NEW SERIES FROM NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHORS. Book #1 in Manticore Ascendant, a new series set in David Weber's best-selling Honorverse, from multiple New York Times best seller David Weber and #1 New York Times best-selling author Timothy Zahn. FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK. Growing up, Travis Uriah Long yearned for order in his life . . . some things his neglectful mother couldnat or wouldnat provide. So when Travis enlisted in the Royal Manticoran Navy, he thought head finally found the structure head always wanted so desperately. But life in the RMN isnat exactly what he expected. Boot camp is rough and frustrating; his first ship assignment lax and disorderly; and with the Star Kingdom of Manticore still recovering from a devastating plague, the Navy is possibly on the edge of budgetary extinction. The Star Kingdom is a minor nation among the worlds of the Diaspora, its closest neighbors weeks or months away, with little in the way of resources. With only modest interstellar trade, no foreign contacts to speak of, a plague-ravaged economy to rebuild, and no enemies looming at the hyper limit, there are factions in Parliament who want nothing more than to scrap the Navy and shift its resources and manpower elsewhere. But those factions are mistaken. The universe is not a safe place. Travis Long is about to find that out. Praise for A Call to Duty: qThis exciting book marks the first collaboration of two powerhouses . . . fans of both writers should be quite pleased with the result. Like Robert A. Heinlein and Orson Scott Card, Weber and Zahn are telling a story about a teenage character but writing for readers of all ages.qaBooklist qA new series set in the universe of Weber's popular heroine Honor Harrington gets off to a solid start. . . . Cowriters Zahn and Weber do an excellent job alluding to events known to longtime fans. . . . [T]his astronautical adventure is filled with . . . intrigue and political drama.qaPublishers Weekly About the Honor Harrington series: aWeber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection and a deep understanding of military bureaucracy in this long-awaited Honor Harrington novelabFans of this venerable space opera will rejoice to see Honor back in action.aaPublishers Weekly a. . .everything you could want in a heroine ab. Excellent ab plenty of action.aaScience Fiction Age aBrilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!aaAnne McCaffrey aCompelling combat combined with engaging characters for a great space opera adventure.aaLocus aWeber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection . . . Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice . . .aaPublishers Weekly About Timothy Zahn: aZahn keeps the story moving at a breakneck pace, maintaining excitement.aaPublishers Weekly q[Y]ou can count on Timothy Zahn for three things: clean, sparse prose; good pacing; and great action scenes. The first book in the Cobra War series hits all those marks in admirable style and makes for a quick, entertaining sci-fi novel.q aBlogcritics a[Conqueroras Heritage] is another finely wrought space adventure . . . [with] social, political and emotional complications, all of which Zahn treats with his usual skill.aaBooklist aZahn paints every detail [in Angelmass] with gleamy realism . . . scientific dialogue that streams with starship hardware and military trooper talk . . . immensely appealing.aaKirkus ReviewThe universe is not a safe place. Travis Long is about to find that out. Praise for A Call to Duty: aquot;This exciting book marks the first collaboration of two powerhouses . . . fans of both writers should be quite pleased with the result.
|Title||:||A Call to Duty|
|Author||:||David Weber, Timothy Zahn|
|Publisher||:||Baen - 2015-09-01|