Time to get off this deadly planet finally, just a few more deadly challenges to go
March to the Stars is the third book in the Empire of Man series by David Weber and John Ringo about Prince Roger and his space marines. In the book they finally after a year of traveling across the world are close to the space port.
Nothing ever comes easy for them and this time they face sea monsters as they cross the ocean and religious zealots before finally needing to defeat a space port with inferior weaponry.
Prince Roger continues to gain respect as both a leader and a warrior while also realizing that the goal of saving his mother, the empress, is coming closer to reality. His mixed feelings about his mother and the issue that his girlfriend is concerned that she is not worthy or desiring of royalty are mixed in as subplots.
The book was decent but suffered from middle book syndrome in that the plot was too similar to the previous two books. You could easily skip this book and go right to book four, We Few, and not miss much. I give it three out of five stars as an enjoyable read with few surprises but still part of an excellent series overall.
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