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PostSubject: READ FIRST: Are you new to Honor Harrington?   Fri 14 Nov 2008, 2:17 am

If your new to David Weber's Honor Harrington Series then your in for a big ride. Below is a short synopsis of just who Honor Harrington is.

Honor Stephanie Harrington is a fictional character, and the heroine of a series of science fiction books set in the "Honorverse", written by David Weber and published by Baen Books. She is known among the Sphinxian felinoid treecats, by one of whom she has been adopted, as "Dances on Clouds."

An officer in the Royal Manticoran Navy (RMN), the space navy of the Star Kingdom of Manticore, Harrington bears a striking professional resemblance to both the real-life British naval officers Admiral Lord Nelson and Captain Thomas Cochrane, as well as the fictional character Horatio Hornblower. (Weber references the creator of Hornblower at least once, a minor instance of "breaking the fourth wall", as an homage.) Like Nelson, she loses an eye and an arm in combat;[citation needed] her initials are the same as Hornblower's, and like all three officers, she has a genius for tactical command throughout the series and becomes a living legend by using those skills in several major engagementsóbattles for which the press nicknames her "The Salamander" for always seeming to be "where the fire is hottest." By the tenth main-line novel (Ashes of Victory) Honor has emerged as a strategist of note as well, and has been promoted to the rank of Admiral in both the Manticoran and Grayson space navies.

Other parallels with real history include the political situation. During much of Harrington's career, her native Star Kingdom of Manticore is at war with the neighboring People's Republic of Haven (PRH), a conflict that bears more than a passing resemblance to the Napoleonic Wars between the British Empire and France.

Some of the battles described in the Honor Harrington series resemble real-life sea battles. For instance, the long stern chase described in On Basilisk Station has some parallels with the actions of HMS Kent at the Battle of the Falklands during World War I. Similarly, the deathride by Sarnow's battlecruisers in The Short Victorious War bears a resemblance to similar maneouvres by Admiral von Hipper during the Battle of Jutland. The final actions in The Honor of the Queen contain elements from the battles of the Barents Sea and North Cape during World War II, as well as the Battle of the River Plate

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PostSubject: Re: READ FIRST: Are you new to Honor Harrington?   Tue 30 Dec 2008, 2:06 am

The Honor Harrington series Novels featuring Honor Harrington written by David Weber.


On Basilisk Station
1993

The Honor of the Queen
1993

A Short Victorious War
1994

Field of Dishonor
1994


Flag in Exile
1995

Honor Among Enemies
1996

In Enemy Hands
1997

Echoes of Honor
1998



Ashes of Victory
2000

War of Honor
2002

At All Costs
2005


Worlds of Honor
Anthology series written by David Weber and other collaborators


More Than Honor
1998

Worlds of Honor
1999

Changer of Worlds
2001

The Service of the Sword
2003



Crown of Slaves
Honorverse books written by David Weber and Eric Flint


Crown of Thorns
2003





Saganami Island
Honorverse books written by David Weber


Wages of Sin
2003






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