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The Shadow of Saganami
by David Weber
Publisher: Baen Books

STUDENTS OF HONOR . . .

The Star Kingdom of Manticore is once again at war with the Republic of Haven after a stunning sneak attack. The graduating class from Saganami Island, the Royal Manticoran Navy's academy, are going straight from the classroom to the blazing reality of all-out war.

Except for the midshipmen assigned to the heavy cruiser HMS Hexapuma, that is. They're being assigned to the Talbott Cluster, an out of the way backwater, far from the battle front. The most they can look forward to is the capture of the occasional pirate cruiser and the boring duty of supporting the Cluster's peaceful integration with the Star Kingdom at the freely expressed will of eighty percent of the Cluster's citizens. With a captain who may have seen too much of war and a station commander who isn't precisely noted for his brilliant and insightful command style, it isn't exactly what the students of Honor Harrington, the "Salamander," expected.

But things aren't as simple — or tranquil — as they appear. The "pirates" they encounter aren't what they seem, and the "peaceful integration" they expected turns into something very different. A powerful alliance of corrupt Solarian League bureaucrats and ruthless interstellar corporations is determined to prevent the Cluster's annexation by the Star Kingdom . . . by any means necessary. Pirates, terrorists, genetic slavers, smuggled weapons, long-standing personal hatreds, and a vicious alliance of corporate greed, bureaucratic arrogance, and a corrupt local star nation with a powerful fleet, are all coming together, and only Hexapuma, her war-weary captain, and Honor Harrington's students stand in the path.
They have only one thing to support and guide them: the tradition of Saganami. The tradition that sometimes a Queen's officer's duty is to face impossible odds . . . and die fighting.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Undeniably the science fiction phenomenon of the decade, New York Times best-selling author David Weber is often compared to C.S. Forester (the celebrated creator of Captain Horatio Hornblower) and is the recipient of critical praise worthy of Heinlein or Asimov. His hordes of voracious fans clamor for more and more Weber. Fortunately for them, Weber keeps steadily producing book after book with first printings that sell out almost immediately, then go back into printing after printing after printing. His novels range from epic fantasy (Oath of Swords, The War God's Own, Wind Rider's Oath) to breathtaking space opera (Path of the Fury, Empire from the Ashes) to military science fiction with in-depth characterization (the celebrated and nationally best-selling Honor Harrington series, War of Honor being the most recent installment). Reviewers call Weber "irresistible . . . masterful" (Publishers Weekly), "highly entertaining" (Booklist), "remarkable" (Kliatt), "the best" (Dragon), "worth shouting about" (Philadelphia Weekly Press), "great . . . compelling" (Locus), and "the best writer around today" (FosFax). Readers call Weber similar things, but mostly they call the Baen offices several times a week demanding more from their main man. Weber, his wife Sharon, and their three children live in South Carolina.

Published: 11/1/2004
SKU: 0743488520
Ebook Price: $6.99


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1. Wayne on 10/3/2015, said:

Read it for both Fun and Action as Weber always comes through with.
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2. Michael on 3/17/2013, said:

"Shadow of Saganami" is not only a return to form for the Honorverse, but is also my favorite entry in the series, period. It has the same wonderful mix of politics and space combat as before. But here, the focus is more on the five midshipmen who come aboard HMS Hexapuma, rather than her CO. Throw in a diabolical Mesan plot, some romance, and a planet populated entirely by cowboys, and the result is a fantastic read that I have enjoyed time and time again!

I also strongly recommend the audio version, which gives several characters (particularly Helen and the Montanans) an extra bit of character.
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3. I.L. on 10/18/2012, said:

A refreshing return of the series to action and adventure. Great middle and a super ending!
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4. Amanda on 1/7/2008, said:

Hmmmm.... I love an excellent book with a budding romance in it I think I have an itch to try an write a short story now!!!! Give us a little more on "Little" Helen and a certain Paulo. By the way I loved this book just as much as if Honor was in it for all the story line!!! Amanda in the Army!!!
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5. Christian on 11/15/2007, said:

Great, it's the best recent Weber novel in my view.
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6. Daniel on 7/10/2007, said:

Every book in the Honor Harrington series is good, but this is easily one of my favorites. It has a strong ensemble cast and goes far beyond the series' traditional starship battles in terms of action, all without straying from the things that make Honor (and now the HonorVerse) such a fun read.
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7. John on 5/21/2007, said:

As usual a great read. Keep it up.

John Jordan
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8. Brian on 4/25/2007, said:

What a fantastic story! The legacy of Honor lives on!
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9. Aretta on 2/13/2007, said:

SUPERB!
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