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A call to arms av David Weber
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A call to arms (utgåvan 2015)

av David Weber

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"From multiple New York Times best selling author David Weber and #1 New York Times best selling author Timothy Zahn. NEW ENTRY IN BEST-SELLING SERIES. Book #2 in the Manticore Ascendant series, set in David Weber's Honorverse. Lieutenant Travis Long of the Royal Manticoran Navy is the sort of person who likes an orderly universe. One where people follow the rules. Unfortunately, he lives in the real universe. The good news is that Travis is one of those rare people who may like rules but has a talent for thinking outside them when everything starts coming apart. That talent has stood him--and the Star Kingdom--in good stead in the past, and it's one reason he's now a "mustang," an ex-enlisted man who's been given a commission as a King's officer. The bad news is that two of the best ways of making enemies ever invented are insisting on enforcing the rules. and thinking outside them when other people don't. Travis learned that lesson the hard way as a young volunteer in basic training, and he knows that if he could just keep his head down, turn a blind eye to violations of the rules, and avoid stepping on senior officers' toes, he'd do just fine. But the one rule Travis Long absolutely can't break is the one that says an officer in the Royal Navy does his duty, whatever the consequences. At the moment, there are powerful forces in the young Star Kingdom of Manticore's Parliament which don't think they need him. For that matter, they're pretty sure they don't need the Royal Manticoran Navy, either. After all, what does a sleepy little single-system star nation on the outer edge of the explored galaxy need with a navy? Unhappily for them, the edge of the explored galaxy can be a far more dangerous place than they think it is. They're about to find out why they need the Navy. and how very, very fortunate they are that Travis Long is in it. Praise for prequel A Call to Duty: "This exciting book marks the first collaboration of two powerhouses. fans of both writers should be quite pleased with the result. Like Robert A. Heinlein and Orson Scott Card, Weber and Zahn are telling a story about a teenage character but writing for readers of all ages."-Booklist "A new series set in the universe of Weber's popular heroine Honor Harrington gets off to a solid start. Cowriters Zahn and Weber do an excellent job alluding to events known to longtime fans. [T]his astronautical adventure is filled with. intrigue and political drama."-Publishers Weekly About the Honor Harrington series: "Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection and a deep understanding of military bureaucracy in this long-awaited Honor Harrington novel...Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice to see Honor back in action."-Publishers Weekly ".everything you could want in a heroine.... Excellent... plenty of action."-Science Fiction Age "Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!"-Anne McCaffrey "Compelling combat combined with engaging characters for a great space opera adventure."-Locus "Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection. Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice."-Publishers Weekly About Timothy Zahn: "Zahn keeps the story moving at a breakneck pace, maintaining excitement."--Publishers Weekly "[Y]ou can count on Timothy Zahn for three things: clean, sparse prose; good pacing; and great action scenes. The first book in the Cobra War series hits all those marks in admirable style and makes for a quick, entertaining sci-fi novel." --Blogcritics "[Conqueror's Heritage] is another finely wrought space adventure. [with] social, political and emotional complications, all of which Zahn treats with his usual skill."--Booklist "Zahn paints every detail [in Angelmass] with gleamy realism. scientific dialogue that streams with starship hardware and military trooper talk. immensely appealing."--Kirkus Review"-- "Lieutenant Travis Long of the Royal Manticoran Navy is one of those rare people who likes rules but has a talent for thinking outside of them when everything starts coming apart. That is why he is now a mustang and also why he has enemies. At the moment, there are powerful forces in the young Star Kingdom's Parliament who don't think they need him or the navy for that matter. Unhappily for them, the edge of the explored galaxy can be a far more dangerous place than they think. They're about to find out why they need the Navy...and how very, very fortunate they are that Travis Long is in it"--… (mer)
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Titel:A call to arms
Författare:David Weber
Info:Riverdale, NY : Baen, 2015.
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Very much enjoyed. ( )
  wetdryvac | Mar 2, 2021 |
Weber, David, Timothy Zahn, and Thomas Pope. A Call to Arms. Honorverse: Manticore Ascendant No. 2. Baen, 2015.
In A Call to Arms, the second novel in the Honorverse spinoff series Manticore Ascendant, Travis Long is now an officer. As in the first novel, his character is defined by two seemingly incompatible traits: a penchant for following rules and an unusual ability to “think outside the lines.” These qualities are keys to the character dynamics in the novel and the theme that people are not always what they seem at first glance. Combine that with some political skullduggery, some space pirating, and an epic space battle and you have the makings of a more than usually satisfying space war story. ( )
  Tom-e | Jul 29, 2020 |
This is the second book in the Manticore Ascendant series and follows the further adventures of Travis Uriah Long. Travis has been sent to further schooling and is now a Lieutenant JG in the Navy. He goes through various problems on a couple of ships when he insists that people under his command follow the rules no matter who their relatives are. Travis hasn't learned to balance rigid rule following with people skills.

