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.
The action is riveting, pulse-pounding, and damn fine to boot. The characters are fascinating.
The Better Part of Valour by Tanya Huff « Intellectus Speculativus
While there are certain stereotypes associated with the various alien races, the characters themselves come in a wide variety of flavors. I really cared about what happened to them—even some of the annoying ones. I also found it easy to keep most of them distinct despite the large cast of characters, a sure sign that they have interesting and fully fleshed-out personalities. Sometimes I forget just how much I love the military SF genre. 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.
The Better Part of Valor (Confederation)
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April 28, - Published on Amazon. Verified Purchase. This is the second in a military science fiction series with marine Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr as the heroine.
I read it immediately on the heels of the previous book, "Valor's Choice. Spoilers ahead This particular installment features both a mysterious alien ship and a civilian salvage pilot in the mold of Han Solo.