After the disastrous attack on the Manticoran home system by forces unknown, the Royal Manticoran Navy stands on the brink of collapse. A shadowy enemy with the resources to hurl warships across hundreds of light years seeks to conquer the Star Kingdom for reasons unknown, while forces from within Manticores own government seek to discredit and weaken the Navy for reasons very much known: their own political gain.Its up to officers like Travis Long and Lisa Donnelly to defend the Star Kingdom and the Royal Manticoran Navy from these threats, but the challenge is greater than any they have faced before. Weakened but not defeated, the mercenary forces and their mysterious employer could return at any time, and the anti-Navy faction within Parliament is growing. The situation becomes even more dire when fresh tragedy strikes the Star Kingdom.While the House of Winton faces their enemies at home, Travis, Lisa, and the other officers of the Royal Manticoran Navy must reunite with old friends and join new allies to hunt down and eliminate the forces arrayed against them in a galaxy-spanning conspiracy.Manticore has learned that the universe is not a safe place, but the Star Kingdoms enemies are about to learn a lesson of their own!...
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A Call to Vengeance (Honorverse: Manticore Ascendant #3) Reviews
I wasn't as excited about this as other reviewers. The storylines didn't seem to intersect well, and while the battles were conclusive the personal development was largely through telling rather than showing.
I had hopes that this would be a quick series to read in between Weber's main storylines, but the authors seem bent on another long series.
It's some six months after the events of the last book. The Royal Manticoran Navy is reeling from the aftermath of the attack on the home system. The Legislature is tied up between factions who want to shore up the Navy, and those who want to gut the service in favor of an upgraded police force.
Meanwhile the Navy and its allies are bent on discovering who att ...more
Book 3 in the Manticore Ascendant series. Following an attack on the planet which killed the crown prince. Manticore must regroup and decide whether to concentrate on rebuilding the Navy or expanding the Patrol and Rescue Service (think Coast Guard in space) both of which performed admirably during the recent attack. While the two factions fight this out in Parliment, another crisis hits the royal family that affects the succession. Travis Long and Lisa Donnelly (both naval officers) who were im ...more
In many ways this is a typical David Weber book, there is a great story, but it is just too long winded. To be fair, it is better than some of the recent Honor Harrington books, but I just wish he would get to the point.
The book develops slowly as several different storylines gradually evolve, the problems is that nothing really happens until right at the end of the book.
Unfortunately, the end of the story was a bit of an anticlimax. There were a couple of potential battles that were really non- ...more
This is book three in the Manticore Ascendant series. This series is a prequel to the Honor Harrington saga. This one is by David Weber, Timothy Zahn and Thomas Pope. This book is simply a great read. It is a fine example of Space Opera/Military Science Fiction. Travis Long and Lisa Donnelly are once again thrust into the forefront of defense for the young Star Kingdom of Manticore. Manticore is still reeling from an unprovoked attack which nearly destroyed the Navy and conquered the Star Kingdo ...more
Weber delivers again. The tale conveying the birth of Manticore and the Manticore Navy is entertaining and engrossing. Who was the genius before Harrington? The politics of Manticore remain the same, but new allies (both official and unofficial) and new threats. Great read.
Satisfying space opera
Weber has this formula down pat. He sets up a half dozen plot lines, keeps them all interesting, the juggles them well. It keeps my interest up very well. It is clearly the third book in the series. The reader is warned to approach them in order. (About 7% of the way in, I realized I needed to know more of the first two than my memory supplied. So I reread them.) Recommended.
A solid continuation of the "prequel" Series set early in the Kingdom of Manticore's History.
although I must say that Travis Uriah Long has become pretty boring, compared to his first appearances where he was constantly grating against expectations and social mores, meaning I much preferred the Wintons that made it into this novel and a few of the Extra Characters than our "protagonist" that had turned into a pretty Sue-ish character who cannot ever fail or do wrong, except being TOO eager and " ...more