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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The second book, this one here, showed that change. It soon becomes apparent that what might be happening is an assault on the ISC in which the Vatta clan have been targeted as allies. Probably two things changed: At the young Belinta colony she is told that a sorely needed shipment of agricultural machinery never arrived and a sizable payment is available to anyone who can bring the goods from the Sabine system. While Ky works to show her competence has not been impaired by the good-faith mistake that had her thrown out of the Academy, and that she can learn from that mistake and better herself, Stella has learned to use her fiasco as a form of deception, as a mask for the cunning and skills she has honed since then.

Susan Rainwater rated it it was amazing Jan 15, Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Ky takes possession moln the Katrine Lamont and manages to convince Stella that she is the one who needs to run Reprrisal Enterprises while Ky focuses on organizing effective resistance to the pirate threat. Anyone who’s read many of my reviews or been in a “fantasy” group where I’m a member will probably know that Elizabeth Moon’s Paksenarrion books are some of my “all time favorite” reads.

Into the Fire Vatta’s Peace Book 2. Next Post Short Story Review: There moonn hints of subtle political machinations, the kinds that make me drool. In this book, there has been an attack against the Vatta shipping empire by parties unknown. I hope the next volume sees her making an effort worthy of Kylara Vatta. From the Hardcover edition. 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.


At Sallyon, Ky’s next port of call, she learns that a fleet of pirates led by one Gammis Turek has attacked Bissonet and forced the planetary government to surrender to them. Initially, Ky and her cousin, Stella, are running from assassins.

May 17, Liviu rated it it was amazing Shelves: Her first novel, Sheepfarmer’s Daughtersold in and came out in ; it won the Compton Crook Award in She has a B. I gave rperisal 4 stars despite all its flaws. Along the way she picks up a few more resources and a few more allies, but also makes a few more enemies. I love watching her get into impossible situations and use her brain and her gusto to solve problems. The moments elizqbeth which the two cousins are able to compare notes, and to start understanding each other better, are among the best in the novel.

Hormones don’t shut off but this situation calls for a clear mind and Ky is exactly the type of person that I believe would recognise that. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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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 moo the current offering. It was, to my great relief! But it isn’t the sort of story that will greatly expand the readership. This buyer has made progress payments, but Kylara suspects that he intends xnd steal the ships and rushes to organize her fleet into something that can meet his at Moray.

Together they struggle to penetrate the tangled web repriswl political intrigue that is wreaking havoc within InterStellar Communications, on whose effective operation their own livelihoodsand perhaps livesdepend.

The books follow the adventures of Kylara Vatta, a young member of the Vatta family, which runs the interstellar shipping corporation Vatta Enterprises.

MARQUE AND REPRISAL by Elizabeth Moon | Kirkus Reviews

You must be attracted to this handsome older man. Stella, concerned that Ky is no longer focusing on the needs of the Vatta family in her zeal to rid the universe of piracy, is not amused at being left behind again. She managed to make Ky make mistakes and still look good, she developed the characters well – I liked the way that the chief engineer woman whose name I cannot remember went from the loving paternal influence to being scared, and wanting out – and introduced some great plot lines and help for the latter books in the series.


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Maraue to save the Glennys Jones from being scrapped, Ky deviates from the mission in elizabetg attempt to gain enough credit elizageth refit the ship.

In one situation, she keeps velocity low so that the ship will be more maneuverable. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Marque and Reprisal

Vatta’s War GraphicAudio 10 books. I love all of characters, which are completely developed and real. Stella also offers elizxbeth great contrast to Ky. 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 reprisall. 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.

He attempts to order her to scrap her ship at Sabine and come with him but she refuses. I just couldn’t take it. Be the first to ask a question about Marque and Reprisal, Part 1. With most of her family dead or scattered, Kylara has only her crew, some rprisal help in the form of the mercenaries who assisted her in book one, and a cousin, Stella.

Kylara’s development has been rather fast too.

Still don’t exactly know who the bad guys are but there’s some inklings Return to Book Page. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Not Enabled Word Wise: But it’s handled superficially. Reminds me of the way J.