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The Better Part of Valor (Torin Kerr: Confederation) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Mar 2002

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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Daw Books (Mar. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756400627
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756400620
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 2.9 x 17.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,190,559 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This sequel... featuring a gutsy, fast-thinking female space-marine protagonist, establishes veteran fantasy author Huff as an acoomplished spinner of high-tech military-sf adventure." (Library Journal)

"Its engaging, has some wonderful dialogue which when blended with Tanya s own unique storytelling generates another book that I had a hard time putting down. Great stuff." --Falcata Times

"Torin Kerr is a great character...We can see her leadership wasn t a fluke. She s as good as she seems and this makes the adventure all the more satisfying." --Geek Native --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Tanya Sue Huff (born 1957) is a prolific Canadian fantasy author of over 25 novels. Her stories have been published since the late 1980s, including five fantasy series and one science fiction series. One of these, the Blood Books series, featuring detective Vicki Nelson, was adapted for television under the title Blood Ties. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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The first book in the series was a riototous rip off of the battle of Rourke's Drift (thats the movie Zulu) but set in space with aliens, hey it worked I liked it.
Book 2 (this book) is a hunt through a damaged and previously lost star ship (yeah shades of alien) still enough bumps and jumps to make it worth the read.
So why are you still reading my drivel of a review go get them.
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The second book in Tanya's Confederation series and one that I was so pleased that I didn't have to wait for. After all with the original having built up the personal interactions between the principle player and the supporting cast, left this one to get down to the nitty gritty.

As with the first, we get to spend time with the wonderful Torin Kerr who is definitely her own woman who despite having to fight for her survival in the bleak future also has to deal with the complications of personal relationships that Tanya Huff writes so well. Its engaging, has some wonderful dialogue which when blended with Tanya's own unique storytelling generates another book that I had a hard time putting down. Great stuff.
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This is an excellent and unusual series, which I highly recommend. Classic military sci-fi, but with Huff's unique take cutting through the 'boy's own' tendencies of the genre with wit, verve and imagination while retaining all its best features. Serious ass-kicking comes as standard, subtle inter-species dynamics are interestingly portrayed, chains of command entertainingly but lovingly featured, and a variety of interesting hard-tech ideas used in classic tactical scenarios. I don't know how I managed to miss Huff for so long, but I'm a definite convert. If you liked Leckie's 'Ancilliary...' series, you should like this - although it is considerably easier (although by no means dumbed-down) reading.
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In the tradition of Robert Heinlein and other great Masters of SF Space Opera, Huff delivers a rollicking yarn and a fine sequel to her earlier "Zulu" inspired "Valor's Choice". Whereas her first novel featuring the enigmatic, tough heroine Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr introduces her world concept and dominant characters, this sequel gives Torin Kerr a chance to shine and kick a*** with style. She is every woman's heroine, never hesitating to speak her mind as she decapitates her enemy. It is very reminiscent of Heinlein's much earlier "Starship Troopers", with its very own "Bugs" as the enemy, but is good fun nonetheless. A worthwhile investment for your time, money and energy. As always, Huff's female protagonists are strong, assertive and incredibly witty.
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