The Truth of Valor

The Truth of Valor

A Confederation Novel

Book - 2010
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The "rousing military adventure"( Locus ) continues with a brand-new Valor 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-and to stop the pirates from changing the balance of power in known space.
Publisher: New York, NY : DAW Books, c2010
ISBN: 9780756406202
075640620X
9780756406844
Characteristics: 329 p. ; 24 cm

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harrybosch
Jun 29, 2014

Not worth the time to read it.. I quit at 50 pages. don't waste your time.

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andreareads
Jun 02, 2014

While I was glad Torin ended her career as a marine still alive, this tale of her civilian life dealing with psychopathic pirates is really grim.

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Ubalstecha
Nov 19, 2012

Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr is retired from the Marines and taken up with salvage operator Craig Ryder, both romantically and professionally. All is going well, until they are ambushed by pirates. Kerr is left for dead while Ryder is kidnapped in order to gain access to his codes. But the pirates should have made sure they killed Kerr, because once she realizes that Ryder is still alive, she will stop at nothing until she gets him back. And given that she knows quite a few retired marines, she's bringing back-up.

Huff is at her best with this book. Kerr is at her best when she is single-mindedly going after her goal. An excellent adventure that, as others have pointed out, is a transition book for this series. You can tell that Huff has plans for this series to go in another direction after this book; this novel is the set up for that.

A good read. If you are a fan of military sf, this is a book for you.

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bibliophage91
Jan 14, 2012

I had a difficult three-score pages getting started with The Truth of Valor. I climbed out of this ‘mud’ when in chapter three (page 59 my book) Torin and Craig spar (verbally) over whether they should take up a fight against apparent pirates who’ve killed an ex-Marine.

Up till then, though, I was starting to worry whether Torin had jumped the shark at the end of Valor’s Trial. Was the ‘War was a Sham’ finale of the previous book going to leave her purposeless? If so, I didn’t want to see the ugly result. But… Who knows, maybe this was deliberate meta-suspense on Huff’s part! Mean of her, if so. I was starting to worry maybe this wasn’t going to work out!

In the course of writing this review, I’ve decided that this book actually describes Torin turning an important corner in her life, now that the big war has been revealed to be a fake. She’s going to have a new mission in future books (see my liked list below if you don’t mind spoilers).

Recommended especially to Torin fans. Remember, Torin is like Heris Serrano in her purple uniform!

read the rest of my review on my blog, at http://bibliophage91.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/the-truth-of-valor-tanya-huff/

neko Feb 08, 2011

Tanya knows how to write a great yarn and Torin Kerr is the best. Never leave a marine for dead 'cause a lack of proof will come back to haunt you.

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andreareads
Jun 02, 2014

_The enemy of my enemy is my friend. _ Faulty logic from a military point of view, where nothing prevented the enemy of an enemy from also being an enemy . . .

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andreareads
Jun 02, 2014

“Who knew I’d miss nearly dying on a regular basis?”

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Jun 30, 2014

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