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Training Daze

(Kris Longknife #3.5)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  772 ratings  ·  25 reviews
An exciting military Science Fiction novella set between Mike Shepherd’s third and fourth Kris Longknife novels. Kris Longknife dodges assassins, gains an unwelcome (though rather handsome) bodyguard, and puts together a training squad to travel from planet to planet, preparing crews for the newest, fastest, and deadliest fighting ship. And, of course, nothing goes as plan ...more
ebook, 55 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by Ace Books
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Patrick Hester
You can skip this. Book 4 gives you the gist in the first chapter.
This is a novella #3.5 in the Longknife series. Kris and her crew are tasked to set up a training command for foreign navies buying Wardhaven’s fast attack boats.

Kris’s body guard, who works for the Secret Service is drafted into the Marines. This is explained in humorous detail. This adds lots more detail of how Jack got into the marines.

I am enjoying the series and that also includes the novella. Please note it is best to read this series in order, otherwise you will feel lost. I am enjoying t
Jeffrey Jelmeland
It filled in some missing pieces of things that happened between the books, but it really wasn't any of his best work. Worth the read, but not worth raving about.
Steven Allen
Very short novella that I am glad I borrowed from the library rather than bought from Amazon. Didn't notice the errors some other have mentioned.

I can see why it was cut from a book as it does little to the story other than force Jack and Kris together.
Marianne Boutet
Poor Kris. Maybe she should change her name?
This novella fills in some of the events following Kris Longknife – Defiant. Kris and her cohorts are tasked to set up a training command for foreign navies buying Wardhaven’s fast attack boats.

It’s a cute little piece with plenty of banter between the now familiar main characters, in particular Kris and Jack. How the latter was drafted into the Marines is explained in humorous detail.

Note: Shepherd has previously written about our heroine’s great-grandfather Raymond under his real name, Mike Mo
Feb 02, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've not given this more stars because it started great but then suddenly seemed to get bored with itself and peter out. Yes, it's a short story and I really enjoyed seeing how Jack became a marine but then after Harmony we get shorter and shorter on details. I'd've liked a bit more detail about the various attempts on Kris' life before leaving each successive planet. I hadn't read this before as it wasn't out when I first purchased the books and while it was nice to see, it's not necessary for ...more
That was fun - I hadn't read this one before, so it was good to get some fresh material in between re-reading the first few books of the series. Resolute does fill you in on the essentials enough that it doesn't matter if you have missed this, but I did like learning the extra details, and especially getting that look inside Jack's head. ...more
Laz the Sailor
Nov 12, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi, short
I really enjoy the adventures of Kris Longknife and her lethal associates. This interlude really didn't add much to the story, except how Jack became a Marine. Clever short story, but not up to the standard of the full-length stories.
Feb 17, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: space-sci-fi
This is a good short story add in to the book series, This book was really made in two different parts first you see the training Kris is giving other planets and the second is a very humorous look into how Jacks tricked into recrutiment into the marines.
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kris has trouble

Everyone can appreciate that Kris has ability if only people didn't keep trying to kill her. That makes her an inconvenience to have on your planet. We also learn how Jack became a Marine and it was Trouble's idea. The usual fun in a novelette.
Robin C.
You need to read this little e-book to understand # 4.
Jan 05, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi
Fun little novella to a series I really enjoy. Only problem I have is the obvious one - I miss Tommy. Jack's great, but I really miss Tommy.
Feb 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All of his books in this series are amazing! love them! Incredibly visceral characters and inordinately detailed action and worlds!
May 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed the short story a lot.... It filled in the blank between Book 3 and 4.
Kathleen Kurdziel
Ties up some loose ends from the full length novels of the series, but it's really not much of a story.
Short but good.
Stephen Graham
An OK novella in the series. Given that many of the volumes in the series read as if they were two novellas lumped together, I'm not certain why this is a stand-alone.
This could have just been the first 55 pages of the 4th book in my opinion, i first picked that up and i felt like i really missed some info in this little book.
May 05, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
Meh. I usually enjoy novellas and short stories that elaborate on an existing series, but this just reads like a chapter or two that were cut from the previous or following book.
Jan 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great series, reasonably entertaining novella. Not as funny as they can be, but it gives some very good background.
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a neat look at the earlier life of Kris.
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A pseudonym used by Mike Moscoe.

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.

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