Mission of Honor: Honor Harrington, Book 12 : Honor Harrington

  • by David Weber
  • Narrated by Allyson Johnson
  • Series: Honor Harrington
  • 24 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Star Kingdom of Manticore and the Republic of Haven have been enemies for Honor Harrington's entire life, and she has paid a price for the victories she's achieved in that conflict. And now the unstoppable juggernaut of the mighty Solarian League is on a collision course with Manticore. The millions who have already died may have been only a foretaste of the billions of casualties just over the horizon, and Honor sees it coming.
She's prepared to do anything, risk anything, to stop it, and she has a plan that may finally bring an end to the Havenite Wars and give even the Solarian League pause. But there are things not even Honor knows about. There are forces in play, hidden enemies in motion, all converging on the Star Kingdom of Manticore to crush the very life out of it, and Honor's worst nightmares fall short of the oncoming reality. But Manticore's enemies may not have thought of everything after all. Because if everything Honor Harrington loves is going down to destruction, it won't be going alone.
A Note from Author David Weber
There’s been some confusion—not to say, um, energetic debate, readers and fans being readers and fans—about the correct pronunciation of “Manticoran.” The truth, alas, is that a stitch was dropped. An error occurred. A mistake was made... and it wasn’t Audible’s fault. It was mine. Before Audible recorded the very first Honor Harrington book, narrator Allyson Johnson and I not only corresponded by e-mail but actually spoke to one another by phone. She wanted to make absolutely certain she had the correct pronunciations for names, places, star nations, etc., and I tried to make certain all of her questions were answered. And so they were. Unfortunately, at some point in the process, I replied to one of her e-mails by telling her that “Man-ti-core-ahn” was pronounced “Man-tik-er-ahn.” Exactly how this happened is more than I can say at this point, except to blushingly disclose that the original e-mail remains intact, confirming to all the world that it was, indeed, my fault. I can ascribe it only to a temporary mental hiccup on my part and crave your forgiveness. If, however, you must blame someone for the mix-up, that someone should be me and not Audible, who have done everything they could to get it right.


What the Critics Say

“Weber… combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection and a deep understanding of military bureaucracy in the long-awaited 12th Honor Harrington novel….Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice to see Honor back in action.” (Publishers Weekly)


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Honor Harrington Universe Book 21

"Pride goes before a fall"

First time in 400 year history of Manticore, foreign star nation have attacked the home fleet.
Millions of lives lost at least 350 ships of the wall and screen were destroyed it was the greatest battle in modern history.

Home fleet is completely destroyed third fleet is unsalvageable, only 8th fleet under the command of Fleet Admiral Honor Harrington stands between Star Empire of Manticore and it's destruction, let's hope it will be enough.

Meanwhile in Talbot cluster (Quadrant) 10th fleet under command of Admiral Michelle Henke also have to get it's hands dirty.
The exchange of fire between Manticoran ships and SLN, first time in 300 years SLN ship was destroyed in battle
Solarian League Navy (SLN) The biggest, The most Powerful, The most modern Navy in human history, OR IS IT ?!

More than twenty years of war "War of Annihilation" between Manticore and PRH, twenty years of battle hardened training and professionalism , twenty years during which R&D on both sides
was working like mad to overcome enemy's technological superiority, Twenty years in which tactical doctrine have completely changed , the time in which LAC became as powerful as old time Destroyer, the time in which FTL communication became a norm of warfare and even some civilian operations. The Royal Manticoran Navy Changed.

Over this same Twenty years PRH political system have completely changed or perhaps it was taken back to it's root
Legislaturalists are no longer in power, neither is Tyrannical rule of Rob S. Pierre, and Dictatorship of Oscar Saint-Just was also overthrown. First time in two hundred years People Republic Haven is a Democracy.

And agian Status change:
PRH is in turmoil sneak attack on Manticoran star system failed, raids by 8th fleet completely destroyed infrastructure of 8 star systems, with the loss of units during Operation "BEATRICE" fleet is decimated, and it was all their own fault!!!!!

NEXT BOOK IS " A Rising Thunder"
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- Professor "1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)"

Mission Of Honor

Its been a long wait for Honor to return and it was well worth the wait.
A group of new villians, really made the grade, they are down right despicable. I've listened to the book completely twice, seems a tad short, not too long at all, but I do like alot of detail. Bring on The Sollies. Cannot wait for the next installment of this fine series. I was a bit suprised there was not a bit more from the Grayson side of things, But alot of new direction to the new bad guys made up for that. It was a good follow up to At All Costs.
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- Dan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-22-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios