Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Survivor (Vicky Peterwald #2) by Mike Shepherd

Science Fiction/Space Opera

From Goodreads:

Seeking revenge for her brother’s death, Grand Duchess Vicky Peterwald underwent an unlikely transformation—from pampered heir to naval lieutenant. Now a new challenge looms: Vicky will need to use both her military and political ranks to rebuild war-torn planets, planets ruined both by the Peterwald Empire and by Kris Longknife’s revolutionary quests.

But not everyone shares Vicky’s goals. When the death-before-dishonor code of the Navy meets the anything-goes-to-win motto of the Imperial family, Vicky must confront, outwit, and conquer both revolutionaries and her own family to stifle galactic disorder.

And nothing stops a Grand Duchess, on or off the field.

When I first met Vicky she was not very likeable.  She has been a side character in the Kris Longknife series and now has a spin off series of her own.  She has been going through a change since she got her own series and with Survivor she really becomes a different person.  She is concerned with others and has learned to think on her feet.  As she works with others to change what is happening in the Peterwald Empire she begins to like how people are reacting to her.

This is a fast paced, action filled story.  The actions are what show the changes in Vicky and by the end of the book she is a much more likeable character.  After reading the first book I was not that sure about the series but with book two Shepherd has changed Vicky into someone that I want to continue reading about. 

Survivor could stand alone. I enjoy it more because I read book one and have read the entire Kris Longknife series.  If you start with Survivor you may want to go back to the previous books for more fun reading.

Ace published Survivor by Mike Shepherd in 2014.

I received an ARC of Survivor from Netgalley in return for an honest review.

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