Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing hAs not surprised to learn that Huff was in the militaryerself In a thousand different ways Mordecai Cubitt Cooke Victorian Naturalist Mycologist Teacher and Eccentric her books reflect that intimate detailed knowledge of attitudes andabits that is very The Gold's Gym Training Encyclopedia hard to invent wholesale for example there are dozens of inside jokes about the mostly friendly rivalry between the marines and the navy that just felt firstand I also liked that the books respected soldiers and their sacrifices without ever slipping into uncritical glorification of war or the military or vilification of the enemies At its most basic level these are stories about the role and character of the senior NCO embodied The Origin of Feces here by Staff later Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr who manages to feel like a completely uniue and originaleroine at the same time that she practically embodies the Platonic Ideal of a Marine Sergeant The story provides a truly fascinating look at the key role of the NCO in fighting an actual war Redeeming the Republic Federalists Taxation and the Origins of the Constitution how they maintain discipline and morale among the enlisted carry out much of the actual fighting and uietly mentor less experienced officers Torinerself sees Guide to the Contemporary Harp her role as completing missions while keepinger people alive The book manages the impressive feat of balancing out Torin s save the day Plato and Parmenides: Parmenides' Way of Truth and Plato's Parmenides heroics wither understated wry perspective that is the polar opposite of an arrogant glory Il metodo dell'ovulazione. Atlante hound I ll just add one comparatively minor aspect of Huff s portrayal that really struck me she provides almost no physical description ofer With Krishna's Eyes heroine and never says that Torin is or isn t pretty In fact Huff consistently avoids any kind of evaluative commentary oner characters relative attractiveness Some of this is due to the sci fi worldbuilding Investir dans l'or : le petit manuel pratique humans are no longer the only species and so theuman obsession with variations in our appearance Yoga in the Workplace has faded in the face of living and working with totally alien species But I was impressed and a little unnerved byow refreshing it was to immerse myself in the world of this amazing L'ORTHOGRAPHE FACILE - ORTHOGRAPHE D'USAGE, REGLES GRAMMATICALES, HOMONYMES, DICTIONNAIRE ORTHOGRAPHIQUE heroine andave Dictionnaire Le Robert de poche 2020 her appearance be consistently treated by author characters and by Torinerself as utterly irrelevant There is a less The Mark of Cain happy flip side of course I am getting and fed up with the fact that it is so ridiculously unusual to find a book where theeroine is not portrayed as extremely attractive and even rare to fine one where Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque : St Seiya, tome 27 her appearance is never mentioned at all I say this though I am myself guilty of depicting my owneroines as fulfilling conventional standards of female attractiveness Bottom line I loved this series could not put it down and also found it thought provoking and moving in the best tradition of sci fi Highly recommend for any fans of military sci fi or anyone looking for a uniue refreshing and inspiring Found in Translation heroine I loved this book before I went and started writing books myself There is a crazy thing thatappens when you write books though You develop editing brain and you can no longer read without picking up all the little issues that you might change in your own stuff It is a real downer let me tell you I don t enjoy reading as much as I once didA real downer So I went back to this book as I Folktales from the Moose of Burkina Faso have a few other books I once loved with aopeful grimace I really really wanted it to be as good as it was And for the first time it was better Bullet point list in no particular order Her Jeou p'ou t'ouan ou la chair comme tapis de prire heroine is kick ass Her story is uniue Her action is awesome Her voice is fresh Her pacing is great I didn t get bored which is abnormal Herumor iswell Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus humorous And snarky And coolI m so in and will be re reading the rest of the series because I remember it being just as good Not only that but I ll be buying the paperbacks of this bad boy and giving some away just so people can read awesomeness Good stuff Hey what ve you got Same fukking thing as you Juan grunted Hot bag of balanced nutrients in a tasty fukking paste It s no secret that Tanya Huff is one of my favorite authors so I m a bit biased oner books Still Valor s Choice is amazing Filled with action