Monster Hunter Legion (Monster Hunter International #4)
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...more
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
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
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
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
The latest Monster Hunter novel is "Monster Hunter Legion." It continues the series reprising the roles of most of the characters you've gotten a chance to meet in the previous novels. What's cool about this novel is the unique way Correia has found to recycle some well-loved characters from previous...more
He also has a dab hand with characters, effortlessly (OK, I know, I know, it only *seems* effortless) creating memorable characters in wonderfully convoluted situations.
For this reader, the only issue I have with the MHI series is that:
1) It comes out infrequently. Yes, to be sure, there are 4 books in the series now, b...more
I'm not a huge fan of books containing mostly killing and shooting and lots of violent action, but god, this series just drags you in.
This book brings back the first person narrative and we're back following Z. I wasn't certain how I'd initially react to this. Correia is a clever author but I felt his first person narratives to be a weakness in him. If I can criticize one thing in the first two books, it'll be the first person narrative. So when it...more
The entire series is based on action + supernatural horror with generous doses of laugh out loud dialogue.
Several things deeply impress me about the series as a whole;
1. Characters are remarkably consistent yet grow and morph without altering the principles which make them so very interesting...more
That’s before Special Task Force Unicorn, the government organisation that uses the supernatural rather than just destroys it, calls with a job for them. There’s a creature on the...more
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
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
Without giving too much away the Dragon in this book was fantastic. I like the exchange between him and t...more
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
This review represents my 1000th review here on GR. I'm pretty proud of that fact. Even though some of those reviews are of the "I hate/love this book" type. At least I took the effort, you know?
So, MHI: Legion.
A monster hunt that is totally hardcore, of global ramifications AND is just a taste of the badness that is coming. Imagination, determination, BIG guns and serious bodily harm all round.
Team Force Unicorn....more
For anyone who hasn't heard of this series, let me just say that the cover pretty much sums it up. There is...more
5 Stars--the book had a profound impact on me. It touched me on some special level and lingered with me long after I'd finished reading it.
4 Stars--I loved this book. If I don't own it, I will buy it so I can read it again and again.
3 Stars--I enjoyed the book but may have had an issue or two with it.
2 Stars--I had more than a few issues with it.
1 Stars--I hated it.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT:
Monster Hunter International might be the premier monster eradication company in the business, bu...more
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
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
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
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
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
Just when the overall story seems to begin on another whole level of epicness.
WHY. WHY. WHY.
I guess good things come to those who wait, huh?
That said, this fourth instalment was bloody amazing! Correia sure outdid himself on this one. It was a little better than "Vendetta", to be honest. It's Vegas, baby!
Monster Hunter Inter...more
Legion is back to Owen as the main POV character after Earl's tale in the previous book.
I like Earl but I'm glad to be back to Owen.
This book takes place at a Monster Hunter convention in Las Vegas and while there is a great deal of telegraphing of the plot in this one, it's still an amusing and enjoyable read.
More of the same from the first 3 books. Guns, banter, hunters and monsters. If you've enjoyed the first three, no reason to think you won't enjoy th...more