Cold Welcome (Vatta's Peace #1) by Elizabeth Moon

Cold Welcome (Vatta's Peace #1)

Nebula Award–winning author Elizabeth Moon makes a triumphant return to science fiction with a thrilling series featuring Kylara Vatta, the daring hero of her acclaimed Vatta’s War sequence.After nearly a decade away, Nebula Award–winning author Elizabeth Moon makes a triumphant return to science fiction with this installment in a thrilling new series featuring the daring hero of her acclaimed Vatta’s War sequence.Summoned to the home pla...

Details Cold Welcome (Vatta's Peace #1)

TitleCold Welcome (Vatta's Peace #1)
Release DateApr 11th, 2017
PublisherDel Rey
GenreScience Fiction, Space, Space Opera, Fiction, War, Military Fiction

Reviews Cold Welcome (Vatta's Peace #1)

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum Welcome was my first Elizabeth Moon, and what an excellent surprise it was! Knowing little about the book, I dove right in thinking it would be your run-of-the-mill military science fiction, so imagine my delight when I found out it was more of a survival adventure.The star of the novel is Admiral Kylara Vatta, a space-fleet commander returning to her home world of Slo...
  • Karen’s Library
    It's been a long time since I read the Vatta's War series and even longer for the prequels, but I slipped right back into Elizabeth Moon's universe like a pair of favorite slippers. In Cold Welcome we find Ky heading back to her home planet when her shuttle is sabotaged and Ky and the other passengers find themselves stranded in the polar regions of the planet. I've always loved Moon's military in space, but military trying to survive the element...
  • HBalikov
    I have read all of Elizabeth Moon’s Vatta’s War series. Moon is an award-winning author of sci-fi and military speculative fiction. The Vatta’s War series is set way into the future far from this solar system. When we first meet “Ky” Vatta, in Trading in Danger, she has lost her place at the prestigious Space Academy on the planet of Slotter Key and disgraced herself and her family, a rich and successful group of space traders. (Leave n...
  • Laz the Sailor
    After all these years, I had really high hopes for this story. All our favorite characters are back (if they're alive), and the setting is quite intriguing. Ky Vatta continues to be a magician up against insane challenges.But this ends up being a shaggy dog story, with one challenge after another, mysteries unresolved, and the abrupt ending pushing us toward a sequel. Yes it's implied by the #1 in the title, but still, this ending is almost a cli...
  • Ben
    I read the all the books in the Vatta's War series as they were released and thought the series started well but got worse as it went on. I'm pretty much convinced that Moon was losing interest in the characters and the setting as the final book was really dull, workmanlike and felt like she was just writing it to close off some story threads.I feel this explains the seven year wait for this series, as her interest slowly swung back to this serie...
  • Jean
    I had read the Vatta’s War series and enjoyed it. I just discovered Elizabeth Moon has come out with an addition called Vatta’s Peace. "Cold Welcome" is the first book in the new series.Kylara Vatta is a Grand Admiral now and is returning to visit her home planet of Slatter’s Key. Instead, her shuttle is sabotaged. Vatta and crew are stranded in the icy waters of the South Polar Sea. The story then changes to one of survival. This is a much...
  • Deborah Ross
    Elizabeth Moon writes extraordinary military fiction. It’s not normally one of my favorite subgenres, except when she writes it. I love how intelligent she is about the strengths of the military culture and how characters fit and don’t fit into it. When combined with real (as opposed to cartoonish, cardboard) threats from within and without the organization, fascinating cultures and even more intriguing characters, the result is a story that ...
  • Liviu
    a provisional pretty good but not excellent opinion as this is the first book of a new Vatta series which seems to change tack (at least based on the direction it seems to send the series - the ending being a big tbc) from a mil sf (fleets, space battles) space opera to something like an adventure/universe mysteries (long vanished civilizations, personal/smaller group adventures not in a definite military organization context) type of space opera...
  • Lexxi Kitty
    This is book six of the Vatta series, even though it says it is book one. Or, more accurately, this is the start of a new series, Vatta’s Peace, which continues the 5 book series Vatta’s War. Unlike some series that switch names/start anew, this specific series continues with the same main characters. I can think of, basically, two reasons why the series went from ‘Vatta’s War’ to ‘Vatta’s Peace’, and those two reasons are: the fi...
  • Tony Hisgett
    This story wasn’t quite what I had expected. To begin with it was quite interesting, but after a while I just kept wondering when the author was going to end the ‘disaster at sea’ scenario and move on to something more interesting.As the story progressed it just became more and more unbelievable. This is a world with faster than light space travel, how are they unable to conduct a simple rescue? Even after just a few days they have decided ...
  • MadProfessah
    This is my first book by Elizabeth Moon and I was quite impressed. I am aware that COLD WELCOME is the first book in a new series called Vatta’s Peace featuring Moon’s popular character Kylara Vatta, who is the star of the five books which make up the Vatta’s War series. That series is also on my TBR list but I didn’t feel like making a 5-book commitment so this book seemed like a good place to start instead. One problem with this idea is...
  • Judy Lesley
    Author Elizabeth Moon's writing absolutely latched onto my reader's soul when I started reading the Paksenarrion series. I've read all of those books and some of them more than once. I was aware of the Vatta's War series but have not read any of those five books. My interest perked up about ten levels when I saw that NetGalley was offering a digital galley of "Into the Fire", book two in the Vatta's Peace series. It was time for me to get off my ...