fun characters weird alien species that I wouldn t want to ang out with and a plot that is believable for a scifi book Usually I m not a fan of military science fiction but this was fun enough to ave me Do No Harm hooked Torinad never been a great believer in luck preferring to trust in training preparation and strong artillery support but it was impossible to deny the good fortune that The Poseidon Adventure had caused them to crash precisely where theyad The thing that really made this book amazing was Torin Kerr the main character Usually when an author is prolific like Tanya Huff there s a repeat of characters with different names and settings but Tanya doesn t do that Torin is strong in control and is almost always right She knows what she is doing at every moment and cares for How to Stop Drinking Alcohol and End Drug Addiction her underlings yet she is also a follower that listens toer commanders A ard balance to do in a book but Huff does it well Unlike Vicki from Huff s book but Huff does it well Unlike Vicki from Huff s Series Torin isn t a bitch about being in control and knowing when to step down don t get me wrong step down Don t get me wrong love Vicki and er bitchness She s a different type of strong character then Huff s other works and I like that Also the side characters are eually engaging and The Iron Raven (The Iron Fey: Evenfall, hilarious A diverse cast of people filled with aliens ueer and older beings who are believable funnyead strong and for the most part care for each other though one wants to literally eat The Kindest Lie his suad Plus Haysole is the most perfect being ever and I just want toug Uncivil Rites him sueezeim and call Ethnic Minorities and the Media Issues in Cultural and Media Studies him George A uick check on the platoon showed everyone or less enjoying the flightWhatever it is you re eating Ressk swallow it before we land said Staff Sergeant KerrNo problem StaffMore like whoevere s eating Binti muttered beside Kraken: An Anatomy himYou ought to count your fingerse suggested You re too serley stupid to notice one missing The only problem i The Best I Can Be had with Valor s Choice is the pacing at the beginning It was a bit slow and confusing at first but I caught on around 20 pages in All in all Iighly recommend it and I will be continuing the series Every year the weekend after the Superbowl two months before real Baseball World Champion Nats begins I watch the movie Zulu skipping the first 10 minutes I did that again this year About Killers of the Flower Moon : Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI halfway through Tanya Huff s Valor s Choice I thought I recognize this Yet I wouldave liked the novel anywayHuff s Space Opera starts as a diplomatic mission It should be no muss no fuss for the senior female NCO who is the protagonist But the bottom drops out and they recreate a defensive stand where Victoria Crosses were awarded in a single engagement 11 then in the Daughter of the Alien Warrior Treasured by the Alien history of the British Empire to this day The last scene in the movie Zuluas a startling voice
over by Richard Burton whose face never appears but whose voice by Richard Burton whose face never appears but whose voice unforgettable tying the medals to the faces and if you can make it through without a sniffle you re reserved than IOf course Fire on the Water here it s space marines their ET allies fighting against aostile planet of adolescent moronic males but I repeat myself And it turns out there is some purpose to all the killing After action were I the protagonist I would Once Upon an Eid have jammed someone sead in the center of a Star Trek type door and opened and closed it until they there was a choice were bloodyNever mind Huff is a convincing fluid military writer She made me care about the protagonist and the whole company ETs included Even though Ten Doors Down her protagonist is a stiff upper lip typeSeuel definitely goes to my TBR. Ya HuffDe titel betsjut De Kar fan Moed It boek fertelt it ferhaal fan sersjant Torin Kerr dy't op in nferwachts drege missyar mariniers yn libben sjen moat te The Perfect Girlfriend hlden Valor's Choice is it earste diel fan 'e fiifdielige Valor searje dy't sels wer nderdiel tmakket fan 'e gruttere Confederation Valor's Choice Valor Novel by ae Buy Valor's Choice Valor Novel by online on ae at best prices Fast and free shipping free returns cash on delivery available on eligible purchase Valor's Choice Confederation Series Buy Valor's Choice Confederation Series Unabridged by Huff Tanya Gavin Marguerite ISBN from 's Book Store Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders Books similar to Valor's Choice Confederation Valor's Choice Confederation by Tanya Huff avg rating Ratings In the distant futureumans and several other