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Larry Correia's Monster Hunter Alpha

MilSciFi.com Reviews Larry Correia's Monster Hunter Alpha

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Larry Correia's Monster Hunter International

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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 Legion
Series:
Monster Hunter

Genre:
Science Fiction
Sub-genre: Military

Type: Novel
Page Count: 378
Cover: Art
Artist: Alan Pollack
Illustrations: n/a

Publisher: Baen
ISBN-13: 9781451637960
Other Books In Series:
    Monster Hunter International

    Monster Hunter Legion
    Monster Hunter Alpha
    Monster Hunter Nemesis

    Monster Hunter Vendetta

Larry Correia's Monster Hunter Legion
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MilSciFi.com reviewer: Eric Hardenbrook's Bio

29MAY2012 (Re-post from GoodReads)
Reviewed by Author Eric Hardenbrook

Review Philosophy


Mr.
Correia is firing away in this one. We're back to the original cast and the story simply doesn't slow down. I finished reading my copy of this book in a matter of hours. If you liked the others, you will like this one. The characters are growing and changing, and that's very important to me. The background folks and the rules of the world continue to be solid and believable. I think the stories are getting tighter, and shorter... or maybe I'm just reading them faster than before.

Spoilers Below:

There are competing monster hunting companies galore in this story. The “extra secret government agency” was back as well.. You know, the ones nobody ever speaks of. Just like all the other branches nobody ever speaks of. I still hate bureaucracy, but I see why we couldn't just stick with the one agency we knew. It hasn't helped my positive opinions of government, that's certain. The interplay between two competing agencies mixing with rival hunter organizations did make interesting relationship moves for all the characters.

Relationships continue to grow and change along the way. One of the difficulties I had with this book is that I hadn't had the chance to read a short story that was released by the author at some point between the previous book and this one and I felt like I was missing something. I would have been happier if I hadn't felt that void as clearly as I did. It was noticeable, and I think that hurt the story for me just a little.

That brings me to another important point - if you haven't read the other books in the series, you'll be lost. This book depends on your knowledge of the rest of the series and I believe it would have difficulties standing on its own. As the fourth book most people picking it up will be fans of the series, so I expect the book will still do well, but if you're going to recommend the series to anyone, definitely get them to start at the beginning. This isn't a “you can jump in anyplace” kind of series. Fans of the series will get it when I say that Grant Jefferson is still a douche, but that part might not feel as true to anyone that hasn't read the other books.

The story does wrap up, but leaves a number of lose ends that all point to the next book. I'll be looking for the next one!

Star Total:                   4 out of 5 stars
 


 

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