This is not a jumping on point for new readers, who should go to book one kris longknife. But kris isnt on the job long when she captures pirates hiding the location of an uncharted and unpopulated planet of miraculous technology. The trouble with all books that exist as a series is that they have to reintroduce characters for the first time reader. Its kind of a on basilisk station knockoff, with kris longknife a massive mary sue as an obvious honor harrington standin. It is found out that the navys supply of birth control implants have been sabotaged in order to discredit kris s command of the alwa system defenses. Jun 28, 2019 eighteenth volume in the kris longknife series of military science fiction adventures. The kris longknife books stand in the same relation to the military sf subgenre as a whole as candyfloss does to steak and potatoes, or as.
Fifteenth book in the kris longknife series of military science fiction novels. Like another lifetime in another world, days of rage, the legend of lovea duval, from ban xon to wardak and the forgiven, in addition to a collection of short stories and poems called collage. Still, she jumped at the chance to be the first human emissary to the iteeche empire. I wonder whether this was just padded out to give the author time to write the next few books i do appreciate that writing books is not easy so i can understand that but it still doesn. Here are the first 4 chapters of kris longknifes replacement. Kris longknife, book mike shepherd author, dina pearlman narrator, audible studios. Kris longknifes assassin mostly retells the events of audacious and intrepid from vickys perspective with interstitial scenes added, with scenes including kris more or less copypasted from the corresponding book to the point where at one point vicky is said to seem to be doing something as if the scene was still being told from kriss. Kris longknife can kick, shoot, and punch her way out of any dangerous situation, and. Kris longknife is a daughter of privilege, born to money and power.
Kris longknife has been assigned to the wasp, the best warship beyond the rim of human space. Kris longknife s bad day companion short novel apr 2, 2017 asin b06x3ym79w, this story was the original opening chapters for emissary, but was cut and replaced. Today sees the last grouping of books for sale featuring sandy santiago kris longknifes replacement, relief, and successor. Mike was born in the philadelphia navy yard hospital and left the city at three days old. Only when she got there, and met the emperor, a teenage kid swamped by his throne, did kris find out that there was a. Kris longknife has been ordered back to human space.
Ive only read one other, daring book 9, and decided to try this one next. Kris longknife is a daughter of privilege, born shelve mutineer. Leaving the colonials to deal with granny rita, sandy heads off to work with the cats, only to discover she is not the only one who has a bone. Ms in the next up and coming book after this beauty. Shes been raised only to be beautiful and to marry well. Eighteenth volume in the kris longknife series of military science fiction adventures. Kris longknife can kick, shoot, and punch her way out of any dangerous situation, and her latest adventure in the new. In it, kris goes to the iteeche planets and assists them in the defense of their child emperor.
Since i was with the longknife group, and i had kris longknifes attention, i ended up running the whole shebang. Proving herself a capable, if unorthodox, officer, lieutenant kris longknife has been assigned to train inexperienced crews in piloting the newest, fastest. It is found out that the navys supply of birth control implants have been sabotaged in order to discredit kriss command of. You knew when kris asked for a desk job that it wasnt going to be pretty. The kris longknife book series by mike shepherd includes books mutineer, deserter, defiant, and several more. I remember looking at the name and deciding that any sf series named longknife would have to be shit. The author, talking at orycon, indicated this was his favorite of the kris longknife books. Nirkatze this book rehashes some of the scenes in book five, audacious, and book six, intrepid, of the kris longknife series, from vickys point of view, andmore this book rehashes some of the scenes in book five, audacious, and book six, intrepid, of the kris longknife series, from vickys point of view, and fills in her story in between. This is the th book in the kris longknife series by mike shepherd.
The complete series list for kris longknife mike shepherd. Kris longknife can kick, shoot, and punch her way out of any dangerous situation sci fi magazine, and her latest adventure in the new york times bestselling series is as perilous as they come. In the authors acknowledgments, shepherd promises that this installment of. The book do, to some extent, follow the same pattern as the previous one in the sense that kris has to gather a fighting force, give them some rudimentary training, and the go and kick some ass. The information is in the public domain and im not sure why he wouldnt want us to provide this valuable resource to his readers. Grand admiral kris longknife is rampaging across the stars, kicking butt and taking planets away from the iteeche rebels. Now, she must determine the extent of the alien threatand whether to start an interstellar war. The aliens attacking the planetary system of alwa are an enemy unlike a. Kris longknife books in order the author has requested that we remove his book listings from our site, stating that we are violating and threatened a cease and desist. Kris longknife has been given her first independent command in the very remote system of chance, an assignment thats as much exile as promotion. Kris longknife s assassin mostly retells the events of audacious and intrepid from vickys perspective with interstitial scenes added, with scenes including kris more or less copypasted from the corresponding book to the point where at one point vicky is said to seem to be doing something as if the scene was still being told from kris s.
Kris gets some answers about the origins of the bug eye monsters home world and little bits of background as to why they are, the way they are. He writes the jump universe, kris longknife, and other series. In this one kris finds herself pregnant, along with many of her fellow female navel personnel. Here are the first 4 chapters of kris longknife s replacement. Shes ordered to replace kris longknife, but can any mere mortal fill the shoes of a longknife. The preamble of kris longknifes fraternization policy put it bluntly. Is kris longknife intended to be a joke name, or is the protagonist just unironically called the. Opinions on the kris longknife series by mike shepherd. I think that that could have been done in the first few chapters of a book it should not take 45 chapters the majority of which were just kris getting there. I actually own these in book form as well, and regardless of the format, this is good brain candy. Order of kris longknife books kris longknife is the protagonist in a series of military science fiction novels by american author mike shepherd. Sandy santiago is a woman with a whole lot of problems. Born into wealth and royalty, kris longknife joined the marines to defend humanity.
