Thursday, September 1, 2011

Valor is My Choice

Genre: Science Fiction / Subgenre: Space Opera

My favorite space opera series features Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr. Her goal is to keep both her superior officers and her troops alive as they face deadly missions throughout the galaxy. She more than proves her mettle when a diplomatic assignment and a scientific expedition both turn dangerous.

The Confederation Series is penned by Tanya Huff, better known for her Blood Books, featuring detective Victoria Nelson.

What I loved about the Confederation books is Torin Kerr is an unsung hero in some respects. She's put into these horrible situations and has to figure out how to get her troops and herself out of them. The plots are creative, original and kept me on my toes. I could not stop reading these books. It's the first series that pops into my mind whenever anyone asks about my favorite. Torin Kerr is a great, strong character and the action is fabulous.

My favorite stories are those where the main character overcomes terrible odds. They're the kind of stories I enjoy reading and writing most.

So check these out:

Valor's Choice
The Better Part of Valor
The Heart of Valor
Valor's Trial

There's a compendium of the first four novels in one book. And, I see there's a new one out, Truth of Valor. I'm off to get it.

What's your favorite series in your genre? What makes you love it?

16 comments:

  1. It was great. I'm excited to see a book 5. I've missed Torin Kerr.

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  2. Checking my iPad right now for this series.
    As far as space opera, I like the Star Wars series written by Timothy Zahn. His books flow very fast.

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  3. One of my most trusted and admired beta readers would probably like this series. She is a fan of ... ugh ... I can see the cover and the name is escaping me. She tried to get me to read the series, forever. Blast. I may have to get back with you on this one.

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  4. Thanks for the recommendation. I like stories with strong female protagonists overcoming terrible odds. :D

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  5. Love Tanya Huff. Her vampire series was one of my favorites. I'll have to check this out!

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  6. It's like a game of strategy...cool, will have to browse through it. :)

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  7. I don't think you can go wrong giving these a try. I enjoyed the vampire series, too, LG. I enjoy Tanya's writing. I stalk ... err ... follow her on the twitter.

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  8. I confess that I've never read that series. I've always meant to, but then something else distracts me. I need to add more sci-fi into my TBR list. I did a post on my favorite series in my genre on Wednesday! :)

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  9. It was a great post, Christine.

    I'm still reading Highland Thirst for my WIP. If I could have converted it to my Nook, I'd be done by now.

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  10. I've never heard of this one, but you know how much I love me space operas, Mary!

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  11. Well, I hope you like it, Dezzy :) I preordered book 5. I'm so excited. Yea!

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  12. Sounds pretty cool. Maybe I'll check it out. :)

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  13. This sounds like an awesome series. A strong female protagonist is hard to come by and rarely successful. Nice to see one that beats the odds and makes it to five books.

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  14. I can't wait until book 5 arrives. It's on its way. :D

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