Another great Space Opera, about Honor Harrington...This is book 10
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Absolutely GREAT space opera. The tenth book of the Honor Harrington series.
The war with the Peeps is winding down . . . or is it? Political intrigueing on both sides of the fence keeps peace from breaking out . . . Do the Kingdom of Manticore and its allies really have to go back to shooting at the People's Republic of Haven?
I have enjoyed the other Honor Harrington books on CD I have listened to but this one (I am about 2/3 of the way through it.) is mostly "talking heads." While I presume that the lessons in stellar history and politics will be useful for future books (if I decide to inflict anymore of this series on myself), this one is really boring. I listen while driving 35-40 min each way to and from work and have been hard pressed to stay awake on the way home some times.
Try the earlier ones. They have lots of action.
No one wanted another war---Thomas Theisman of the Peoples Republic didn't. After risking his life and a fresh round of civil war to overthrow the Committee of Public Safty's reign of terror and restore the Constitution, and interstellar war was the LAST thing on his mind.
Baron High Ridge, current Prime Minister of Manticore, didn't. He was perfectly happy with the war he had. No one was shoting anyone else at the moment, and as long as he could spin out negotiations on the formal treaty of peace, his emergency powers could stay in effect.
His Imperial Andermani Majesty, Gustave didn't. Now that the fighting between Manticore and Haven had ended, he had his own agenda for Silesia, and he was confident he could achieve his ends without a war of his own.
Grayson's Protector Benjamin didn't. His people had made too deep a committment to the Manticoran Alliance in blood and treasure for him to want to risk seeing it all thrown away.
And Honor Harrington certainly didn't. She had seen the inside of too many furnaces already and knew the cost of war to intimately.
Unfortunately, what they wanted didn't matter.
An absolutely great Space Opera!
This was enjoyable as ususal in the Honor Harrington series. But it involves the background forces and the political moves of all the governments ivolved in the story line. There is only once major war for all the action junkies. I believe this book is setting the stage for the next book -- At all Costs.