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Friday, May 21, 2010

Command Decision By Elizabeth Moon

Kylara Vatta returns in another heart pounding adventure. This book expands on the characters Rafe, Aunt Grace and Toby. Kylara’s desire to form an alliance to battle the pirates who murdered her family is fraught with peril. Rafe discovers emotions he thought were lost forever and Toby exhibits previously unsuspected talents.

Moon has the enviable ability to elicit strong emotions for her characters. She paints human beings, not cardboard cutouts. The characters have flaws, are introspective and highly likeable. There is an excellent contrast between the aged predator and the new predator discovering her fangs. Family ties and bonds are emphasized as well as loyalty and perseverance. Once again Moon has caused me to stay up beyond my self imposed bed time reading until my eyes blur.

I highly recommend the book.

Body of work of Elizabeth Moon

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