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Larry Correia's Monster Hunter International

MilSciFi.com Reviews Larry Correia's Monster Hunter International

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Larry Correia's Monster Hunter Legion

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Larry Correia's Monster Hunter Vendetta

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Larry Correia's Monster Hunter Nemesis

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Author Larry Correia


Larry Correia

 

Title: Monster Hunter Alpha
Series:
Monster Hunter

Genre:
Science Fiction
Sub-genre: Military

Type: Novel
Page Count: 560
Cover: Art
Artist: Alan Pollack
Illustrations: n/a

Publisher: Baen
ISBN-13: 9781439134580
Other Books In Series:
    Monster Hunter International

    Monster Hunter Legion
    
Monster Hunter Alpha
    Monster Hunter Nemesis

    Monster Hunter Vendetta

Larry Correia's Monster Hunter Alpha

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MilSciFi.com reviewer: Eric Hardenbrook's Bio

25OCT2011 (Re-post from GoodReads)
Reviewed by Author Eric Hardenbrook

Review Philosophy


This book is actually a departure from the two previous books. Not entirely mind you same universe, same world building, but different character focus. This book is all about
Earl and his back story, rolled into another kill or be mulched kind of action story.

I liked this book just as much as the others even without the original cast of characters.
Earl has lived a long and interesting life. A number of long term things seem to circle back to him in this story. It has the same great action and pacing of the other books. There are new characters, fun weapon choices and horrifying new monsters.

Much as with the second book, if you liked the others, you will like this one.

Spoilers below: -

I thought the fact that
Earl would hook up with the cute deputy was an easy call. Saw that one coming a mile away even in the snow. The local color folks were written well, so I didn't mind so much that this became the easy call on the main romance aspect.

I thought the government guys weren't as deep as they could have been, but they did what they needed to in moving the story ahead.

The newest monster hunting company was a nice contrast to the folks of
MHI. Not everyone is a deadly efficient killing force. The townspeople were solid background here again.

I had some difficulty with the "extra secret government agency". You know, the ones nobody ever speaks of. Just like all the other branches nobody ever speaks of. That's probably why the government has the debt it does they're all trying to accomplish the same stuff but nobody ever speaks of their covert operation to anyone else, so they're all working on the same stuff but not sharing any information or resources. I'll admit it I didn't like that part at all. I hate bureaucracy, but I would have liked it considerably more if we'd just been able to stick with the agency we knew.

I thought the giant snow blower to grind up zombies was a really nice touch. A whole new level of gory and nasty right there. Sort of makes you long for the simple days of "don't eat the yellow snow" when you've got the pink spray radius. The bird neck pouch thing was extra nasty too. Yuck. Well done by the author on both of those counts.

I hope the author continues to create spin off stories of other monster hunter teams. I think the cast of characters he can create would be a genuinely good read!

Star Total: 4 out of 5 stars
 


 

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