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Grayson is critical to this effort, as it would close a flank of advance for a possible Havenite invasion fleet. Adding to the pressure, Haven is negotiating its own alliance with Masada , Grayson's historical rival. However, the welcome is soured by sexism in the conservative Graysons, for whom the notion of a woman in uniform is intolerable. After the Graysons and the Manticorans rub each other the wrong way despite the best of intentions, Honor leaves the system to escort a convoy of freighters , even though Admiral Courvosier tries to convince her not to do so.

After Honor leaves with three of the four Manticoran warships, Courvosier meets with High Admiral Bernard Yanakov , the commander of the GSN, and the officers begin to work their way through their cultural differences.

Courvosier gets an explanation for the Grayson rivalry with Masada: Long ago, an extremist faction called the " Faithful " left Grayson after a civil war and settled on Masada. For centuries, the two worlds threatened each other with nuclear weapons, with Masada vowing to reclaim Grayson from the hands of the "Apostate". If Grayson is considered to be religiously conservative, Masada is nothing short of a fundamentalist theocracy.

Everything is cut short when a Masadan fleet arrives at Yeltsin's Star and begins attacking space stations throughout the system.

Admiral Courvosier accepts Yanakov's offer to join his fleet in chasing the Masadans. However, Masada's fleet already numerically superior has two powerful warships "bought" from the People's Republic of Haven , and they make quick work of Grayson's outdated fleet and the Manticoran destroyer HMS Madrigal. Honor's ships return to Grayson and are attacked by Masadan light attack craft , which merely damage one of her ships.

After entering Grayson's orbit, they are appraised of the critical situation following the battle and the death of Admiral Courvosier. Honor strong-arms the Grayson government to allow her to take a leading role in the defense of the planet. Their attitude against women in uniform is shattered in most Graysons when Honor saves the Grayson monarch, Protector Benjamin IX , and his family from an assassination attempt by traitors loyal to Masada.

Coercing and perhaps torturing information from the surviving traitors, the Graysons and Manticorans discover that Masada has built an advanced base on Blackbird , a moon of the Grayson gas giant Uriel. Leading her ships and the remnants of the GSN fleet, Honor battles and devastates a group of Masadan warships, including a Havenite destroyer masquerading as a Masadan ship.

A captured Havenite officer, Thomas Theisman , tells Honor that there are survivors from Madrigal at the Blackbird Base , and that the Masadans are torturing and raping them. An assault by Manticoran Marines follows, and Blackbird Base is captured. The Manticoran survivors are found, and Honor nearly shoots the Masadan commander after finding out the brutal treatment inflicted upon the Manticorans. On Masada, the Havenite "advisors" see that Masada's bid to conquer Grayson is doomed and try to pull out. However, the Masadans find out and seize control of Thunder of God , the Havenite battlecruiser they "bought".

Armed with this ship, far more powerful than any of Honor's, the Masadan fanatics launch their final attack on Grayson. With little choice, Honor dispatches the light cruiser HMS Apollo to Manticore for reinforcements and prepares her last two ships, Fearless and Troubadour , to fight the Masadans. The Manticorans' superior tactical skills allow them to inflict damage on Thunder of God , but their enemies' firepower seriously damages Fearless and destroys Troubadour.

Manticoran reinforcements enter the system, confusing the Masadan captain and allowing Honor to destroy the enemy ship before it can reach Grayson.

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Honor recovers from the wounds sustained during the many battles and the attack on the Mayhew family. Protector Benjamin decorates her with the Star of Grayson and appoints her as Steadholder of the newly created Harrington Steading , giving her more political power than any woman has ever had in Grayson history. This is also supposed to speed up Benjamin's planned social reforms. In order to correspond with her new status among their Grayson allies, the Manticoran government creates Honor Harrington a Countess and a Knight of the Order of King Roger.

Cryogenics holo tank inertial compensator orbital farm Recon Drone skimmer turbine vacuum suit Warshawski sail. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Contents [ show ]. Categories :. Honor Harrington has survived ship-to-ship combat, assassins, political vendettas, and duels. But this time, Honor and her crew, ambushed and captured, are aboard an enemy ship, bound for a prison planet aptly named "Hell" - and her scheduled execution. Yet the one lesson Honor has never learned is how to give up.

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She and her people are going home--even if it means conquering hell to get there! Then she was captured and publicly executed. But Honor is far from dead, what's more, she's going home and taking her people with her. The People's Republic of Haven made a tiny mistake when it announced the execution of Honor Harrington. It seemed safe enough. After all, she was already dead. Unfortunately, they were wrong. Now Honor has escaped from the prison planet called Hell and returned to the Manticoran Alliance with a few friends.

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Almost half a million of them, to be precise including some who know what really happened when the Committee of Public Safety seized power in the PRH. No one wanted another war.

Thomas Theisman didn't. Not after risking his life to overthrow the Committee of Public Safety's reign of terror and restore the Republic of Haven's ancient Constitution. Baron High Ridge didn't. The Prime Minister of Manticore was perfectly happy with the war he had. No one was shooting anyone else at the moment, and his government could continue to milk all those "hostilities only" tax measures for their own partisan projects.

What price victory? The war with the Republic of Haven has resumed. Everyone knows Eighth Fleet is the Alliance's primary offensive command, which makes it the natural assignment for the woman the media calls "the Salamander. 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. Peril and strife strike on a double front for Honor Harrington and company. After a brutal attack on the Manticoran home system, Honor Harrington and the Star Kingdom she serves battle back against a new, technologically powerful, and utterly nefarious enemy.

The Solarian League's navy counts its superdreadnoughts by the thousands. Not even its own government knows how enormous its economy truly is. And for hundreds of years, the League has borne the banner of human civilization, been the ideal to which humanity aspires in its diaspora across the galaxy.


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But the bureaucrats known as the "Mandarins," who rule today's League, are not the men and women who founded it so long ago. They are corrupt, venal, accountable to no one Honor Harrington 14 books in series. On Basilisk Station Summary. But the people out to get her have made one mistake. They've made her mad. Book 1.