You knew when Kris asked for a desk job that it wasn't going to be pretty. Well, here's the bad, the worse and the ugly. Budgets! This short story started out as the opening chapters to Kris Longknife - Emissary. But hey, we all know how bad an office job is. Who wants to start off an action adventure yarn with just another day at the office? So, I cut it. But, I know there are some of you out there who must have wondered if a bad Longknife day at the office was as bad as yours. Who wondered what Kris had been doing for the last (mumble, mumble) years. So, here it is. Enjoy, you masochists.
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This short story felt like a regular chapter in a novel-length book. Kris Longknife has a desk job now, so no battle scenes or edge-of-your-seat moments, just exasperation with beaurocratic budgets. Still, this material stays true to the character of the protagonist we know and love as well as the world the author has built around her. The one true negative is my Nook copy had issues with quotation marks and contractions, replacing them with squares. I love this world and will continue to buy any story he creates for Kris Longknife OR the Alwa system. Eventually, I suspect I will do the same for Rita Longknife and others. Great author with consistently good stories.
Apostrophes as boxes are annoying.