Hunting Party (Serrano Legacy Series #1)

Hunting Party (Serrano Legacy Series #1)

by Elizabeth Moon

Paperback(Mass Market Paperback - Reissue)

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ISBN-13: 9780671721763
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 07/28/1993
Series: Serrano Legacy Series , #1
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 527,653
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.10(d)

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Hunting Party (Serrano Legacy Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
TheDivineOomba on LibraryThing 10 months ago
In this book, we have Heris Serrano, space captain extraordinaire who due to a difficult situation, resigns her post from the space agency and takes up the post of captain to Lady Cecilia de Markos's Yacht. Heris goes in with a resigned attitude, flying an old ladies yacht is not what Heris had in mind with her future. Throughout the book, Cecilia and Heris overcome a number of obstacles, including overcoming stereotypes. When Cecilia's Nephew gets caught up in an illegal hunt, the two have to work together to save him.I liked the story - it is solid, with very likable characters. It also fills in plot holes quite nicely. Many weaker stories will have the two main characters running out into the forest alone, but Moon's characters calm down, call for help. They do save the day, but it is done in a logical manor.Its a fast, entertaining read. I'll be looking up the rest of this series.
nakmeister on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Small time space opera set on a old lady¿s luxury yacht, featuring a no-nonsense ex military officer who becomes friends with the owner, and helps out when her teenage relatives get in trouble.This was average fare, perhaps in a similar vein as Lois McMaster Bujold¿s Vorkosigan series, but not nearly as interesting or exciting. And the constant subject of horse racing and hunting really irritated me for some reason (though others might like it). Fairly well written, but overall distinctly average in my opinion.
ladycato on LibraryThing 10 months ago
After Heris Serrano is forced to resign her space command, she finds employment as the captain of a wealthy woman's luxury space yacht. Though the nature of the job galls her, a job is a job, even if the owner's nephew and friends are obnoxious spoiled brats. Their jaunt through space becomes more interesting as the ship appears to have been used previously for smuggling, with several current crew members complicit. However, when they arrive on a remote planet to take part in the revived ancient tradition of fox hunting, it seems the dangerous part of their journey is over. Not quite. People are hunting more than foxes on this planet, and spoiled snobby children have a way of getting into a lot of trouble...I like this book, but I can tell it was written before Moon wrote her excellent Vatta's War series. That same "oomph" isn't here, and I wasn't even pulled into the book for a good 50 pages. The plot pace felt uneven, and sometimes major revelation came to Heris a bit too quickly in the climax. I didn't expect so many chapters to focus on fox hunting--not a bad thing, really--but it was a diversion from the main plot. It wasn't a bad book at all--simply not up to expectations. I'll continue to read the rest of the series; I have a lot of faith in the author, and the concept here is interesting.
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