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by Tanya Huff

Free eBook Valor's Choice (Valor Novel) download ISBN: 0886778964
Author: Tanya Huff
Publisher: DAW; First Printing edition (April 1, 2000)
Language: English
Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Science Fiction
Size MP3: 1585 mb
Size FLAC: 1720 mb
Rating: 4.1
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Kliatt Readers who enjoy military SF will love Tanya Huff’s Valor’s Choice.

Only 12 left in stock (more on the way). Kliatt Readers who enjoy military SF will love Tanya Huff’s Valor’s Choice. The level of detail is intricat. he blow-by-blow of combat is delivered with a focus on character as well as with lots of empathy and humor. It has enough depth to its story of prisoners of war that it neatly deals with tropes (such as the bully who’s taken over one group of beaten-down marines) by layering on additional groups of prisoners with entirely different dynamics.

The Heart of Valor is book three in Tanya Huff’s delightful Confederation series. Torin goes back to her own training days and even finds herself dealing with her old drill instructor. At this point she has every expectation that whatever supposedly-easy run she’s sent on couldn’t possibly end well, and naturally she’s right. She gets most of the best lines and all of the best scenes. This does not mean, however, that the secondary characters suffer from any lack of attention. One of Huff’s strengths is her ability to pack a book from cover to cover with well-drawn side characters of all types.

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The first book in Tanya Huff's action-packed military sci-fi adventure Confederation series Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr was a battle-hardened professional

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 for a diplomatic mission to the non-Confederation world of the Silsviss, she was ready for anything. The first book in Tanya Huff's action-packed military sci-fi adventure Confederation series. Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr was a battle-hardened professional

I believe they’re making a point, si. .That there’s more of them than there are of u.

I believe they’re making a point, si.Setting a bad example. Sighing, he put it back on. May I ask you a personal question, Staff?. That was enough to move Torin’s gaze from the surrounding Silsviss to the lieutenant. At some point in their working relationship, usually while the shit was hitting the afterburners, junior officers always wanted to get to know their senior NCOs.

Tanya Huff’s military sci-fi Confederation series follows Torin Kerr and her team of marines as they combat dangerous threats throughout the galaxy. Sign me up to get more news about Sci-Fi & Fantasy books. Please make a selection. Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr was a battle-hardened professional.

The first book in Tanya Huff's action-packed military sci-fi adventure Confederation seriesStaff 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 for a diplomatic mission to the non-Confederation world of the Silsviss, she was ready for anything. Sure, there’d been rumors of the Others—the sworn enemies of the Confederation—being spotted in this sector of space. But there were always rumors. The key thing was to recruit the Silsviss into the Confederation before the Others attacked or claimed these lizardlike warriors for their side. And everything seemed to be going perfectly. Maybe too perfectly....
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Series Review:
I 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 unique 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 quietly 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.

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 unique, refreshing and inspiring heroine.
Nern
The Valor series is military sci-fi from female Sargent's point of view. Huff is fantastic at what she does. I read everything she writes like my other favorite top authors. Her protagonists are strong, independent women and are well written. Unlike some males, especially those middle-aged like myself, I don't care if a story centers around a woman. I care about the story and if it drags me in and makes me believe I'm in the action. Huff delivers every time. I have a niece who is having some issues at school because, apparently, other teens, particularly the males, think she is too pretty to be as smart as she is. I recommended she read Tanya Huff to re-enforce the idea girls can kick ass and take names as well as boys.
These are military stories so there is violence. The "sexual content" is due to one of the races in Huff's universe being very sexual and intimate with anyone and everyone regardless of race or gender. The sex is just described as taking place as a matter of information, as in "A" made "B" an offer which was accepted, not graphically.
Wenyost
I made buck just after leaving the 82d. I hated it. Of course I also spent most of my enlistment in either S2 or S3 and had a certain amount of supervisory responsibility regardless of what it might say on paper. But having those actual stripes pinned on changes things. It changes how your buddies look at you. It changes what you can do. What you can be seen doing. And your feeling of responsibility towards your people.

Tanya Huff gets it. And, yes...it is refreshing after all of those "noble space captain" books to read one in which the NCOs are the star.

Otherwise, though, this is a mildly clever military romp in which her people get just a little too lucky to be believed (and, no, we can't blame everything on Big Yellow). In your basic space-Tolkien universe in which genetics is destiny (sigh) with the ever-randy Space Elves and the ever-hungry...whatever you want to call the Krai.

The first book is really the best one, as Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr has to deal with not just her own mixed squad, and carefully groom/manipulate/prop up a green lieutenant (he gets better), but also herd a grab-bag of the Elder Races (who have Evolved Beyond War but, to their dismay, have yet to Evolve Beyond Getting Hurt By Bullets. Hence their need for humanity and other crazy monkeys like the Krai.)

It isn't deep, but the pages turn quickly.