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S always painful Looking forward to the next one already especially the real life echoes in the overall story arc at the end Human s First There oughta be an award for Best Use of a Misplaced Apostrophe A fun beginning for this new spin off of Huff s Confederation series The plot feels contrived which is something that often bothers me in these books but the characters are as enjoyable as alwaysFormer Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr and her crew accept a secret assignment to investigate the theft of ancient artifacts including weapons leftover from the time before the Confederation was formed They visit a dead alien planet and must fight through some pointlessly bizarre obstacles left behind to defend the artifactsThere s a lot of grumbling in this book about the treatment of the Confederation s Younger races those whose primitive violent tendencies proved so seful during the war This comes across as a slightly forced parallel to contemporary racism There are some awkward scenes where Kerr and crew are treated like thugs by some of the Mid races they re snubbed on a train and run off by some local copsI like Huff s writing and it s nice to visit with these characters again I haven t yet tired of the endless jokes about the Krai digestive capabilities or the di Taykan indiscriminate sexual enthusiasm In An Ancient Peace Tanya Huff brings back one of my most beloved Space Opera characters with a story line that is exciting and promises excitement in the futureGunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr resigned from the marines to go off with the Civilian Salvage Operator Craig but an encounter with pirates meant that that life plan was derailed somewhat That is the backstory from the Valour series and I am not sure how you would go reading this one if you had not read any of the previous Confederation books staring Torin Kerr Maybe it would be okIn this a continuation of the Confederation and the the first of the Peackeeper series Torin and her remnant crew of ex marines and a couple of stragglers are working small independent jobs for the Justice Department The team is a conglomeration that makes sense in light of past books they were essentially a result of the previous book As some escaped pirates some left the marines a few of which escaped the prison planet with Torin they are an intensely interesting mix of races and irks Again neither the characters the irks or the backstory are over explained in this novel Thank goodness thank you Huff for no re hashing it may be hard for a reader new to this series to pick p on the details I would suggest reading all the Confederation books or less in orderIn this book the team are given a mission by the Corp behind the Justice Department s back Grave goods from one of the older races of the galaxy have been turning p on the black market The antiuity of the goods suggests that someone is on the planet that the H san interred their dead on before fleeing their original planets rumor has it that weapons are also interred there The Corp is certain that if they are discovered it will mean war and Torin s crew are sent to prevent thisThe small team must locate the planet first and that means going to one of the core planets that their younger races do not normally go to I thoroughly enjoyed that Huff is exploring and expanding her galaxy As Torin is not longer fighting a war there is time to expand on all the other factors that make p the races society and composition of the Confederate and that seems to me to be exactly what this series is setting s p for There was still plenty of Marine style action but it was different to previous novels There is a poignancy in the way the book explores the relationship between the ex marines who fought on behalf of the older races and the lack of respect with which those very older races extend to the ex marines This is very topical for me because recently I have read ite a bit Would not officially touch Torin just hoped the one they were about to embark on wouldn’t be the death of themAncient H’san grave goods are showing p on the black market grave goods from just before the formation of the Confederation when the H’san gave p war and buried their planet destroying weaponsas grave goods for the death of war Someone is searching for these weapons and they’re very close to finding them As the Elder Races have turned away from war those searchers can only be members of the Younger RacesFortunate.
First in the Peacekeeper military science fiction series and sixth in Huff s Confederation series The focus is on the ill assorted crew The Ascent of Man under Gunnery Sergeant Torin KerrMy TakeHuff issing An Ancient Peace to push Torin Craig and their team onto a new career path It s one of the longest set The Grand Sophy ups I ve ever read and Huff does a great job of it It takes a bit before I got caughtp on the backstory and I m still missing some bits but Huff s storytelling is as enthralling as everThe world of Torin Craig and company is the weirdest world those di Taykan crack me Winners Dream up They servep so much innuendo they make me look like a piker My yasha told me that when you remember someone they never really die Yeah Werst snorted My jernil said my jernine repeated on her for days The Krais attitude about food also provides plenty of room for laughterOkay okay it s not just the di Taykan and Krai who are funny It s also a good indication that no matter your species we all pretty much share a common sense of humor You need to depress it he repeated Tell it it ll never amount to shit Wenn snickered Tell it it s weak Keo laughed flexing her exoskeleton Tell it it s all alone Nadayki said voice and hair flat It ll always be all alone That begins to tell you about the Confederation There s so much with the relationships between the Elder Mid and Younger Races the creative cultures Huff has dreamt O viziune a sentimentelor up the plastic aliens that were all over the Confederation series and how similar we are in our political maneuverings emotions and prejudicesIt was fascinating how much information the team pickedp in Abalae just by wandering around and observing and yes hitting the bars grin They also Harveys Revised English Grammar uncover how far behind they are technologically which only raisesestions about the Elder RacesHmmm I am not going any further with that speculation about coincidencessuch as Presit showing Como agua para chocolate up when she did It seems like a loose thread That or Huff is doing some foreshadowingIn spite of most of what the H san do and setp with their defenses I do appreciate that they built things to lastwowsure wish we could get half of our stuff to last twenty years let alone millennia That said I gotta agree with Broadbent about that epitaph on the H san plinth We stand with you