The Honor of the Queen
by David Weber
I thoroughly enjoyed this work, the sequel to On Basilisk Station. Honor and a fleet with freighters are on a diplomatic mission to solidify ties with Yeltsin’s star. She represents Queen Elizabeth of Manticore to the leaders of a Patriarchal society stuck in sexist paradigms. Their zealot neighbors are frothing at the mouth using Havenite technology to help start a war and bring on the END DAYS. Excellently written with great character development all around. I give it five stars.