War of Honor (Honor Harrington Series #10)

War of Honor (Honor Harrington Series #10)

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War of Honor (Honor Harrington Series #10) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
1Ladyhawk1 More than 1 year ago
I've read all of David's work this is one of the Best!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too many commitee meetings to wade through to get to the good parts
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Republic of Haven, painfully rebuilt (and still rebuilding) after the coup that put an end to its era as a 'People's Republic,' wants only to negotiate a just peace with the Star Kingdom of Manticore. Although Manticore's current government finds it politically expedient to delay an official cessation of hostilities for as long as possible (after all, it would be very inconvenient to lose the extra revenues that the on-going state of war justifies!), the Star Kingdom's people and its Royal Navy certainly don't want combat to resume. But someone wants that to happen, and for nearly 900 pages author Weber keeps his readers guessing right along with the major players from both sides of the conflict. I'm very thankful that 'War of Honor' was not the first Honor Harrington book I'd ever read. If I hadn't already known and cared deeply about the characters, I can't imagine that I would have read more than a chapter or two before putting this one aside. I understand (or at least I think I do!) that the author intended to lead me through the convoluted, painful process by which people who don't wish to fight each other can nevertheless find themselves doing so. I understand the parallels between the military and political slippery slope on which the former 'Peeps' and the 'Manties' find themselves, and the one on which Duchess and Steadholder Harrington and Earl White Haven find themselves in private life. But I would have very much appreciated having the endless political passages (which on one evening nearly made me nod off - not all my usual reaction to a Weber novel!) relieved by some ACTION. However, I have to admit that I did read every word. I am intrigued to realize that there may be a reason why Weber created the society of Grayson, Honor's adopted home-world, with polygamy as one of its most cherished social institutions...and I want very much to know what happens next. I'm more interested than ever in Honor, Nimitz, Samantha, Hamish Alexander - and especially in Emily. I'm eager to find out what Queen Elizabeth's inability to bend (the treecats call her 'Soul of Steel' for a reason) will mean for her people, as this saga's next installment plays itself out.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I started reading and then i could put it down . You just want to now what kind of tricks the peeps will come up with and the underhanded political goings on are facinating ,Honor is a great character ,can't wait to see her back
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started the series initially in Nov of 2001 with 'Ashes of Victory'. By Jan of '02, I had read the entire series and was busy gorging myself on anything else by David Weber. 'War of Honor' was a little slower than the previous books, but the twists and turns of the situation between the 'Manties' and the 'Peeps' had already sucked me in. I know and love or hate all of the characters. Still, this book left me feeling a little unfinished and I find myself torn between telling myself that this is the last book and praying for another. I HAVE TO KNOW!!! David Weber rules the Universe!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having read every one of the Honor series by David Weber I am amazed that he keeps it all together. The threads have kept the reader involved in the background and action. He brings it together while still providing a few surprises along the way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I find it amazing that fans of sci-fi have suddenly determined that a story cannot have a legitimate build up of background for its continuation. You have to realize, this happens in a universe where living for 300 years has become the norm, barring Grayson until recently of course. The political intrigues in this story are much more than they have been in any other book. 'The game' has always existed in the Manticoran universe. Just look at how it has held up Honor's career in the Manticoran Navy. The story from the perspective of the 'Peeps' is also excellent for fans, as it gives you more perspective on the reasons these people feel pressured into their decisions. Take the story for what it is, a lull in the fighting and the growth of Honor in her much neglected, due to her naval career commitments, personal and political life. I have stopped reading at least three other series because they seemed more interested in adding books to a series than developing a good story. David Weber yet to do this, and I have faith he will not let Honor, her friends, and respected foes fall into this same trap. Write on Mr. Weber because I imagine if as well as this build up is written, the forthcoming confrontations should be awesome.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have more than thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Weber's series. His latest Honor Harrington novel proves to me that he's been there and he's done it. He seems to understand what all career military people learn sometime: you get promoted, because you were very good at what you did at your previous rank, regardless of your compentency. (Peter Principle number 1). I feel Mr. Weber has ended the Honor Harrington series with this book. Why? Where can Honor go now? If you look at the series, this is a great book to end it. It didn't so much matter when Honor was a JO; you go in harms's way. Now, she is a "mover and a shaker." She can't do anymore front line battles; Admirals, much less Fleet Admirals, don't do one-to-one combat. So, we have to focus on POLITICS. Mr. Weber has done an excellent, although boring, treatise on Empire vs. Haven political points of view (Seemingly, the entire reason for "War of Honor"), but ... I think Mr. Weber has done a great job of "retiring" Honor. He has developed her character, her associates' characters, and left a wide open world for Rafe, Scotty, Alderman, the Ramos family, and the Peeps, with Joseph Theisman at the helm. I think Honor has run her last believable curent epic. I'd like to see her friends in print.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first Honor book that I read; I couldn't put it down. Fans of the series probably were disappointed because it doesn't have much action, but I was thoroughly engrossed. This is an 861 page book, and the "war" from the title doesn't start until page 754, but for darn good reason. The tension steadily escalates until the war between the Republic and Manticore erupts anew. I cannot wait for the next book to see if Honor manages to save the Kingdom or if Thomas Theisman manages to settle the conflict once and for all. I loved the book. I can easily see, however, that fans of the series would be disappointed. Also, for those who don't really care for political manuevering and gradually escalating tension, who merely want to read about starships destroying each other, then there are other, shorter, less interesting and realistic choices available.