Monster Hunter Legion by Larry Correia
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
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".
View all my reviews
Busy week work wise, which were balanced out with some super simple but awesome meals. Some meal plan shifting was required since I ended ...
The World Science Fiction Convention: Anticipation! started on Thursday and I went to panels Thursday evening, Friday, a smattering on Sat...
So my reading is down a bit this Fall - with the trip to Kansas City, Oregon, and Michigan, it was easier to plug into podcasts than an audi...
And so it came to pass that Easter Weekend I found myself, for the 23rd year in a row, at Minicon. Minicon 52 to be exact. I'm still...
Presidents weekend saw me back in Tucson for another visit, and while the weather didn't quite cooperate (50* and rain for two days), it...