This third edition to the Prince Roger Series takes the Bronze Barbarians across the Eastern Ocean of Marduk, facing giant sea monsters, pirates, and the barbarian nations that dwell on the other side. Their destination is a spaceport held by humans of questionable loyalties. As Roger comes nearer to making his way home, he learns that his attempted assassination was part of a larger plot. Not all is as it seems on Earth or on Marduk. Fortunately, he's got the Bronze Barbarians and the Basik's Own at his back.
Planet of the scrapes: don't miss the rest of the action in the Prince Roger Series.
©2003 David Weber and John Ringo; (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.
"The dynamic duo of Weber and Ringo continue Prince Roger McClintock's adventures, which are coming to constitute a military SF classic." (Booklist)
"Parallels with Prince Hal in Henry IV are probably intentional, adding a certain gravitas to the many exceptionally well-done battle scenes....readers can look forward to seeing how the authors will retell Henry V. It should be one hell of a St. Crispin's Day." (Publishers Weekly)
Audiobook Junkie... Love all types of Science Fiction
The journey continues for Prince Roger and his marines. There are more grander and better battles to come in this book and continues to follow the same formula which has kept me glued throughout the other books. It is a little sad to see the number of members of Prince Rogers group dwindle and we do lose some good characters. However, overall this series just keeps getting better as it goes on.
The 4 Book Series is Simply Outstanding!....
I've listened to the series on 3 occasions and enjoyed it each time!
Highly Recommended to anyone who enjoys action and adventure when seemingly impossible odds are in play.
Stephen Rudnicki's narration is wonderful too!
I have to say that i am still giving this series a great review. My only complaint in this particular book is some of the, in my opinion, unnecessary history and detail that is just unimportant to the story. If you listen to the series and enjoy it, you will know just what i am referring to in this particular installment.
Still, this is an entertaining book.
Driving over 100,000 mile a year since 1983, I got hooked on audible books on tape 30 years back. I now listen from my bicycle 2 hours a day
And Dogzart is a huge lizard. Prince Roger is an unlikely hero and jarheads even Basick jarheads aren't usually my favorite characters. And the natives are giant 4 armed Scummies covered in slime??? Endless battles with 100,000 or more dead Scummies as the result can get pretty repetitive and the loss of some heroes we come to like is tough to take.
But we are finally out of the jungle and across the sea where Scummies are clothed in Muslim garb as the fighing and killing continues. Will any of the native's survive this corps of Marines?
It takes a heck of a book to overcome those 'shortcoming' and this is one hell of a book and series.
Sure it drags on a bit with 3 full books from the time the characters crash land on Marduke until they take off for a flight back to Earth but 90% of this epic is very imaginative and interesting. Mr Weber loves his ancient weapons mixed with the new and his future worlds back in the Dark Ages. I listened to the entire series and enjoyed almost all of it. 4 stars.
this book is all about marines....squirmishes, battles, wars...a mission and their honor and duty to fulfill it..in a far away planet.
If you like milatary novels, this will work out well.
If you like me you listen to the whole series in order. so this book is a must there is a few real plot details that will ruin book four for you. there are only some of the same old battles you want to listen to. that my only complaint to this book. worth the listen its importiant to the series. definatly good. but get ready to hear a bit of the same.
This book is rough, inconsistent, and occasionally amateurish. The story, world building, and characters were interesting enough that I was able to get past the problems.
I wish that the audio book had notes about the authors. I am familiar with David Weber, but not John Ringo.
One very serious criticism. The references to John Norman's "Gor" novels, and to Star Trek and Star Wars are unnecessary, and the John Norman bits come close to making this book "Fan Fiction," and in my opinion skirt the fuzzy borders of plagiarism. Clearly both authors have vivid imaginations, so why use anything from another author's work, even in homage? Mentioning an author or a work in the story (or in the dedication) is a much better way to pay tribute.
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