Cauldron of Ghosts (Crown of Slaves Series #3)

Cauldron of Ghosts (Crown of Slaves Series #3)

by David Weber, Eric Flint

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER IN HARDCOVER. Sequel to national bestsellers Torch of Freedom and Crown of Slaves, Book Three in the Crown of Slaves, Honor Harrington universe. Secret agent Anton Zilwicki and Victor Cachat return in this classic tie-in series set in David Weber's Honorverse.


The Mesan Alignment: a centuries-old cabal that seeks to impose its vision of a society dominated by genetic rank onto the human race. Now the conspiracy stands exposed by spies Anton Zilwicki and Victor Cachat—one an agent of Honor Harrington’s Star Kingdom of Manticore, the other a Havenite operative. The outing of the Alignment has turned the galaxy’s political framework topsy-turvy. Old coalitions have disintegrated. New alliances have been born.

For starters, the long and hard-fought war between the Republic of Haven and the Star Empire of Manticore is not only over, but these bitter enemies have formed a new pact. Their common foe: the Mesan Alignment itself.

But more information is needed to bring the Alignment out of the shadows. Now, defying the odds and relying on genetic wizardry themselves for a disguise, Zilwicki and Cachat return to Mesa—only to discover that even they have underestimated the Alignment’s ruthlessness and savagery.

Soon they are on the run in Mesa’s underworld, not only hunted by the Alignment but threatened by the exploding conflict on the planet between Mesa’s overlords and the brutalized slaves and descendants of slaves who have suffered under their rule for so long. But if Zilwicki and Cachat succeed in rooting out the ancient conspiracy, a great evil may be finally removed from the galaxy—and on a long-oppressed planet, freedom may finally dawn.

The Crown of Slaves Honorverse Series:
Crown of Slaves
Torch of Freedom
Cauldron of Ghosts

About the Crown of Slave Series:
"Fans of Weber's Honor Harrington series … will be delighted with this offshoot in which he and coauthor Flint develop several situations and characters from other stories. ...This outstanding effort transcends the label 'space opera' and truly is a novel of ideas.”—Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476781006
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 10/27/2015
Series: Honorverse: Crown of Slaves Series , #3
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 848
Sales rank: 100,369
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 4.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

With over seven million copies of his books in print and seventeen titles on the New York Times bestseller list, David Weber is the science fiction publishing phenomenon of the new millennium. In the hugely popular Honor Harrington series, the spirit of C.S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower and Patrick O’Brian’s Master and Commander lives on—into the galactic future. Books in the Honor Harrington and Honoverse series have appeared on fourteen best seller lists, including those of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today. While Weber is best known for his spirited, modern-minded space operas, he is also the creator of the Oath of Swords fantasy series and the Dahak saga, a science fiction and fantasy hybrid. Weber has also engaged in a steady stream of bestselling collaborations including his Starfire Series with Steve White, which produced the New York Times bestseller The Shiva Option among others. Weber’s collaboration with alternate history master Eric Flint led to the bestselling 1634: The Baltic War, and his planetary adventure novels with military science fiction ace and multiple national best-seller John Ringo includes the blockbusters March to the Stars and We Few. Finally, Weber’s teaming with Linda Evans produced the bestselling Multiverse series. David Weber makes his home in South Carolina with his wife and children.

Eric Flint is a modern master of alternate history fiction, with over three million books in print. He’s the author/creator of the New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series. With David Drake he has written six popular novels in the “Belisarius” alternate Roman history series, and with David Weber collaborated on 1633 and 1634: The Baltic War and latest Honorverse series entry, Cauldron of Ghosts. Flint was for many years a labor union activist. He lives near Chicago, Illinois.

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Cauldron of Ghosts 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
DoubleAught More than 1 year ago
Solid four stars. The start is a little slow and perhaps has a bit of a stutter to it while Weber and Flint are setting up the chess board, but once it gets going it moves along. If you liked Crown of Slaves and Torch of Freedom, you'll like this book. Victor and Anton in action again. If you don't know who they are, read Crown of Slaves first; seriously, don't try to start with this novel because I don't know if you could figure out what's going on. You also get some more insight into Mesa and Mesan society. Derring-do, intrigue, and action in a science fiction setting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the beginning there is a lot of background from the other books in the series. If you haven't read them- that's good but if you are a dedicated follower of David Weber's Honorverse books- it's a little slow. The pace does pick up as the book reaches the new material and there are the usual quirky charactors and action. If you are a fan of the Honor Harrington series-you will love this new addition.
swuser More than 1 year ago
"We're sorry, but this product is only available within the U.S."  Idiots.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would like to write that this is a good book, but I honestly cannot because the 600+ pages of which it consists amount to an incomplete footnote to a larger, much more interesting story. Having had to wade through abominable sentence and paragragraph "structure"; missing words and words that should have been deleted during proofreading (I question if such occurred in the rush to get this abruptly terminated--note that I did not type "ended" because there is no ending--"book" into the hands of unsuspecting readers); and a host of periods, commas and dashes that violate all rules of proper usage and distracted this former writer, editor and proofreader from the story line, I am forced to wait years for the next mini-instalment to continue a moderately interesting story. Had I been informed BEFORE I purchased this "book" that it is an incomplete tale, I would have refrained from buying it. I feel cheated, not so much for the money I wasted as for the time I wasted.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Weber and Flint have once again put together an edge-of-your-seat story to continue the Crown of Slaves series.
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The problem I have with Weber and his Honor verse and Safehold series is that he seems to take 3 or 4 books and turns it into 8 or more. I read this out of boredom and it was little help. No more Weber for me.
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A nice continuation of a branch of the main storyline. The time David spent in developing the Honorverse continues to pay dividends. - Ron Restorff
The_Qman More than 1 year ago
Fills in blanks of other characters during the same timeline for half the book, then continues the saga on Mesa. Can't wait for the final book, it will be epic..
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The_BIONICLE_Guru More than 1 year ago
Cachat and Zilwicki return to Mesa and the usual hilarity ensues. Unlike all the other books in this series, there is *no* space battle during the entire book, which was a big disappointment. Weber does wonderful naval battles, and it was sorely missed. If you've read the earlier books in the series you have to read this, but you might want to get it in paperback when it becomes available.