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by Cynthia Holloway,Elizabeth Moon

  • Author: Cynthia Holloway,Elizabeth Moon
  • ISBN: 1400158273
  • ISBN13: 978-1400158270
  • ePub: 1230 kb | FB2: 1592 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio; MP3 - Unabridged CD edition (November 17, 2008)
  • Rating: 4.7/5
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Trading in Danger (Vatta's War) ePub download

Trading in Danger is book of the five-part Vatta’s War series.

Trading in Danger is book of the five-part Vatta’s War series. All five books are narrated by Cynthia Holloway, whom I grew to like as narrator of the early Chicagoland Vampire books by Chloe Neill. Her voice and cadence work terrifically for the book and the characters. Elizabeth Moon brings A very welcome change in pace after reading a couple of historical fiction novels and a non-fiction book about sex! Trading in Danger is strategy-filled space opera.

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Vatta's War series 1 Trading in Danger 2 Marque and Reprisal 3 Engaging the Enemy 4 Command Decision 5 Victory Conditions. These 5 books are not so much a series as one long novel - there's one story arc, and you really need to read all five to get to the (satisfying) conclusion. I somehow had the misapprehension that there were only 4 in the series - luckily the public library came through and got me expediently!)

Vatta's War is a science fiction series by American writer Elizabeth Moon, comprising five books: Trading in Danger (2003), Marque and Reprisal (2004) (Moving Target in UK and Australia), Engaging the Enemy (2006), Command Decision (2007), and . .

Vatta's War is a science fiction series by American writer Elizabeth Moon, comprising five books: Trading in Danger (2003), Marque and Reprisal (2004) (Moving Target in UK and Australia), Engaging the Enemy (2006), Command Decision (2007), and Victory Conditions (2008). They have been characterized as military science fiction similar in style to the works of Lois McMaster Bujold (Vorkosigan Saga), David Weber and Walter Jon Williams (Dread Empire's Fall).

With the Vatta's War series, award-winning author Elizabeth Moon has claimed a place alongside such preeminent writers of military science fiction as David Weber and Lois McMaster Bujold. Now Moon is back and so is her butt-kicking, take-no-prisoners hero. Marque and Reprisal (Vatta's War, by Elizabeth Moon. Kylara Vatta, risk-taking, rule-breaking, can-do heroine of Trading in Danger, is back in business–the kind that’s anything but usual–in the new military science fiction adventure by ace action storyteller Elizabeth Moon.

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The first volume in the Vatta's War series . Because, whatever the risks, it's in her blood to trade - even if the currency is extreme danger. I thoroughly enjoyed Trading in Danger and wholeheartedly recommend it' THE BOOK SMUGGLERS.

The first volume in the Vatta's War series - action-packed military SF from the Nebula Award winning author of The Speed of Dark. Ky Vatta is a highly promising military cadet with a great future ahead of her, until an insignificant act of kindness makes her the focus of the Academy's wrath. She is forced to resign, her dreams shattered. For the child of a rich trading family, this should mean disgrace on a grand scale.

Command Decision: Vatta's War: Book Four by Elizabeth Moon (Paperback, 2007). Elizabeth Moon served in the US Marine Corps, reaching the rank of 1st Lieutenant during active duty. Engaging the Enemy by Elizabeth Moon (Paperback, 2006). She has also earned degrees in history and biology, run for public office and been a columnist on her local newspaper. She lives near Austin, Texas, with her husband and their son. Twenty-six of her books are in print, and she won the Nebula Award with her science fiction novel Speed of Dark (also shortlisted for the Clarke Award), and was a finalist for the Hugo in 1997.

Title: Trading in Danger. Author: Elizabeth Moon. Genre: Science Fiction. Publisher: Del Rey Publication Date: September 2003 Paperback: 357 Pages. Why did I read this book: The first book in the Vatta’s War series, this is a title that I vaguely remember reading – or picking up, enjoying, but never really finishing – when it first came out. Recently, I’ve been on a science fiction kick, so when I was consulting my shelves for potential Old School Wednesdays books, this one immediately jumped out at me (along with A Soldier’s Duty by Jean Johnson, the Honor Harrington series, and Tanya Huff’s Valor books).

