Monday, 21 April 2014

Valour's trial - Tanya Huff

Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr is a Confederation Marines marine. She's survived more deadly encounters and kept more of her officers and enlistees alive than anyone in the Corps. Unexpectedly pulled from battle, Torin finds herself in an underground POW camp that shouldn't exist, where her fellow marine prisoners seem to have lost all will to escape. Now, Torin must fight her way not only out of the prison but also past the growing compulsion to sit down and give up not realizing that her escape could mean the end of the war.

My thoughts:
I have been waiting for this book ever since I read book 1 (yes I read the blurbs for the rest of the books, I am too curious). Anyway, great premise so I waited.

It's starts with Torin getting ready for battle and then bam! (it takes a while for the bam but bear with me). So bam! Torin wakes up in a tunnel, she is now a POW. All while Craig refuses to believe she died in battle and tries to find her.

That was the premise I was interesting in. Torin in a POW camp, and not any POW camp. A weird underground jail where they do not know who put them there in the first place. And Torin wants out, and nothing stops Torin cos she is a kick-ass marine who never gives up.

I was also curious about the war thing as I started to wonder about things (just like Torin), like why they are even fighting. No one knows. And we do learn a few things about the whole war.

Conclusion:
This book does not have as much action as previous book, it's more of an adventure of sorts and I liked it. Still fast and furious.

Cover
They are all the same

Paperback, 400 pages
Published April 17th 2014 by Titan Books Ltd (first published May 27th 2008)
Confederation #4
Military sci-fi
For review


42 comments:

  1. I got distracted somewhere in the middle of book 2 in this series and never went back to it. I will eventually though ;)

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  2. Truly the covers are all the same on this series. When this review popped on bloglovin I was thinking, didn't she just review this one?

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    1. Lol, I know, the only thing that changes is the background and color

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  3. I have first book on my TBR since ever, but for some reason haven't read it. I think I'm going to move it up and maybe read it this year.

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  4. So wait - is this just strictly military fiction? (I think Tanya Huff wrote some vampire books but I never wrote them) but it sounds like on the description that it isn't SFF is that right?

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    1. Yes military sci-fi, no vamps in space

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  5. I never read these books. It's not really my genre but it sounds like it could be good.

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  6. BAM is always good. Not familiar with the author and series, I have much to learn!

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  7. I've been wanting to read this after your last post, and this just confirms I need to read this and meet Ms. Kick-Ass Torin. :-)

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  8. I still need to read that first book. So glad that this one was good for you. Going to have to read these.

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    1. I do wonder what will happen next

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  9. I haven't heard of this series but seeing how much you've enjoyed it, I'll definitely be looking into it.

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  10. Glad it was pretty enjoyable even if not as good as first, that seems to happen a lot.

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    1. Sadly faaaaaaaaaaaaar away. I am home sick today

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  12. Yep, I thought that cover looked familiar!

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  13. I like the cover and action, the protagonist sounds kick-ass!

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  14. oh it's nice to see it's always good! I really need to go back to this author, it's just I was a little mixed by her vampire series...

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    1. I have not read that but I read another series and it was tricky

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  15. This one's going on my wishlist!

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  16. :) Sounds good. I've been tempted to give this series a go.

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  17. Not heard of this series but a girl kick ass marine sounds good to me!

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  18. Not something I'd read but it sounds like a good adventure!

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  19. I have to admit, the cover on this one is ... different o.o

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  20. Glad you enjoyed it, one day I will have to try this author, I do have some of her books, but not first in a series I think.

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