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A Call to Duty - an Honorverse Novel

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Publisher: Baen
Author: David Weber
Author: Timothy Zahn
400 pages | Hardcover
Date of publication: 10/07/2015
  • ISBN: 978-1-476736-84-6
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3lbs
  • 6 Units in Stock

Book #1 in Manticore Ascendant, a new series set in David Weber's best-selling Honorverse from multiple New York Times best seller David Weber and #1 New York Times best seller Timothy Zahn.


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 possibly 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. The universe is not a safe place.

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 Journal
About the series: These novels follow Travis Long in the Honorverse, approx 300years before Honor Harrington.

Authors:

Timothy Zahn
About Timothy Zahn:
Timothy Zahn is the Hugo Award-winning author of more than a dozen original science fiction novels and the bestselling Star Wars trilogy Heir to the Empire, among other works. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

This book was added to our catalog on Friday 10 July, 2015.

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