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Admiral Kris Longknife should have known the job offer was too good. Really, she knew by now that what was too good to be true really, really isn't. Still, she jumped at the chance to be the first human emissary to the Iteeche Empire.
Only when she got there, and met the Emperor, a teenage kid swamped by his throne, did Kris find out that there was a little civil war going on in the Iteeche Empire. The loyal forces were losing, and they needed the best fighting admiral they could get. So they got Kris Longknife.
Now Kris is sweating out collecting a fighting force - that won't make her their first target. Now she's trying to figure out how to fight ships identical to hers, that outnumber her four to one or worse. Oh, and she's got to keep the merchant princes in her embassy from making a mess of everything. A whole lot of people are hoping this Longknife can pull a grizzly bear out of her hat. A whole lot of other Iteeche are hoping the bear takes off her arm.
This continuation of the Longknife Saga is 112,000 words of battle, intrigue, and assassinations including a few wrong turns on Kris's part. Enjoy!
©2017 Mike Moscoe (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Jean on 03-07-18

The Magnificent Nellie

In the last book of this series, Kris was appointed the Ambassador to the Iteeche Empire. In this book we find out there is a civil war going on and the Emperor is losing; so he asked Kris to help by taking command of his Navy.

The book is well written. It is great to be back with old friends again. Of course, my favorite is Nellie. The book has humor, suspense and lots of action. The book ends with a big space battle. I have enjoyed this series about Kris Longknife. It is a fun space opera. Shepherd has created some interesting characters and has built on them over the series. This makes a great get-away-from-it-all book. I noted the complaints about the lack of editing and proofreading of the book in various reviews. One of the great things about audiobooks is the listener does not have to deal with the lack of editing and proofreading.

The book is eleven and a half hours. Dina Pearlman does a great job narrating the series. She is an actress and audiobook narrator.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Johnie on 02-24-18

a wonderful addition to the series

I've listened to most of the other books in this series at least three times. In this episode Kris must face an enemy much different than the many others she has faced earlier. Yet the battles and resulting horrors of war are astonishingly similar. I am captivated by this story. I can hardly stand to wait for more episodes to see how Kris grows toward some resolution in understanding that is somehow worthy of the cost.

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4 out of 5 stars
By James on 03-14-18


Another solid Longknife book, although Dina seems to have forgotten how to pronounce nautical terms.

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