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Promised Land
With One Stone
A Ship Named Francis
Let's Go To Prague
The Service of the Sword

"Let's Go To Prague", written by John Ringo, is the fourth short story in the fourth Honorverse anthology The Service of the Sword, first published in 2003.

Timeframe: late 1913 PD

Plot Edit

The Manticoran military spies John Mullins and Charles Gonzalvez travel to the planet Prague in the People's Republic of Haven for a little holiday. However, they soon become involved in the extraction of Admiral Mládek, a People's Navy officer who wants to defect to Manticore.

In the middle of these unsuspected events, Mullins meets an old love interest of his, Rachel Covilla, whom he had to leave behind on Haven when being reassigned. She helps him to some extent, but does not come with them.

Through a little scheming, a wild car chase, and the use of some extravagant costumes, the two spies manage to get the Admiral to safety. The data he provides helps Admiral Givens to confirm large amounts of StateSec data Honor Harrington brought back from the prison planet Hades. However, Mullins and Gonzalvez are chastised by Givens for the track of chaos they left behind.

In the end, Mullins reconciles with Rachel, who to his astonishment turns out to be a fellow ONI officer and the one actually in charge of extracting Mládek. The two renew their relationship and plan a romantic holiday on Gryphon.

References Edit

Characters Edit

Rachel Covilla | Garson | Patricia Givens | Charles Gonzalvez | Mládek | John Mullins | Gunther Orafson | Q | Cordelia Ransom | Sims | Thomas Totim

Starships Edit

Planets Edit

Nations Edit

Other Edit

Allemaigne | Arellian caviar | Aunt Meda's House of Pain | Covert Insertion Team | Gilgamesh River Devil | Hyper-Puma Trot | Lee's Cleaners | Krupp Metal Works | Oberlon, Inc. | Office of Naval Intelligence (RMN) | Office of State Security | Nagasaki shrimps | New French | New Ghuanzou | New Prague Hotel | New Provence compote | Nouveau Paris | New Prague | Prague Defense Force | Prague Metropolitan Museum | Seaforth Nine | spank

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 Uncompromising Honor
HH7 In Enemy Hands
HH8 Echoes of Honor
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 SI3 Shadow of Freedom
SI4 Shadow of Victory
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
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