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Monster Hunter Nemesis

(Monster Hunter International #5)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  9,134 ratings  ·  482 reviews
#5 in multiple New York Times bestseller Larry Correia's Monster Hunter series.

Agent Franks of the U.S. Monster Control Bureau is a man of many parts—parts from other people, that is. Franks is nearly seven feet tall and all muscle. He's nearly indestructible. Plus he’s animated by a powerful alchemical substance and inhabited by a super-intelligent spirit more ancient th
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Baen (first published January 1st 2014)
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Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
“Having spent time in Hell, he knew that government paperwork was the closest mankind had ever come to achieving true soul-crushing misery.”

“You might think you’re a good liar, but you’re not. I’m better at this than you are. Your professional lying days were limited to junkies and whores, but I routinely lie to Congress . . . Well, never mind. I suppose we’re not that different after all.”

The book focuses of legendary Agent Franks. He works for a secret government agency, so two quotes above ar
✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
⚠️ The gif is strong in this one. Thou hast been warmed and stuff.

So the MC for this instalment is one of the secondary characters in the series, agent Franks of the super extra secret U.S. Monster Control Bureau. I’d tell you stuff about him but I can’t because major spoiler spoiler spoiler for those who haven’t read book 2 in the series, so I won’t. You’re welcome and stuff. You don’t really need the details, anyway. I mean, all you really need to know about him is what he likes to do in his s
Mr. Matt
Mar 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-urban, 2014
This book was not what I had expected, but I don't care. I love the Monster Hunter Series. The books are action packed, fast moving and lots and lots of fun. Awesome, yes, but not high-brow literature by any leap of the imagination.

Unlike the other books in the series, this book did not focus on one of the MHI agents. Instead, the author gave us a good, long look into Agent Franks of the U.S. Monster Control Bureau. Agent Franks is a one man wrecking ball. (Not the Miley Cyrus style wrecking ba
Tim The Enchanter
Posted to The Literary

The Weakest Link is Still Strong - 3.5 Stars

It appears that I am out of fresh Larry Correia material and I have to settle in for the long wait once again....

Monster Hunter Nemesis takes the series down a side street of the overall story development. In a manner similar to Monster Hunter Alpha, this installments focuses on one character and reads more like #4.5 than #5 in the series. This was not the best in the series, in fact, it is my least favorite. That sa
Mike (the Paladin)
This is an excellent book, as are (so far) all the Monster Hunter International volumes. That is of course they are excellent "brain candy". This is not great literature with a deep insightful message that will change your philosophical view of life...well, probably not any way. Then again if you pick up a book titled Monster Hunter Nemesis expecting War and Peace there may be a problem anyway.

The story is expanding here (as most UF series seem to) from simply the adventures of a group of Monste
Clarissa Emiria
Ooh, what to say of this book?.. xD

I think this one is probably my favourite of the series..?.. But that is in large part due to the audiobook, I fracking adore Oliver Wyman's narration for these characters, that man can do no wrong in this Universe, from what I have heard so far... ^___^ Mind you, I have only heard the five original books, and not the two spin-offs... xD

I think Franks is hilarious, but I probably have a sense of humour on the maybe slightly weird and terse side, growing up wit
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
"There was no way you were behind that attack . . . There were way too many survivors.”

Franks nodded. He appreciated the compliment.

Just when I'm sure the series can't get any better, Larry Correia proves me wrong... this time with a little help from Franks. Talk about a man with a past! Talk about a man with no future! Talk about a man whose story is gut wrenching. Talk about all these men and you're talking about Franks. My feelings for him rank right up there with my undying love for Zsadist
The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon)
What was that part about the valley of death?

Oh, yeah, "Yay, though he walks through the shadow of the valley of death, Franks fears no evil. 'Cause he's the meanest son of a bitch IN the valley!"

This was a great sequel. I think it is possibly my favorite. Franks is wonderful character. As much as I wondered if we would see the growth in Franks I was just as pleased when I finally saw some. Franks has huge depth, perhaps more than any other character in the MHI Stable.

I would also say t
Kevin Baker
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: larry-correia
This just came out as a Baen eARC (Electronic Advanced Reader Copy) - essentially an unproofed galley, still needing final editing before publishing. Baen sells these a few months before the dead-tree versions hit the market for those of us willing to pay a premium to not have to wait a few more months.

Worth. Every. Penny.

Damn, that was a fun read.

