Commencez à lire Storm from the Shadows (Honor Harrington - Saganami Islan... sur votre Kindle dans moins d'une minute. Vous n'avez pas encore de Kindle ? Achetez-le ici Ou commencez à lire dès maintenant avec l'une de nos applications de lecture Kindle gratuites.

Envoyer sur votre Kindle ou un autre appareil

 
 
 

Essai gratuit

Découvrez gratuitement un extrait de ce titre

Envoyer sur votre Kindle ou un autre appareil

Désolé, cet article n'est pas disponible en
Image non disponible pour la
couleur :
Image non disponible
 

Storm from the Shadows (Honor Harrington - Saganami Island Book 2) (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

David Weber
3.0 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (3 commentaires client)

Prix conseillé : EUR 5,71 De quoi s'agit-il ?
Prix éditeur - format imprimé : EUR 8,48
Prix Kindle : EUR 5,49 TTC & envoi gratuit via réseau sans fil par Amazon Whispernet
Économisez : EUR 2,99 (35%)

App de lecture Kindle gratuite Tout le monde peut lire les livres Kindle, même sans un appareil Kindle, grâce à l'appli Kindle GRATUITE pour les smartphones, les tablettes et les ordinateurs.

Pour obtenir l'appli gratuite, saisissez votre adresse e-mail ou numéro de téléphone mobile.

Formats

Prix Amazon Neuf à partir de Occasion à partir de
Format Kindle EUR 5,49  
Relié EUR 22,72  
Poche EUR 8,40  
MP3 CD EUR 16,10  
Promotion Kindle de l'été : plus de 120 ebooks à -50% ou plus
PROMOTION KINDLE DE L’ÉTÉ
Retrouvez plus de 120 ebooks à -50% ou plus dans notre promotion Kindle de l'été.
-40%, -50%, -60%, -70%... Découvrez les Soldes Amazon jusqu'au 4 août 2015 inclus. Profitez-en !





Les clients ayant acheté cet article ont également acheté

Cette fonction d'achat continuera à charger les articles. Pour naviguer hors de ce carrousel, veuillez utiliser votre touche de raccourci d'en-tête pour naviguer vers l'en-tête précédente ou suivante.

Descriptions du produit

Présentation de l'éditeur

Perfidious Plots,
Courageous Resolve—and,
of course,
Starships Blown to Smithereens!

The Solarian League Navy has been the premier navy of the galaxy for centuries. Indeed, no one can remember a time when it hasn't been acknowledged as the most powerful fleet in existence.

Until now, that is.

A conference to end the terrible war between the Peeps of Haven and the Manticorean Star Kingdom is slated. Peace is finally within reach.

Yeah, right.

Not with the slaver conspiracy that calls itself Manpower, Inc. pulling intergalactic strings. The plan To plunge the Star Kingdom into a two-front war with Peeps and Sollies—a process calculated to blast Honor Harrington's home system to smoking ruin!

Assassination's afoot. And out on the galactic frontier known as the Verge, big trouble boils over as Solarian League arrogance butts up against the steely resolve of Harrington protégé Michelle Henke, aka Admiral Gold Peak.

Too bad for the Sollies. For Harrington's officers have a habit of coming through in the clutch and finding a way to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. But most of all—whatever the odds—they never, ever give up the fight!

At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Shadow of Saganami sequel—and the latest entry in David Weber's astoundingly adventurous, phenomenally popular, and multiply USA Today and New York Times best-selling "Honor Harrington" saga!

"Following in the best tradition of C.S. Forester, Patrick O'Brian and Robert A Heinlein! These hugely entertaining and clever adventures are the very epitome of space opera." —Publishers Weekly

"Weber's descriptions of space combat remain magnificent." —Science Fiction Weekly

A lifetime military history buff, David Weber has carried his interest in history into his fiction.  In the New York Times best selling Honor Harrington series, the spirit of both C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower and history's Admiral Nelson are evident.  With over five million copies of his books in print, David Weber is the fastest rising star in the Science Fiction universe.  His Honor Harrington series boasts over 3 million copies in print, and Weber has had over thirteen of his titles on The New York Times Best Seller List.  War of Honor, book 10 in the series appeared on over twelve Best Seller lists, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA TODAY.

