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Command Decision By Elizabeth Moon Command Decision With the Vatta s War series award winning author Elizabeth Moon has claimed a place alongside such preeminent writers of military science fiction as David Weber and Lois McMaster Bujold Now Moon is b

  • Title: Command Decision
  • Author: Elizabeth Moon
  • ISBN: 9780345491596
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Command Decision By Elizabeth Moon With the Vatta s War series, award winning author Elizabeth Moon has claimed a place alongside such preeminent writers of military science fiction as David Weber and Lois McMaster Bujold Now Moon is back and so is her butt kicking, take no prisoners heroine, Kylara Vatta Once the black sheep scion of a prosperous merchant family, Kylara now leads a motley space force dedWith the Vatta s War series, award winning author Elizabeth Moon has claimed a place alongside such preeminent writers of military science fiction as David Weber and Lois McMaster Bujold Now Moon is back and so is her butt kicking, take no prisoners heroine, Kylara Vatta Once the black sheep scion of a prosperous merchant family, Kylara now leads a motley space force dedicated to the defeat of a rapacious pirate empire led by the mysterious Gammis Turek After orchestrating a galaxy wide failure of the communications network owned and maintained by the powerful ISC corporation, Turek and his marauders strike swiftly and without mercy First they shatter Vatta Transport Then they overrun entire star systems, growing stronger and bolder No one is safe from the pirate fleet But while they continue to move forward with their diabolical plan, they have made two critical mistakes.Their first mistake was killing Kylara Vatta s family.Their second mistake was leaving her alive.Now Kylara is going to make them pay.But with a fleet consisting of only three ships including her flagship, the Vanguard, a souped up merchant cruiser Kylara needs allies, and fast Because even though she possesses the same coveted communication technology as the enemy, she has nowhere near their numbers or firepower.Meanwhile, as Kylara s cousin Stella tries to bring together the shattered pieces of the family trading empire, new treachery
    Command Decision By Elizabeth Moon

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    1. Becky on said:

      When I picked up the first of the Kylara Vatta series at BN, the clerk told me that he thought this series was vastly inferior to Moon s previous work Needing an escapist read, I ignored him and was glad I did.I enjoyed this 5 book series much than in previous Moon novels They are a bit unrealistic genius types, but it s a fun space opery read, following multiple characters strands separately and then deftly weaving the stories back together.

    2. Chuck on said:

      I finally got hold of this book, and, thus, have finished reading the Vatta s War book I must TAKE EXCEPTION with others in the Good Readers sphere who grow impatient with Ky s moral struggles about killing These are struggles that virtually every one who s ever served in the military find very real, and continually worrying about them keeps them human, and moral Impatience with this aspect of Ky s character comes from a lack of awareness of a certain, necessary part of the milatry mindset.I won [...]

    3. Ben Babcock on said:

      Oh wow, remember how I thought Engaging the Enemy was boring and plodding Command Decision is the complete reverse of that With this book, Elizabeth Moon revitalizes the Vatta s War series She advances the storyline considerably, for everyone involved The result is a slick, faster paced adventure that leaves the galaxy on the brink of hope and war.As usual, spoilers for previous books but not this one.Command Decision opens not with Kylara Vatta but rather Rafe Dunbarger Once Ky s protege and an [...]

    4. Jim on said:

      Another good read The universe didn t get any complex the story line continued quite logically, except for the hidden person I mentioned in my last review I found the reasons for that the character s reasoning behind it to be weak It wasn t the person I suspected, either.Again, the book has plenty of action good characters Well worth the few hours it takes to read.

    5. Liviu on said:

      short review of the series huge novel split into 5 under Trading in danger review show

    6. KatHooper on said:

      Originally posted at FanLit.fantasyliterature reviCommand Decision is the fourth installment in Elizabeth Moon s VATTA S WAR series Things are starting to look up for Kylara Vatta, her cousin Stella, and their Aunt Grace Ky, who has proven herself a skilled military commander and is gaining respect, still has to deal with a lot of bureaucratic silliness, but she sees action in this book Stella has thankfully rebounded from her pity party and is now the capable CEO of Vatta Enterprises Young Tob [...]

    7. James on said:

      Once again Moon proves with this book that she is a leading light in the Sci Fi genre She has left me both excited beyond imagining for the next book, but, at the same time, petrified to read it and thus end my relationship with Ky, Rafe, Stella and Aunt Grace I mean, this is one of those books which you hold up as the archetype of an amazing novel irrelevant of genre Amazing, and easily worth the Five Stars The plot built and built so well, going from one strength to the next, never giving you [...]

    8. Ron on said:

      Good story Moon successfully expands the cast and scope of her space opera while keeping it intensely personal to her characters Like all books of this type, best read in order.A good read.

    9. Kenny on said:

      Already getting the next bookGreat military scifi pirates, politics, explosions, assassinations, abductions you know, all the good stuff jammed into a single book.

    10. erforscherin on said:

      It s taken me longer than usual to finish this one I lost a few weeks momentum to the combined effects of finally landing a new job HALLELUJAH AT LAST , the predictable last minute freakout at the old job sigh , and then the frantic packing and moving and starting of the new job in hindsight, I probably should have taken some time off in between But The worst is over now, and I m trying to find time for reading again in the new schedule.So Command Decision I realized a few weeks back that this s [...]

    11. Mardel on said:

      After thoroughly enjoying Aunt Grace s sections in the last book, I was than ready to read of her However, even though there are sections starring Grace, the main stars in this novel were Ky and Rafe Stella and Toby play a large part also, but the novel seems to focus on Ky and her expanding fleet and allies and Rafe.Rafe has grown concerned at the lack of communications from his family Though he s been a bit of a black sheep, distanced from his father they had been keeping in touch and he has [...]

