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 is the second book in her Vatta’s War series and it continues the story line perfectly. First and foremost I think that she wishes to rebuild Vatta, however, she doesn’t feel as if she has to conform to the Vatta standard of Trade and Profit to rebuild it.


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To be exact, someone unknown has launched a full-throttle offensive against Vatta Transport Ltd. I found it fairly interesting occasionally, but stilted narration with pauses about every 3 words for no apparent reason, the stiff delivery. Despite this feeling of lack of any real direction the first part was really well written and I loved every moment of it, which I found surprising. But this book is more like an expanded chapter or short story, than a stand-alone novel.

I will join you gladly. But while they continue to move forward with their diabolical plan, they have made two critical mistakes. See all reviews.

Views Read Edit View history. Ky finds herself cut off from any kind of help and must rely on her wits, her small crew and the help of the few friends she can find, namely the mercenaries she met in the previous novel and elizabteh cousin Stella, the family infamous black sheep: Rafe also has, shall we say, a msrque working relationship with ISC, and he becomes a shady but necessary ally as Ky and Co.


The second book quickly brings about a major, surprising change for the main character, Ky Vatta, and her family. This time, the entire Vatta trading clan is under attack.

They celebrate victory by having Rafe ‘peel a lime’ for her and prepare to show what he can do with a pear. I like books that are about characters, and I just don’t really care about anyone in this book. Steve Rainwater rated it really liked it Jan 16, 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.

She manages to break the pirate fleet and destroy mraque pirate leader, but the actions of Turek have forever changed certain aspects of galactic commerce and interplanetary relations.

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Lists with This Book. That is a very viable question that is only superseded by more pressing questions of survival. If you feel reprisql rolling your eyes in exasperation, please do: She attempts to convince other ship captains, including Slotter Key privateer N. The ansibles are maintained by InterStellar Communications, a monopoly many people despise. 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.


A simple “Oh, sorry madam.

MARQUE AND REPRISAL by Elizabeth Moon | Kirkus Reviews

The tension is turned up several notches. I’ll be interested in finding out where she’s going, especially not with the way that the book ended. Firstly, Moon seems obsessed with documenting all the minutiae of the crew, particularly Ky – every shower and change elizzbeth clothes, every meal, every toss and turn in their bunks.

It is the first book of the new Vatta’s Peace series.

This site uses cookies. It soon becomes apparent mraque what might be happening is an assault on the ISC in which the Vatta clan have been targeted as allies.

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

With this one though there is no doubt that it is a part of a series. Basically the first showed the universe as it was on the edge of massive change. 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. Amid suspicion and deception, she is prepared to take whatever measures are necessary to ensure that Vatta stays in business. Additionally, there’s familial tension between the protagonist and a cousin, who also narrates part of the novel.

I was very happy to see that no shortcuts were taken, and she doesn’t have the SF version of a talking sword to solve all her resource problems.