[bookshare-discuss] Synopsus of Crown of Slaves

  • From: "Duane Iverson" <diverson@xxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2005 11:37:29 -0500

Here is the synopsus of Crown of Slaves taken off the Baen

Crown of Slaves


The Star Kingdom's ally Erewhon is growing increasingly restive
in the alliance because the new High Ridge regime ignores its
needs. Added to the longstanding
problem of a slave labor planet controlled by hostile Mesans in
Erewhon's stellar backyard, which High Ridge refuses to deal
with, the recent assassination
of the Solarian League's most prominent voice of public
conscience indicates the growing danger of political instability
in the Solarian League-which is
also close to Erewhon.

In desperation, Queen Elizabeth tries to defuse the situation by
sending a private mission to Erewhon led by Captain Zilwicki,
accompanied by one of her
nieces. When they arrive on Erewhon, however, Manticore's envoys
find themselves in a mess. Not only do they encounter one of the
Republic of Haven's most
capable agents-Victor Cachat-but they also discover that the
Solarian League's military delegation seems up to its neck in

And, just to put the icing on the cake, the radical freed slave
organization, the Audubon Ballroom, is also on the scene-led by
its notorious and ruthless
assassin, Jeremy X.


David Weber: New York Times best-selling Honor Harrington
series, arguably the most popular series in science fiction,
which has led to reviewers comparing
him to C.S. Forester, celebrated creator of Captain Horatio
Hornblower. Weber's work ranges from epic fantasy (Oath of
Swords, The War God's Own) to breathtaking
space opera (Path of the Fury, The Apocalypse Troll, Empire from
the Ashes) to military science fiction with in-depth
characterization (the Honor Harrington
novels). With John Ringo, he inaugurated the Prince Roger series
of space adventures with March Upcountry and has continued it
with March to the Sea and
March to the Stars. Weber and his wife Sharon live in South
Carolina with their three children.

Eric Flint: is a new master of science fiction. His
alternate-history novel 1632 received lavish critical praise
from all directions and enjoyed high sales.
The sequel, 1633, written in collaboration with David Weber, has
also been highly praised and popular. His first novel, Mother of
Demons, was picked by
Science Fiction Chronicle as a best novel of the year. He has
also shown a powerful gift for humorous fantasy adventure with
Forward the Mage and The Philosophical
Strangler, which Booklist described as "Monty Python let loose
in Tolkien's Middle Earth." With David Drake he has collaborated
on five novels in the popular
"Belisarius" series, and is working on the sixth, The Dance of
Time. A longtime labor union activist with a master's degree in
history, he currently resides
in Indiana with his wife Lucille.

Illustration by David Mattingly
Cover design by Carol Russo Design


This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events
portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to
real people or incidents is purely

First printing, September 2003

Distributed by Simon & Schuster
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020

Printed in the United States of America

ISBN: 0-7434-7148-2

Copyright 2003 by David Weber & Eric Flint

All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book
or portions thereof in any form.

A Baen Books Original
Baen Publishing Enterprises
P.O. Box 1403
Riverdale, NY 10471

Production by Windhaven Press
Auburn, NH

Electronic version by WebWrights

To Andre Norton-

Andre, you proved long ago that being a giant has nothing to do
with physical stature. You've been taking giant steps and
teaching the art of story-telling
for over half a century, and we are among those- those many-who
have been privileged to be your students.

It's time we told the teacher thank you.


Honor Harrington:
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On Basilisk Station
The Honor of the Queen
The Short Victorious War
Field of Dishonor
Flag in Exile
Honor Among Enemies
In Enemy Hands
Echoes of Honor
Ashes of Victory
War of Honor

edited by David Weber:

More than Honor
Worlds of Honor
Changer of Worlds
The Service of the Sword
Empire From the Ashes (omnibus)
Mutineers' Moon
The Armageddon Inheritance
Heirs of Empire
Path of the Fury
The Apocalypse Troll
The Excalibur Alternative
Oath of Swords
The War God's Own
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In Death Ground
The Shiva Option
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March Upcountry
March to the Sea
March to the Stars
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Baen Books by Eric Flint
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The Philosophical Strangler
Forward the Mage (with Richard Roach)
1633 (with David Weber)
Mother of Demons
Rats, Bats, and Vats (with Dave Freer)
Pyramid Scheme (with Dave Freer)
Course of Empire (with K.D. Wentworth)
The Shadow of the Lion (with Mercedes Lackey & Dave Freer)
This Rough Magic (with Mercedes Lackey & Dave Freer) (upcoming)

The General series, with David Drake:
The Tyrant
An Oblique Approach
In the Heart of Darkness
Destiny's Shield
Fortune's Stroke
The Tide of Victory
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