Huff's ability to make me laugh in the middle of otherwise serious scenarios is amazing. Now she's going to try to find a way for them to escape. I guess it gives us more space and opportunity to explore the characters behind the ordnance but on the other hand it also lets Torin do a bit more hand to hand in her expertise of the fine art of kick-ass. Now, Torin must fight her way not only out of the prison, but also past the growing compulsion to lie down and give up-not realizing that her escape could alter the entire course of the war. I read book five, The Truth of Valor, first and had to go back and read the entire series.
The ending was bittersweet, some good things and a lot of horrible things happened. Add to the problems, the Marine Corps think that she is dead. The situation was grim though still peppered with bright bursts of humor and Torin the main character changed substantially by the end of the novel. This is one that's going to be hard to replace. My only regret about reading this series? It felt like a Star Trek episode, with underground tunnel like prison, strange apathy, petty fiefdom, cannibalism though it's a given with Krai , and so on.
Is that it's coming so close to the end. This series will never win any literary prizes, but with this amount of excitement who cares? And the truth was that Torin had survived. I love living in the country, writing full-time, anything by Charles de Lint, Xena, Hercules, and email. In contrast, Tanya puts just enough in there for fun but she focuses on the characters and their interactions. Even though I already own the novel, even though I've already read the novel, and even though it's the fourth book and I hadn't read the preceding ones in quite a while, I enjoy the series so much that I went on ahead and read the book. Enjoy if it's your cup of tea. I reread this recently and enjoyed just as much as the first time.
Torin is everything you want in an action heroine. Je ne suis pas du tout littéraire et je laisse ce coté la a ceux qui sont plus à même que moi de juger. The E-mail message field is required. Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr is a Confederation Marines marine. This series is light military sci-fi.
We were competing for jobs with people who had up to five years experience. Alien syntax differences vary amongst members of the same species, nicely taking into account the fact that different people learn a new language to differing levels of proficiency. At the end of the book the events wrap up the larger story ark begun in the first book, revealing truths that should end the ongoing war of attrition between the Confederation and the Others, and Craig and Torin are reunited. None of my libraries have the preceeding books in their system so I guess I will use birthday money to buy them from Amazon. Once again Tanya Huff reaffirms why Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr is my favorite kick-ass military sci-fi heroine.
This book was more serious than book 3 I can't remember books 1-2 very well, but I think it's more serious than them, as well , but in a good way. Commence pour le sergent chef une longue bataille ou elle devra trouver sa place parmi la population affamée qui à succombé à la loi du plus fort et surtout le plus important. And sure enough, unknown to the rest of the world, Torin finds herself in an underground prison where she encounters other prisoners of war, some who have been there so long they have settled into life under miserable conditions, believing there is no escape. Now she's going to try to find a way for them to escape. I'm curious to see where this series goes next. The series fault, through four books now, is the supporting characters. She's survived more deadly encounters and kept more of her officers and enlistees alive than anyone in the Corps.
Torin is on the battlefield when an explosion blows the area for miles around into one piece of glass, and she is presumed dead along with 700 or so other allies and enemy soldiers. I don't mean the novel somehow slipped into my shopping cart at Barnes and Noble; I mean after I started reading it, I discovered I already own it and have already read it. I really can't go more than 3 stars on this one. It isn't a surprise that the two groups decide to work together, nor is it when it is discovered that a third party was the one that started the war. In most stories of this ilk, she would take charge by beating down the bullies, then have the Marines work together to find a way out of their prison, and that is what happens at first.
Torin is on the battlefield when an explosion blows the area for miles around into one piece of glass, and she is presumed dead along with 700 or so other allies and enemy soldiers. I thought the escape was a bit over-long and really sad to see one of those engaging secondary characters not making it to the end. No two ways about it, in this character we enter the mind and spirit of what it means to be a Marine. While this book blew me away, it's more like standing in the wave of a nuclear blast and watching everything blow away and I'm still standing by some unnatural stroke of luck. The early part of the book starts a bit slowly, but things definitely get interesting.
I also really enjoyed how there was more focus on the Krai - it seemed like the last one had the Di'tayken as its focus culturally so it was neat to learn about the other race more. I am officially obsessed with Torin Kerr. What did I love about it? She's survived more deadly encounters--and kept more of her officers and enlistees alive--than anyone in the Corps. The main character, Torin, is everything she ought to be. I love how professional Torin is. I read book five, The Truth of Valor, first and had to go back and read the entire series.