House of Steel

House of Steel

The Honorverse Companion

Book - 2014
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The ultimate guide and companion to the New York Times best-selling Honor Harrington series.
Contains a new short Honorverse novel, plus a compendium of tech, specs, and history to accompany the legendary series.

An all-new David Weber Honorverse short novel, I Will Build a House of Steel , chronicling the early days of the Manticoran Star Kingdom when King Roger was a naval lieutenant.

Have you ever finished the latest Honor Harrington novel from David Weber and wished you could linger in Weber's Honorverse just a bit longer? Now you can with this treasure trove of tech, specs, and insights on David Weber's mega best-selling Honor Harrington series. Orbital characteristics of key planets, regimental order of the Royal Navy, backstory on the history and drama of the Star Kingdom's birth and early days--you'll find it all here, thoughtfully arranged by the Bureau 9 Weber research group, and overseen by David Weber himself.

About 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
Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen Books, [2014], c2013
ISBN: 9781476736433
Branch Call Number: Pbk SCI-FI WEB
Characteristics: 774 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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Mar 22, 2016

David Weber went Tom Clancy by tapping Buship nine (one famously happened to study military forces at work & study fictional forces at spare time) on history, equipment & doctrine "non-fiction companion book". What a squrrielly idea. It would be nice to to have companion book on the "Andies", Haven & Solarian history, equipment & doctrine as a sequel or maybe an interview with a Haven officer just like Tom Clancy. However, that's a small quibble.

PhyllisG286 Mar 04, 2015

I will Build a House of Steel, the story of the life of the father of Elizabeth III, is worthy of a separate book. The compendium section adds background to the history of Haven, Manticore, and Grayson along with their armed forces. This book is a must read.

May 16, 2014

The special included novella is average (which means quit good) Honorverse story, centered around King Roger and Elizabeth.

The rest if for fans and people who have lost their scorecard.

Aug 06, 2013

This book also contains ship class descriptions for both the Manticoran and Grayson Navies; including a limited number of Havenite designs representing captured vessels accepted into service. Uniform designs are shown for both the Manticoran and Grayson Navies also. An Order of Precedence for military awards of both Manticore and Grayson are shown. Limited color plates are included along with numerous black and white illustrations.


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Oct 01, 2013

The House of Winton does not forget its duties, or its responsibilites ... or its enemies.

Oct 01, 2013

My Lords, the House of Winton does not lose when the security and the freedom of the Star Kingdom of Manticore and its citizens are at stake.

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