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by Tanya Huff

Download The Heart of Valor (Valor Novel) ePub
  • ISBN 0756404819
  • ISBN13 978-0756404819
  • Language English
  • Author Tanya Huff
  • Publisher DAW (June 3, 2008)
  • Formats azw lit lrf docx
  • Category Fantasy
  • Subcategory Science Fiction
  • Size ePub 1410 kb
  • Size Fb2 1398 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 374

The third installment in Tanya Huff's action-packed military sci-fi adventure Confederation seriesGunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr was a Confederation Marine’s marine. She’d survived more deadly encounters—and kept more of her officers and enlisteds alive—than anyone in the Corps, and she was determined to keep the record intact. But since her last mission, she’d been sidelined into endless briefings and debriefings with no end in sight. So, of course, she’d jumped at the chance to go to the Crucible—the Marine Corps training planet—as temporary aide to Major Svensson. The major had been reduced to little more than a brain and spinal cord in his last combat, and he and his doctor were anxious to field test his newly re-grown body. It should have been an easy twenty-day run. After all, Crucible was only set up to simulate battle situations so recruits could be trained safely. But they were barely on-planet when someone started blasting the training scenarios to smithereens. And suddenly Kerr found herself not only responsible for the major and his doctor, but caught in a desperate fight to keep a platoon of Marine recruits alive until someone discovered what was happening on Crucible....

The Heart of Valor is book three in Tanya Huff’s delightful Confederation series. Torin goes back to her own training days and even finds herself dealing with her old drill instructor.

The Heart of Valor is book three in Tanya Huff’s delightful Confederation series. At this point she has every expectation that whatever supposedly-easy run she’s sent on couldn’t possibly end well, and naturally she’s right. One of the things I love about the setup is the way in which Tanya Huff uses the training scenarios.

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The fast-paced (Publishers Weekly)third novel in the Confederation series- now in paperback,,. Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr jumps at the chance to go to Crucible, the Marine Corps training planet. It is supposed to be an easy assignment-after all, Crucible was set up to simulate battle situations so recruits could be trained safely. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. 1. Getting Started With Stata for Windows: Release 11.

Raves for The Heart of Valor: Fast-paced. Like her heroine, Huff delivers the goods. Valor’s Choice does not make light of war, but at the same time it is incredibly fun to read. The Confederation Novels: Valor’s choice. The better part of valor. The intriguing and well-designed aliens and intricate plotting keep the reader guessing. Publishers Weekly Series fans will enjoy this. Howlingly funny and very suspenseful. I enjoyed every word.

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The Heart of Valor book. The third of Tanya Huff’s Confederation series

The Heart of Valor book. The third of Tanya Huff’s Confederation series. For those who haven’t encountered the series yet it’s a boots’ eye view military sci-fi, heavy on command structure but always viewed from the NCO/grunts on the ground perspective. I found myself comparing this series not too unfavourably with the Sharpe novels, in that our titular characters not only have to survive what the enemy can throw at them, but also the machinations of those at the top of the command tree, which is often far worse than having mere bullets and bombs thrown at you.

The Heart of Valour: A Confederation Novel. Far in the future, the peaceful Confederation has transcended violence and evolved beyond war. Unskilled in the art of combat and vulnerable to attack from the relentless Others, the Confederation enlists humankind to fight alongside several other warlike species in their defence.

Tanya Huff’s military sci-fi Confederation series follows Torin Kerr and her team of marines as they combat dangerous threats throughout the galaxy. Sign me up to get more news about Sci-Fi & Fantasy books. Please make a selection. Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr was a Confederation Marine’s marine.

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Olma
This is the third book in Tanya Huff’s Valor/Confederation series, and there are no cliffhangers and each book stands alone. However to properly appreciate it, you should read the first two books as the events in each provide a larger story arc and are referred to in this book. I love this series, so much so that I’ve re-read it several times, and I highly recommend the entire series.

