Cold Welcome

Cold Welcome

by Elizabeth Moon

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Nebula Award–winning author Elizabeth Moon makes a triumphant return to science fiction with a thrilling series featuring Kylara Vatta, the daring hero of her acclaimed Vatta’s War sequence.

After nearly a decade away, Nebula Award–winning author Elizabeth Moon makes a triumphant return to science fiction with this installment in a thrilling new series featuring the daring hero of her acclaimed Vatta’s War sequence.

Summoned to the home planet of her family’s business empire, space-fleet commander Kylara Vatta is told to expect a hero’s welcome. But instead she is thrown into danger unlike any other she has faced and finds herself isolated, unable to communicate with the outside world, commanding a motley group of unfamiliar troops, and struggling day by day to survive in a deadly environment with sabotaged gear. Only her undeniable talent for command can give her ragtag band a fighting chance.

Yet even as Ky leads her team from one crisis to another, her family and friends refuse to give up hope, endeavoring to mount a rescue from halfway around the planet—a task that is complicated as Ky and her supporters find secrets others will kill to protect: a conspiracy infecting both government and military that threatens not only her own group’s survival but her entire home planet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101887332
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/28/2017
Series: Vatta's Peace Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 146,667
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Moon grew up on the Texas border, served three years of active duty in the USMC (1968–71), and now lives with her husband, also a veteran, near Austin, Texas. She has published more than twenty-five novels, including Nebula Award winner The Speed of Dark, Hugo finalist Remnant Population, and the enduring epic fantasy series The Chronicles of Paksenarrion. She has published more than fifty short-fiction pieces in anthologies and magazines and in four of her own short-fiction collections, most recently Moon Flights and Deeds of Honor. When not writing, Moon enjoys photographing native plants and wildlife, knitting socks, and cooking.

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Cold Welcome 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Karen_Benson More than 1 year ago
It's been a long time since I read the Vatta's War series and even longer for the prequels, but I slipped right back into Elizabeth Moon's universe like a pair of favorite slippers. In Cold Welcome we find Ky heading back to her home planet when her shuttle is sabotaged and Ky and the other passengers find themselves stranded in the polar regions of the planet. I've always loved Moon's military in space, but military trying to survive the elements was my favorite yet! All the twists and turns of each reveal had me reading far into the night. Interspersed with Ky's adventures were the Vatta family's perspective of trying to find Ky and not knowing if she had even survived. Enter Rafe, and new plots on the Vatta family and you have a very entertaining story. I am looking forward to book 2 of Vatta's Peace to see how Ky and Rafe fare in their next adventure. The premise of what's coming sounds very promising. Thank you to NetGalley and Del Rey for providing an ARC of this book!
Anonymous 10 months ago
I have read and enjoyed all the Vatta series and was thrilled to get the next in the series. What a great disappointment! Don’t know what Elisabeth Moon is doing these days - but writing a good plot and keeping a reader’s interest is certainly not high on her list of chores. I believe this book was written in chunks during her spare time or under some deadline she was forced to meet. It has that unfinished feeling to both the writing and mostly to character development. Oh, and the dialogue is pretty lame too! This was so bad I wish I’d never read it! If you liked the early Vatta books like Trading In Danger, this is in no way similar.
CaptainsQuarters More than 1 year ago
Ahoy there me mateys! This here be a combined review of the Vatta’s Peace duology. While I try to post no spoilers, if ye haven’t read the Vatta’s War series and ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . . . Ye think I would have enough of Ky Vatta after readin’ the 5 books in the Vatta’s War series. Well no, I wanted more! Luckily for me this companion series exists. Ever wonder what happens to the Admiral when war is over? Then this be for ye! I loved book 1 so much plus there was a crazy cliffhanger so I just leapt straight into the remainder of the story. And was very satisfied by what I got. This story follows Ky as she goes back to her home planet to quickly take care of some business and return to the fleet. Only she never gets to her destination. Sabotage finds her stranded in arctic conditions with a very small band of survivors. I adore survival stories especially when it involves treacherous seas, islands, and people! This aspect was me favourite part. I thought how the author chose to portray the timeline of the survival story was particularly lovely. The only minor quibble was the “rescue” was a little anti-climatic. But of course after the survivors are saved, the pace gears back up. I certainly did not expect what happened to Ky and the others after that. Politics and chaos become the order of the day. It was super fun. Ky, Stella, and Grace all play their parts. And what was fascinating is that they continue to grow and change more in these two books. Like real people do. So that was fun. While the Vatta story can end here, I will certainly take another companion series that looks into the unsolved mystery of this duology. Arrr!
reececo331 More than 1 year ago
Cold Welcome (Vatta's Peace, #1) by Elizabeth Moon Its an interesting twist to a new series of space adventures. Admiral Ky Vatta has to return home but the exploits and plans of other parties got in the way. Ky is haunted by the loss of her family on her home planet, and is forced to return for the family business. Her great-aunt Grace is waiting for her, but the machinations of others get in the way. Ky is tested by her own survival and those who crash landed with her in the waste of the untransformed island in the snowy south of her home planet. Ky has to solve the the mystery of her crash but also one of the largest conspiracies that has lead to multiple attacks on the Vatta family. It is her connections and her spirit that will bring her through this dark hour.
Sandarbian More than 1 year ago
Big Disappointment. When I buy a science fiction book I want science fiction not a survivalist story that could be earth. Waste of money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story with famliar charactors from previous books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lot of set up for the new series, hope Elizabeth writes quickly.