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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While stopped briefly at Allray, she discovers young Toby Vatta, who alone has survived an attack on the Vatta ship Ellis Fabery. Want to Read saving…. FYI, Queen Elizabeth the First 16th century issued letters of marque and reprisal because the British navy was at war with Spain and could not be everywhere it needed reprsial be to protect its interests.

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Gavin Phoenix rated it it was amazing Sep 10, Languages Frysk Edit links. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. While on Belinta, completing the delivery of her shipment and looking for new cargo to take to Sabine, Kylara Vatta is attacked repisal trained assassins and an attempt is made to bomb the Gary Tobai.

Page 1 of 1 Start Over Page 1 of 1. Victory Conditions Vatta’s War Book 5. Initially, Ky and her cousin, …more I don’t understand what “this” refers to, but “Moving Target” also adequately describes what is going on in this novel. All I know is I couldn’t listen to this book. The books follow the adventures of Kylara Vatta, a young member of the Vatta family, which runs the elizaberh shipping corporation Abd Enterprises.

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Ky is still wrapped up in the political machinations of an unseen person or entity with malicious intentions toward her family. I love all of characters, which are completely developed and real. Aug 21, Kristin rated it liked it Shelves: Elizabetj delivers medical supplies to the planet Cascadia and waits for Stella to arrive. Rachel Payette rated it it was amazing May 20, She is also contacted by the Mackensee Military Assistance Corporation whose insystem personnel are running dangerously short of funds.


I mean maybe the reader who I won’t name here has done a good job on other books. It was another great adventure with good writing, great pacing, and three-dimensional characters. I will join you gladly. I loved the crazy mercenary company and how Ky made deals with them.

Published August 30th by Del Rey first published September 28th Who is doing this, and why? Thomas Beaty rated it it was amazing Jan 28, Share your thoughts with other customers. That said, I’m still enjoying the series enough to continue on to the next book and find out where the story leads and how Ky will cope with whatever comes at her next. Mar 06, Bee rated it really liked it Shelves: They are young adults.

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At Sallyon, Ky’s next port of call, she learns that a fleet of pirates led by one Gammis Turek has attacked Bissonet repfisal forced the planetary government to surrender to them. Philip Chase rated it really liked it Feb 01, Then when she knows for sure that her parents, brother, uncle and cousins are dead she never even cries or seems to grieve.

However, it avoids the most common problems of sequels. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Open Preview See a Problem? The downsides are still apparent, in that character development remains somewhat surface-only and there’s never reprsal time for true emotional connections both between characters or between characters and reader. I particularly love Grandma Grace. Now Kylara is going to make them pay. Still, a very good read. I have never picked up one of her books and been disappointed.


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Previously, too, the other Vattas were all senior to her. Then they overrun entire star systems, growing stronger and bolder. There are bigger problems to handle before anything romantic happens and to me that is entirely believable. It isn’t great sci-fi, but I found the story entertaining.

The only minor quibble was the distrust between Ky and her cousin in book three.

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Sep 22, Glen rated it liked it Shelves: I’m determined to be less of a “Santa Claus” with ratings in Ky docked at space station. Refresh and try again. Joakim Mossberg rated it it was amazing Oct 05, Dec 28, Ron rated it liked it Shelves: The second in a, presumably young adult, series by Elizabeth Moon, Marque and Reprisal offers one of the most interesting zero-G combat scenes I can ever remember. With most of her immediate family back home on Slotter Key blown to smithereens in a dastardly sneak attack and communication lines down, Ky must first find out who’s responsible—then kill the villains out to drain Vatta blood.

What she is not prepared for is the shocking truth behind the terrorand a confrontation with murderous treachery from a source as unexpected as it is unrelenting.