Shadow of Victory - David Weber

Shadow of Victory

By David Weber

  • Release Date: 2016-11-01
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4
From 81 Ratings


The Mesan Alignment is revealed, and, for Honor Harrington and the Manticoran Star Kingdom, this means war!

Unintended Consequences

Sometimes things don’t work out exactly as planned.

The Mesan Alignment has a plan—one it’s been working on for centuries. A plan to remake the galaxy and genetically improve the human race—its way.

Until recently, things have gone pretty much as scheduled, but then the Alignment hit a minor bump in the road called the Star Empire of Manticore. So the Alignment engineered a war between the Solarian League, the biggest and most formidable interstellar power in human history. To help push things along, the Alignment launched a devastating sneak attack which destroyed the Royal Manticoran Navy’s industrial infrastructure.

And in order to undercut Manticore’s galaxy‑wide reputation as a star nation of its word, it launched Operation Janus—a false‑flag covert operation to encourage rebellions it knows will fail by promising Manticoran support. The twin purposes are to harden Solarian determination to destroy the Star Empire once and for all, and to devastate the Star Empire’s reputation with the rest of the galaxy.

But even the best laid plans can have unintended consequences, and one of those consequences in this case may just be a new dawn of freedom for oppressed star nations everywhere.

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  • Generous at Three Stars

    By Aadtyriun
    Only buy this book if you are a huge fan of the Honor Harrington series. It appears Mr. Weber basically took the extra chapters from his preceding four or five books that had to be cut due to length and slapped them together with a few new chapters. The final result is a book that covers a vast amount of material that's already been covered in the three preceding Shadow of Saganami books and the last two mainline Honor Harrington books (Mission of Honor and A Rising Thunder). Only, it's mostly told from the POV of relatively minor characters who've been on the periphery of the main storylines and barely moves any of the main storylines along at all. Throw in a great deal of character names, places or organizations that are presented in Polish or Czech and you have a book that at times becomes a grind to read. If you've read the five books mentioned above, you've pretty much covered the entirety of THIS book! Very disappointing.