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By David Weber | Comments: ( 798 ) | Date: ( Apr 03, 2020 )

It s hard to give peace a chance when the other side regards war as a prelude to conquest That s why Manticore needs allies against Haven, and planet Grayson is placed to make a good ally But the Foreign Office overlooked a cultural difference when they sent Honor Harrington to carry the flag.


  • Title: The Honor of the Queen
  • Author: David Weber
  • ISBN: 9780671721725
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

David Weber

David Mark Weber is an American science fiction and fantasy author He was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1952.Many of his stories have military, particularly naval, themes, and fit into the military science fiction genre He frequently places female leading characters in what have been traditionally male roles.One of his most popular and enduring characters is Honor Harrington whose alliterated name is an homage to C S Forester s character Horatio Hornblower and her last name from a fleet doctor in Patrick O Brian s Master and Commander Her story, together with the Honorverse she inhabits, has been developed through 16 novels and six shared universe anthologies, as of spring 2013 other works are in production In 2008, he donated his archive to the department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University.Many of his books are available online, either in their entirety as part of the Baen Free Library or, in the case of recent books, in the form of sample chapters typically the first 25 33% of the work cmillan author davidw



Comments The Honor of the Queen

  • Mike (the Paladin)

    First let me congratulate David Weber. I don't know what his own religious convictions (if any) are but he's done something (for me) very welcome here. He's written a book about a civilization of religious fanatics without leaving the feeling that anyone who is religious or holds religious convictions is either crazy or dangerous. That's more rare than you might might realize if it doesn't effect you. I'm a Christian and in spite of the fact that it's hard to remember the last big Baptist bombin [...]


  • Nate

    DISCLAIMER: I originally read this book around November of last year in an utterly narcotized state after getting all four of my wretchedly impacted wisdom teeth cut out. In short, reading David Weber's books while fucked up is not a good idea--they're full of technical detail, worldbuilding, intrigue, and feature a pretty decently sized cast of characters. This lead to a somewhat underwhelming experience and while I had fun with it, I only gave it three stars in my original review. Well, unsurp [...]


  • Susanna - Censored by GoodReads

    It's odd seeing the romance trope "she's gorgeous but totally thinks she's plain, but all the men can't stop looking at her" pop up in a space opera.


  • Andy

    3.5 stars rounded down to 3 as was a tough start & tbh nearly a series ending one.As to why?First the minus 1.5pts - Yes the backdrop to the story is required, which are around the first 100pgs or so but IT IS hard work getting through it & i nearly gave up. Ive also learnt to snooze read the techno-babble too after the first book’s Hypoenginechargetransformthingmabob so that’s no longer such a negative for me but it does go a little "overboard" at times & combined with a slow st [...]


  • KatHooper

    ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.Though she’s a woman and not a diplomat, Honor Harrington, the highly competent and well-respected Manticoran Navy Captain, has been assigned a diplomatic mission to a planet run by a patriarchal religious cult. Why would the Manticorans send an aggressive woman with no diplomatic skills on this type of mission? There’s only one possible reason: to try to make The Honor of the Queen more interestingI wasn’t thrilled with On Basilisk Station, the firs [...]


  • Jeffrey Jelmeland

    I started this series upon the recommendation of a friend, and I can't thank that friend enough for that recommendation. This series definitely establishes a standard for military space-opera, and unlike so many others that I have read in the past this series really does feel like something other than military fiction. This book took some work for me to get into, but at some point I found myself simply devouring the pages, unable to read fast enough to match my hunger for more. And the last 40+ [...]


  • Mr. Matt

    The Honor of the Queen follows the story of Harrington in her new command, the newly commissioned RMN light cruiser, Fearless. And it offers more of the same. This is good and bad. First the good. The action is good - no great. The story revolves around a astro-political power struggle between Manticore (the good guys) and Haven (the bad guys). Both are backing client states in an otherwise insignificant star system. The rival powers are clearly positioning for a conflict and the system in quest [...]


  • Brittany

    More engaging military space adventure fluff. This time, though, there's the added interest of some really thought-provoking ideas. It concerns a delegation to a planet/culture with a repressive attitude toward women. A lot of the book is a thought-experiment about the best, most respectful, most moral way to deal with such a culture (and whether respect and morality come into conflict at some point.)Very interesting, with a twist I wasn't expecting for a female heroine. More highly recommended [...]


