Beginning a new blockbuster series set in the "Honorverse"-the universe of Honor Harrington. The Star Kingdom's ally Erewhon is growing increasingly restive in the alliance because the new High Ridge regime ignores its needs. Add to that the longstanding problem of a slave labor planet controlled by hostile Mesans in Erewhon's stellar back yard, a problem which High Ridge also ignores. Finally, the recent assassination of the Solarian League's most prominent voice of public conscience indicates the growing danger of political instability in the Solarian League - which is also close to Erewhon. In desperation, Queen Elizabeth tries to defuse the situation by sending a private mission to Erewhon led by Captain Zilwicki, accompanied by one of her nieces. When they arrive on Erewhon, however, Manticore's most capable agent and one of its princesses find themselves in a mess. Not only do they encounter one of the Republic of Haven's most capable agents - Victor Cachat - but they also discover that the Solarian League's military delegation seems up to its neck in skullduggery. And, just to put the icing on the cake, the radical freed slave organization, the Audubon Ballroom, is also on the scene - led by its most notorious killer, Jeremy X.
Special Leather-bound Edition.
Baen Books celebrates twenty years of theÂ Honor Harrington sagaÂ with the reissue of the first book in the series: multiple New York Times best-seller David Weberâ€™s On Basilisk Station.Â
The Book That Started It All!
Honor Harrington has been exiled to Basilisk station and given an antique ship to police the system. The vindictive superior who sent her there wants her to fail. But he made one mistake; he's made her mad...
About On Basilisk Station:
â€œWithout question SF's most popular military-themed series, the Honor Harrington novels are also among the genre's most intelligent, exciting and rewarding. On Basilisk Station, the series' premiere volume, is a spectacular piece of action storytelling that does virtually everything right.â€â€”SF Reviews
About David Weber and the Honor Harrington series:
â€œ. . .everything you could want in a heroineâ€¦.excellentâ€¦plenty of action.â€â€“Science Fiction Age
â€œBrilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!â€â€“Anne McCaffrey
â€œCompelling combat combined with engaging characters for a great space opera adventure.â€â€“Locus
â€œWeber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection. . .Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice. . .â€â€“Publishers Weekly