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To Honor You Call Us (Man of War, Book 1) by H. Paul Honsinger
Review by Ernest Lilley
47North Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 1477848894
Date: 18 February 2014 List Price $14.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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The author doesn't hide the fact that he's out to clone O'Brien's Master and Commander in space, and the story's strength and weakness lies in how closely he comes, right down to the stilted dialog and naval tradition. Which ironically, makes it both anachronistic and accurate. Oh, and fun.

From official release/information:

Product Description:

Revised edition: This edition of To Honor You Call Us has been revised to include corrected grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

The Terran Union is engaged in a vast interstellar war against the Krag, ruthless aliens intent on exterminating humankind. In 2315, the wily Max Robichaux is given command of the USS Cumberland, a destroyer with state-of-the-art capabilities but a combat record so bad, she's known as the "Cumberland Gap."

Capt. Robichaux's first mission: to take his warship to the Free Corridor, where the Krag have secretly been buying strategic materials, and to seize or destroy any ships carrying enemy cargo. Far from the fleet and under enforced radio silence, Max relies only on his determination and guile…and the support and friendship of his chief medical officer, the brilliant Dr. Sahin.

Because even as he deals with the ship's onboard problems and the stress of carrying out her risky assignment, Max and the doctor discover that the Cumberland and her misfit crew are all that stands in the way of a deadly Krag attack that threatens to end the war—and humanity—once and for all.

A far-future story in the tradition of "ships of wood, men of iron" novels, To Honor You Call Us and the Man of War series combines the adventure of exploration, the excitement of war, and the dangers of the unknown through the eyes of a ship and her crew.

(Source: 47North)

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