It has the action and sense of realism that is satisfied by the Horatio Hornblower series, and while Horatio is in the past this book is in the future.
Our heroine is the clear favorite, but I tried not to get attached to any of her company, which was easier due to the similarity of many names. I like the different alien species too and the contrast/conflict between older, more civilized aliens and the younger species, like humans.
Enjoy the adventure
The best part of “Valor’s Choice” was the witty dialog which I plan to use my friends. Otherwise, an easily forgettable book. But not for me, because I purchased this book and the sequel as part of an Audible special offer.
More character development.
The people are all indistinguishable from each other. No distinct personalities.
Pleasant, but the character voices were too chirpy for marines.
All of them.
Lively, run & gun.
Realistic conversation and inner voice of non-coms. Better than usual, but not quite right, speaking as a former enlisted man.
The(female) 1st Sgt.
Pro soldiers in space
The high point of the book, the final battle scene, was a direct steal from the movie Zulu. The author went so far as to describe most of the high points of the historic battle of Rourke's Drift. After all the work introducing characters and setting up the political intrigue, the author should have found a more interesting / obscure battle to play to the gruff NCO and her heroic squad of soldiers.
Not this genre, but definitely this author
A female reader was very appropriate for this book.
Excellent premise, good storyline, unfortunately the author decided to take the final scenes from a world class movie. If I were to continue to listen to this author, could I expect the next battle to scene to be taken from the movie the Alamo, or perhaps the battle of Thermopylae from the movie 300?
I really enjoyed the book. The main character is a strong female who kicks butt. Tanya Huff came up with some interesting aliens especially the di'Taken. If you like military science fiction, this is definitely worth a credit.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story line and interplay between the characters. However, I found the frequent use of the F word offensive, I know Marines talk like that, but if I wanted to hear it, I'd be a Marine. For this reason, and for this reason ONLY, I won't be listening to any more of the books in this series. It's a shame because, as I said, the story itself is excellent.