Rules of Engagement by Elizabeth Moon
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Rules of Engagement
By Elizabeth Moon

Rules of Engagement

By (author) See other recent books by Elizabeth Moon
Format: Paperback

Checking availability...

Rules of Engagement by Elizabeth Moon

Book Description

Esmay Suiza, one of Fleet's most gifted young officers, and Brun Meager, daughter of the Speaker of the Grand Council, have a lot in common - they're both bright, brave, likeable and adventurous. But far from becoming the best of friends, a string of misunderstandings leads to a very public argument, and their enmity is soon the talk of Copper Mountain training base. When Brun falls into the hands of a fanatical religious militia movement Esmay finds herself in disgrace, suspected of conniving in Brun's abduction. Far from hating her, however, Esmay understands Brun better than anyone else, and knows that she has the best chance of coming up with a plan to save her. But will anyone in Fleet listen long enough to give her a second chance? RULES OF ENGAGEMENT is the fifth volume of The Serrano Legacy, an action-packed science fiction series from this highly acclaimed author. More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at

Buy Rules of Engagement book by Elizabeth Moon from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781857239645
ISBN-10: 1857239644
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 108mm x mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Orbit
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Elizabeth Moon

Cold Welcome by Elizabeth Moon Cold Welcome, Paperback (April 2017)

Nebula-Award-winner Elizabeth Moon triumphantly returns to science fiction with this space opera adventure, perfect for fans of Lois McMaster Bujold, James S. A. Corey and Star Wars

Warrior Women by Elizabeth Moon Warrior Women, Paperback (December 2015)

Features tales of powerful women - or those who discover strength they did not know they possessed - who fight because they must, for what they believe in, for those they love, to simply survive, or who glory in battle itself.

Limits of Power by Elizabeth Moon Limits of Power, Paperback (June 2013)

The penultimate volume in this epic fantasy of elves, dragons and kingdoms under threat, from fantasy legend and Nebula Award-winning author Elizabeth Moon

» View all books by Elizabeth Moon


US Kirkus Review » Science fiction about the far future's powerful military families, a sequel to Moon's Once a Hero (1997). As Lt. Esmay Suiza - she of the seriously bad hair and knack for getting into hot water - joins her officer training course, she's requested to nursemaid the talented but wayward civilian Brun Meager, daughter of Lord Thornbuckle, the Familias Regnant's head honcho. Brun wants to party, but Esmay's taking double classes - and when the red-hot Brun starts flirting with Esmay's beloved, Barin Serrano, the emotionally inexperienced Esmay explodes and bawls Bran out. Unfortunately, the media record the scene and Esmay finds herself vilified, reprimanded, and shunted off to the unglamorous Search & Rescue branch of the Fleet. Worse, Thornbuckle blames Esmay for Brun's plight, and she breaks up with Barin after accusing him of sleeping with Brun (he didn't). In a huff, Brun decides to tour her family's holdings in space, but makes the mistake of detouring through the system where the New Texas Godfearing Militia has just seized a freighter carrying illicit arms. The Militia consists of fascist religious crazies who kidnap and enslave women and children. They grab Brun, then beat, rape, and impregnate her, and murder everybody else. Esmay, executive officer aboard an SAR investigating vessel, finds debris and grisly remains, but it's a long time before she can track the crazies to their home planet. Poor Bran, meanwhile, gives birth to twins (for whom she feels nothing) and escapes just as Fleet's rescue gets under way. Esmay, back in favor after some manipulating by senior members of the Serrano clan (she finally gets a good haircut, too), gets in on the action - and, of course, Barin still loves her. Great female characters, vigorous plotting, a solid military-family backdrop, but not enough action to keep everyone on board. (Kirkus Reviews)

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Rules of Engagement book by Elizabeth Moon and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Elizabeth Moon

Elizabeth Moon joined the US Marine Corps in 1968, reaching the rank of 1st Lieutenant during active duty. She has also earned degrees in history and biology, run for public office and been a columnist on her local newspaper. She lives near Austin, Texas with her husband and their son.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Elizabeth Moon close
Cold Welcome by Elizabeth Moon
Warrior Women by Elizabeth Moon
Crown of Renewal by Elizabeth Moon
Crown of Renewal by Elizabeth Moon
Limits of Power by Elizabeth Moon
Echoes of Betrayal by Elizabeth Moon
Kings of the North by Elizabeth Moon
Legacy of Honour by Elizabeth Moon
Oath of Fealty by Elizabeth Moon
Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon
Serrano Succession by Elizabeth Moon
Victory Conditions by Elizabeth Moon
Serrano Succession by Elizabeth Moon
Command Decision by Elizabeth Moon
Command Decision by Elizabeth Moon
Engaging the Enemy by Elizabeth Moon
Moving Target by Elizabeth Moon
Trading in Danger by Elizabeth Moon
Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon
Heris Serrano by Elizabeth Moon
» close