House of Steel: The Honorverse Companion

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An all-new David Weber Honorverse short novel, I Will Build a House of Steel, chronicling the early days of the Manticoran Star Kingdom and the reign of King Roger.

Have you ever finished the latest Honor Harrington novel from David Weber and wished you could linger in Weber’s Honorverse just a bit longer? Now you can with this treasure trove of tech, specs, and insights on David Weber’s mega best-selling Honor Harrington series. Orbital characteristic of key planets, ...

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Overview


An all-new David Weber Honorverse short novel, I Will Build a House of Steel, chronicling the early days of the Manticoran Star Kingdom and the reign of King Roger.

Have you ever finished the latest Honor Harrington novel from David Weber and wished you could linger in Weber’s Honorverse just a bit longer? Now you can with this treasure trove of tech, specs, and insights on David Weber’s mega best-selling Honor Harrington series. Orbital characteristic of key planets, regimental order of the Royal Navy, backstory on the history and drama of the Star Kingdom’s birth and early days—you’ll find it all here, thoughtfully arranged by the Bureau 9 Weber research group, and overseen by David Weber himself.

About David Weber and the Honor Harrington series:

“. . .everything you could want in a heroine….excellent…plenty of action.”–Science Fiction Age

“Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!”–Anne McCaffrey

“Compelling combat combined with engaging characters for a great space opera adventure.”–Locus

“Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection . . . Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice . . .”–Publishers Weekly

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This all-new David Weber short novel answers fan requests by reopening the portals of his Honorverse worlds. House of Steel presents backstories of the history of the Star Kingdom's birth and early days and revealing telling details about Royal Navy and their equipment. A trade paperback original.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451638752
  • Publisher: Baen
  • Publication date: 5/7/2013
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 234,908
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Meet the Author

David Weber

With over seven million copies of his books in print and seventeen titles on the New York Times bestseller list, David Weber is the science fiction publishing phenomenon of the new millennium. In the hugely-popular Honor Harrington series, the spirit of C.S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower and Patrick O’Brian’s Master and Commander lives on—into the galactic future. Books in the Honor Harrington and Honoverse series have appeared on fourteen best seller lists, including those of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today. While Weber is best known for his spirited, modern-minded space operas, he is also the creator of the Oath of Swords fantasy series and the Dahak saga, a science fiction and fantasy hybrid. Weber is has also engaged in a steady stream of bestselling collaborations including his Starfire Series with Steve White, which produced the New York Times bestseller The Shiva Option among others. Weber’s collaboration with alternate history master Eric Flint led to the bestselling 1634: The Baltic War, and his planetary adventure novels with military science fiction ace and multiple national best-seller John Ringo includes the blockbusters March to the Stars and We Few. Finally, Weber’s teaming with Linda Evans produced the bestselling Multiverse series. David Weber makes his home in South Carolina with his wife and children.
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  • Posted May 31, 2013

    Boring

    Nothing really new here. Just another way for an already very wealthy author who used to give us our money's worth to make even more money for doing hardly any work at all. If I had known that this was going to be mostly a rehash of previously published material with little new material to make it worth the cost, I would have declined the offer.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 12, 2013

    Enjoyed the short story but it was just that- short. Although w

    Enjoyed the short story but it was just that- short. Although we had hints from earlier works about the main story line, it was nice to get more in depth information on King Roger and his relationships and family as well as more in depth information on the how's and why's of his drive to bring Manticore into a position of strength enough to resist the P.R.H. I know some will be disappointed in the lack of story length, I still think it was a worthwhile book and I am looking forward to what comes next.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Half novel (I Will Build My House of Steel) and half reference b

    Half novel (I Will Build My House of Steel) and half reference book (Honorverse Companion) that provides significant depth to the Honorverse story.

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  • Posted June 18, 2013

    Good Beginning

    I like the whole series and this explains the beginning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2013

    OMG The House OF WINTON

    Such a backstory!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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