March Upcountry

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Baen Books, May 1, 2001 - Fiction - 510 pages
108 Reviews
The Royal Brat is in Trouble
Roger Ramius Sergei Chiang MacClintock didn't understand.
He was young, handsome, athletic, an excellent dresser, and third in line for the Throne of Man...so why wouldn't anyone at Court trust him?
Why wouldn't even his own mother, the Empress, explain why they didn't trust him? Or why the very mention of his father's name was forbidden at Court? Or why his mother had decided to pack him off to a backwater planet aboard what was little more than a tramp freighter to represent her at a local political event better suited to a third assistant undersecretarv of state?
It probably wasn't too surprising that someone in his position should react by becoming spoiled, selfcentered and petulant. After all, what else did he have to do with his life?
But that was before a saboteur tried to blow up his transport. Then warships of the Empire of Man's worst rivals shot the crippled vessel out of space. Then Roger found himself shipwrecked on the planet Marduk, whose jungles were full of damnbeasts, killerpillars, carnivorous plants, torrential rain, and barbarian hordes with really bad dispositions. Now all Roger has to do is hike halfway around the entire planet, then capture a spaceport from the Bad Guys, somehow commandeer a starship, and then go home to Mother for explanations.
Fortunately, Roger has an ace in the hole: Bravo Company of Bronze Battalion of The Empress' Own Regiment. If anyone can get him off Marduk alive, it's the Bronze Barbarians.
Assuming that Prince Roger manages to grow up before he gets all of them killed.
  

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enjoyed it, nice intro to a series. - Goodreads
The writing is just horrible. - Goodreads
Decent characterization for a military sci fi book. - Goodreads
Little bit of a sticking point with the plot for me. - Goodreads
... good writer, enjoyed most of his books. - Goodreads
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Review: March Upcountry (Empire of Man #1)

User Review  - Dan - Goodreads

What a gripping series this was/is for me. I love the premise, a young spoiled prince, stranded on a hostile planet with few resources, must make his way toward a hope of escape. While at the same time growing up and maturing, both as a man, and as a leader. Read full review

Review: March Upcountry (Empire of Man #1)

User Review  - Travis - Goodreads

This book took a while to warm up for me, but once it did I was hooked. I had issues with one character's dialect, because I found I had to read it out loud to understand it. I would not change the ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER SIX
CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER EIGHT
CHAPTER THIRTY
CHAPTER THIRTYONE
CHAPTER THIRTYTWO
CHAPTER THIRTYTHREE
CHAPTER THIRTYFOUR
CHAPTER THIRTYFIVE
CHAPTER THIRTYSIX
CHAPTER THIRTYSEVEN

CHAPTER NINE
CHAPTER TEN
CHAPTER ELEVEN
CHAPTER TWELVE
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
CHAPTER NINETEEN
CHAPTER TWENTY
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT
CHAPTER TWENTYNINE
CHAPTER THIRTYEIGHT
CHAPTER THIRTYNINE
CHAPTER FORTY
CHAPTER FORTYONE
CHAPTER FORTYTWO
CHAPTER FORTYTHREE
CHAPTER FORTYFOUR
CHAPTER FORTYFIVE
CHAPTER FORTYSIX
CHAPTER FORTYSEVEN
CHAPTER FORTYEIGHT
CHAPTER FORTYNINE
CHAPTER FIFTY
CHAPTER FIFTYONE
CHAPTER FIFTYTWO
CHAPTER FIFTYTHREE
CHAPTER FIFTYFOUR
CHAPTER FIFTYFIVE
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David Weber was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 24, 1952. He received an undergraduate degree from Warren Wilson College and attended graduate school at Appalachian State University. He ran Weber Associates, a small advertising and public relations agency, for several years. He currently writes science fiction and fantasy full-time. His first novel, Insurrection, in collaboration with Steve White, was published in 1990. He has authored or co-authored over 40 books including The Honor of the Queen, In Enemy Hands, The Service of the Sword, Storm from the Shadows, the Honor Harrington series, the Safehold series, and the Star Kingdom series.

John Ringo was born on March 22, 1963. After graduating high school, he joined the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of Specialist Four as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. He is a science fiction and military fiction author. His works include the Posleen War series, the Council War series, and the Troy Rising series.