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 commeKylara 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
Trading in Danger 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 E
OK, I ll admit it I m a sucker for space opera Have been ever since my grandfather gave me a copy of E.E Doc Smith s Galactic Patrol to read back when I was 9 years old Always will be And Trading in Danger is space opera.I cracked the book shortly before midnight last night and finished it around 4AM I m a fast reader, but I m not that fast Frankly, there s a fair amount of fluff lots and lots of details that neither advance the plot nor provide significant additional insight into the main chara [...]
Well, this is a space opera type of novel told from the point of view of a young captain on her first voyage as the captain of a merchant vessel Direct from a shattering disappointment and possible scandal Kylara Vatta takes command of a small, obsolete trading vessel in her wealthy family s fleet Sent to sell the ship for scrap she has other potentially profitable ideas.But then does anything ever go as planned Not if you want an exciting novel It s almost as if someone had said, well at least [...]
Military space actiony stuff, which sadly pales in comparison toLois McMaster Bujold, who besides stuff like Star Wars, I guess provided my first exposure to that genre The problem, I think, is that there are really no developed, memorable characters in Trading in Danger besides the protagonist, Kylara Vatta, which means there s no one for her to bounce off of It made the whole story seem very narrow I also found the denouement rather clunky and dull I wouldn t be adverse to reading the next boo [...]
Having read a later one in this 5 part space opera series several years back Vatta s War , I pursued this one to get at the beginnings of the story on its tough, no nonsense character, Ky Vatta She gets unfairly booted out of the space academy and takes on a job in her father s trading company transporting an old ship on its last shipping run on the way to sale for scrap On the way, she takes the initiative on an additional shipping contract for agricultural equipment and finds herself strapped [...]
I really liked Weber s Honor Harrington series the main reason this almost got 3 stars is that it is too close to that It was a very enjoyable read well written The universe is well thought out the characters well done, but there isn t anything new about any of it Still, if you want a quick, relaxing read with an excellent heroine, this is a good book to sit down with.One thing I really liked was that it was very self contained Sure, there are other books following, but this one comes to a good [...]
A very enjoyable read, if you wanting mega firefights with fancy out of this world technical jargon with spaceships or battle scenes with fancy weaponry then this not for you.you want a great character driven storyline, which deals with lifes ups and downs and how people react with those around them and handle what get chucked at us dealing with it all in the best possible way we can We do our best.what dosent kill us makes us a better stronger person to deal with the next thing life brings to u [...]
I am too busy for life at the moment But, you know what I enjoyed the shit out of this.
Man, what a fun book It pairs extremely well with C.J Cherryh s merchanter novels which I can t stop talking about, srynotsry , since the titular Vatta Corporation is a hereditary business of traders and transporters which involves the tangled web of family and business, the dogged push for the bottom line, rubbing elbows with galactic government and mercenaries.Their wayward daughter Kylara Vatta is ignobly expelled from a military academy for the mistake of trusting the wrong person, and winds [...]
3.5I marathoned through this series and literally couldn t put it down It s a highly entertaining sci fi adventure story Moon does an especially good job with the military aspects, especially the ins and outs of communications during war and the choreography of space battles For many reasons the series, especially the first volume, invites comparisons with Lois Bujold s Vorkosigan series, which unfortunately spotlights the weaknesses here the shallowness of the overarching allegory, a general la [...]
Zabavna spejs opera ali moram da priznam da me malo vec smara da je glavni lik wunderkind u kapetanskoj stolici, savrseno moralan, spreman za teske odluke, itd Volim Honnor Harrington i Horatio Hornblower a ali malo se vec pretvara u klise Mada je i moja greska kada biram takve knjige PSem toga knjiga je dobro napisana i predstavlja finu postavku za nastavak u ovom univerzumu Dobili smo mali ukus upoznali osnovne igrace i sada spisateljka moze da se razmase Sem toga nema sta puno da kazem, likov [...]
This was my second read of the series, back to back all 5 volumes as the successor series Vatta s Peace first volume Cold Welcome just came out and tempted me on a quick browse first read was 2008 and was similarly back to back all 5 volumes, so I remembered a lot of stuff also forgot a lot too and the somewhat less usual structure of the books compared to the usual mil space opera series as there are a lot of commercial trading details, side stories, switches of pov after the first volume which [...]
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 Kylara Vatta, or Ky for short, is a young woman kicked out of military academy for being a little too trusting Relegated to commanding an obsolete ship that is on its last voyage as part of her family s massive trading empire, Ky senses the opportunity for profit and lands smack in the middle of a warzone Elizabeth Moon brings us acti [...]
This is one of those books that I always meant to read, back when I was prone to browsing the shelves of the local bookstores for physical books Of course, those days are largely gone now, digital media being much affordable AND far convenient with work, wife, and kids But I never wrote it down as a buy this title, and forgot all about it as other books caught my fancy.Still, I occasionally suffer from a syndrome that afflicts most males, starting in our early formative years I don t really kn [...]
