It was " weird " getting that perspective on Manticore and Haven being friends and adversarie, and it simply feels too odd.
Ooh, and the Andermani Empire is not yet, for Anderman is just beginning to build it.Oh, it gets your heart rate up, mostly because ( if you 've read any of the Honor Harrington stories) you get so angry with shortsighted politicians more interested in feathering their own nest than in protecting their planet or their people.
One of a number of small hooks to encourage us to pick up the ext in the series.There is a bigger hook at the beginnin of the tory: the discovery of the wormhole that will change everything for Manticore, except it looks as if someone else will benefit from it!
I ca n't wait to see how Manticore will lay its claim! Most of A Call to Duty is laying the background for this new sub series, introducing us to the very few officers who will help project Manticore into the future that lies ahead of it.
It 's through Travis that the tory is told, a spacer who believes it 's crucia to really know how things work.
It 's lucky for Travis when he gets assigned to HMS Guardian where the difference between how Davison runs his ship and how Eigen runs Guardian is like night and day.
Knowing that eventually Travis' beliefs will come true and be enforced is encouraging as you read through this muck of lazy sods.
She had some good answer for Travis, and she 's a stand-up officer.When it comes down to the feeling of the story finally beginning…whoa.
Gunner 's Mate First Class Johnny Funk is Travis' platoon commander.
Captain William Cyrus is the Impeller Tech Division 's senior officer to whom Travis reports the cheating.
Manticore had promised great things if the Massingills would come to the Star Kingdom and train the Royal Marines and work on ambitious projects.
He has no experience, but because of his " exalted " family, he thinks he knows it all.Travis' small circle of friends in high schoolBassit Corcoran leads the group that includes Pinker, Jammy, and Travis.The Royal Manticoran NavyCaptain Horace " Race " Kiselev has been keeping watch over the mothballed fleet that includes the HMS Mars, and is being named to be Casey-Rosewood 's new commanding officer and promoted to commodore.
Lieutenant Anne Blackstone was the Royal Manticoran Navy recruiter that night.HMS Vanguard is……where Travis will be assigned under the command of Captain Robert Davison, a waste of space.
There 's no good hoping that Spacer Second Class Tully Atherton 's experience will slow Travis down.
Lieutenant Lisa Donnelly is the officer who listens to Travis.
Chief Gravitics Tech Randall Craddock is Travis' new boss.
HMS Guardian is……going to the Secours sale with Commodore Kiselev in overall command of the mission and leaving Captain Eigen in command of the hip.
Kiselev takes on Metzger as XO; Massingill will be onboard as the Marine commander with Sergeants Holderlin and Pohjola; Gill will come aboard as well; Donnelly and Long are assigned too; Lieutenant Ioanna Kountouriote is in gravitics.
Com Specialist Second Class Patty Boysenko is cool with helping out with communications or with her sharpshooting skills; Lieutenant Grace Burns, Officer of the Watch — and daughter of Baron White Springs, I 'll have you know — is not.
I think the ambitious Captain Wolfe " Moss " Guzarwan is " leading " the fake delegation from Ueshiba while Captain Oberon Jalla claims to be part of the Concordia Shipping Company of Third Brunswick.
Haven ship RHNS Saintonge is hosting……the Secours sale.
Crevillan is the shuttle 's coxswain; Prevost is the co-pilot.General Chu is in command of the land forces on Marienbad.Other systems interested in the sale include……Micah, Zuckerman, the ravaged Ramon, Suchien, Yalta, and Casca.Captain Gordon Henderson is with the Cascan Defense Force and brings their pirate problem to everyone 's attention.
Luther Luangpraseut is an analyst working under Wamocha who believes he 's found a new wormhole near Manticore.