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Echoes of honor
Name: Echoes of Honor
Author: David Weber
Publisher: Baen Books
Publication Date: 1998
Chapters: 49 + prologue & epilogue
ISBN: 0671578332
Series: Main Series
Previous: In Enemy Hands
Next: Ashes of Victory

Echoes of Honor is the eighth book of David Weber's series of novels and short stories chronicling the adventures of Honor Harrington. It was first published in 1998.

Unlike all other Honorverse novels, Echoes of Honor is divided into six "books". Books 1, 3 and 5 describe the unfolding course of the Havenite-Manticoran War, while Books 2, 4 and 6 focus on the exploits of Honor Harrington and her allies on the prison planet Hades.

Timeframe: February 1912 PD – December 1913 PD

Cover SummaryEdit

For eight bloody years, the Star Kingdom of Manticore and its allies have taken the war to the vastly more powerful People's Republic of Haven, and Commodore Honor Harrington has been in the forefront of that war.
But now Honor has fallen, captured by the Peep Navy, turned over to the forces of State Security ... and executed on the interstellar network's nightly news.
The Manticoran Alliance is stunned and infuriated by Honor's death and grimly resolved to avenge it. Yet their military is over-extended and the People's Republic is poised to take the offensive once more, this time with a new strategy, new weapons, a new command team, and a whole new determination to win. The war is about to enter a phase of unprecedented ferocity ... and the Alliance is on the short end of the stick.
But even as powerful Peep fleets hurtle towards their objectives, neither they nor the Alliance are aware of events occurring on a distant, isolated, inescapable prison planet called Hell. For what no one knows, not even State Security, is that Honor Harrington is not dead. She and a handful of her people are trapped on Hell, and determined to disprove the Peep boast that no one can ever escape it. Honor Harrington is going home, and taking her people with her ... even if she has to conquer Hell to do it.

Plot Edit

Honor Harrington is apparently dead, her "execution" being broadcast on holo-disc all over the Havenite Sector. State funerals are held on both Grayson and Manticore, and an empty coffin is buried in King Michael's Cathedral. While the Manticorans are shocked by the news of Harrington's death, the Graysons are completely outraged.

However, the footage was faked: Honor Harrington is still alive and plotting her return. Having survived the destruction of PNS Tepes, Honor and her allies hide on the surface of the prison planet Hades, monitoring the Office of State Security's communications and linking with other prisoners held all over the planet. Eventually they launch a surprise attack, defeating the local Havenite garrison and taking control of Camp Charon.

Meanwhile, the People's Navy under the new and aggressive leadership of Admiral Esther McQueen goes on the offensive and launches Operation Icarus, a series of simultaneous and devastating attacks on Manticore and its allies, even hitting Manticoran territory for the first time in the war. The Manticorans, however, are testing some new weapon systems which may definitively shift the balance in their favor: the LAC carrier concept is born, and fundamentally changes the doctrine of space warfare.

Back on Hades, now in control of the StateSec facilities, Honor's party travels across the inhospitable planet and frees all remaining prisoners -- including Commodore Jesus Ramirez, the long-lost father of Honor's associate, Tomas Ramirez. Their surviving guards are tried by a military tribunal that sends a considerable number of them to the gallows. When news of the offensive led by Admiral McQueen reach Hades, the former prisoners realize that they cannot count on a Manticoran rescue mission. Harrington and her allies hatch a plan to capture as many Havenite ships as possible by ambushing a support fleet with the planets orbital defense systems. With a sizable fleet of captured enemy vessels, which they call the "Elysian Space Navy", the former prisoners defeat a StateSec armada in the Battle of Cerberus and evacuate the prison planet.

After two years, Honor Harrington finally returns home, along with half a million former political prisoners and POWs. Upon their arrival at Trevor's Star, she sends a message that shocks all personnel stationed there -- including the man she loves -- to the core: "We're home."

