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Book Note: David Weber, A Rising Thunder

I read this book about 14-Mar-2014. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2012. This note was last modified Saturday, 16-Apr-2016 20:03:27 PDT.

This is book 13 of the "Honor Harrington" series.

This note contains spoilers for the book.


The next mainline Honor Harrington book.

Things start to come crashing down for the Solarian League, with Haven allying with Manticore and both governments (plus some allies) giving credence to the stories about Manpower (or, really, the Mesan Alliance). But most politicians and naval officers still refuse to believe that anything like that could be true, and figure Manticore is just feeling expansionist.

Admiral Fillareta loses his entire fleet attacking Manticore. He was too smart to shoot given the odds, but Mesa has put the nanotech vector in a crewman, who fires all the missiles in the fleet, prompting Honor to return fire. Then Admiral Rajampet commits suicide, also under nanotech control though nobody realizes it.

We haven't seen the return of the Mesan Navy, with the super-weapons that made the Yawata strike possible, but they're out there. They must be approaching from some unexpected direction. Meanwhile the Manticoran experts have been shipped off to Bolthole to work with Shannon Forester to see what they can come up with.

Cachat and Zilwicky return from their Mesan expedition (and the Green Pines incident) with their refugee Mesan scientist, too.

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