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Kylara Vatta remains a character who I can at least partly identify with, realistic with her self-doubts and ability to overcome them. I have published a longer review on my website. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem?

Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Engaging the Enemy by Elizabeth Moon. In the wake of a series of assassinations that have left her parents dead and their shipping empire in ruins, Kylara Vatta, the unorthodox renegade heir to Vatta Transport, Ltd.

Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Vatta's War 3. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about Engaging the Enemy , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Engaging the Enemy Vatta's War, 3. Some of you may know that Elizabeth Moon wrote one of my all time favorite series including a trilogy I think of as one novel.

So I hate that I've never been able to like her space operas. I mean I've tried and the first in this series was pretty good but I just haven't been able to get involved. I don't understand why publishers or whoever decides these things will contract a mediocre to poor reader to read a book. Do they never listen to their own product??? I own them in both print and audio and the reader of those while not as bad as the reader of this book is still not what I'd call "up to it".

She is in my opinion of course mediocre. She miss pronounces words, reads the Elves in a sort of sing-song way and in one case reads characters in the wrong voice. In other words has someone else say Paks' line and Paks say his line..

I just don't get it. I mean the reader here seems to think that So, I couldn't take it. I put it aside. Till then I've noted the reader of this one down. View all 15 comments. Nov 02, Kara Babcock rated it it was ok Shelves: read , from-library , science-fiction , space-opera. Does that make sense? Yeah, this is going to be one of those reviews. Buckle up. Spoilers for previous books but not this one. Engaging the Enemy opens with Kylara and Stella Vatta plotting their next move.

Leaving Stella in command of the Gary Tobai, Ky departs for a system that is more likely to recognize her prize claim to the Fair Kaleen , which she wrested from her pirate uncle in the previous book. What ensues is basically Ky trying to get her prize recognized as legitimate while also forming a governments-funded space navy to fight the organized pirates that appear to be disrupting trade.

Moon does make anything easy for our protagonists. There are no convenient outs here, no crowning moments when someone waltzes in with exactly the right plan to save the day. If anything, the running gag in this book is that everything Ky does makes her situation worse —except that she continually manages, against all odds, to survive.

I love these books because I love watching Ky struggle and agonize over her decisions, over the burden of command on her young shoulders, and most recently, the loss of her family. Moon sends her and her associates through the wringer, yet Ky still has only one thing in sight: stopping the people who started this mess. On balance, though, I have to admit that there is little of note about this third book in the series.

I mean, Moon basically relies on two things to stymie Ky: communication difficulties or people not being in the right place at the right time and other people being obstreperous buffoons. There is very little action here; most of the conflict comes from Ky navigating legal challenges, including dealing with the possibility that someone is going to accuse her crew of stealing a dog.

Also, not a big fan of the conflict between Ky and Stella. Her attitude towards Ky is totally justified, especially considering the stress that both Vattas are under after the deaths of their family. Yet Moon essentially hands Stella the Idiot Ball to drum up enough tension while trying to get us to doubt whether Ky is even actually Ky. I curled up with this over the weekend and just revelled in the atmosphere of this universe.

The very act of inhabiting a hypothetical future, of imagining space travel and space pirates and space … uh … legal wrangling … is such a fulfilling, stimulating experience. And despite perhaps failing to create a truly compelling story here, Moon still has this fantastic world. The major theme here is how to deal with having killed someone, with having to kill someone—and what you do when you discover that you liked it. Totally a fanboy. View 2 comments. The amount of detail in the book continues to be amazing, and those details continue to make the world of Vatta feel very real.

That presented quite the surprise! Jun 07, The Captain rated it really liked it Shelves: sci-fi. Ahoy there me mateys! This here be a combined review of the second and third books of the Vatta's War series. Well book one could have been a standalone but I am extremely glad it wasn't!

The second book quickly brings about a major, surprising change for the main character, Ky Vatta, and her family. It was mind-boggling but brilliant. It Ahoy there me mateys! It certainly upped the ante. I loved the crazy mercenary company and how Ky made deals with them. I loved all the space battles. It even makes trading goods interesting. Ky continues to be a delight.

I love watching her get into impossible situations and use her brain and her gusto to solve problems. These books be action-packed, have no real romance, and be filled with admirable women. I particularly love Grandma Grace. She is one tough cookie. The only minor quibble was the distrust between Ky and her cousin in book three. It made sense in terms of story telling but it did wear on me a bit.

I think that overall this book, while enjoyable, felt more like a placeholder set-up book. However, the ending was very satisfying and I am extremely interested in what adventures Ky will get into next. I have already made plans to get books four and five in me mitts. Side note: Much thanks to me matey, Sarah brainfluff, for pointing me in the right direction in terms of the recommended readin' sequence for these books!

Jul 15, Erika rated it liked it. Kylara Vatta has finally made it to Lastaway, safely delivered her original cargo, and is on her way to her next trading port when she suddenly finds herself in charge of much more than the command of Fair Kaleen and her crew.

