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Name: A Call to Arms
Author: David Weber, Timothy Zahn
& Tom Pope
Publisher: Baen Books
Publication Date: 6 October 2015
Chapters: 27
ISBN: 978-1476780856
Series: Manticore Ascendant
Previous: A Call to Duty
Next: A Call to Vengeance

A Call to Arms is a novel by David Weber, Timothy Zahn, and Tom Pope, and the second book of the Manticore Ascendant prequel series. Expanding on the events of the short story of the same name, it was released in October 2015.

Timeframe: 1539 - 1543 PD

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Lieutenant Travis Long of the Royal Manticoran Navy is the sort of person who likes an orderly universe. One where people follow the rules.
Unfortunately, he lives in the real universe.
The good news is that Travis is one of those rare people who may like rules but has a talent for thinking outside them when everything starts coming apart. That talent has stood him—and the Star Kingdom—in good stead in the past, and it's one reason he's now a "mustang," an ex-enlisted man who's been given a commission as a King's officer.
The bad news is that two of the best ways of making enemies ever invented are insisting on enforcing the rules... and thinking outside them when other people don't. Travis learned that lesson the hard way as a young volunteer in basic training, and he knows that if he could just keep his head down, turn a blind eye to violations of the rules, and avoid stepping on senior officers' toes, he’d do just fine. But the one rule Travis Long absolutely can't break is the one that says an officer in the Royal Navy does his duty, whatever the consequences.
At the moment, there are powerful forces in the young Star Kingdom of Manticore's Parliament which don't think they need him. For that matter, they’re pretty sure they don't need the Royal Manticoran Navy, either. After all, what does a sleepy little single-system star nation on the outer edge of the explored galaxy need with a navy?
Unhappily for them, the edge of the explored galaxy can be a far more dangerous place than they think it is. They're about to find out why they need the Navy... and how very, very fortunate they are that Travis Long is in it.

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Gustav Anderman | Rol Badakar | Bajek | Torrell Baker | Celia Belokas | Bettor | Billingsgate | Blakely | Hugo Carpenter | Franklin Casey | Castillo | Thomas Cazenestro | Clymes | Crumpets | Cushing | Dahl | De la Roza | Anastasiya Dembinski | Ronald Devane | Lisa Donnelly | Dhotrumi | Dolarz | Eigen | Brad Fornier | Cutler Gensonne | Ghanem | Stephen Grimm | Cynthia Gundersen-Winton | Wolfe Guzarwan | Adrian Hagros | Ellen Hardasty | Davis Harper | Heinrich Hauptman | Rudolph Heissman | Gordon Henderson | Sweeney Imbar | Jacobson | Kebiro | Amador Khetha | Kostava | Aj Krit | Kyell | Labatte | Anderson L'Estrange | Jeremiah Llyn | Carlton Locatelli | Fenton Locatelli | Travis Long | MacNiven | Mallare | James Mantegna | Marcello | Marulich | McBride | Tash McConnovitch | Merripen | Allegra Metzger | Mota | Nabaum | Pascal Navarre | Nguema | Nikkelsen | Olver | Lorelei Osterman | Pappadakis | Peirola | Petrenko | Pickers | Plover | Wanda Ravel | John Ross | Yvonne Rowlandson | Rusk | Shapira | Susan Shiflett | Shora | Shresthra | Skorsky | George Sukowski | Clara Sumner | Maximillian Todd | Tomasello | Charles Townsend | Ulobo | Lydia Ulvestad | Vachali | Gavin Vellacott | von Belling | Edward I Winton | Elizabeth Winton | Michael I Winton | Richard Winton | Sophie Winton | Alfred Woodburn

Starships Edit

Royal Manticoran Navy

Volsung Mercenaries


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Earldom of Acton | Axelrod Corporation | battlecruiser | Black Piranha | Earldom of Breakwater | Duchy of Burgundy | Bureau of Personnel | Bureau of Ships | Earldom of Calvingdell | Casca System | Cascan Defense Force | Conspicuous Gallantry Medal | Barony of Castle Rock | Cross of Military Valor | Battle of Manticore (1543 PD) | Bound for the Promised Land | Cascan sol | Casey-Rosewood Instructional Center | Chancellor of the Exchequer | Earldom of Chillon | Committee for Military Sanity | corvette | Earldom of Dapplelake | destroyer | Deuxième Prison | dogs | Eridani Edict | Earldom of Fairburn | First Lord of the Admiralty | freighter | Hamilton Hotel | Barony of Harwich | Haven Sector | Havenite franc | hexapuma | House of Lords | hyperdrive | impeller drive | Landing | light cruiser | Manderlay Arms Apartments | Manticoran dollar | Manticoran Patrol and Rescue Service | Manticore Cross | Manticore System | Manticore Wormhole Junction | Meyerdahl System Defense Force | Mount Royal Palace | Minorca System | missile | New Berlin System | Nimbalkar System | Osterman Cross | Quechua City | Quechua City Police | Parliament | Paxlane 405 | Pegasus class | Picasso Rey | piracy | Rochelle | Royal Manticoran Marine Corps | Royal Manticoran Navy | Sabrepike | Salamander class | Secour System | Solarian credit | Suchien System | Travis Oolong | Telmach System | Barony of Tweenriver | Ueshiba System | uni-link | Unicorn Belt | Volsung Mercenaries | Barony of Winterfall | Zuckerman System | Code Zulu

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Main Honor Harrington series
HH1 On Basilisk Station HH8 Echoes of Honor
HH2 The Honor of the Queen HH9 Ashes of Victory
HH3 The Short Victorious War HH10 War of Honor
HH4 Field of Dishonor HH11 At All Costs
HH5 Flag in Exile HH12 Mission of Honor
HH6 Honor Among Enemies HH13 A Rising Thunder
HH7 In Enemy Hands HH14 Uncompromising Honor
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CS2 Torch of Freedom SK2 Fire Season
CS3 Cauldron of Ghosts SK3 Treecat Wars
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SI2 Storm from the Shadows MA2 A Call to Arms
SI3 Shadow of Freedom MA3 A Call to Vengeance
SI4 Shadow of Victory MA4 A Call to Insurrection
HHA1 More Than Honor HHA4 The Service of the Sword
HHA2 Worlds of Honor HHA5 In Fire Forged
HHA3 Changer of Worlds HHA6 Beginnings
Tales of Honor Comic Series
TOH1 Tales of Honor #1 TOH4 Tales of Honor #4
TOH2 Tales of Honor #2 TOH5 Tales of Honor #5
TOH3 Tales of Honor #3 TOHV1 Tales of Honor Vol 1

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JIR1 The Royal Manticoran Navy SB1 Ship Book 1: The Havenite Sector
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JIR3 The Silesian Confederate Navy SB3 Ship Book 3: The Short Victorious War
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