The first book in Tanya Huff's action-packed military sci-fi adventure Confederation series
Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr was a battle-hardened professional. So when she and her platoon were yanked from a well-deserved leave for what was supposed to be "easy" duty as the honor guard for a diplomatic mission to the non-Confederation world of the Silsviss, she was ready for anything. Sure, there’d been rumors of the Others—the sworn enemies of the Confederation—being spotted in this sector of space. But there were always rumors. The key thing was to recruit the Silsviss into the Confederation before the Others attacked or claimed these lizardlike warriors for their side. And everything seemed to be going perfectly. Maybe too perfectly....
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Interesting mix of action and mystery
I particularly like the strong lead from Torin. Her character is strong and intelligent, with the ability to work with others. Through the story there are hints that more is happening than meets the eye and the reader is allowed to get the same insight as the character has that something doesn’t add up. I will certainly read the next book in the series.
Tanya Huff’s best world building
Loved how easily you can slide into this novel. It made me feel like I was reading a novel written by the character Ripley from Alien.