Today, Titan Books publishes Tanya Huff‘s third Confederation novel, THE HEART OF VALOUR! This is the first time the novel has been published in the UK, and we’re delighted that Titan are bringing them all to these shores. Here is the synopsis…
Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr was a Confederation Marine’s marine. She’d survived more deadly encounters-and kept more of her officers and enlistees alive-than anyone in the Corps, and she was determined to keep that record intact. But since her last mission, she’d been sidelined into endless briefings and debriefings with no end in sight. So, of course, she’d jumped at the chance to go to Crucible-the Marine Corps training planet-as a temporary aide to Major Svensson. The major had been reduced to little more than a brain and a spinal cord in his last combat, and he and his doctor were anxious to field-test his newly regrown body. It should have been an easy twenty-day run. After all, Crucible was only set up to simulate battle situations so that recruits could be trained safely. But they were barely on-planet when someone started blasting the training scenarios to smithereens. Suddenly, Kerr found herself not only responsible for the major and his doctor but caught in a desperate fight to keep a platoon of Marine recruits alive until someone could discover what was happening on Crucible.
THE HEART OF VALOUR follows VALOUR’S CHOICE and THE BETTER PART OF VALOUR. Two more books in the series, and a number of Huff’s other titles, are due to be published by Titan in 2014.
Here’s what critics have said about the series in the past…
‘Fast-paced. The intriguing and well-designed aliens and intricate plotting keep the reader guessing.’ — Publishers Weekly on THE HEART OF VALOUR
‘The notable Tanya Huff proves herself equally adept at military science fiction as contemporary fantasy in her riveting new novel… A writer of great versatility, Ms. Huff captures the ambiance of an elite military group and adds a rare depth to skillful characterization to make each personality stand up and be counted. Dont miss this one…’ — RT Book Reviews on VALOUR’S CHOICE
‘Huff’s characerization and knowledge of military subculture bring the book to a suspense-filled and rousing finale once again allowing Torin Kerr to shine in her role as the touch, resourceful and supremely competent leader.’ — Locus on THE BETTER PART OF VALOUR
Zeno represents Tanya Huff in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.