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Valor's Choice by Tanya Huff Books on Google Play Valor's Choice Ebook written by Tanya Huff Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC android iOS devices Download for offline reading highlight bookmark or take notes while you read Valor's Choice ‎Valor's Choice on Apple Books ‎ The first book in Tanya Huff's action packed military sci fi adventure Confederation series Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr was a battle hardened professional So when she and her platoon were yanked from a well deserved leave for what was supposed to be easy duty as the honor guard fo Valor's Choice by Tanya Huff | Audiobook | Valor's Choice stays surprisingly close to the standard model for military science fiction featuring the ubiuitous space marines super competent sergeants inexperienced officers gruff but endearing grunts and sketchy politicians pitted against waves of less sophisticated but deadly enemies Think David Weber or John Ringo and you won't be far off Tonya Huff adds a couple nice elements Valor's choice eAudiobook WorldCatorg Get this from a library V. Series ReviewI barreled through this series Huff is an expert at crafting edge of your seat against all odds showdowns but also manages to underpin her books with a worthy if somewhat limited allegorical perspective This is military sci fi starring Confederation marines and so is infused with military culture with the added sci fi interest of imagining a force that combines humans with two other fascinating alien species into a single fighting force I was not surprised to learn that Huff was in the military herself In a thousand different ways her books reflect that intimate detailed knowledge of attitudes and habits that is very hard to invent wholesale for example there are dozens of inside jokes about the mostly friendly rivalry between the marines and the navy that just felt first hand I also liked that the books respected soldiers and their sacrifices without ever slipping into uncritical glorification of war or the military or vilification of the enemies At its most basic level these are stories about the role and character of the senior NCO embodied here by Staff later Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr who manages to feel like a completely uniue and original heroine at the same time that she practically embodies the Platonic Ideal of a Marine Sergeant The story provides a truly fascinating look at the key role of the NCO in fighting an actual war how they maintain discipline and morale among the enlisted carry out much of the actual fighting and uietly mentor less experienced officers Torin herself sees her role as completing missions while keeping her people alive The book manages the impressive feat of balancing out Torin s save the day heroics with her understated wry perspective that is the polar opposite of an arrogant glory hound I ll just add one comparatively minor aspect of Huff s portrayal that really struck me she provides almost no physical description of her heroine and never says that Torin is or isn t pretty In fact Huff consistently avoids any kind of evaluative commentary on her characters relative attractiveness Some of this is due to the sci fi worldbuilding humans are no longer the only species and so the human obsession with variations in our appearance has faded in the face of living and working with totally alien species But I was impressed and a little unnerved by how refreshing it was to immerse myself in the world of this amazing heroine and have her appearance be consistently treated by author characters and by Torin herself as utterly irrelevant There is a less happy flip side of course I am getting and fed up with the fact that it is so ridiculously unusual to find a book where the heroine is not portrayed as extremely attractive and even rare to fine one where her appearance is never mentioned at all I say this though I am myself guilty of depicting my own heroines as fulfilling conventional standards of female attractiveness Bottom line I loved this series could not put it down and also found it thought provoking and moving in the best tradition of sci fi Highly recommend for any fans of military sci fi or anyone looking for a uniue refreshing and inspiring heroine

