"Exciting military science fiction"
In the distant future, Earth has joined the Confederation
in return for becoming a fighting arm of the empire along
with other sentient species. Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr is
proud to be a marine fighting the Others, a race that
covets confederation territory while refusing to negotiate
with the delegates of the Confederation. In a life or
death battle with the Others, she has come to the attention
of General Morris.
The General assigns her a top-secret mission to investigate
a spaceship that is neither Confederation nor Other in a
far corner of the galaxy. When Kerr boards the alien ship,
she learns the hard way that it is sentient and doesn't
like anyone shooting it. Trapped on board the ship with a
group of the Others, Torin must find a way to escape or die
Fans of military science fiction will want to read THE
BETTER PART OF VALOR, a thriller that is every bit as
exciting as STAR WARS. Tanya Huff's latest work is so
action packed and colorful it would make a great movie.
Torin is a great heroine while the realistic species
provide an authentic spin to this vigorous fantastic
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 7, 2002