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Engaging the Enemy (Vatta's War Series #3)

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  • Posted May 12, 2012

    Recommended

    This is the third of the 5-book "Vatta's War" series. The back story is covered sufficiently well by the author that this book can be understood without having read the first two books in the series. A goodly portion of the story drags a bit, but the book ends with an action sequence. Very few editing errors.

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  • Posted September 7, 2009

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    Eh.. Kinda better

    The third book in this series started to look up, it started in more on the more interesting (yet so far unexplored) topics the books could bring (mare of a feel for the difforent cultures of the book. It also steadied out the charactors a bit, adding more and setting more then just a 1 perspective on Ky. Still few charactors were given much more, and a few plot twists added variety.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Excellent military science fiction

    Vatta Transport Ltd is a trading family that deals with several different systems in the far distant future when communications in the vastness of space are conducted by ansibles. The Vatta Compound on the planet Slotter Key is bombed to oblivion followed by an assault on their fleet that leaves few vessels operational. One of those still flying is Fair Kaleen captained by Ky Vatta who killed her cousin Osman for crimes to horrific to mention. ---- Ky is not alone as her cousin Stella flies nearby even as pirates attack a planet just as Ky leaves it. At her next stop she learns that the pirates control that solar system and communication destroyed because he devastated the ansibles. Ky finally concludes the pirates are organized and led by Gammis Turek. She also figures out that the attack on her fleet and the compound come from the same pirates. Ky hopes to gather a counter force to fight back and restore interstellar trade. ---- Elizabeth Moon writes military science fiction that is so good new readers will scramble to buy her back list soonest while fans will anxiously wait for the new moon to arise. There will a sequel to ENGAGING THE ENEMY because many questions still remain to be answered. This book is a totally exhilarating sci fi thriller starring a delightful somewhat roguish spunky female reminiscent of Princess Leia not afraid to plunge into the center of the hostilities. ---- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2006

    Not one of her best

    If you have read the entire series so far, you'll wonder when the action is going to start. Having read Moon's other series, this book is probably critical to the entire Privateer series, as a large number of new characters are introduced who will probably appear in the next book. If you are interested in this book without reading the the others up to now, go read the others first. As a huge Moon fan, while diappointed in this individual book, I am extremely happy with the entire Vatta series

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