A fantastic read that had me turning the pages as fast as I could, and in the end it left me hanging, wanting more, and finding only an unresolved story that forces me to follow it to the next volume. Once more Geoff Johns delivers a truly fantastic reading experience!
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A fitting finish to the trilogy, and a far more enjoyable read than the prior two books in the series. This one really showed character development, maturing the characters into what I grew to know and love in the Kris Longknife series.
This novella was much better than his other one in this series. While I would have loved to have seen more of the primary character of this series, the look behind the scenes at the people who move her around on the chessboard was very interesting. Rather than feeling like a minor writing exercise by the author to appease the fans between books this one felt like he actually put some effort and work into it, and I appreciate that extra work. Rather than simply being filler that provides a little bit of back story, this one actually adds real value to the series, and I have never been happier with a purchase. This novella is a worthy addition to the series, and a welcome piece in my library.
For the longest time I never even knew that there was more to this series than the first two books which I had read years ago. Then, upon discovering that there were more books in the series, a whole new adventure in my being able to read them began. My local library had the next book in inventory, but it was checked out and due back in a couple of weeks. The due date came and went, and weeks later the status was changed to “lost” and the book was suddenly unavailable. They were finally able to bring in a copy from another library, and I was finally able to read the book.
The story itself got off to a bit of a slow start, and at first I wasn’t sure I was going to get into it, but eventually the story threads started picking up momentum, and my interest had been captured. The story turned out to be quite good, and eventually the story came to what appears to be a final conclusion. As there are another four books in the series she obviously came back to it, but it is clear from how this story wrapped up that she originally intended this to be a trilogy. Now I am curious to see how she pulls it back to life after bringing it to a conclusion.
After reading my way through Mike’s Kris Longknife series I learned that he originally wrote this trilogy, and this trilogy formed the foundation of the other series. Hungry to read more of his work I decided to give it a shot, and I am quite happy that I did as I have really enjoyed this volume. So many times in the successor series references are made to events that unfolded in Ray Longknife’s time, and while no real details come out it is clear that they were important events that helped shape the future. Now I get a chance to see those events and learn some (many) of the details that are skirted past whenever the topic comes up on the Kris series. The hard part for me now is waiting to see if my local library can obtain a copy of the second book in the trilogy via Interlibrary Loan as they do not have a copy in their own inventory.