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Monster Hunter Legion (Monster Hunter International #4)

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  4,429 ratings  ·  236 reviews

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 ra

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Hardcover, 377 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Baen (first published September 1st 2012)
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Mike (the Paladin)
If I were wont to use such phrases I might open this review with "HOT D**N this is a good book!" But I don't use those phrases so I'll just say...now among my favorites!

Get this series. Start at book 1 (Monster Hunter International) and follow the series. As I've said before, this is prime, 100% grade A brain candy. It's an action treat for lovers of Urban Fantasy, Action, Horror, thrillers and so many crossover genre areas that it will appeal to a great many readers and groups of readers. And a...more
Tim "The Enchanter"
Here Be Dragons - 4 Stars

Random Ramblings

Yes! Dragons! Not gonna lie. I've been waiting for one of these UF series to whip out one of these bad boys! While it only has a minor role, Larry Correia continues to masterfully introduce us to the monsters and mythical beast we all know and love and at the same time give them their own MHI spin.

This installment feels as if it is a transition book in the series. It is different from the others as there is less action and the majority of the book i...more
Whispers from the Pirate's Ghost Whisper
GREAT GOOGLEY-MOOGLIE! HOLY SMOKE! E-GAD, MAN! BOWHICA! SNAFU! FUBAR! and ZOWIE!

The fourth book in the Monster Hunter International Series by Larry Corriea is no joke. It's every bit as much fun as the first 3, maybe better than the last two, but, it's too close to call. The crew's back, and, yes, they pissed off another supernatural, monstrous and wicked evil monster being. I mean, c'mon Pitt! Haven't you met a supernatural being that you didn't piss off?

Here we go again, and this time,...more
Pam (E.P. Scott)
5-Point Seat Belt Secure? Check.
Deep Breath? Check.
Shoulder Role? Check.
Curb Excitement? Hell No!

LET THE GAMES BEGIN! We have monsters (of course) threatening the first ever Monster Hunter Convention. And where else do you have a convention of this magnitude? Las Vegas of course. And the strip will never been the same.

What can I say. It was good :D...okay great...okay freaking fabulously fun. Dinner buffets gone awry, bodies flying, hotel rooms that turn into vengeful landscapes that birth night...more
Dawn
I'm a one book at a time kind of girl. Once I start a book I finish it, there's no switching back and forth for me. So you can imagine my distress when, in the middle of reading another perfectly good book, I heard from a friend that there was an eARC for sale of the newest Monster Hunter book.

Crap.

I needed to read it. Had to read it... Now now now! But what about the other book? I can't just abandon it... I should probably finish it first, and then move on to Monster Hunter Legion once my plat...more
Laurel
May 27, 2012 Laurel rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
When I read that the advance eARC was out, I was torn. If I read it 4 months early, that meant I'd have an even longer wait until the next book. But how could I leave an MHI story unread?! Ultimately, I gleefully caved and bought the ebook!

First, I love that the story is occasionally told from the perspective of other hunters. I sincerely hope that we get a short story or novella, heck even a full novel, from Holly's perspective! Mosh is also quite fun.

Secondly, the story races along, decadently...more
Eileen
I love this series! Do yourself a favor and do the audio version of Monster Hunter International. MHI series has everything packed into it a person could want. It's chock-full of frightening monsters, action and a excellent plot.
Michael
This book has been amazing. Larry Correia keeps them coming and I can't get enough. I read through this very fast because I kept wanting to pick back up and not stop. The latest Monster Hunter International book was fast paced and added more to the story so far. We see the return of a lot of characters that we are all familiar with and get a glimpse at the big picture. Owen is struggling in this book with becoming who he needs to be. We meet some of the major players here now too, things that ha...more
Rich Tate
I’ve often looked at this series as a saga that would garner cult classic status but the latest installment of MHI really pushed the writing and story to a whole new level.

The earlier installments have often reminded me of The Black Company in the way it was written, this is certainly not a bad thing mind you as I was a huge fan of that saga, but it was something that would never truly break into the mainstream.

