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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Monster Hunter Legion by Larry Coreia (MHI #4)

Monster Hunter Legion (Monster Hunter International, #4)Monster Hunter Legion by Larry Correia
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Jacket Blurb:
Monster Hunter International might be the premier monster eradication company in the business, but they’ve got competition. 

When hunters from around the world gather in Las Vegas for a conference, a creature left over from a World War Two weapons experiment wakes up and goes on a rampage across the desert. A not-so-friendly wager between the rival companies turns into a race to see who can bag the mysterious creature first.

Only there is far more to this particular case than meets the eye, and as Hunters fall prey to their worst nightmares, Owen Zastava Pitt and the staff of Monster Hunter International have to stop an ancient god from turning Sin City into a literal hell on earth.

Book number four in the series.

This was an over the top action book set in Las Vegas, where everything is already over the top.

Premise of the book is Monster Hunters International is invited, along with all the other monster hunters in the world to a first ever conference set at the Last Dragon casino in Las Vegas. After a fight breaks out at the buffet between MHI and Paranoramal Tactical, things go rapidly downhill. Alternate dimensions are making their way into the hotel, people fighting things they've already fought, hidden dragons in the basement, hidden bodies in the desert. It's up to MHI, Owen, Holly, and Mosh to fix things when the entire hotel is sucked into a giant swirling vortex of doom.

This was cheesy like a good grilled cheese sandwich: amusing, fast paced, over the top action, a great cast of characters (werewolves, elves, orcs, dragons, humans and then some) with enough plot twists to knock the head off a zombie. Try not to think too hard about the plot holes, which are plenty. I can only assume these will be filled in or at least patched like a Minnesota pothole (as in not very well), in the next book.

If your expecting some kind of literary masterpiece, you're going to be disappointed. This is a straight up action book about a gun-toting accountant who hunts down and kills monsters and is The Chosen One. You need a mindless read for a while? Got a business trip coming up? Vacation? Overly long plane rides? Abandoned in the alternate dimension known as the Dr's office? This would be the perfect book to have in hand.

Be sure to read the first three books that proceed "Legion".

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