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New Book in this series

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New Book in this series
Post by Chris 55   » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:53 pm

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David, PLEASE!!! write another book in this series soon!!! I really like this. would enjoy reading the next book. You left the older twins twisting in the wind. Sean was made governor of that planet. You never explained how he managed to beat back the Church and it's armies. I would like to see them reunited with their parents, and what other trouble they get them selves into. maybe go after the Achuultani's main computer?
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Re: New Book in this series
Post by MrZero   » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:40 am

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uhg, no answers? I'll give a try.
Heirs of Empire is listed as on the shelves February 1996. In the here and nows, Weber has to finish the last Safehold books, a few Honor Harrington or Honor side-series, and probably some other smaller things we simply don't know about. All before he could ever (by publishing contract, no less) get around to banging out a Dahak novel. Plus the suggested delay of actually sitting down and reading the three Dahak books to see what all that was. Perhaps you (Chris55) can while away the time with the Safehold series, which has an amusingly similar framework, though a different plot setup and a vastly larger page count.
While we don't know just where on the map they are, the planet Pardal is traceable in a thataway manner. The exact location escapes me at the moment, but Pardal was off the beaten path, on a curving right angle between Earth and (err, somewhere) since the ship took a detour to unsurveyed space. Presumably away from the Aultuchanni. Pardal was part of the 4th Empire's bio-plauge troubles and we don't know what sort of crazy shenanigans, superdeath, and sheer panic went on in that galactic neighborhood 44 thousand years ago. Aught to lead to some interesting expiration-date cans.
It was explained in the last chapters how Angel's Army managed to beat back the Church and it's armies, mostly due to the Church running out of people to send as the AA began within cross-country-level walking distance. Yes, any next book does need a few chapters of the last of the Temple Battle and it's aftermath. Most of the AA's core and earliest troops were wiped out there. We don't even know if the main Inner Circle survives, like the head priest, though Sean did kill one, Surak, with a headshot. Webber's always had a thing for Fun With Names. :) And Brashan still had the airplanes waiting to rain down fire with.
Strategically, Pardal is worthless and offers nothing that the 5th Empire didn't already have or have better of. But it was another planet with a living biosphere (the old bioweapon would kill everything, and leave the place to rot, full-extinct) and I'm sure that there would be all sorts of interesting archeology to go on there. And flora and fauna, (but please no treecats!) Nothing to advance the anti Achuultani plot though. The Ach would have to send out a new Horde, since the Earthlings managed to wipe out the last one. We don't know what the Ach's Mad AI is up to and the 5thE needs as much delaying time as it can get so they aren't going to go look. Of course, the lost heirs are going to get reunited with their parents. (aught to lead to some interesting arguing with Dahak-locked doors. Security, after all.) The post-Mr-X security would tie itself into knots if Emperor Colin received so much as a postcard, let alone weird Pardalian trinkets. Sean and Harry and co might just bring home some interesting (strategically worthless) souvenirs. Hopefully something Moroccan (or Bradbury-Martian). Where do you display 44,000 year old glass sculptures? Or 44,000 year old wine! The 5th Empire is still deep in it's textbooks- it's hard to raise up a found medieval planet when you're still unsure (and unfinished!) of what level of technology you are yourself! I would hope that Pardal doesn't become a near-Grayson or Torch. Keeping the medieval culture should be their challenge- different series, different directions, different ways the story has to stretch. Just send some of the population off to be wizards and put more sausages on the cook-fire. Despite the last gasps of the Anubis Conspiracies being defeated, off in space there's more threats then the Achuultani, and the bio-weapon. They wouldn't stand up to a few hundred planetoids, though. But it aught to make for some interesting first contacts.
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Re: New Book in this series
Post by Chris 55   » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:17 am

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Thank you I have read everything that David has put out in any series on this webpage.
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