Vatta Universe

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 4,795 ratings

Trading in Danger Publisher's Summary

The first of the acclaimed Vatta's War books, the exciting military science fiction series that features a swashbuckling spaceship-captain heroine who mixes commerce with combat.
©2004 Elizabeth Moon (P)2008 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Trading in Danger

    • Vatta's War, Book 1
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Holloway
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,219
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 866
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 871

    The first of the acclaimed Vatta's War books, the exciting military science fiction series that features a swashbuckling spaceship-captain heroine who mixes commerce with combat.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Highly Recommend

    • By L'Aura on 11-28-09

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 2

    • Marque and Reprisal

    • Vatta's War, Book 2
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Holloway
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 828
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 605
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 608

    Although the exciting military career she hoped for never got off the ground, Ky Vatta ended up seeing plenty of combat when she took the helm of one of the commercial transport vessels in her family's fleet...and steered it into a full-blown war. Now the lessons she learned in that trial by fire are about to pay off---because this time, the war has come to her. Someone has launched a full-throttle offensive against Vatta Transport Ltd., Ky's father's interstellar shipping empire.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Vatta's War Gets Deadly

    • By Charlie on 07-31-12

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 3

    • Engaging the Enemy

    • Vatta's War, Book 3
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Holloway
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 721
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 524

    The brilliantly unorthodox Kylara Vatta - black-sheep scion of Vatta Transport Ltd., one of the galaxy's wealthiest merchant houses - is a heroine like no other, blessed with a killer instinct both for business and for battle. Now, in the aftermath of cold-blooded assassinations that have left her parents dead and the Vatta shipping empire shattered, Kylara faces her greatest challenge yet. There is a time for grief and a time for revenge. This is decidedly the latter.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More Grace, Less Stella

    • By Charlie on 08-13-12

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 4

    • Command Decision

    • Vatta's War, Book 4
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Holloway
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 700
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 521
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 524

    After orchestrating a galaxy-wide failure of the communications network owned and maintained by the powerful ISC corporation, Gammis 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good series

    • By Jean on 01-20-13

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 5

    • Victory Conditions

    • Vatta's War, Book 5
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Holloway
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 696
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 504
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 503

    Now, as Turek readies an all-out attack on the Nexus system - a key conquest that could seal the rest of the galaxy's doom - Ky must rally to the challenge, draw upon every last reserve of her strategic skills, and reach deep if she is to tear from the ashes of tragedy her most decisive victory.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Holloway's Narration Distracts from Space Opera

    • By Lance in Surf City on 03-19-09

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 6

    • Cold Welcome

    • Vatta's Peace, Book 1
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364

    Summoned to the home planet of her family's business empire, space-fleet commander Kylara Vatta is told to expect a hero's welcome. But instead she is thrown into danger unlike any other she has faced and finds herself isolated, unable to communicate with the outside world, commanding a motley group of unfamiliar troops, and struggling day by day to survive in a deadly environment with sabotaged gear. Only her undeniable talent for command can give her ragtag band a fighting chance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Suspenseful

    • By Jean on 11-22-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 7

    • Into the Fire

    • Vatta's Peace, Book 2
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of those books you can’t put down.

    • By joe on 02-17-18

    Regular price: $24.95