Book Review: David Weber’s Mission of Honor

Posted November 27, 2010 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from my own shelves in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: David Weber’s Mission of Honor

Mission of Honor


David Weber

It is part of the Honor Harrington #12, Honorverse #17 series and is a military science fiction that was published by Baen Books on June 22, 2010 and has 600 pages.

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Other books in this series include Worlds of Honor, Fire Season, Worlds of Weber: Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington and Other Stories, Beginnings, Treecat Wars

Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Insurrection, Worlds of Honor, Empire from the Ashes, Changer of Worlds, Torch of Freedom, Hell’s Gate, Hell Hath No Fury, In Fire Forged, In Fury Born, Off Armageddon Reef, By Schism Rent Asunder, Mission of Honor, By Heresies Distressed, A Rising Thunder, A Mighty Fortress, How Firm a Foundation, Fire Season, Midst Toil and Tribulation, Shadow of Freedom, House of Steel, Worlds of Weber: Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington and Other Stories, Beginnings, Like a Mighty Army, Cauldron of Ghosts, Treecat Wars, A Call to Duty, Hell's Foundations Quiver, At the Sign of Triumph

Twelfth in the Honor Harrington military science fiction series. If you’re interested, there is a chronological listing of the Honorverse books on my website.

My Take

I do like to catch up with all the books in a series. On the other hand, I hate to catch up when I’m terrified about what’s gonna happen next.

And, gawd, there is so much happening on so many fronts in Mission of Honor, and I was so terrified at what would happen I couldn’t decide if I should tear through the book or set it aside every few chapters to stave off the bad news.

While this particular story is supposedly about Honor with her diplomatic mission to Haven, the honors were shared fairly equally with Mike and her battles with the Sollies. I’m wondering if this is Weber’s way of easing Honor out of the picture…I sure hope not.

In the meantime, Manpower is very definitely flexing its hidden muscles with devastating consequences but things may not be going all their way for very much longer…