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CharactersEdit

Carla Abramowitz | Adam | Aidan Adcock | Jeptha Adcock | Jonas Adcock | Calvin Addison | Agard | Albertson | Emily Alexander | Hamish Alexander | William Alexander | Dante Alighieri | Amy | Gustav Anderman | Justin Anderson | Andromeda | Anna | Artemis | Gianna Ascher | Stewart Ashford | Linda Barstow | Protector Benjamin IX | Benjamin the Great | Harriet Benson | Leonard Boardman | Yuri Bogdanovich | Napoléon Bonaparte | Ivan Bukato | Caermon | Caine | Thomas Caparelli | Rafael Cardones | Carson | Warner Caslet | Jonathan Carter | Jessica Challot | Seth Chernock | Clairmont | Carson Clinkscales | Howard Clinkscales | Lucien Cortez | Raoul Courvosier | Ellen D'Orville | Lucy Danvers | Henri Dessouix | Oliver Diamato | Sarah DuChene | Queen Elizabeth III | Farragut | Fierenzi | Erasmus Fontein | Shannon Foraker | Harrison Fraiser | Heinrich Gaines | Garfield | John Garth | Gearing | Michael Gearman | Gillespie | Javier Giscard | Patricia Givens | Cynthia Gonsalves | Trevor Haggerston | Halburton | Joanne Hall | Ira Hamer | Salvatore Hammerwell | Julius Hanks | Horace Harkness | Jacquelyn Harmon | Harper | Harriman | Alfred Harrington | Allison Chou Harrington | Devon Harrington | Honor Harrington | Harris | John Haughton | Klaus Hauptman | Calvin Henke | Edward Henke | Michelle Henke | Hera | Susan Hibson | Hipper | Everard Honeker | Hopkins | Horner | Alfred Hewitt | Joan Huertes | Hunley | Isler | Tatiana Jamieson | Allen Jardine | Andrea Jaruwalski | Jason | Jason | Leander Joubert | Jane Kellet | Kelly | Kleinmeuller | Kline | Theodosia Kuzak | LaBoeuf | Leahy | Andrew LaFollet | Miranda LaFollet | Julia Lapisch | Anson Lethridge | Oscar Levitt | Sabrina Longmont | Sally MacBride | James MacGuiness | Andrew MacIntosh | John Mackenzie XI | Theresa Mahoney | Mantooth | Solomon Marchant | Wesley Matthews | Richard Maxwell | Benjamin Mayhew IX | Bernard Mayhew VII | Elaine Mayhew | Honor Mayhew | Jasper Mayhew | Jeanette Mayhew | Katherine Mayhew | Michael Mayhew | Rachel Mayhew | Theresa Mayhew | Thomas Mayhew II | Sally McBride | Bruce McGyver | Alistair McKeon | Cynthia McTierney | Esther McQueen | Geraldine Metcalf | King Michael I | Fritz Montoya | Nelson | Willard Neufsteiler | Nimitz | Jennifer O'Brien | Tamara O'Jorgenson | Yancey Parks | Amos Parnell | Russell Perot | Susan Phillips | Robert Pierre | Cadwaller Pineau | Ron Porter | Henry Prestwick | Eloise Pritchart | Proxmire | Ragman | Elena Ramirez | Jesus Ramirez | Josepha Ramirez | Rosario Ramirez | Tomas Ramirez | Cordelia Ransom | Nathan Robards | King Roger III | Rodgers | Yuri Rollins | Edward Saganami | Oscar Saint-Just | Samantha | Regina Sanderman | Sandford | Russell Sanko | Elvis Santino | Mark Sarnow | Ellen Shalus | Short | Shrevner | Matthew Simonds | Scott Smith | Sorrenson | Barbara Stackowitz | Stephenson | Ceilia Steiner | Harold Styles | Jeremiah Sullivan | Allen Summervale | Ernest Takahashi | Michael Tennard | Madison Thaddeus | Sabrina Thaddeus | Brigham Therret | Thomas Theisman | Prestwick Thornegrave | Alexander Thurston | Lester Tourville | Prescott Tremaine | Dennis Tresca | Trevellyn | Truitt | Alice Truman | Marisa Turner | Frances Tyler | Uller | Ullerman | Neville Underwood | Usterman | Serena Ustinov | Veracruz | James Webster | Angelique Winton | Joanna Winton | Michael Winton | Roger Winton | Roger Winton | Caitrin Winton-Henke | Dietmar Yanakov | Judah Yanakov | Zack Yanakov | Rachel Yang | Paul Yearman | Younce | Young | Eleanor Younger | Alfredo Yu | Justin Zyrr-Winton |

