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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 fourth book continuing the Saganami Island storyline, and was released on November 1st, 2016. The 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 several characters, including Ginger Lewis, Aubrey Wanderman, and Paulo d'Arezzo.

References Edit

Characters Edit

Malachai Abruzzi | Gervais Archer | Joanna Agnelli | Hamish Alexander | William Alexander | Daud al-Fanudahi | Eileanóra Allenby | Jordan Allenby | Murdoch Allenby | Sandra Allenby | Philip Allfrey | Joachim Alquezar | Aldona Anisimovna | Raymundo Atkins | Guthrie Bagwell | Isabel Bardasano | Oravil Barregos | Maximilien Beaudry | Petr Bednář | Kenneth Bevan | Andrzej Bicukowski | Duan Binyan | Kayleigh Blanchard | Lupe Blanton | Richard Bledsoe | Anderson Bligh | Markus Bochart | Helga Boltitz | Blake Bonifacio | Gregoire Bourmont | Keith Boyle | Michael Breitbach | Clorinda Brinkman | Andrianna Brisbane | Josef Byng | Jan Cabrnoch | Thomas Caparelli | Alesta Cardot | Frederick Carlson | David Carte | Michael Carus | Henrique Chagas | Ambrose Chandler | Alexander Chapman | Lyman Carmichael | Ray Chatterjee | Rufino Chernyshev | Luka Chernyshev | Francine Cody | Theresa Coleman | Yolande Cornelisz | Lucien Cortez | Amandine Corvisart | Dalibor Čáp | Sandra Crandall | Paulo d'Arezzo | Rebecca Delvecchio | Dugald Dempster | Lewis Denton | Albrecht Detweiler | Collin Detweiler | Francis Drescher | Angelina Dreyfus | Ulrike Eichbauer | Jessica Epstein | Evigni | Claudio Faraday | Amanda Farquhar | Rick Fernandez | Massimo Filareta | Ansten FitzGerald | Jeremy Frank | Vincent Frugoni | Simeon Gaddis | Esteban Gibson | Franz Gillespie | Bruce Graham | Indiana Graham | Mackenzie Graham | Treysa Graham | Brandon Grant | Johannes Grazioli | Magdalena Grigoriv | Renée Guérin | Mateo Gutierrez | Gwang | Marianne Haavikko | Edie Habib | Fred Hairston | Sheila Hampton | Damien Harahap | Honor Harrington | Helena Hashimoto | Klaus Hauptman | Abigail Hearns | Michelle Henke | Alfonso Higgins | Martin Holeček | Taťána Holečková | Jacob Holowach | Junyan Hongbo | Glenn Horton | Houseman | Brenda Howell | Roman Hruška | Volkhart Kalokainos | Daniel Kápička | Naomi Kaplan | Robert Karlstad | Ludwik Kezczyński | Augustus Khumalo | Jordan Kiley | Winston Kingsford | Jamie Kirbishly | Innokentiy Kolokoltsov | Karl Koizumi | Radosław Kot | Jarosław Kotarski | Karolina Kreft | Henri Krietzmann | Agnieszka Krzywicka | Bjørn Kudzinowski | Kurtz | Joseph Landrum | Bridget Landry | Anthony Langtry | Stephen Lathorous | Kumanosuke Lawson | Wiktoria Lewandowska | Ginger Lewis | Svein Lombroso | Chester Lopez | Kristýna Šimlová Louthanová | Kazimierz Łukaszewski | Toinette Mabley | MacArtney | Tammas MacClacher | Kirsten MacChrystal | Tyler MacCrimmon | Morag MacCuffie | Erin MacFadzean | Elphin MacHutchin | Steaphan