History Literature / KrisLongknife

9th Feb '16 12:51:34 PM Vios
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* InappropriatelyCloseComrades: ''Unrelenting'' features a supply officer whose views on the relaxation of fraternization rules prompt him to sabotage a shipment of contraceptive implants, resulting in a lot of unplanned pregnancies (and the supply officer getting a dishonorable discharge).
20th Dec '15 6:08:09 PM Mandolin
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** A demonstration of some of her skills ends up adding to the Longknife legend: In order to become a Longknife's ''maid'', you have to be able to shoot like a Marine Sergeant.
7th Nov '15 3:11:46 AM Bissek
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There are currently eleven books within the series, with additional books planned:

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There are currently eleven thirteen books within the series, with additional books planned:



* ''Tenacious(2014)''

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* ''Tenacious(2014)''
''Tenacious (2014)''
* ''Unrelenting (2015)''


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* ButICantBePregnant: Kris spends all of ''Unrelenting'' pregnant, despite having just replaced her contraceptive implant. It turns out that a supply officer had sabotaged her fleet's last shipment of implants as his way of protesting her relaxing the fraternization regulations. This results in seventy unplanned pregnancies and said supply officer getting dishonorably discharged in a system where the only company willing to give him a new job is the manure works.


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* PregnantBadass: Kris becomes pregnant shortly before the start of ''Unrelenting'' and gives birth at the end of it. This doesn't stop her from commanding a fleet through multiple battles over the course of the book.
4th Jul '15 5:59:26 AM Bissek
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** A demonstration of some of her skills ends up adding to the Longknife legend: In order to become a Longknife's ''maid'', you have to be able to shoot like a Marine Sergeant.
19th Jun '15 5:54:08 PM Bissek
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* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Brother]]: Vicky to Kris in their first meeting. During their second meeting, Kris finally manages to get across that 1: There was a battle going on at the time, and things like that happen in battles. 2: It was Hank's fault that the battle happened in the first place. 3: Even given both of the above, he would have had a decent chance of surviving had he not been equipped with a defective survival pod (Which was suspiciously from a different production run than every other pod on the ship).

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* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Brother]]: Vicky [[spoiler:Vicky]] to Kris in their first meeting. During their second meeting, Kris finally manages to get across that 1: There was a battle going on at the time, and things like that happen in battles. 2: It was Hank's [[spoiler:Hank's]] fault that the battle happened in the first place. 3: Even given both of the above, he would have had a decent chance of surviving had he not been equipped with a defective survival pod (Which was suspiciously from a different production run than every other pod on the ship).
19th Jun '15 5:51:31 PM Bissek
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** Vicky Peterwald is learning how to become this, mainly because she calculated her odds of surviving the ambitions of her stepmother's family if her skills remained limited to needlepoint and Kama Sutra as being negligible. It also improves the odds of her ''Empire'' surviving her stepmother's family's ambitions. Her father ''used'' to be one, but by the time of the Vicky Peterwald novels, he's become so fixated on having a pretty young new wife that he doesn't realize that his in-laws are deliberately running his Empire into the ground.

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** Vicky Peterwald is learning how to become this, mainly because she calculated her odds of surviving the ambitions of her stepmother's family if her skills remained limited to needlepoint and Kama Sutra as being negligible. It also improves the odds of her ''Empire'' surviving her stepmother's family's ambitions. Her father ''used'' to be one, but by the time of the Vicky Peterwald novels, he's become so fixated on having a pretty young new wife that he doesn't realize that his in-laws are deliberately running his Empire into the ground. Or the fact that his wife has put a hit out on his only surviving child from his first marriage (Something that is common knowledge across the entire Empire).
19th Jun '15 5:48:27 PM Bissek
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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Most Longknife family members, from King Ray to Princess Kristine. Subverted somewhat as Kris was in the Navy before she was a Princess and "King Ray" doesn't much fit the traditional role of a King.

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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething:
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Most Longknife family members, from King Ray to Princess Kristine. Subverted somewhat as Kris was in the Navy before she was a Princess and "King Ray" doesn't much fit the traditional role of a King.King.
** Vicky Peterwald is learning how to become this, mainly because she calculated her odds of surviving the ambitions of her stepmother's family if her skills remained limited to needlepoint and Kama Sutra as being negligible. It also improves the odds of her ''Empire'' surviving her stepmother's family's ambitions. Her father ''used'' to be one, but by the time of the Vicky Peterwald novels, he's become so fixated on having a pretty young new wife that he doesn't realize that his in-laws are deliberately running his Empire into the ground.
19th Jun '15 5:36:37 PM Bissek
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* ''Vicky Peterwald: Survivor (2015)''
19th May '15 7:26:45 PM Mandolin
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** In the Battle of Wardhaven, Kris splits the defenders into three groups. Task Force [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Armstrong_Custer Custer]] provides supportting fire, Task Force [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horatius_Cocles Horatio]] serves as the final line of defense, and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charge_of_the_Light_Brigade Light Brigade]] mounts a sucide charge destoy the enemy at point-blank range.
** Kris leads the attack aboard [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_Torpedo_Boat_PT-109 PF 109]], part of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VT-8 Attack Squadron Eight]]. [=PF=] 109 is the only survivor, albeit with heavy damage and several dead.
19th May '15 3:51:44 PM Mandolin
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* MileLongShip: [[spoiler:The still-unnamed alien raiders use million-ton battleships ten kilometers long. And the mothership is ''four thousand kilometers'' long. Human battleships tend to top out at 100,000 tons]]

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* MileLongShip: [[spoiler:The still-unnamed alien raiders use million-ton battleships ten kilometers long. And the mothership is ''four thousand kilometers'' long. Human battleships tend to top out at 100,000 about 300,000 tons]]
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