A Call To Duty


From multiple New York Times best seller David Weber and #1 New York Times best seller Timothy Zahn. Book #1 in Manticore Ascendant, a new series set in David Weber's best-selling Honorverse series. 29 totalNew York Times bestsellers. This year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Honor Harrington.Growing up Travis Uriah Long yearned for order and discipline in his life the two things his neglectful mother couldn t or wouldn t provide. So when Travis enlisted in the Royal Manticoran Navy, he thought he'd finally found the structure he'd always wanted so desperately.But life in the RMN isn t 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 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. Events are in motion that will prove that the universe is not a safe place. Manticore may not be as isolated as everyone thinks, and Travis Long is about to find that out.About A Call to Duty: This 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. Booklist A 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. Publishers Weekly VERDICT: The 'Honor Harrington' books . . . get some backstory in this new series set in the early years of the Star Kingdom . . . [which] features the action and military details for which the 'Honor' titles have long been known. Fans will want to get in on the ground floor of this series of prequels." Library JournalAbout the Honor Harrington series: Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection and a deep understanding of military bureaucracy in this long-awaited Honor Harrington novel Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice to see Honor back in action. Publishers Weekly . . .everything you could want in a heroine . Excellent plenty of action. Science Fiction Age Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Anne McCaffrey Compelling combat combined with engaging characters for a great space opera adventure. Locus Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection . . . Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice . . . Publishers WeeklyAbout Timothy Zahn: Zahn keeps the story moving at a breakneck pace, maintaining excitement. Publishers Weekly [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. Blogcritics [Conqueror's Heritage] is another finely wrought space adventure . . . [with] social, political and emotional complications, all of which Zahn treats with his usual skill. Booklist Zahn paints every detail [in Angelmass] with gleamy realism . . . scientific dialogue that streams with starship hardware and military trooper talk . . . immensely appealing. Kirkus Review



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  • Format: Paperback
  • Sold by: HPB Bedford
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Baen Books
  • ISBN-13: 9781476781686
  • ISBN: 1476781680
  • Publication Year: 2016



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