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Name: Uncompromising Honor
Author: David Weber
Publisher: Baen Books
Publication Date: Fall 2018
Series: Main Series
Previous: A Rising Thunder

Uncompromising Honor is the forthcoming 14th main-series Honoverse novel, written by David Weber and currently slated for an October 2nd, 2018 release. The eARC was released on 1 April 2018.

It is also set to include Dark Fall, a novella explaining the origin of Bolthole.[1]

Timeframe: July 1922 PD – March 1923 PD

Cover Summary Edit

The Solarian League's navy counts its superdreadnoughts by the thousands. Not even its own government knows how enormous its economy truly is. And for hundreds of years, the League has borne the banner of human civilization, been the ideal to which humanity aspires in its diaspora across the galaxy.
But the bureaucrats known as the "Mandarins", who rule today's League, are not the men and women who founded it so long ago. They are corrupt, venal, accountable to no one . . . and they've decided the upstart Star Kingdom of Manticore must be destroyed.
Honor Harrington has worn the Star Kingdom's uniform for half a century and served her monarch and her people well. In the course of those years, the woman the newsies call the Salamander has grown from a tactically brilliant but politically naïve junior officer to supreme fleet command and a seat on the highest military and political councils of the Grand Alliance.
Very few people know war the way Honor Harrington does. Very few have lost as many men and women, as many friends, as much family, as she has. Yet despite that, hers has been a voice of caution. She knows the Mandarins and the Solarian League Navy are growing increasingly desperate as the truth of their technological inferiority sinks home, but she also knows the sheer size of the League. And she knows how its citizens will react if the Grand Alliance takes the war to the League, attacks its star systems, destroys its infrastructure . . . kills its civilians. Today's victory, bought on those terms, can only guarantee a future war of revenge against a resurgent Solarian League and its navy.
Honor knows the Grand Alliance must find a victory that doesn't require incursions deep into Solarian space, doesn't leave a legacy of bottomless hatred, and the strategy she supports has been working.
The League is sliding towards inglorious defeat as it steadily loses ground in the Protectorates and the Verge. As its central government teeters towards bankruptcy and even some of its core systems opt to secede in the face of the Mandarins' corruption. As the Solarian Navy finally realizes it cannot face an Alliance battle fleet and win.
But the Mandarins have embraced a desperate new strategy, and in pursuit of that strategy, the SLN has committed atrocities such as the galaxy has not known in a thousand years. The League have violated its own Eridani Edict against mass civilian casualties, violated the Deneb Accords prohibition on war crimes.
And they have finally killed too many of the people Honor Harrington loves.
Hers is the voice of caution and compromise no longer, and the galaxy is about to see something it has never imagined.
The Salamander is coming for the Solarian League, and Hell is coming in her wake.

Plot Edit

spoiler: ( plot ) In response to the Beowulf System's plebiscite to secede from the Solarian League and the possibly-pending secession of other League members, the Mandarins launch "Operation Buccaneer" to destroy all spaceborne infrastructure in targeted systems. In several cases, the operation was successful with a violation of the Deneb Accords and a planned violation of the Eridani Edict in the Hypatia System, but in two cases the attack was repelled by the Royal Manticoran Navy. After the Mesan Alignment detonated more than forty nuclear bombs on Mesa just after the Manticoran 10th Fleet entered orbit of the planet, the Mandarins were able to successfully amend Article 1 of the Solarian League constitution (which originally did not allow the League to directly levy taxes on member systems) to supplement their dwindling income. After being further influenced by Alignment, the Mandarins launch a strike against Manticoran missile production facilities in the Beowulf System. In order to weaken the system defenses (an unbeknownst to the League forces), the Alignment uses its Silver Bullet platforms to destroy Beowulf's Mycroft system platforms. In spite of the Alignment's clandestine assistance, the Solarian League Navy attack was repelled. Despite their light combat losses, the Alliance suffered forty-three million casualties when laser-pump bombs placed on Beowulf's three largest orbital habitats by the Mesan Alignment (with the help of Kalokainos Shipping) detonated. Casualties included Tyler Abercrombie, Lupe Blanton, Thomas Caparelli, Patrica Givens, Lucien Cortez, Anthony Langtry, Francine Maurier, Michael Mayhew and Judah Yanakov. Hamish Alexander and Jaques Benton-Ramirez survived only by a miracle. In reprisal for the attack, the RMN launches "Operation Nemesis" to destroy the industrial base of the Sol System, take possession of the SLN's R&D base, depose the Mandarins and force changes to the Solarian League's constitution to prevent their becoming a future threat.

