Into the Fire (Vatta's Peace, #2) by Elizabeth Moon

Into the Fire (Vatta's Peace, #2)

In this new military sci-fi thriller from the author of Cold Welcome, space fleet commander Kylara Vatta uncovers deadly secrets on her latest mission--shedding light on her own family's past.As Admiral Kylara Vatta learned after she and a shipfull of strangers were marooned on an inhospitable arctic island, the secrets she and her makeshift crew uncovered were ones someone was ready to kill to keep hidden. Now, the existence of the mysterious ar...

Details Into the Fire (Vatta's Peace, #2)

TitleInto the Fire (Vatta's Peace, #2)
Release DateFeb 6th, 2018
PublisherDel Rey
GenreScience Fiction, Space, Space Opera, Fiction, War, Military

Reviews Into the Fire (Vatta's Peace, #2)

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    2.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum me, no one is more surprised and disappointed than I am in my rating. I loved the first book in the series, Cold Welcome. When I found out that Into the Fire was supposed to be a direct sequel, exploring the aftermath of Ky Vatta’s extraordinary tale of survival on an icy inhospitable island and her subsequent discovery of secret arctic facility, I was excited. ...
  • Karen
    Elizabeth Moon did it again in her 2nd book in the Vatta’s Peace series. She once again delivered the goods and created another book that kept me glued to the pages far past my bedtime! In Line of Fire, Ky Vatta once again proves why she’s such a kick ass heroine in this sci-fi military space opera! I’ve been reading Elizabeth Moon’s books since the 90’s when I discovered the Serrano series. I apparently have a love for military sci-fi ...
  • Lexxi Kitty
    Book received from both Netgalley and Random House/Del Rey for an honest reviewTwo things to be noted immediately: 1) this is the second book in the Vatta Peace series, which follows the Vatta War series (with about a 5 year chronological gap between the last book in War, and first in Peace) – and yes, at the very least, book one in the Peace series needs to be read before reading this book here, and, preferably the War series; 2) only the acti...
  • Beth Cato
    I received this book through the publisher via Netgalley.This second book in the Vatta's Peace duology builds on the original Vatta space opera series, much in the way that Moon recently expanded her Paks books. While Into the Fire is ultimately satisfying, I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the original books or the preceding one in the new set. That said, it's still a strong, enjoyable sci-fi read.In Cold Welcome, Ky Vatta experiences a brutal ...
  • Judy Lesley
    Many thanks to NetGalley and Random House Publishing - Del Rey for the digital galley of this novel.Woo-hoo! Five stars because this book was just so much fun to read. If you like space opera, this will probably be the book for you. Second in the Vatta's Peace series - after Cold Welcome - this one takes up right where that one left off except now Ky and Rafe have had a little bit of downtime from the startling events around Ky being stranded on ...
  • Barb in Maryland
    Great space opera,except that all the action takes place on land!Ky Vatta's return to her home planet of Slotter's Key goes from bad (see 'Cold Welcome') to worse when 3 women who were in the group of survivors show up on her doorstep with the Military Police hot on their heels. They bring news that the survivors have been kept drugged and confined in various military facilities under the guise of 'quarantine'. Our three escaped with the goal of ...
  • Marlene
    Originally published at Reading RealityThere’s a saying about war being the continuation of diplomacy by other means. So, also, is politics, particularly the politics of Slotters Key in this second book in the Vatta’s Peace series. And in the case of this series, it’s that politics are the continuation of diplomacy by other means, diplomacy is the continuation of politics by other means, and even, finally, that war is the continuation of po...
  • Deborah Ross
    I pick up a new Elizabeth Moon novel with anticipatory delight. In its pages (or phosphors, for the ebook version), I will find fascinating characters with skills and intelligence, subtle conflicts of culture, superbly handled tension and plot twists, and insights into people who are different from me. Unlike the heroine of Into the Fire (and Moon herself), I have no military experience whatsoever (30 years of Chinese martial arts notwithstanding...
  • Susan
    I pre-ordered this book last week because I have been looking forward to it since I finished Cold Welcome last year. Into the Fire takes place immediately after Ky and the other survivors of the shuttle crash were rescued from Miksland, but all has not gone well. Ky discovers that since she has been off the planet for so many years there are questions as to whether or not she is still a citizen of Slotter Key even though she was born there and ha...
