March Upcountry (Empire of Man Series #1)

March Upcountry (Empire of Man Series #1)

by David Weber, John Ringo
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March Upcountry (Empire of Man Series #1) by David Weber, John Ringo

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 undersecretarv of state?

It probably wasn't too surprising that someone in his position should react by becoming spoiled, selfcentered 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743435383
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 05/28/2002
Series: Empire of Man Series , #1
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 175,956
Product dimensions: 6.76(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.02(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

David Weber is a science fiction phenomenon. His popular Honor Harrington & Honorverse novels—including Mission of Honor, At All Costs, and Torch of Freedom — are New York Times bestsellers and can't come out fast enough for his devoted readers. He is also the author of the Safehold series of books, including Off Armageddon Reef and By Schism Rent Asunder. His other popular novels include Out of the Dark, the Dahak books and the Multiverse books, written with Linda Evans.

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March Upcountry 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous 12 months ago
I enjoyed this first book in the series. The transition of the Prince during the journey was interesting. Would like more character development on the Mardukans, but I expect that will come in later episodes. All in all it was a fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was worried that this was going to be a light read that would act as a fill in story between a couple of more "serious" books. Boy was I mistaken. Fun, well written, exciting, and intelligent. Now I can't wait to start the second book.
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.