Other reviewers have compared Ms. Huff’s Confederation series to David Weber’s Honor Harrington series. I have read and enjoyed Honor Harrington, and IMHO David Weber’s writing is often awesome, but unfortunately, sometimes it bogs down and drags boringly through too much behind-the-scenes political maneuvering and too broad a cast of characters. When Weber is on point, I devour his books. When he’s not, it’s a chore to force myself to finish reading.

In comparison, Tanya Huff’s Confederation series has never once bored me. To me, the military bits feel authentic, but the story is not bogged down by picky details of politics. I find that it’s largely character and action driven. Add in good dialog, a bit of mystery, a bit of humor, interesting aliens, and great world-building, and you have a terrific space opera, action adventure story.

EDITING ISSUES: I read the ebook edition of “The Heart of Valor” with my hardcover edition in hand to compare. And the publisher did a fairly decent job of transferring the print edition to digital format. There were NO misspelled words caused through Optical Character Recognition mistakes, and the digital edition seems to have faithfully reproduced the many instances of italicized text used to indicate emphasis, communication through headgear, alien language, etc. Unfortunately, DAW clearly missed the ball on other issues, which I find extremely sloppy and disappointing from a major publisher.

In the original hardcover print edition of the book, Ms. Huff denotes scene breaks through the use of a double-spaced gap between paragraphs. In the digital ebook edition, ALL paragraphs have double-spaces between them. This results in the loss of the scene break indication. Also, a handful of breaks were indicated through the use of 3 asterisks (* * *) dividing the text. These breaks are also lost in the ebook edition. Lack of these scene breaks can cause a little disorientation when, for example the scene shifts from someone in camp to someone on scouting duty, or from one room in a building to another, and so forth. In comparison with the print edition, I counted a total of 137 missing scene breaks.

Other editing problems are several instances of words that are run together without spaces. I counted 27 missing spaces. An easy and simple spell check would have caught these errors. Shame on DAW for missing these easy-to-find errors.

There are 8 other minor editing issues, some of which also occur in the print edition: 1 misplaced comma, 1 unwanted space in the middle of a word, 1 unwanted hyphen, 1 missing quotation mark, 2 incorrect verb tenses, 1 typo, and 1 instance of repeated words.

All in all, the editing issues are not too distracting, and the ebook edition is quite readable, but be prepared to re-read paragraphs occasionally to figure out the scene breaks. I’m disappointed in DAW for not including these breaks in the ebook edition.
Rrinel
The Heart of Valor is book three in Tanya Huff’s delightful Confederation series. Torin goes back to her own training days and even finds herself dealing with her old drill instructor. At this point she has every expectation that whatever supposedly-easy run she’s sent on couldn’t possibly end well, and naturally she’s right.

One of the things I love about the setup is the way in which Tanya Huff uses the training scenarios. After all, even though the scenarios have gone wonky, all of the setups, resources, etc. are still available. It’s up to Torin and her compatriots to figure out what each scenario was meant to teach, and thus how it would have been arrayed, which challenges are meant to be overcome, and what resources might be available to them. Then of course they have to figure out what’s changed and what the planet will throw at them. This leads to interesting setups and sequences of events.

Torin is a fun character. She has so much presence and so much style. She gets most of the best lines and all of the best scenes. This does not mean, however, that the secondary characters suffer from any lack of attention. One of Huff’s strengths is her ability to pack a book from cover to cover with well-drawn side characters of all types. This time she has a canvas of an entire platoon of recruits and their minders, and she does great things with that.

The Heart of Valor has a plotline where the reader gets to see a little more than the characters do. In some books this can lead to frustration with the characters for missing what the reader sees, but I didn’t find that to be the case here. I felt that the characters drew appropriate conclusions from the information they had and didn’t ignore anything too obvious.

I have a real love for good military SF that I had all but forgotten about until I started reading Tanya Huff’s Confederation novels. Of course now I’m probably spoiled for the genre; Huff has such a deft touch with world-building and plot spinning that it’s hard for other authors to measure up.