Kylara Vatta is the only daughter in a family full of sons and her father's only child to buck tradition by choosing a military career instead of joining the family business. For Ky, it's no contest: Even running the prestigious Vatta Transport Ltd. shipping concern can't hold a candle to shipping out as an officer aboard an interstellar cruiser. It's adventure, not commerce, that stirs her soul. And despite her family's misgivings, there can be no doubt that a Vatta in the service will prove a valuable asset. But with a single error in judgment, it all comes crumbling down.Expelled from the Academy in disgrace-and returning home to her humiliated family, a storm of high-profile media coverage, and the gaping void of her own future-Ky is ready to face the inevitable onslaught of anger, disappointment, even pity. But soon after opportunity's door slams shut, Ky finds herself with a ticket to ride-and a shot at redemption-as captain of a Vatta Transport ship.It's a simple assignment: escorting one of the Vatta fleet's oldest ships on its final voyage...to the scrapyard. But keeping it simple has never been Ky's style. And even though her father has provided a crew of seasoned veterans to baby-sit the fledgling captain on her maiden milk run, they can't stop Ky from turning the routine mission into a risky venture-in the name of turning a profit for Vatta Transport, of course.By snapping up a lucrative delivery contract defaulted on by a rival company, and using part of the proceeds to upgrade her condemned vehicle, Ky aims to prove she's got more going for her than just her family's famous name. But business will soon have to take a backseat to bravery, when Ky's change of plans sails her and the crew straight into the middle of a colonial war. For all her commercial savvy, it's her military training and born-soldier's instincts that Ky will need to call on in the face of deadly combat, dangerous mercenaries, and violent mutiny.
Very slow to get moving -- probably the first half to two thirds of the book is a long set up for the adventure that almost lost me at times -- but then things get rocking and rolling and are good fun for the last 1/3. Good enough that I am now part way through book three in a matter of days. There are a god awful lot of amateurs out there self-publishing some very marginal stuff these days. I find myself reading some of it because there's just enough of an idea in there to keep it interesting even when the dialogue is painful and the exposition is the inverse of the show don't tell rule. Moon is a real pro and it shows. There's a polish to the writing of someone who has worked hard on their craft for years that cannot be faked. I've really come to appreciate that in recent years as the field gets increasingly crowded with folks who have not put in the time. My 4-star rating is in comparison to other consummate professional works. Compared to the poseurs, it should probably be 7 stars.
Every couple of months I look for a new series or author - shame on me - I had forgotten how much I liked Moon's books written with Anne McCaffrey - the Planet Pirates series, one of my favorites from many years ago (wow - over 20 years!) I did not remember that until the end of the Kindle book where the list of the author's books can be found.

Here I was not remembering I had read Moon before - one of my favorite authors at that time - Moon, McCaffrey, Cherryh - I spent many, many hours reading their works.

I loved this book - and will be purchasing the entire series. Military SF is my favorite genre. Drake, Heinlein, Ringo, Weber, Stirling, Flint, Herbert and of course Moon, McCaffrey and Cherryh.

Much of the plot is boilerplate - the "strong willed female commander facing unbeatable odds after suffering an unfair, life-shattering setback" storylines. Weber's Honor Harrington comes to mind, but honestly I think Moon handles it much better with Kylara Vatta. Think a mix of Card, Weber and Drake with obvious influences from McCaffrey.

What we have is a protagonist with daddy issues, misunderstood by all, drummed out of the military (in the first few pages so no spoilers) sent out in near-exile on a milk-run. But her family seems to live by the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition, with trade and profit above all and being the driving force of her increasingly hazardous life. It's a wild - but believable - story.

If you like military SF, well developed characters and a great storyline, get this book!
Simple fellow
This book deserves some wheres between 2½ and 3 stars. It's an attempt to be the typical young adult learns about herself and her place in the world story, but falls short. The protagonist is so exceptionally neurotic, and wears it on her sleeve, that I find it implausible she'd be seen as any kind of leader. Ky lives in a world where nearly everyone is unhelpful, where apparently despite her father's wealth and influence, doors shut in her face time after time and where mid-level bureaucrats go out of their way to be officious and make enemies. Give me a break. There's a fundamental misunderstanding here of what power and influence are, I think. The author's attempt to show-off Ky's trading skills also fall flat. Moon's idea of a negotiator is someone who browses on-line prices, makes zero attempt at face to face negotiating, and settles for what she is offered. We are told how wonderful Ky is, but nothing I saw (with one violent exception) reinforces that; Moon just can't pull it off. My reaction is too often "This isn't the way a young person thinks or acts..." If you're willing to be told (everyone around Ky is more than willing to tell her how impressed they are with her) what to think about her, then you've passed one hurdle in enjoying this book. As the first of a series, perhaps the holes will be plugged in later books. The big problem I have is why doesn't Ky see these holes? The underclassman who sabotaged her - she (and her family!) just shrug off his indirect assault?? Her "boy friend" who turns out to be not only a selfish cad (apparently, the concept that one important lesson TEENAGERS learn is to pick their friends, isn't true here) but more than willing to make an enemy for inexplicable motivations. What?! And where did those two mystery ships go? Why didn't Ky care? I guess I just don't get it. No one seems on the ball enough to see the potential for hostile intent operating behind the scenes? Really? In a world where electronic systems are pervasive, potential hacking is disregarded? Really? Ky is put in a situation where she really should know, based on her training, that she needs help to supervise the "passengers" she's given, yet she asks for none. The question you should ask is: is such a blunder - which is a key plot turning point - consistent with how "wily" she supposedly is? Ky's only real talent, from what I see, is she's astoundingly financially lucky. She is presented on a plate with money making deals when she needs them, time after time. There seems to be two stories here: one of a wonderkind blazing a path to become a Galaxy class entrepreneur and the other of an average kid who is muddling through the obstacles life throws at her. The first has no bearing (aside from in Moon's mind) with what actually happens, and the second could have made a great story if the protagonist just wasn't so whiny (she talks down to herself constantly).
I enjoyed this story from beginning to end! It took the author a bit to finally develop more than one character, but she finally did- excellently! I don't cotton to the feminist idea that relegates men to useless idiots, but she restrained herself. The female captain was not a feminist gratuitous placement. She made the story!

I really look forward to the next one, as soon as I can afford it. Kindle Books are my sole recreation now, and this one was thrilling!
Another excellent book by a world class SciFi author. Elizabeth moon continues to write strong female leads in compelling situations. I found her through her Paksennarrion Fantasy series and decided to try out her Serrano books. Having eaten through those I find myself in the middle of the Vatta series now. Between her, JS Morin and Glynn Stewart my SCIFI dance card has been filled for over a year. If you haven't read any of her books I recommend you start now and begin a long love affair with a new author.
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