Kris Longknife, Mutineer

Kris Longknife, Mutineer

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Penguin Putnam
Kris Longknife is a daughter of privilege, born to money and power. Her father is the Prime Minister of her home planet, her mother the consummate politician’s wife. She’s been raised only to be beautiful and to marry well. But the heritage of the military Longknifes courses through Kris’s blood—and, against her parents’ objections, she enlists in the marines.

She has a lot to live up to and a lot to prove in the long-running struggle between her powerful family, a highly defensive—and offensive—Earth, and the hundreds of warring colonies. And then an ill-conceived attack brings the war close to home, putting Kris’s life on the line. Now she has only one choice: certain death on the front lines of rim space—or mutiny...

Baker & Taylor
Going against her parent's wishes, Kris Longknife, a daughter of wealth, power, and privilege, joins the marines--a dangerous decision that takes her to the very edge of the galaxy, where she must fight for the future of Earth. Original.

Baker
& Taylor

Kris Longknife is a daughter of privilege, born to money and power. Her father is the Prime Minister of her home planet. Her mother the consummate politician's wife. She's been raised only to be beautiful and marry well. But the heritage of the military Longknifes courses through Kris's blood-and, against her parents' objections, she enlists in the marines.

ISBN: 9780441011421
044101142X
Characteristics: p. ; cm

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trbateman
Aug 10, 2016

YAY! A new sci-fi series I haven't heard of before, with a strong female character and fast-paced action. What's not to love? Now where's the second book?

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blueroo276
May 27, 2014

Don't bother, unless you have a soft spot for awkward characters and don't mind slogging through pages of stilted dialogue.

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3dblus
Nov 26, 2013

I truly enjoyed this mix of personalities, politics and good old fashioned SF action. I'll keep reading this series.

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20KBT10
Sep 29, 2010

Fun. Entertaining. Exciting action. A great mix of military and politics, with a dash of family and mystery. Interesting, personable characters—I love the interactions. A really engaging read.

Now, where’s the next instalment?

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20KBT10
Sep 29, 2010

p. 301-302
“These are the words of the Regimental Sergeant Major,” Emma began softly. “The stories are true, I have not lied to you. Now you will command people, men and woman just as scared, hurt, tired, and confused as those in the stories. The difference between just anyone scared and tired and a solider is you, the leader. It will be your duty now to help them find, deep within themselves, the courage and the will to go on, to do what you determine must be done.
“Never abuse that power. Waste that, and you waste not just the moment, but a life, and all that life could have held for some trooper.
“When that moment they have trained and lived for comes, you hold the power of life or death for your people.
[..] Remember, we tell the stories not to entertain or bask in others’ glory. We tell them because we must. They gave up all they might ever have done—love, children, sunsets—not for a ribbon but for faith […] Not because they were ordered to but because they chose to.

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