Worlds of honor


The Stray
What Price Dreams?
Queen's Gambit
The Hard Way Home
Deck Load Strike

"What Price Dreams?", written by David Weber, is the second short story in the second Honorverse anthology Worlds of Honor, first published in 1999.

Timeframe: 1651 PD

Plot Edit

After the death of her mother, Queen Consort Solange, Adrienne Winton, Crown Princess of the Star Kingdom of Manticore, becomes more and more estranged from her grieving father, King Roger II. Against his will she goes on a state visit to the planet Sphinx, where the treecat Seeker of Dreams adopts her shortly before foiling an assassination attempt on her. After these events, her father's attitude changes and they enjoy a much closer relationship. She names Seeker of Dreams Dianchect.

Background Edit

This tale of how the later Queen Adrienne I of Manticore met her treecat is another story about human-treecat interaction, exploring the background to the treecats' extraordinary status in Manticoran society.

The detailed account on the Treecat Rights Bill and its background also establishes the exact date Earth's Final War ended as 943 PD.

References Edit

Characters Edit

Marcy Alcerro | Dianchect | Dunatis | Nassouah Haroun | Jean-Marc Krogman | Leaf Stalker | William MacClintock | Musashi | Parsifal | Sings Truly | Sylvester | Song Weaver | Henry Thoreau | Alvin Tudev | Adrienne Winton | Roger II Winton | Solange Winton

Planets Edit

Nations Edit

Other Edit

Blue Files | Bonding | Deneb Accords | Eminger Park | Lion's Gate | Manpower Incorporated | Monarch of Manticore | Mount Royal Palace | psych adjustment | Richtman Corporation | Sphinx Forestry Service | treecat | Treecat Rights Bill | Yawata Crossing

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