In enemy hands

David Weber, 1952-

Book - 1998

Outnumbered and outgunned, Honor Harrington has just two options: see the people under her command slaughtered in hopeless battle or surrender them--and herself--to the Peeps.

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Series
Weber, David, 1952- Honor Harrington ; 7.
Subjects
Genres
Science fiction
Published
Riverdale, NY : New York, NY : Baen ; Distributed by Simon & Schuster 1998, ©1997.
Language
English
Item Description
Originally published: New York : Baen, 1997.
"A Baen books original"--Title page verso.
Physical Description
530 pages : map ; 18 cm
ISBN
0671577700
9780671577704
Main Author
David Weber, 1952- (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Many may think Weber's new Honor Harrington story is the best of the lot, but all will concur that its tone is distinctly darker than that of the other six. Commanding a joint Grayson-Manticoran squadron, Honor is aboard the point ship when it encounters a formidably well led Havenite force. She is captured and scheduled for execution under the direction of People's Commissioner Cordelia Ransom, but she manages to escape. Although she wipes out Ransom in the process, her latest exploit ends up as a true cliff-hanger, with Honor, minus an arm and an eye, and a hard core of 20 loyal followers marooned on a Havenite prison planet. Everything series fans have enjoyed before is here again, with new dimensions filled in. The Havenites, for example, are clearly splitting into camps of ideologues and professionals, and the expected Nimitz subplot has the tree-cat and a contingent of comrades founding the first tree-cat interstellar colony on Grayson. ((Reviewed Aug. 1997)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

Review by Library Journal Reviews

This latest Honor Harrington novel (Honor Among Enemies, LJ 6/15/96) finds her promoted to commodore and adjusting to home life as her planet's first female feudal steadholder. On a routine flight, Harrington's enemies capture her spaceship, and she must escape execution on a planet called Hell. Weber blends a mix of political intrigue with space adventure for another satisfying tale. Recommended. Copyright 1998 Library Journal Reviews

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

In a surprisingly dreary outing, Weber (Honor Among Enemies) continues the military adventures of his perennial heroine, Honor Harrington. The most powerful officials in the People's Republic of Haven (at war with Manticore and its Royal Navy, for whom Honor fights) have decided to ease up a bit on their space navy, as annihilating officers' families after military mishaps has had a deadening effect on the troops. Cordelia Ransom, head of the Republic's Office of Public Information, takes a field trip to oversee how this and other policy decisions will affect the fleet. When Honor is captured by the Republic's forces, Cordelia uses every excuse to humiliate and try to break Honor. Meanwhile, Admiral of the Green Hamish Alexander and the loyal Grayson clan (including a tribe of the always adorable alien treecats) wait and worry, hoping that some miracle will save their beloved Honor. Far less exciting then previous volumes in the series, this novel is stuffed with backstory and political jockeying. With action sequences sparse until the final chapters, it is likely to disappoint all but the most avid of Honor's fans. (Sept.) Copyright 1998 Publishers Weekly Reviews

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Honor Harrington is sent straight to the heart of an ambush that forces her to choose between watching her people killed or surrendering to the Peeps, a prospect that dooms her to execution or a lifetime of imprisonment on an inescapable planet. Reissue.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When she and her crew are ambushed and taken captive aboard an enemy ship, Honor Harrington finds herself bound for the planet prison named "Hell" and scheduled for execution, forcing Honor to plot the most adventurous escape of her career