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Series: Kris Longknife
Author: Mike Shepherd
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Being the galaxies Most Wanted Person isn’t all it cracked up to be. Kris is being kept on a backwater planet doing busy work and climbing back into the bottle while Jack is on a Super Secret Security Platform. In essence, they are both imprisoned.
Then Kris gets free, puts herself on trial on a world not associated with either the Longknifes OR the Grenfelds and begins the battle to prepare humanity for its worst nightmare.
While she succeeds in the trial, it doesn’t stop her from being wanted on other worlds. So she, Jack and the others setout to find the abominations and to scout and kill them if possible.
Once again, this felt like 2 separate stories in one book. You’d think I’d be expecting it or used to it after 10 books, but no, it gets me every time. Maybe Shepherd has ADHD?
Pretty much everything I’ve ever said about the previous books applies here. This is an open ended series with no real over-arching series plot without a conclusion for us to look forward to. If these books weren’t in the 300-500 page range, I’d be tempted to just call this a serial and let Shepherd rot. In some ways I think Shepherd would do better to let this series turn into something like the Rogue Angel series with nothing but action plots and ghost writers. At least that way I won’t be expecting more than I end up getting.
If you’ve stuck with the series this long, chances are you are going to stick with it for another 10 books unless they are horribly written and Shepherd is a good enough writer that I don’t foresee that happening for quite some time.