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Old 04-21-2009, 01:40 PM   #1
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Honor Harrington read order?

I just finished book three of the Honorverse, "The Short, Victorious War." I am really getting into this universe. Is there a recommended read order for this? I see that there are three or four intertwined series and would like to have a fairly coherent read. Thanks!
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:43 PM   #2
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:46 PM   #3
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:48 PM   #4
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:53 PM   #5
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There's the main line, following Honor. There are some Anthologies, and there are two sub-lines.

But you've a while to go until you hit these. There's a straight order of

On Basilisk Station (1993) ISBN 0-671-57793-X
The Honor of the Queen (1993) ISBN 0-671-57864-2
The Short Victorious War (1994) ISBN 0-671-87596-5
Field of Dishonor (1994) ISBN 0-671-57820-0
Flag in Exile (1995) ISBN 0-671-31980-9
Honor Among Enemies (1996) ISBN 0-671-87723-2
In Enemy Hands (1997) ISBN 0-671-57770-0
Echoes of Honor (1998) ISBN 0-671-57833-2
Ashes of Victory (2000) ISBN 0-671-57854-5

Then I'd put in the four anthologies, that have back-story, but also some lead-in to the other books.
More Than Honor (1998) ISBN 0-671-87857-3
Worlds of Honor (1999) ISBN 0-671-57855-3
Changer of Worlds (2001) ISBN 0-671-31975-2
The Service of the Sword (2003) ISBN 0-7434-3599-0

And then
Crown of Slaves (2003) ISBN 0-7434-7148-2 with Eric Flint

After that, back to mainline Honor for
War of Honor (October 2002) ISBN 0-7434-3545-1
At All Costs (November 2005) ISBN 1-4165-0911-9

and finally
The Shadow of Saganami (2004) ISBN 0-7434-8852-0
Storm from the Shadows (2009) ISBN 978-1416591474

Hopefully, by the time you've got through that lot, we'll have Torch for Freedom and Mission of Honor.

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Is there a recommended read order for this? I see that there are three or four intertwined series and would like to have a fairly coherent read. Thanks!

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Old 04-21-2009, 01:54 PM   #6
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Yeah. Tried that and got the Weber page that Gibbo pointed to. But, re-applying my original question, is there a reading order list that people find to be satisfactory? Having a list of the books is not the same.
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:01 PM   #7
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You can find the publishing and chronological order. I would go for the publication order (which is almost what pdurrant also sugested).
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:42 PM   #8
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I mostly agree with what pdurrant suggested, except that I would put the four anthologies last.
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I mostly agree with what pdurrant suggested, except that I would put the four anthologies last.
Only problem with that is there's some good back story/character intros in the anthologies that work better if you follow his recommendation.
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You can skip most of the stories in the anthologies without a problem, but I would recommend reading at the very least "From the Highlands" from the Changer of Worlds anthology and "Fanatic" from "The Service of the Sword" before reading Crown of Slaves.

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It's just a link to a rather amusing site "Let me Google that for you"

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Honor+Harrington+read+order%3F+

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of course the top result is this thread, so linking to google isn't the best idea around

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I'm a bit late to the thread but I was rereading the series recently and here's how I sorted it for myself:

[obvious beginning skipped]
Honorverse 06: Honor Among Enemies
Honorverse 07: In Enemy Hands
Honorverse 07a: More Than Honor
Honorverse 08: Echoes of Honor
Honorverse 08a: Worlds of Honor
Honorverse 09: Ashes of Victory
Honorverse 09a: Changer of Worlds
Honorverse 10: War of Honor
Honorverse 10a: The Service of the Sword
Wages of Sin 01: Crown of Slaves
Saganami 01: Shadow of Saganami
Honorverse 11: At All Costs
Saganami 02: Storm from the Shadows
[upcoming]
Wages of Sin 02: Torch for Freedom
Honorverse 12: Mission of Honor

BTW, I do NOT recommend reading Storm from the Shadows right now if you don't wan't to risk losing your reader. I almost threw mine on the floor in disgust over the damn cliffhanger. The wait to the next book is not going to be easy...
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I'm a bit late to the thread but I was rereading the series recently and here's how I sorted it for myself:

[obvious beginning skipped]
Honorverse 06: Honor Among Enemies
Honorverse 07: In Enemy Hands
Honorverse 07a: More Than Honor
Honorverse 08: Echoes of Honor
Honorverse 08a: Worlds of Honor
Honorverse 09: Ashes of Victory
Honorverse 09a: Changer of Worlds
Honorverse 10: War of Honor
Honorverse 10a: The Service of the Sword
Wages of Sin 01: Crown of Slaves
Saganami 01: Shadow of Saganami
Honorverse 11: At All Costs
Saganami 02: Storm from the Shadows
[upcoming]
Wages of Sin 02: Torch for Freedom
Honorverse 12: Mission of Honor

BTW, I do NOT recommend reading Storm from the Shadows right now if you don't wan't to risk losing your reader. I almost threw mine on the floor in disgust over the damn cliffhanger. The wait to the next book is not going to be easy...
Thanks! That was what I was looking for!

So, wait for the next one, check!
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