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March to the Stars (original 2003; edition 2004)

by David Weber, John Ringo (Author)

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Title:March to the Stars
Authors:David Weber (Author)
Other authors:John Ringo (Author)
Info:Baen (2004), Mass Market Paperback, 640 pages
Collections:Your library, Read, ebooks, Cover maybe done
Rating:***1/2
Tags:Fic, SF, !dunno

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Best of the series so far, and one still left to read. I could live without all the speeches and meandering dialogue, but the final action scene makes it all worthwhile. ( )
  GunnarGrey | Dec 23, 2014 |
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  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
This one goes from ship to ship - from K'Vaernen schooners to a spaceship that's far more of a fight than it should have been. Along the way Roger does a little growing up (not much, though), Despreaux runs into serious problems, they find out that their troubles aren't over when they get back home...and mostly, nasty things happen. Quite a few more deaths, and this time it's some of the higher-ups gone (both humans and Mardukans); the "civilization" they contact on the shuttle continent is seriously nasty; etcetera. Cord goes through a lot of changes himself, though - I like Pedi. What this book does is take the mission they've been on through the whole series, escalate it, then make a serious twist in it - Klein-bottle severe twist - and keep them going. There's good bits, but overall I think this is my least favorite of the Prince Roger books. Which means it's only a very good story, not great like the others. ( )
  jjmcgaffey | Dec 20, 2012 |
Very good on-planet conclusion, (spoiler) although the chance of having just that type of ship there at the right time is a bit much at the end. ( )
  Guide2 | Dec 25, 2011 |
"March to the Stars" is the third book in this series about Prince Roger and the Bronze Battalion. I mentioned in my last review that I hadn't enjoyed book two as much as book one, but that I was going to keep reading the series because my evil twin said the authors redeemed themselves. She was right! I really enjoyed book three!

It's finally time for the crew to cross the ocean and take over the space port. As they cross the ocean they will have to face sea monsters and pirates, and when they reach land things aren't much better! The society they discover performs ritual cannibalism, something that shocks and appals both the humans and their Mardukan friends.

They also discover that they are going to have to cross yet another range of mountains to reach the space port, and that taking the space port may be the least of their problems! Once they receive news of the Galaxy at large they discover that there is an intricate plot against the Queen, and that Prince Roger has been implicated. Now they not only have to get home, they need to clear their names, and save the Queen!

There is one more book in the series, and I can hardly wait to see how they get out of all this mess! ( )
  jedimarri | Oct 12, 2009 |
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Ringo, JohnAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0743488180, Mass Market Paperback)

Science fiction icon David Weber (the Honor Harrington series) teams up with Airborne-soldier-turned-author John Ringo (A Hymn Before Battle) in their third novel about Prince Roger Ramius Sergei Chiang Alexander MacClintock, Heir Tertiary to the Throne of Man. March to the Stars continues the adventures of Roger and the Bronze Barbarians that started in March Upcountry and continued in March to the Sea as they battle their way across the remote planet of Marduk in their bid to return home to Earth. Through the course of these first three novels, Roger has grown from a spoiled brat into a true leader of men and aliens alike. March to the Stars takes the Bronze Barbarians of the Imperial Guard across the Eastern Ocean of Marduk, facing giant sea monsters and pirates, and eventually to a spaceport held by humans of questionable loyalties. The naval battle with Mardukian pirates contains some swashbuckling heroics worthy of Errol Flynn himself, and Roger learns that not everything is as it seems on either Marduk or Earth. Fortunately, he's got the Bronze Barbarians and the Basik's Own at his back.

Collaboration is a tricky art form, and the resulting work can often feel rough and blocky, with the writers' differing styles at odds. Weber and Ringo deliver a work with a smooth blending of style, serving up a sum that is indeed greater than its parts. Readers should be warned, however, that by the end of the story they will likely be tempted to scoop up other works by these authors to satisfy their reading needs while waiting for the next novel in the series. --Ron Peterson

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