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We Few by David Weber
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Apr 22, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: sci-fi

Last of the "Empire of Man" series... (so far, anyway. I can live in hope...) In the previous books, we watched Prince Roger McClintock grow from a self-obsessed clothes-horse into a real leader when he and his marine protectors were stranded on the swampy backwater planet of Marduk. Now, as Roger and his retinue finally manage to get a ship off Marduk, they find that Roger's mother's empire has been usurped; his older siblings (and heirs to the throne) have been killed, his mother has been drugged and controlled by her political enemies, and he's been blamed for it all in his enforced absence. Now Roger has to battle an entire empire, and his own former reputation, to rescue his mother and restore order...

My previous experience with John Ringo is that he writes excellent action scenes, generally at the expense of character development. I've given up several because I couldn't care less about the characters. David Weber, on the other hand, can do excellent characters, but tends to bog down for me with the political and military maneuvering details. So putting the two together was a treat for me. I really hope they do more together.

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