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The Better Part of Valor | [Tanya Huff]

The Better Part of Valor

Telling a two-star general what she really thought of him was the mistake Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr made with General Morris. But as a battle-hardened professional, she took pride in doing her job and getting her troops back alive. So after she'd saved the mission to bring the Silsviss into the Confederation - instead of losing them and their world to the enemy known only as the Others - she let the general know exactly how she felt.
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Audible Editor Reviews

The second book in Tanya Huff's Valor Confederation series has staff sergeant Torin Kerr sent on a secret mission after mouthing off to a superior officer. She leads a group of Marines in an exploration of an enemy alien spaceship, leading to a dangerous and mysterious chain of events that has Kerr relying on her cunning and smarts in order to survive. Marguerite Gavin gives an invigorating and quick-witted performance that complements the tough-talking protagonist, turning her into a charismatic and lovable heroine in this suspenseful piece of military science fiction.

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Telling a two-star general what she really thought of him was the mistake Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr made with General Morris. But as a battle-hardened professional, she took pride in doing her job and getting her troops back alive. So after she'd saved the mission to bring the Silsviss into the Confederation - instead of losing them and their world to the enemy known only as the Others - she let the general know exactly how she felt.

And Torin's reward - or punishment - was to be separated from her platoon and sent off on what might well prove an even more perilous assignment. She was commandeered to protect a scientific expedition to a newly discovered and seemingly derelict spaceship of truly epic proportions. And Confederation politics had saddled her with a commanding officer who might prove more of a menace to the mission's success than anything they encountered.

Only time would tell if the ship was what it appeared to be or a trap created by the Others - or the work of an as yet unknown alien race with an agenda that could prove all too hostile to other life-forms.

©2008 Tanya Huff; (P)2009 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"This sequel to Valor's Choice, featuring a gutsy, fast-thinking female space-marine protagonist, establishes veteran fantasy author Huff as an accomplished spinner of high-tech military-sf adventure." (Library Journal)
"Torin is everything you want in an action heroine (or hero, for that matter), and this book will leave [audiences] anxious for her next adventure." (KLIATT)

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    Lydia E Palo Alto, CA, USA 11-06-09
    Lydia E Palo Alto, CA, USA 11-06-09 Member Since 2008
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    "great series"

    I really enjoyed this series, enough that even though I had read the books in print, I picked up the audible versions for a different take.

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    Prrothd1 CHICAGO, IL, United States 02-24-11
    Prrothd1 CHICAGO, IL, United States 02-24-11
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    "Tanya Huff should write more!!!"

    I really love this series!! Great action, well developed characters and humor amid the war.

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    Gary West Columbia, SC, United States 11-17-09
    Gary West Columbia, SC, United States 11-17-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Good plot - Dialog just wears thin"

    10 hours of sarcasm wears thin after the first hour. By the time I finished the book, I decided to give up on the Marines of Tanya Huff.
    I can't remember this deluge of diatribe when I was in the service 40 years ago. But sarcasm which seems to be 90% of what I hear when I listen to this book, is just not funny or worth listening to.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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