By David Weber
It really is demanding to provide peace an opportunity whilst the opposite part regards battle as a prelude to conquest. that is why Manticore wishes allies opposed to Haven, and planet Grayson is positioned to make a great best friend. however the international workplace neglected a cultural distinction after they despatched Honor Harrington to hold the flag.
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Of course, we only have them on gravitics now, not light-speed sensors. ” Yanakov watched the board a moment longer, then glanced at his aide. ” Andrews vanished, and Yanakov turned back to the board. Austin Grayson would be small and antiquated beside the Star Knight cruiser heading the Manticoran escort, but she was still the flagship of the Grayson Navy, and he would greet their guests from his flag deck, where he belonged. *** Grayson looked oddly patchy in the visual display as Fearless and her brood settled into their parking orbit, and Honor had been amazed on the trip in-system by the scale of Grayson‟s spaceborne industry.
Yanakov blinked as he digested that thought. It didn‟t seem possible someone as good looking and youngHe stopped himself with a mental curse. Damn it, the woman wasn’t as “young” as he kept thinking! In fact, she was forty-three T-years old, barely twelve years younger than Yanakov himself, but still . . “All right, so she‟s got guts,” he growled. ” The Protector nodded, and Yanakov shrugged. ” He flushed at his cousin‟s expression but plowed on stubbornly. “You know I‟m right, Ben. ” His teeth grated in fresh frustration.
The Council as a whole had been determined to wait until after the Manticoran bribe was delivered to Grayson. Their own ally, unable to match the efficiency of Manticoran industry, would have been hard pressed to provide the same sort of infrastructure boost, and the Elders, intent on gathering in that largess for Masada‟s benefit, had delayed too long. Or perhaps not. Not even the majority of the Council of Elders knew everything, and the inner circle had its own reasons to delay. Of course, it was always possible that they‟d waited too long, as well, but they had more than one way to their end.
The Honor of the Queen (Honor Harrington Series, Book 2) by David Weber