The Privilege of Peace
Warden Torin Kerr has put her past behind her and built a life away from the war and everything that meant. From the good, from the bad. From the heroics, from the betrayal. She's created a place and purpose for other ...more
Here endeth Tanya Huff's Torin Kerr series (5 books beginning with Valor's Choice and continuing with her Peacekeeper trilogy, this one are being the last one (if you've read the books you'll see what I did there). I envy you if you haven't yet read them because you're in for a real treat--these books are so smart and so funny, with great characters and seriously good dialogue and fast, excellent plotting, including the over-arching plot so satisfyingly concluded here.
Strongly recommended, if on ...more
*Genre* Science Fiction / Space Opera
The Privilege of Peace is the third and final installment in both the Peacekeeper series, and the Confederation series. Warden Torin Kerr and her team have come a very long way not only since the beginning of this series, but the end of the Confederation series as well. We are to the point in this world where nobody trusts anyone. Elder Races are ready to lock down the Younger Races who helped them fight a war agains ...more
Plastic data sheets, rogue Silsviss, the presence of the much disliked and inept commander General Morris, Warden Torin , Craig and the rest of the Strike team have their hands full with new developments that bring up old challenges. Devious plans are being hatched by the Humans First fanatics. The finding of data sheets similar to the plastic from before has everyone including the elder race, the H'san on edge.
After Warden Torin's Strike Team's last mission, where informati ...more
This is not really a stand-alone--too many references to events in the first two Peacekeeper books and even further back into the Confederation series.
But if you start at the beginning with 'Valor's Choice' you will have the pleasure of reading a very good 8 book series that will delight any fan of military SF. I've been a ...more
Tanya Huff says "The Privilege of Peace".will be the last Torin Kerr book, I've followed Torin Kerr through the five Confederation novels, which I think are some of the best and most innovative military SF novels ever written and then on to the three Peacekeeper novels, which show how Torin, having helped end a galactic war hundreds of years long, handles the peace.
"The Privilege of Peace" was the perfect goodbye to the series. It moved the story arc on, engaging most of my favourite characters...more
It's all about the disgust and fears of the Elder Races, as they intend to shut the Younger Races down. It turns out that all that propaganda about the H'san simply confirms what Torin has been declaring all along. Hoo, boy. I sure hope this means that Huff intends on another trilogy, especially after ...more
Elder aliens keeping a tight leash on their adopted, aggressive younger worlds after needing them to fight a war and ...more
Also, not hitting your former superior officer shows character growth, yeah?
Sometimes Torin surprises herself.
I want the next book RIGHT NOW.
While I enjoyed it, it’s nowhere near as great as some of the others in the series.
Of course, I was happy to see Torin doing what she does best (kicking ass), but there was no real arc for her or anyone in this novel. Issues from previous novels are resolved, giving it a sense of finality, but I found the first half ...more
This book is better than the previous one. It has fewer moral lesson and it’s funnier - but then it’s almost too funny. The plot is pure farce, which disappointed me.
This series has always had a lot of humor, but it also takes violence very seriously: the characters mourn their dead and are traumatiz ...more
If this is truly the end of ex-Gunnery Sergeant now Warden Torin Kerr’s story, I’m going to be very, very sad to see it end. Torin’s story, from its beginning all the way back in Valor’s Choice (nearly 20 years ago, OMG) has been absolutely marvelous.
I began the Valor/Confederation series and the Vatta’s War series at about the same time, so they are both inextricably linked in my memory. They also both finished at the same time, and then revived at about t ...more
Gunny Torin Kerr isn’t actually a gunny ...more
A lot of problems have cropped up in the previous books that hadn't been wrapped up yet. In this, which appears to be the final book, they are. Plastic-like aliens manipulated a war for data. And the fall out is wide spread. Soldiers without purpose, uneasy truce, and the noncombatant Elder Races unsure whether they can trust the species they no longer need to defend them. Fear and mistrust everywhere.
The last book in this series and I read it TOO DAMN FAST!!! That's what happens when I get sucked in to this world... I just can't stop. This book really should have been at least 5 times longer. Huff does a really great job of wrapping up many of the over-arching storylines throughout this series, but I just want mooooore. The pacing is excellent, the new characters are just as great as the r ...more
The six of them, in pre-Strike Team Alpha days, had taken down an entire pirate fleet. A single ship draining the tanks at a Mictok-run mining station should be a walk in the cake.
“A press conference,” she repeated. It didn’ ...more
As to the "last one in the series" promise on the Goodreads listing:
1) Gawd, ...more
Really enjoyed this outing. Big Yellow is back due to the discovery made by the scientists in the previous book.
Again, action galore and with Torin and Ryder being split on separate missions...At least for a while.
There's a resolution of sorts with Humans First that I believe will see further changes to the Confederation. Let's see what the next book will bring.
After a signature action sequence, The Privilege of Peace resets in pace to a gradual build up to a series of escalating skirmishes to a (somewhat?) conclusive showdown that leads to more questions to answer in the next Peacekeeper entry. Torin and company shine with their usual mix of exceptional warrior's skills, tenacity, loyalty, heart, and ...more
The series is taking another interesting turn and I'll happily pick up the next book when it comes out.
Raised, for the most part, in Kingston, Ontario. It was the late sixties, early to mid seventies. Enough s ...more