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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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By Alex on 02-18-18

Alright story, but flawed

It was a good start, I enjoyed the start where Kris had to balance the Iteeche and Human interests and try and find some sort of common ground. However there were some things that were off putting, my biggest off put was the weird "hacking" and the outcomes of it. But I am biased to how Shadowrun normally portrays cyberspace. Also the ending of the book was a huge flop with me, it was a huge space battle but i had no idea what was going on, who was doing what, and what the objective was. I think the rebel fleet was trying to draw Kris off to attack the palace? It fell flat and confusing and could really use a tightening up job.

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By S. T. Terry on 02-15-18

Not his best effort

The final 2 hours of the book was the battle. Mostly flaling in the wind. Too much null writting. It was obviously to sell more words, not advance the narrative. T he battle could have been, and should have been, coveted in half the words. Hope the next book is better.

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