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Alor's choice Tanya Huff; Marguerite Gavin Staff Sergeant Tobin Kerr was a battle hardened professional So when she and those in her platoon who had survived the last deadly encounter with the Others were yanked from a well deserved leave Valor's choice Audiobook on CD Get this from a library Valor's choice Tanya Huff; Marguerite Gavin; Tantor Media When humans are granted membership in the Confederation along with several other alien races they must protect the older civilized members of the alliance who have long ago pursued a Valor's Choice Huff Tanya Gavin Marguerite Valor's Choice by Tanya Huff is an enjoyable military science fiction book with a very strong heroine Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr has to be one of the interesting characters I've seen in awhile at least in a science fiction setting It's a fun book to read with some poignant moments as well Unfortunately thin characterization of the rest of the marines as well as a plot that's very Valor's Choice Wikipedy Valor's Choice is in science fiction roman fan 'e hn fan 'e Kanadeeske skriuwster Tan. There s a statement made in this book that troops tend to remember the good part of service and not so much the bad To an extent that s true otherwise ex militarily people wouldn t be fans of military readsThis is an excellent actionmilitary science fiction read The Confederation is made up of multiple species of people Some of these are so very adverse to conflict that the word pacifist can t even apply They are physically emotionally and even mentally unable to deal with it this by the way includes the giant spider racego figure Sadly there is a species out there known in the Confederation as The Others who don t have that problem As a matter of fact they are very aggressive and expansionist Happily enough for the super pacifist races there are peoples in the Confederation likewell like us humans We aren t the only warrior race of course and are thought to be needed That s purportedly why a combat platoon of Marines is sent along as an honor guard for the VERY peaceful ambassadors to sign a new treaty with a new warlike race who the Confederation brass would like to see as new members of the confederationThings as you might imagine don t go as advertisedthis it turns out will not be a sort of working vacation for the MarinesThis book is well put together At first I thought I might need a program or something to keep track of which species was which as the story went on But I got to know them as individuals and it was no problem They became real characters Both plot and characterization work hand in hand to make this an enjoyable novel I amreticent to hand out many 5 star ratings It has to be reserved for the best of books Even if we go to the gold and silver system recommended by a friend of mine here I don t like to hand out a lot of 5s So I originally gave this a 4 star rating But then as I wrote the review I had to ask myselfwhere was the flaw Is it simply that I m being a book snob I mean the book is readable never flags doesn t lose the interest The plot not only holds together or holds up but is well crafted and the characters come across as individualsSoI m going 5 stars If we had a 10 star system i might say 9 as there are books I like much better but all in all this is an excellent read So let s say it s a 5 star silverokayThink I ll move right on to the next in the series Highly recommendedview spoiler By the way if you are a military history buff like I am and the story here sounds a bit familiar I don t think that s a coincidence The battle here is very reminiscent of Rorke s Drift From the attack of local peoples using spears but with a few modern weapons to the defensive of the hospital you ll see parallels That s not a problem by the way I just found it interesting hide spoiler


10 thoughts on “Valor's Choice

  1. says:

    Military Space Opera written by a woman who really knows what she's writing about Marvelous characters and alien races extremely snappy dialogue an endearing and tough heroine and lots of fast action Torin Kerr is

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    Initial impression upon first finishing the book A rollicking good read and I enjoyed it a lot than I thought I would considering t

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    Series ReviewI barreled through this series Huff is an expert at crafting edge of your seat against all odds showdowns but also manages to underpin her books with a worthy if somewhat limited allegorical perspective This is military sci fi starring Confederation marines and so is infused with military culture with the added sci fi interest of imagining a force that combines humans with two other fascinating alien spec

  4. says:

    I wasn’t sure what I was getting but I would call this a militaryspace opera that hit all the right notes for those of you

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    I loved this book before I went and started writing books myself There is a crazy thing that happens when you write books though You develop editing brain and you can no longer read without picking up all the little issues that you might change in your own stuff It is a real downer let me tell you I don't enjoy reading as much as I once did

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    There's a statement made in this book that troops tend to remember the good part of service and not so much the bad To an extent tha

  7. says:

    “Hey what’ve you got?” “Same fukking thing as you” Juan grunted “Hot bag of balanced nutrients in a tasty fukking paste” It's no secret that Tanya Huff is one of my favorite authors so I'm a bit biased on her books Still Valor's Choice is amazing Filled with action fun characters weird alien species that I wouldn't want to hang

  8. says:

    Valor's Choice is the first of the Confederation series and my first book by Tanya Huff It’s an excellent military space opera set in the very distance future I enjoyed it from page one but when action picked up halfway through I simply couldn't stop reading It revolves around a great protagonist Torin Kerr a marine female Staff

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    Every year the weekend after the Superbowl two months before real Baseball World Champion Nats begins I watch the movie “Zulu” skipping the first 10 minutes I did that again this year About halfway through Tanya Huff’s “Valor

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    While reading this I remembered why I don't read much military Sci Fi And that's because I find it boring Yes that's right