While he is best known for his spirited, modern-minded space operas, he has also developed a fantasy series, of which two books have been published:  Oath of Swords and The War God's Own.  David's solo work also includes three novels of the "Dahak" series, and the stand alone novels:  Path of the Fury and The Excalibur Alternative.

Weber's first published novels grew out of his work as a war game designer for the Task Force game Starfire.  With collaborator Steve White, Weber has written four novels set in that universe: Insurrection, Crusade, In Death Ground, and The Shiva Option.

Recent bestsellers in planetary adventures also include the teamwork of John Ringo in the best selling Empire of Man series where the titles March Upcountry, March to the Sea, March to the Stars and We Few have made appearances on The New York Times List.

Weber's proliferation continues with author Eric Flint, where they joined forces in the Best Selling "Ring of Fire" alternate history series, for 1634: The Baltic War, coming in May.

A popular guest at science fiction conventions, Weber makes his home in South Carolina with his wife Sharon, three children and a passel of dogs.

Biographie de l'auteur

David Weber is the science fiction phenomenon of the decade. His popular Honor Harrington novels are New York Times best sellers and can't come out fast enough for his devoted readers. He has also begun a top-selling epic SF adventure series in collaboration wiith John Ringo, with four novels so far: March Upcountry, March to the Sea, March to the Stars and We Few. His Wind Rider's Oath, another New York Times best seller, continues his popular Bahzell fantasy adventure series.q

Détails sur le produit

  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 1594 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 1104 pages
  • Utilisation simultanée de l'appareil : Illimité
  • Editeur : Baen Books; Édition : 1 (4 décembre 2013)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00APA46EQ
  • Synthèse vocale : Activée
  • X-Ray :
  • Word Wise: Activé
  • : Non activé
  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 3.0 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (3 commentaires client)
  • Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon: n°75.409 dans la Boutique Kindle (Voir le Top 100 dans la Boutique Kindle)
  •  Souhaitez-vous faire modifier les images ?


En savoir plus sur l'auteur

Découvrez des livres, informez-vous sur les écrivains, lisez des blogs d'auteurs et bien plus encore.

Quels sont les autres articles que les clients achètent après avoir regardé cet article?


Commentaires en ligne

5 étoiles
0
4 étoiles
0
2 étoiles
0
1 étoiles
0
3.0 étoiles sur 5
3.0 étoiles sur 5
Commentaires client les plus utiles
9 internautes sur 10 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
3.0 étoiles sur 5 A deception 27 août 2009
Format:Relié
If you don't yet know Honor Harrigton's series it is not a book to begin with, and if you're not an unconditionnal fan(like I am) don't buy it.

But if you are, well, it is not the greatest book of the series : poor in combats and main carracters are mesan leaders and certainly not Michelle Henke like it was annonced. Still it's very promising for next books from main stream, saganami's island stream and crown of slaves stream. If you buy this one you'll have to buy those.

Mr Weber really needs a good editor because of useless stuf this book is full of. But the political plots are promising as are new weapoms systems a,d this time those are in bad guys' hands.

