Tanya Huff is best known for her urban vampire novels, so Valor’s Choice came as a surprise to me. Carl V. recommended this SF military novel. Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr and a combat platoon are sent as an honor guard to an alien planet where delicate diplomatic negotiations are taking place. This was supposed to be a symbolic mission, but when their ship is hit with missiles and crash-lands in a dangerous area of the planet, the survivors are thrust into a situation similar to Michael Caine in Zulu. I was impressed as Torin Kerr keeps her Marines alive as thousands of alien warriors attack their tiny redoubt. If you’re a fan of military science fiction, you’ll enjoy this action-filled adventure. Carl has more to say about Tanya Huff’s series here.