Survivor
Mike Shepherd
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Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM By Mike Shepherd

Seeking revenge for her brother s death, Grand Duchess Vicky Peterwald underwent an unlikely transformation from pampered heir to naval lieutenant Now a new challenge looms Vicky will need to use both her military and political ranks to rebuild war torn planets, planets ruined both by the Peterwald Empire and by Kris Longknife s revolutionary quests But not everyone sSeeking revenge for her brother s death, Grand Duchess Vicky Peterwald underwent an unlikely transformation from pampered heir to naval lieutenant Now a new challenge looms Vicky will need to use both her military and political ranks to rebuild war torn planets, planets ruined both by the Peterwald Empire and by Kris Longknife s revolutionary quests But not everyone shares Vicky s goals When the death before dishonor code of the Navy meets the anything goes to win motto of the Imperial family, Vicky must confront, outwit, and conquer both revolutionaries and her own family to stifle galactic disorder And nothing stops a Grand Duchess, on or off the field.
  • Title: Survivor
  • Author: Mike Shepherd
  • ISBN: 9780425266588
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Paperback

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Koeur Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
koeur.wordpress/2015/03/0Publisher: PenguinPublishing Date: May 2015ISBN: 9780425266588 Genre: SciFiRating: 1.2/5Publisher Description: Seeking revenge for her brother’s death, Grand Duchess Vicky Peterwald underwent an unlikely transformation—from pampered heir to naval lieutenant. Now a new challenge looms: Vicky will need to use both her military and political ranks to rebuild war-torn planets, planets ruined both by the Peterwald Empire and by Kris Longknife’s revolutionary quests.Revi [...]
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Jo(Mixed Book Bag) Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
When I first met Vicky she was not very likeable. She has been a side character in the Kris Longknife series and now has a spin off series of her own. She has been going through a change since she got her own series and with Survivor she really becomes a different person. She is concerned with others and has learned to think on her feet. As she works with others to change what is happening in the Peterwald Empire she begins to like how people are reacting to her.This is a fast paced, action fill [...]
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Hilary Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
First, I should point out that it's been a while since I read any of the Kris Longknife books, and that I hadn't realized this was book 2 of the Vicky Peterwald books, so I'll attribute part of the slow start of the first half to those factors. The rest of it is down to some unfortunate plot points (view spoiler)[primarily the way that Vicky seems to have sex with just about everyone she meets, and the way people around her end up dead (hide spoiler)] and the continuous comparison to Kris Longkn [...]
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Jean Poulos Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
It is important to read this series in order as one book feeds into the next book. At the end of the last book (Target) in the series Vicky had arrived at St. Petersburg and was refused access to the planet. This book opens with Vicky and her pilot/bodyguard on descent to the plant in an old landing craft with the Planet government threatening to shoot her down. From this exciting opening the action never stops. From assassination attempts to political intrigue Vicky weaves her way to put togeth [...]
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Joe Slavinsky Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
Shepherd is very good at "space opera". As a U.S. Navy veteran, he has some military expertise, which helps when writing about a Navy in space. Like regular opera, it's not great art/literature, but it is entertaining, which of course, is why they're both popular. This "Vicky Peterwald" series, is a spin-off of his long-running "Kris Longknife" series. Both are strong female scions of rival space empires, the Longknifes being the "good" guys. In the original series, Vicky tries to personally ass [...]
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Michael Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
This is the second book in the Vicky Peterwald series by Mike Shepherd. In this one Vicky decides to help the starving people on two planets with the help of her friend Mannie and the planet of St. Petersburg. While trying to supply them with food as well as restart their economies she realizes that it is her Stepmother, the new Empress, that is sabotaging these planets and the entire Greenwald Empire. Her stepmother is also continuing in her efforts to have Vicky killed and has her kidnapped an [...]
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Shannon Luchies Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
/review/showI will have to disagree with Koeur's review, in that I thought this book was not bad. Not GOOD by any degree, but it really wasn't too bad. My issues: It FEELS like a retread of existing Kris Longknife stuff. Not word for word, but very much like some bits in the early Kris books.Vicky goes from bisexual free spirit to hung up over her injured bodyguard, THEN gets into Manny. All written very awkwardly. Honestly I've seen better romance in fanfiction. I'm also annoyed at seeing the ' [...]