races My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel have been granted membership in the Confederation at a price They must act as soldierprotectors of the far civilized races whoave long More Want to Read Shelving menu Shelve Valor's Choice Confederation Want to Read; Currently Reading. Initial impression upon first finishing the book A rollicking good read and I enjoyed it a lot than I thought I would considering this is military sci fi that s light on the sci fi and eavy on the militaryAfter a uick rereadMy initial impression still stands This was a surprisingly enjoyable read although that will never not be weird to say about military fiction even in genre Another point in this book s favor is it s the beginning of a new series that looks like it could be really good if the first book is any indication and I m looking forward to diving in furtherTanya Huff is a new author for me one I ve been meaning to read for years now just never ad the chance She s favorite among my circle of friends and now that I ve read one of ROMANCE her books I can see whyHer prose is exacting to the point and she doesn t waste space summing up things for you nor does she dwell too long on sentimentality She strikes a balance between the physicality of war and the emotional toll it takes on troops on the ground and between the personal and the political I think it s just right for this kind of story where the balance of deftness and a delicateand is reuiredThat aside the tone is actually neither Chosen for Greatness heavyanded or maudlin as one might expect from military fiction There s a lot of Eyes off the Prize The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights 19441955 humor bantering and camaraderie even in the face of peril And all of it feels authentic As a matter of fact this whole book feels authentic if you don t count the space ships and lizard peopleEvery military organization needederoes tragic Rescued by Tordin (Olodian Alien Warrior, heroes if they were the only type availableThe book kicks off by dropping you into the beginning of a new missionThe marines of Sh uo Companyave recently returned from a mission in which they suffered a great deal and lost a number of their own They re currently on temporary leave at the start of the book However that doesn t last long as they get called to another mission Not to another battlefield this time but to a meeting of diplomats The company is to escort a group of ambassadors to a new planet Silsvah that the Confederation The First Mistake hegemony is looking to bring into its circleAlong with the order the company also receives a new commanding officer Second Lieutenant Jarrat to replace their recently deceased lieutenant The new guy is good with diplomacy butas zero field experience He s basically custom fit for this job whereas the company being a group of rowdy marines with the exception of their sargents are notWeird to call in battle weary troops to be diplomatic escorts yeah That s what they thought as well But an order is an order and they might as well see the new planet and meet its apex predators the Silsviss while they re at itThe catch is of course there s a catch the new planet is inhabited by a less advanced rather primitive race of warmongering lizard people who are undecided about the Confederation and aren t easily impressed by its fancy techs These people reuire a show of might before they agree to anything the Confederation Shell Beak Tusk has plannedWhat initially starts as an assignment to babysit a bunch of diplomats for a few weeks on a foreign planet turns into a siege and a series of skirmishes in the middle of a desert swamp in which the company is outnumbered byundreds of Silsviss It s a grueling fight but in the end tech wins out even at the expense of the people using itWe find it strange the ambassador murmured almost to The Adventurers herselfow a species can be able to make such a sacrifice one moment and can kill another sentient being the next This mix of caring and violence is most confusing it must be a factor of bisymmetrical speciesIt was by no means a truism that insight into a species could be gained by wholesale slaughter but Torin was willing to bet that right at this particular point in time no one in the Confederation knew the Silsviss as well as she didIn the midst of all this is Staff Sargent Torin Kerr the backbone of the company main POV character and someone who grew on me She s got the weight of the whole universe on Mommy on Board Unspoken Confessions Bride Overboard the Suire's Daughter her and I couldn telp but feel for Commodity Conversations her and the burden she lugs around She s got a platoon to keep in line a young officer to back up who looks toer for confirmation and of course diplomats to keep aliveIt s all right Jarrat said after a long diplomats to keep aliveIt s all right Jarrat said after a long I understand where it s coming fromIt Effective Academic Writing 3: The Essay had come from placese s never been from battles e s never fought Torin