Background Edit

spoiler: ( Backround ) The Renaissance Factor and Maya Sector emerged as independent states. Damien Harahap was adopted by Treecat named Clean Killer, renamed after to treecat names of Plays with Fire and Fire Watch.

References Edit

Human Characters Edit

Tyler Abercrombie | Malachai Abruzzi | Emily Alexander | Hamish Alexander | Raoul Alexander-Harrington | William Alexander | Jaques Benton-Ramirez y Chou | Oravil Barregos | Lupe Blanton | Mercedes Brigham | Victor Cachat | Gabriel Caddell-Markham | Thomas Caparelli | Vincent Capriotti | Rafael Cardones | Lucien Cortez | Benjamin Detweiler | Collin Detweiler | Daniel Detweiler | Oliver Diamato | Cheryl Dunstan-Meyers | Daud al-Fanudahi | Steven Firestine | Shannon Foraker | Pamela Furman | Simeon Gaddis | Patricia Givens | Martin Gogunov | Indiana Graham | Mateo Gutierrez | Caswell Gweon | Maridors Haeckle | Damien Harahap | Alfred Harrington | Allison Harrington | Honor Harrington | Sandra Haskell | Spencer Hawke | Abigail Hearns | Michelle Henke | Susan Hibson | Marianne Holmon-Sanders | Markéta Ilkova | Andrea Jaruwalski | Willis Jennings | Winston Kingsford | Gregoire Koenig | Innokentiy Kolokoltsov | Jan Kotouč | Anthony Langtry | Timothy Laughton | Cynthia Lecter | Jukka Longacre | Nathan MacArtney | James MacGuiness | Michael Mayhew | Francine Maurier | Corey McAvoy | Jefferson McClure | Enwright McGill | Bethany Ning-ju | Rajmund Nyhus | Natsuko Okiku | Shulamit Onassis | Léonard Pataloeshti | Yvonne Paulson | Erzébet Pelletier | Joshua Pinder-Swun | Omosupe Quartermain | Marie-Claire Rorendaal | Lyang-tau Rutgers | Barton Salgado | Benjamin Schalken | Ellen Shemais | Harold Simmons-Gilchrest | Bryce Tarkovsky | Irene Teague | Thomas Theisman | Sandra Thurston | Alice Truman | Franklin Tsukatani | Agatá Wodoslawski | Judah Yanakov | Madhura Yang-O'Grady | Thomas Yountz | Alfredo Yu | Weng Zhing-hwan | Anton Zilwicki

Treecat Characters Edit

Bark Chewer's Bane | Bark Master | Clean Killer | Crafty Mind | Heart Singer | Lurks in Braches | Nimitz | Samantha | Sun Catcher | Sun Heart | Thought Chaser |

Starships Edit

HMS Arngrim | HMS Artemis | HMS Cinqueda | HMS Duke of Cromarty | HMS Fafnir | HMS Imperator | HMS Phantom | HMS Tristram | SLNS Andromeda | SLNS Camperdown | SLNS Edinorg | SLNS Enterprise | SLNS Hamidieh | SLNS Lepanto | SLNS Marengo | SLNS Merchant Mart | SLNS Ontario | SLNS Queen | SLNS Québec | SLNS Re Umberto | SLNS Revanche | SLNS Stevedore | SLNS Troubadour | SLNS Yashima | BSDS Hawthorne | BSDS Lysander | PY Anachronism | SLMS Star Galleon |

Technologies Edit

Apollo | Cataphract | Ghost Rider | Mycroft | Hasta | Silver Bullet | Spider Drive |

Star Systems Edit

Beowulf | Cachalot | Darius | Hypatia | Manticore | Maya | Meroa | Mesa | Sol

Planets Edit

Darius Prime | Earth | Mars | Mesa | Smoking Frog |

Moons Edit


Space Stations Edit

Beowulf Alpha | Beowulf Beta | Beowulf Gamma | Ivaldi Orbital Works No. 1 | Naval Station Ganymede | Prásino Phúllo Habitat |

Cities Edit

Columbia | Landing | Leonard | Old Chicago | Proedriké Katoikía |

Nations Edit

Naval Operations Edit

Operation Buccaneer | Operation Fabius | Operation Nemesis

Corporations Edit

Ivaldi | Technodyne Industries | Kalokainos Shipping

Other Edit

Deneb Accords | Detweiler Plan | Eridani Edict | Grand Alliance | Solarian League Constitution | |

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 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
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