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Adler System | Admiralty House | Advanced Tactical Course | aircar | Alizon System | Allman System | April Massacre | April Tribunal | Argonaut-class | Austin City | Bancroft Steading | Barnett System | Baseball | Basic Living Stipend | Basilisk System | Basilisk Terminus | Bassingford Medical Center | Battle of Cerberus | Bearcat | Beowulf Life Sciences Code | Blackbird Yard | Buffalo (Beowulf) | Bureau of Personnel | Bureau of Ships | Bureau of Weapons (RMN) | Camp Charon | Camp Inferno | Capital Field | Centrist Party | Cerberus System | Chancellor (Grayson) | Chancellor of the Exchequer | Chief of Naval Operations (Haven) | Chinese Language | Church of Humanity Unchained | Citizens' Rights Union | City of Landing | College of Heraldry | Committee of Public Safety | Conclave of Steadholders | Constitution (Grayson) | Constitution (Manticore) | Copperwalls | Cromarty government | Crown Loyalist Party Cystic fibrosis | Delacourt | Deneb Accords | Detweiler ruby | Diaspora of Man | Doctrine of the Test | Duchy of Cromarty | DuQuesne Ocean | Earldom of Gold Peak | Earldom of Harrington | Earldom of New Kiev | Earldom of White Haven | Eighth Fleet (Manticore) | Endicott System | English language | Erewhon Navy | Faithful | false-potato | First Battle of Hancock | First Battle of Nightingale | First Battle of Seabring | First Space Lord | Fourth Battle of Yeltsin's Star | French language | Garth Steading | Gaston Marine Corps | Gaston Space Navy | Gaston System | German language | Grayson Space Marine Corps | Grayson Space Navy | Grayson Sword of State | Grayson Civil War | Grayson Sky Domes, Ltd. | Gryphon Minerals, Ltd. | Great Hall | Gualt System | Hancock Station | Hancock System | Harrington Cathedral | Harrington City | Harrington House | Harrington Steading | Harrington Sword | Harris Assassination | Hauptman Cartel | Hauptman Yards, Ltd. | Haven Sector | Haven System | Hebrew | Heinlein Maneuver | High Court (Grayson) | Home Fleet | Homer-class | House of Winton | Interstellar News Service | Jankowski Cartel | Japanese language | Jason Bay | Javelin | Jeune ecole | Joust System | 'Kilkenny Cat' method of provisioning | King Michael's Cathedral | King Roger I Boulevard | Kreskin Field | Kreskin Field Flight School | Landing | Landing General Hospital | Legislaturalist | Leveler Uprising | Liberal Party | Lords of the Admiralty | Lowell Space Navy | Mackenzie Steading | Macomb General | Madras System | Manticoran Alliance | Manticoran Articles of War | Manticoran dollar | Manticoran Plague | Manticore Colony Trust of Zurich | Manticore Binary System | Manticore Wormhole Junction | Mayhew Clan | Mayhew Dynasty | Mayhew Restoration | Medusa-class | Monopoly | Naval Intelligence Section | Neo-Luddites | New Order | Niflheim | Nouveau Paris | Nuada System | Nuclear fission | Nuclear fusion | Octagon | Office of Internal Security | Office of Naval Intelligence (RMN) | Office of Public Information | Office of Shipbuilding | Office of State Security | Official Secrets Act | Old Palace | Old Quarter | Operation Dagger | Operation Icarus | Operation Lunch Basket | Paroa System | Pegasus System | Pegasus System Navy | People's Navy | People's Tower | People's Uniform Code of Conduct | Pineau cryogenic process | Planetary Security Forces | Prime Minister of the Star Kingdom of Manticore | Progressive Party | Project Anzio | Project Ghost Rider | Prolong | Protector's Champion | Protector's Council | Protector's Palace | Queen's Bench | Regent of Harrington Steading | Reiko System | Reliant-class | Republic of Haven Naval Academy | Republic of Haven Navy | Reuters of Beowulf | Royal Manticoran Marine Corps | Royal Manticoran Navy | Sacristy | Saganami Island | Saint Austin's Cathedral | San Martin Navy | Seabring System | Seaford Nine System | Second Battle of Adler | Second Grayson-Masadan War | Second Reformation Roman Catholic Church | Secour System | Secretary of War | Seaford Nine System | Seljuk System | Sheol | Shilo System | Shrike-class | shuttlesquito | Solan System | Spanish language | Special Intelligence Service | Sphinx finch | Sphinx near-pike | Sphinx snow leopard | Star of Grayson | State Funeral of Honor Harrington | State Security Naval Forces | Steadholder's Oath | Strathson Steading | Styx | Suchien System | Sun Plantation Crown Tea Number 7 | Supreme Tribunal of the People's Justice | Sword Museum of Art | Tambourin System | Tartarus | Tea | Third Battle of Adler | Third Battle of Nightingale | Third Battle of Yeltsin's Star | Trevor's Star System | Trevor's Star Terminus | Twelfth Fleet (Haven) | Unicorn Belt | Unicorn Yard | United Faxes Intergalactic | Weapons Development Board | Yalta System | Yeltsin's Star System | Zanzibar System Navy | Zanzibar System |

