A Peace Divided by Tanya Huff

A Peace Divided (#2)

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In bestselling author Tanya Huff’s second installment of the Peacekeeper series, the Confederation reckons with costs of war not paid on the battlefield…

When mercenaries attack an archaeological dig on a planet of pre-spacefaring ruins, Torin Kerr and her Peacekeepers can guess the aggressors are ex-military, just like them. Since Torin uncovered the “social experiment” that kept the Confederation at arms for centuries, she’s seen plenty of warriors wounded in ways no autodoc can fix. But these renegades are more than disenchanted—they think the ruins hold the answer to defeating the mysterious civilization that manipulated both sides into generations of conflict. And they’ve recruited some of their most feared former enemies from the Primacy to help steal it.

With a ceasefire barely settled and a government on edge, Torin has no room for error. She and her team have to rescue the hostages, disable the hostiles, and play host to uneasy Primacy allies of their own—all on a planet dense with jungle and full of unknown dangers. There’s no time to seek out the so-called weapon or investigate what lurks in the ruins. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be hunting them…


“Huff weaves a fast-paced thriller bristling with treachery and intrigue. Fans of military science fiction will enjoy this tense adventure and its intricately constructed setting.”

Publishers Weekly

“Tanya Huff knows how to tell a rip-roaring, military sci-fi mystery story like few others.”

B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog

“It’s a fun novel, pacey, full of banter, with plenty of space for more sequels. Torin Kerr the Justice Department Warden approaches her work and her life differently to Torin Kerr the Marine, but once a Gunnery Sergeant, always a Gunnery Sergeant. Explosions abound!”


“Book two of the Peacekeeper series is a fun outing with familiar characters on a remote world that may hold the key to ending all the threats that sentient plastic holds.”

RT Book Reviews

“Characters grow and change through the experiences they have between the pages. Tanya Huff does an excellent job on this, not only with Torin, but with the other members of her team.”

The Qwillery

“Huff has the best dialogue in the business—which I’ve said before—but she also has a very pragmatic eye to world-building and the realities of Torin Kerr’s life. I don’t want to spoil anything, but it’s clear that this second book of three is following not just Torin, but the consequences of war, war cut short, and those who profited from it. This book is fun, it’s entertaining, and it touches on serious issues as it zooms along, never dragging its feet. While it’s part of a series, I think it can be read as a standalone, although An Ancient Peace is available in paperback as well, if you want to start there. Alternately, you could start with A Confederation of Valor, the first two books in Torin Kerr’s story. I don’t think there’s a bad place to start.”

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