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Summary

In this new military sci-fi thriller from the Nebula Award-winning author of Cold Welcome, Admiral Kylara Vatta is back - with a vengeance.

Ky beats sabotage, betrayal, and the unforgiving elements to lead a ragtag group of crash survivors to safety on a remote arctic island. And she cheats death after uncovering secrets someone is hell-bent on protecting. But the worst is far from over when Ky discovers the headquarters of a vast conspiracy against her family and the heart of the planet's government itself.

With their base of operations breached, the plotters have no choice but to gamble everything on an audacious throw of the dice. Even so, the odds are stacked against Ky. When her official report on the crash and its aftermath goes missing - along with the men and women she rescued - Ky realizes that her mysterious enemies are more powerful and dangerous than she imagined. Now, targeted by faceless assassins, Ky and her family - along with her fiancé, Rafe - must battle to reclaim the upper hand and unmask the lethal cabal closing in on them with murderous intent.

Cover design by Arielle Pearl. Cover Illustration: © Mike Bryan, based on a photograph © Michael Frost.

©2018 Elizabeth Moon (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • joe
  • 17-02-18

One of those books you can’t put down.

This is another great Vatta adventure. The pace is constant and intriguing which has you looking for chores so you can put your headphones on and keep listening.

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  • Sharon C Browning
  • 27-06-18

Enjoyable but slower

I’ve been reading this author for 30 years. As the last volume of Vattas Peace, there a a lot of maneuvering before any action.

It does, however, reflect Ms. Moon’s pro-military stance. The military bureaucracy, instead of being a burden is actually a blessing.

Not my favorite, but good character development and the action sequences are good — if a little sparse.

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  • Susan
  • 15-05-18

weaker story

One of the few times I've been pulled out of the story because of a gap in the plot. Lots of action but significantly less character relationship as a result and it stands out as weaker for that reason compared to others in the series.

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  • JB Hall
  • 04-05-18

Outstanding Effort by Miss Moon.<br />

Eagerly awaiting with a strong anticipation the next installment in Vatta family's endeavors to secure thier place in history.

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  • kelly
  • 16-04-18

great storyline

I loved this series..had me hooked from book 1.would very much recommend this book series

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  • D.Wedell
  • 22-03-18

Into the Fire

Well done. Not what I expected, but very good. Good characters, smart puzzle, lots of clues, but not obvious. Nicely performed, and entertaining. Thank you.

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  • JP
  • 11-03-18

Vatta's Peace is Truly Worth reading

Elizabeth Moon continues to write a great story, as she puts Ky Vatta and her friends and family into fun situations that keep you on the edge of your seat, turning page after page.

Ky Vatta is "the" character for the series; however - that idiot Stella -- Vatta has the most interesting character arc. It is a joy to watch the subtle ways in which her character develops, how her own internal fears retard her progress, and in the end Stella becomes a truly interesting character.

Grace Vatta is worth the read alone. Whether you have read the entire series as I have, or this is your first book: It stands alone well, but the tapestry of the characters is most enjoyable if you've had a series long curiosity about the aunt who makes the fruitcakes.

Love the series; but this book makes me want more.

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  • Cortland Budin
  • 01-06-18

Could have been really good - but wasn't

While in some ways Elizabeth Moon is a very talented storyteller in other ways she falls glaringly short of the mark. This latest edition is it typical example of her writing style. It Is by turns engaging and interesting and then trite, contrived, and combined with inconsistent internal logic in places. It makes for very frustrating read overall.

A number of key elements in the story come across as occurring not because it seems to organically develop or make sense but because the author simply says, "I want it that way."

Along the same lines, character development that occurred previously seems to be forgotten and thrown away in favor of rehashing interpersonal drama that was previously resolved before this current book.

Also along similar lines, the basic history and personality of one of the key characters seems to be retconned and changed to force a plot twist.

it should also be mentioned that the
voice acting and delivery of the current narrator is orders of magnitude improved from that of the one in the previous series. With that being said, it was not a great performance but simply maintained current professional standards.

In summary, this will be the last book that I read in the series. While there is much in Elizabeth Moon's writing style to recommend itself, the areas where the books fall short are too much for me.

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