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Laz the Sailor Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
I am assuming that this is the middle of a trilogy. This story traces the transformation of Princess Victoria Peterwald from spoiled brat to charismatic leader. Aside from a few too many references to "WWKLD", this progresses nicely. Vicky is a bit more of a vixen than staid Kris, but she may have found a heart buried under all the royal intrigue.The story stops a bit abruptly, leading into the next/final book.(view spoiler)["What Would Kris Longknife Do?" (hide spoiler)]
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Robert 'Rev. Bob' Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
I am impressed by Vicky's growth so far. She is quickly becoming Kris Longknife's equal, but not her clone. Different societies call for different methods
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Meg Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
Better than the last one. At least the main character develops a bit, and becomes more of a servant of the people than an exploiter. However, as a person living in a country with hereditary royalty and actual duchesses, I utterly fail to understand the way the author puts these complete parasites on a pedestal.What happened to democracy in these societies? In England we have dozens of them, and I'd guess around 1% do anything to serve the people, and 99% of those only because their spin doctors [...]
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Blake Walker Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
Reads like another Kris Longknife novel, only with a different, red haired heroine instead of a blonde space admiral. Some of the story is interesting. A lot of it is boring and a repetition of the the first book in this new series. I'm not going to read any more, however.Though the court politics were interesting. There was too much of it and not enough action sequences. My two cents
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Freyja Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
Who'd have thought Vicky had such a head for business? She's also becoming a proper Navy officer and a proper noble. She uses all that for good as well. Too bad that makes her a target for assassination. She's not spending all her time in boring meetings, oh, no. She's got some battles to fight also.What is it with chaining Vicky up to a bed naked (again)?!?
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Steven Allen Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
I am liking the evolution of the Vicky character.
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Kerry Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
Published 2013. Pretty disappointed in this Shepard outing. I've followed the Kris Longknife series for some time and maybe that would be a better venue and protagonist for the author.
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Brett Thomasson Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
Mike Shepherd's "Kris Longknife" series is about a heroic young woman who is gutsy and brave enough to do the right thing even in the middle of much trouble, and whose willingness to do the right thing is frequently the source of some if not much of the trouble.Along the way, Her Highness Princess Kristine Longknife of the United Sentients has crossed paths with Grand Duchess Victoria Peterwald of the Greenfeld star empire on a couple of occasions, most notably when Vicky tried to kill her in re [...]
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Lizzie Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
I bought the first and second books at the same time. I am glad I did because the first one alone I may not have continued to read the series. The first book had too much graphic sex for my tastes, and our heroine was a spoiled willful adult brat. However, that first book makes the changes Vicky goes through and her responses to them more believable. In this second book she starts to realize she is part of a bigger world and not the center of the universe. She discovers that she actually has abs [...]
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Nancy Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
In this second volume of the Vicky Peterwald series, the Grand Duchess of Greenfeld focuses on the goal of helping her people. Vicky has led a spoiled life. But now the palace holds nothing for her but intrigue and death. Tired of assassination attempts and abductions, she escapes with the Navy fleet where she serves as an officer. But as her leadership skills surface, she finds herself pulling on her title more often for clout. She uses her elevated status to help the people starving in the wak [...]
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Henry Lazarus Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
Mike Shepherd’s of Kris Longknife take place in a future where two human empires are in conflict. Vicky Peterwald is the daughter of one of the Emperors and has become Kris’s friend/enemy. In Vicky Peterwald: Survivor (paper from Ace) she has run from the palace after her step-mother tried to kill her. Her stepmother’s family has destroying the empire’s economy while Vicky’s new mother keeps her father occupied. So it’s up to Vicky with the help of the Navy and a developed planet wor [...]
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John Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
Another outing from the ever reliable Shepherd. Yes, the trade negotiations and interplanetary economics are thoroughly simplistic, the sex is just embarrassing, the writing occasionally gets repetitious (he uses "spat" in the sense of "said" 15 times), and all the planets seem no bigger than small counties at most. But the pace never lets up, the action is decently choreographed, and the banter is first rate. I'm looking forward to reading more of these.Characteristic lines:"Before the mayor of [...]
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MaurynneMaxwell Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
Vicki Peterwald: Survivor is better all around than she was in "Target," edging up from 3 to 3.5 stars. Shepherd hits the right notes in this second entry in the series. Kris Longknife's example lurks in the background, but Vicki is coming into her own. Lots of action (mostly outside the bedroom, this time, yay.) Vicki gains valuable experience, compassion and gumption--and the support of the real Navy. This Peterwald is saving people from hunger, economies from collapse, and working hard for go [...]