*turned ready to *ready to is assumptions but Running with the Kenyans his profile carved out of the morning too tight too unmoving to be flesh convinceder to Perdido Street Station holder tongue He couldn t understand it all not at uit Drinking Easy Ways To uit Drinking For A Healthier Happier and More Motivated Life Without Alcohol Book 1 his age notis first time out but unfortunately Duty he was onis wayAll good stuff but I 僕のヒーローアカデミア 21 have just one uibble I always imagined the future of warfare toave drones and fewer or no boots on the ground The battle scene described in this book while very well portrayed is not unlike any battlefield from the last century which is a little off putting for me simply because if Dreamland. Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep humanity ever manages space travel and forms coalitions with alien lifeforms would face to face combat still be a necessity Wouldn t there be a efficient way to eliminate a threat on a large scale Cross posted at I wasn t sure what I was getting but I would call this a militaryspace opera thatit all the right notes for those of you who are into this genreHuff knows The Food Explorer The True Adventures of the Globe Trotting Botanist Who Transformed the American Dinner Table her stuff the extent of my poetic gift She knowsow the military should sound and The Princes Scandalous Wedding Vow how jarheads and grunts talk to each other and complain about their current situation whatever that is This is a story about combat troops repurposed for a critical event that should result in a new species being added to their allies It is necessary because the aggressive Others are about to come calling in this particular uadrant of the galaxy We follow their day to day experiences through the persona of Staff Sergeant Torin She is saddled with a task she dislikes and a new lieutenant whoas no combat experience Part of a staff sergeant s role is to support the lieutenant and make sure that the privates and corporals don t spend too much time complaining about Thru Hiking Will Break Your Heart his orders or manners How do you think it went How did I do They weren t the wordse d used but it was the uestion Women's Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle he d asked Sheid a smile Her baby wasn t uite ready to leave the nest It went well sir You didn t waste time talking at them and at no point did you talk down to them The punishments were fair Telecommunications Network Design Algorithms hard enough so they ll think twice about going out the lock again not soard they ll say fuk you and go just to show you they can We came up with punishments together Yes sir But you could The Power of the Internet in China have overruled me Relief madeim smile Really Torin lifted a brow and said in the dry tone er second lieutenant expected Not easily sir Thank you Staff Sergeant You d better go see the doctor about your leg Yes sir Staff Sir She turned sucking air through er teeth as the movement pulled the damaged muscle Did we win She paused waiting until she was certain she wouldn t be overheard We kicked lizard butt sir Good work Staff Thank you sir AndHe swayed as e stepped forward and without thinking Torin reached out and slipped an arm around is waist Caveman Alien's Trap Caveman Aliens holdingim until The New World Spanish/English, English/Spanish Dictionary (El New World Diccionario espaol/ingls, ingls/espaol) (Spanish and English Edition) he steadied When she releasedim Do Better he stared ater for a Takdir: Gundala The Official Movie Adaptation heartbeat eyes dark and she wondered if she d overstepped the line It was one thing to keepim from making stupid mistakes in fact that was essentially IELTS General Training Academic Study Guide her job description concerning second lieuten. Valor's Choice by Tanya Huff Books on Google Play Valor's Choice Ebook written by Tanya Huff Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC android iOS devices Download for offline readingighlight bookmark or take notes while you read Valor's Choice Valor's Choice on Apple Books The first book in Tanya Huff's action packed military sci fi adventure Confederation series Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr was a battle Get IELTS Band 9.0 in Academic Writing Task 1 Data, Charts Graphs hardened professional So when she ander platoon were yanked from a well deserved leave for what was supposed to be easy duty as the onor guard fo Valor's Choice by Tanya Huff | Audiobook | Valor's Choice stays surprisingly close to the standard model for military science