March to the Stars (Empire of Man, #3)
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March to the Stars (Empire of Man #3)

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  4,437 ratings  ·  60 reviews
Prince Roger MacClintock, Heir to the Throne of Man, was a spoiled rotten arrogant, thoroughly useless young pain in the butt. But that was before the royal Brat and his Marine bodyguards had their starship sabotaged, and all were marooned on the enemy-occupied planet of Marduk. Before they had to march half way around the entire planet, through steaming jungles, damnbeast...more
Mass Market Paperback, 626 pages
Published March 30th 2004 by Baen (first published 2002)
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Ron
Even worse. Too much repetition; too much "running in place." Too little original story.
Mike (the Paladin)
I gave this 3 stars, it barely made that in my opinion. I sort of liked the way this series opened. I was somewhat disappointed in the delivery of the later volumes and the way they were written.

They finally made it across the planet...well mostly.This is a case of , "we're almost there". I read volumes 1, 2, and 3 of this series one after the other during a trying time when I was spending a lot of time in hospitals. They are good enough to occupy your mind and tell a mildly interesting story....more
Jamie
Aside from the multitude of typos in this edition of the book, it was an enjoyable installment in the "Empire of Man" series. Unfortunately, I thought it was a trilogy right up until the book ended - so I was a bit disappointed that there is still another whole book to go.

With what took place in the last 50-100 pages, I'm kinda torn about how much I'm looking forward to the last book. (In a military book, even a sci-fi one, it's not much of a spoiler to say (view spoiler)...more
Jim
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Science fiction icon David Weber (the Honor Harrington series) teams up with Airborne-soldier-turned-author John Ringo (_A Hymn Before Battle_) in their third novel about Prince Roger Ramius Sergei Chiang Alexander MacClintock, Heir Tertiary to the Throne of Man. March to the Stars continues the adventures of Roger and the Bronze Barbarians that started in March Upcountry and continued in March to the Sea as they battle their way across the remote planet of Marduk in their bid

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Linsela
Okay, crash and burn. The first 2 books of this series were great (exceptional), but this one started to fall apart!

I am not sure who screwed/poisoned the brew, but this would have made a wonderful trilogy had the writers remaining on the original plot-line: Roger gets to the port, has a tough fight until enough of the Port folk understand Roger is a better alternative to Saint forces, so they help him take the port. Then Roger could go 'home', have his talk with mother (which does NOT even need...more
Ea_colon
How did I not know that John Ringo was involved with this. His name is on the picture but not in the Goodreads author description. In a way this makes things a bit more understandable. Both these authors have a multitude of bad habits but, in a way, the destructive interference of these two in the same books makes the whole better. At least up until this book. This book is where you really see the broken bones beneath the skin. Let's address my biggest beef right off the bat. One of the main cha...more
Per Gunnar
This book is pretty much the same as the rest of the books in this series. I think I liked the first part of the book better than the previous one. The imperial marines have now pretty much run out of high tech weaponry, which I generally do not like so much, but the compensate by teaching the natives to build not so advanced weapons and transports which of course, compared to whatever else exists on the planet, are indeed high tech given the circumstances. I quite liked the see battles with fro...more
Dominic
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Daniel
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Simon
This was the last in the Prince Roger series that I 'read' (listened to)...because they were not originally connected as a series on Audible (shows you how long I have been a member, I guess), I bought and read the series in this order: #4, #2, #1 and now #3. Apart from knowing what happens to one key character ahead of time, this out of sequence reading over 4-5 years did not affect my enjoyment of the saga and certainly I will be listening to it again (in order this time). My only two comments...more
Spazfungus
enjoyed seeing roger grow, as a human, a man, a commander. more battles and more death. i thought it interesting the way key character's deaths were so quick, so few words, so abruptly ended someone we had grown to appreciate from the first book. death does come swiftly in battle
Barbara Ghylin
When this book ended I had to start the next one. I had planned on starting on something else, but I just had to find out if Rodger and friends can rescues his mother. He may not like her very much, but she is his mother and his Empress.
Kate
Audiobook.

