I read a lot of books this year. A LOT. This was because I was judging for the Aurealis Awards, and receiving review copies of books from all over the place, and, well, because I like to read a lot. But I have to say, of all the books I read, and there were some fantastic ones, my favourite “find” (not necessarily my favourite book, but the best find of the year) would have to be Tanya Huff’s “Confederation of Valor”. I picked this up for $1.00 at the Red Cross shop here in Rockingham. It’s actually two books in one, character driven SF with a top female protagonist and really cool action. Apparently a new novel in the series came out in 2007 – it is now my mission to hunt it down.