Thursday, September 3, 2009

March to the Sea by David Weber and John Ringo

Buy it Now!

In "March to the Sea" we rejoin Prince Roger MaClintock and the Emperors Own as they struggle across the harsh planet of Marduk. Just like in "March Upcountry" you'll find lots of hilarious moments mixed in with the battles and struggles to survive! There's even some new crazy beasties to make things interesting.

I will admit though that I didn't like this book as much as the first one in the series. They get too bogged down in the details of weapon development and battle strategy. I ended skimming sections to get to the good stuff. However, I have it on good authority that this is the worst book in the series and book 3 is just as good if not better than book 1! So if you read my review on March Upcountry and were considering picking up the series, don't despair, it's still worth it!

One thing that was done really well in this book is the character development. Prince Roger continues to grow as both an individual and a leader. There are new developments in the romantic tension between Roger and Despraux. We also learn a lot more about Palmer, a deep character with a heavy load as he tries to balance protecting the Prince, and letting the Prince have enough freedom that he can be effective! After all, Prince Roger is the best shot of them all.

1 comment:

Meri Greenleaf said...

It's a trilogy, right? A lot of the time the middle book can get bogged down or be kinda mediocre in comparison to the first and third.