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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My ears were bleeding. The story really gets interesting here, as she tried to take action with few resources and hefty consequences. It’s cheap and sometimes profitable, but often lacking in the quality of mercy. Forces unknown — though not entirely unknown to us, as Moon identifies the villain by name at the beginning of chapter two — have launched an all-out assault on the family and its holdings, going so far as to bomb their homestead into rubble in a series of attacks that kill most of the family outright.

But it isn’t the sort of story that will greatly expand the readership.

Ayelet rated it it was amazing Jul 01, Ky’s mistakes continue, she perhaps made MORE in this book than in the first, but at least the mistakes were – mostly – believable ones. Upon reaching Lastway and finding Ky, they give her an update on the situation and Rafe reveals himself to be the son of ISC president Garston Dunbarger. Former Marine Moon has a genuine hoorah series going for her.


The very beginning of this novel tears her Firstly, this was a thoroughly interesting read and it had me hooked from beginning to end. 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 nerve-wracking events of Trading in Danger.

There are bigger problems to handle before anything romantic happens and to me that is entirely believable.

She resolves to protect mraque remaining family, and I think that’s where the interesting peculiarities of Ky’s situation come out the most. Email required Address never made public. The protagonist is a bit of an enigma.

But I like the new characters of Stella and Toby a lot, the mercenaries were interesting, and there was more action than trading, so I’ll round up from 3. This is the first time we get to see Ky interact with any Vatta for a long time. This book is exactly the type of science fiction I love to read.

I mean maybe the reader who I won’t name here has done a good job on other books. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Vatta’s War 5 books. An unknown adversary has launched a full-throttle offensive against Vatta Transport Ltd.

Marque and Reprisal (Vatta’s War, #2) by Elizabeth Moon

She encounters other Vatta family members and reconnects with the mercenary organization she worked with in book 1. Diana rated it did not like it Aug 04, Ahoy there me mateys! Together they struggle to penetrate the tangled web of political intrigue that is wreaking havoc within InterStellar Communications, on whose effective operation their own livelihoodsand perhaps livesdepend. On to book three!


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She hires them to provide security for herself and ship as she seeks to find and protect surviving Vatta family members. It even makes trading goods interesting. So the review applies to both. Ky thinks as well as she fights, coolly weighing commercial alternatives and handily using such human resources as her undercover operative cousin Stella and precocious teenager Toby Vatta, as well as the hard-currency diamonds that arrived with Stella in Aunt Gracie’s legendary fruitcake.

Moon jettisons that first thing with an attack on the Vattas that leaves almost everyone dead. Pages to import images to Wikidata.

For letters of marque and reprisal, see Letter of marque. Books by Elizabeth Moon. The opening scenes are gripping, but then the book coasts.

This time, the entire Vatta trading clan is under attack. Rafael Dunbarger continues to purge ISC of elements in league with Turek or merely incompetent, eventually discovering that this rot reaches into the government of Nexus. Realizing that Turek must have reprisaal ships to take and hold more systems, Kylara and her team eventually discover that someone has ordered a great many large warships from the shipyards at Moray.

Product details File Size: Still, a decent read, and worth continuing with the series. Sep 15, Saphirablue rated it liked it Shelves: