This article is about the sixth novel in the series. For the concept in Kencyr ethics, see Honor's Paradox (concept). For the song that tells the story of Tirandys' choice, see Honor's Paradox (song).

Yet there is good. Honor's Paradox can break us, or make us stronger while honor itself is our strength. And we are strong, despite everything.
Kindrie, Honor's Paradox,
"Chapter XVI: Tests", V

Honor's Paradox is the sixth book in P. C. Hodgell's Kencyr series.

It deals with the late winter and spring of Jame's year at Tentir.

Publication History[edit | edit source]

  • On September 28, 2010, Hodgell has turned in her manuscript of Honor's Paradox.[1]
  • On December 12, 2010, Baen has scheduled Honor's Paradox for release in December 2011.[2]
  • March 20, 2011: According to, the book will be out on December 6, 2011.
  • On August 24, 2011, Baen made an electronic advanced reader's copy (eARC) available for purchase and download: Honor's Paradox eARC.
  • December 5, 2011: the book is available on the shelves and on-line from and

Dedication[edit | edit source]

I would like to thank all the fine folk who have responded to my LiveJournal entries at with everything from literary criticism to encouragement to information on parasitical fish.

A special thanks to those who have given me permission to use their poetry in the current work:

 Tiel Aisha Ansari—“Massacre at Gothregor”
 Cindy Duckert—“Shwupp”
 Ry Herman—“What the Dead Know”
 Paul Howat—“Ashe’s Limerick”
 Paula Lieberman—“The Three Lordan”
 Scott Life—“The Highlord Calls”

P. C. Hodgell, Honor's Paradox,
"Dedication and Maps"

Chapters[edit | edit source]

  • Dedication and Maps
  • Chapter I: Songs in the Night (Winter 64)
  • Chapter II: Winter Solstice (Winter 65)
  • Chapter III: Pyres and the Pit (Winter 70)
  • Chapter IV: Relics (Winter 80)
  • Chapter V: The High Council (Winter 90–100)
  • Chapter VI: History Lessons (Winter 110)
  • Chapter VII: The Day of Misrule (Between Winter 120 and Spring 1)
  • Chapter VIII: New Year's Eve (Between Winter 120 and Spring 1)
  • Chapter IX: Echoes of Kothifir (Spring 20–21)
  • Chapter X: Spring Equinox (Spring 37)
  • Chapter XI: Rain (Spring 37–43)
  • Chapter XII: A New Favorite (Spring 43)
  • Chapter XIII: Secrets (Spring 44)
  • Chapter XIV: In Sodden Fields (Spring 45–47)
  • Chapter XV: Wilden (Spring 48)
  • Chapter XVI: Tests (Spring 48–54)
  • Chapter XVII: Out of the Pit (Spring 57–58)
  • Chapter XVIII: Summer's Eve (Spring 60)
  • Chapter XIX: Challenge (Summer 1)
  • Lexicon

References[edit | edit source]

  1., "This and That"
  2., "Honor's Paradox"
the novels
God Stalk
Dark of the Moon
Seeker's Mask
To Ride a Rathorn
Bound in Blood
Honor's Paradox
The Sea of Time
The Gates of Tagmeth
By Demons Possessed
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