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Name: Shadow of Victory
Author: David Weber
Publisher: Baen Books
Publication Date: 1 November 2016
ISBN: 978-1476781822
Previous: Shadow of Freedom

Shadow of Victory is the latest Saganami Island book and was released on November 1st, 2016. eARC was released on October 29th, 2016.

Timeframe: February 1921 PD - October 1922 PD

Cover Summary Edit

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.

Plot Edit

The book describes the Mesan operation Janus from beginning to its end, from viewpoint of all the participants - Manticoran, Mayan, Mesan, Verge 'resistance' and OFS. It also details the Alignment evacuation of Mesa and its PR strike against Manticore. Honor Harrington makes only a cameo appearance.

Background Edit

This book confirms the Yawata strike survival of following characters: Ginger Lewis, Aubrey Wanderman, and Paulo d'Arezzo. Several Alignment characters also die.

References Edit

Characters Edit

Brandon Grant | Markus Bochart | Franz Gillespie | Rufino Chernyshev | Wiktoria Lewandowska | Kazimierz Lukazewski | Ludwik Kezczynski | Szymon Ziomkowski | Tomasz Szponder | Ludwika Sosabowska | Wincenty Malakowski | Grzegorz Zielinski | Justyna Pokriefke | Agnieszka Krzywicka | Teofil Strenk | Hieronim Mazur | Jaroslaw Kotarski | Bjørn Kudzinowski | Brigadier Pawlikowski | Quentin O'Malley | Guthrie Bagwell | Augustus Khumalo | Victoria Saunders | Ambrose Chandler | Loretta Shoupe | Amandine Corvisart | Baroness Medusa (Estelle Matsuko) | Blake Bonifacio | Roberto Tyler | Agnes Nordbrandt | Captain ... Kurtz | Adam Šiml | Josephine Siminetti | Jan Cabrnoch | Daniel Kápička | Dalibor Čáp | Luis Verner | Zdeněk Vilušínský | Zuzana Žďárská | Roman Hruška | Isabel Bardasano | Ulrike Eichbauer | Damien Harahap | Volkhart Kalokainos | Francisca Yucel | Ginger Lewis | Aubrey Wanderman | Helen Zilwicki | Paulo d'Arezzo | Helga Boltitz | Aivars Terekhov | Michelle Henke

Starships Edit

HMS Charles Ward

Planets Edit

Chotěboř (Kumang System)






Smoking Frog



Nations Edit

Mesa | Star Empire of Manticore | Solarian League

Other Edit

Operation Janus | Mesan Alignment

Honorverse vs. Reality

External links Edit

  • Chapter One at Weber Forums [1]
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
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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