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By David Weber | Comments: ( 417 ) | Date: ( Apr 03, 2020 )

The proles are revolting.The families who rule the People s Republic of Haven are in trouble The treasury s empty, the Proles are restless, and civil war is imminent.But the ruling class knows what they need to keep in power another short, victorious war to unite the people and fill the treasury once It s a card they ve played often in the last half century, alwaysThe proles are revolting.The families who rule the People s Republic of Haven are in trouble The treasury s empty, the Proles are restless, and civil war is imminent.But the ruling class knows what they need to keep in power another short, victorious war to unite the people and fill the treasury once It s a card they ve played often in the last half century, always successfully, and all that stands in their way is the Star Kingdom of Manticore and its threadbare allies.Only this time the Peeps face something different This time they re up against Captain Honor Harrington and a Royal Manticoran Navy that s prepared to give them a war that s far from shortd anything but victorious.


  • Title: The Short Victorious War
  • Author: David Weber
  • ISBN: 9780671875961
  • Page: 134
  • 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 Short Victorious War

  • Mr. Matt

    I think I've made up my mind about the Honor Harrington books. They are solid three star books. That doesn't mean that they are bad or that I won't read more of them. Three star books are good. They are fun. They just aren't great - and that is OK. The Honor Harrington books are the book equivalent of big budget Hollywood action flicks. There are gargantuan space battles between the good guys and the bad guys. Think beam weapons, nuclear tipped missiles, and exploding space ships. The Short Vict [...]


  • Mike (the Paladin)

    The Honor Harrington books are excellent (so far anyway). This one is no exception. The characters are well drawn and the political situations if not deep and intricate are recognizable and told in a way that will either bring a nod of the head, a chuckle, or possibly tick you off if you disagree too strenuously with Weber.Honor's career has moved forward in spite of a few glitcheske the enmity of certain powerful members of the Peerage and some of her superiors who think she's somewhat of a loo [...]


  • Jim

    Honor continues to shine & this fairly short book opens several cans of worms that can really extend the series. This added to the depth of the series promising more fun in the future. I can't wait.There are still some info dumps, but at least one was shoved into the back as an appendix. Much of the information was contained in the first book & shouldn't have been. I skimmed it, but it's not really needed.The map in the front of the book is informative - too much so. Don't look at the le [...]


  • James

    The Short Victorious War is the third book in the Honor Harrington series and covers the plans by the People's Republic of Haven's attempts to initiate a war with the Manticorians in order to distract their own internal political grumblings against a common enemy, as well as, hopefully, win the war to refill the republic's emptying coffers. For those who have read the previous two books in the series, there is little of surprise here. Honor and the surrounding cast remains the mostly the same. H [...]


  • Troy G

    There are problems with this book. The mainly stem from the fact that there are no realistic characters in the honorverse. There is Honor who is the best that ever lived. She is always right, always perfect, and most important to David Weber, she has a vagina. Then the rest of the cast is divided into 3 elements. 1) People who irrationally hate Honor. 2) People who irrationally love Honor. and 3) People who get their butt kick by honor to establish her perfection. There are some Military Sci Fi [...]


  • Chris

    2.5 really.This is the third Honor book that I've and I'm reading them in order. This book isn't bad, it's a little better than okay.The second book in this series (The Honor of the Queen) looks at a female officer forced to work in a culture where women are second class citzens. In some ways, this book feels like he is going over something similar. This is because everyone who doubts Honor in this book is male and, therefore, either (a) dumb (b) evil or (c) both. Weber seems to want to talk abo [...]


  • Shaun Thomas

    I just finished The Short Victorious War by David Weber and I'm starting to notice a pattern here:1. Honor Harrington thrust into difficult situation complicated by politics.2. Honor thwarts an invasion while overcoming said politics.3. Profit.Now, I understand these have to be somewhat formulaic, and this book was in fact, enjoyable, so I can't complain excessively here. The real weakness of this book is that it's so short, and Honor plays such a minimal part in the action. I'd almost even call [...]


