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  • Author: Tanya Huff
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About "Tanya Huff"

  1. Tanya Huff

    Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia Although I haven t actually lived down east since just before my fourth birthday, I still consider myself a Maritimer I think it s something to do with being born in sight of the ocean Or possibly with the fact that almost no one admits to being from Ontario Raised, for the most part, in Kingston, Ontario It was the late sixties, early to mid seventies Enough said for those of us who lived through it and those who didn t seem to be getting another chance to fall off platform shoes.Spent three years in the Canadian Naval Reserve I was a cook They d just opened it up to women and I figured it would be the first trade that would send women to sea I was right Unfortunately it happened a year after I left No tattoos.Received a degree in RADIO AND TELEVISION ARTS B.A.A from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute The year I graduated was the year that the CBC laid off 750 employees in Toronto alone We were competing for jobs with people who had up to five years experience The cat threw up on my degree.Spent eight years working at Bakka, North America s oldest surviving science fiction book store Change Of Hobbit in California was actually a very little bit older but unfortunately it was a casualty of the recession in 91 During those eight years, while working full time, I wrote seven books the first seven, except for the original draft of CHILD , and nine short stories.In 1992, after living in downtown Toronto, a city of nearly three million, for thirteen years, I moved with two large cats, one small psychotic cat, and my partner out to a rented house in the middle of nowhere In the years since, we ve purchased the house, buried two of the original cats, replaced them with three felines and, unintentionally, acquired a Chihuahua You re probably wondering how two reasonably intelligent adults can unintentionally acquire a Chihuahua Please don t ask.I love living in the country, writing full time, anything by Charles de Lint, Xena, Hercules, and email I dislike telephones, electric blankets, and bathroom renovations.I always expect catastrophe as a result, I m usually pleasantly surprised Huff lives with her wife, Fiona Patton.

974 thoughts on “The Heart of Valor”

  1. 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 Those looking for anything deep or meaningful should look away now It has no noticeable political or philosophical agenda beyond war is hell but someone s got to do it It follows the career of Torin Kerr, a female career military NCO The first time we meet her in the first [...]


  2. This book must get a 4 star rating, it s better than a 3 Still it s not as good as the two earlier books in the series In a way we set up the same type of situation that now Gunny Kerr faces view spoiler a siege hide spoiler It s not precisely the same view spoiler as here we have a running battle across land rather than a group held up in a given fortification hide spoiler but close enough Secondly side issues are crowding in on our stories.Still the story is interesting and the characters sta [...]


  3. 84 out of 100 for 2010In case you re counting, I did not skip 83 but instead re read an Elizabeth Moon novel for a class I m teaching Victory Conditions Hey, when you re trying to plow through 100, you count re reads.Another continuation of Tanya Huff s confederation series Huff is really statring to grow on me I m comign to realize ther s a real divid in Military SF between those who write bout tactics and use officers as their main character and those who write about battle and use enlisted as [...]


  4. 4 stars.Eager to escape the endless rounds of presentations and debriefings on her troop s encounter with the Silsviss, Torin, newly promoted to Gunnery Sergeant, accepted a temporary assignment as the aide to a Major The Major wants to test out his newly repaired body by joining a group of Marine recruits on a training mission However, shortly after they arrived, the lead training instructor fell ill and then Torin discovered that their group is facing live rounds What follows is a bit like the [...]


  5. Conspiracy Shhh Ooh, the plot thickens Big Yellow be gone view spoiler and sort of forgotten By everyone The pods people, the pods Where, who, why, what, bloody when hide spoiler It s on a slow mysterious burn in this book and it s awesome but frustrating but wicked good and mildly confusing My heart was nervously racing in excitement and anticipation and threat response Not good, but oh so good Basically but is it basically Torin now a Gunny is doing the rounds as show and tell Silsviss expert [...]


  6. 3.5 stars Re reading this series This is good, even if I don t like it quite as well as the first two books.It begins with a manifest contrivance to get our newly promoted Gunnery Sergeant Kerr sent on a training mission with raw marine recruits Once she s in place and the training mission goes horribly wrong, as they are wont to do, then it s entertaining to watch Kerr and a few drill instructors shepherd the recruits as they come into their own.I m not a visual reader, and I usually appreciate [...]


  7. Part of my Father s day gift from my wife.ly because she wanted to read it too.The genre of hard military sci fi can be fun, but tends to start falling into a rut in my opinion I love that Torrin Kerr is an uber competant Marine without being an Honor Harrington level super being The technology is cool, and new tech mash ups are important to solving problems, but it never becomes just a story about the technology This book is starting to get into the deeper diplomacy of the world of the Confeder [...]


  8. Another thrill a minute addition to the confederation series, with the added plus of introducing a diverse group of young marine trainees who are unexpectedly thrown into a life and death battle, and with Sergeant Kerr s guidance must discover what they are made of if they are going to survive For a review of the series as a whole, see my review of Valor s Choice.


  9. Torin Kerr is sent to a training base for marines but things rapidly go wrong What I particularly like about the series is the two alien races who are also in the marines and the complexities they bring One race gives off pheremones that can affect other races and the other can eat anything including other races They generally avoid eating other sentients but it does add a dimension to the back chat.If you like a complex, well thought out world, with interesting characters as well as an adventur [...]


  10. I enjoyed this I think Torin is a badass But at the same time, I feel like everything is always going to turn out fine for her No matter the situation And that takes some of the tension out of the story But it was still exciting and enjoyable with some laugh out loud moments A solid 3 stars.


