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- Honor Harrington, Book 14
- By: David Weber
- Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
- Length: 30 hrs and 27 mins
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.
Lovely send off to the series
- By Jonathan Crane on 11-07-2019
A beautiful story and beautifully read.
There’s an ideal we, the ordinary people of the world, refuse to let go of: that we would be led by honourable leaders, ruled by righteous rulers and ministered to by holy priests.
We don’t expect our lives to be easy, and in time of war we understand that many of us will die before our time. We don’t resent this but we dream of having leaders and rulers that are worthy.
David Weber has constructed a beautiful universe, one in which this dream comes true. They are written convincingly, their universe is created convincingly and it is a pleasure to spend time with them.
Allyson reads the characters and the story so well I cannot think of a reader I have enjoyed listening to more.
11/10. Maybe more.