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March to the Stars (Empire of Man #3)

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Ever since an attempt on his life marooned him with his bodyguards on the hostile planet Marduk, with its unending series of threats, obstacles, and adventures, Prince Roger McClintock has evolved from a spoiled, petulant heir into a true leader of humans and aliens alike. This third installment in the Prince Roger series takes the Bronze Barbarians across the Eastern Ocea ...more
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Published September 1st 2006 by Blackstone Audiobooks (first published 2002)
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Carolyn F.

Oh my gosh, what a great book! The ending was so emotional because we thought it was going to be easy/peasy and it was awful! I could do without all the nitty gritty about why this metal was used instead of this one. But otherwise a great book. I'm going immediately to the next book in the series because I have just got to find out what happens next.
Oct 20, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even worse. Too much repetition; too much "running in place." Too little original story.
Dixie A.
Sep 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in the series and while some would say that the repeated scenes of battle are getting repetitive, I wouldn't. Not in this book, at any rate. In this book alone, we have battle on water, land and in space. We have cannibals, explosions, and intergalactic plots of treason and betrayal. It's awesome, the variety of action packed into one volume.

This book follows Prince Roger's quest to return home, taking home oversea to the continent that the spaceport is housed on, through
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5/10/17 4th re-read. Very good.
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.
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)
Aurgh! But in a good way. I am really loving this series, but now I have to wait for the las book to become available from my library.

As for the review, if you haven't read the first two books, don't start here. If you have, you have presumably enjoyed them or you wouldn't be reading the third, and so you will enjoy this book also.
Craig Russo
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
A must read.
Fred Platten
Space marines fighting on the high seas in sailing vessels. What's not to like?
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good end to the story line in this series.
Humans encounter almost-aliens and either kill them or conscript them to kill other almost-aliens.

But now they're on boats.
Walt O'Hara
Sep 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
I have just finished the Empire of Man/Prince Roger series (so far), from book 2 March UpCountry to book 4 We Few. This is my second attempt at a David Weber series-- the first being the Safehold series, which created such a poor opinion that I abandoned it mid-read. I know that SF fans seem to enjoy Honor Harrington and I admit I haven't read any of those. I probably should have started there. Anyway, with the metaphorical bad taste in my mouth after Safehold I tried the March To the Sea (#2 in ...more
Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition Review

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

Notice the downgrade? yeah me too. I really wanted to like this series but by this point I just don't care. The death at the end was, superfluous in my opinion. I was kinda ok with the whole not sleeping with my bodyguard thing, don't throw sex at a book to have the opportunity to write soft core porn. But I hated Nimashet's character. Why couldn't she have stayed a bad ass marine? She started out one and then turned into this wishy washy crap female that makes me want to shake her. You love you ...more
Sep 15, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mandy Galileo
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I believe this will end up being one of my favorite series. Superb plotting, writing, action - and characters you care about more than you know. A wonderful redemption story for the wastrel Prince who must prove he is worthy of the loyalty of those he must lead. Can't wait to read the concluding volume.
Sep 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf, military
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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
Nov 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first book in this series was good, the second one was lacking allot of what I was expecting. The third book is spot on, it was face paced, lots of action and finally it seemed like they were getting somewhere. That and the addition of another plot, that of the empress and what is going to come is just what I was looking for.

I've already started the 4th book and one thing has become very clear. The character of the prince has had multiple arcs, and they have been done really well. from the s
"March to the Stars" is book 3 of the Empire of Man series and I liked it. It had a lot of action, mostly at sea, and it was too short.

The Story: The company must cross the sea and brave sea monsters in order to get Prince Roger to the space port and eventually back to his mother the Empress.

Any problems with the book? The author tries to explain why the chaplain is a Satan worshiper and why that is a good thing... with tongue firmly in cheek. It's not a big problem in the book but it had to be
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
Dec 31, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: disappointing
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
Aug 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
I think March to the Stars is the strongest book so far. The story progressed smoothly instead of jumping around as much as the others had. It was easier to follow than the other books with good pacing. I think the authors missed some opportunities with the battles, leaving out a lot of detail. As with the entire series, it's a big challenge dealing with how human the aliens are. I found I enjoyed reading more if I just pretended the Mardukans were just four armed humans cut off from civilizatio ...more
Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Crossing the ocean, pirates on the sea and in the spaceport. Book 3 is more battles, cities that are aware of Prince Roger's enemies, news from home world, and the battle to take the space port and pirate ship.

This is a 4- book series. March Upcountry, March to the Sea, March to the Stars, and We Few. The planet, its natives, and its wildlife is as much a character as is Prince Robert. Other reviewers have described the story. It is a good series. For those who aren't gung ho military science fi
Steven Sheeley
Sep 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
David Weber continues to enthrall in this latest installment of the Empire of Man series.

During the first two books spoiled Prince Roger transformed into a warrior. At the beginning of book three, Prince Roger and his Marines have begun crossing a treacherous sea on the planet Marduk.

After six long months of marches and too many battles to recall, they were finally nearing the small and secluded space port which was their destination. Information made the port seem to be hostile instead of frien
Powered armor, plasma cannons, spacecraft, political intrigue, plots, and betrayal. Deadly bloodsucking creatures and barbarian hordes on a tropical paradise planet in the backwaters of known space. Interesting perspectives on personal technology, with its own unique applications and pitfalls. What's not to love?

Excellent book, much action, lots of research and information on the topics covered, many references for readers to catch, a well developed environment, with great characters, superb cha
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
Aug 09, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-sci-fi
Nice end to the epic trek across Marduk by Prince Roger and his Bronze Battalion. Some good surprises and the usual light humor, political musings, and ethical dilemmas. An appropriate ending for this part of the Empire of Man story and how Prince Roger was forged by all the fighting and losses of compatriots as he marched through alien territory and back into space. Enough hints about the broader situation for fans who want to continue with this military and political series off-planet. Old-fas ...more
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David Mark Weber is an American science fiction and fantasy author. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1952.

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
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Other Books in the Series

Empire of Man (4 books)
  • March Upcountry (Empire of Man, #1)
  • March to the Sea (Empire of Man, #2)
  • We Few (Empire of Man, #4)

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