The Honor of the Queen
It's hard to give peace a chance when the other side regards conquest as the only option and a sneak attack as the best means to that end. That's why the Kingdom of Manticore needs allies against the Republic of Haven—and the planet Grayson is strategically situated to make a very good ally... show more
It's hard to give peace a chance when the other side regards conquest as the only option and a sneak attack as the best means to that end. That's why the Kingdom of Manticore needs allies against the Republic of Haven—and the planet Grayson is strategically situated to make a very good ally indeed. But Her Majesty’s Foreign Office overlooked a “minor cultural difference” when they chose Honor Harrington to carry the flag: women on the planet of Grayson are without rank or rights and Honor’s mere presence is an intolerable affront to every male on the planet. At first Honor doesn’t take it personally; where she comes from gender discrimination is barely a historical memory, right up there in significance with fear of the left-handed. But in time such treatment becomes taxing and she makes plans to withdraw until Grayson’s fratricidal sister planet attacks without warning. Now, Honor must stay and prevail, not just for her honor, but for her sovereign’s, for the honor of the Queen. "Following in the best tradition of C.S. Forester, Patrick O'Brian and Robert A Heinlein! These hugely entertaining and clever adventures are the very epitome of space opera."—Publishers Weekly
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 30th 2002
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Series: Honor Harrington (#2)
My review of the book can be found here. I've been fortunate enough to get to listen to some of the other Honor Harrington audiobooks narrated by Madelyn Buzzard. Sadly, these don't seem to be offered on Audible, as her voice works better with me then the one from On Basilisk Station. Buzzard hand...
When I first read a few of the reviews for this book I was a bit apprehensive, because of the belief system that the planetary people shared. I'm not into the whole god stuff and I can't say I'm a fan of having it incorporated into my reads either, but this was done almost exquisitely and I found my...
Basilisk Station'. While Honor of the Queen falls a little short of its progenitor, it is still a solid read. I enjoy military fiction, whether contemporary or sci-fi, when it is well done; and 'On Basilisk Station’ was done well. This story is a bit less straight forward and has more drama attach...
Mam spory problem z panem Davidem Weberem. Polega on na tym, że jego militarna science fiction jest dla mnie w takiej samej mierze wciągająca, jak śmiertelnie nudna. W przypadku “Honoru Królowej” wrażenia mam bardzo podobne jak przy lekturze “Placówki Basilisk”. Z jednej strony strasznie spodobała m...
Not as strong as the first book in character development and ends with an ending that jumped the shark. All you have to do to get Manticore's highest honor is be brave and get lucky? REALLY? It just strained my credulity to have so many honors given to her at this point. Leave somewhere for her to g...