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Review: “In Conquest Born,” C.S. Friedman

Pros: Fantastic characters and constant striving Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 I realize that C.S. Friedman’s In Conquest Born has been around for quite some time and isn’t in any way a ‘new’ book. I read it first

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Review: “Andromeda’s Fall,” William C. Dietz

Pros: Interesting characters and world; engrossing plot Cons: Lack of chemistry in a pairing Rating: 4 out of 5 Catherine Carletto is a wealthy socialite, and her family has close ties to the Emperor. When the Emperor’s sister, Ophelia, decides

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Review: “Master Sergeant,” Mel Odom

Pros: Good basic plot, world, and characters Cons: Oh god the details Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Mel Odom’s Master Sergeant: The Makaum War: Book One introduces us to Master Sergeant Frank Sage. He’d rather be on the front lines

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Review: “Valor’s Trial,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Great look at alien races Cons: Slower than the other installments Rating: 4.5 out of 5   Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr has finally been returned to her old platoon. She ships out almost immediately to the site of an

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Review: “The Heart of Valor,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Fascinating setup and execution Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5   Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr has had a couple of wild adventures. She convinced the alien Silsviss to enter the Confederation–over the dead bodies of many of her

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Review: “The Better Part of Valor,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Riveting, pulse-pounding; great characters Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5   The Better Part of Valor (Valor Novel) (also available as the second half of the omnibus A Confederation of Valor) is the second book in Tanya Huff’s

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Review: “Valor’s Choice,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Moving, deft, and action-packed Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5   Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr is being forced to take her exhausted marines on a spit-and-polish diplomatic mission that they hardly seem right for. Knowing how vicious the

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Review: “The Truth of Valor,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Riveting military SF with a fantastic female lead Cons: Can’t think of any… Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Torin Kerr is fresh out of the Marines and has joined up with her

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