External links Edit

Main Honor Harrington series
HH1 On Basilisk Station HH9 Ashes of Victory
HH2 The Honor of the Queen HH10 War of Honor
HH3 The Short Victorious War HH11 At All Costs
HH4 Field of Dishonor HH12 Mission of Honor
HH5 Flag in Exile HH13 A Rising Thunder
HH6 Honor Among Enemies HH14 Shadow of Freedom
HH7 In Enemy Hands HH15 Shadow of Victory
HH8 Echoes of Honor HH16 TBA
Spin off Series
Crown of Slaves Saganami Island
CS1 Crown of Slaves SI1 The Shadow of Saganami
CS2 Torch of Freedom SI2 Storm from the Shadows
CS3 Cauldron of Ghosts
Star Kingdom Manticore Ascendant
SK1 A Beautiful Friendship MA1 A Call to Duty
SK2 Fire Season MA2 A Call to Arms
SK3 Treecat Wars MA3 A Call to Vengeance
Anthologies
HHA1 More Than Honor HHA4 The Service of the Sword
HHA2 Worlds of Honor HHA5 In Fire Forged
HHA3 Changer of Worlds HHA6 Beginnings
Tales of Honor Comic Series
TOH1 Tales of Honor #1 TOH4 Tales of Honor #4
TOH2 Tales of Honor #2 TOH5 Tales of Honor #5
TOH3 Tales of Honor #3 TOHV1 Tales of Honor Vol 1


Honorverse Non-Fiction
Book Companions Ad Astra Companions
HOS House of Steel Companion SOTF Ships of the Fleet Calendars
HOSH House of Shadows Companion SITS Saganami Island Tactical Simulator
HOL House of Lies Companion
Jayne's Intelligence Review Jayne's Fighting Ships of the Galaxy
JIR1 The Royal Manticoran Navy SB1 Ship Book 1: The Havenite Sector
JIR2 The Havenite Republican Navy SB2 Ship Book 2: The Silesian Confederacy
JIR3 The Silesian Confederate Navy SB3 Ship Book 3: The Short Victorious War

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