Crown of Slaves (Honor Harrington) by Eric Flint, David Weber

By Eric Flint, David Weber

Starting a brand new blockbuster sequence set within the "Honorverse"-the universe of Honor Harrington. The famous person Kingdom's best friend Erewhon is transforming into more and more restive within the alliance as the new excessive Ridge regime ignores its wishes. upload to that the longstanding challenge of a slave exertions planet managed by way of adversarial Mesans in Erewhon's stellar again backyard, an issue which excessive Ridge additionally ignores. eventually, the new assassination of the Solarian League's so much renowned voice of public moral sense shows the transforming into threat of political instability within the Solarian League - that's additionally as regards to Erewhon. In desperation, Queen Elizabeth attempts to defuse the placement by way of sending a personal undertaking to Erewhon led via Captain Zilwicki, observed through certainly one of her nieces. after they arrive on Erewhon, in spite of the fact that, Manticore's such a lot able agent and considered one of its princesses locate themselves in a large number. not just do they come across one of many Republic of Haven's so much able brokers - Victor Cachat - yet additionally they detect that the Solarian League's army delegation turns out as much as its neck in skullduggery. And, simply to positioned the icing at the cake, the novel freed slave association, the Audubon Ballroom, is usually at the scene - led by way of its such a lot infamous killer, Jeremy X.

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Cordelia tried to pull his hands away from his face. Another seizure, she thought—but then realized with a shock that he was weeping. She held his head on her lap to stop the wild rocking. The spots where the tendrils had penetrated his skin were black in the center, surrounded by rings of red flesh that were beginning to swell alarmingly. There was a particularly nasty one at the corner of his eye. Apparently the creature had been coated all over with a similar poison, for Vorkosigan was kneeling with his hand in the stream.

Nobody else seems to. He's a superb ground combat soldier. He also hates my guts, as you Betans would phrase it. He enjoys hating my guts. " Vorkosigan shrugged, amused. "Well, it's useful for me to have someone to work out with who doesn't pull his punches. Surviving hand-to-hand combat practice with Bothari gives me a real edge. I prefer to keep that phase of our relationship confined to the practice ring, however. I can imagine how Radnov might be misled into including Bothari without examining his politics too closely.

Sometimes. Over twenty years. He lay back, silent again, and she took another turn around the glade, listening at the wood's edge to a silence so profound the roaring of the blood in her ears seemed to drown it out. She filched one of the halfburned bedrolls from Dubauer and covered him up. He had evidently bathed in the stream, and used the single-application packet of depilitory he had been saving in his belt to wipe away the itchy four-day growth on his face. "I need some help with this leg.

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