Storm from the Shadows (Honorverse Series)

Storm from the Shadows (Honorverse Series)

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by David Weber, Kevin Pariseau, Jay A. Snyder
     
 

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The New York Times Best-Selling Series Continues. First Time in Paperback. A New War for Honor Harrington’s Comrades on Manticore.

Rear Admiral Michelle Henke was commanding one of the ships in a force ledy by Honor Harrington in all-out space battle. The odds were against the Star Kingdom forces, and they had to run. But Michelle's ship was crippled

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The New York Times Best-Selling Series Continues. First Time in Paperback. A New War for Honor Harrington’s Comrades on Manticore.

Rear Admiral Michelle Henke was commanding one of the ships in a force ledy by Honor Harrington in all-out space battle. The odds were against the Star Kingdom forces, and they had to run. But Michelle's ship was crippled, and had to be destroyed to prevent superior Manticoran technology from falling into Havenite hands, and she and her surviving crew were taken prisoner. Much to her surprise, she was repatriated to Manticore, carrying a request for a summit conference between the leaders of the two sides which might end the war. But a condition of her return was that she gave her parole not to fight against the forces of the Republic of Haven until she had been offically exchanged for a Havenite prisoner of war, so she was given a command far away from the war's battle lines. What she didn't realize was that she would find herself on a collison course, not with a hostile government, but with the interstellar syndicate of criminals known as Manpower. And Manpower had its own plans for elimating Manticore as a possible threat to its lucrative slave trade, deadly plans which remain hidden in the shadows.

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Library Journal

In the 11th novel in Weber's popular Honor Harrington series and the 13th set in the "Honorverse," the author views earlier novels from a different perspective and sets the stage for new evolutions in this compellingly rendered space opera. Series fans will demand this title, while newcomers may at times find themselves lost in space. A significant purchase for most libraries.


—Jackie Cassada

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423391586
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
03/03/2009
Series:
Honorverse Series
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 2.20(d)

Meet the Author

David Weber is the science fiction phenomenon of the decade. His popular Honor Harrington novels are New York Times best sellers and can't come out fast enough for his devoted readers. He has also begun a top-selling epic SF adventure series in collaboration wiith John Ringo, with four novels so far: March Upcountry, March to the Sea, March to the Stars and We Few. His Wind Rider's Oath, another New York Times best seller, continues his popular Bahzell fantasy adventure series.q

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Storm from the Shadows (Disciples of Honor Series #3) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Bleary_eyed_in_Brooklyn More than 1 year ago
Nothing much new just a lot of words. It was all in previous books, and it should have been about 95% shorter. It would have made a good intro for the next book. If you liked war and peace for it's Brevity, like angst (of all age groups), and character expansion, this might be the book for you. If you expect action, a decent story, and continuation of the Honorverse plot. Wait for the next book. In short save at least one tree, and twenty hours of your valuable time. WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK!
grandpa_shrek More than 1 year ago
If you liked Robert Jordan spinning out his Wheel of Time series, this might appeal to you. Very little new material in this book and all the previous books have had a conclusion. Yes they left us all wondering and wanting to know what is going to happen next but non of them ended without some sort of conclusion to that particular story. This one however does and it was most disappointing to get to the end of the book and have SO many things still unresolved. The writing style was very Weber, the way the story was handled was NOT. Knowing what I know now I'd buy the book just to keep my series up to date but I'd certainly wait for the paperback version.
hneufeld More than 1 year ago
Storm from the Shadows is a sequel to The Shadow of Saganami, and as such advances the general history in the Honorverse only a little bit beyond the end of At All Costs. I had read some reviews that said that this book ended on a cliffhanger, but I had generally dismissed those. David Weber always leaves lots of interesting things to wonder about, which makes one wait eagerly for the next book. But I was wrong. This is, even compared to a normal Weber ending, a cliffhanger. Many times as I read a series I get less and less enchanted with the books as I go along. It seems that authors are so anxious to keep things exciting that later books often look like science fiction as it might have been written in their science fiction universe. In the David Weber's case, and particularly in the Honorverse, while I think the situation has been escalating, it is not out of hand. I like the characterization, but even more importantly the development of cultures and backgrounds. If I were to have my choice in details, I probably would have had less conversations amongst the Manpower folks (or their even more secret higher-ups), but even that is well done provided one wants to really get involved in the universe as opposed to simply following a few characters for a story. This book remains five out of five starts for me. There were a couple of earlier books in the series that weren't quite fives in my book, but they were still very good books, and there is no doubt that I will read every book in this series, some more than once. Storm from the Shadows follows Michelle Henke for the most part, and she is an interesting character herself. We do see some additional pieces of Aivars Terekhov, who is definitely a character worth watching, and Admiral Khumalo has a substantial role to play. We get passing glances at Abigail Hearns and several other interesting folks we have met in previous books. There is somewhat less fleet action and a bit more politics, but in my view, that balance can shift quite a bit through the series and I'll still be happy. I disagree with reviewers I have read who don't like the way Weber does politics. I do think he follows some improbable tracks, given his characters and background, but he doesn't go out of the realm of possibility and do things that look ridiculous within the universe he has created. All in all, I think this is an exceptionally good continuation of an exceptionally good series.
OberstB More than 1 year ago
First, I enjoy the "Honorverse" and have since the initial novel, so I'd likely buy any book in the series just to see what's happening if not to keep it complete. While Weber usually likes to have his characters explain what they are thinking and why (not bad in itself in moderation) this volume has so much exegesis and introspection that it is just plain overwhelming, and I found myself skipping large portions of the text just to get to the relatively few action sequences. One of the fundamental rules of writing, especially in action adventure series, is "show, don't tell," and that rule is blatantly unobserved here. The other problem to me was that the close of the book wasn't even a temporaty ending, and while I'm delighted that there will be more books in the series, at least there ought to be a minor bit of breathing space. Constantly starting in medias res and then constantly ending there is becoming a bit off-putting. I know that no plan survives first contact with the enemy, so preparation for unexpected events is a part of strategy as well as tactics, but give it a small break!
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cbmech More than 1 year ago
Another great book in the honor verse. He continues to be one of the best.
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BettyWinnie More than 1 year ago
There are so many characters, plots and subplots that I sometimbs get lost among them all, especially since it is sometimes quite a while between reading the series
Tigerjuice More than 1 year ago
I have purchased everything David Weber has written (usually in hardcover) for the last 10 years, and this is without doubt his dreariest work ever. He's brilliant, talented and engaging when he's on his game, and while I believe that everyone owes an author a bad book once, maybe twice at most, it's two strikes and you're out for me. David, I'm sorry but this is your first strike. Now go back and work on the sequels to Off Armageddon Reef. That story is obviously where your heart is these days, and it''s certainly better than stringing the Honorverse out again. If I only had a scintilla of this man's ability I'd rule the SF world.
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CRS-Georgia More than 1 year ago
This book was obviously written to fill in the background for a future "Honor" book climax. It contained too much of what I disliked in some of his other "Honor" novels: talk, talk, talk... I realize some discussion is germane to the plot, but this story was basically all talk. No action or big battle scenes. However, Mr. Weber did leave us on the edge of our respected seats waiting to see what horrendous "surprise" Manpower has for Manticore.
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isleharper More than 1 year ago
If you want a preview go to BAEN.COM they have the first eight chapters up for reading. It will give you just enough to maybe wait until the book is out on March 3rd. From what I've already IT'S a WEBER all the way!!!