  • Jim

    Again, I didn't like this quite as well listening to it as reading it. There weren't as many data dumps, but Honor's insistence on taking responsibility for things outside of her control got old, something I could skim through in paper format.Johnson did a better job with the voices, although again her accents struck me as strange as did her insistence on mispronouncing some common words. She did a good job pitching her tone to fit the excitement level.It was a fun romp with Honor shining again. [...]


  • Tina

    This is the second book on the Honor Harrington series.After the events from Basilisk Station, the Manticorans realize that war with the Peeps (The People's Republic if Haven) is an inevitability. They decided to seek a strategic alliance. The queen sends a envoy of ships and diplomats to the small planet Grayson to seek their alliance and to help them out with a problem they are having with a sister planet of their own. Honor and her crew are along for the ride.There is a slight problem. Grayso [...]


  • Niall Teasdale

    It's probably a little over 2 stars, but while this book had a big finish, it had an annoying lack of satisfaction before you get there.This is the second Honor Harrington book and it has some really good bits to it, but more than half of it is not about the lead character. In the first book, there's a lot of frittering over her crew's dislike of her until she works through it and, aside from her showing she knows her stuff, nothing happens. In this one you get plenty of nothing happening, and q [...]


  • James

    A little darker in places than the previous book, On Basilisk Station, this book touches on religious (in)tolerance, sexual discrimination and violence as well as the different moral lines in the sand that individuals and groups will set themselves in an ongoing war. Weber handles the topics well, each group manages to get represented across most of the human spectrum – some good people, some not so good people, some downright fucking nasty people and some people who need a trigger event of so [...]


  • Enzo

    David Weber again excels in "The Honor of the Queen" were Captain Honor again goes out against all odds to try to save the day. This is part of a great series. Yes, its the second of the line, and its a great read. As SciFi writers go Weber is a favorite because he gives us detail. Names of instruments and descriptions of future technology are a big hit. The Honor books have technology to spare and delight the reader. Captain Honor Harrington is really a remarkable character. One that envisions [...]


  • Sandi

    There is no way in heck anyone will convince me to continue with this series. It's boring beyond belief. The audiobook narrator is good, so I will look for more of her work. However, I won't be reading any of David Weber's books anytime soon. The only reason I gave this two stars is that there were a few good scenes in it. It's too bad they were so short and so spread out.


  • William

    A great continuation of the "Honor-verse" series. Love the main characters, and (again) these books have SUPERB space battles - wonderfully technical and very gung-ho, a true homage to the Horatio Hornblower tradition.I will be reading the whole series, I presume!


  • L'ours inculte

    Pour ce deuxième tome de la saga Honor Harrington, notre héroïne se voit prendre du galon, des responsabilités, et toutes les emmerdes qui vont avec. Après un premier tome explosif, David Weber nous emmène pour un second tour dans les coursives de ses grands vaisseaux militaires.Honor est ici chargée d’accompagner une mission diplomatique du royaume de Manticore sur la planète Grayson. Ce caillou fort peu hospitalier se trouve entre La république de Havre et leur système et donc, com [...]


  • Frank

    Three years after book 1 (On Basilisk Station), Captain Harrington returns to the Star Kingdom in order to support a diplomatic mission to the sexist patriarchal society of the planet Grayson. With a looming war with Haven, Manticore is looking to form an alliance with Grayson. Grayson is not thrilled that a woman, Harrington, as well as, another female Captain, Truman have such an important position in the Mantcore Navy. These are new challenges that Harrington is not ready for, and thus commit [...]


  • Ed [Redacted]

    This was my first foray into the Honor Harrington series. I got this one instead of the first in the series (On Basilisk Station) because it was the one available to me more easily. HOTQ is a book about a young Captain in the employ of the navy of the "Star Kingdom of Manticore" (SKM). Manticore is ruled by a queen and seems to be set up in a more or less standard constitutional monarchy. (Why is it that the more libertarian writers like Niven, Weber, Pournelle and frankly the vast majority of B [...]


