Sometimes things donât work out exactly as planned.
The Mesan Alignment has a planâone itâs been working on for centuries. A plan to remake the galaxy and genetically improve the human raceâits way.
Until recently, things have gone pretty much as scheduled, but then the Alignment hit a minor bump in the road called the Star Empire of Manticore. So the Alignment engineered a war between the Solarian League, the biggest and most formidable interstellar power in human history. To help push things along, the Alignment launched a devastating sneak attack which destroyed the Royal Manticoran Navyâs industrial infrastructure.
And in order to undercut Manticoreâs galaxy-wide reputation as a star nation of its word, it launched Operation Janusâa false-flag covert operation to encourage rebellions it knows will fail by promising Manticoran support. The twin purposes are to harden Solarian determination to destroy the Star Empire once and for all, and to devastate the Star Empireâs reputation with the rest of the galaxy.
But even the best laid plans can have unintended consequences, and one of those consequences in this case may just be a new dawn of freedom for oppressed star nations everywhere.
About Shadow of Freedom:
âThis entry is just as exciting as Weberâs initial offeringÂ . . . The result is a fast-paced and action-packed story that follows [our characters] as they move from reaction to command of the situation. Weber builds Shadow of Freedom to an exciting and unexpected climax.ââDaily News of Galveston
About Mission of Honor, #13 in the Honor Harrington series:
âWeber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection and a deep understanding of military bureaucracy in this long-awaited Honor Harrington novel . . .Â Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice to see Honor back in action.ââPublishers Weekly
âThis latest Honor Harrington novel brings the saga to another crucial turning point . . .Â Readers may feel confident that they will be Honored many more times and enjoy it every time.ââBooklist
About David Weber and the Honor Harrington series:
â. . . everything you could want in a heroine . . . Excellent . . .Â plenty of action.ââScience Fiction Age
âBrilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!ââAnne McCaffrey
âCompelling combat combined with engaging characters for a great space opera adventure.ââLocus