The Heart of Valor: A Confederation Novel

Tanya Huff, Author . DAW $24.95 (357p) ISBN 978-0-7564-0435-2

The fast-paced third military SF novel in Huff's Confederation series (after Valor's Choice and The Better Part of Valor ) examines how an interplanetary confederation might unite several distinctive species into an effective military organization despite widely differing physiologies, customs and mores. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Torin Kerr, recovering from injuries suffered in a first contact situation, accompanies a recruit platoon into the Crucible, a training planet where they apply their lessons in a realistic live-fire exercise against robotic drones. While the exercise is underway, the drones begin acting aggressively, without regard to fail-safes or their programming. Has the platoon come under attack by the mysterious Others , or is this related to the alien escape pod that everybody has forgotten exists except for Torin, her lover and an obnoxious reporter? The intriguing and well-designed aliens and intricate plotting keep the reader guessing. (June)

Reviewed on: 05/21/2007
Release date: 06/01/2007
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