Kris Longknife Mutineer Book Summary and Study Guide

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Ace, Feb 2004, 7.99, 400 pp.
ISBN 044101142x

In the twenty-fourth century, mankind has colonized other planets but since they went to war with the alien species, expansion has become slow and cautious. The rim planets have built their own space armadas to police the space lanes in the far reaches of the galaxy. Kris Longknife is the daughter of wealth and privilege, her father the prime minister of Wardhaven, her grandfathers were military heroes.
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Wanting to give something back to society, Kris joins the navy and her first assignment in a leadership position is to rescue a kidnapped child being held by men who have technology not available to the public. On her second command, she almost single handedly brings relief to the planet Olympia, falling apart due to volcanic activity and bad weather. Yet her greatest danger comes in a form she could never expect, one that will force her to take the road least traveled and faces the consequences.

No one who has read KRIS LONGKNIFE MUTINEER will hopee there with be further adventures starring this brave, independent and intrepid heroine. Mike Shepherd has written an action–packed, exciting space opera that starts at light speed and just keeps getting faster. This is outer space military science fiction is at its adventurous best.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   unraveling a conspiracy Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   navy soldier Age:    -   20's-30's


Spaceship setting:    -   futuristic human warship A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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