  • Xabi1990

    El titulo comienza siendo un juego de palabras, bastante malo, donde el nombre de la protagonista, Honor Harrington, se mezcla con que esta “pertenece” a su reina del imperio Manticoriano.Más cosas. Es el segundo de la saga de Honor Harrington. Al primero le puse 7,5/10 (debía estar generoso ese día). A este segundo 6/10, y gracias. ¿Por qué? Pues porque el argumento es previsible, los personajes planitos y ni tan siquiera la acción continua a base de batallitas espaciales entre naves [...]


  • Jim

    This was a good follow-up to the wonderful 1st book in the Honor Harrington series. It did suffer a bit from the sophomore slump. The book was more predictable than its predecessor. It contained quite a bit more language (if that bothers you) but not enough to seem unjustified in a military sci-fi setting. Ironically, it wasn't the military people doing the cussing, it was the religious people.Although the bad guys in this book were religious people, it didn't seem to be centered around religion [...]


  • Jim

    28Aug2011: Re-read for September in Beyond Reality group. An excellent second book to the series. The universe grows & we find out more about Honor. Excellent fights, not just with ships. 2008: No review, but I rated it with 4 stars.


  • Dan

    I am so glad that I discovered this series walking past the best sellers section of a Stop and Shop about 2 decades ago.


  • Lindsay

    As I am still new to the sci-fi genre, the first book in this series was difficult for me to get into. However, starting this second book, I am glad I continued to pursue the series.This book was intriguing, eye-opening, and empowering. Captain Harrington, renowned military personnel of the Queen’s navy, is fantastic. She is strong, independent, skilled, and tough as nails. But when she comes to the planet Grayson, she is faced with hatred simply because she is a woman. The patriarchal society [...]


  • Steve

    Five stars if only for the simple fact that I couldn't put this down. I was a little disappointed by what length of time had elapsed from the first book, but the action very quickly picked up, and I found myself embroiled in the politics of Manticore. The climax really did sneak up on me, and it wasn't until at least six pages in that I realised that it must be. The resolution felt a tiny bit stilted to me, but I'm fascinated by this series, and very curious where it's going.


  • S. J.

    *4.7 Stars*Scorecard: (Out of 10)* Quality of Writing - 10* Pace - 8* Plot development - 10* Characters - 10* Enjoyability - 9* Insightfulness - 10* Ease of Reading - 9* Photos/Illustrations - NAFinal Score: 66/70 = 94%*WARNING: In addition to the series' usual battle sequences and somewhat graphic death scenes, there are some terrible events that take place in this book. While the author handles them with care, they are not for young teens and older readers should be aware of what they are gett [...]


  • Hannah Ringler

    Tea Recommendation: Earl Gray.This series was a recommendation from a good friend of mine, and was sold to me as ‘Master and Commander! In space. With women.’ And that is almost completely true. The main difference - and it is a very large difference - between that summation and the contents of the books is that the Aubreyad is, at its heart, a story about friendship and the Honor series is a series that deals with isolation, overcoming it, and the extent to which Honor cannot overcome her i [...]


  • Mark

    Another Stellar readBook 2 of the series was even better than book 1. A little politics, action and drama. Looking forward to the 3rd book


  • ***Dave Hill

    APRIL 2012 REVIEW - This is likely my favorite of the Honorverse books, though all of the first half-dozen have something to recommend them and, as it was the first I read, I may be slightly prejudiced.Still, it's damn fine space opera / SF Military Melodrama, as Our Heroine faces prejudice, assassins, holy warriors, and Impossible Odds, and does so with feet of -- well, not clay, but not the perfect water-walking platinum (metaphorically speaking) she later attains. She has flaws here -- insecu [...]


  • Simone

    The Honor of The Queen is the second novel in the Honor Harrington series by David Weber (commonly known as the Honorverse), and is, in my opinion, one of the strongest of the series in terms of showcasing Honor’s character and ideals. Honor Harrington embodies the principles of The Star Kingdom of Manticore; she is noble, intelligent, understanding, and above all, loyal to her Queen. On Basilisk Station, the first book of the series, explains the political situation between The Star Kingdom o [...]


  • Kristin

    This book felt like I was reading one info dump after another: summary of what happened at Basilisk, history of Greyson, history of Masada, complete breakdown of the Manticoran Fleet, competely dissection of ship capabilities. Info. Overload.I kept coming across what I considered "unnecessary science"- there is the over used example in writing workshops of "the door iris-ed open" to convey that it was not a traditional door, but a futuristic setting. While I can't find the example I want from th [...]


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