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
Definitely a step down in this series. The space battles aren't as exciting as the ones in the previous two books, but are just as long. The political intrigue is a step up, but there isn't enough of it, and it fizzles out strongly at the end (embarrassing information about two of Breakwater's allies? That's it?). Don't get me wrong - there are important events in the book - but it feels bloated.
It's hard for me to explain why I found this book a bit disappointing without extensive spoilers, so ...more
Third and last in the Manticore Ascendant science fiction military soap opera series, a prequel in the Honorverse, revolving around the kingdom of Manticore, as we follow the career of Lieutenant Travis Uriah Long, and introducing us to the start of Elizabeth II’s reign in 1544 PD.
Underhanded greed is what it’s all about. On both sides. What can I say, politics are involved. It does help that Weber/Zahn use third person omniscient point-of-view, and we know the thoughts and feelings of a ...more
Not bad. This series is a lot more approachable than the most recent entries in the main Harrington series. And I'd guess either Weber agrees or his co-authors on this series are pushing the pace, because these books have been popping out the way Honor books did back in the day.
Anyhow, this is the third, but presumably not final, book in the Manticore Ascendant series, so by now you should know what you're getting. A bit of military action, some political skullduggery, a hint of romance, the us ...more
I am quite enjoying this series about the early days of the star kingdom of Manticore. In this story as the title implies, Manticore is out for revenge against those who attacked it. They are also desperately trying to discover why some shadowy entity wants to conqueror the star kingdom -- remote and relatively unimportant as it is.
Travis Long and Lisa Donnelly head out on separate missions to try to achieve those goals. Minor spoilers: (view spoiler)[Unexpectedly (to me at least), they find str ...more
Third in the prequel series to the Honor Harrington saga. Manticore is a young kingdom, still forming traditions in government and navy. It has been targeted by a corporation that wants control of the newly discovered wormhole to Manticorean space--which Manticore doesn't know about yet. New threats, new explorations, and new alliances follow two waves of invasion, in an exciting adventure.
I was hoping that this would be the final book in a trilogy, but it's still very open-ended. While I will b ...more
With the third prequel of the series leading to the Honor Harrington series, David Weber and his co-authors, Timothy Zahn and Thomas Pope, have written their best novel yet. 'A Call to Vengeance' is the most action-packed and the most riveting characters.
Lead characters Travis Long and Lisa Donnelly continue to progress within the Manticoran navy through innovative thinking and bold action, risking their lives. Meanwhile, shady politics combine with shocking plot twists, and ironic results to m ...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
I may never get tired of this series. Having Hung on all the books of the Honorverse we are now in the prequel Stages- this being the third in a series with Travis Long as the central protagonist. The Honorverse series is still spinning out of control in the future but this one is building its foundations. As in most of Weber’s latest writings it moves at about 0.000000001 KPS squared but manages to hold our attention and develop characters. I hope it holds his attention.