There is little doubt someone or someones are out to get Vatta Transport, Ltd, but now other trading companies are under attack as well.

Trading in Danger

Look Inside. 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. Trading in Danger [has] originality and intelligence. The characters spring to life on the page. The action never flags.

The books follow the adventures of Kylara Vatta, a young member of the Vatta family, which runs the interstellar shipping corporation Vatta Enterprises. She had sought a life outside the family business by enrolling in the Slotter Key Spaceforce Academy, but she is forced to resign in her final year and assigned to captain an old trading ship for the corporation. Her military training is put to good use, however, during the crises she faces, first as a ship captain in dangerous situations, and later as the representative of a family under attack. The first book, Trading in Danger , is narrowly focused on Ky and the local crisis in which she becomes involved. The perspective expands in the later books as connections between piracy and ansible attacks on the one hand and Vatta Enterprises and InterStellar Communications Corporation ISC on the other are revealed.

JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. New York Times best-selling author and former Marine, Elizabeth Moon has written many novels, including the Paksenarrion fantasy trilogy available from Baen as The Deed of Paksenarrion and also as separate books , the Heris Serrano space adventure series the first three novels of which have been combined as Heris Serrano , and Remnant Population, which was a Hugo Award finalist. After earning a degree in history from Rice University, Moon went on to obtain a degree in biology from the University of Texas, Austin. She lives in Florence, Texas with her husband and son.

marque and reprisal elizabeth moon pdf

Trading in Danger

Kylara Vatta remains a character who I can at least partly identify with, realistic with her self-doubts and ability to overcome them. I have published a longer review on my website. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Search this site. Free book Victory Conditions by Elizabeth Moon. Now Commander Vatta is back—locked and loaded and ready to win the fight against the marauding forces of ruthless space pirate Gammis Turek.

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Kylara Vatta remains a character who I can at least partly identify with, realistic with her self-doubts and ability to overcome them. I have published a longer review on my website. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

 Но ведь вы ищете ключ к шифру, а не ювелирное изделие. - Конечно.

 Спасибо, шеф. Голос шефа из смешливого вдруг стал жестким: - Сьюзан, я звоню потому, что ты нужна мне. Срочно.

Он остался в живых. Это было настоящее чудо. Священник готовился начать молитву. Беккер осмотрел свой бок. На рубашке расплывалось красное пятно, хотя кровотечение вроде бы прекратилось.

 - Червь преодолел уже половину пути. - Забудьте про пленку, - сказал Бринкерхофф.  - Вводите ключ и кончайте со всем. Джабба вздохнул. На сей раз голос его прозвучал с несвойственным ему спокойствием: - Директор, если мы введем неверный ключ… - Верно, - прервала его Сьюзан.

Телефонные компании могут сообщить, кто вам звонил и как долго вы говорили. - Сделайте это, - приказал.  - И тут же доложите. ГЛАВА 34 Сьюзан сидела одна в помещении Третьего узла, ожидая возвращения Следопыта.

Иногда она видела в нем что-то от Дэвида. У них было много общего: настойчивость, увлеченность своим делом, ум. Иногда ей казалось, что Стратмор без нее пропадет; ее любовь к криптографии помогала коммандеру отвлечься от завихрений политики, напоминая о молодости, отданной взламыванию шифров. Но и она тоже многим была обязана Стратмору: он стал ее защитником в мире рвущихся к власти мужчин, помогал ей делать карьеру, оберегал ее и, как сам часто шутил, делал ее сны явью. Хотя и ненамеренно, именно Стратмор привел Дэвида Беккера в АНБ в тот памятный день, позвонив ему по телефону.

Камера вдруг повернулась к укрытию Халохота. Убийцы там уже не. Подъехал полицейский на мотоцикле.

Engaging the Enemy

Мы должны вырубить питание главного банка данных. - Это невозможно, - сказал директор.  - Вы представляете, каковы будут последствия. Джабба отлично знал, что директор прав. Более трех тысяч узлов Независимой цифровой сети связывают весь мир с базой данных агентства.

Ты должна признать, Сьюзан, что этот черный ход был придуман для того, чтобы ввести мир в заблуждение и преспокойно читать электронную почту. По мне, так поделом Стратмору. - Грег, - сказала Сьюзан, стараясь не показать своего возмущения, - этот черный ход позволял АНБ расшифровывать электронную почту, представляющую угрозу нашей безопасности.

Человек неумолимо приближался по крутой дорожке. Вокруг Беккера не было ничего, кроме стен. По сторонам, правда, находились железные ворота, но звать на помощь уже поздно. Беккер прижался к стене спиной, внезапно ощутив все камушки под подошвами, все бугорки штукатурки на стене, впившиеся в спину.

Это было впечатляющее зрелище. Длинные ниспадающие рыжие волосы, идеальная иберийская кожа, темно-карие глаза, высокий ровный лоб. На девушке был такой же, как на немце, белый махровый халат с поясом, свободно лежащим на ее широких бедрах, распахнутый ворот открывал загорелую ложбинку между грудями.

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