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Kris Longknife: Defender (Kris Longknife Series) by Mike Shepherd
This is quite a long series (11 books and a few novellas), and if you have got this far you will probably be keen to continue. If you are new to the series, they would be much better to read in order, although it is not essential to include the novellas.

Each book contains some character development, and this one is no exception. There is enough of the familiar about each book that you know you are reading a series, but it is not essentially the same plot line again and again in the way that some space operas become. There are some enjoyable humorous asides dotted here and there as well.

I plan to keep reading if any more come out. Give the series a try (starting with… Read more
Belt up by N. Thelwell
Belt up by N. Thelwell
Firstly, I must say that the item was well described, and I am very satisfied with the service provided by the vendor. I would be happy to use them for secondhand books again.

This particular book was a bit of a disappointment to me though - it is not the author's best work, and there are a few instances of essentially the same joke being told from various viewpoints. Some of his other work is excellent, so I'd probably not start with this one unless you are already a fan.
First Steps (Founding of the Federation Book 1) by Chris Hechtl
This is the second book I have tried by this author. The other one (Princess Rescue Inc) I gave a so-so review to and so I thought I would try another of his books on the off chance.

Sadly, all the faults I found in the previous book are still present - formatting errors, continuity mistakes (a couple are engaged at the beginning of the story, are described as married a short time later, then some pages further on their wedding occurs).

New heights are reached in spelling and grammatical errors. This is a book about Mars, which is simple enough to spell, but the author even gets this wrong on one occasion. How he manages to mangle their / there almost every single time… Read more