At All Costs [NOOK Book]

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What price victory

The war with the Republic of Haven has resumed . . . disastrously for the Star Kingdom of Manticore. Admiral Lady Dame Honor Harrington, Steadholder and Duchess Harrington, the single victorious Allied commander of the opening phase of the new war, has been recalled from the Sidemore System to command Eighth Fleet. Everyone knows Eighth Fleet is the Alliance's primary offensive command, which makes it the natural assignment ...
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Overview

What price victory

The war with the Republic of Haven has resumed . . . disastrously for the Star Kingdom of Manticore. Admiral Lady Dame Honor Harrington, Steadholder and Duchess Harrington, the single victorious Allied commander of the opening phase of the new war, has been recalled from the Sidemore System to command Eighth Fleet. Everyone knows Eighth Fleet is the Alliance's primary offensive command, which makes it the natural assignment for the woman the media calls ""the Salamander."" But what most of the public DOESN'T know is that not only are the Star Kingdom and its Allies badly outnumbered by the Republic's new fleet, but that the odds are going to get steadily worse. Eighth Fleet's job is to somehow prevent those odds from crushing the Alliance before the Star Kingdom can regain its strategic balance. It's a job which won't be done cheaply. Honor Harrington must meet her formidable responsibilities with inferior forces even as she copes with tumultuous changes in her personal and public life. The alternative to victory is total defeat, yet this time the COST of victory will be agonizingly high.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148524281
  • Publisher: Baen Books
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Series: Honor Harrington , #11
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 912
  • Sales rank: 39,047
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

A lifetime military history buff, David Weber has carried his interest in history into his fiction.  In the New York Times best selling Honor Harrington series, the spirit of both C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower and history's Admiral Nelson are evident.  With over five million copies of his books in print, David Weber is the fastest rising star in the Science Fiction universe.  His Honor Harrington series boasts over 3 million copies in print, and Weber has had over thirteen of his titles on The New York Times Best Seller List.  War of Honor, book 10 in the series appeared on over twelve Best Seller lists, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA TODAY.
While he is best known for his spirited, modern-minded space operas, he has also developed a fantasy series, of which two books have been published:  Oath of Swords and The War God's Own.  David's solo work also includes three novels of the "Dahak" series, and the stand alone novels:  Path of the Fury and The Excalibur Alternative.
Weber's first published novels grew out of his work as a war game designer for the Task Force game Starfire.  With collaborator Steve White, Weber has written four novels set in that universe: Insurrection, Crusade, In Death Ground, and The Shiva Option. 
Recent bestsellers in planetary adventures also include the teamwork of John Ringo in the best selling Empire of Man series where the titles March Upcountry, March to the Sea, March to the Stars and We Few have made appearances on The New York Times List.
Weber's proliferation continues with author Eric Flint, where they joined forces in the Best Selling "Ring of Fire" alternate history series, for 1634: The Baltic War, coming in May.
A popular guest at science fiction conventions, Weber makes his home in South Carolina with his wife Sharon, three children and a passel of dogs.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2005

    Plenty of action and plenty of Honor

    As resumed hostilities between the Star Kingdom of Manticore and the People's Republic of Haven call Admiral Honor Harrington back to combat duty, she gets the surprise of her life thusfar. The 'foolproof' birth control methods of the far future can still fail, given enough opportunity for human error (not hers). She's pregnant by her lover, Hamish Alexander - Earl White Haven, who is very much married to Emily. Who, since she (Emily, that is!) must spend the rest of her days in a life support chair, has given her husband's relationship with Honor her blessing. Will it be too much even for Emily, though, if Honor gives White Haven an heir? That's one of the plots playing out in this absorbing, multi-layered latest novel in a deservedly popular military science fiction series. The struggles of various political and military factions on both sides, Manticore and the People's Republic, provide the other major storyline. Unlike the preceding book, this one has plenty of action - something I miss sorely when it's not there, since too much politics makes me yawn - and plenty of Honor, too. For me, at least, thoroughly enjoyable. I didn't even mind when I read the last page, and then realized that one intriguing and vitally important plot thread had been left hanging. After all, I'll definitely be reading the next book!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Fans of military science fiction will love this

