This is the fourth book in what I believe is going to be a 7 book series by Larry Correia. Like the other books in the series, it does some things very well but also has some rough parts to it. Fortunately for Correia – as well as people who enjoy seeing mythical creatures blown up by heavy firearms – the pros to this book well outweigh the cons. On with the review.
Fourth book in the series, sequel to Monster Hunter International, Vendetta, and Alpha.
All of the characters from the previous book are back, and we’re back to having Owen as the primary viewpoint character. Early on in the book the main members of MHI are introduced to some of the people that Earl had met in book 3, and that proves to be a pretty interesting introduction. Skippy and Edward are also in this book quite a bit, and it’s always good to see the orcs more often.
Las Vegas, what better place to blow up as it’s being attacked by strange creatures from other worlds?
MHI arrives in Vegas to attend a conference on monster hunting with various other companies from around the world. Of course everything is running smoothly (if you discount a brawl at a buffet restaurant) until their hotel is attacked by a monster that was only seen in Germany several years ago, and then things start to get really weird (and bullet riddled) afterwards.
It’s kind of hard to discuss the overall plot of this book without spoiling too much of the overarching story of the series, which is why the plot section sounds so bland. But this book really does an excellent job of showing the rising tension and growth of the overall story that Correia really only hinted at in the first several books. Unfortunately, this means that this book also ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, and it’s going to be a little while before the next book comes out, which is really upsetting.
Another solid book in the series, I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series as they come out.