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Preview — We Few by David Weber
We Few (Empire of Man #4)
The same strengths and weaknesses as his Honor Harrington books with a slightly better take on the point of view from in the ranks. The usual (and same) techno-babble as the Harrington books. Too-good-to-be-true hero, but at least we'r ...more
This is the fourth (and currently the la ...more
Prince Roger is in a pickle. After marching across an entire PLANET, fighting all numbers of ferocious beasts and barbarian tribes, almost getting eaten as a sacrifice, and very sneakily capturing a Saint ship to make the long journey home-Now Prince Roger is in real trouble. His mother the Empress Alexandra is the prisoner of seditio ...more
In the thoroughly satisfactory fourth and final installment in the interplanetary bildungsroman that Weber (_The Shadow of Saganami_) and Ringo (_When the Devil Dances_) began with March Upcountry (2001), Prince Roger and his Marine bodyguards, who've been struggling on the primitive planet Marduk, manage to obtain a starship. Later, they discover not only that Roger's Royal Mother's person and power have been co-opted in a palace coup but that the sabotage that marooned
I finished it, and as I said in my review of book #3, this new save-the-empress plot could have been a nice separate series, but someone totally screwed-the-pooch by calling it ...more
The Prince Roger series ends with a showcase of classic military space battles. There's some uninteresting politicking. Small new characters, like the IBI trio. Mostly Mardukians again though. The rather dubious restaurant business did have me skipping pages at times... I did that a lot with the series. Seems Wingo does like to repeat himself. But the core is here - loyal barbarians, shipwreck xeno-threat fauna, butlers and weapons materials science. And that most important sense ...more
Now we’re no longer on a long march of survival. Now it is Roger’s time to strike b ...more
I didn't give the series 5 stars because I felt that the space battles were very confusing. There were many new characters that were hard to track. Som ...more
Having read the first three, in which Prince Roger gets off Marduk, I had hopes of a further three in which Roger goes after the traitors who caused him to be stuck on Marduk in the first place. It does seem like this is the last of the series though. Poor little me.
Really liked the way the main charcter 'grew' during the series.
The backroom hardboiled plots of assassination, regicide and Roger's own plots and plans, dovetail nicely to the rip-roaring ending.
Lost O.D.S. (Out Dere Somewhere) and how he manages to return to the the home planet of the Empire makes a good story.
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.
One of his most popular and enduring characters is Honor Harrington whose alliterated name ...more