I can tell I m going to like this series.
I m not certain when I first read this series the date I input for first read was a guesestimate, I knew I d read the book just not when Looking at the dates again, I know they are wildly out of alignment with reality considering they imply I read the series out of order No matter I know why I started a rereading of the series the author had restarted the series, and or continued the series under a new name And I wanted to read that series But it had this insane initial price so I kept putting i [...]
This was the first book that I have read by this author I have seen her books on shelves for years and I selected this one to start with It was a good read It was not overly complicated in terms of physics, but it had a solidly developed world that clearly had the advantage of the investment of copious amounts of time, energy and thought Not having read her other works, I do not know if she created this universe for only this series of books or if it something she added to over the years I was i [...]
Vatta s War series 1 Trading in Danger 2 Marque and Reprisal 3 Engaging the Enemy 4 Command Decision 5 Victory ConditionsThese 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 5 expediently Due to a misjudgement, Kylara Vatta, scion of an interstellar shipping business, gets kick [...]
I, unfortunately, did not enjoy this book very much It was a slow trod pretty much the whole way through with nothing to keep me going The characters weren t bad, but weren t a whole lot of fun either It is one of the most blah books that I ve read in a while I realize that I m in the minority here, since it has an average rating of almost 4, but I just couldn t enjoy it I won t be continuing this series.
This was a great story although it had less action then I expected Great writing brings Vatta s character to life and makes the mundane task of being a space truck driver seem exciting Definitely sets up the next book to be an exciting read.
Enjoyed this a lot than I expected to Kylara Vatta is a young cadet who makes an error in judgement and is consequently booted out of her planet s military academy But before she can feel too bad, her father gives her a job to take one of the family s trading ships to the junkyard The Vatta s are a very successful trading family Along the journey, Kylara decides to set up a contract to deliver farm equipment to a company on a planet located partway to her ship s final destination Things look go [...]
This book was a pretty average Space Opera There was nothing earth shattering about it, but it did feature some things that reminded me of an old Traveller RPG campaign In our universe, someone had built MCI communication ships that helped provide communication between sectors A similar type arrangement helps propel the plot along the way in this story interesting Anyway, the story was over several chapters before the book was completed Moon took a great deal of time and effort in the mop up aft [...]
4 and 1 2 STARSElizabeth Moon is one of the authors I kept promising myself I would read someday, and the reasons I kept procrastinating were both the huge amount of books she s written with an embarrassment of riches you often don t know where to start and the fact that, on a cursory examination, her stories seemed focused on military SF, a genre I ve had some problems with Military SF generally tends to focus mainly on the technical side of the stories and on the mechanics of space battles, le [...]
This kind of is an if Miles Vorkosigan had been a girl story only not Kylara Vatta isn t as off the charts as Miles She s from merchant type royalty rich family, but not planetary rulers, and while she got kicked out of the local space academy, and goes off on an adventure to cope, she sticks with the trading stuff And is mostly sensible She gets kicked out, goes home, Dad and brother decide she should take a ship out on a trade mission and to sell it as salvage on the end of the mission Except, [...]
Conscience was a wonderful thing except at times like this An introspective space opera Believe it Ky Vatta is a believable, enjoyable protagonist than either Honor Harrington or Miles Vorkosigan precisely because she is flawed and has a conscience.Well plotted and written All the fast action and trills of the best of space fiction with the added realism that, no matter what our protag does, things seem to get worse.Plenty of hooks to future stories, but also gave satisfying closure.A very goo [...]
Abandoned out of boredom about 60 pages in Moon s prose just doesn t do much for me I liked The Speed of Dark well enough, but I didn t get very far into her first fantasy novel in the well beloved Paksenarrion series, either.
Absolutely love the conflicts that drive this narrative Non standard Great protagonistaffersbookreview 201
I ve loved everything thing about this space opera and its main character.
Vatta Transport Ltd is one of the most respected shipping and trading companies out of Slotter Key When the daughter of CFO Gerard Vatta gets caught in the middle of a political upheaval and is kicked out of the Naval Academy, it could spell a PR disaster for the company As soon as Kylara comes home, confused and upset, her father decides to send her on a simple run to scrap an old ship and get her out of the public eye for the next nine months Ky doesn t expect it to be anything than a routine [...]
The only daughter of the powerful Gerald Vatta, young Kylara Ky as she is known to most of her family and friends , dreamed of being the first military officer from her family That dream is shattered when her good intentions at helping a fellow cadet turn into a public relations nightmare and a political incident Ky chooses to resign her commission and returns home to her family.Her father decides it would be best for Ky to be out of contact for a while and gives her command of her own ship The [...]