Sunday, January 3, 2016

Kris Longknife: Unrelenting (Kris Longknife #13) by Mike Shepherd

Unrelenting (Kris Longknife, #13)Science Fiction/Space Opera

From Goodreads:

In the New York Times bestselling Kris Longknife novels, “fans of the Honor Harrington escapades will welcome the adventures of another strong female in outer space starring in a thrill-a-page military space opera” (Alternative Worlds).

The aliens attacking the planetary system of Alwa are an enemy unlike any Admiral Kris Longknife has ever encountered before. She doesn’t know who they are, only that they worship a being known as the Enlightened One and are unafraid to sacrifice themselves against her fleet.

But Kris faces more than just the fanatical behavior of an alien armada. A saboteur has infiltrated the military’s medical facility and unleashed an epidemic that has spread throughout the fleet without warning.

Seventy-two career military women are down with something not even the aliens could do to them—including Admiral Kris Longknife.

Once again Kris is behind the eight ball.  The aliens are converging to wipe out life on Alwa and it is up to Kris to stop them.

Unrelenting is mostly a battle driven book.  Not just one battle either.  There are several before Alwa is safe for the moment.  Most of the characters from the previous book return.  Don’t look for a lot of character development.  Do look for a lot of action.

There is a bit of a shocker.  We see it in the first sentence in the book.

  Admiral Kris Longknife bent over the toilet and explosively lost her breakfast.  

What else could it be but morning sickness?  Oh!  She is supposed to have a birth control implant.  Since she is not the only one with an unexpected pregnancy it seems there is a problem.

Uurelenting could be read as a stand-alone but is best if you have read the other 12 books.

ACE published Kris Longknife: Unrelenting by Mike Shepherd in 2015.

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