A Call to Vengeance (Manticore Ascendant Series #3)

A Call to Vengeance (Manticore Ascendant Series #3)

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Overview

Book three in the nationally best-selling Manticore Ascendant series, a prequel series to David Weber's multiple New York Times best-selling Honor Harrington series. Sequel to A Call to Duty and A Call to Arms.

After the disastrous attack on the Manticoran home system by forces unknown, the Royal Manticoran Navy stands on the brink of collapse. A shadowy enemy with the resources to hurl warships across hundreds of light years seeks to conquer the Star Kingdom for reasons unknown, while forces from within Manticore’s own government seek to discredit and weaken the Navy for reasons very much known: their own political gain.

It’s up to officers like Travis Long and Lisa Donnelly to defend the Star Kingdom and the Royal Manticoran Navy from these threats, but the challenge is greater than any they have faced before. Weakened but not defeated, the mercenary forces and their mysterious employer could return at any time, and the anti-Navy faction within Parliament is growing. The situation becomes even more dire when fresh tragedy strikes the Star Kingdom.

While the House of Winton faces their enemies at home, Travis, Lisa, and the other officers of the Royal Manticoran Navy must reunite with old friends and join new allies to hunt down and eliminate the forces arrayed against them in a galaxy-spanning conspiracy.

Manticore has learned that the universe is not a safe place, but the Star Kingdom’s enemies are about to learn it's dangerous to mess with the Manticore!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481483735
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 12/18/2018
Series: Honorverse: Manticore Ascendant Series , #3
Pages: 672
Sales rank: 59,303
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

With over eight million copies of his books in print and thirty titles on the New York Times bestseller list, David Weber is a science fiction powerhouse. In the vastly popular Honor Harrington series, the spirit of C.S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower and Patrick O’Brian’s Master and Commander lives on—into the galactic future. Books in the Honor Harrington and Honorverse series have appeared on twenty-one bestseller lists, including The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and USA Today. Additional Honorverse collaborations include a spin-off mini-series Manticore Ascendant with New York Times best-selling author, Timothy Zahn; and with Eric Flint in the Crown of Slaves, and Cauldron of Ghosts contributing to his illustrious list of New York Times and International Best Seller Lists.

Best known for his spirited, modern-minded space operas, Weber is also the creator of the Oath of Swords fantasy series and the Dahak saga, a science fiction and fantasy hybrid. Weber has also engaged in a steady stream of best-selling collaborations, the Starfire Series with Steve White; The Empire of Man Series with John Ringo; the Multiverse Series with Linda Evans and Joelle Presby; and the Ring of Fire Series with Eric Flint.

David Weber makes his home in South Carolina with his wife and children.

Timothy Zahn is a Hugo award winner and author of the #1 New York Times best seller Heir to the Empire. Born in Chicago, Zahn earned a B.S. in physics from Michigan State University and an M.S. in physics from the University of Illinois. He sold his first story to Analog magazine in 1978 and immediately attracted attention as a new writer of science fiction based on real, cutting-edge science. Other Zahn works include the Conqueror and Dragonback series. His books for Baen include his popular Cobra SF adventure series, with latest entry Cobra Traitor, and now the Manticore Ascendant series, cowritten with David Weber and Thomas Pope.

Thomas Pope is a founder of BuNine, a collection of professionals assisting David Weber in defining and documenting the Honorverse. Tom served as lead editor for House of Steel and is collaborating with David and Timothy Zahn on a new series set in the early days of the Manticoran Navy. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, two children, and a constantly growing menagerie of pets.

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A Call to Vengeance 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I refuse to spoil this but will say the continuing adventures of Long and the kingdom of manticore that was introduced to me centries ago by Honor Harrington just continues to get better and better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters are extremely well developed, the plot is tight and smooth, the action is exciting and it is all mixed together as only the best recipes are . . . Absolutely delicious.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this whole series and the characters are brilliantly conceived and explored.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great series. I have enjoyed every book and look forward to what comes next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book immensely
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unlike Weber's last Honor Harrington book, you don't need a PhD in linguistics just to read the character names. The attention to military doctrine, traditions and technology were sound and fit very well into the Honorverse. Looking forward to the next installment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed the Honor Harrington books...10 or 15 times. I am delighted to learn about the prehistory, as it were. These 3 books are as engaging, compelling and well written as the HH series. I am terribly excited that this universe is being expanded.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of those books I only put down when I got lost in it because it was 4am and I had to get up at 7.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From start to finish impossible to put down. Sleep is impossible until you have read the last page. Saddened that it's ended more more please!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hopefully there will be more books in this series
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This follows suit of the previous titles in the series, while tedious at times the surprise plot twist was well received but in my mind necessary to retain my interest in reading through the end. We are something like 10+ years into the protagonists career and the one particular stigma that has followed him his whole career continues to do so without any real reason for it to do so but the author continues to insist on this Achilles heel which puts him firmly in the readers corner but also is a bit irritating. It’s almost as if the author has made it a personal characteristic instead of an unbreachable obstacle. But to the authors credit he broached the subject a little more directly in the epilogue giving hope that maybe it won’t continue to haunt our hero for too much longer. I’m left waiting and yes wanting the fourth volume.....I wish the author was as quick paced as the action in this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
enjoy+the+ongoing+development+of+Travis+Uriah+Long
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Note what I think. I am not paid for this.
seiya123 More than 1 year ago
This last book in this series is awesome, you won't be diaponted at all, highly recommended