An uneasy peace has formed between the greenfeld alliance and wardhavens united sentients, after kris longknifes efforts to save her familys most bitter enemy, henrypeterwald smythe xii from an assassination attempt. But while hunting for pirates, kris stumbles upon something. This is the third book with grand admiral sandy santiago serving as kris longknife s relief, then replacement, and now successor on alwa. Its a plan to kill one of the members of the aristocratic peterwald familyand the wouldbe killers are setting her up as the assassin. Commanding and millions of other books are available for instant. Below is a list of mike shepherds books in order of when they were originally released. Her father is the prime minister of her home planet, her mother the consummate politicians wife. Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and videos from thousands of public libraries worldwide. The kris longknife series is gearing up for a showdown with the enlightened b. This short story started out as the opening chapters to kris longknife emissary, but hey, we all know how bad an o. Unrelenting kris longknife, book by mike shepherd book cover, description, publication history. Granny rita is on the rampage, and the cats have gone on strike. This short story started out as the opening chapters to kris longknife emissary. This is the third book with grand admiral sandy santiago serving as kris longknifes relief, then replacement, and now successor on alwa.
This volume is three hundred and thirty nine pages long, and divided into forty five chapters. The aliens attacking the planetary system of alwa are an enemy unlike any admiral kris longknife has ever encountered before. This is the 14th book in the kris longknife series by mike shepherd. No one, least of all kris, expects to find a hostile alien starship. When i started, the first kris longknife book to be sold was emissary. Kris longknife is back in the good graces of the brassand to demonstrate that, they download shepherd, mike kris longknife unrelenting. Kris longknifes bad day companion short novel apr 2, 2017 asin b06x3ym79w, this story was the original opening chapters for emissary, but was cut and. A military science fiction series about the titular kris longknife, a rich young naval officer who struggles to deal with the expectation and reputations both good and bad of a famous family of military leaders, politicians, and billionaires, written by mike shepherd also known as mike moscoe there are currently eight books within the series.
Like many concepts in the book world, series is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. Unrelenting kris longknife, book by mike shepherd. Picking up from the end of the last book, kris is in command of the fleet battling the aliens who follow the being called the. Kris longknife had no choice about growing up shelve deserter. Bold, cris, 14 leadership develops with time and hard work. Despite her role as a fleet admiral and protector of a planetary system, kris is still beholden to her greatgrandfather king raymonds commands. Dec 07, 2016 instead, once kris longknife pointed out the hazards of our position and her demand that the navy be the center of our efforts, those two wandered off and drank themselves to death. Raised in the shadow of her brother hank, vicky now finds herself heir to the peterwald empire and hell bent on killing kris longknife when that doesn. By mikeshep december 7, 2016 december 7, 2017 uncategorized.
Browse author series lists, sequels, pseudonyms, synopses, book covers, ratings and awards. Born into wealth and royalty, kris longknife joined the marines to help fight for humanity against aliens and pirates in a system that has been colonized. In the new york times bestselling kris longknife novels, fans of the honor harrington escapades will welcome the adventures of another strong female in outer space starring in a thrillapage military space opera alternative worlds. Emissary may 1, 2017 asin b01n2b8pc3 there is a 5year gap between bold and emissary. Being desk bound hasnt even decreased the number of assassination attempts. Ron arrives from iteeche asking if kris will be the emissary to the iteeche world. This volume runs for three hundred and ninety pages and is divided into seventy two relatively short chapters. See the complete kris longknife series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Whatever happens next, itll change kris longknifes path for good. Mike shepherd debuted this pen name in 2004 with the novel mutineer. Intrepid by mike shepherd available from rakuten kobo. In the new york times bestselling kris longknife novels, fans of the h. Over the last 23 months, i listened to the entire 8 book series and more are coming.
This time however, it is kris calling the shots from the start unlike the previous time when she more or less only could react as the rebels plan. Mike shepherd managed to do this and at the same time remind his longer followers of some of the beginnings of the story. Follow sandy as shes introduced to the mess on canopus station. An original novella in the fastpaced, exciting kris longknife series from new york times bestselling author mike shepherd. Kris longknife series in order mike shepherd fictiondb.
A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or. Mike shepherds military scifi series about protagonist kris longknife. Mike shepherd is the pen name of american novelist mike moscoe, who writes science fiction novels. These adventures of kris longknife dont make you think, raise questions about morality or do anything but provide a pleasant diversion from life. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. Kris longknife joined the navy to escape the shadow of her. Then kris gets home to find her two kids playing with an iteeche. But the heritage of the military longknifes courses through kriss. Lieutenant commander kris longknife leads a reconnaissance mission of the vast uncharted regions of space. Bold is another quirky, somewhat over the top space opera that pleases every second.415 473 1052 332 1533 846 754 586 393 1584 903 602 224 400 774 255 1536 868 631 327 1150 1140 955 1485 1556 996 281 291 913 18 970 1432 243 413 538 610 754 943 743 236 1311 158 1183 131 154 1125 334 627 633