  • L'ours inculte

    Dans Une guerre victorieuse et brève, troisième tome de la saga Honor Harrington, David Weber nous projette un an après le joli carnage de Pour l’honneur de la reine. Notre héroïne a passé tout ce temps à se faire rafistoler et à se reposer parce qu’elle s’est bien faite amocher. Mais les vacances sont finies, c’est l’heure de la rentrée.Honor Harrington est rappelée au service de Sa Majesté sur le croiseur de combat le plus prestigieux de la flotte, le HMS Victoire. Elle va [...]


  • Casey

    Close to three stars, but I hit such a block when reading the middle of this book. It took me a week to get through one chapter.The Short Victorious War is an idea by the People's Republic of Haven to draw Manticore into a war, in order to distract their populace from the unrest and widespread economic and political issues on Haven.In the beginning, Honor is recovering from a head wound, and is adapting to a new bionic eye. She is called back to duty, and assumes command of the ship Nike as the [...]


  • Oni

    This is the weakest link in the series so far.The clash in Yeltsin Star has started the conflict between Haven Republic and Manticore Kingdom. The Haven Republic, as always, denied any involvement. But nevertheless the tension is rising.I am actually glad, because in this novel, we know more about what happened in the Havenite side. It brings more balance to the story, now we know what happened at the other side. The admiralty of Manticoran Navy is also troubled by the deployment of the task for [...]


  • Jim

    I swear these books are as bad as chips. Can't eat (read/listen to) just one! Johnson read this one much better. The politics got better as did the war & personal situations. Made for a great story.Weber is still a bit repetitious & tends to obscure rather than make points through his use of different units of measurement for acceleration. This is unfortunate, but I just went with it. On to the next after listening to another of London's stories.


  • Sean

    The third novel in David Weber's "Honor Harrington" series continues the story of Honor Harrington as she recovers from wounds received in battle and is given command of a new battlecruiser. Honor and her crew begin putting the ship through its paces, but we know that it won't be long before military action is required and Honor fights again against the forces of The People's Republic of Haven.David Weber has done a fine job of directly transfering Napoleonic naval warfare stories into a science [...]


  • Niall Teasdale

    Even though Nimitz didn't get to rip anyone's face of in this book, I think this was the most enjoyable one in the series so far.The battle sequences and such were, as usual, brilliantly done. Honor was awesome. The Haven thing finals comes to some sort of head and Havenite butts are kicked (at the usual enormous cost).Honor also gets some personal advancement (beyond her career) and while it's welcome, there comes the criticism: Weber seems unable to handle romance. Some people probably conside [...]


  • mixal

    There is some development in the characters, but overall quite anti-climactic. I am also not sure I like the the implicit ideological assumptions the book is covertly endorsing


  • Simone

    The Short Victorious War is the third book in the Honor Harrington series by David Weber, and it is truly the book that kicks off the hostilities between The Star Kingdom of Manticore and The People’s Republic of Haven proper. This book is based around the initial stages of a war that neither space society wishes to fight, but one that both are expecting.Haven is a society based upon conquest, or rather, it is one that is now reliant upon conquest to continue to function. It is an interesting [...]


  • Simone

    The growing tension between the People's Republic of Haven and The Star Kingdom of Manticore form the basis for this novel's storyline. The previous novels have each described situations in which first Haven and then Manticore attempt to establish lines in the sand upon which to wage the coming war. Both times Haven's efforts were prevented in large part by the actions of Honor Harrington.The primary aspect of this novel that I enjoyed was the way in which Honor's actions as a individual did not [...]


  • Agnieszka "Aeth" Jędrzejczyk

    As much as I liked the two previous books, this one I struggled to enjoy. First of all, the plot lacked enough focus to me: on the one side, we have Havenites plotting their war, on the other we have Manticore basically being hight and mighty, and in the middle of this is Honor, who, despite having nothing really to do, is still the embodiment of virtue and perfection (which, I have to say, by this point it's starting to get a bit old)So while the previous books had actual reasons to actively en [...]


  • Travis Starnes

    The third book in the Honor Harrington Series this book keeps up the tradition set by the first two. Although it does have some points where it drops off, it is an all-around good read for fans for serial science fiction.We are back shipside after having large portions of the last book with Honor planet bound. It truly is nice to see Harrington back in her element. We get almost as much intrigue here as we did in the previous installment in the series coupled with larger scale space combat.Honor [...]


