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Shadow of Victory
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by David Weber
Publisher: Baen Books

The Mesan Alignment is revealed, and, for Honor Harrington and the Manticoran Star Kingdom, this means war!

Unintended Consequences

Sometimes things don’t work out exactly as planned.

The Mesan Alignment has a plan—one it’s been working on for centuries. A plan to remake the galaxy and genetically improve the human race—its 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 Navy’s industrial infrastructure.

And in order to undercut Manticore’s galaxy‑wide reputation as a star nation of its word, it launched Operation Janus—a 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 Empire’s 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.

Published: 11/1/2016
SKU: 9781476781822
Ebook Price: $9.99


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71. Antipodeus on 8/29/2016, said:

Still "Delayed"!? WHY is it still "delayed"?
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72. Ben on 8/25/2016, said:

The author delivered the book yesterday. It should be out any day now, no need to get yourself worked up over it. Stuff happens.

In the meantime, you can enjoy two snipptes from the book at davidweber.net.
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73. dan on 8/25/2016, said:

I am pissed because I bought the damn bundle on the first day specifically to get this book the others well I will read them eventually but if I could get a refund at this point I would
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74. David on 8/16/2016, said:

"Oh,and has no one noticed they are screwing us for $9 on the e-arc by giving us only 1/2 the book so we must pay another $18 for the November bundle to get the whole book. To use a term of my youth..."this is Bogus!""

Come on! I'm as chomping at the bit as anyone, but this complaint is even more worthless than all of our other pre-release "reviews" here.

No one is getting screwed. Everyone gets to pay according to their patience.

If you want the whole book (shortly), you buy by the e-ARC for $15.
If you can wait until October for the whole book, you buy the bundle, pay $18, and get a half dozen other books.
If you can wait 'till November, you get the hardcover or solo ebook.
If you can wait until 2017, you buy the paperback.

The sooner you want it, the more you pay. What's not to understand?

[Edited to add:
According to Baen rep on facebook page, there will be an eARC once the manuscript is available. Additionally, you can see when you search for _Shadows of Victory_ that there looks like a result/page reserved for it.]

Sorry for wasting space on what's supposed to be a review of the book, but these comments are just ridiculous!
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75. JB on 8/16/2016, said:

Norm, Perhaps you have not realized that this release of 1/2 of the book IS the only e-arc. The whole book is scheduled to be released in November 2016. THERE WILL BE NO WHOLE BOOK e-arc. I am happy to pay $15 or even $25 for the whole book, now. But to be forced to buy it twice...
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76. Karsten on 8/16/2016, said:

I've read the 1st snippet (at Davids own forum) and that's brilliant. So I extrapolate and say the book as a whole will be brilliant, too :D) At Davids forum you get the reason for the delay, too. So keep calm and stay tuned ... it can't be very long until e-Arc and 1st half hit the page;)
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77. Rob on 8/16/2016, said:

Very dissatisfied I was waiting to buy early release and it is not available
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78. albert on 8/16/2016, said:

I am also very disappointed that the 1st has not been released as scheduled.
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79. Kai on 8/16/2016, said:

Really a zero rating now since I could not access it on 8/15 or 8/16 in spite of Baen's statement it would be available 8/15. Kindly stick this up your ventral orifice!
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