So if you're a long time fan buy it : it's an important(if not very interesting peace of plots taking place in honorverse. But if you're not begin this basiliks station.
Avez-vous trouvé ce commentaire utile ?
6 internautes sur 7 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
3.0 étoiles sur 5 une grosse déception 4 août 2009
Par leifou
Format:Relié
j'ai découvert la saga, il y a quelque mois et j'ai dévoré tous les tomes parus en Francais et je piaffais tellement d'impatience, qu'en attendant la suite en Francais. je me suis jeté sur les tomes non traduits en Francais (en juillet 09). En ce qui concerne ce tome, il scelle mon arret d'achat sur la série. Comment dire, j'ai l'impression que ca ressemble trop à une série brésilienne qui ne finit jamais.le personnage principal change mais c'est toujours les mêmes trames qu'on nous ressort et on accroche moins à l'histoire
Avez-vous trouvé ce commentaire utile ?
2 internautes sur 2 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
3.0 étoiles sur 5 A lire à la plage... 20 août 2010
Par Sandrucho
Format:Poche|Achat vérifié
Rien de rééllement nouveau avec ce roman de D.Weber en parallèle de la série principale d'Honor Harrington. Dommage que ce livre sympathique soit aussi long avec aussi peu d'action...A réserver aux fans dont je suis...
Avez-vous trouvé ce commentaire utile ?
Commentaires client les plus utiles sur Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 3.1 étoiles sur 5  151 commentaires
68 internautes sur 79 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
1.0 étoiles sur 5 And now, more internal dialog. Wait, another conference scene. Yawn. 7 juin 2010
Par Biggerbox - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Poche
"As Admiral Michelle Henke availed herself of the spacious new head aboard her new flagship, she couldn't help but spend time lost in an internal dialog about how much improved the new Mark 23 dual-ply TP was than the old Mark 16 model, and marvel again at Admiral Hemphill's shop's cleverness in reducing the tendency of the sheets to fail to rip along the perforations, and the annoying lint they would sometimes leave behind, particularly in a battlecruiser under impeller power. Despite herself, she resisted the temptation to spend a few more paragraphs thinking about the technical improvements in toiletries since the first war with Haven, though it would have been just as boring as many of her other long meditations in the book so far. Still, she thought, she could have used that lint to provide her with something to think about now that her life seemed to consist of little more than chit-chat with other officers and officials, tediously described drills, and a neurotic compulsion to worry about how much she was eating (because she didn't have Honor Harrington's endlessly referred-to genetically enhanced metabolism.) The thought of Honor sent Mike into yet another reverie about those she had lost aboard her last ship, because it had been, it occurred to her, at least three pages since the last one was prompted for no apparent reason. But, snapping out of it, she realized she had urgent business to attend to on the bridge, involving the execution of another painstakingly described but essentially boring drill, surrounded by junior officers whose background she would go over in her head in long expository passages, though they served little to either make the characters three-dimensional or to advance any semblance of a plot. As she made her way across her dayroom, she noticed the page count had only reached 320, and, for a brief moment, feared she and her crew might not last for the remaining 400 or so pages the Admiralty had expected this "novel" to last, even when one accounted for the time-dilation effect of traveling through plot points already described (and entertainingly!) in the novels in which they actually took place, without actually adding much to them in this book. Thank goodness there would be many pages involving the evil conspiracy of the Mesans without revealing what their true intention might be, and many other characters who add their own interminable internal dialogs to the page count. Perhaps, she thought, it would be enough to keep the readers, or at least the Havenites, from realizing this book was badly in need of brutal trimming by an editor who remembered when David Weber knew how to build and move a plot along. The commercial fate of the Star Empire of Manticore, if not the entire Honorverse itself, might hang in the balance."
51 internautes sur 60 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Good story with a huge cliff-hanger 25 février 2009
Par Mauricio Longo - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié
This book tells a generally good story. With this new wok, Weber moves up the Honorverse main storyline to a couple of months after the huge Battle of Manticore, narrated in his last major Honor Harrington novel - "At all costs".

If you follow the Honor Harrington story lines this book, per se, offers a view into what is happening in the Talbot Cluster while Haven and Manticore are at each others throats and opens up two new possible combat fronts for the embattled Royal Manticoran Navy.

Have in mind that the book ends with a huge cliff-hanger and that you will wish you had the next book in hand when you finish it.
52 internautes sur 62 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
1.0 étoiles sur 5 Hardcover was too expensive to burn. 22 juillet 2009
Par Aedhan Campbell - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié
**vague spoilers**

I have really enjoyed all of Weber's Honorverse books as well as some of his other titles, up until now. This book was awful. Unfortunately it would be difficult to give examples of why this book didn't work without giving out spoilers but I will do my best. He stated in the introduction that part of the book would be retelling events in other books from different character's perspectives... and it didn't really do that... but for the effort I found it hard to tell when in the overall story I was supposed to be. It just made the timeline for this book jumbled.

