Storm From the Shadows

Storm From the Shadows

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Rear Admiral Michelle Henke was commanding one of the ships in a force led by Honor Harrington in an all-out space battle when she and her surviving crew were taken prisoner. Through an agreement with the Havenites and her government, she was given a command far away from the war's battle lines. What she didn't realize was that she would find herself on a collision course with the interstellar syndicate of criminals known as Manpower.

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Rear Admiral Michelle Henke becomes a prisoner of war during a battle with the Star Kingdom forces and is held until a prisoner exchange can be arranged, but she soon finds herself in conflict with another enemy, Manpower, a powerful syndicate of criminals.

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1.       David Weber has written fourteen New York Times best sellers and has over six million books in print

2.       There are over three million copies in print of his New York Times best-selling Honor Harrington series

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Rear Admiral Michelle Henke was commanding one of the ships in a force led by Honor Harrington in an all-out space battle. The odds were against the Star Kingdom forces, and they had to run. But Michelle’s ship was crippled, and had to be destroyed to prevent superior Manticoran technology from falling into Havenite hands, and she and her surviving crew were taken prisoner. Much to her surprise, she was repatriated to Manticore, carrying a request for a summit conference between the leaders of the two sides which might end the war. But a condition of her return was that she gave her parole not to fight against the forces of the Republic of Haven until she had been officially exchanged for a Havenite prisoner of war, so she was given a command far away from the war’s battle lines. What she didn’t realize was that she would find herself on a collision course, not with a hostile government, but with the interstellar syndicate of criminals known as Manpower. And Manpower had its own plans for eliminating Manticore as a possible threat to its lucrative slave trade, deadly plans which remain hidden in the shadows.


Praise for the Prequel, The Shadow of Saganami:

“These hugely entertaining and clever adventures are the very epitome of space opera. . . . Weber . . . remind[s] the reader that a hero can be anyone who does his or her job with honor, commitment and skill.” —Publishers Weekly


The Shadow of Saganami may be military science fiction great David Weber’s best tale in the Honorverse . . an action packed tale with a fully developed multiple cast. . . .” —The Midwest Book Review

Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen Books, 2009
ISBN: 9781416591474
Branch Call Number: SF WEBER
Characteristics: 755 p


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Mar 17, 2018

Nice Honorverse novel set in "boring sleepy" sideshow front with limited navel resources. Echoed police action in past colonial empires before WWII. Plenty of covert action by various factions each having own agendas. Solarian Empire trying to stay together & expand using Frontier Fleet & proxies. Mesa Alignment centuries shadowy long plan to take over the universe. Manicore Empire consolidating their expanding empire.
Reader probably need to read previous novels to understand space opera.

theorbys Dec 06, 2012

I don't know where Weber is taking the Honorverse, but he keeps you turning the pages, and at 1000 pages that is pretty good. Although always called a "military" writer, Weber is pretty good at creating a vast multidimensional panorama of Galactic Culture, that includes lots of politics, spying, economics, and social phenomena, and above all, wheels within wheels within wheels of skullduggery and intrigue. So far he has kept it fresh, despite the fact that it's all the same, by expanding his canvas and cast. He's not a great writer but I enjoy the Honorverse a lot, and am quite glad he did not go ahead with plans to kill her off, as novels like this work VERY well with Honor doing no more than a cameo. And i sincerely hope he can keep the Honorverse going, and if this is any indication, he can.

B2K2rEaD Jul 08, 2012

for a book in excess of a Thousand pages, lots of plots & sub-plots , so many NEW characters, it is very easy & enthrallling reading.
Just what can be expected of a Honorverse Novel.

Aug 17, 2010

It's been a few years since I read Shadow of Saganami. I think I would have enjoyed Storm from the Shadows more if I'd read them closer together. I kept thinking there were plot details I should be remembering which would have made this book clearer.
If you are an Honor Harrington fan, you might be disappointed that she's not featured. If you're a David Weber space navy fan, you'll be pleased by the believable navy detail and the expansion of Mike's career.

Jun 06, 2009

Storm from the Shadows is a great follow up to The Shadow of Saganami and still ties in with the main Honor Harrington story line in At All Costs. Its a great read and makes you want to read the installment as soon as possible. A must read for any Honorverse fan.


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