Monster Hunters International always had that same sort of feel to me, mainly because...more
[Name Redacted By Goodreads Because Irrelevant to Review]
A leaner, sleeker MHI novel! This entry in the series is about 1/3 shorter than the previous three and, while miss a lot of that extra detail, I understand perfectly why Correia might have left it out. This novel takes place over a weekend at the first annual monster hunter conference in which all the world's hunters (and related parties -- including "monsters' rights" activists, politicians and academics) gather in Las Vegas to network and discuss things relevant to their field. As such, this n...more
Barbara
The opening scene, with the brawl in the buffet, had me chortling and I pretty much didn't stop the whole way through. Plenty for the gun nut to enjoy, although personally I would have liked to have more screen time for Milo and the other explosive experts. Things that go boom are just as much fun as things that go bang.

It's not just a romp with stock characters. I think the author does a good job of making his characters individuals with realistic reactions to their experiences. I particularly...more
Nathan
This is another spectacular book by Larry Correia. It's a romping, stomping tale of supernatural invading death and destruction stopped by the will and firepower of Monster Hunters. The plot is pretty straightforward and doesn't have a whole lot of surprises or interesting twists, which I think is the reason that I can't rate it as high as the previous books. It seems a whole lot like a bridge book where it sets the stage for more to come, and really just creates supporting events for the future...more
Novel
Owen Zastava Pitt and the rest of the gang are back! Well, with the exception of Sam (RIP, man!), everyone looked great. Owen is still funny, smart, strong, and well, a few thousand dollars richer (after killing The Old One, he got a lot money out of its PUFF). Owen is happily married to Julie and they always have each others' back in everything they do. I totally admire this couple, they both worry for the safety of the other but they trust each other and have enough confidence to know that no...more
Keri
I am so glad we are going to get more of this series. It just gets better and better!! I knew that situation with Owen and Julie was going to come up! Cannot get enough of these monster hunters!! Had me on the edge of my seat biting my knuckles at times wondering how they were going to get out of this one. PS Franks needs a girl-friend to mellow him out! I volunteer!!
Beanbag Love
What can I say? I'm crazy about this series.

Monster Hunter Legion takes place largely in Las Vegas during a convention of monster eradication companies. This was a great premise, IMO, because we'd read in earlier books about other monster hunting companies, but we really hadn't met any worthy of the vocation. So getting competitive, slightly insane mercenaries together for a weekend in Vegas is just a lot of fun.

However, it also necessitated a kind of clunky, outline-like beginning to get all t...more
Kat  Hooper
Originally posted at FanLit. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/

What’s more fun than hanging out with Owen “Big Z” Pitt, Earl Harbinger, Julie, Milo, Holly, Trip, Mosh Pitt, and Skippy the orc at the MHI compound in rural Alabama? How about MHI meeting up with teams from all over the world at a monster hunter conference in Las Vegas? And how about if that ancient Lovecraftian god that Big Z pissed off three books ago decides to unleash his wrath right about now? And how about if those incompetent...more
Karissa
This is the 4th book in the Monster Hunter series and it was an absolutely spectacular book. Tons of action, more information on Owen being the Chosen One, dragons, and nightmares coming to life all make for a super engaging, high octane read.

I listened to this on audibook and I highly recommend listening to this series on audiobook. The books are incredibly well read and lots of fun to listen to. I read the first couple books in the series and have listened to the last two. I actually enjoy lis...more
Kelly Thurman
Original review at my blog: http://thesnarkyspinster.blogspot.com...

Larry Correia's "Monster Hunter" series is one of my very favorites. Not since Harry Potter have I cared this much about the next book in any ongoing tale. A few days ago, I snagged the ebook version from Baen and happily dived into Monster Hunter Legion.

This installment gets off to a bit of a rough start. Owen and the other Monster Hunters are in Vegas for the first-ever monster-hunting convention, which brings people from all...more
Raymond
It seems that most of the activity in this novel takes place in the Las Vegas Strip in a casino and convention center called "The Last Dragon" that is owned and managed by one who is called "Management".
We have visitied Las Vegas several times and we prefer the casino area called "South Point" although the older area that is termed the "Fremont Street Experience" with the light show is not to be missed!
I felt deep sympathy for Management in this novel because of the calamitous destruction of Th...more
Daniel
I was honestly a little worried about whether Larry Correia would ever be able to recreate the magic of his first Monster Hunter novel. The last two instalments seem to have suffered from editing, counter-intuitive as that may seem. They both lacked the free-wheeling punch that made the original so much fun. I needn't have worried, though, because Larry looks to have found his groove again.

