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March Upcountry by David Weber and John Ringo
Published by Baen Books
Reviewed by Leigh Kimmel
It was supposed to be a simple mission, taking the spoiled-rotten Heir Tertiary of the Empire of Man to a backwater planet to show the flag at a ceremony. But when a mind-controlled terrorist sabotaged the tunnel drive of the ship taking Prince Roger there, things turned complicated very fast.
There was a friendly planet in reasonably close distance, at which they intended to put in to make repairs before continuing to their original destination or returning home to Earth. But when they arrived, they discovered it in the hands of the Saints, a hostile star nation of self-righteous eco-freaks. The only way to get Prince Roger home was to land halfway across the planet and march overland to the spaceport.
So now Prince Roger and his loyal company of Marine bodyguards are downed on a primitive jungle planet, surrounded by hostile flora and fauna, having to form alliances with the barbarian locals if they're to have any hopes of returning to civilization. But the Bronze Barbarians of the Empress' Own are willing to do whatever it takes to return their charge to their sovereign, even if that means remaking a dozen cultures and forcing their spoiled princeling to grow a spine.
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Review posted November 19, 2002
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