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

Write a customer review. 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.

She resolves to protect her remaining family, and I think that’s where the interesting peculiarities of Ky’s situation come out the most. Both have reputations as a result of their indiscretions and dishonour.

There continue to be holes in the story big enough to drive a cruise ship though, again with no apparent awareness by the characters, and there continue to be “just so” plot points.

MARQUE AND REPRISAL by Elizabeth Moon | Kirkus Reviews

Stella, Rafe, Toby elizabet Jim all bring new perspectives and flesh out the universe with more types of people, but they are not yet fully realized and their motives and characters seem formed more by the plot, rather than the other way around.

In fact, many of the events which take place in this volume seem to be orchestrated as a result of an entire network of privateers.

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They discover that the mutineers, who have sent the ship off-course, and sabotaged qnd communications system and the ship’s emergency identification beacon, are connected in some way with piracy and the destruction of the ansibles. First got serious about writing as in, submitting things and actually getting money Though conditions aboard ship are crowded and difficult, Ky manages to keep her passengers in marquf until a group of captains and senior officers mutiny and temporarily gain control of critical ship systems.


It’s pretty serious, all planning and conspiring and technical stuff. Book elizabetth on this page are from the publisher Del Rey.

Not only does she have to deal with the trauma of losing her father, she also has to get to the bottom of who or what is trying to kill the Vatta family, and stop it.

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

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. It was still a good story, but it lost a lot of points with me for that.

Jun 16, Lata rated it really liked it Shelves: It works through the first three quarters of the book as a way of setting up the conflict for the books to come – there is action, with plenty of assassination attempts, the attacks on Vatta and Stella, Toby and Rafe’s flight but it just felt like it was the prelude to The first book in this series could have been taken for a stand alone novel – yes there were unanswered questions but overall it felt complete for me anyway.

Dave Seeley Fred Gambino. Now the lessons she learned in that trial by fire are about to pay off – because this time, the war has come to her. Philip Chase rated it really liked it Feb 01, Moon jettisons that first thing with an attack on the Vattas that leaves almost everyone dead.


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At the same time, someone has also attacked the company that elizbeth the exclusive monopoly on faster-than-light interstellar communication. Sometimes she’s naive and inexperienced, and other times, she’s too knowledgeable and even jaded. If a book does not engage me I have no hesitation about not finishing it: This book sucked me in right away, picking up where the first book left off.

The very beginning of this novel tears her family, and its connections, out from underneath her in a sudden and violent fashion, but Ky doesn’t crumble repriasl the situation. Ky has eliazbeth developed some and she remains an interesting character to follow, but she’s somewhat uneven. She quickly get funds for full repairs from ISC, which is grateful for her information regarding the pirates, but has to re-register the ship under a new name because of the sabotage to the identification beacon.

This, to me, is a win: The other two have created believable and richly textured worlds filled with complex characters. They’re great rainy-day, flu-day comfort reads. Ms Moon is an excellent, imaginative writer Want to Read saving…. The characters are all likable, believable, and the bad guys are really bad!

I love all of characters, which are completely developed and real. Elizabeth Moon is one of my favorite authors.

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