After nearly a decade away, Nebula Award-winning author Elizabeth Moon makes a triumphant return to science fiction with this installment in a thrilling new series featuring the daring hero of her acclaimed Vatta's War sequence. Read more...
After nearly a decade away, Nebula Award-winning author Elizabeth Moon makes a triumphant return to science fiction with this installment in a thrilling new series featuring the daring hero of her acclaimed Vatta's War sequence.
Summoned to the home planet of her family's business empire, space-fleet commander Kylara Vatta is told to expect a hero's welcome. But instead she is thrown into danger unlike any other she has faced and finds herself isolated, unable to communicate with the outside world, commanding a motley group of unfamiliar troops, and struggling day by day to survive in a deadly environment with sabotaged gear. Only her undeniable talent for command can give her ragtag band a fighting chance.
Yet even as Ky leads her team from one crisis to another, her family and friends refuse to give up hope, endeavoring to mount a rescue from halfway around the planet--a task that is complicated as Ky and her supporters find secrets others will kill to protect: a conspiracy infecting both government and military that threatens not only her own group's survival but her entire home planet.
Praise for Elizabeth Moon
Trading in Danger
"A mix of space opera, military science fiction and human drama, this is an exciting and often touching novel."--RT Book Reviews
Marque and Reprisal
"Excellent plotting and characters support the utterly realistic action sequences: swift, jolting, confusing, and merciless. It's a corker "--Kirkus Reviews
Engaging the Enemy
"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
"One of scifi's best military space series . . . confirms Moon's place with Lois McMaster Bujold and David Weber in the top tier of turn-of-the-millennium military SF writers."--Syfy
"Rip-roaring action and intriguing science and tactics distinguish Nebula winner Moon's fifth and final Vatta's War installment. . . . A fine and fitting conclusion to Moon's grand space opera tour de force."--Publishers Weekly
- ISBN-13: 9781101887318
- ISBN-10: 1101887311
- Publisher: Del Rey Books
- Publish Date: April 2017
- Page Count: 448
- Dimensions: 9.3 x 6 x 1.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.45 pounds
Series: Vatta's Peace #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2017-01-09
- Reviewer: Staff
Nebula-winner Moons popular far-future Vattas War series (Trading in Danger) roars on after a break of nearly a decade with this extended survival-and-rescue mission. Intrepid adventurer Kylara Vatta, a precocious Space Defense Force grand admiral at 29, blasts off in a shuttle to accept a heros welcome on the home planet of Slotter Key that she once left in disgracebut she crashes on its least habitable icy continent. Familiar and colorful characters resurface, such as Kys rakish lover, Rafe Dunbarger, CEO of the vast Interstellar Communications, and Kys redoubtable great-aunt Grace Vatta, baker of clandestine fruitcakes and head of Slotter Keys planetary defense. Abounding with a new set of piratical baddies, ramped-up military slang, assorted betrayals, and echoes of Shackletons incredible cold-weather trek, this lengthy space opera alternates among Ky in the planets coldest regions and a spooky tunnel environment, Aunt Graces political and economic machinations in the planetary capital, and Rafes paramilitary derring-do, all typical though flamboyant elements of Moons sci-fi mystery-action saga. Agent: Joshua Bilmes, JABberwocky Literary. (Apr.)