  • eyes.2c
    Elizabeth Moon is one of my fav authors. Great to see more of Ky Vatta and associates in a new series.Love that Aunt Gracie and her fruit cakes. Political plots, intrigue and surprises. Loved this return to Vatta's world.
  • Suzanne
    I got pretty obsessed reading this book, which is always the sign of a book I'm really enjoying. I am mostly familiar with Elizabeth Moon from her Deeds of Paksenarrion series, which I loved - and I had never read the original series featuring Kylara Vatta (although I just bought the first one). This book stood on it's own fine - I can tell there is a lot of history that I don't know about yet, but I never felt lost because I hadn't read the prev...
  • The Captain
    Ahoy there me mateys! This here be a combined review of the Vatta’s Peace duology. While I try to post no spoilers, if ye haven’t read the Vatta’s War series and ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . . .Ye think I would have enough of Ky Vatta after readin’ the 5 books in the Vatta’s War series. Well no, I wanted more! Luckily for me this companion series exists. Ever wonder what happens t...
  • Carolyn F.
    Another book that ended with a cliffhanger, which I'm not enjoying at this time. This is the second book I've read recently that does so. The story does drag a bit while they are in the cave/station, but otherwise I enjoyed it. My one complaint is (view spoiler)[it took them forever to reach the outside when they went through the tunnels and it seemed it took the baddies only a day even with self-locking/closing doors and the last door being extr...
  • Harald Koch
    Overall the writing was better than the previous series, but:- I never once thought any of the main characters were in any danger- there's been a major conspiracy for hundreds of years and yet they're completely incompetent- Deus ex machina (possibly literally)- an abrupt ending with no suspense and that leaves all the interesting questions for the sequel. All of them.I guess I expected more?
  • Kate
    An intriguing premise and entertaining read. 3.5 stars.
  • Ayse
    (Spoilers ahead!)Wonderful sci-fi. I have been reading Elizabeth Moon since I was a teenager and I love all the Vatta related stories. Especially the ones about Ky. One of the first books I read by Moon was trading in danger and I loved the perspective of quasi military yet commercial shipping. it felt like the merchant marines in space. this latest installment was also excellent and I look forward to the next one in the series. three points of c...
  • Beth Cato
    I haven't read the Vatta's War series in years, but I slipped into Moon's setting with utter ease. The tension kicks in right away. I raced through this book in a little over a day; I was impatient to find out what would happen to Ky. This is space opera, but foremost, it's a survival story--Ky's shuttle to her homeworld is sabotaged and forced into the frigid sea near an unpopulated continent deemed a terra forming failure. Of course, all is not...
  • Paraphrodite
    4 stars.Ky goes home to settle her share of Vatta business with her cousin and was also to participate in homecoming victory celebrations. The shuttle that was to take her down to her home planet was sabotaged and everyone on board was presumed dead. However, with her usual luck, Ky not only survived but discovered an unoccupied but fully functional military base in a region of the planet that was declared unliveable hundreds of years ago. It wou...
  • Nino
    Interstelarni Glembajevi ali ne toliko uzbudljivi. Meh.
  • Carolyn
    Glad to see the Vattas are back, looking forward to future installments!
  • Christaaay - Christy Luis Reviews
    The Martian on an ice planet + a bigger crew and a skillful female commander.I loved it! The large cast confused me at times, since I didn't read the Vatta's War sequence; I just jumped straight into this companion series, Vatta's Peace. But the plot revved up right away and never slowed down. Lots of fun! The female hero's moments of genuine leadership were my favorite parts. The military language is gender neutral, so she's a hero- and Ky truly...
  • Dan
    Very good, and so nice to see another Ky Vatta series!
  • Kris Sellgren
    Cold Welcome is an entertaining introduction to Elizabeth Moon's new series, Vatta's Peace. Moon chronicled Ky Vatta's rise from disgraced ensign to admiral of an interstellar fleet in her previous science fiction series Vatta's War. Here, Ky returns to her home planet for a family meeting, but her shuttle is is sabotaged and crashes in the ocean off an uninhabited icy continent. This exciting adventure story alternates between the struggles of K...
  • Marlene
    Originally published at Reading RealityI finished up the Vatta’s War series nearly ten years ago, when the final and much anticipated book, Victory Conditions, was published. I enjoyed the series a lot, and while I was a bit sad to see it end, it did come to a completely satisfying conclusion.I read Vatta’s War at the same time that I read two other military SF series with female protagonists, David Weber’s Honor Harrington series, which I ...
  • Tim Hicks
    A certain percentage of books in any genre are simultaneously good and bad. I think the percentage may be higher in military SF. This one's an example. I coudn't wait to finish it, yet when I did I walked away disappointed and almost guilty, as if I'd finished that whole box of Krispy Kremes that I had SWORN I wouldn't even order. As others have said, I never felt the slightest concern for any of the Major Good Guys. Let's see, who's hyper-capabl...
  • Arys
    Cold Welcome by Elizabeth Moon once again delivers a gritty, realistic, "in the trenches" Sci-Fi Action/Drama in an exceptional manner. The hero of previous, more space opera-esque books, now Admiral, Ky Vatta returns to her home world and a literal cold welcome. A routine shuttle trip from her flagship is sabotaged and crashes in the icy ocean. The nearest land is an uninhabited wasteland, and worrying about potential traitors/assassins in their...