Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Review: The Better part of Valour - Tanya Huff

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.

My thoughts:
Torin continues to kick ass in this book, though kick ass is not the right thing to say in a way. She is a marine, she does her duty, the follows orders (tries too), she takes care of those serving with her.

The old gang is not in this book as she has to work with new people and a idiot who is hungry for media attention. Yeah, one of those idiots who gets his squad killed and manages to come out looking like a hero. I did not like him or the politics for promoting him. While regular soldiers got to suffer and die under him.

It was more space ship action here, and I do tend to enjoy it more when they are on...land or what I should call it. But it would sure make a cool action movie. Creepy alien space ship that I did not know what to make up, insert some music of doom and we are all set.

Conclusion:
Action, danger, and a strange space ship stranded in space. Death and destruction promised.

Cover
This was the reason I was meh over cove 1, they are the same except for the background and color

Paperback, 348 pages
Published December 2013 by Titan Books (first published March 1st 2002)
Confederation #2
Sci.fi
For review


34 comments:

  1. WOW! You read these back to back didn't you? :) I do that too!

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  2. I think I would like Torin! I'm always in favor of a heroine who kicks a little ass:)

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  3. I really love that the heroine is a Marine! You don't see that too often in books. Or at least I've rarely come across them.

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  4. The action and danger sounds well done

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  5. it's nice that you found a nice series like that I wonder how many books are out...

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    1. There are more ;) I have not checked how many. Not too many I think

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  6. Okay, I am now totally determined to read this series. As I said, I liked her books in the past, I'm pretty sure I'll love this one as well.

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    1. And I want to read those too, there was a fantasy or was it UF, a new one that looks really cool

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  7. Yeah they could have been more original with the covers, but the whole space ship theme sounds great!

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    1. I was thinking SG Universe...just that that ship was kinder

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  8. I tend to be like you... I like it when the action is on planets than in ships. Still sounds like a good one. I agree with you on the cover. I thought I got the last review by mistake until I started reading your review. :)

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    1. That is why I am not a fan, it gets confusing, when I was about to start them I was all..wait was blue or yellow first?

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  9. Sounds good. Glad it keeps going for you. :) Thank you!

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  10. I love the sound of this kick-ass marine and she does it in space! Woot :)

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    1. Yup that is the future, alien kick.assing in space, lol

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  11. Very cool that the environment has changed a little. It's a shame about the covers though.

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    1. Though I can't say I liked the originals either, no, I do prefer these to those

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  12. I kind of like when an author mixes up the setting and really keeps you on your toes. I think I could like this one!

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    1. I d o want to see what she has Torin do next

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  13. Nice, still want to read this series myself :)

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  14. Hmm, not sure if military sci fi is my thing, but I'm glad you liked it!

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  15. This sounds like it definitely would make a cool action movie! I actually like when action takes place on a space ship, so I think I would like this one. Great review!

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    1. Aha so you are a space ship girl. While I am more a Stargate girl, where they check out weird planets

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