  • Tom

    Both happy and sad at the structure of the novel. The story was great, let me get that out of the way! If you at all like Weber's Honor Harrington, you will love this novel. I'll just say it answers a few questions about Honor herself and Haven.I only have two complaints. 1) you only witness one of the three major ending battles in the book (not a spoiler, this is a military fantasy book, you know there is going to be a battle)2) it was hard to keep track of what was going on in Haven. I just th [...]


  • Michael Burnam-Fink

    Honorverse #3 sees the Big Show kick off, as Manticore and the People's Republic of Haven finally start the war that they've been dancing around-and as always Honor is right in the center, commanding the state-of-the-art Battlecruiser Nike in defense of critical forward base. Good intelligence on the part of the peeps and command errors above leave Honor's squadron badly outgunned by Dreadnoughts, and it's up to her tactical brilliance and guts to save the day.That said, this is where the series [...]


  • Niels Bugge

    Some of the strategic stuff broke suspension of disbelief (view spoiler)[(like why the Manticorians didn't have ANY spies in the Republic and consequently was completely blind, and why they didn't consider counter-attacking) (hide spoiler)]But overall good entertainment.And I'm very positively surprised about the quality to size ratio of this book.Many series authors suffer from accelerating page inflation, where each book get thicker and thicker because side-stories and secondary characters cro [...]


  • Susana789

    Séria pokračuje celkom vydareným tempom. Do príbehu sa dostávajú nové postavy, pokračuje konflikt medzi bielymi a čiernymi klobúkmi (planetárnymi frakciami), len miesto koní majú trochu väčšie loďky a miesto koltov lejzrové oné. Vesmírne bitky, politika. Love-story. Viac psychologických analýz :-(. Snaha o dotvorenie chladnej hrdinky o aspekt "ženskosti" (citovej empatie). Dúfam, že v ďalších dieloch sa z hlavnej hrdinky nestane Sue-Ellen. A je to cielene patriotické [...]


  • Alys

    I enjoyed this one largely because of the reveal of the People's Republic of Haven as more than just a 2-dimensional boogey-man out in space harassing our intrepid heroine and her people. It was a welcome deepening of the world-building and character development for the series. It was less action-packed than the first two, and the conflict within the members of the Manticore Navy was roughly the same as the first two, but strangely enough, it didn't get old or repetitive. At least, not yet, and [...]


  • Weenie

    Been a while since I last read an Honor Harrington book and I'd forgotten how much I liked them. This one had more of a personal edge, delving a little more into Honor's past and the focus on her relationships made her seem more human. More politics in this book too, which provided an interesting backstory. Then of course there are the epic space battles which Weber does so well! A great read overall.


  • Paraphrodite

    Had to skim through a lot of the battle tactics I know, I know, this is military sci-fibut still, all those moves and counter-moves and guessing games get a bit too tiresome after a while. A bit more personal development on Honor's front - from an unlikely source. But hardly any ninja treecat action!I'm glad that all the technical stuff got put into an appendix


  • Mitchell

    Pretty much the same formula. But a little bit more from the Peeps perspective, which most of the time I find to be just irritating. A moment of happiness for Honor, a lot of death for everyone else. We do get to meet Michelle Henke. But not a whole lot of Grayson in this one, nor a whole lot from Nimitz. But not too much on the technology or the battle, perhaps just enough. Call it 3.5 of 5.


  • Kirsten

    Not quite as good as the first two books in the series, but still a rollicking adventure! Honor Harrington is one of the best female characters out there and she doesn't disappoint. The political machinations in Haven and Manticore are also a great asset to this series. Can't wait for Book #4.


  • Janis

    I'm so glad I've discovered Honor Harrington!


  • Felicia

    Good story, quick moving plot. The events are not surprising, but how the characters get there is at least interesting. It is an enjoyable read.


  • William

    Great stuff, superb space battles, clever plotting, but sometimes the dialogue during meetings of the characters can be a bit long-winded.Proceeding apace with the entire series. Great stuff!


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