Teaser Tuesday – 20th February, 2018


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This is my choice of the day:
Into the Fire – Book 2 of Vatta’s Peace by Elizabeth Moon

18% “Pods aren’t equal,” Ky said, scowling at the tiny figures in the drawings then back to the descriptive text. “And there’s another level. Look—the ground-level rooms have the nice beds and so on … the upper one, the rooms are smaller, thicker-walled, no windows. Described as ‘treatment rooms for more severe conditions.’”
“Perfect for isolating problem people,” Rodney said.

BLURB: When Admiral Kylara Vatta and a ship full of strangers were marooned on an inhospitable arctic island, they uncovered secrets that someone on Ky’s planet was ready to kill to keep hidden. Now, the existence of the mysterious arctic base has been revealed, but the organisation behind it still lurks in the shadows, doing all it can to silence her.

I loved the first book, Cold Welcome, in this spinoff series from Moon’s successful Vatta’s War series and so far, I’m thoroughly engrossed in this one, too. Though I do think if you haven’t read the first series, you could probably be struggling with the raft of characters that hadn’t made an appearance in Cold Welcome.

15 responses »

    • I’m absolutely LOVING this one – but I would mention that it is a spin-off series from Moon’s successful Vatta’s War series. While the first book in the Vatta’s Peace series, ‘Cold Welcome’, worked very well on its own, frankly if you haven’t read any of the original series then I think you could flounder with this one. I know a couple of folks – Himself included – who gave up in the early stages as there too many names he didn’t know and didn’t care about. However, because I’ve read all the Vatta’s War books , I’ve found it difficult to put down.

    • My advice would be to start with Vatta’s War – TRADING IN DANGER is the first book – it’s part of a pentalogy. While the first book in this spinoff series, COLD WELCOME works very well as an entry point, because this one is dealing with a lot of Vatta’s War characters, I think folks coming in without going back and reading any Vatta’s War books could struggle – Himself certainly did. If you wanted an awesome standalone by this author, then pick up THE SPEED OF DARK.

    • Oh yes – Moon rights tension-filled danger set in the far future really, really well. If The Man likes a good series to get his teeth into, you could get him to try TRADING IN DANGER.

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