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I feel like Rising Thunder must be building toward something, because those whole book was pretty much a lot of politicking and foreshadowing and planning.

I feel like Rising Thunder must be building toward something, because those whole book was pretty much a lot of politicking and foreshadowing and planning. I understand that this sort of thing was kind of inevitable in a story about an officer in a star-faring Military. Honor is repeatedly successful in a string of Naval engagements of Trafalgar-levels of import - she's going to be promoted.

A Rising Thunder is a science fiction novel by American writer by David Weber, released on March 6, 2012 by Baen Books. It is the thirteenth novel set in the Honorverse in the main Honor Harrington series. The book begins in March 1922 .

A Rising Thunder book. This is the 13th book in David Weber’s Honor Harrington series. When the series started, back in 1992, it was pretty easy to follow

A Rising Thunder book. When the series started, back in 1992, it was pretty easy to follow. Sequel followed sequel and each book picked up where the last left off.

A Rising Thunder-ARC. BAEN BOOKS by DAVID WEBER. This is a work of fiction. HONOR HARRINGTON: On Basilisk Station. The Honor of the Queen. The Short Victorious War. Echoes of Honor. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form. A Baen Books Original. Baen Publishing Enterprises.

A Rising Thunder is the thirteenth book of David Weber's series of novels chronicling the adventures of Honor Harrington. It was published on March 6, 2012. Timeframe: March – August 1922 PD. Peril and strife strike on a double front for Honor Harrington and company. After a brutal attack on the Manticoran home system, Honor Harrington and the Star Kingdom she serves battle back against a new, technologically powerful, and utterly nefarious enemy.

The Honorverse refers to the military science fiction book series, its two sub-series, two prequel series, and anthologies created by David Weber and published by Baen Books. They are centered on the space navy career of the principal protagonist Honor Harrington. The books have made The New York Times Best Seller list. The series follows Honor Harrington, military heroine and later, influential politician, during a time of extreme interstellar change and tension

While this Honor Harrington book wasn't quite as good as the preceding Mission of Honor, I still enjoyed it immensely

While this Honor Harrington book wasn't quite as good as the preceding Mission of Honor, I still enjoyed it immensely.

Peril and strife strike on a double front for Honor Harrington and company.

Series:Honorverse (Honor Harrington). First Release:March 06, 2012. And as if that weren’t task enough, Honor must also face down a centuries-old nemesis in the crumbling, but still mighty, Solarian League.

Honor Harrington Series. A Rising Thunder - eARC. Listen to David Mattingly, cover artist, and Scott Kroopf of Evergreen Studios discuss the series on the Baen Free Radio Hour . . Worlds of Honor Anthologies. More Honorverse Books. David Weber is a prolific science-fiction and fantasy author known for popular series like Honor Harrington, Dahak, and Safehold. With the many books by David Weber published so far, you will be in his world for many hours (days, and weeks) to come.

# 3 New York Times bestseller in hardcover. David Weber New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international bestsellingphenomenon delivers book #13in the multiple New York Times best-selling Honor Harrington series. Honor Harrington faces down a powerful attack by a corrupt and powerful star empire while rooting out a deadly plot to enslave the entire human-inhabited galaxy.Peril and strife strike on a double front for Honor Harrington and company. After a brutal attack on the Manticoran home system, Honor Harrington and the Star Kingdom she serves battle back against a new, technologically powerful, and utterly nefarious enemy. And as if that weren’t task enough, Honor must also face down a centuries-old old nemesis in the crumbling, but still mighty, Solarian League. The war between the People’s Republic of Haven and the Star Kingdom is finally won and peace established, but grave danger looms–for there is a plan well on its way to completion designed to enslave the entire human species. Behind that plan lies the shadowy organization known as the Mesan Alignment. Task number one for Honor is to defend against another devastating Mesan strike–a strike that may well spell the doom of the Star Kingdom in one fell blow. It is time to shut down and secure the wormhole network that is the source of the Star Kingdom’s wealth and power–but also its greatest vulnerability. Yet this is an act that the ancient and corrupt Earth-based Solarian League inevitably will take as a declaration of war. The thunder of battle rolls as the Solarian League directs its massive power against the Star Kingdom. And once again, Honor Harrington is thrust into a desperate battle that she must win if she is to survive to take the fight to the real enemy of galactic freedom–the insidious puppetmasters of war who lurk behind the Mesan Alignment!About A Rising Thunder: “Intrigue and counter-intrigue heighten the tension in Weber's 13th Honor Harrington novel. . .as the author highlights the complex maneuverings of government leaders in this politically savvy. . .novel that bridges the gap between the last novel and the expected sequel.”—Publishers WeeklyAbout Mission of Honor, #12 in the Honor Harrington series: “Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection and a deep understanding of military bureaucracy in the long-awaited 12th Honor Harrington novel…Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice to see Honor back in action.”–Publishers Weekly “This latest Honor Harrington novel brings the saga to another crucial turning point…Readers may feel confident that they will be Honored many more times and enjoy it every time.”–BooklistAbout David Weber and the Honor Harrington series: “. . .everything you could want in a heroine….excellent…plenty of action.”–Science Fiction Age “Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!”–Anne McCaffrey “Compelling combat combined with engaging characters for a great space opera adventure.”–Locus “Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection. . .Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice. . .”–Publishers Weekly

Comments: (7)

Ynonno
As a Caveat I love the Honorverse Books and the spin-offs, so I'm probably biased.

