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Kris Longknife: Tenacious Mass Market Paperback – 28 Oct 2014
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Praise for the Kris Longknife novels"Fabulously written and frenetically paced, the Kris Longknife series is one of the best in science fiction."--Fresh Fiction "Kris can kick, shoot, and punch her way out of any dangerous situation, and she can do it while wearing stilettos and a tight cocktail dress."--Sci Fi Weekly "Outer-space military science fiction at its adventurous best."--Midwest Book Review "A whopping good read...Fast-paced, exciting, nicely detailed, with some innovative touches."--Elizabeth Moon, Nebula Award-winning author of Limits of Power
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Mike Shepherd is the national bestselling author of the Kris Longknife series, including Defender, Furious, and Daring, as well as the Jump Universe series, including To Do or Die and They Also Serve, and the Vicky Peterwald series, including Target.
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Regular readers, read on.
This volume runs for three hundred and sixty nine pages. It's divided into seventy chapters.
There's some adult moments. One bit of strong language. And some very mild violence.
It's also not the end of the on-going storyline about the alien threat.
Picking up from the end of the last book, Kris and Jack get to resume their honeymoon. Which of course is soon interrupted by duty calling. There is naturally a lot more of the romantic couple moments that the two had since they got together. How well the writer does this kind of thing is going to be a matter for reader opinion. But they do make a very nice couple, with a great chemistry together. And some effective moments of him being a rock for her when she needs the support.
There aren't too many of the game changing character moments that the last few books have seen, as the thrust of this one is the alien situation. Starting with the usual round of meetings and getting things going, this one takes about fifty pages t click. But once it does, it's a real page turner.
Because it's very good science fiction. Although it doesn't end the alien story, it allows it unfold at a decent and steady pace, with just the right amount of revelation and discovery to keep the plot moving. Some of these being things you will not forget in a hurry. It does ask some good moral questions of the reader, as Kris has to make some tough calls. It also does first contact with alien races in an intriguing and readable way.
The world building is impressive as this has now become quite a big fictional universe, but the reader never feels lost. There are some good space battles. And the whole thing ends with the promise of big events to come. In a way that makes
you desperate to know what will happen next.
I look forward to finding out. This is another entertaining read in a consistently good series.
However I do have one minor criticism, in the battle for Alwa told in the "Defender", Kris Longknofe and her team generate a battle plan that takes advantage of the Longer Range weapons of her space navy, by continuing to retreat from the enemy to keep their much more numerous but shorter range weapons out-distanced.
In the battle for Sasquan they threw away that advantagous plan and ended up attacking head on. Would a battle hardened and experienced bunch of warriors really give up such a battle winning plan that has proved to work?
This change caused great damage to her ships and cost many lives.
They also do not appear to understand the advantages of Mine Fields around Jump Points either.
For this apparent lack of continuity, which detracted a bit from the pleasure of the story for me I dropped Mike a star.
This is another rip-roaring instalment as the team discover many alien civilisations, most extinct, but one in dire need of protection from the planet-sterilising enemy. They also have to deal with mutineers, as some of the merchant ship crews aren't happy to find the trip to Alwa is strictly one-way. Kris deals with it all with her usual aplomb, sarcasm, and head-cracking; although the space battles are getting positively Weberian in scale, Honor she is not (and Nelly is no treecat, either).
However what she finds is far far worse than even she could have imagined.