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Monster Hunter Legion

(Monster Hunter International #4)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  11,881 ratings  ·  432 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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Evgeny
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
“Holy shit!” I exclaimed, and that was one of the most coherent comments of the bunch.”

Monster hunters from all over the world gathered in Las Vegas for a conference. As an additional bonus there was a show of new and experimental weapons practically across the road from the hotel the hunters stayed, so nobody in the right mind wanted to miss this.
Las Vegas

Thus the story began without big excitement: a big group of people from Monster Hunter International came to get some food in all-you-can-eat buffet,
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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
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
There are no words to describe my totally irrational fan-girling for this series. Every single book is fabulous. Every. Single. One!

There's a teeny bit of on-the-page romance but it pretty much takes a back-seat to the ongoing saga of the dedicated men and women who make up Monster Hunters International.

The world is complex, the characters are compelling, and their mission to save the world is - start to finish - hardcore action and excitement and peril. Epic. Simply epic!!!
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
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The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon)
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,
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Dawn
Jan 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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Veronika Sebechlebská
Ten moment, keď sa vaše sny stanú skutočnosťou...a vzápätí sa vám pokúsia odhryznúť hlavu, spraviť si večeru z vašich vnútorností a spôsobiť koniec sveta ako ho poznáme. Proste veľká sranda.
Jonathan Wilson
Jun 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love this series, action Action ACTION escalation Escalation ESCALATION!!

Oliver Wyman who does the audible narration for this series is phenomenal, he brings the story to life!
Clarissa Emiria
First time read in May 2015, re-read 19-27 February 2017..

I absolutely loved it this time around and has thus bumped up my rating to reflect it, from four to five stars <3 I liked it last time as well, I just enjoyed it more this time I think... It was so much fun revisiting this World and these characters from mostly Owen's POV again ^__^

I also greatly enjoy Oliver Wyman's narration of these audiobooks, I highly recommend checking out really any audiobook with him, he's one of my favourite
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Jen
Sep 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great book, thought shot through it because the next one is about Franks!!! Four stars, because the Pitt men decided to have their important convo without the Mrs. Excuse me, but she has a right to be there for her husband's last moments. Eff you Pitt males!

And i want to know what Strider is and to see Franks wipe the floor with him. What a jerk!

Good read, per usual. On to the next!
Bruce Burns
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a fascinating book to read. Correia (the self-styled International Lord of Hate after he got caught up in writer’s politics when he refused to toe the line and defied the liberal strangle-hold on sci-fi and fantasy awards) is one of the current kings of pulp fiction for good reason.

Nemesis is the fifth installment in the Monster Hunter series (think Buffy the Vampire Slayer interpreted by The Expendables) and it is chock-full of rip-roaring action. Correia is a self-taught author who di
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Beanbag Love
Aug 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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Rich Tate
May 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
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
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Jessica
Jan 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I could not have loved this book more! Well, if there were a torrid love scene between Mosh and Holly, maybe. . . But that's just not Larry's style, sadly.

What is Larry's style? Why it's SHEER FUN. It's scary creatures and hilariously snarky dialogue and things going KABOOM! It's orcs sacrificing chickens to make their helicopter go faster! It's velvet Elvis paintings and trailer trash elves and heavily armed men wearing body armor over their fuzzy footie pajamas and chain smoking werewolves st
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Michael
Jun 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Seth Skorkowsky
Nov 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
Excellent addition to the MHI series.

The beginning was pretty rough, as the heroes attend a monster-hunting conference and MHI meets its competitors. One of the biggest annoyances I have with the series is the running sentiment that anyone that's not with MHI (either government or other companies) is either evil or painfully incompetent. That sentiment got cranked up to 11 as MHI butts heads with a rival company right out the gate. The over-macho chest-pounding really turned me off, but quickly
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Laurel
May 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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Richard
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another rip-roaring, bullets flying adventure with Own Pitt! Nightmares can be terrifying. When they come from a monster hunter's memories and are made flesh it can be hell on earth. All this comes just in time for the first ever monster hunter convention in Vegas. Recommended!

As a side note there seemed to be an uptick of profanity in this intallment. This doesn't bother me per se but it might others.
Mr. Matt
Feb 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy-urban, 2013
Three and a half stars rounded down to three. I liked it, but nearly as much as the MH: Alpha. It may be as simple as me getting tired with the series. Thoroughly enjoyed it, but ... meh. Part of it may simply be I struggle with the whole Owen Z Pitt as the "one." Still, a fun read and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Keri
Oct 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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!!
Skylar Phelps
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was everything I dreamed it would be.

Mega Monster Madness set loose in Las Vegas? Someone toss me a free sample 20 millimeter cannon from a trade show and tell me where to sign up!
Steve Poling
Dec 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
If you like guns, and dislike the old horror-movie trope of "our bullets have no effect on the monster," then you should check out the Monster Hunter International series of novels by Larry Correia.

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
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Karissa
Oct 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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[Name Redacted]
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
Benjamin Thomas
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, fantasy-urban
Boy, I'd forgotten how much fun these books are to read. It's been quite a while since I read the third book, Monster Hunter Alpha and perhaps because that one was told from a different POV character, and didn't include our normal cast, I had subconsciously decided to take a break...? I've had books 4 and 5 on my shelf for many months but always seemed to choose something else. But I recently conducted a quick inventory of my must-reads (I'm not getting any younger) and realized I really needed ...more
John
Had to reread this after the release of Monster Hunter Nemesis, I would say the below is still a good description.

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So I've been waiting for the release of Monster Hunter Legion for months now, and having read it, now all I want is the next book! This book is great! Z is maturing and coming to grips with being The Chosen One. After starring in Monster Hunter Alpha, Earl is present but not on screen much, but we get cameo appeara
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Barbara
Nov 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf
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
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Nathan
Jan 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Chris Bauer
Sep 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Author Larry Correia has produced yet another excellent installment of his Monster Hunter series. To be clear, if you're in the mood for subtle, introspective fiction with delicate plot twists don't bother.

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
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Martha
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From my Audible TBR shelf; my rating 4.5.
Owen “Big Z” Pitt, Earl Harbinger, Julie, Milo, Holly, Trip, Skippy the orc and more of the Monster Hunter International (MHI) crew are in Las Vegas for the first International Conference of Monster Hunting Professionals. There are teams of hunters from all over the world and at first there is a sense of competition, especially from some of the newer, upstart companies. Earl and the team suspect that there is increased monster activity and they begin to c
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Larry Correia (born 1977) is the New York Times bestselling author of the Monster Hunter International series, the Grimnoir Chronicles, and the thriller Dead Six.

Other books in the series

Monster Hunter International (7 books)
  • Monster Hunter International (Monster Hunter International, #1)
  • Monster Hunter Vendetta (Monster Hunter International, #2)
  • Monster Hunter Alpha (Monster Hunter International, #3)
  • Monster Hunter Nemesis (Monster Hunter International, #5)
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  • Monster Hunter Guardian
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