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Victory Conditions (Vatta's War Series #5)

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A fine sf tale

    The ISC war against Gammis Turek and his pirate empire has enabled Kylara Vatta to rise rapidly in the admiralty to where the relatively youthful officer commands forty spacecraft. However, she knows the enemy is brutal and brilliant with his latest threat being Slotter Key, her homeworld.---------- Ky learns rank may have privilege, but it also has difficult decision making responsibility. She knows she will send soldiers to their deaths but also realizes the war could devastate her family like her Aunt Grace and Vatta Enterprises. Still as she feels haunted by those who died and will die under her command, she feels strongly failure to act will lead to even more deaths by Turek and his horde. Combat is inevitable she knows what she must do though it weighs on her mind, but hopes her actions will make her side victorious.------------- The key to the final Vatta¿s War is the strong cast not just the heroine who bring to life and death the full facets of the impact of war on everyone. The story line is fast-paced yet no critical thread is left dangling while the cast drives the saga. Fans of the series will relish Elizabeth Moon¿s finish as Ky concludes that the conditions for victory mean deaths for friends and family.------------- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Outstanding conclusion

    Excellent conclusion to the Vatta's war series. Ms. Moon once again puts together a masterpiece of military strategy and adventurous endeavour combined with wonderful science fiction/fantasy. As always she comes out on top with another outstanding tale.

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  • Posted July 2, 2012

    Great Female Lead

    I loved this whole series, and this book was a great way to finish up the pirate war. I really like how Ms. Moon develops her female characters as smart and decisive, much as real women think, rather than some vapid, brainless person that needs rescuing. Fun to read, easy to read, and has that "I don't want to put it down" quality!

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  • Posted May 19, 2012

    Disappointed

    This, the final book in the "Vatta's War" 5-book series, was a disappointment. It is not consistent with the first four volumes of the story, with discontinuities and illogical situations. The book is choppy, not at all as smooth as the first four books. In fact, it becomes downright sappy and juvenile in some places. Story transition from earlier books in the series is not complete, and loose ends are tied abruptly at the end. Some editing errors observed. The author seemed to be in a hurry to end the book, As a consequence, it is not as well-written as earlier books in the series.

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  • Posted September 4, 2009

    Can't put down

    E. Moon's latest character is as compelling as ever, I was only disappointed that this was the last book in the Vatta series. Hard core SF, with highly detailed, cohesive and consistent technology systems and planetary cultures that all play key roles in plot development. The plots are as tight as a drum, except perhaps for the villains. Like some of her other space series, what little you learn about them seems a little disconnected from their actions. Overall, an outstanding read and I anxiously await her next can't-put-down-page-turner.

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  • Posted August 22, 2009

    Excellent End to Series

    As usual, Moon writes a great story.

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  • Posted June 7, 2009

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    Fitting ending for the series

    I love everything Elizabeth Moon writes. This series was exceptional. Highly recommended for anyone who likes scifi adventure series that aren't stupid (no 50000000 to one odds), that have smart characters, that don't treat the reader as an idiot, and that are just purely enjoyable.

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

    i liked it a lot

    yery good reed it

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