s Honor Harrington is one of the strongest. I always look forward to the next novel in this series and have thoroughly enjoyed most of the spin off books as well. The political situation greatly enriches the military one and Weber always provides enough acts of heroic daring and dastardly infamy to keep me happy. My one complaint is that the later novels in the series have run too long and this lessens both the tension and the impact of the great action scenes. I’d like to see Weber try to reduce his word count by about twenty percent and give the reader a tighter story. Not that I won’t anxiously read the sequel however long it is.

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