I read this book about 23-Dec-2003. I've read this book before. The book is copyright 1993. This note was last modified Saturday, 16-Apr-2016 20:14:57 PDT.
This is book 2 of the "Honor Harrington" series.
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This was in the stack next to Field of Dishonor. I initially thought that this was the other one where Honor fights a duel, but I see that this is an earlier book -- her first time in Yeltsin's Star.
The final battle, with Thunder of God and Fearless both so crippled they don't detect the Manticoran rescue fleet coming in, and Honor being able to defeat Simonds due to the combination of the ballistic missiles (they're far past their drive range) that Alexander fired, hoping they'd be detected and let Honor know he was there, plus a mistake by Simonds giving her a down-the-throat shot, is about as dramatic as it can get.