    The deadly war between the Star Kingdom of Manticore and the People's Republic of Haven has heated up after a short lived cease fire with the Havenites firing the first shots in the new hostilities because of a belief that their enemies altered key documents. However, Haven President Eloise Pritchart has since learned that a member of her inner circle altered the documents to reignite the war. Though she believes her side can win, the cost is high so she seeks peace. Eloise is willing to meet with the Manticore ruler Queen Elizabeth to broker an agreement................ Queen Elizabeth knows that her side is on the brink of defeat. She assigns her only victorious military officer Admiral Honor Harrington to lead the Eighth Fleet. Honor is pregnant so must tend to her unborn yet still return to the front where her side desperately needs her unusual but successful strategic leadership. She has the fetus removed to mature in the safety of a tube, but worries that her enemies might use her child as a pawn against her. Still duty calls.................. The latest Honor Harrington tale has the twist that the heroine (at least to the Manticore side ¿ the devil to the Havenites) is pregnant, but has a war to fight. Placing the fetus into a tube reminded this reader of the song In the year 2525. The story line is action-packed yet character driven, which is typical of David Weber¿s tales. Fans of military science fiction in which full societies are involved will want to read this entire series though each book including the fabulous AT ALL COSTS can stand alone in spite of references to previous events (from both sides of the conflict)............. Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2005

    More Honorverse!!!

    Once I started reading this, I couldn't put it down... It packs the biggest emotional wallop of any of his Honor Harrington novels, I think. If you don't get just a bit choked up in the final scene, you do not have a heart! Sets things up for big changes in the storyline. Wonderful storyteller (usually). I only wish we wouldn't have to wait who knows how long for the next installment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2005

    Weber Evil.

    The Star Kingdom of Manticore and the People's Republic of Haven are still in the bloodiest war ever known. In a previous novel, readers learned that the Havenites believed the Manties, during a cease-fire, altered documents. Therefore, the Havenites fired the first shot, ending the cease-fire without even bothering to notify the Manties. Now the Havenites have reason to believe that the Manties never altered anything. In fact, it appears that one of their own did the altering, hoping to cause the war to continue ... and succeeded. ........................... Haven President Eloise Pritchart wants nothing more than for the war to end. She releases a POW, who happens to be close to Honor Harrington, with a message for Queen Elizabeth. Eloise wants to meet and discuss terms for peace. Elizabeth is given the choice of when and where. Eloise asks that Honor be included, as well as, the treecats. ............................. Honor Harrington is still close to Hamish and Emily (of White Haven). As Honor begins her return to the front, she learns that she is pregnant. Though all know, in the back of their minds anyway, who the father is, no one dares state it aloud. Since being killed in battle is always a possibility, Honor has her unborn child removed from herself and placed in a tube to mature. (Totally safe.) Those on Manticore and Grayson, depending on how they feel about Honor, are either thrilled to learn about an heir or furious and wanting to use the child as a weapon against the mother. ........................ ***** First off let me state that I hope the author creates a whole new series about Torch, its teenaged queen, and its Amazonian people. Such potential exists there. Queen Berry Zilwicki came across much better than Queen Amidala could ever hope to have done. ........................... Honor Harrington is something of 'a personal bogeyman' for the Havenites. As always, Honor's reputation for unusual strategies grows, with great reason. If a student is only as good as his or her teacher, then the author, David Weber, is down right scary! The planning, tactical details, and battle executions are unnerving to me. I totally believe Weber to be a genius in this regard. ..................... As my husband or I read ANY book by Weber, we lose a lot of sleep. We no longer bother to inform the other of WHY we look so tired and exhausted. We simply look into the eyes of the other and say, with a voice of pure disgust, ' Weber Evil.' Those two words say it all. This series has my highest possible recommendation! *****

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2005

    The cost is high

    'At All Costs' is perhaps one of the most intense titles I've ever read, if not the most gripping... I started out on this book thinking that the war has simply gone on for too long, and was pleasantly suprised to find that my opinion was shared by some of the characters... This book cannot be put down when you start it due to the intensity of the events within the story... The climax of the book is similar to what happened At Gettysburg in the civil war, where the amount of blooshed was simply too high for both armies... The ending of the book leaves you feeling like there should be more chapters. Essentially, the ending is a big huge billboard stating that Mr. Cliff Hanger was certainly present. Or in another way, it left me feeling like where is the sequel already? David Weber has created a masterpiece of a novel that should be read.

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