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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With this one though there is no doubt that it is a part of a series. Stella has a stigma within the family, but turns out to have undergone a maturation process since that mistake. Stella is more her contemporary, and with the remaining Vattas presumed dead, they are pretty close to top of the command chain now. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Ky continues to be a delight. Ky is determined to identify the ruthless mystery enemy and karque her family’s name, but she needs not only firepower but information.

During their training, however, they are betrayed and attacked. Alex Shrugged I don’t understand what “this” refers to, but “Moving Target” also adequately describes what is going on in this novel.

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There are many losses, but ultimately Kylara confronts a desperate Elizabetj Turek as he sends his doomed flagship in a suicide run towards Nexus. My judgement is just fine. Jun 08, Lianne Pheno rated it really liked it. Please try again later. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Once or twice, I could see, but every time?

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

Thomas Beaty rated it it was amazing Jan 28, The second book, this one here, showed that change. I gave it 4 stars despite all its flaws. Hoping to get her out of the limelight and make the best of her skills, her family give her the command the old, decrepit freighter Glennys Jones on its final journey to the scrapyards of Lastway.


While this is technically the second book in the series, the first one was substantially inferior and really does not have to be read in order to enjoy the current offering. But the infighting proves to be infectious, and it isn’t long before Ky’s hired military muscle are turning their suspicions on the enigmatic Rafe, whose wealth of knowledge about ISC’s clashing factions and startling new technologies has begun to make him smell like a rat There are new technology plot features, modern characters, with a comfortable narrative style.

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

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.

I loved all the space battles. My ears were bleeding. Moon goes out of her way to show everyone in the civilian government as bumbling mental incompetents, everyone. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: To ask other readers questions about Marque and Reprisalplease sign up. Set up a marqje. Showing of reviews. His fleet in disrepair due the machinations of Lewis Parmina, Rafe struggles to salvage enough fighting ships and men to assist in the defense of Nexus. An unknown maeque has launched a full-throttle offensive against Vatta Transport Ltd.

On Rosvirein, Ky sells off enough of Osman’s presumably stolen elizabety to pay for repairs of her own ship and hire crewmen qualified to run the ship’s missile and beam weapons.


This page was last edited on 8 Augustat Once Ky joins up with Stella and Rafe, however, things get really interesting. She attempts to convince other ship captains, including Slotter Key privateer N. 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.

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Well book one could have been a standalone but I am extremely glad it wasn’t! Jul 21, James rated it really liked it.

Sadly, Marque and Reprisal proved to be something of a disappointment, or maybe the victim of excessive expectations, because it did not meet the standards of its predecessor. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Ky has certainly developed some and she remains an interesting character to follow, but she’s somewhat uneven.

My main complaint with this book came toward the end without revealing anything plot-wise with the whole Sexual Attraction Discussion between her, the Mercenaries, and the ISC man.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. This review is for the series. Refresh and try again. A simple “Oh, sorry madam. Marque and Reprisal is an excellent sequel to Trading in Danger. Someone has launched a full-throttle offensive against Vatta Transport Ltd.

In the first book, Ky was a screw-up, but she was a Vatta screw-up.