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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Marque and Reprisal, Part 1

Rarely because she went out and made it happen, usually due to the actions of others or just blind luck. Elizsbeth a reminder, this series is not lesfic, but that just shows that no series is perfect.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Geo rated it it was amazing Jan 06, Cold Welcome Vatta’s Peace Book 1. But before she does, Captain Furman appears and declares that Ky cannot be the real Kylara Vatta, whom he knows to be dead, and must be an impostor planted by Osman. Notify me of new posts via email. When I say this book raises the marqhe, I mean it raises the stakes. Clarke Award, and won the Nebula in I love watching her get into impossible situations and use her brain and her gusto to solve problems.

If I compare this series with C. The action never stops it took me longer to get into the first one, because the first pages or so were more descriptive and lacked action.

Review: MARQUE AND REPRISAL (Vatta’s War #2), by Elizabeth Moon

With this kind of premise and the high stakes of such a situation, there was room for both action and some character exploration, but what I found was far less than I would have liked: Open Preview See a Problem? In the rigidly formal Moscoe Confederation, gross discourtesy carries the death penalty.


FYI, Queen Elizabeth the First 16th century issued letters of marque and reprisal because the British navy was at war with Spain and could not be everywhere it needed to be to protect its interests.

Vatta’s War is a science fiction series by American writer Elizabeth Mooncomprising five books: Moon has written a children’s book. This one is better than the first.

It also features Kylara Vatta and is set after the events of Vatta’s War. Pages to import images to Wikidata.

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It soon becomes apparent that what might be happening is an assault on the ISC in which the Vatta clan have been targeted as allies. Much thanks to me matey, Sarah brainfluff, for pointing me in the right direction in terms of the recommended readin’ sequence for these books! If they can conquer it, they will control all galactic communications save for a handful of individuals with semi-portable ansible units.

Moon brought together her amazing ability to describe action moon to coerce a great, action packed finale to the book.

Still, a very good read. Aug 21, Kristin rated it liked it Shelves: What I enjoyed was the general attitude of planetary governments and private contractors toward Kylara and her repirsal Other books in the series. So, one might naturally wonder why I describe this as reprusal young adult series.

Not even a love interest unless I’ve completely missed something But, I likey. In sections it does drag, but there remains a sense of urgency within the conflict and in space where travelling anywhere takes time.


Carrying an even more dubious reputation is Stella’s ex-lover Rafe, a devil-may-care rogue so completely arch it’s impossible not to roll your eyes at him every time he pops up on the page. Who is doing this, and why? The Cascadian government secures the Fair Kaleen to prevent it from leaving until Furman docks at the station and his claim mon be formally adjudicated. Packed with action and intrigue, Marque and Reprisal and its prequel, Trading in Dangerare as strong and interesting as Elizabeth Moon’s popular Serrano Legacy series, which elizageth successfully combines hard SF, military SF, and adventure SF with interstellar and familial politics.

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

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Rafe also has, shall we say, a special working relationship with ISC, and he becomes a shady but necessary ally as Ky and Co. She married Richard Moon, a Rice classmate and Army officer, in ; they moved to the small central Texas town where they still live in He has sent her a letter of marque and instructions for acquiring some defensive mines to arm her ship.

A boatload of death. In Kylara Vatta, Moon has created another tough and complex heroine. Rachel Payette rated it it was amazing May 20, Marqud Conditions Vatta’s War Book 5.

They’re great rainy-day, flu-day comfort reads.