For some reason, I was expecting this to be the last book. However, I think it must continue in another book. I enjoyed Prince Roger's adventures very much.
Gary Scott
Very entertaining story line. Enjoy how they learn and adapt.
Matt
I'm glad the sea voyage was short, because that could have really slowed the book down
Margaret Sankey
These were fun--spoiled prince and his guard, stranded on a hostile planet, trying to make it back to the lone star base--right up to this one. Ringo and Weber had fun setting their crew against a variety of local civilizations of different configurations (oligarchy, theocracy, dictatorship, etc.) and this time they have to take on sea monsters and invent a sailing doctrine. The problem is that Ringo slipped the leash and this becomes exactly the complaining about military structures I've heard...more
Katherine Hunter
The third book in the series and now we're shooting things up in the ocean and then on another continent. Led by the now total Mary-Sue protagonist who delights in shooting things up. No noticeable change from the previous books. But wait a minute, these guys are embarrassed to talk about sex? I don't think so, not very realistic at all, and hard to figure out why it was written that way. Oh, we do learn that he is now the hope of the empire as he is the heir and his mother is in dire straits. W...more
Wonderbunny
I enjoyed this third book in the Prince Roger series. It brought back some of the things that made the first book and that the second book lacked. The character again were a huge part of the story and I felt that was missing from the second book. I was also glad to see the story progressing quicker and some of the military detail was decreased. This cause me to feel less bogged down in the details which I felt was another failing of the second book.
Nick Nielsen
This series is fun and entertaining. I think that the 1500+ page story arc over a few month time period is a little tiring in terms of plot, but I like the characters, the action, and the situational drama. I have already started the fifth book in the series, and it is refreshing to get the setting off of Marduk.

All in all, if you like space opera, this is a fine representation, with several likeable characters.
Andreas
The third book in the Empire of Man series continues in the same vein as the previous two. The band discovers that their problems far from over even if they manage to get off Marduk. After a hefty bodycount (most of it in the last 100 pages) we are left hanging until the next book.

Note: This series is also known as the Prince Roger Series or the March Upcountry series.

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Tressa
The wear and tear of the march as well as the effects of the conflicts are shown in March to the Stars. The development of Prince Roger continues. I thought the ending was exciting and hopeful…until it dashes the reader to the ground, but I still can't wait to read the next book.
Chris Weakley
The third of the March To series. It is a nice finish to what I count as popcorn summer reading. I like David Weber and am much less a fan of John Ringo, but the two together work well. The characters are typical of Weber's style and have Ringo's hard as nails personality.
David Hutchins
Excellent continuation of the Prince Roger series, and a major portion of the story is resolved, setting up the concluding volume The Few. A major character is killed which I didn't like but it does personalize the losses in the fighting. Very good series.
Larry
This was fun in a comic book sort of way. I didn't like it as much as
In Fury Born. In spite of constant heavy casualties the protagonists
stay impossibly upbeat and chipper. No one gets PTSD. Book 3 in the
Empire of Man/Prince Roger series.
Brian Layman
Excellent progress was made in this book. I've been quite enjoying this series. My library has only three books, so up to the last sentence of the book I was expecting a quick wrap up. I'm glad to hear I get a whole other book.
Bryan457
A spoiled prince and his bodyguards are stranded on a killer planet, and are trying to get home. Prince Roger has grown into a great leader. Loved the ocean voyage and technology.
I loved it. A fun read.
Dawn
Apr 08, 2010 Dawn rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: sci-fi
Also a decent read. Someday they'll make it, I'm sure. The Prince continues to grow as a character, but I felt like I needed a schematic map at times to understand the military fortifications.
Andrew Lloyd
Easily the best book of the series so far. Not only is there tons of action, but you really feel the desperation and exhaustion of the marines as they approach the last leg of their journey.
Chompa
The continuing saga of Prince Roger. The Bronze Barbarians and the Basik's Own finally make it to the space port and take a ship, but at a high cost. I'm really looking forward to "We Few".
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Many of his stories have military, particularly naval, themes, and fit into the military science fiction genre. He frequently places female leading characters in what have been traditionally male roles.

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