Meanwhile, a large Solarian corporation is eyeing Manticore because of the potential wormhole that might exist in the system. They have sent out their spy Jeremiah Llyn to manipulate events to learn about the possible wormhole and plan for a conquest of the Manticore system which must definitely leave their name out of it while still letting them ultimately take control.

From the murder of one of the captured pirates held in Havenite prison to the murder of a dictator is exile and his supporters to hiring a mercenary space fleet, the spy is busy trying to acquire Manticore for his masters. Most of his activities are well below the radar of anyone on Manticore except for a few people in the Navy who just gets a quick look at his activities but can't find him.

But on Manticore politics is proceeding as usual with a faction wanting to stop what they see as the financial drain of the Royal Navy from eating the budget. Of course, Earl Breakwater wants to divert assets from the Navy to MPARS (Manticore Patrol and Rescue Service) which is under his control and which he and his supporters feel are certainly enough to protect Manticore. Among his strongest supporters is Baron Winterfall who happens to be Travis Long's half-brother.

The book is filled with complicated political maneuvering and space battles which brings a lot of action to the story. It was an entertaining story to listen to even though some of the transitions were a bit jarring as locations and characters changed from one sentence to the next. ( )
  kmartin802 | Jul 1, 2020 |
This is the second book in the Manticore Ascendant series and follows the further adventures of Travis Uriah Long. Travis has been sent to further schooling and is now a Lieutenant JG in the Navy. He goes through various problems on a couple of ships when he insists that people under his command follow the rules no matter who their relatives are. Travis hasn't learned to balance rigid rule following with people skills.

Meanwhile, a large Solarian corporation is eyeing Manticore because of the potential wormhole that might exist in the system. They have sent out their spy Jeremiah Llyn to manipulate events to learn about the possible wormhole and plan for a conquest of the Manticore system which must definitely leave their name out of it while still letting them ultimately take control.

From the murder of one of the captured pirates held in Havenite prison to the murder of a dictator is exile and his supporters to hiring a mercenary space fleet, the spy is busy trying to acquire Manticore for his masters. Most of his activities are well below the radar of anyone on Manticore except for a few people in the Navy who just gets a quick look at his activities but can't find him.

But on Manticore politics is proceeding as usual with a faction wanting to stop what they see as the financial drain of the Royal Navy from eating the budget. Of course, Earl Breakwater wants to divert assets from the Navy to MPARS (Manticore Patrol and Rescue Service) which is under his control and which he and his supporters feel are certainly enough to protect Manticore. Among his strongest supporters is Baron Winterfall who happens to be Travis Long's half-brother.

The book is filled with complicated political maneuvering and space battles which brings a lot of action to the story. It was an entertaining story to listen to even though some of the transitions were a bit jarring as locations and characters changed from one sentence to the next. ( )
  kmartin802 | Jul 1, 2020 |
The second book in the series continues with following Travis Long’s career but it also keeps tabs on other people you meet in the previous book. Travis has the same problems with his desire to always stick to the rulebook no matter what and that hurts him both professionally and personally. I actually preferred the other characters in this book to him. Hopefully at some point in the future he will actually see what he is doing to himself with this desire to always play by the rules. The politics are still there in this book and that both Travis and his brother don’t really think about the connection they have to one another in their day to day lives everyone is very happy to take advantage of it and get even with one or the other by sabotaging stuff where they can. Maybe later books will have them getting in better contact with each other to the betterment of both.