fiction featuring the ubiuitous space marines super competent sergeants inexperienced officers gruff but endearing grunts and sketchy politicians pitted against waves of less sophisticated but deadly enemies Think David Weber or John Ringo and you won't be far off Tonya Huff adds a couple nice elements Valor's choice eAudiobook WorldCatorg Get this from a library Ants and another thing entirely to imply e couldn t stand on So What Are You Going to Do with That?: Finding Careers Outside Academia, Third Edition his own two feet Young males of any species tended to be overly proud and young male officersThere are a number of species in this group of marines Mostave arms and legs but some are like spiders and the indigenous species resemble lizards Everything about this show the flag exercise goes south very uickly but Torin doesn t know it when she trades Ugly Child Skylark Child Abuse True Stories Book 3 her fatigues for a dress uniform And aren t you just the picture of martial elegance Aren t I just she agreedanding Hang Loose Without Booze himer belt I can t remember the last time I got this tarted up When you made Staff No that was a field promotion I was covered in Staff Sergeant Guntah s guts and the only thing black on me was my fingernails where frostbite Challenges and Findings in Measuring the Behavioral Determinants of Obesity in Children in Europe had started to set in I remember Anne Chou looked up fromer slate Planet was barely Rahasia Makrifat Nabi Khidir a.s. habitable we dave ignored it if the Others Tail of the Dragon Collector's Edition: Complete Series, Books 1-10 hadn t tried to set up a mining base So now weave a mining base there and someday we ll CUISINE BORDELAISE, LES GRANDS CLASSIQUES CHAHUTES have to go back to the frozenole in the ass end of space to protect it Huff acknowledges that this novel is military than sci fi By that we both mean that the plot is timeless and its basic elements could be inserted in a situation La photographie au reflex numrique pour les Nuls, grand format, 6e dition happening yesterday or severalundred years ago Having said that Huff does an excellent job of creating various alien species and individuals within each species If there isn t a great deal of character development for each of them at least they are consistent and well integrated into the plot My thanks to Mimi for getting me interestedAdditional uotes to give you of Valor s flavorThe three of them stared down at the final list of thirty nine names You think the captain ll rubber stamp this Amanda asked He d better Something I ve always wonderedwhat s a rubber stamp andShe d been planning on scheduling Paha Mulus dan Indah his sergeant s exam the day General Morrisad given them their new orders With Sergeant Trey dead Salvage the Bones he dave probably gotten a field promotion Except that e was dead too There s a statement made in this book that troops tend to remember the good part of service and not so much the bad To an extent that s true otherwise ex militarily people wouldn t be fans of military readsThis is an excellent actionmilitary science fiction read The Confederation is made up of multiple species of people Some of these are so very adverse to conflict that the word pacifist can t even apply They are physically emotionally and even mentally unable to deal with it this by the way includes the giant spider racego figure Sadly there is a species out there known in the Confederation as The Others who don t ave that problem As a matter of fact they are very aggressive and expansionist Happily enough for the super pacifist races there are peoples in the Confederation likewell like us umans We aren t the only warrior race of course and are thought to be n Valor s Choice is the first of the Confederation series and my first book by Tanya Huff It s an excellent military space opera set in the very distance future I enjoyed it from page one but when action picked up alfway through I simply couldn t stop reading It revolves around a great protagonist Torin Kerr a marine female Staff Sergeant Hardened military veteran Kerr Gusto ko ng Pansit Ngayon has been put in charge of a platoon of marines to serve asonor guard to a group of diplomats on a mission to get a new alien species the lizard like and warlike Silsviss to join the Confederation before the Others can recruit them This supposedly easy assignment naturally goes Tarot of Sexual Magic (English and Spanish Edition) horribly wrongI thought Torin was outstanding as female but specially as a NCO In that Valor s Choice differs from the expected type of lead roles associated with military fiction OK it s a futuristic space opera and lately leading female charactersave become all the rage while we are used to stories with captains leading the plot Torin Kerr is just a Staff Sergeant in that it changes dramatically the perspective of the storyThe book could be dry and unappealing there is no romance and only some references to sex We don t get to know what Torin looks like and ow old she is just that she is strong But the plot and the narrative could not be engaging and as
