Defiant (Kris Longknife Series #3)

Defiant (Kris Longknife Series #3)

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by Mike Shepherd
     
 

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As part of an agenda to oust her father from his political position, Kris Longknife is relieved of command. But when an alien enemy launches an invasion, she defies both government and military authority to lead a rag-tag fleet against the threat.

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As part of an agenda to oust her father from his political position, Kris Longknife is relieved of command. But when an alien enemy launches an invasion, she defies both government and military authority to lead a rag-tag fleet against the threat.

Editorial Reviews

Years ago, Kris Longknife turned her back on high society and fashion to become a marine. Then, as part of a plot to overthrow her prime minister father, she was drummed out of corps, only to return as a gutsy outlaw fighting to defend her planet. Fans of David Weber's Honor Harrington will love the strong female protagonist of this military sci-fi series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780441013494
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/25/2005
Series:
Kris Longknife Series , #3
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
230,772
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

"Mike Shepherd" is a pseudonym for Mike Moscoe. Moscoe, a former civil servant, lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife Ellen and now writes full-time. As Mike Shepherd, he has written the five very popular Kris Longknife military science fiction adventures, with more to come!

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Defiant (Kris Longknife Series #3) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
RhondaLynn More than 1 year ago
DEFIANT is my favorite in the entire series. I have read all of them from MUTINEER to INTREPID. DEFIANT keeps drawing me back time and again. It is better if you start with MUTINEER then read them in order. Each book can stand alone but background knowlege helps flesh out characters and reasoning behind choices made. I stayed up ALL NIGHT when I first purchased it to read in one sitting. The book stays in my tote and goes with me everywhere along with my current New read.
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James_Reid More than 1 year ago
Kris Longknife is space opera, but it's GOOD space opera. The characters continue to develop and learn more about their own strengths and weaknesses. I'm starting from behind, so I'm reading one book a month or so because I don't want to get overloaded, but I'm here for the duration.
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kitkat3ny More than 1 year ago
I recommend you read the previous books in the series (Mutineer and Deserter) prior to reading this installment. To be honest, I had a hard time getting into this story. This installment didn't start to grab me until about page 160. Several times, prior to page 160, I put this book down, only to pick it up a moment later and convince myself that I should keep going, that the story is going to get better; and it did. I'm glad I stuck it out because the story took a magnificent turn. Not sure how it happened but all of a sudden after about page 200, the story was completely interesting, and more than just catching my interest. The storyline was phenomenal with excitement and nailing biting battle-action. Two negatives: the author goes on too long on the finer details of battle-strategy, and at times seems immaturely impressed by having people call Kris "One of Those Longknifes" many times throughout the story. Some positives: thankfully the author didn't give us the fashion show he did in the previous book. The author included more interesting strategic plays then he did the humdrum micro-detail of battle planning. Kris spent more time on a ship than she did dirt-side and Kris doesn't keep calling her title "this Princess thing" like she's playing it down. She wielded the title in this installment for the benefit of her home planet and didn't have people bending over backwards and catering to her, but instead, had them charging off into battle right beside her, for the greater good. Things that keep me coming back to this series, especially, since the last installment was a bit discouraging: Kris's computer Nelly is so fascinating, I can't wait to see what the future holds for Nelly, as she slowly but surely is becoming self-aware. Also intriguing, finding out more about the ancient three civilizations who built the jump system millions of years ago. I highly recommend this book to fellow SF readers and I look forward to reading the next book Resolute. The author brought back his A-game from book one and I hope it continues on in Resolute and beyond. I also recommend this series, since the writing style is similar to dark urban fantasy readers, to fellow DUF readers looking for a good SF/space opera series and not a spacey-romance.
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