Vatta's War Series. This series should definitely be read in order from the beginning. Necessary information from previous books is recapped as a refresher in each, but is insufficient for full appreciation. The sequel series Vatta's Peace.
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She's always had a good excuse not to come home to Slotter Key, where her parents and siblings were killed, her childhood home blown to pieces It should be a short, simple, and not-too-painful visit home.
As the woman whose skills and courage saved billions of lives from domination by Gammis Turek, she can expect to be feted, interviewed, rewarded, Slotter Key's homegrown hero.
Or not. Trading in Danger. Del Rey. October, September, Engaging the Enemy. April, Command Decision. February, Victory Conditions. Links to Elizabeth Moon books: Amazon. Cold Welcome is available for presale from Amazon. Her family puts her aboard an old tub of a spaceship, and tells her to take it off to the scrapyards--Ky looks for something better to do, and ends up in what seems to be a pirate attack on the planet where she's buying farm equipment.
Marque and Reprisal begins with a murderous attack on the Vatta family and enterprise, leaving Ky bereft of family support and financial clout for the first time in her life. She must figure out who did it, why, and how to first survive, then rebuild Vatta Old family roles and disagreements threaten to set Ky and Stella against each other in Engaging the Enemy.
Stella is focused on Vatta family affairs and rebuilding the company, but Ky believes she must convince others to join a multi-system force to attack the enemy. This comes to a head when a problem from the past reappears and casts doubt on Ky's identity. Meanwhile, back home on Slotter Key, their Aunt Grace is determined to track down and punish those in government who let the Vatta family be sacrified to save their own skins. Command Decision , book four of Vatta's War: Ky Vatta, having survived a multi-ship battle and saved two other ships besides her own, remains determined to organize a force to avenge her family and keep Gammis Turek and his followers from conquering other worlds But Ky isn't easily daunted, and after rescuing a shipload of refugees from another attack, she finds unlikely allies in the ebullient Teddy Ransome, whose own private force of pirate hunters is shockingly flamboyant.
Meanwhile, her cousin Stella, trying to revive Vatta's commercial ventures, discovers that she has legal control of intellectual property ISC never meant to let out of its laboratories Rafe Dunbarger, who had gone back to the ISC headquarters world to find out why his family had not contacted him in far too long, discovers the sinister plot at the center of the great monopoly, and must save his family from a traitor Victory Conditions , book five of Vatta's War: When Ky Vatta takes command of the Slotter Key privateers and a few allies, she knows she's still outnumbered and outgunned by Gammis Turek and his allies.
Worse, she realizes that he is planning to attack shipyards where large warships are under construction Most of the ships in her fleet were built as merchanters, and have already sustained structural damage--and every combat stresses them more, sometimes to the point of failure.
Meanwhile, her distant cousin Toby is abducted by pirate agents who want to learn the secrets of the new Vatta shipboard ansibles, and Rafe Dunbarger, CEO of the beleaguered InterStellar Communications, is embroiled in a political and economic battle with ISC's Board of Directors and the government of Nexus. Prejudice against the Vatta family is so great that Nexus refuses to ally with Cascadia against Turek because Ky Vatta commands the fleet.
Alone, with only the outdated ships of the ISC fleet to protect it, Nexus looks like easy prey for Turek New Ky Vatta Book. In Trading in Danger , Ky Vatta, daughter of the wealthy and powerful trading family, chose to leave the family business and attend Spaceforce Academy
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