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The Truth of Valor: A Confederation Novel | [Tanya Huff]

The Truth of Valor: A Confederation Novel

Former Marine gunnery sergeant Torin Kerr is attempting to build a new life with salvage operator Craig Ryder on his ship, the Promise. Turns out civilian life is a lot rougher than she'd imagined - salvage operators are losing both cargo and lives to pirates. And when they attack the Promise, Craig is taken prisoner and Torin is left for dead. When Torin finds out why the pirates needed Craig, she calls in the Marines to get him back....
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Former Marine gunnery sergeant Torin Kerr is attempting to build a new life with salvage operator Craig Ryder on his ship, the Promise. Turns out civilian life is a lot rougher than she'd imagined - salvage operators are losing both cargo and lives to pirates. And when they attack the Promise, Craig is taken prisoner and Torin is left for dead. When Torin finds out why the pirates needed Craig, she calls in the Marines to get him back - and to stop the pirates from changing the balance of power in known space.

©2010 Tanya Huff (P)2010 Tantor

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    Martha La Mesa, CA, United States 11-29-10
    Martha La Mesa, CA, United States 11-29-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Love a kick butt female!"

    I was so happy there was another book to this series. I've gotten attached to the characters. This book is about Torin after she leaves the Marines and her adventures salvaging with Craig. Not as much action as in her other books but still worth it! Marguerite Gavin is an awesome narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen San Diego, CA, United States 10-30-10
    Stephen San Diego, CA, United States 10-30-10 Member Since 2009

    I'm just this guy, y'know?

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    "Fun..."

    I enjoyed the rest of this series, and this book did not disappoint... good fun, and I look forward to seeing what happens next...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica M. Merbler Gaithersburg, Maryland United States 07-05-12
    Jessica M. Merbler Gaithersburg, Maryland United States 07-05-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Just wasn't as good"

    So, I've read all of the books in the series, and have been VASTLY impressed and happy and squee about them. Until this one. Kerr just ... wasn't herself (which, I think, was the point) and the book just didn't have the immediacy and awesomeness the others did. I couldn't connect to it - couldn't bring myself to care overly much about what happened. I think, if this is going to be the last book, that I'll just consider the series to have ended with Valor's Trial. Of course, if a new book in the series were to be written, I'd still get it, in hopes that it would be as wonderful as the others were.

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    Charles Grayson Memphis, TN USA 03-20-11
    Charles Grayson Memphis, TN USA 03-20-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Workman-like"

    The two main characters, Torin and Craig, are two-dimensional stereotypes of the damsel stolen by the bad guys and having to be rescued by the high testosterone manly-man, except that gender roles have been reversed. Here, the man is the equivalent of the helpless pretty blond, and Torin is the tough-talking kick-ass character who must prove her manhood through physical brutality and profanity. Neither had any personality beyond what was needed for them to perform in these roles.

    And I really groaned at the hackneyed climax where Craig urges Torin to allow the chief bad guy to live rather than having her "become just like them" by killing him, only to have to blow up his escaping ship minutes later. How many times have we seen this scenario played out?



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    Richard Kearny, AZ, United States 10-26-12
    Richard Kearny, AZ, United States 10-26-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Flat out BAD dialogue."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I've read (listened to) three other "Confederation Novels" written by Tanya Huff, so I was prepared for some profane language in the marine dialogue. In this book Ms Huff has lowered the dialogue to something distracting & even stupid. The story is camoflaged in the use of the "F" word sometimes as many as five times in a single sentence...not necessary and certainly does not contribute to the story. I recommend against anyone buying this book.


    Has The Truth of Valor turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Certainly turned off from other books by this author!


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment and then disgust.


    Any additional comments?

    Disgusting dialogue.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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