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"A Whiff of Grapeshot", written by S. M. Stirling, is the third short story in the first Honorverse anthology More Than Honor, first published in 1998.


A radical Havenite faction known as the Levelers stages an uprising against the Committee of Public Safety, wreaking havoc in Nouveau Paris. With the Committee's security forces in complete disarray following an attack on its information network and command structure, the only force able to intervene and restore order is Admiral Esther McQueen using her flagship, PNS Rousseau. Even though the Admiral is not precisely a supporter of the Committee and has an agenda of her own, she recognizes the threat of the Levelers. She brutally crushes the uprising, killing most of the radicals and leaving Robert Pierre in doubt about the decision of giving her the power she now has.


This short story serves as background to the Leveler Uprising mentioned in the early chapters of In Enemy Hands.



Gerard Conflans | Erasmus Fontein | George Henderson | Gerrard | LaBoeuf | Launders | Esther McQueen | Robert Norton | Rob S. Pierre | Cordelia Ransom | Oscar Saint-Just



Basic Living Supplement | Committee of Public Safety | Legislaturalist | Leveler Uprising | logic bomb | Nouveau Paris | People's Avenue | People's Navy | Re-Socialization Center | Regional Intervention Battalion Headquarters

Main Honor Harrington series
HH1 On Basilisk Station HH8 Echoes of Honor
HH2 The Honor of the Queen HH9 Ashes of Victory
HH3 The Short Victorious War HH10 War of Honor
HH4 Field of Dishonor HH11 At All Costs
HH5 Flag in Exile HH12 Mission of Honor
HH6 Honor Among Enemies HH13 A Rising Thunder
HH7 In Enemy Hands HH14 Uncompromising Honor
Spin off Series
Crown of Slaves Star Kingdom
CS1 Crown of Slaves SK1 A Beautiful Friendship
CS2 Torch of Freedom SK2 Fire Season
CS3 Cauldron of Ghosts SK3 Treecat Wars
CS4 To End In Fire SK4 A New Clan
Saganami Island Manticore Ascendant
SI1 The Shadow of Saganami MA1 A Call to Duty
SI2 Storm from the Shadows MA2 A Call to Arms
SI3 Shadow of Freedom MA3 A Call to Vengeance
SI4 Shadow of Victory MA4 A Call to Insurrection
HHA1 More Than Honor HHA5 In Fire Forged
HHA2 Worlds of Honor HHA6 Beginnings
HHA3 Changer of Worlds HHA7 What Price Victory?
HHA4 The Service of the Sword
Tales of Honor Comic Series
TOH1 Tales of Honor #1 TOH4 Tales of Honor #4
TOH2 Tales of Honor #2 TOH5 Tales of Honor #5
TOH3 Tales of Honor #3 TOHV1 Tales of Honor Vol 1