Synopses & Reviews
In Valor's Choice
, Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr and her crew get yanked from a well-deserved shore leave in order to participate in an easy” mission. They are to act as an honor guard for a diplomatic visit to the world of the Silsviss, reptilian aliens with a strong appreciation for war and conquest. Ideally, the visit will result in an alliance and a new member world for the Confederation. Sure, there'd been rumored sightings of the Others on the planet, sworn enemies of the Confederation, but there are always rumors. Everything seems to be going perfectly. Maybe too perfectly...
In The Better Part of Valor, Torin Kerr's outspokenness gets her in a load of trouble. After she tells a two-star general what she really thinks of him, she finds herself separated from her platoon and sent off on a perilous assignment. She's ordered to escort a scientific expedition to an unidentified alien ship abandoned in space -- is it a trap set by the Others or simply a derelict? It's Torin's job to find out -- and to babysit a commanding officer who might prove more of a menace to the mission's success than anything they encounter.
Praise for Valor's Choice
“An intriguing alien race, a likeable protagonist, a fast moving plot, and a rousing ending. What more could you ask for?” —Science Fiction Chronicle “The action is solid, and the marines are an entertaining mix of oddballs.”—Locus “Balanced against the high body count is Huffs dialogue, which is snappy and humorous, enmeshed in the racial diversity of the platoon. As a heroine, Kerr shines. She is cut from the same mold as Ellen Ripley of the Aliens films: tough but humane, fiercely protective of her charges, and utterly determined to prevail… Like her heroine, Huff delivers the goods. Valors Choice does not make light of war, but at the same time it is incredibly fun to read. Howlingly funny and very suspenseful. I enjoyed every word.” —Science Fiction Weekly “A writer of great versatility, Ms. Huff captures the ambiance of an elite military group and adds a rare depth to skillful characterization to make each personality stand up and be counted. Dont miss this one…” —RT Reviews
Praise for The Better Part of Valor: “Once again, Tanya Huff produces another enjoyable book, proving that her talents, normally reserved for fantasy, lend themselves quite well to science fiction. With the Valor series, shes clearly hitting her stride.” —RT Reviews
“Exciting, mysterious and full of action and puzzles to solve. Torin is everything you want in an action heroine…and this book will leave readers anxious for her next adventure.” —Kliatt
“Huffs flair for battle scenes and her clarity in visual descriptions support the action quite well.” —Science Fiction Chronicle
“Fans of military science fiction will want to read The Better Part of Valor, a thriller that is every bit as exciting as Star Wars.” —Midwest Book Review
This thrilling sequel to "Valor's Choice" follows the Confederation's investigation of a seemingly abandoned alien ship. Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr is commandeered to protect a scientific expedition to the derelict ship. Only time will tell if the ship is what it appears to be--or if it is a trap set by the Others.
Best known for her Quarters
series and vampire novels, Tanya Huff stunned critics and fans with Valor's Choice
, her first military science fiction novel. This thrilling sequel follows the Confederation's investigation of a seemingly abandoned alien spaceship.
"Solid...entertaining...rousing military adventure." (Locus)
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