Next, there were too many attempts at subplots and character developments so that no one character or group of characters was focused on long enough for me to get interested in them. Nominally, I took it Michelle Henke was the "main character" but she only had two majour scenes. If you liked the characters from Shadow of Saganami, they're in there too... Aivers Terekhov is mentioned early, and forgotten, then mentioned again later... Honor makes an appearance or two... There's (I think) supposed to be development of Helen Zilwicki's and Abigail Hearn's characters, but Weber never really tells what happens with them, more like gives results in a summary later. (a bit of spoiler here) for example, someone has a problem with Abigail, they bad mouth her for a page or two and get talked to by someone else for a page, then no mention of it until later the Captain reports to the Commodore that "Abigail solved it by being Abigail and working really hard." (no, really, that was the solution.) Another point a competition is mentioned, then chapters later the results are stated in a paragraph... that sort of thing.

There's the main pseudo-antagonist in this but mostly, it's a repeat of what happened in Shadow of Saganami just less-so. There's no big battle.... four ships get blown up total, and none of them fought back...

The books was filled with references to one group's master plan... but they were all deliberately vague and not in any mysterious way... just a "oh, and this group is STILL planning something" way...

The passing touch on any character or group got very old very fast because, among other things, it was people reacting to things that had already happened and reacting incorrectly due to lag time in information due to travel requirements, worse the reader ALWAYS knew people were reacting incorrectly because it dealt with what happened and then with people not knowing about it. Further, one group had secretly developed a faster stardrive and so were always ahead of others, but no one figured it out despite constant references and ponderings about how [that group:] could NEVER have orchestrated all this because the time it would take to coordinate it was too long, or how that group always seemed to know things before others... frankly if every other page that held a reference to how that group couldn't have done something or known something due to travel time had been torn out and burned, there would still be too many incidents of it. Same with talking about other things that happend... an assassination attempt on someone (from another book) gets repeated ad nauseam, as do references to Helen's misadventures in Old Chicago.

By the end of the book, I just didn't care. Nothing really happened. Nothing really got done or was resolved. One group has a master plan. Another group is arrogant. Some people are angry and unreasonable. And most of the things that took place in this book already took place in other books. That about sums this book up. If you read Crown of Slaves, Shadow of Saganami and At All Costs, you'll have already covered about half this book. The other half are pointless hints that something else is going to happen. At some point. But not in this book.

I assume the half of this book that isn't already covered in the other three books will still be repeated in Mission of Honor and Torch of Freedom.

I never give up my books. I buy them and keep them so I can reread them. I have shelves in the attic filled with books, but frankly, if I thought I could get away with it, I'd return this book to the store tomorrow.
49 internautes sur 63 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 More Trouble in Talbott 17 février 2009
Par Arthur W. Jordin - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié
Storm From the Shadows (2009) is the second naval SF novel in the Saganami Island series, following The Shadow of Saganami. In the previous volume, Manpower delivered fourteen obsolescent Solarian battlecruisers to the government of Monica. Realizing the danger to the wormhole connection at Lynx, Captain Terekhov gathered all available Manticoran ships from the Southern Patrol and took them into the planetary system of Monica.

When the battlecruisers refused to standown, Terekhov destroyed twelve of the ships and captured two more. The Manticorans lost six ships and several thousand personnel.

Admiral Khumalo soon arrived with the relief squadron. After reading the reports and discussing the battle with Terekhov, Khumalo supported his actions. Then the Admiral put even more pressure on the Monican government to furnish records to the Manticoran investigators.

In this novel, Manpower is planning another operation in the region. Their agents contact New Tuscany and set up another incident. Only, this time the warships are manned by personnel from the Office of Frontier Security.

Michelle Henke returns to Manticore as a courier for Eloise Pritchart. She learns that she has been promoted to Vice Admiral. Then she is assigned command of a squadron of Nike class battlecruisers.

Aivars Terekhov returns to Manticore in the HMS Hexapuma. He is promoted to Commodore and given command of a task group of Saganami-C class heavy cruisers. The Admiralty -- and the Queen -- are very pleased with his actions.

