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Engaging The Enemy: Vatta's War Book Three [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth Moon
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Kylara Vatta has had to leave a glowing future as a military cadet far behind, and now carves out a living in the brutal cut-throat world of interplanetary trading. Her chosen way of life is tough but rewarding and she thinks she is more than capable of holding her own.

That is, until a threat emerges that nobody could have forseen ...

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    PRAISE FOR ELIZABETH MOON TRADING IN DANGER "Bound to appeal to fans of David Weber's Honor Harrington series, this sf adventure is filled with fast-paced action and well-conceived characters."-Booklist "Compelling . . . a superior novel . . . Trading in Danger [has] originality and intelligence." MARQUE AND REPRISAL "Excellent plotting and characters support the utterly realistic action sequences: swift, jolting, [and] merciless."-Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "The intrigue-filled plot lends a marque of distinction."-Entertainment Weekly "From the Hardcover edition."

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    The third volume in an explosive new science fiction adventure series following TRADING IN DANGER and MOVING TARGET.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 958 KB
    • Print Length: 416 pages
    • Publisher: Orbit (2 Dec. 2010)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B004BDOJEU
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,622 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars First Impression: Hmm, is this a bridge? 7 April 2006
    Picked this up a day after release, after waiting for AGES, and digested in one sitting.... Book 3 of the Vatta's War series, please read books 1 & 2 first. The fractured trading Vatta family is starting to pick itself up after it's trashing in book one. Getting an interstellar trading line back trading, dealing with a bad reputation, and somehow staying one step ahead of the bad guys attempting to blow your head off, or killing your ship:- you kind-of expect this by now from the author......
    On a personal note, somehow I get the feeling from the pacing of this book, it's more of a bridge to some bigger WOWS in the next in the series. Not the usual 5 stars this time. Ask me again after I've re-read it two of three times
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - great fun 22 Feb. 2010
    By Deimos
    I wont give my version of the story but ...

    Really great fun, good story well told. Nothing to make you think hard about new ideas. Easy to get started (some books take an age and a real struggle to get into - not this series). Then difficult to put down.

    However, think of the series as a single large book and read them in the correct order. One excellent aspect about the series is that, unlike some multi-book series, the start of each book assumes you have read the previous book and does not spend ages recapping the story so far. Personally I hate it when you read the 2nd/3rd/4th book and you have to plough through loads of recapping the book before. In this series each book just continues directly from the end of the previous one making all 5 books like one book but split for convenience. So read them in the right order.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read 21 Feb. 2013
    By JG
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    Bought the first one as a discarded library book and got completely hooked on the series.
    The characters are really well worked out and given time to develop. The 'SF' part of the story is subtle, not one of those books that is blinding you with science. Very good story telling with enough detail to make it rich and colourful and so that you can almost taste and smell it. For me the only other SF author that created the same intensity was Ray Bradbury. I really loved the volumes 1 to 4. The 5th one is still good but feels oddly rushed in some parts and drawn out in others.

    You need to start with the first one though, or it will be difficult to understand the characters.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars (Book 3) It does what it says on the tin... 12 Feb. 2011
    Format:Kindle Edition
    This book, as do all of the others in the series, picks up immediately where the last one left off. The books seem more like convenient ways to package instalments of one longer story. (Although the books can be read individually).

    The pace does not slack off in this book, however, it does have the feel of the middle of a book, where the plot is being fleshed out. The main character makes possibly a bad decision that has a reasonable outcome, for her and a few others, whereby she gains valuable experience in her abilities to fight in space. This helps her reputation and encourages some to follow.
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    7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Solid but not all that exciting 8 Jun. 2006
    I agree with the previous reviewer, this is very much a "mid-series" book where a reasonable amount happens but it's general plot development rather than anything spectacular. Having said that, the story moves along quite nicely and things become a little clearer in this murky tale of betrayal and war.
    Elizabeth Moon is one of my favourite contemporary sci-fi writers and I have enjoyed all of her books. I am looking forward to seeing how this series works out, as long as it doesn't get spun out too long.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read! 16 Nov. 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    I discovered books by Elizabeth Moon only about 4 weeks ago. Since then I have not been able to put my Kindle down. The more I read of her books the more I want. The characters are memorable and believable, the plot unfolds without confusing. I cannot give this author any higher praise. I have been reading science fiction for over 50 years and in my opinion she is peerless.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read. 13 April 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    This is great story and well thought out, i have read this story before and it us just as enjoyable the second time, i will be downloading tge next 2 books in the series as they are good value for money and the story is very gripping.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Space Opera 13 May 2012
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    An enjoyable read. Some clever ideas on communications and believable fight sequences. A well thought out plot. It does, however, extend over five novels so it is not for the faint hearted. Parts of it remind me of "The Lost Fleet."
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    1.0 out of 5 stars Banal Tripe
    I have elsewhere written a review of the whole Vatta Cycle and only wish to add here, that 'Engaging the Enemy' is every bit as awful as the other books in this cycle. Read more
    Published 6 months ago by Dogbury
    5.0 out of 5 stars a very good read.
    I will be for book 4 now i have finished b/oo
    Published 6 months ago by Francis.
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Fantastic book and series. Very well developed characters and "human". Loved all 5!
    Published 6 months ago by Charles Forse
    4.0 out of 5 stars like an extended play of elite
    i enjoyed this series, its like an extended play of elite. the last few books perhaps not as strong as the first 3 but still good and worth reading.
    Published 9 months ago by Ross
    3.0 out of 5 stars Well written simplistic military SF with not much SF.
    This series is pretty typical of military SF. Simplistic Good guys vs Bad guys, where the military are all good guys and the bad guys are politicians or space pirates... Read more
    Published 10 months ago by Andrew Scooter Guy
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Published 13 months ago by John Ford
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very good read
    A brilliantly written book that follows on very successfully indeed from her previous books in the series developing the characters almost as if they were real people that the... Read more
    Published 15 months ago by P Crowe
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
    Grabbed me from the start just had to read them all. Highly recommended wish they weren't so expensive , it's only a electronic book after all.
    Published 20 months ago by MR PAUL A SLADE
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