March Upcountry

March Upcountry

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by David Weber, John Ringo
     
 

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THE ROYAL BRAT IS IN TROUBLE

Roger Ramius Sergei Chiang MacClintock didn't understand.

He was young, handsome, athletic, an excellent dresser, and third in line for the Throne of Man ... so why wouldn't anyone at Court trust him

Why wouldn't even his own mother, the Empress, explain why they didn't trust him Or why the very mention of his

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THE ROYAL BRAT IS IN TROUBLE

Roger Ramius Sergei Chiang MacClintock didn't understand.

He was young, handsome, athletic, an excellent dresser, and third in line for the Throne of Man ... so why wouldn't anyone at Court trust him

Why wouldn't even his own mother, the Empress, explain why they didn't trust him Or why the very mention of his father's name was forbidden at Court Or why his mother had decided to pack him off to a backwater planet aboard what was little more than a tramp freighter to represent her at a local political event better suited to a third assistant undersecretary of state

It probably wasn't too surprising that someone in his position should react by becoming spoiled, self-centered, and petulant. After all, what else did he have to do with his life

But that was before a saboteur tried to blow up his transport. Then warships of the Empire of Man's worst rivals shot the crippled vessel out of space. Then Roger found himself shipwrecked on the planet Marduk, whose jungles were full of damnbeasts, killerpillars, carnivorous plants, torrential rain, and barbarian hordes with really bad dispositions. Now all Roger has to do is hike halfway around the entire planet, then capture a spaceport from the Bad Guys, somehow commandeer a starship, and then go home to Mother for explanations.

Fortunately, Roger has an ace in the hole: Bravo Company of Bronze Battalion of The Empress' Own Regiment. If anyone can get him off Marduk alive, it's the Bronze Barbarians.

Assuming that Prince Roger manages to grow up before he gets all of them killed.

At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148410010
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Series:
March Upcountry Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
109,092
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Granted, the decade has just begun, but David Weber shows all signs of being the science fiction phenomenon of the decade. Weber is often compared to C.S. Forester (celebrated creator of Captain Horatio Hornblower) for his novels of the exploits of starship commander Honor Harrington, the most recent of which was the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Amazon.com bestseller, Ashes of Victory. Weber's work ranges from epic fantasy (Oath of Swords, The War God's Own) to breathtaking space opera (Path of the Fury, The Armageddon Inheritance) to military science fiction with in-depth characterization (the awesomely popular Honor Harrington novels). Weber lives in South Carolina and, in spite of having gotten married a year ago, shows no sign of slowing down. . . .

John Ringo had visited 23 countries and attended 14 schools by the time he graduated high school. This left him with a wonderful appreciation of the oneness of humanity and a permanent aversion to foreign food. A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, he later studied marine biology, but the pay was for beans, so he turned to quality control database management (much higher-paying). Then Fate took a hand, and he now is in the early stages of becoming fabulously wealthy, which his publisher has ASSURED him is the common lot of science fiction writers. With his bachelor years spent in the Airborne, cave diving, rock-climbing, rappelling, hunting, spear-fishing, and sailing, the author is now happy to let other people risk their necks. He prefers to read (and of course write) science fiction, raise Arabian horses, dandle his kids and watch the grass grow.

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March Upcountry 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Robingps More than 1 year ago
Prince Roger is a great series by two great writers. Nuff said.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've always loved this series, even though I really don't kknow why. It's not particularly well written (seriously, how many times can you call someone a fop without it just being ridiculous), the military characters all are self-righteous jerks with sticks up their behinds, and O'Casey is a raging imbecile whose so-called "expertise" is little short of a joke. But I like Roger, Kostas, and the Mardukans, so I guess somehow that outweighs rhe woodenness of the writing for me.
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Great book. I cannot put it down. The authours never leave you bored. Every chapter is brimmimg with excitement!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an ensnaring read, once I started it I could do little else before it was done. There is fantastic character development, and it is written so you can see what they characters see, and feel their emotions likewise. In addition, the technology was well thought-out and quite belivable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I opend this book I became hooked in the first 2 pages and now after a marathon reading session I have to read it again. Prince Roger is a spoiled brat and it is enthralling to 'watch' him become a leader as the story progresses. The supporting cast of characters are also very dimensional,you can see and hear them as your read each word, page, paragraph and chapter. I hope this does indeed become a series as is the 'Honor Harrington' books.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The Empress of Man Alexandra VII sends her spoiled youngest son Prince Roger MacClintock to waive the flag at the planet Leviathan¿s Net-Hauling event. Roger protests about having to visit a backwater orb that smells for light years around. Roger remains unhappy with the assignment, but knows he must carry it out wondering why his father is persona non grata at court and why nobody trusts him to support his mother once he learns the truth.

On the trek through space, terrorists disable the ship forcing an emergency landing on the dangerous planet Marduk that makes Leviathan look like the center of civilization. Accompanied by marines, Roger needs to grow up rather quickly if he is to survive the hostile planet whose low-tech natives are as deadly as any species in the universe.

MARCH UPCOUNTRY is an exciting science fiction coming of age tale that never slows down for even a paragraph. Roger makes the plot work because readers believe in his transition from spoiled brat to responsible adult team member. The ¿good guys¿ including Roger are fully developed, but the villains lack substance. Military science fiction experts David Weber and John Ringo prove that the total sometimes is greater than the sum and that is saying a lot since these two writers are among the best today.

Harriet Klausner

Guest More than 1 year ago
I so wanted to reach into the book & slap Prince Roger until he saw double. I'm looking forward to watching Prince Roger become a man and develop the talents that are hinted. As an avid SF reader and combat vet, I could FEEL this story. The importance of mission & the dedication of the marines. I mourned the loss of every life. I WAS THERE.