The Resource A call to arms : a novel of the Honorverse, David Weber & Timothy Zahn with Thomas Pope

A call to arms : a novel of the Honorverse, David Weber & Timothy Zahn with Thomas Pope

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A call to arms : a novel of the Honorverse
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A call to arms
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a novel of the Honorverse
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David Weber & Timothy Zahn with Thomas Pope
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eng
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  • A plot to overthrow Manticore’s government brings brilliant but insufferable Lt. Travis Long and his former shipmates together against a common foe in the second book of the Manticore Ascendant series (after A Call to Duty ), set in the early years of Weber’s Honor Harrington space opera universe. The plotting is as solid as ever, with smaller scenes building to an explosive, action-packed crescendo, and the authors strike a nice balance between technical details of space flight and the human cost of war. They successfully build up Manticore’s importance in galactic space and its internal struggle to achieve its position. Disappointingly, however, there’s not a lot of thematic separation from the first book: scenes of jockeying for power in Parliament, a hidden foe, and Travis thinking outside the box to defeat evil may give fans of the series a bad sense of déjà vu. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed August 24, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 34, p)
  • Weber and Timothy Zahn's second volume in the early history of the Honorverse picks up ten years after the end of Call to Duty . Travis Long has completed college and officer training and is settling into his new role as an officer, but at heart he's still the rules-and-regulations-loving guy readers met in the first book. Life in the Royal Manticoran Navy is quiet, as Manticore is still a backwater star system that receives little traffic and the navy hasn't fought an actual battle in decades. Funding and support is at an all-time low, with most ships operating undermanned and underarmed. VERDICT Honorverse fans will see the upcoming crisis points, but Zahn and Weber (and coauthor Tom Pope) do a strong job foreshadowing for newcomers. Although the second in the series, this title will work well as an entry point for new readers, pleasing longtime followers. With an enjoyable mix of action and exposition, this volume has less of the detail and worldbuilding found in Weber's solo works, yet the groundwork is clearly laid for at least one sequel.— JM --Jessica E. Moyer (Reviewed August 1, 2015) (Library Journal, vol 140, issue 13, p69)
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10448629
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PAP
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1952-
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Weber, David
Illustrations
illustrations
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no index present
LC call number
PS3573.E217
LC item number
C34 2015
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fiction
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1972-
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  • Zahn, Timothy
  • Pope, Thomas
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True
Series statement
Manticore Ascendant
Series volume
Book II
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  • Young men
  • Space warfare
  • Imaginary kingdoms
  • Navies
  • Intrigue
  • Enemies
  • Space flight
  • Space exploration
  • Interplanetary relations
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A call to arms : a novel of the Honorverse, David Weber & Timothy Zahn with Thomas Pope
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25 cm.
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357 pages
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9781476780856
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2015025761
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A call to arms : a novel of the Honorverse, David Weber & Timothy Zahn with Thomas Pope
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9781476780856
Lccn
2015025761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o922034485
  • (OCoLC)922034485

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