Originally Posted by HarryT
I think it started out very well, but has rather lost its way. Perhaps Mr. Weber feels likewise, given that it's so long since there was last a new book in the series.
Weber has several other irons in the fire, and would rather not write only
Honor Harrington novels. The "March To" series he's been doing with John Ringo is still live, and there's the "Gbaba" series from Tor Books, among others.
Also, he's running out of stories to tell about Honor herself. Honor is based on both Horatio Hornblower and Admiral Lord Nelson, with a career paralleling both.
The original plan for the series had Honor dying heroically at the end, like Nelson at Trafalgar. That's been changed (though Weber's wife maintains a list of characters he may not
kill off, and Honor's name isn't on it...) But meanwhile, given Honor's position, it's a little harder to come up with plausible reasons to put her in the kind of danger the books require.
Instead, he's been branching out, telling other stories set in that universe, focusing on other people besides Honor.