Intrepid (Kris Longknife Series #6)

Intrepid (Kris Longknife Series #6)

by Mike Shepherd

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ISBN-13: 9780441016518
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/2008
Series: Kris Longknife Series , #6
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 162,064
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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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Intrepid (Kris Longknife Series #6) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Born on the planet Wardhaven, Kris Longknife¿s great grandfather King Rex rules over one hundred worlds with more to be formed as the United Sentient Confederation any day. Her father is the prime minister of her homeworld and she easily could have been a pampered princess, but Kris chose otherwise joining the space navy. Right now the warship the Wasp is disguised as a merchant vessel beyond the Rim of humanity home to pirates. --- Kris and her crew learn that a ship has come from Xanadu, a planet whose residents chose to isolate themselves from the rest of the galaxy. The inhabitants are humans who believe aliens are coming and man should return to Earth and hide. Kris and her crew go to Xanadu to confront the religious leadership after finding the pirate ship¿s hold was filled to the brim. She warns them they are near so many jump points they will have to open up their space to travelers from all over the galaxy. The people who find living on Xanadu too restrictive colonized Pandemonium and when Kris goes there she finds mercenaries are fighting to control the planet. They are led by the princess¿ old nemesis Captain Bill Thorpe. Battles occur over the right to choose self government as the orb turns bloody with Kris trying to kick the mercenaries off planet. --- INTREPID is an accurate description of Lieutenant Longknife as she bravely goes where few would dare some might insist stubbornly intrepid is a more valid description. She will remind readers of David Weber¿s Honor Harrington with her strength and intelligence. Mike Shepherd provides an exciting military science fiction thriller set in a future in which mankind has colonized various galaxies. His latest tale focuses on a world in jeopardy with a heroine not sure what is the best course of action for her to take to avert a war. --- Harriet Klausner
jjmcgaffey on LibraryThing 14 hours ago
An interesting variation. Kris as military officer is better than Kris as Princess. I was going to say also that she shines in space, but she actually spends a good deal of the book fighting a land war - even a primitive land war. And gets - not exactly a new enemy but a refreshed one, then afterwards eases matters between her and one old enemy, and makes sort of friends with another. Complications, of a slightly different sort than her usual! Three - no, four planets' worth of problems, of widely varying sorts - from invasion to legal problems. Some notable character development - in Kris, Nelly, Vicky, Col. Cortez¿ a lot of people. There is a lot going on in this book, but it all makes sense in the reading. Very rich. I suspect I shouldn't read Longknife stories in quick succession - this one was less interesting at the start than Audacious, and I reviewed Audacious as boring and stereotyped after reading the whole series up to it. This one did lure me in by the end - and the last line got a genuine LOL from me. OK, interested in the next one again.
jc74 on LibraryThing 14 hours ago
This is the Sixth Book in the Kris Longknife series that I¿ve read, and overall I found this one somewhat harder to follow than the others.The characters seem less well defined in this installment, perhaps that¿s because the Author is settled in to his stride with these individuals now, and doesn¿t feel the need to describe them as well as in previous installments, but the ultimate effect is that you need to read this volume more or less directly after one or more of it¿s predecessors in order to keep up with the action which starts pretty much straight away.Shepherd doesn¿t seem to have quite the same flair for Military style Scifi as Elizabeth Moon or David Webber, but he does a passable job describing the combat, strategy and tactics. On occasion the writing would have benefited from a more descriptive style, at least enough to give your imagination something to fire on. He does also degenerate in to acronyms all too easily, and only occasionally remembers to explain himself a few pages or paragraphs further on.It takes until the last quarter of the book for Shepherd to develop the overall point of the novel in the series, (which I won¿t give away here), but this kind of distances this volume from it¿s predecessors. I rather suspect that he wrapped up most of his planned threads in the fifth volume of this series, and this is very much a bridge in to some new ideas which will give the overall storyline great boost in to the next novel in the series.
readinggeek451 on LibraryThing 14 hours ago
Lt. Kris Longknife has been sent out to the Rim on the Wasp, with a boatload of scientists, Marines, and independent spacers. Soon she if fighting pirates, repelling an invasion of a low-tech colony world, and trying to avert a war by keeping her worst enemy from being assassinated.More military SF action in this enjoyable, long-running series.
gregandlarry on LibraryThing 14 hours ago
It's always trouble wherever she goes. This time she ends up saving a planet and an enemy making an unexpected friend in the process.
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Can't wait to start the next book
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The best kris longknife yet. Fast moving, complex plot with moments of triumph and sadness.
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