Torch of Freedom (Honorverse Series: Crown of Slaves #2)

Torch of Freedom (Honorverse Series: Crown of Slaves #2)

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Torch of Freedom (Honorverse Series: Crown of Slaves #2) by David Weber, Eric Flint

New York Times Best Seller.
Wall Street Journal Best Seller.
First Time in Paperback.
A New Novel in David Weber’s Best-Selling Honor Harrington Universe


As the slavemasters of Mesa plot against the Star Empire of Manticore and the newly liberated slave planet of Torch, Anton Zilwicki and the notorious Havenite secret agent Victor Cachat set off on a dangerous mission to uncover the truth concerning a wave of mysterious assassinations that have been launched against Manticore and Torch. Most people are sure that the Republic of Haven is behind the assassinations, but Zilwicki and Cachat suspect others of being the guilty party.

Queen Berry of Torch was one of the targets of the unknown assassins. The former head of the Ballroom slave liberation organization, Jeremy X—now one of Torch's top officials, but still considered by many the most dangerous terrorist in the galaxy—calls in some past favors owed to him. In response, a security officer from Beowulf arrives in Torch to take charge of Queen Berry's security—a task made doubly difficult by the young monarch's resentment of bodyguards and the security officer's own growing attachment to her.

Meanwhile, powerful forces in the Solarian League are maneuvering against each other to gain the upper hand in what they all expect to be an explosive crisis that threatens the very existence of the League itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439134085
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 12/28/2010
Series: Honorverse Series
Pages: 880
Sales rank: 163,546
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

David Weber is author of the New York Times best-selling Honor Harrington series as well as In Fury Born and other popular novels. With Steve White, he is the author of Insurrection, Crusade, In Death Ground, and the New York Times best seller The Shiva Option, all novels based on his Starfire SF strategy game.

Eric Flint, with David Drake, has written six popular
novels in the Belisarius series, now being reissued in
hardcover omnibus volumes, and with David Weber
collaborated on 1633 and 1634: The Baltic War,
novels in the Ring of Fire series, and on Crown of
, the prequel to Torch of Freedom and a best
of the year pick by Publishers Weekly. Flint received
his masters degree in history from UCLA and was for
many years a labor union activist. He lives in East
, IL
, with his wife and is working on more
books in the best-selling Ring of Fire series.

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Torch of Freedom (Honor Harrington Series #12) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
gotoman More than 1 year ago
This by far and away the worst book I have read in the Honorverse series. You could have taken 50% of the book and thrown it away and due to the repetition (or duplication) from other books, you would have absolutely no problem following the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book is listed as # 12 in Honor Harrington Series - should actually be # 4 in Honor Harrington Universe. Mission of Honor is book # 12 in Honor Harrington series.
Talking-Horse More than 1 year ago
This is another great book from two of sci-fi's greatest writers. The Torch of Freedom picks up about 18 months after the Crown of Freedom Torch is now beginging to come together but Mesa/Manpower are not happy about this and plan to do somethig about this so they have included it into their plans for becoming the ruling force in the known stars. Enter our heros who have other ideas. Sounds simple doesn't it except that is the simple version and it is much more interistin and exciting when you read it. I have just one warning for you if you have not read the Crown of Slaves yet you should. You can do this in two ways: you can buy the hard cover copy which has a cd rom in it including these two stories and others by these authors and more or you can buy the two seperate books. I suggest this because much of the story makes refercenes to the Crown of Slaves and can leave you wondering if you don't have any knowledge of it. For those of you who have followed David Webbers Honor Harrington series this is happenig between the Crown of Slaves and his last Honor book (sorry I cann't remember the title just this moment it will be in my suggested readig area). Either way it is great reading I strongly suggest getting it and reading in hardcover or paperback.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely need to have read the preceding books. An excellent tale.
sunnynurse More than 1 year ago
I put off reading this one, but when I got it I read it twice in a row. Excellent & explained some things I had wondered about, since I didn't have the background for the last two most recent publications.
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