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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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It soon becomes clear that Osman is in league with the enemies of Vatta, and Ky devises a plan to foil his attack on the Gary Tobai. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Trading in Danger Vatta’s War Book 1. The plot itself, while well-paced and tightly spun, is still pretty predictable, but there’s just enough suspense to keep you invested to follow, even when it doesn’t offer too many real surprises. It even makes trading goods interesting. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Especially if you are a Space Opera fan, or just enjoy military Sci-Fi. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Again, it stretched my belief, although not as badly. elixabeth

Furman explodes in anger cursing both Ky and the court and is arrested for making mortal insults. Elizsbeth are young adults. Ok, so they needed a reason to get the mercs away from her and this isn’t a bad device to do so, but it just confused me.

Stella, on Cascadia, discovers that her ward Toby has become friends with a girl whose father is an agent of Gammis Turek. Again the impression of an almost formal give and take between characters, not the easy flow of two people or a group of people talking.


The assassins seem to be well-placed, even able to intimidate what passes for government in Moon’s future. 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. Refresh and try again. English Choose a language for shopping.

This, to me, is a win: And I’m not talking about docking type maneuverability, this is in open space. It basically replicates the elements of the first book that made it so enjoyable.

Why has no-one added this information to the description? Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Additionally, there’s familial tension between the protagonist and a cousin, who also narrates part of the novel.

Stella, left behind as captain of the Gary Tobaiis furious marqque Ky for putting her in a situation for which she is not trained without an adequate crew.

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In spite of his inexperience, he seems to grow up quickly as Ky gives him brevet responsibilities. In order to spread the costs of hiring the mercenary force, Ky forms a convoy with three other traders and they set off for Garth-Lindheimer. These books be action-packed, have no real romance, and be filled with admirable women. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Into the Fire Vatta’s Peace Book 2. Ky, in her newly renamed Vanguardagrees to join her.

Although the exciting military career she hoped for never got off the ground, Ky Vatta ended up seeing plenty of combat when she took the helm of one of the commercial transport vessels in her family’s fleet Her first novel, Sheepfarmer’s Daughtersold in and came out in ; it won the Compton Crook Award in Stella is more her contemporary, and with the remaining Vattas presumed dead, they are pretty close to top of the command chain now.



Ayelet rated it it was amazing Jul 01, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Not bad, although the final reveal didn’t do much for me. Book covers on this page are from the publisher Del Rey.

On the other hand, Rafe is a problem. Susan Rainwater rated it it was amazing Jan 15, Page 1 of 1 Start Over Page 1 of 1. Really, run fast, run far Previously, too, the other Vattas were all senior to her. She is also contacted by the Mackensee Military Assistance Corporation whose insystem personnel are running dangerously short of funds.

Marque and Reprisal, Part 1 by Elizabeth Moon

Elizabeth Moon is definitely one of my favorite authors and I have been reading Sci-fi since the ‘s – enjoy. The tension is turned up several notches.

I love how Ky keeps deliberating over how much to confess to her cousin: Ky and her crew are determined to find out is responsible for this attack and get revenge as well as restore the Vatta shipping empire to its former glory. Over the top does not even start to cover it….

Andreson and her ally Battersea are reprsal, but Ky manages to organize Argelos and Pettygrew, another Bissonet privateer, into an effective resistance, and they escape.