Physical review copy provided by the publisher.
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  Glennis.LeBlanc | Jan 6, 2020 |
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"From multiple New York Times best selling author David Weber and #1 New York Times best selling author Timothy Zahn. NEW ENTRY IN BEST-SELLING SERIES. Book #2 in the Manticore Ascendant series, set in David Weber's Honorverse. Lieutenant Travis Long of the Royal Manticoran Navy is the sort of person who likes an orderly universe. One where people follow the rules. Unfortunately, he lives in the real universe. The good news is that Travis is one of those rare people who may like rules but has a talent for thinking outside them when everything starts coming apart. That talent has stood him--and the Star Kingdom--in good stead in the past, and it's one reason he's now a "mustang," an ex-enlisted man who's been given a commission as a King's officer. The bad news is that two of the best ways of making enemies ever invented are insisting on enforcing the rules. and thinking outside them when other people don't. Travis learned that lesson the hard way as a young volunteer in basic training, and he knows that if he could just keep his head down, turn a blind eye to violations of the rules, and avoid stepping on senior officers' toes, he'd do just fine. But the one rule Travis Long absolutely can't break is the one that says an officer in the Royal Navy does his duty, whatever the consequences. At the moment, there are powerful forces in the young Star Kingdom of Manticore's Parliament which don't think they need him. For that matter, they're pretty sure they don't need the Royal Manticoran Navy, either. After all, what does a sleepy little single-system star nation on the outer edge of the explored galaxy need with a navy? Unhappily for them, the edge of the explored galaxy can be a far more dangerous place than they think it is. They're about to find out why they need the Navy. and how very, very fortunate they are that Travis Long is in it. Praise for prequel A Call to Duty: "This exciting book marks the first collaboration of two powerhouses. fans of both writers should be quite pleased with the result. Like Robert A. Heinlein and Orson Scott Card, Weber and Zahn are telling a story about a teenage character but writing for readers of all ages."-Booklist "A new series set in the universe of Weber's popular heroine Honor Harrington gets off to a solid start. Cowriters Zahn and Weber do an excellent job alluding to events known to longtime fans. [T]his astronautical adventure is filled with. intrigue and political drama."-Publishers Weekly About the Honor Harrington series: "Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection and a deep understanding of military bureaucracy in this long-awaited Honor Harrington novel...Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice to see Honor back in action."-Publishers Weekly ".everything you could want in a heroine.... Excellent... plenty of action."-Science Fiction Age "Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!"-Anne McCaffrey "Compelling combat combined with engaging characters for a great space opera adventure."-Locus "Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection. Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice."-Publishers Weekly About Timothy Zahn: "Zahn keeps the story moving at a breakneck pace, maintaining excitement."--Publishers Weekly "[Y]ou can count on Timothy Zahn for three things: clean, sparse prose; good pacing; and great action scenes. The first book in the Cobra War series hits all those marks in admirable style and makes for a quick, entertaining sci-fi novel." --Blogcritics "[Conqueror's Heritage] is another finely wrought space adventure. [with] social, political and emotional complications, all of which Zahn treats with his usual skill."--Booklist "Zahn paints every detail [in Angelmass] with gleamy realism. scientific dialogue that streams with starship hardware and military trooper talk. immensely appealing."--Kirkus Review"-- "Lieutenant Travis Long of the Royal Manticoran Navy is one of those rare people who likes rules but has a talent for thinking outside of them when everything starts coming apart. That is why he is now a mustang and also why he has enemies. At the moment, there are powerful forces in the young Star Kingdom's Parliament who don't think they need him or the navy for that matter. Unhappily for them, the edge of the explored galaxy can be a far more dangerous place than they think. They're about to find out why they need the Navy...and how very, very fortunate they are that Travis Long is in it"--

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