    12. Benjamin Thomas on said:

      The fourth book in Elizabeth Moon s Vatta s War series is an excellent read This series is, essentially, a single novel broken into five parts so make sure you read them in order Each book has its own beginning, middle, and end related to the scope of that individual book, however the main plot line encompasses all of the books So now that we re in the fourth of five books, we expect the overall plot to step up a notch and lead us into the climax of the series in book five And we re not disappoi [...]

    13. Maddalena on said:

      Book after book this series is taking shape and substance and this installment went a long way toward helping me forget the slight disappointment of volume 2, that I m now regarding as a case of growing pains than anything else Despite a few residual niggles, truly too small to spoil my enjoyment of the story, Command Decision turned out to be a solid, entertaining read.In previous books, Kylara Vatta, whose family made a fortune with their interstellar transport business, was expelled from the [...]

    14. Chelsea on said:

      This series gets better with every novel In this forth installment, we get three point of views Ky s and Stella s like with the previous book, as well as Rafe s who is now on is own At first I found this slightly confusing I don t tend to be drawn towards multi povs, but as the novel progressed it became easier to adapt to the shifts I really enjoyed Ky s and Rafe s POV Both had action but were very different styles Ky, of course being geared towards battle, and Rafe s around intrigue Action was [...]

    15. Tasula on said:

      This is the 4th in the Kylara Vatta space opera series, and I find myself enjoying the books and Ky has collected some allies in her fight against the organized pirates who killed much of her family and attacked communication systems in the galaxy Stella Ky s cousin is rebuilding the Vatta shipping company Rafe scion of the communication company travels to his home planet to find out why the ansibles communication hubs have not been repaired and uncovers treachery Aunt Grace Vatta manipulates [...]

    16. Harald Koch on said:

      The series continues to be light space opera yummy brain candy The author continues to get bogged down in irrelevant details, while at the same time moving a little too quickly through the important story developments In fact, this installment probably has the least story advancement of the series I still think this could have been three books instead of five with better advance plottingStill, this was a fun read during the Christmas break when I didn t have a lot of time to pay attention to a [...]

    17. Ian on said:

      If you have started the Vatta s war series, you re going to want to read this, but I found it disappointing compared to the others As characters and plot lines multiply, characterization and focus suffer badly Character development for the heroes has virtually stalled The amount of required suspension of disbelief, on the other hand, has continued to increase The oddly compelling legalistic mercantile details that once charmed me have mostly vanished It simply doesn t feel as though the author i [...]

    18. Trice on said:

      love this seriesah, some of the coincidences deus ex machina etc are a bit overboard, but after the 2nd book, they seem better folded into the rest of what s happening and various character revelations and developments.

    19. Jason on said:

      I have been reading the Vatta s War books for a few years, though they have never been my favorites I keep going into them expecting one thing and then getting something totally different It took me almost half a year to get through this oneMMARYKylara Ky Vatta has now organized a small, independent pirate hunting fleet called Space Defense Force She has a tactical advantage with onboard faster than light communications technology known as ansibles , but suffers personnel and financial difficult [...]

    20. Stephanie on said:

      Definitely satisfying than the latest Star Wars movie All about space battles and the pressure of commanding a ship What sets this book apart is that the four main characters are now scattered across the galaxy, so it s not just the Ky Vatta Show Stella s storyline is kind of blah she s been reduced to a plot device that just makes the actions of the new Slotter Key government and decisions of Ky Vatta make sense Rafe s story is touching he really grows as a character Overall the book has a fee [...]

    21. Sue Law on said:

      Still a reasonable paced, enjoyable space opera but not as coherent as Engaging the Enemy , I m not sure it caught me enough to re read so only 3 stars.The main protagonists have split into 3 separate storylines Kylara with her mini fleet of privateers, Stella rebuilding the Vatta trading empire from a new planet and Rafe going home to find out why his family aren t contacting him any In addition we start to follow Aunt Grace, she of the rock solid, diamond containing fruit cakes, as she seeks [...]

    22. Noodle TheNaughtyNightOwl on said:

      8 10 Excellent read, well written, fell right into the fictional world created.What a team they could make, if they didn t kill each other If they didn t each die before they met again And on that thought, he fell asleep.Rafe s back And that was mainly why I kept on reading after the sample I d thought we d lost him, but no But I did find he wasn t the same man we were used to There were personal reasons for a change in character to some degree, but his change in character seemed too much to me. [...]

    23. Mekerei on said:

      Fourth book in the Vatta Series The story carries on from the third book.Kylara Vatta once the black sheep scion of a prosperous merchant family, Kylara now leads a motley space force dedicated to the defeat of a rapacious pirate empire led by the mysterious Gammis Turek The adventure continues Powered thru this book On to number five.Four stars.

    24. Lushr on said:

      i m really flying through these books, this is four out of five the characters are really growing and changing with circumstances and the world of these characters expands quite well in this episode particularly some life goals achieved i think people slotting into the place they belong it s a satisfying read.

    25. Erika on said:

      Ky has begun building a new fleet to counter the elusive pirates that murdered her family and continue to wreak havoc by destroying system ansibles and taking entire planets hostage Her initial plan build some kind of galactic defense force capable of wielding the weight of entire systems with governments supporting her endeavors against the pirates In reality, she has three ships and not all of them are up to spec, let alone intended for war Her small fleet is leaking money and few governments [...]

    26. Becky on said:

      I would ship out with Ky Vatta and Rafe Dunbarger any day, any time, any where And I want lessons from Aunt Grace not only on her fruitcakes

    27. Leah on said:

      Is it bad that I got to the 4th book in the series before realizing I ve read it before I m enjoying the series though.

    28. Keith Lord on said:

      While still interesting, the series does become a little repetitive at times.

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