  • TheFavorista
    I read through it quickly and enjoyed it, but the first half felt rougher than the second and the pacing was off overall. The action ramps up in the second half and is maybe a bit too compressed towards the end, but the first (where the sections with Ky are essentially confined to a family house) drags on. There were a few too many instances throughout the book of people having repeat conversations with others who weren't in the know about the sp...
  • Briel
    It's definitely a middle book. But even with that caveat the pacing is extremely uneven. I literally thought I'd skipped to another book in the last third. A lot of disconnect.
  • Judith Cohen
    First of all, in the interest of full transparency, I have to disclose that while I’ve never even met Elizabeth Moon I’ve adored her stories - and have gobbled up each one since Sheepfarmer's Daughter first appeared in 1988. The Deed of Paksenarrion series is probably my all-time favorite fantasy series and I’ve adored the sequel series that followed it. Same for her Suiza and Serrano, Planet Pirates series, stand-alones, collected shorts a...
  • S.J. Higbee
    If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of reading Cold Welcome, then I suggest you put this one on hold and track it down, because the story carries on almost seamlessly from that first adventure featuring Ky Vatta and the other hapless passengers who crashed into the sea with her. However, this story also includes a lot of the characters who featured in Moon’s previous series, Vatta’s War. As I have read all the books in this space opera adve...
  • Sandy Kay Kay
    I love military science fiction and love it even more when the protagonist is a strong female character. I have to confess that I had not read any of books in the Vatta's War series or book 1 in the Vatta's Peace series, Cold Welcome (Vatta's Peace), before reading this book. (I am an impatient reader. When I see a book I want to read, I don't want to read a bunch of other books first. It is a character flaw.) But because of the author's skill in...
  • Theresa
    Into the Fire (Vatta's Peace, #2) by Elizabeth Moon Into the Fire is another step in Elizabeth Moon’s plot to leave us in suspense. This novel is the next in the installment of Vatta’s Peace. Sera Ky Vatta, has survived the plots and ploys of her enemies, crash landings, and murder attempts to find herself sequestered in the Vatta compound because of legal obstacles. A new law has caused a problem of phenomenal legal conflux. The people who a...
  • Linda
    Elizabeth Moon is one of my favorite authors and once again she has written a book that keeps you reading. The second in a series about Admiral Kylara Vatta and her return home (supposedly temporarily) to the planet of Slotter Key, this book picks up right after Cold Welcome ended. Ky's plans to buy her own spaceship with her fiancé Rafe and find their own adventures was cut short in that book by another planet putting all of her money under emb...
  • Henry Lazarus
    Kylara Vatta returns from her Cold Welcome (paper) on her home world of Slotter Key to face new problems. She had discovered that the supposed unhabitable continent of Miksland was actually being mined for two centuries. To keep it a secret, elements of the Slotter Key armed forces have drugged the survivors and put them into quarantine for a fake disease. Three of the soldiers escaped and found their way to Ky alerting to her danger. Soon she is...
  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    During what should be a peaceful, relaxing vacation after her ordeal on Miksland, Ky discovers that things aren't going as smoothly as expected. First, her accounts are frozen as a result of the death of her SDF aide. Then, she is accused of murder—with all of the evidence used to absolve her missing. And finally, three of her Miksland survivors drop into her garden—drugged, bald and abused—to tell her that all of the survivors have been he...
  • Geoff Clarke
    I don't understand why I obsessively consume everything Elizabeth Moon writes. Describing the themes of this book, and of her other works (for example, combat makes the woman), would turn me off. So, too, the lack of moral ambiguity. In Moon's books good people do good things, and bad people do bad things, and the bad people have to die. Her prose is good, but not lyrical.* Nevertheless my shelves are filled with her books, and I pre-ordered this...
  • MAB LongBeach
