At All Costs (Honor Harrington, Book 11) by David Weber

By David Weber

What fee victory?
The struggle with the Republic of Haven has resumed . . . disastrously for the big name state of Manticore. Admiral girl Dame Honor Harrington, Steadholder and Duchess Harrington, the only triumphant Allied commander of the outlet part of the recent struggle, has been recalled from the Sidemore procedure to command 8th Fleet. we all know 8th Fleet is the Alliance's basic offensive command, which makes it the average task for the lady the media calls “the Salamander.” yet what many of the public DOESN'T recognize is that not just are the famous person country and its Allies badly outnumbered via the Republic's new fleet, yet that the chances are going to get gradually worse. 8th Fleet's task is to one way or the other hinder these odds from crushing the Alliance earlier than the celebrity country can regain its strategic stability. It's a task which won't be performed cost effectively. Honor Harrington needs to meet her ambitious duties with inferior forces while she copes with tumultuous alterations in her own and public lifestyles. the choice to victory is overall defeat, but this time the price of victory should be agonizingly excessive.

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If he can't come home, one bit of home—me—can come to him! It was all a matter of persuading Peter that it wasn't in his best interest to have Ender come back to Earth—without letting Peter know that she was trying to manipulate him. It just made her tired, because Peter wasn't easy to manipulate. He saw through everything. So she had to be quite forthright and honest about what she was doing—but do it with such subtle overtones of humility and earnestness and dispassion and whatever that Peter could get past his own condescension toward everything she said and decide that he had thought that way all along and .

I'm not sending anybody," said Ender. " "You've got to do something with your life," said Mazer. And there it was: The tacit recognition that Ender wasn't going home. That he was never going to lead a normal life on Earth. * * * * * One by one the other kids got their orders, each saying good-bye before they left. It was increasingly awkward with each one, because Ender was more and more a stranger to them. He didn't hang out with them. If he happened to join in a conversation, he didn't stay long and never really engaged.

Why couldn't they have tried to communicate with us? Made some sort of settlement with us, just as they had done with each other? Divided the galaxy between us? Live and let live? In any of these battles, Ender knew that if he had seen a sign of an effort to communicate, he would have known instantly that it wasn't a game—there would have been no reason for the teachers to simulate any attempt to parley. They didn't regard that as Ender's business—they wouldn't train him for it. If some effort at communication had really happened, surely the adults would have stopped Ender at once, pretended that the "exercise" was over, and tried to deal with it on their own.

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