For anyone who hasn't heard of this series, let me just say that the cover pretty much sums it up. There is...more
Rich
Jan 12, 2013 Rich rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Monster Hunters, and NRA/Tea Party Members
Recommended to Rich by: I liked the last books in the series
In a nutshell, it was mind-numbing, but not in a particularly good way. The last 180 pages of the book covered a good-guys versus monsters battle that was agonizingly drawn out, and there was plenty of pyrotechnics happening before those last 180 pages too. As per usual, in the series, the good-guys were also up against the oppressive secret forces of the federal goverment. I don't think it's much of a spoiler to say that thanks to strength thru superior firepower and the second amendment, the f...more
Thomas Taylor
I am giving Monster Hunter Legion 3 stars, but I must say it was a bit of a disappointment. Mostly I was underwhelmed by the setting (locked in a Vegas hotel) and just the general procedural-feeling of the story in general.

You could have told me up front that the book was about all of the monster hunters in the world getting locked up in a Vegas hotel with a nightmare monster, including MHI, and would have been excited.

What actually presented itself just felt rather hollow. Bad guys showed up,...more
Ryan Burt
1) Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

2) Genre: Paranormal Fantasy

3) Synopsis: Owen Zastava Pitt is back and he is at a Monster Hunter Convention. Life in Vegas should be gambling and buffets but of course the world is about to end and only 'The Chosen One' will be able to save the day.

4) Feelings: I love the Monster Hunter series. I truly do. Owen Pitt is one of my favorite characters of all time. This book has everything a growing boy could want. Guns (lots of guns), explosions, battles, mysterious creat...more
Michael Flanagan
The fourth book in the Monster Hunter series has all the fun, action and gore of the previous books. But this offering is like a best of, delivering all your favourite monster from MHI past in one hell of a smorgasbord. All your favourite characters are present as well with plenty of explosion and kick ass and take names later guns. This book even has a forbidden love story arc…I kid you not! Do not read this book if you are looking for something deep and profound, but if you want a great action...more
Jeffrey Grant
I’ve docked points from other books for being horrendously cliché and I think rightfully so. That said, there are also places where I think cliché has its place, but the key is owning it. Using clichés to fill in gaps in a story that an author couldn’t be bothered to fill themselves is bad. But if almost everything in the story is a cliché then I think it transcends into the realm of a fun farce.

That is definitely the case with this book and, indeed, the whole Monster Hunter International serie...more
Sharon Powers
Book Review by: Sharon Powers

This is Book 4 of the Monster Hunter International Series by Larry Correia. I read the Kindle Edition. In Book 3 we got to see the story of Earl (Shackleford) Harbinger. This book is back on track with Owen Pitt as the protagonist.

An unknown sponser sets up the first, ever, convention for monster hunters (from around the world) set in Las Vegas. At first we see the typical convention events, speeches, and meetings, and across the street is an arms dealer taking adva...more
Gareth Otton
The thing I really love about the Monster Hunter series is how grand a scope has been imagined for the story. Considering the writing style and the gun-nut/mercenary angle these stories could easily have been simple procedural-thriller novels but instead the author has decided to combine the best of both worlds and create a fun story on an epic level.

It has never been more the case than in Monster Hunter Legion.

In this book we are once more in the head of Z as he and the other hunters of MHI h...more
David
This is a powerful series of novels written in sort of a new genre, the genre of modern urban fantasy. This means that it employs a modern setting (North America for the most part) and we discover fantastic creatures, (vampires, gnomes, elves, werewolves, zombies, giant squidlike monsters, Godzilla types, etc... and in this installment-even dragons)..

Correia must be a gun nut.. I doubt he could simply pick up his knowledge of fine firearms by browsing guns and ammo or watching America's Top Gun...more
J.
Loved the story, all the humor and action are still there. Larry Correia sets a great pace throughout this series.

Seems to be more cussing in this one.
Phil
This series is just too cool words. Guns, monsters and strippers!? Great read and series. Highly enjoyable action (fighting a dragon on Las Vegas strip). Looking forward to the next installment!
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