Trading in Danger, Paperback
4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


TRADING IN DANGER is the first volume in the Vatta's War series.

Ky Vatta is a highly promising military cadet with a great future ahead of her, until an apparently insignificant act of kindness makes her the focus of the Academy's wrath.

She is forced to resign, her dreams shattered. For the child of a rich trading family, this should mean disgrace on a grand scale. And yet, to her surprise, Ky is offered the captaincy of a ship headed for scrap with its final cargo. Her orders are absolutely clear, but Ky quickly sees potential profit in altering the parameters of the journey. Because, whatever the risks, it's in her blood to trade - even if the currency is extreme danger.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9781841491684



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops


Showing 1 - 2 of 2 reviews.

Review by

Years ago Elizabeth Moon wrote The Deed of Paksenarrion any description of which would make sound like an unprepossessing and formulaic little fantasy trilogy. And did it so well that what should have been a pigs ear became a silk purse.Since then? well she makes serviceable purses but they are not silk.In this one Ky Vatta recently sent down from a military academy . Takes her place in the family trading company . Captaining an spaceship due for retirment she spots an opportunity for profit hauling agricultural equipment and takes it. Only to find herself caught up in a war. a Pretty average story thiis seem to exist mainly to establish characters for the series.

Review by

Where has Elizabeth Moon been all my life? This is just the kind of fast moving space opera I've been looking for (and trying to write with The Szuiltan Trilogy). Wonderful. Have already bought the second in the series.

Also by Elizabeth Moon   |  View all