ntil we are neede Source LibraryGenre Science Fiction MilitaryRating 35 4ThoughtsAn Ancient Peace is the first installment in author Tanya Huff s Peacekeeper trilogy FYI this is a continuation of the Confederation series You can either have already read the previous series or take your chances and push forward into this new chapter for Ex Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr and her team Torin and her team are now working for the Justice Department chasing down those like Richard Varga and the Humans First movement who are looking to stir p trouble between the so called Younger Races and the Elder Races Full Review Gizmos Reviews So yes this is the start of a new series but be warned it s also book 6 of her adventures But new series and all In that way yes it could work as a standalone But you would miss how she fought in their wars had her adventures found a conspiracy and ended p with Craig But it works like it isTorin is ex marine She is tough nails and she was so very military But the previous series threw some punches and now she is out But when you are out they pull you back in She has her crew they get a job and they take itThe world may be at peace but those others are still out there Some humans are making noise about humans first Other alien races not touched by the war is all murderers idiots When you have Elder races telling younger races to fight their wars while middle races sit it out oh will th Good start to a spinoff series featuring Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr of Huff s Confederation series It s Torin and the gang back again but their new job is making them grow and change in interesting ways and growing and changing The first book of a thrilling new military science fiction spin off of Tanya Huff's Confederation seriesGunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr had been the very model of a Confederation Marine But when she learned the truth about the war the Confederation was fighting she left the military for goodBut Torin couldn’t walk away from preserving and protecting everything the Confederation represented Instead she drew together an elite corps of friends and allies to take on covert missions that the Justice Department and the Corps could not or.
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F military history and the fact that military personal returning home often with PTSD or injuries may not always get much recognition at home I am not sure if Huff was intentionally exploring this social situation or whether like many great writers she wrote what seemed to fit and this was very much a commentary on reality And lets hear it for sci fi ect as social commentary The best sort of fictionAlso in this novel I liked the fact that Torin s melt downs of the last novel are acknowledged rather than just being glossed over In the last novel I was confused by them but now I feel the are becoming a rather important kind of character development Torin was so very effective in a military setting then cut loose with no structure went off the rails somewhat now creating structure again of a different type that will allow different storiesI like itAnd all that seemed very serious essentially this was a rollicking good adventure heaps of multi species fun archaeology mysteries to rival Indiana Jones and zombie aliens thrown in to the mix Loved this one looking forward to Billed as the first in a new series this is actually a continuation of Huff s Confederation series building directly on the events of the previous book As such it may not mean as much to people who have not read the earlier books That said this is solid military SF without the jingoistic ndertones of so much of the subgenreEx Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr and her lover Craig Ryder along with the remnants of her last Multiple Mayhem (Gabby Duran unit have moved on from salvage operations to contract work for the Justice department They accept an assignment from the military to stop another interstellar war by preventing grave robbers from disseminating ancient weapons from the H san s abandoned homeworld First they have to find said homeworld then fight their way in and fight their way out Hey no one said it would be easy if it were they would have sent someone elseRecommended But it s probably best to start at the beginning of the Confederation series Fortunately that s no hardship 45 stars Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr and her crew are adjusting to life outside the Corps sort of Their mission is to stop some graverobbers whose larceny may tear apart the Confederation if only they can track them down before it s too lateIt s beenite a while since I read any SFF with so many different species and I don t recall any having the incredible variety of cultures biology linguistic interpretation and politics I found here This is the first in Tanya Huff s new Peacekeepers series but part of a series already established which I now need to start reading so there s a steep curve for those new to this The Eagles Nest (The New Avengers, universe It s worth it though view spoilerAnd for Doctor Who afficionados new to thisniverse there s a whole species who reminded me very much of Captain Jack Harkness hide spoiler Fantastic book I m so glad that Torin is taking her life in a slightly different direction and her friends are tagging along This author really knows how to write sci fi 5 out of 5 stars I really liked the early books in Torin Kerr s story but what made me like them wasn t so much the sci fi military Marines plot lines as Sgt Kerr s attitude a confident almost arrogant swagger her belief in the Marine Corps herself and her motley troop of various aliens That alone made these stories fun And now that she s out of the Marine Corps that all seems to be gone Torin s gone all emo she s even seeing a psychiatrist YechThe storyline and divides evenly into Torin and her crew investigating the source of criminal activity Bizarrely they never do find any key clues but rather have it handed to them And then we are off to an alien ruin that reads like a sci fi DD adventure complete with pit traps and puzzles YawnThe last few chapters eventually give When the Sea Turned to Silver us a little life to the story mostly by bringing out the heavy weapons but it s really not a very fun rea. Ly only the Corps Intelligence Service has this information Unfortunately they can do nothing about it bound by laws of full disclosure their every move is monitoredThough Torin Kerr and her team are no longer a part of the military the six of them tackling the H’san defenses and the lethally armed grave robbers are the only chance the Confederation has The only chance to avoid millions deadBut the Torin learns about the relationship between the Elder Races and the Younger the she begins to fear war might be annavoidable resul.