Calico Reaction (calico_reaction) wrote in sci_femmes,
Calico Reaction

Moon, Elizabeth: Engaging the Enemy

Engaging the Enemy (2006)
Written by: Elizabeth Moon
Genre: Science Fiction
Pages: 398 (Mass Market Paperback)

The premise: in the third book of the series, Ky Vatta's got two ships: one's old, slow, and simply for trade; the other is outfitted perfectly should she become a privateer. What she really wants is to use her marque to actually unite the privateers and take the fight to the people who killed her family. That's easier said than done: not only does the government not trust her, but neither does her remaining family or the other captains. Ky's got to do everything she can in order to accomplish what is right, but that's not going to be easy, especially when someone from her past shows up who could change everything. For the worst.

My Rating

Worth the Cash: pretty enjoyable, and again, if I'd actually spent money on this instead of borrowing it, I wouldn't have minded in hindsight. Moon is writing solid SF, both in military fiction and in space opera, and the characters really do stand out and develop nicely. And of course, I'm enjoying the world-building here and the details that go into it, though I feel like sometimes, the details slow the story down. Still, the series is moving a solid pace so far, with the ante being upped with each book, so I'm looking forward to the next installment.

Review style: Two sections, what I liked and what I didn't. Expect spoilers. :) However, if spoilers don't bother you, the full review is in my LJ. As always, comments and discussion are most welcome. :)


Happy Reading!
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