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Proper Suggested Reading Order For All Honorverse Novels?

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Re: Proper Suggested Reading Order For All Honorverse Novels
Post by roseandheather   » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:36 am

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Don't forget "Our Sacred Honor" from Infinite Stars- I'd probably put that right after WoH, although theoretically it could be read as soon as you've finished HAE.
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Re: Proper Suggested Reading Order For All Honorverse Novels
Post by n7axw   » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:17 pm

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roseandheather wrote:Don't forget "Our Sacred Honor" from Infinite Stars- I'd probably put that right after WoH, although theoretically it could be read as soon as you've finished HAE.


Actiually, if you are concerned about time line, it would go before OBS.

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Re: Proper Suggested Reading Order For All Honorverse Novels
Post by jchilds   » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:26 pm

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Nightfall actually fits into on of the novels between chapters IIRC.
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Re: Proper Suggested Reading Order For All Honorverse Novels
Post by Robert_A_Woodward   » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:11 am

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jchilds wrote:Nightfall actually fits into on of the novels between chapters IIRC.


It reuses chapter 33 of _Ashes of Victory_ ("Nightfall" is an extension of that chapter).
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Re: Proper Suggested Reading Order For All Honorverse Novels
Post by sonex   » Tue May 15, 2018 12:07 am

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sonex wrote:
Joker41NAM wrote:Here's my opinion on reading order (mostly publication order, with a couple exceptions for the anthologies; see reasons for exceptions below).

On Basilisk Station
The Honor of the Queen
The Short Victorious War
Field of Dishonor
Flag in Exile
Honor Among Enemies
More Than Honor
In Enemy Hands
Echoes of Honor
Ashes of Victory
Worlds of Honor
Changer of Worlds
War of Honor
The Service of the Sword
Crown of Slaves
The Shadow of Saganami
At All Costs
Storm from the Shadows
Torch of Freedom
Mission of Honor
In Fire Forged
A Beautiful Friendship
A Rising Thunder
Fire Season
Shadow of Freedom
Beginnings
Treecat Wars
Cauldron of Ghosts

Reasons for going out of publication order:
More than Honor before In Enemy Hands: "Whiff of Grapeshot" gives context to the beginning of Hands
World of Honor after Ashes of Victory: "Queen's Gambit" gives away a key point near the end of Ashes, which would take away the impact of that scene.


After "Cauldron of Ghosts", add "Shadows of Victory" 2016

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I wish to also add "House of Steel" to the list, as it provides some input on when the Manticore Junction was found. Plus other points of interest, I hope, as I have just started reading it.

And come October, I hope to get "An Uncompromising Honor"!
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Re: Proper Suggested Reading Order For All Honorverse Novels
Post by Theemile   » Tue May 15, 2018 9:43 am

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sonex wrote:
Joker41NAM wrote:Here's my opinion on reading order (mostly publication order, with a couple exceptions for the anthologies; see reasons for exceptions below).

On Basilisk Station
The Honor of the Queen
The Short Victorious War
Field of Dishonor
Flag in Exile
Honor Among Enemies
More Than Honor
In Enemy Hands
Echoes of Honor
Ashes of Victory
Worlds of Honor
Changer of Worlds
War of Honor
The Service of the Sword
Crown of Slaves
The Shadow of Saganami
At All Costs
Storm from the Shadows
Torch of Freedom
Mission of Honor
In Fire Forged
A Beautiful Friendship
A Rising Thunder
Fire Season
Shadow of Freedom
Beginnings
Treecat Wars
Cauldron of Ghosts

Reasons for going out of publication order:
More than Honor before In Enemy Hands: "Whiff of Grapeshot" gives context to the beginning of Hands
World of Honor after Ashes of Victory: "Queen's Gambit" gives away a key point near the end of Ashes, which would take away the impact of that scene.




I wish to also add "House of Steel" to the list, as it provides some input on when the Manticore Junction was found. Plus other points of interest, I hope, as I have just started reading it.

And come October, I hope to get "An Uncompromising Honor"!


HoS is dated May 1st 2021, and so takes place during MoH. It would probably be appropriate to slot it after MoH in the reading order.
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Re: Proper Suggested Reading Order For All Honorverse Novels
Post by n7axw   » Tue May 15, 2018 5:24 pm

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Beware that how Manticore tumbles to the existence of the junction in "House of Steel" doesn't jibe with "Call to Vengeance."

Unless I am missing something the story of the first trip through the Wormhole to Beowulf is referred to but not told. But I could be missing something.

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Re: Proper Suggested Reading Order For All Honorverse Novels
Post by Nimitz1923PD   » Tue May 15, 2018 8:08 pm

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There is a website called:

Bookseriesinorder.com

Might help
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