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At All Costs

by David Weber

At All Costs
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  • Published in USA  Nov 2005
    864 pages
    Genre: Novels

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'What price victory? The war with the Republic of Haven has resumed . . . disastrously for the Star 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. Everyone knows Eighth Fleet is the Alliance's primary offensive command, which makes it the natural assignment for the woman the media calls "the Salamander." But what most of the public DOESN'T know is that not only are the Star Kingdom and its Allies badly outnumbered by the Republic's new fleet, but that the odds are going to get steadily worse.....

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'Starred Review. Nobody does space opera better than Weber, and his heroine, Honor Harrington, introduced in On Basilisk Station (1993), remains as engaging as ever in the latest tome to chronicle her adventures.' - PW.

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overlong derivative pulp sadly
Hats off to Mr Weber for his industry but as someone who has flipped over too many of his pages I'm unexcited and unimpressed by him. The HH series could have been great fun but dragged its sorry ass until you hoped its central characters would get killed off and release you from the tedium

Empire of man was no better. I started it hoping he'd found his feet so to speak and wondered why I bothered when there were so many good authors you could be reading the rave reviews I've seen of him could only have been written by his friends, publicists or children in my opinion.

To compare him to C.S. Forrester Patrick O'Brein and Alexander Kent is an insult to them and others intelligence. Anyone who has read books by authors of true quality
will find his books like B movies. Ok and better than nothing if your housebound or stuck in an airport but I found myself wanting to shout "Economy of style Dummy !!!" at Mr W on many occasions and MORE ISNT BETTER !

He gets a disinterested Meh ! from me as I go in search of better authors.

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David Weber Author Biography

A lifetime military history buff, David Weber has carried his interest in history into his fiction. In the New York Times best selling Honor Harrington series, the spirit of both C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower and history's Admiral Nelson are evident.  With over five million copies of his books in print, David Weber is the fastest rising star in the Science Fiction universe. His Honor Harrington series boasts over 3 million copies in print, and Weber has had over thirteen of his titles on The New York Times Best Seller List. War of Honor, book 10 in the series appeared on over twelve Best Seller lists, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA TODAY.

While he is best known for his spirited, modern-minded space operas, he has also developed a fantasy ...

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