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Valor's Trial: A Confederation Novel (The Confederation Novels) Hardcover – June 3, 2008
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The story is pretty much what it says on the back of the jacket. Gunnery Sergeant Kerr is MIA, declared dead, except that she isnt. She ends up in an underground prison camp. Being a sergeant in the Marine corp, she promptly plans to escape and in the process makes discoveries that could shake the Confederation to the core and end the war with the Others.
- great humour with plenty of digs at all species involved, including the humans.
- Torin is well written in a consistent manner.
- plenty of suspense and action
- good thick book which never has a dull moment.
The Not So Good:
- towards the end I could see an obvious similarity with a scene from The Chronicles of Riddick. Please dont let this be a sign Huff is running out of ideas.
- none at all!
Cant wait for the next one.
This book didn't disappoint. Torin kicked alien butt. My only quibble .. even tho the action was still hot and heavy, I could tell the book was coming to an end by the number of pages left. I felt it ended on an "Ooooops, better finish this" note. Even so, it's still a 5 star book. If you like believable action and a strong heroine, Torin's your girl.
This novel is a down and dirty prisoner of war themed novel, and like the previous Huff/Torin Kerr novels, I was treated to the right amount of military science fiction, adventure, military jargon and military life.
Overall though, I enjoyed the honor bound female NCO as personified by GSgt Torin Kerr.
I've spotted one or two reviews that compare this novel with Chronicles of Riddick, the ending chase scene? Well, sure, the mad dash at the end of the novel does have some similarity, but overall, since Kerr didn't whip out twin blades, I'd say Valors Trial goes above and beyond Chronicles in entertainment value as well as concept and execution.
Recommended to anyone who wants to check out some military science fiction with a POW backdrop and some other worldy aliens thrown in for good measure.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My favorite of Tanya Huff's Confederation series: basically a classic prison break story, which pits our intrepid heroine, Gunnery Sergeant Kerr, against some truly despicable... Read morePublished 2 months ago by L.S.F
Just finished reading this for the 3rd time. These are awesome books.Published 3 months ago by Gregory Januscheitis
I liked this series, but the characters are a little shallow.Published 6 months ago by Brian Williams
This series is full of adventure. Easy reading. Interesting characters. Strong female lead character. Science fiction light.Published 6 months ago by Sammy64
One of the best sifi books I have read in a point time. I love it just like I loved the first 3. This is a must read.Published 9 months ago by Emily Moore
What can I say, I like space opera and this is an above average example. Tight writing and well developed characters. Quite entertaining.Published 10 months ago by D. Donovan
Best one of the series yet!! I really enjoyed this and could hardly put the book down. Really great story and good ending.Published 10 months ago by Kimberly Riggs Ruiz
I finished this series some time ago and as now as then I wish there was more. And again I finished another one. Read morePublished 14 months ago by ronda s barnes