I feel like Rising Thunder must be building toward something, because those whole book was pretty much a lot of politicking and foreshadowing and planning.

I understand that this sort of thing was kind of inevitable in a story about an officer in a star-faring Military. Honor is repeatedly successful in a string of Naval engagements of Trafalgar-levels of import - she's going to be promoted. I get it.

But "Thunder" spends so much of its time on Earth, dealing with "the bad-guys" that Weber forgets to write about his main character. I think Weber was so concerned about writing a novel about his heroes going to war against Earth, that he needed to go out of his way to establish that Earth has been so thoroughly corrupted that our heroes are *really* responding to the Machiavellian maneuverings of a small cadre of super-corrupt bureaucrats and the well-meaning, honest Earthlings who are just following orders. I get it Mr. Weber, everyone gets it - lets get back to our heroes please.

I've spent all these books reading about Manticore and its Allies, and Honor and her colleagues in the RMN. I want to keep reading about them! I don't care about corrupt bureaucrats on Earth, I get plenty of that in my News, thank you very much. This series was touted to me as the best of Military Sci Fi, with an emphasis on Hard SF - and up until now this has generally held true. But in "Thunder" I think this series has moved beyond the realm of MIL SF and into general SF or Political SF.

I don't really know how to fix it, but something, which made Honor's earlier outings so special, is missing in Rising Thunder, I think.

tl;dr - A somewhat longwinded set-up for something grand in the next novel. If you've followed Honor this long you may as well keep going, but this is not Weber's finest hour.

Incidentally, if you haven't read them - the Shadows of Saganami series is beyond excellent.
Ffel
I still believe Mr. Weber is paid by the word. He gets way to carried away with the table talk and over explains things to the point of tedious tedium. Why must he use Honor's full name after more than 1/2 of the story? Did someone slip another "Honor" into the story or another Hamish? The story gets bogged down with the extraneous verbiage and looses momentum as the words pile up. It seems to me that Mr. Weber has reached beyond his grasp with his "New
Villains" at "Manpower". and their super virus and stealth weapons.
romrom
“A Rising Thunder”:

Where we are: Book 13 in the main series

Which books precede: “Mission of Honor” (main series), “Storm From the Shadows” (Saganami series), and Torch of Freedom (“Torch” series)

Which book follows: Main Series, TBA. “Shadow of Freedom” (Saganami Series) “Cauldron of Ghosts” (Torch Series)

Note: This Review assumes you have read the previous books in the series, or at least the ones mentioned above. Here be spoilers if not.

The Review: Picking up at the point where Queen Elizabeth III of Manticore and President Elizabeth Pritchart of The Republic of Haven agree to an alliance against the increasingly corrupt—and incompetently so—Solarian League, the author first backs up to show some of the effects of the junction point blockade the Manties have created, and then winds his way back (and repeats a three-page sequence) to the Haven-Manticore agreement. Then, with his usual skillful weaving of multiple points of view, Mr. Weber shows you the machinations of the Mesans and the Solarians, and throws in as a centerpiece Honor’s brilliant battle plan to protect the battered Manticore (still suffering from the Mesan Alliance’s strike) from yet another attempt by the Solarians to defeat Manticore.

The author is fond of citing Murphy’s Law, and much goes wrong; but unlike a certain other long and winding series, which has found its way to television on Sunday nights in the spring, not EVERYTHING goes wrong, and while we do lose some beloved characters along the way, not EVERYONE.

After the battle sequence there is more political scheming and of all things a royal wedding that includes Rabbi Yaakov O’Reilly. And, of course, there is much setup for the next book in the main sequence, which as of the fall of 2015 has yet to be announced.

Mr. Weber can, I believe, be called syfy’s Trollope (although you may not wish to), and this is just another segment of this amazing tapestry that has evolved from military syfy to something far more grand—something that seems to put off some readers more than somewhat.
I am not among those.
Zorve
This book is okay. I don't have as many issues with the series as some do, overall I knew what I was getting into around book 4 or so where the writing tone and content went from more what I'd call 'external narrative' to a mix of 'external narrative' and 'internal monologue'. There is SOME action here, but it's much more strategy focused than action focused, as has been the case for the last several books. I don't find if offensive, and the main character's ability to juggle a million hats AND be almost infallible is starting to wear a little thin (granted killing her wouldn't do any good either, but I digress). I am happy after 13 books in to finally take a break from Mrs. Harrington and move on to another universe for the time being. If and when there is a 14th book, will see if I return or not then.
A Rising Thunder (Honor Harrington) download epub
Science Fiction
Author: David Weber
ISBN: 145163871X
Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subcategory: Science Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Baen; Reprint edition (February 5, 2013)
Pages: 480 pages