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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,441 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Moon Narrator: Cynthia Holloway Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Vatta’s War Series Release Date:
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For fans of fast-paced adventure and compelling characters, the military science fiction of Nebula Award–winning author Elizabeth Moon is the perfect choice. 

The brilliantly unorthodox Kylara Vatta, black-sheep scion of Vatta Transport Ltd., one of the galaxy’s wealthiest merchant houses, is a heroine like no other, blessed with a killer instinct for business and for battle. Now, in the aftermath of cold-blooded assassinations that have left her parents dead and the Vatta shipping empire shattered, Kylara faces her greatest challenge yet. 

There is a time for grief and a time for revenge. This is decidedly the latter. Placing her cousin Stella in command of the trading vessel Gary Tobai, Ky embarks aboard the captured pirate ship Fair Kaleen on a twofold mission: to salvage the family business and to punish those responsible for the killings … before they strike again. Meanwhile, the conspiracy Ky hunts is hunting her in turn, with agents insinuated into every space station, every planetary government, every arm of the military, and every merchant house–including her own. Before she can take the fight to the enemy, Kylara must survive a deadly minefield of deception and betrayal.

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  • “Moon has created a richly imagined universe of different cultures, replete with intriguing characters and the sense of unlimited possibility that characterizes the most appealing science fiction.”

    School Library Journal

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Drsprite | 2/3/2014

    " I had read it before as a library treebook but only recognized it from a distinctive setting halfway through the library ebook (I knew I'd read the earlier part of the series.) Decent middle of series sort of book, would buy used. The series has the author's hallmarks, such as older women (supporting characters in this case) who are tough as nails. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Celia Powell | 1/8/2014

    " Yet another galloping adventure with space-faring trader cum privateer (kind of like a pirate employed by a government) Ky Vatta. There was a lot going on in this one - we shift between Ky and her cousin Stella aboard another ship, and Ky is busily trying to raise defences against pirates and irritating entire planets in the process. This creates a great deal of tension between her and Stella, which is resolved in a realistic way. There was a cool battle near the end, and Ky is becoming more believable as someone who is very competent at warfare - I'm looking forward to the next book where I imagine her fight will begin in earnest. Yay for battles in space. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jim | 12/29/2013

    " A good space adventure with a likable heroine & some well developed characters. I'm a bit peeved because one character is STILL hiding & I think I know who it is. It's beginning to be more a point of wonderment & becoming ridiculous. Minor point though. The rest of the universe is well painted, the situation is believable & tense. It's an easy read, but not a dumb one. Better than just a candy book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elaine Dowling | 12/24/2013

    " I will definitely be finishing the series, although I still think the second volume is the best. It also has the best title, "Marque and Reprisal". This is a fun read, it moves well. "

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