By David Weber
What rate victory? The warfare with the Republic of Haven has resumed . . . disastrously for the superstar nation of Manticore. Admiral girl Dame Honor Harrington, Steadholder and Duchess Harrington, the one triumphant Allied commander of the hole part of the hot warfare, has been recalled from the Sidemore process to command 8th Fleet. we all know 8th Fleet is the Alliance's basic offensive command, which makes it the common project for the lady the media calls “the Salamander.” yet what lots of the public DOESN'T comprehend is that not just are the megastar state and its Allies badly outnumbered via the Republic's new fleet, yet that the percentages are going to get progressively worse. 8th Fleet's activity is to someway hinder these odds from crushing the Alliance ahead of the megastar state can regain its strategic stability. It's a task which won't be performed cost effectively. Honor Harrington needs to meet her ambitious duties with inferior forces while she copes with tumultuous alterations in her own and public lifestyles. the choice to victory is overall defeat, but this time the price of victory should be agonizingly excessive.
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