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March to the Stars (Empire of Man)
Series: Empire of Man
Volume: 3
Genre: SF
ISBN: 0743435621
Pages: 608 pages
Publisher: Baen Books
Price: $26.00
Reader Rating: 8 out of 10
Votes: 9
March to the Stars by David Weber & John Ringo

Description: In their third outstanding military SF novel about a spoiled, foppish princeling's coming of age while marooned on the primitive planet of Marduk after a bungled assassination attempt, Weber and Flint (March Upcountry; March to the Sea) show Prince Roger developing into a thoughtful and highly competent (not to mention dangerous and charismatic) leader, who can inspire loyalty among both his Marine bodyguards and the Mardukan troops who have lent a hand or four. Parallels with Prince Hal in Henry IV are probably intentional, adding a certain gravitas to the many exceptionally well-done battle scenes, especially one that recalls the scale of Tolkien's Helm's Deep, which Roger wins by exercise of intelligence rather than strength. The prince and his followers discover that the original assassination attempt is part of a wider plot, as is a particularly loathsome example of cross-cultural contamination affecting the dominant Mardukan society. As Roger and company prepare to leave the planet, readers can look forward to seeing how the authors will retell Henry V. It should be one hell of a St. Crispin's Day.

Also in this series are March Upcountry, March to the Sea, We Few Return to the David Weber page, John Ringo page.

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