MacHutchin | Fenella MacKail | Alastair MacKeggie | Lachlan McLaurin | Innis MacLay | Maggie MacLay | Megan MacLean | Ailsa MacMinn | Keith MacMinn | Senga MacQuarie | Tammas MacPhee | Jock MacRathin | Angus MacRory | Elspeth MacRory | Georgina MacRory | Keddy MacRory | Luíseach MacRory MacGill | Mánas MacRory | Peter MacRory | Raghnall MacRory | Seamus MacRory | Tavis I MacRory | Tavis III MacRory | Nessa MacRuer | Julie Magilen | Jansen Mandrapilias | Valentine Manning | Trish Mansell | Wincenty Małakowski | Benjamin Marsden | Sying-ni Massarelli | Estelle Matsuko | Benjamin Mayhew IX | Hieronim Mazur | Jack McBryde | Zachariah McBryde | Jacqueline McCready | Claire McGrath | Zinaida Merkulov | Sadako Merriman | Catherine Montaigne | Alexina Morrison | Roarke Mullarkey | Nathalan Mundy | Bradley Mykos | Lucinde Myllyniemi | Myrvold | Óttar Nagatsuka | Amal Nagchaudhuri | Rebecca Nagchaudhuri | Dimitri Nakhimov | Bryson Neng | Edward Neukirch | Agnes Nordbrandt | Tomek Nowak | Rajmund Nyhus | Lisa Katherine O'Daley | Quentin O'Malley | Tamerlane O’Reilly | Gregor O'Shaughnessy | Tillman O'Sullivan | Tad Ogilvy | Adam Omikado | Frinkelo Osborne | Osterhaut | Michael Oversteegen | Pallavicini | Alton Parkman | Michal Pastera | Terrence Patterson | Ragnhild Pavletic | Jared Pawlikowski | Heather Price | Oliver Primikynos | Eloise Pritchart | Justyna Pokriefke | Paula Rafferty | Rajampet Rajani | Renwick | Ismail Reichart | Braxton Reizinger | Sheila Roskilly | Ranald Ross | Luis Rozsak | Karl-Heinz Sabatino | Olga Sanchez | Tanawat Saowaluk | Alec Sárközy | Victoria Saunders | Leroy Sexton | Hago Shavarshyan | Loretta Shoupe | Rosa Shuman | Josephine Siminetti | Frieda Simmons | Herlander Simões | Annetje Slidell | Francisco Smirnov | Ludwika Sosabowska | Edyta Sowczyk | Roman Sowiński | Vitorino Stangeland | Gloria Stephanopoulos | Brandon Stiller | Burgess Stirling | Teofil Strenk | Traxton Sughavanam | Warren Suttles | Tomasz Szponder | Adam Šiml | Alvin Tallman | Elijah Tebo | Aivars Terekhov | Sinead Terekhov | Vincenzo Terwilliger | Karl-Heinz Thimár | Zeke Timmons | Květa Tonová | Frederick Topolev | Anton Toscarelli | Ottomar Touchette | Ivan Tuero | Roberto Tyler | Adão Ukhtomskoy | Ira Valverde | Ibtesam van der Leur | Bernardus Van Dort | Noritoshi Väinöla | Luis Verner | Lorcan Verrochio | Zdeněk Vilušínský | Aubrey Wanderman | Jiri Watanapongse | Weng Zhing-hwan | Stephen Westman | Whitby | Marconi Williams | Elizabeth III Winton | Ruth Winton | Menendo Wirschim | Lukrecja Wolińska | Jeremy X | Xydis | Gareth Yamaguchi | Sakue Yampolski | Gerhaus Yang | Alecta Yearman | Immacolata Yemendijian | Yong Seong Jin | Raymond Yountz | Francisca Yucel | Yumashev | Andrieaux Yvernau | Nyatui Zagorski | Grzegorz Zielinski | Anton Zilwicki | Berry I Zilwicki | Helen Zilwicki | Szymon Ziomkowski | Włodzimierz Ziomkowski | Zuzana Žďárská | Zhin | Marika Zygmunt