    Second book in the Vatta's Peace duology, following the Vatta's War series. Kylara Vatta has finally returned to her family home on the mainland a few months after being rescued from the mysterious icy continent. She soon faces new legal troubles: Immigration wants to detain her based on a new law, and she is being charged with murder in two cases. Trapped in the house because she will be summarily arrested if she leaves, she learns to her horror...
  • Jo (Mixed Book Bag)
    Just when Admiral Kylara Vatta thinks that she is home free everything falls apart. There are enough problems in Into the Fire to fuel the plot for several books. It was interesting to see how each of the characters reacted to the danger they find themselves in. Of course Ky does seem to win in the end but not until several of the key characters are almost killed. There is one characters who finally comes into her own leaving Ky feeling very puzz...
  • Sarak
    I found the main 4 characters in this book to be whiny and stuck emotionally where they were at the beginning of the series. Maybe this is a point the author is trying to make: that the stories we tell ourselves or have been told for years can resurface and drive our behaviour, responses, and outlook even decades after we seem to have dealt with them. Just because at one point you seemed to be past them doesn't mean they won't rear back up. I gue...
  • Noodle TheNaughtyNightOwl
    8/10: Excellent read, well written, fell right into the fictional world created.“Ky, love, you have no idea what you’re like when you go full killer.On the whole, this was a great read. I loved being back with Ky & Rafe. But the ending was too rushed. A few too many loose ends were tied up in short paragraphs. So much good right from page one was lost in the last 10% of the book.Still, it’s a Vatta book and I have loved this world, so 4-Sta...
  • Claire
    It's an ok book but more of a fill in than an action book. I'm assuming we will get back to the mystery continent in the next book. I still don't see how Grace's mysterious past is so influential; her actions seem to have been perfectly understandable in a civil war context which still isn't adequately explained. The baddie mafia style stage villains didn't help either. I think Moon's health issues may explain the drop in quality, but it is still...
  • Joe Slavinsky
    Elizabeth Moon seems to alternate between military science fiction, and fantasy, and does both equally well. This is the second series about Ky Vatta. The first, "Vatta's War", was five books, which established what a kick-ass space commander Ky was. It was extremely well-done, with lots of action, interesting characters, and a great example of Moon's ability to tell a story. This series, so far, is yet another example of how well Moon writes. I ...
  • Willuknight Stewart
    Another absolutely fascinating book within a favorite universe with familiar characters, yet a very different story.Cold Welcome was the first return to the Vatta series in almost 20years, and yet it was very different to what came before it, not being set in space and dealing with very different sets of problems.In this sequel, we again pivot to a different sort of book and vastly different problems. Part of the book seems like a one-set episode...
  • M
    So... yeah. The book isn't bad, really, but I has some issues with it. Characters seemed to revert to older patterns of behavior, irrationally lashing out at each other as if they had not already settled disputes in the Vatta's War books. Grace seemed to take a turn and became a weaker character. The ending felt sort of... perfunctory, like it was rushed a bit. I don't really regret reading it, but it's definitely the weakest of the series for me...
  • Tim
    To be honest, almost nothing about this book is science fiction, beyond the fact that the characters and settings are part of an ongoing science fiction universe. Take out or ignore the occasional mentions of some piece of tech or a remote planet, and you have a perfectly serviceable current day political/military thriller.Which isn't to say I didn't enjoy it, because I did. But I kinda like my space opera to have more, well, space. And spaceship...
  • Mrs F Hendry
    I started reading when I went to bed, at about 11. Finished this morning, having had no sleep. Typical of Moon's books. I re-read them often, though I hate starting them, I always want to finish them in one glorious gulp, not always possible although I'm a fast reader. Haven't found a bad one yet. Wish I could write as well.
  • Jennifer
    I enjoyed this one more than the first book in the series, though I kind of wanted to punch Stella, and it bugged me that Kai and Stella never talked about why they rub each other the wrong way like sisters. I think that the learning about the history of the planet fleshed out the world-building, and I enjoyed seeing Kai take charge again.