Review: Valour’s Choice – Tanya Huff

In the distant future, humans and several other races have been granted membership in the Confederation–at a price. They must act as soldier/protectors of the far more civilized races who have long since turned away from war….
My thoughts:
Sci-fi, military and action. That is what you get when you read this book. And for the history buffs out there one of the battles is based on a battle in the Zulu war.
In the future a confederation of planets is formed to guard against the threat of an alien race called The Others (I totally want to know more about them btw). Humans are welcomed to serve as the military as those who formed this federation do not fight. But many others fight too so in Torin’s (our heroine) squad there are many more lifeforms, “elves”, big spiders, the gluttony alien, you get the picture.
Torin is a true marine, kicking ass, liking the life. Even if she is higher up than the foot soldiers they can trust her. She is a good leader and in this book she gets to prove it too.
There is lots of fighting, but also an interesting introduction to a new planet that wants to join. Reptiles who really likes to fight, and I would not want to meet them. They are pretty crazy.
Now what to compare it too? I have read too few as I can only think of one book by Jean Johnson, but not in every way. So anyway, if you like action, new worlds, adventure, then this is for you.

Paperback, 320 pages
Published 2013 by Titan Books (first published April 1st 2000)
Confederation #1
For review


44 thoughts on “Review: Valour’s Choice – Tanya Huff

  1. Victoria S says:

    Hmm… I don't quite enjoy straight up sci-fi, it is much more my husband's choice reading. 🙂 I like my books with a hefty dose of romance. Predictable, I know, but I can't help it! 🙂

  2. Jenny says:

    Big spiders you say? *shudders* I would probably run away screaming if I saw one, which would be decidedly unhelpful in a military situation:) *pats self on back for bravery*

  3. Mishel says:

    I've only read one or two other sci-fi reads and I really liked it. I'll have to give this one a try. I have Tanya on my TBR list with her Victoria Nelson books because I enjoyed the series on TV.

  4. Chris says:

    You really should! 🙂 Her trilogy that starts with Summon the Keeper is delightful. And her UF series the Blood Books (Victoria Nelson) – check out the publication dates of the first books. She was writing UF before it was the thing to do. I also really like the Smoke Books – they're a spinoff of the Blood Books.

  5. Mishel says:

    Yes, the hero was delicious looking, which is why I started watching. But I liked the heroine too, then it was cut =( So I'd still like to check the books out at least.

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