*i read along *read along could feel the restlessness of the marines while diplomatic discussions are under way After the alfway mark it changes into rapid fire as the action picks up So we get the frenzy of combat The 40 plus military along with the civilians end in a preserve facing some 3000 War Songs hormonal and feral Silsviss adolescents Battle based in the Zulu War of the late 1870s As the reader you can live through the combat together with this group and suffer with each comrade that fallsTorin Kerr is revealed to us as the plot develops and we get to understandow she sees erself in each situation She is strong and believable to the last maneuver and dialogue She s not interested in glory only worries about getting out with the less possible casualties at the same time as she mentors a green lieutenant into combat and command with tact and without any idden agendasThe supporting characters are many a rich mosaic of people that through their roles only enrich the plot As it develops we start to discern who is who in this group where the army marines and air forces are made up of three species fighting together plus two pacifists aliens that make up the diplomats From a diverse bunch of different species and disparate backgrounds as the fight goes on it transforms itself into a de facto unit Valor s Choice was a great read If you enjoy military Sci Fi I ighly recommend it While reading this I remembered why I don t read much military Sci Fi And that s because I find it boring Yes that s right I find that most military Sci Fi revolves around cardboard cut out characters that take part in wholly forgettable and uninteresting stories This was no exception I only give it 2 stars because it s not bad for the genre give it 2 stars because it s not bad for the genre this is a genre that suffers from a lack of talented authors There are only two author that I can think of that I thought wrote good military Sci Fi and those are Robert Heinlein and Joe Haldiman and Starship Troopers and The Forever War where great books Military Space Opera written by a woman who really knows what she s writing about Marvelous characters and alien races extremely snappy dialogue an endearing and tough eroine and lots of fast action Torin Kerr is one of my favorite main characters ever written and I am a particular fan of this book the first in the series because it opens with a post sex pheromone Mises en situation professionnelle AS: Aide-soignant hangover and ends with a battle based one of the early moments in the Zulu War late 1870s Please don t make the mistake of comparing Tanya Huff s different series to one another She completely changeser author voice depending on the genre A truly remarkable ability in an author The tone of Valor is entirely different from that of Cucina Povera her UF stuff Blood and Keeper and both in turn Series ReviewI barreled through this series Huff is an expert at crafting edge of your seat against all odds showdowns but also manages to underpiner books with a worthy if somewhat limited allegorical perspective This is military sci fi starring Confederation marines and so is infused with military culture with the added sci fi interest of imagining a force that combines umans with two other fascinating alien species into a single fighting force I Alor's choice Tanya Huff; Marguerite Gavin Staff Sergeant Tobin Kerr was a battle ardened professional So when she and those in L Idalma Overo Chi her platoon whoad survived the last deadly encounter with the Others were yanked from a well deserved leave Valor's choice Audiobook on CD Get this from a library Valor's choice Tanya Huff; Marguerite Gavin; Tantor Media When Knowledge Encyclopedia History!: The Past as You've Never Seen it Before humans are granted membership in the Confederation along with several other alien races they must protect the older civilized members of the alliance whoave long ago pursued a Valor's Choice Huff Tanya Gavin Marguerite Valor's Choice by Tanya Huff is an enjoyable military science fiction book with a very strong Le rite opratif de Salomon : Compagnon, du spculatif l'opratif heroine Staff Sergeant Torin Kerras to be one of the interesting characters I've seen in awhile at least in a science fiction setting It's a fun book to read with some poignant moments as well Unfortunately thin characterization of the rest of the marines as well as a plot that's very Valor's Choice Wikipedy Valor's Choice is in science fiction roman fan 'e n fan 'e Kanadeeske skriuwster Tan. .