New Ky Vatta Book. Cold Welcome is available for presale from Amazon. Ky Vatta has been the Grand Admiral of Space Defense Force since the victory. “Filled with fast-paced action and well-conceived characters.”—Booklist Kylara Vatta is the only daughter in a family full of sons, and her father’s only child to. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Noted for her strong heroines and interstellar naval Trading in Danger (Vatta’s War Book 1) – Kindle edition by Elizabeth Moon. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or.

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Trading in Danger

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Mar 27, The Captain rated it it was amazing Shelves: OK, I’ll admit it: This was a perfect read in a perfect moment.

She makes mistakes and spends much of the book recovering from them. Although the economics of interstellar trade eventually became skim worthy in very small sections, when the plot began to build I realized it was a necessary if slightly self indulgent part of the world structure the author created.

Her mother gently nags her about clothes and being ladylike and stuff in the manner of every sitcom Jewish mother stereotype in history though there’s no hint the family is Jewish, and thank goodness, because the character would have gone from silly to offensive. I can never get enough of merchant-based space opera: I can tell I’m going to like this series.

She manages to break the pirate fleet and destroy the pirate leader, but the actions of Turek have forever changed certain aspects of galactic commerce and interplanetary relations. I must admit that I am pleased I finished the book. Ky orders her crew to direct an EM pulse to disable it along with critical ship systems and kills Osman in single combat in zero-g. It’s also great that some of the three most prominent characters — Ky herself, Quincy, and Pitt — are all ladies.


I’m mostly glad I did. Mar 23, Lilia Ford rated it really liked it Shelves: Feb 26, Bee rated it really liked it. A very welcome change in pace after reading a couple of historical fiction novels and a non-fiction book about sex!

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. She also hires Hugh Pritang, a mercenary veteran with a prosthetic arm, to be her executive officer now that she has decided to use her letter of marque to justify seeking out and destroying the pirates who have attacked her family. Command Decisionbook four of Vatta’s War: To ask other readers questions about Trading in Dangerplease sign up. I cracked the book shortly before midnight last night and finished it around 4AM.

With the Vatta’s War series, award-winning author… More. She gets kicked out, goes home, Dad and brother decide she should take a ship out on a trade mission and to sell it as salvage on the end of the missi This kind of is an “if Miles Vorkosigan had been a girl” story–only not.

Elizabeth Moon: Vatta’s War books

Nov 24, Althea Ann rated ellzabeth really liked it. To give just one example, the story hints at some of the difficulties female officers face–people are always assuming that Ky has fallen in love with any handsome man who comes her way–but it doesn’t go any further than that, for example by really getting into the sexism of military culture or like Bujold’s Beta Colony trying to imagine a culture where gender is mostly irrelevant.

While this book wasn’t a page turner in the sense I couldn’t put it down, it had very few actual skim worthy sections and left me wondering what will happen to the people in the story.

Still, if you want a quick, relaxing read with an excellent heroine, this is a good book to sit down with. While both series feature brave and resourceful space opera heroines rising to the occasion in trying circumstances, Moon’s Kylara Vatta begins her adventures in disgrace, thrown out of the military academy upon which she has staked all her future dreams. Things go badly vaftas our protagonist and her crew pretty often, and they don’t always manage to rise above it or make the best of it.


Links to Elizabeth Moon books: Meanwhile, her cousin Stella, trying to revive Vatta’s commercial ventures, discovers that she has legal control of intellectual property ISC never meant to let out of its laboratories Once Stella arrives in system, she is shocked to hear Furman’s accusations, but still angry with Ky for leaving her behind and plotting a wild war rather than the rebuilding of the Vatta business empire. Alone, with only the outdated ships of the ISC fleet to protect it, Nexus looks like easy prey for Turek The general consensus of the females in the novel about males is, “Boys!

Vatta’s War Series

Since there are a number of books featuring the lead character, I imagine that the first two-at least- were probably once combined into one book. One part that I had a hard time with, aside from the sudden windfall from one of Kylara’s relatives that comes completely out of left field in a WTF!? Seriously, I love these two elizabegh and hope they remain prominent in subsequent elziabeth. Both characters must combat preconceptions about being young, green and idealistic, but for Ky it’s even more of a handicap.

aar After orchestrating a galaxy-wide failure of the communications network owned and maintained by the powerful ISC corporation, Turek and his marauders strike swiftly and without mercy. Also available Into the Fire Book 2.