  11. I was ready to give this book 3 stars for much of the story, as it seemed to be going through the same formula as previous books in the series Towards the end though, some of the assumptions I was making about where the story was going turned out to be quite wrong, and the book headed off into a completely different direction So, while it still wasn t as good as the first two books, it at least deserves 3.5 stars for blind siding me.Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr, now promoted to Gunnery Sergeant, ag [...]


  12. Staff Sargent Kerr has been promoted, she is now Gunnery Sargent Kerr She earned her promotion through defeating a s load of aggressive reptiles and now it looks like she will be stuck on Ventris station forever Briefing officers and intelligence about the new reptilian race and describing her military experience with them.Kerr is basically a marine and a fighter though, so the sedentary life is wearing thin and when she is given the chance to accompany a recuperating major and a band of recruit [...]


  13. An entirely interesting read I enjoyed the idea of the training planet, it makes a lot of sense to me for there to be a place such as the Crucible for the Marines to train on I also enjoyed the way that the book slowly expanded on the equipment on the planet instead of giving everything away at once My only major annoyance came from the medical situation that plagued the either book s length simply because it did not seem to be needed for the plot only for Torin taking charge of the recruits Per [...]


  14. Just as Gunnery Sgt she got promoted Torin Kerr and her lover, salvage operator Craig Ryder, start to notice that other people don t remember the same things about the alien ship from book 2 as well as they do, she is assigned to accompany a biologically rebuilt officer on a medical evaluation to the Marine training planet of Crucible Things almost immediately start to go awry in unpredictable ways the senior Drill Instructor starts behaving erratically, and the preprogrammed drones seem to be a [...]


  15. Sadly, I might have enjoyed the book if the formatting in ebook wasn t so terrible There were no scene breaks, which meant several times each chapter I had NO IDEA what was going on for a paragraph or two, would realize there must have been a scene break, and would go back to re read Sometimes re reading wasn t enough to untangle the confusion as it often seemed like there were several very short scenes one after another I even wondered if parts of the book were missing I was so confused.Normal [...]


  16. Again with the loving Tanya Huff This whole series is about, basically, how war is a mindfuck This book takes it to another level, with a training exercise turning deadly and a twist that, while it s fairly heavily foreshadowed, brings the sort of wacky previous book into horrifying context I adore the main character, the overall queer sensibility, and the hoo rah Marine attitude tempered by the increasingly impossible situations.


  17. Marine recruits on a world gone amok Missing memories Plastic aliens Aliens whose response to the unknown is to f them or eat them those are the good guys Smartass aliens who like to test us Gunnery sergeants who know everything Why is everyone speaking English Women in high ranking positions Skin color less mentioned than hair color.


  18. It s a 3.5Just what I expected The writing style is quite flowing, the novel is quite gripping I finished it in a few days and Torin Kerr is just about the perfect character I like to read about


  19. I love tanya huff and I love this series what is there to say this is a re read for me, i think this might be the 10th time Strong female character who just keeps on keeping on If at first you don t succeed try try again And I will always keep retrying her booksreading 11Sep15


  20. I love this series I love Torin Kerr, and how she proves over and over that by the book means know what you re doing Leadership and teamwork, resourcefulness and loyalty and honor that s how she wins, and I love watching her do it.


  21. I really enjoy a strong female character Set in the far future with a strong military focus I thoroughly enjoy this series.



  22. Not quite as good as the previous 2 books, but still a very good and entertaining story After her past experiences, newly promoted Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr has been working as a consultant for for the military regarding matters involving the new species in the Confederation, the Silsviss Bored with giving lectures and being questioned incessantly, when Major Svensson requests her as his temporary aide to accompany him and his doctor on a field test of his new body after having spent a conside [...]


  23. It s a training mission, nothing to worry aboutTorin Kerr is a hero, so of course the top brass want to trot her out in front of every civie they can Gotta keep the public happy It makes Gunny Kerr miserable When new tech is used to re grow Major Svenson, he and his doctor are being sent to a marine training camp When he offers to make Torin his aid, she jumps at the chance to get away from the monotony Something goes wrong Suddenly, their training mission turns into a desperate battle for survi [...]


  24. Gunnery Sergeant Torrin is on an extended lecture tour, briefing military leaders about the Silviss reptiles that are about to join the confederation A good office, Major Robinson, asks her to accompany him on a mission to the Crucible The Crucible is a Marine Corps training planet, where all recruits go through a ten day field exercise before they graduate from boot camp Gunny and Major are sent along to supervise one group of trainees, and then things go awry Safety parameters are removed from [...]


  25. Okay, still not as good as the first book Gunny Sergeant Torin Kerr accepts a mission as Major Svensson s aide while he does a physical therapy tour on the Marines pass fail boot camp trial planet, Crucible, with a platoon of recruits Major Svensson recovered in a tank when he returned from a mission previously mentioned in book one that left him literally as a brain and spinal cord so much physical therapy However, the second Svensson s team Kerr and a doctor get planetside, everything naturall [...]


  26. Excellent third book in the series The plot conspiracy thickens and we get some really juicy stuff in this one No spoilers, but I did kinda see that coming Also find it strange that this is book three and view spoiler we have only ever seen the Others just the once and even then they were being manipulated by Big Yellow hide spoiler Very suspicious, I think view spoiler Definitely makes me think that even though this is set during the war with the Others, it s not really a series about the war w [...]


  27. Wow What can happen going out with a group of recruits on their training mission, will with Gunny Sgt Torin you might not want to ask that question Love these and am ready for the next one


  28. The Confederation series is amazing and I never want it to stop The Heart of Valor is a fun, engaging Space Opera romp Also thank you Tanya Huff for having not straight characters in your military space opera series Even when they re background characters, it means a whole lot to me.


  29. Great bookI love this series I can t wait to read the next books I really like the main characters and the storyline.


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