Editorial Reviews. Review. Marque and Reprisal is Nebula Award winner Elizabeth Moon’s second novel about Kylara Vatta, starship captain in. An utterly satisfying adventure In Kylara Vatta, Moon has created another tough and complex heroine.”—Scifi Though the exciting. Marque and Reprisal (given the somewhat more generic title of Moving Target in the UK) picks up the misadventures of trader captain Kylara Vatta following the.
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Fool me once shame on you; fool me twice shame on me, fool me four times and what can I say? Though conditions aboard ship are crowded and difficult, Ky manages to keep her passengers in line until a group of captains and senior officers mutiny and temporarily gain control of critical ship systems.
When I say this book raises the stakes, I mean it raises the stakes. Other books in the series.
At the trial genetic testing of Stella, Toby, Ky, and a tissue sample from Osman reveals that Ky is not Osman’s daughter as Furman had alleged — but that Stella is. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
You must be attracted to this handsome older man. She had sought a life outside the family business by enrolling in the Slotter Key Spaceforce Academy, but she is forced to resign in her final year and assigned to captain an old trading ship for the corporation. I have already made plans to get books four and five in me mitts.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here At the young Belinta colony she is told that a sorely needed shipment of agricultural machinery never arrived and a sizable payment is reprissal to elizaneth who can bring the goods from the Sabine system. Deep Space Nine when the Dominion occupies Betazed, and suddenly this war got real? It’s cheap and sometimes profitable, but often lacking in the quality of mercy.
Fresh from war, Ky is trying to resume a normal trading schedule when an unknown enemy attacks her prestigous family.
Ky takes possession of the Katrine Lamont and manages to reprsial Stella that rsprisal is the one who needs to run Vatta Enterprises while Ky focuses on organizing effective resistance to the pirate threat.
I particularly love Grandma Grace. See all reviews. Who is jarque selfish bitch. Moon jettisons that first thing with an attack on the Vattas that leaves almost everyone dead. First they shatter Vatta Transport. I’m not sure yet where her loyalties lie exactly, I’m sure that she’s working for Vatta – as a family and as a corporation.
There is a super spy complete with near miraculous technology and magical hacking skills. In short order, most of Ky’s family is killed, and subsequent attacks sever vital lines of communication, leaving Ky fighting, in every sense, to survive.
Ok, so they needed a reason to get the mercs away from her and this isn’t a reprisla device to do so, but it just confused me. She’s been turned into a privateer against her will. I marue that overall this book, while enjoyable, felt more like a placeholder set-up book. When suspected pirate ships appear in the system, she undocks from the station to avoid being trapped in the event of an attack.
But this military SF tale is no mere erprisal. It is the first book of the new Vatta’s Peace series. Ky continues to be a delight. Whoever has taken out the family holdings has also deactivated the ansibles, positioned throughout space, which allow for FTL communications. It was still a good story, but it lost a lot of points with me for that. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: In sections it does drag, but there remains a sense of urgency within the conflict and in space where travelling anywhere takes time.
Page 1 of 1 Start Over Page wnd of 1. It stretched my suspension of belief to the breaking point. Check out me other reviews at https: Elizabeth Moon is definitely one of my favorite authors and I have been reading Sci-fi since the ‘s – enjoy. See all Editorial Reviews. Again, it stretched my belief, although not as badly.
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Kylara’s development has been rather fast too. Vatta’s War GraphicAudio 2.