Commander Kaplan is promoted and given command of the HMS Tristram within Terekhov's group. Lieutenant Abigal Hearns is now her tactical officer.

Ensign Helen Zilwicki becomes Terekhov's Flag Lieutenant. Although she would have preferred a tactical position, Helen realizes that Flag Lieutenant assignments are usually offered to those on the fast track. So she takes the job with a clear understanding of how much she needs to learn.

In this story, Mike's squadron is sent to Talbott Station to protect the newly annexed planetary systems in the Talbott Quadrant. After the Battle of Monica, the Admiralty has started diverting additional ships to the region. No one is sure what the League will do next.

Mike pays her respects to Admiral Khumalo and meets the Governor and the local officials. Then she takes her squadron to Monica to check out the situation there. To her surprise, Mike finds two squadrons of OFS battlecruisers within the system and learns of a Solarian Battle Fleet task force in the vicinity.

Terekhov is also sent to Talbott Station. Upon arrival, Terekhov is warmly welcomed by Admiral Khumalo and then briefed on the current situation. Except for the withdrawal of the New Tuscany system from the Talbott Quadrant, everything seems to be going well.

This tale puts the Royal Manticoran Navy into a bind. The way things are going, Manticore might soon be at a war with both Haven and the League. And Manpower Alignment has other designs against Manticore.

The novel starts out covering past history, beginning with the loss of Mike Henke's command to the Havenites. It works its way through the aborted truce talks to the Battle of Manticore. Although the first two-thirds were covered in the main series -- see At All Costs -- these events are seen through different viewpoints. Moreover, several incidents are added to the backstory.

After Mike returns from Haven, the story mostly involves administration and personnel. The action doesn't even start heating up until the last third of the book. Unless you really like reading about command, training and personal relationships, this novel might be boring. OTOH, the author can make such material quite interesting. Read and enjoy.

Highly recommended for Weber fans and for anyone else who enjoys tales of naval deployments, covert operations, and political intrigue.

-Arthur W. Jordin
26 internautes sur 34 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
2.0 étoiles sur 5 Seems to just drift along too much and leaves you hanging 23 février 2009
Par P. Long - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié|Achat vérifié
Let me start by saying I am a huge fan of David Weber's. I have brought almost all of the books that he has written or co-authored.

But Storm from the Shadow's just seems to drift along. The book ends with several major story lines just hanging there. Usually David ends the book without so many items unfinshed.

I do not what to give away the story line, but the super secret 600 year plan by Manpower seems farfetched. I can see a story line with Manpower included, but one that has super secret ships, weapons and bloodlines seems to come out of far left field. Someone has to be building the ships. Someone should of noticed that dispatch boats are making transits faster than normal. If I had a secret spray that could make people do what I want, why not spray everyone with it? Why do I have to attack the space stations directly, when I can spray someone to blow the reactors?

The story line with Sol's seems to be part of the story line with the Honor universe. They and Manpower would be the next people in line for the Star Empire. But I would like to see the Haven story line finished up soon. That one seem to have dragged on longer than rational people should of let it.

I liked parts of this book, but I have the feeling that if I did not read it, the next book would catch me up anyhow.

If you are new to reading David Weber, this is not the book to start with. You might not read another after this one and that would be a shame. The early Honor universe books are rich and fascinating reads. The later books are still good, but much larger. The War God series is also a great set of books to read from David.
Ces commentaires ont-ils été utiles ?   Dites-le-nous
Rechercher des commentaires
Rechercher uniquement parmi les commentaires portant sur ce produit

Discussions entre clients

Le forum concernant ce produit
Discussion Réponses Message le plus récent
Pas de discussions pour l'instant

Posez des questions, partagez votre opinion, gagnez en compréhension
Démarrer une nouvelle discussion
Thème:
Première publication:
Aller s'identifier
 

Rechercher parmi les discussions des clients
Rechercher dans toutes les discussions Amazon
   


Rechercher des articles similaires par rubrique