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To End in Fire

(The fourth book in the Crown of Slaves series)
A novel by


The Solarian League lies in defeat, crushed by the Grand Alliance of Manticore, Haven, and Grayson.

Obedient to the Alliance's surrender demands, the League is writing a new Constitution, to prevent the reemergence of out-of-control bureaucrats, like the "Mandarins" who led it to disaster. Frontier Security has been disbanded, the outer worlds have regained control of their own economic destinies, and multiple star systems will soon secede from the League entirely.

Yet the League is—and will remain—the largest, most economically powerful human star nation in existence, and despite the overwhelming evidence that their unelected political leaders were the driving force behind the war, many League citizens deeply resent the fashion in which their star nation—the Solarian League—has been humbled. And those who most resent the Grand Alliance continue to blame Manticore for the nuclear bombardment of the planet Mesa after its surrender. They refuse to accept that the League—and the members of the Grand Alliance—could have been manipulated by a deeply hidden interstellar conspiracy called the Mesan Alignment. The Alignment is only an invention of the Grand Alliance, no more than a mask, a cover, for its own horrific Eridani Violations.

Those Solarians will never accept the war guilt of the League, because they know the Grand Alliance was just as bad. Because they deeply resent the way in which the Grand Alliance pretends to be the innocent "good guys." And in the fullness of time,
those Solarians will seek vengeance upon their enemies.

Not all Solarians feel that way, but even some of those who accept that there was an interstellar conspiracy cherish doubts about its origins. But it is still out there, and now defeated Solarians and agents of the victorious Alliance must join forces to find it. Even if they don't believe in it, it believes in them.

They must find it and identify it, to prove to revanchist Solarians that there
was a conspiracy.

And they must find it and
destroy it to end its evil once and for all.

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

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About the Crown of Slaves Saga:
“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

Genre: Science Fiction

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October 2021 : Hardback

Title: To End in Fire: Volume 4 (Crown of Slaves)
Author(s): David Weber, Eric Flint
ISBN: 1-982125-64-0 / 978-1-982125-64-6
Publisher: BAEN BOOKS
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August 2022 : Mass Market Paperback

Title: To End in Fire: Volume 4 (Crown of Slaves)
Author(s): David Weber, Eric Flint
ISBN: 1-982192-12-7 / 978-1-982192-12-9
Publisher: Baen
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October 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: To End in Fire (Honor Harrington - Crown of Slaves Book 4)
Author(s): David Weber, Eric Flint
Publisher: Baen Books
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