Call of Duty

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Call of Duty
Product information
Type Novel
Author Blaine Lee Pardoe
Pages 271
Cover Artwork Ed Cox
Publication information
Publisher Roc Books
First published 10 October 2001
ISBN-10 0451458567
ISBN-13 978-0451458568
Era Civil War era
Timeline 3 February – 10 May 3063
Preceded by Measure of a Hero
Followed by Operation Audacity

Call of Duty, by Blaine Lee Pardoe, is the second novel about Archer Christifori's experiences during the Federated Commonwealth Civil War.

Archer Christifori's story is preceded by Measure of a Hero and concludes in Operation Audacity.

The novel was made available on BattleCorps on 27 February 2011 as a PDF file (text only, without cover, pictures, or any other interior artwork except for the usual BattleCorps frame graphics). The PDF copy includes a disclaimer stating that it was created from a pre-final edition text that might differ from the printed version and that canon-wise, the print edition trumps the PDF edition.

From the back cover[edit]

The planet of Odessa is caught between two adversaries whose personal antagonism may cost them much more than their lives.

On one side is Count Nicholas Fisk, ruler of Odessa and a staunch supporter of Katrina Steiner, the ruler of the Lyran Alliance. In an effort to help stamp out the rebellion against Katrina's rule that has sprouted up across dozens of Alliance worlds, Count Fisk hopes to lure one of the more successful rebels to ultimate destruction. On the other side of the conflict are Leftenant General Archer Christifori and his Archer's Avengers, who support Prince Victor and his bid to oust Katrina. Though he knows that Odessa is a trap, the possibility of winning over the famed mercenary unit Snord's Irregulars to the cause is too tempting to pass up.

But where peace is expected, battle ensues. And the black and white of friend and foe quickly turn to shades of gray while treachery abounds.


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  • Warspite (JumpShip of undetermined type)


Foreign-Language Editions[edit]


A German edition, translated by Reinhold H. Mai, was published by Heyne in 2002 as In die Pflicht genommen (ISBN 9783453213227).[1]


A Hungarian edition was published by Beholder in 2008 as A kötelesség szava. [2]



  1. Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Catalog entry for In die Pflicht genommen
  2. Beholder product page for A kötelesség szava