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What happened to the good old-fashioned space adventure, with daring heroes who won their battles against the dastardly villains through courage and moral rectitude? Have they all given way to grim stories of mirror-shaded antiheroes wandering through post-apocalyptic wreckage?
Fear not, for David Weber is still writing space opera in the grand old style, although with a strong awareness of modern developments in science and technology. Honor Harrington is a hero in the traditional mold, who knows what is right and acts accordingly. However she is also a woman, and has to deal with issues peculiar to being a woman in a traditionally masculine culture.
At the same time, Honor Harrington is no static steely-eyed hero -- she hurts and bleeds in the course of her terrible battles, and mourns for the friends who die in action protecting their beloved Star Kingdom of Manticore from the greed of the People's Republic of Haven.
On Basilisk Station
In the first book of the series, Honor Harrington is sent to Basilisk Station, which has traditionally been regarded as a disgrace posting. There she finds her old nemesis, Lord Pavel Young, and finds that he has done his best to set her up to fail. However, she is determined not to fail, and sets about to clean up the corruption that has developed among the merchants passing through the strategic wormhole junction.
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The Honor of the Queen
After having won reknown for herself at Basilisk Station, Honor Harrington is sent to form an alliance with the planet of Grayson. But its hidebound conservatism is a formidible barrier to that, and efforts to protect the sensibilities of the locals only make matters worse.
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The Short, Victorious War
The People's Republic of Haven has decided to go for broke and revive its faltering economy by attacking the Star Kingdom of Manticore, thinking they can thus loot this wealthy polity. But they didn't count on Honor Harrington when they were making their plans.
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Field of Dishonor
Lord Pavel Young, long-term enemy of Honor Harrington, has spectacularly disgraced himself in battle and his naval career is at an end. But in the manner so typical of bullies, he blames her for his own failure and determines that he will destroy her. In doing so, he may well have brought about his own destruction.
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Flag in Exile
Disgraced after her duel with lifelong enemy Pavel Young, eleventh Earl of North Hollow, Honor Harrington leaves the Star Kingdom of Manticore to take up her role as a Steadholder on Grayson. But there are some who believe the reforms she has brought about are wrong, and must be ended at all costs -- even if that means murder.
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Honor Among Enemies
Honor has been given a chance to redeem herself in the eyes of her superiors. However, this means turning a crew of rejects into a viable fighting force and taking a grotesquely underpowered force against a gang of vicious pirates. Worse, she will be going against one of the few decent crews to be found in the space navy of the People's Republic of Haven.
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In Enemy Hands
A forbidden emotion, amplified by telepathy, sends Honor Harrington fleeing on a new mission, only to fly straight into an ambush. The Peeps have found an admiral who can win battles for them.
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Echoes of Honor
On the home front, everyone thinks that Honor Harrington is dead, courtesy of a sophisticated AI video rendering of her "execution." However, she is in fact very much alive, and determined to bring her people home from the prison planet known as Hell.
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Ashes of Victory
Honor Harrington has done the impossible and escaped from the ultra-secure prison planet Hell. But in her return from the dead she has created as many problems as she has solved.
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War of Honor
The People's Republic of Haven is no more, now that the old Republic's constitution has been restored. The new President has extended the olive branch of peace to the new government of the Star Kingdom of Manticore, but the Prime Minister doesn't want to take it. Sinister machinations are in the offing, and Honor Harrington can only run afoul of the cynical and materialistic leaders of her beloved star nation. Can she snatch victory from an impossible situation?
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More Than Honor
The first anthology of stories set in the universe of Honor Harrington brings stories of the first treecat adoption, the Leveller Uprising, and the ruins of an alien civilization.
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Worlds of Honor
The second anthology of stories set in the universe of Honor Harrington brings two murder mysteries, a daring rescue, political intrigue and military action.
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Changer of Worlds
The third anthology of stories set in the universe of Honor Harrington brings an untold view on just why the treecats decided it was time to establish a colony on the world of Grayson, as well as other stories.
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The Service of the Sword
The fourth anthology of stories set in the universe of Honor Harrington, forthcoming in April of 2003, will feature several brand new stories by David Weber, Eric Flint, John Ringo and others. Reserve your copy now and be one of the first to see these fascinating new stories
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Last updated November 18, 2002
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