A Rising Thunder - David Weber

A Rising Thunder

By David Weber

  • Release Date: 2013-01-30
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 266 Ratings


Peril and strife strike on a double front for Honor Harrington and company. After a brutal attack on the Manticoran home system, Honor Harrington has rooted out a plan designed to enslave the entire human species. Behind that plan lies the shadowy organization known as the Mesan Alignment. Task number one for Honor is to shut down and secure the wormhole network that is the source of the Star Kingdom's wealth and power—but also its greatest vulnerability. Yet this is an act that the ancient and corrupt Earth-based Solarian League inevitably takes as a declaration of war.

The thunder of battle rolls as the Solarian League directs its massive power against the Star Kingdom. And once again, Honor Harrington is thrust into a desperate battle that she must win if she is to survive to take the fight to the real enemy of galactic freedom—the insidious puppetmasters of war who lurk behind the Mesan Alignment!

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  • Huge disappointment

    By ImAHappyGuy
    Do not buy this book. Stop at book 12 and pretend that's the end. That was a pretty good ending to a light read and overall fun series. This novella, however, spent half it's time rehashing scenes from the previous book told from another perspective. And while there were moments of fun, most of the rest was tedium relieved only by its overall brevity. Then it ends, no, there is no ending, it suddenly stops in the middle of a conversation, and I had to wonder if there was some technical glitch. But I guess not. Obviously milking the series for a few more bucks when his heart wasn't in it.
  • A Rising Thunder

    By I like skill
    The plot is less focused than previous books in the series. The book ends abruptly. I have read that the original book was split into two novels; the ending is certainly consistent with that. Apparently the publishers are in no hurry to bring out the second half.
  • Good but you need to be be a weber fan or start with the first book and you will be.

    By Me2342346889
  • A Rising Thunder

    By Texnac
    Too obviously a middle book in a series. There was not three chapters in the book that were really pertinent to the continuance of the storyline and I thought if I had to read "more in sorrow than in anger" one more time I was going to throw my phone! Not what I've come to expect from David Weber.
  • Can't put it down.

    By ladyo80
    I really have enjoyed the Honor Herrington series. Can't put these books down.
  • You’ll think about Manticore when you read the newspaper

    By Pony14
    Not only does this book tell a successful story with sympathetic complex characters, it makes concrete some of the tensions with in our current world and domestic politics. Like all good science fiction this novel (and the series) extrapolates present trends into the distant future and to see what might shake out. This series has captured my imagination in a way that invades my thinking today when I read the newspaper. I can’t wait for the next installment.
  • Once again"

    By TreeCat56
    David Weber has written another excellent book in the Honorverse series. Plenty of nice twists and turns. A quick read. I highly recommend it.
  • A raising thunder

    By COlDAN1
    Good book and seris