Wednesday, October 28, 2015
An Ancient Peace by Tanya Huff
Gunnery 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 good.
But 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 would not—officially touch. Torin just hoped the one they were about to embark on wouldn’t be the death of them.
Ancient H’san grave goods are showing up on the black market—grave goods from just before the formation of the Confederation, when the H’san gave up war and buried their planet-destroying weapons...as 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 Races.
Fortunately, 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 monitored.
Though 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 more dead.
But the more Torin learns about the relationship between the Elder Races and the Younger, the more she begins to fear war might be an unavoidable result.
It is always fun to spend time with Torin, Craig and their crew. Once again they are off on a dangerous mission. This time the mission is to prevent another war. If you have followed this series you know that the last book finished a story arc. An Ancient Peace is the start of a new series and story arc.
The action is non-stop and the plot interesting. All is told from two viewpoints – Torin and her crew and the group of grave robbers. The mission is successful but does leave some things hanging. That is the set-up for the new role for Torin and crew.
I recommend reading the previous books in the Confederation series before reading An Ancient Peace. The present is always influenced by the past. A lot of the action and dialog is based on the action in the previous series.
Daw published An Ancient Peace by Tanya Huff in 2015.