Starships Edit

Planets Edit

Chotěboř | Dresden | Earth | Erewhon | Fattoria | Grayson | Gryphon | Halkirk | Kornati | Loomis | Manticore | Mesa | Meyers | Montana | Seraphim | Shakin | Smoking Frog | Swallow | Tevye | Włocławek

Nations Edit

Other Edit

Amulree | Anatevka | Anti-Slavery League | Any Port | Audubon Ballroom | Axelrod Corporation | Battle Fleet | Beaverhead Hotel | Benešov Dragons | Bhaltair | Biuro Bezpieczeństwa i Prawdy | Bootstrap System | Broken Back Mountain | Buenaventura Tower | The Busted Stein | Caisteal Òrach | Calpurnia System | Capistrano | Cherubim Public Library | Chez Umberto's | Chicago | Chotěboř yellow rose | Chotěbořian Public Safety Force | Clemson University | Conerock | Creswell Combine | David Taylor class | Departament Ochrony Przewodniczącego | Dempsey's Bar | Dillard System | Eduard Beneš University | Elgin City | Elgin Spaceport | Eridani Edict | Eroica Station | First People's Bank of Cherubim | Foreign Office | Frogmore-Wellington Aeronautics | Frontier Fleet | Gilliansbridge | Glenquoich | The Golden Olive | graser torpedo | Great Thinkers of Political Freedom | Harlach | Hauptman Cartel | HMSS Hephaestus | hexapuma | Hotel Włodzimierz Ziomkowski | Battle of Hyacinth | Hydra III | Hypatia System | Hypatian Mountain Hound | Indefatigable class | Iwahara Interstellar | Jankulovski Stadium | Operation Janus | Jessyk Combine | Joint Intelligence Sharing and Distribution Command Center | Kaisers Witz | Kalokainos Interstellar | Kalokainos Shipping | Kellerman, Kinross, & Watts of Terra | kinetic energy weapon | komáři | Komisja Wolności i Sprawiedliwości Społecznej | Kondratii System | Koš Chleba | Krestor Interstellar | Kumang System | LAC | Operation Lacoön | Lądowisko | Lądowisko Gazety i Kurier | Lądowisko Spaceport | Lake Michigan | Landing (Mobius) | Liberal Party | Loomis Liberation League | Loomis Prosperity Party | Battle of Lovat | Lucastra System | Lynx Terminus | MacNish, Tonnochy, and Duncanno | MacQuinnville | Madras Sector | Manpower Incorporated | Manticore System | Battle of Manticore | Manticoran dollar | Marianna Tours | Matsuhito | Mayan Federation | Maya Sector | Maya Sector Defense Force | McIntosh Popular Front | McIntosh System | Mendel | Mendoza of Córdoba | Mesa System | Mesa System Navy | Mesan Alignment | Mesan Office of Investigation | Meyers System | mindbender | Mobian mountain sheep | Mobius Liberation Front | Mobius System | Modřany Sabres | Monica System Navy | Monica Internal Security Force | Montana Customs Patrol | Montana sage hen | Montana System | Mount Royal Palace | Náměstí Žlutých Růží | New Tuscany System | newsfax | Nixon Foundation | Nouveau Paris | Office of Naval Intelligence | Ohlarhn | Old Tillman | Oligarchia | Owens Steadholder's Guard | Operation Oyster Bay | Pequod System | Pine Mountain | Pine Valley Park | pinnace | pulser | Quillen's | Rappaport Industries | Red Bluffs | Red Fern Association | Rotherwal | Royal Manticoran Marine Corps | Royal Manticoran Naval Academy | Royal Manticoran Navy | Saganami Island | Sapphire Mountains | Sapphire Technologies | Sdružení Sokol Chotěboř | Seraphim robin | Seraphim System | silver oak | Silver Oak Cooperative | Smith Tower | soccer | Society for Creative Anachronism | Solarian Gendarmerie | Solarian League Navy | Somerton Spaceways | The Soup Spoon | Suvorov Tower | Split System | Star Enterprise Initiatives Unlimited | sting ship | Stowarzyszenie Eksporterów Owoców Morza | streak drive | Swan River | Swantown | Swallow possum | Swallow System | Szpital Marii Urbańskiej | Szymański i Synowie | Talbott Cluster | Talbott Station | Talbott Quadrant Customs Patrol | Tallulah Corporation | Tallulah Security Enterprises | Tannerman Ocean | Tanners Port | Technodyne Industries | Tenth Fleet (Manticore) | Terrabore Maximum Security Prison | Thimble | Three Oaks | Tiberian System | Tillerman System | Battle of Tiberian | Tremont Towers Dragons | Trifecta Corporation | Trifecta Tower | Trojan class | uni-link | Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika | Urrezko Koilara | Velehrad | vibro blade | Visigoth Wormhole Junction | vodka | HMSS Vulcan | HMSS Weyland | Whitewater Hollow Outfitters | Włocławek System | Wonder System | wormhole | Wydawnictwo Zielone Wzgórza | Wydział Kryminalno-Dochodzeniowy | Yawata Crossing | Yellow Rock Prison

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
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
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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