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Andrew Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
Overall a good book, I think in general it was better then target in the character development and you can tell its a bigger build for the end of the trilogy then target and slowly moving in the direction hinted at. The one part of this book that I really didn't like was the constant comparison between Vicky and Kris, while I get it in context for some parts I almost feel its just to remind us that there is another book series. I do really like the reintroduction of Mannie as a bigger character [...]
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Jonmontanavega Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
4 Stars for fans of the series; 2 stars for anyone new.Much better than the first volume of the Peterwald series. However, this is not the book to start the overall Longknife-Peterwald series with - begin with the Kris Longknife books and then come back here. You could easily skip v1 of the Peterwald offshoot, too.Classic space opera, focusing on keeping an empire's planets going (economics) rather than on naval warfare. The economics make sense. Enough sex so third grade minds wouldn't be pollu [...]
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William Howe Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
Better than the firstVicky has found her purpose. My problem with the first novel was a lack of direction. While there was conflict, it lacked focus and the resolution was weak. This book has much of the same scramble, but the Grand Duchess seems to be more refined or reforged by the chaos. There is no big catharsis at the end, but the series has direction and motion now.The only danger is that Vicky will become too much like Kris.I look forward to the next in the series.
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Joseph Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
The biggest issue I have with this series is that the protagonist started out as well, frankly, a pretty loathsome, spoiled brat. But she was a unique character. And now, she's "evolving" into a clone of that damn Longknife. She's navy, she's navy to the core, she's learning to pilot ships. Her lifestyle is shifting, drastically. It's like the "before" is being erased, warts and all. I was hoping for a series with a bit morerigue. Instead? All her rough edges are being rounded off into a very fa [...]
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RodneyW.Green Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
Very good read.Sometimes when an author starts a new character in an established universe the new is new in name only. I think Shepherd has dodged that with Vicky Peterwald. She has her own voice, she's not a watered down Kris Longknife. I think she'd like to be like Kris, but she's not as smart, trained or confident. Fighting for her own life is making her think out of the box. I can't wait for the next Vicky book.
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Warren Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
Great read!The author again hit the sweet spot with his tale of Vicky as she tries to save her hereditary empire and model herself after that damn Longknife. A quick reading space yarn, that keeps you riding along through assassination attempts and trysts. Well donehighly recommended.
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Fiona Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
So much better than the first book which was a disappointment. Vicky now has some substance and is evolving into someone who can challenge her stepmother, rally the Navy and various peoples, as well as survive, hopefully. I'm looking forward to Rebel, and didn't think I'd say that about the series when I read book 1.
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Tim Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
A distinct improvement over the first book. While Vicky is just as promiscuous (I don't have a problem with that) we're saved the explicit details this time round, and the book is all the better for it.I only wish that Vicky could get past the constant referring to Kris Longknife - it got tedious very quickly.Still, roll on book 3 . . .
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Brian Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
Vicki is getting some real stones! And her daddy is getting upset!
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Michael Rutkowski Aug 17, 2019 - 18:15 PM
Liked this 2nd "Vicky Peterwald" even more than the !st ! Really disappointed to find out this is only going to be a trilogy ! I hope Mike Shepherd comes up with another series in the "Kris Longknife" universe !
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Survivor By Mike Shepherd Seeking revenge for her brother s death, Grand Duchess Vicky Peterwald underwent an unlikely transformation from pampered heir to naval lieutenant Now a new challenge looms Vicky will need to use both her military and political ranks to rebuild war torn planets, planets ruined both by the Peterwald Empire and by Kris Longknife s revolutionary quests But not everyone sSeeking revenge for her brother s death, Grand Duchess Vicky Peterwald underwent an unlikely transformation from pampered heir to naval lieutenant Now a new challenge looms Vicky will need to use both her military and political ranks to rebuild war torn planets, planets ruined both by the Peterwald Empire and by Kris Longknife s revolutionary quests But not everyone shares Vicky s goals When the death before dishonor code of the Navy meets the anything goes to win motto of the Imperial family, Vicky must confront, outwit, and conquer both revolutionaries and her own family to stifle galactic disorder And nothing stops a Grand Duchess, on or off the field.

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