Redoubtable (Kris Longknife #8)
Lieutenant Commander Kris Longknife's latest battle mission puts her on a collision course with the Peterwalds, her family's powerful longtime rivals. Somehow she must vanquish predatory slavers and free a 12-year-old girl without unraveling a very tenuous peace. A mass market original series that will appeal to fans of Honor Harrington.
On one hand it was enjoyable, an easy three stars, but by the end I had a sinking feeling in my stomach and horrible taste in my mouth. This series is starting to head in a direction that I really don't like. And I hate it. I hate that a series that promised so much has in the space of a book nose-dived. Okay, so there were hints that it may go sour in the last two books, but really I thought it could be done well.
Not any more. (view spoiler)[I am not...more
I enjoy the contrasting worldviews between Peterwald and Longknife territories and the looks into socialism, totalitarianism and the contrast with a free market system. The pressing need for free market systems...more
I did get frustrated though--and this is a problem with a long running series where you only get one episode a year--I have forgotten a lot of what happened in earlier books. For the most part that's okay, but I am fairly certain that Kris was more grown-up several books ago...more
Kris and Vicki really need to hook up: the UST is thick enough to cut with a knife, though I seriously doubt it's the author's intention...more
The story arc with the teenager is not nearly as anno...more
While it does move the macrostory of Kris, Vicky and the Iteechee connection forward ever so slightly, this book doesn't really have much more than some half-decent action stories. Still fun if, like me, you are by...more
It's a good evolution and I look forward to what comes next for the heroine.
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Mike was born in the Philadelphia Navy Yard Hospital -- and left that town at the age of three days for reasons he does not presently recall. But they had to draft him to get him back there. He missed very little of the rest of the country. Growing up Navy, he lived about everywhere you could park an aircraft carrier.
Mike was one of those college students who d...more