Prince Roger MacClintock is an heir to the galaxy's Throne of Man--and a self-obsessed spoiled young brat until he and the Royal Marines sent to protect him are stranded on Marduk with only their feet to get them half way around the entire planet.Prince Roger MacClintock is an heir to the galaxy's Throne of Man--and a self-obsessed spoiled young brat until he and the Royal Marines sent to protect him are stranded on Marduk with only their feet to get them half way around the entire planet.Read Less
Even if you are enhanced to the Nth degree you get dinged, and occasionally more than that. Nice to see a semi realistic hero once in a while (hard to believe there was no pain/phantom pain/itching involved just "a bit of bother").
Jan 1, 2009
A Few More Please
I really enjoyed this series. I wish they would have continued the story.
Publishers Weekly, 2005-03-21 In the thoroughly satisfactory fourth and final installment in the interplanetary bildungsroman that Weber (The Shadow of Saganami) and Ringo (When the Devil Dances) began with March Upcountry (2001), Prince Roger and his Marine bodyguards, who've been struggling on the primitive planet Marduk, manage to obtain a starship. Later, they discover not only that Roger's Royal Mother's person and power have been co-opted in a palace coup but that the sabotage that marooned them on Marduk was designed to implicate the prince. Roger and friends devise a clever Trojan Horse strategy that allows them to contact potential recruits to their cause surreptitiously. Alas, most of their new allies remember Roger as the young snot he was and not as the formidable leader he has become. Meanwhile, Roger's human advisers wrestle with the implications these changes suggest about his possible leadership of a constitutional monarchy. Whereas the first three volumes dealt with how the humans adapted to conditions on Marduk, this book shows how the alien Mardukians cope with human society, often with humorous results. (Apr.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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