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  • First Book:
    February 2004
  • Latest Book:
    May 2020
  • Genres:
    Space Opera, Science Fiction
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The Kris Longknife Series in Order (24 Books)

Order Book Date Rating
1 4.5
2 5
3 5
3.5 (e) 4
4 5
5 5
6 5
7 5
8 5

9 5
9.5 (e) 4
10 5
10.5 (e) 0
11 5
12 5
13 4
14 5
15 0
16 0
17 0
18 0
19 (e) 5
20 5
21 (e) 5

Book Descriptions for series: Kris Longknife

  • Book - 1

    A new warrior comes into her own... Kris Longknife is a daughter of privilege, born to money and power. Her father is the Prime Minister of her home planet, her mother the consummate politician's wife. She's been raised only to be beautiful and ma...

  • Book - 2

    Kris Longknife had no choice about growing up rich and pampered. When she did have a choice, she joined the Marines. But now, a friend needs help halfway across the galaxy--and with a military heritage coursing through her blood, it's time for Kris L...

  • Book - 3

    Born into a family of wealth and political power. Kris Longknife turned her back on high society and followed a different family tradition by joining the Marines. But now she finds herself relieved of duty. She's gotten in the wag of someone's agenda...

  • Book - 3.5

    An original novella in the “fast-paced, exciting”* Kris Longknife series from New York Times bestselling author Mike Shepherd.   Proving herself a capable, if unorthodox, officer, Lieutenant Kris Longknife has been assigned to train inexperienc...

  • Book - 4

    Kris Longknife, who turned her back on her privileged and moneyed upbringing for a career in the Navy, has at long last been given her first independent command -- in the very remote system of Chance. For an officer with a rep for bucking the system,...

  • Book - 5

    Tired of being the target of assassins, naval officer Kris Longknife takes leave for some well-earned and well-deserved rest and relaxation on the world of New Eden. But her military status requires her to be on hand at societal functions--where she ...

  • Book - 6

    At long last Kris Longknife's dream of commanding a space warship has come a wag. The Wasp is the best warship beyond the rim of human space -- actually, it's the only one -- and the contract crew has its own captain. But Kris knows he'll d...

  • Book - 7

    Kris Longknife and her crew have just jumped the Wasp into an uncharted system when they encounter an alien Death Ball pursued by two battle cruisers. After Kris orders an end to the hostilities. the cruisers depart, but the aliens insist on meeting ...

  • Book - 8

    Lieutenant Commander Kris Longknife has precise orders: seek out, engage, and destroy pirates, slavers, and drug lords operating beyond the Rim of human space -- without interfering in Peterwald family affairs. Longtime rivals in business and politic...

  • Book - 9

    Lieutenant Commander Kris Longknife leads a reconnaissance mission of the vast uncharted regions of space. No one, least of all Kris, expects to find a hostile alien starship. Now, she must determine the extent of the alien threat-and whether to star...

  • Book - 9.5

    An original novella in the "fast-paced, exciting military SF series"* featuring Kris Longknife. Kris Longknife is back home from her galactic adventures, but her entire Fleet of Discovery has been annihilated. Now, humanity finds itself at war wi...

  • Book - 10

    Having used unorthodox methods to save a world -- and every sentient being on it -- Lieutenant Commander Kris Longknife is wanted across the galaxy for crimes against humanity. For her own safety, she’s been assigned to a backwater planet where her...

  • Book - 10.5

    It’s dangerous to get too close to one of those damn Longknifes. So Senior Chief Agent in Charge Foile volunteers to get too damn close to the whole family of Longknifes. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Kris Longknife feared the survival...

  • Book - 11

    Kris Longknife is back in the good graces of the brass -- and to demonstrate that, they've promoted her to Admiral. Now her mission is to find the home base of the space pirates who are plaguing the fringes of the galaxy. But no mission is ever ...

  • Book - 12

    There’s no rest for a Longknife -- even if you’re a newlywed. Vice Admiral Kris Longknife’s honeymoon gets cancelled when she hears that the space raider’s home world may have been discovered. Finding where the raiders came from could be the ...

  • Book - 13

    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 t...

  • Book - 14

    Despite her role as a fleet Admiral and protector of a planetary system, Kris is still beholden to her great grandfather King Raymond’s commands. She has been personally selected for a mission that, should she succeed, will save millions of lives. ...

  • Book - 15

    Kris Longknife has discovered that this desk job is not at all what she expected.  Being desk bound hasn't even decreased the number of assassination attempts!  Then Kris gets home to find her two kids playing with an Iteeche.  Ron has come back t...

  • Book - 16

    Admiral Kris Longknife should have known the job offer was too good. Really, she knew by now that what was too good to be true really isn't. Still, she jumped at the chance to be the first human emissary to the Iteeche Empire. Only when she got there...

  • Book - 17

    Grand Admiral, Her Royal Highness Kris Longknife is up to her ears in problems . . . again. While summoned to the Imperial Iteeche Court to be humanity’s Emissary, it turns out that what the Iteeche really want is a fighting admiral!You see, they�...

  • Book - 18

    Grand Admiral, Her Royal Highness Kris Longknife, commander of the Iteeche Imperial Combined Fleets has the enemy on the run. Literally. The last time she entered a rebel system, every disloyal ship picked up its skirts and ran. So why has she be...

  • Book - 19

    The foolish Iteeche clans that hauled Grand Admiral Kris Longknife back to the Iteeche Capital and interrupted her campaign against the rebels, are dead. Very dead. Their clans are disgraced and their palaces in ruin.However, while Kris was handling ...

  • Book - 20

    Grand Admiral Kris Longknife is rampaging across the stars, kicking butt and taking planets away from the Iteeche rebels. She asks her grandparents, Gramma and Grampa Trouble, to came out to spend time with her kids while she is gone.Meanwhile, back ...

  • Book - 21

    I've been wanting to put together this duology for a while. However, with this COVID-19 pandemic spreading world-wide, I know that many people find solace in reading, just like I do. In solidarity of being home-bound for the foreseeable future, I wa...

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

There are 24 books in the Kris Longknife series.

The Kris Longknife series does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Kris Longknife's Bloodhound & Assassin (Book 21), was published in May 2020.

The first book in the Kris Longknife series, Mutineer, was published in February 2004.

The Kris Longknife series primarily falls into the Space Opera and Science Fiction genres.