Confronting a new and technologically powerful enemy after a brutal attack on the Manticoran home system, Honor Harrington learns of a Mesan Alignment plot to enslave the entire human species and prepares for a defense that places the Star Kingdom at terrible risk.
Journeying to the Sothoii Wind Plain as a representative of the War God, Bahzell is selected to become the first hradani windrider in history, an honor that brings as much resentment as respect and a situation that is complicated by the plots of the goddess Shigu, the Queen of Hell, and her supporters and the romantic overtures of Baron Tellian's daughter. Reprint.
What price victory? The war with the Repbulic of Haven has resumed... disastrously for the Start Kingdom of Manticore. Admiral Lady Dame Honor Harrington, Steadholder and Duchess Harrington, the single victorious Allied commander of the opening phase of the new war, has been recalled from the Sidemore System to command Eighth Fleet.
Rear Admiral Michelle Henke was commanding one of the ships in a force led by Honor Harrington in an all-out space battle. The odds were against the Star Kingdom forces, and they had to run. But Michelle's ship was crippled, and she and her surviving crew were taken prisoner. Much to her surprise, she was repatriated to Manticore.
Controlled by their tireless electronic brains, the gigantic robot tanks known as Bolos were almost indestructible. This novels talks about one Bolo who is driven over the edge by the very humans it is pledged to protect; another Bolo must decide whether or not to disobey when it is given an order that constitutes genocide; and more.
The Kingdom of Charis and the Kingdom of Chisholm have joined together, pledged to stand against the tyranny of a corrupt Church. The youthful Queen Sharleyan of Chisholm has wed King Cayleb of Charis, forging a single dynasty, a single empire, dedicated to the defense of human freedom.
The world has changed. The mercantile kingdom of Charis has prevailed over the alliance designed to exterminate it. Armed with better sailing vessels, better guns, and better devices of all sorts - Charis faced the combined navies of the rest of the world at Darcos Sound and Armageddon Reef - and broke them.
The Union of Arcana has expanded through the portals linking parallel universes for over a century and a half. In that time, its soldiers and sorcerers have laid claim to one uninhabited planet after another - all of them Earth.
It began with two men. They came from very different worlds - entirely different universes, in fact - one using sorcery and the other using mental powers and steam-age technology. They met in a virgin forest on a duplicate planet Earth. Neither side knows who shot first, but each blames the other, and it doesn't really matter, now, because war has begun.