Cover art & Blurb Kris Longknife: Daring

Last week Mike Shepherd wrote : Today I got the cover material for KL-Daring. I haven’t seen the copy-edits, but the cover copy is already written. I offered some suggestions.
Here’s the story blurb:

Lieutenant Commander Kris Longknife leads a Fleet of Discovery on a reconnaissance of the vast uncharted regions of space. No one, least of all Kris, expected them to find an alien starship, certainly not one that came out shooting. Faced with a shot first and ask no question situation, Kris shoots back, blowing the ship to bits.

Half a universe away from her superiors, facing a possible mutiny from officers insisting they retreat, Kris holds the fate of humanity in her hands as she struggles to determine the alien threat — and whether or not to start an intersteller war . . .

And today I found this beauty. Like last year about this time the preliminary cover art is out on grimstudios. Like last year there might be some changes before the final copy. I like this one Kris looks especially alive and in an exploratory mode. I miss Nelly on the pictures though or is she supposed to be those colorful tattoos on Kris right hand?

Daring (Kris Longknife book 9) will be out late this year.

The Kris Longknife series is about a formidable woman with a knack for getting in trouble and getting out. She is one of them Longknifes and if life wasn’t enough complicated being an officer in the navy; the society of humanity dissolve and her grandpa is named King making her a reluctant princess. The Peterwald family with their long standing grudge with the Longknife set up their own little pocket empire and starts to make life for Kris and her family difficult. Lots of humor, fantastic characters by Mike Shepherd (links to profile with links to my reviews).

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  • Dsiffe

    does anyone know when book nine will be coming out in Audio book?

  • carl

    while  95% of the book is great i must say with great dissapointing that the author just killed all my interest in the series at the end of this last book, i have read hundreds of books over the years and this was the worst ending i can remember.

  • Your comment filled me with trepidation before starting to read Daring. But fortunately it was unfounded. I have no problem at all with the ending. A very normal Mike Shepherd ending. I like where this is going. The only thing that would piss me off is if we get a filler volume next year that doesn’t move the aliens or the other interesting developments forward.