A Call to Duty - David Weber & Timothy Zahn

A Call to Duty

By David Weber & Timothy Zahn

  • Release Date: 2014-09-16
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 124 Ratings


Growing up, Travis Uriah Long yearned for order and discipline in his life . . . the two things his neglectful mother couldn't or wouldn't provide. So when Travis enlisted in the Royal Manticoran Navy, he thought he'd finally found the structure he'd always wanted so desperately.
But life in the RMN isn't exactly what he expected. Boot camp is rough and frustrating; his first ship assignment lax and disorderly; and with the Star Kingdom of Manticore still recovering from a devastating plague, the Navy is possibly on the edge of extinction.
The Star Kingdom is a minor nation among the worlds of the Diaspora, its closest neighbors weeks or months away, with little in the way of resources. With only modest interstellar trade, no foreign contacts to speak of, a plague-ravaged economy to rebuild, and no enemies looming at the hyper limit, there are factions in Parliament who want nothing more than to scrap the Navy and shift its resources and manpower elsewhere.
But those factions are mistaken. The universe is not a safe place.
Travis Long is about to find that out.

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  • Best read in years

    By Sleeping doc
    The depth of character development far exceeds most books of this genre today. This coupled with the complex astro-political environment developed along with great technology and military action made this a a keeper book. One to read again. Thanks guys got all the hard work.
  • A good start to what promises to be a good series

    By nihonjoe
    This series starts almost 400 years prior to the main Honor Harrington series, so don't expect all your favorite characters to be in it. That said, you will gain some new favorite characters after reading this book. While the story starts off a little slowly and a little rocky, it quickly picks up and becomes the adventure we have come to expect in the Honorverse. I think Weber and Zahn did a good job getting everyone set up for a new series, and I am looking forward to the next book. Very enjoyable!