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:

Chris said...

You are on a roll! :)

Unknown said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

Go me :D

Blodeuedd said...

That I did :) It's fun

Carole Rae said...

Look like they got lazy. XD

Blodeuedd said...

;)

Jenny said...

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

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

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.

brandileigh2003 said...

The action and danger sounds well done

Melliane said...

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

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

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.

Blodeuedd said...

I do approve of them

Blodeuedd said...

I have come across...hm...2?

Blodeuedd said...

It was

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

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

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

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. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

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

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

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

Mishel said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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?

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

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!

Aurian said...

Nice, still want to read this series myself :)

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Book of Secrets said...

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

Unknown said...

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!

Blodeuedd said...

It's...something to get used to ;)

Blodeuedd said...

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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