It looks like there will be one or two more books in the MH series, building to a pretty damned incredible climax that I cannot WAIT for. WRITE FASTER
Daniel (Attack of the Books!) Burton
No bones about it: I am a slow reader. Worse, I am a serial book buyer and starter, and years can pass after I buy a book before I actually start it, to say nothing of finish it.

Except for anything by Larry Correia.

Somehow, Correia has figured out the secret combination to writing novels that are fun, satisfying, and one hundred percent engrossing. If you're going to interrupt me while I'm in the middle of one of his novels, the house better be on fire. Not because I won't come otherwise, but be
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Just missed out on a full five stars. Monster Hunter Nemesis switches things up, leaving MHI behind and spending the majority of the book telling the story from the POV of the sweet and lovable Agent Franks.

Agents Franks of the Monster Control Bureau is the US government’s top agent, their own monster they use to hunt down the other monsters. Nearly indestructible, Franks is a killing machine who the government points in the direction of whatever monster is trying to eat someone at tha
Nov 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
LOVED LOVED LOVED!!! Frank's book and love where the story ARC is going. I was surprised at some of the reveals of Frank's background and can't wait for the next book!
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely LOVED it! I really like Franks and we get a LOT of his backstory here. The book was funny, but in a different way than one that follows Pitt. I'm glad we got a different POV in this one, though it was odd seeing Owen through Franks' eyes.

I still HATE Stricken. Kinda miffed his boss wasn't named, even though a character knew who she was. Same with Strayhorn's mom. She was mentioned, but her actual name wasn't in the text, even though a character said her name. I guess it's classified,
Seth Skorkowsky
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
Refreshing change in the series where MHI is given the back seat and instead we follow Agent Franks and the Monster Control Bureau. One of the annoyances I've has with the series is how when it follows MHI, everyone else is portrayed as a complete moron or evil. They behave moronically and it's up to MHI to be the only competent non-evil people in the room. That skewed a bit in Book #4, as other hunter companies were introduced and shown as good people. Now it's the Bureau's turn.
They're not all
Beanbag Love
May 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the fifth book in the Monster Hunter International series and it's another like Monster Hunter Alpha where we step away from the main group and the main character and focus on others. The main focus of this one is Agent Franks, but several POVs are represented.

As always, I love how Corriea handles third person POV. His characters' voices are unique to each individual which is refreshing. I often find other authors' characters sound so much alike that POV switches are more confusing than
Benjamin Thomas
Sep 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, fantasy-urban
The fifth novel in the Monster Hunter International series departs from the main team and focuses on Agent Franks. This is the second time this has occurred, the first being book 3, Monster Hunter Alpha which focused on MHI boss, Earl Harbinger. We do get a couple of cameo appearances here by Owen Pitt and others of the main MHI story but, for the most part, it’s all about Franks.

The plot surrounds Agent Franks being framed as a rogue terrorist killing machine who’s suddenly “lost it” and turned
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reading this book threw me off a bit because the characters in MHI were not prominent in this. It seemed like more of a spinoff book about Franks. Looking forward on the storyline I am pretty sure the author wanted us to know about where he came from and who exactly he is. A small plot twist I was not expecting at the end. I am eager to start the next book.
Kat  Hooper
Jul 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
There is no way that any review I write about Monster Hunter Nemesis is going to have any sort of effect on anybody’s decision to read it. If you’re a fan of the extremely popular MONSTER HUNTER series, then you’re going to read Monster Hunter Nemesis, the fifth book. If you’re not, you won’t. And if you’re not in one of those two camps, you have no reason to be reading this review. But still I have to write it, because that’s my job.
So, for those of you who ARE fans, what you can expect here is
This straightforward read brings frankenstein's monster against a werewolf; including special guest stars that includes the son of frankenstein's monster, cthulhu types, a host of fallen angels. There's even a very special accountant that drops in on the fun.
I hope you like guns! And pain! Lots and lots of pain!
More than anything, I was struck by how very patriotic the whole novel was. It was one of the most literal mind-bending "For God and Country" pastiches I've ever read, but it wasn't hokey
[Name Redacted]
An okay read, but easily the worst in the series. Terrible plot; thin characterizations; repetitive character idiocy resulting from "plot requires it"; riddled with cliches; thoroughly predictable; worth reading only for the details about Franks' nature and past (which was generally pretty surprising and earned it 1 additional star) and the fact that it will be necessary to understand any future books. If I re-read the series, I'll just skip this one in the future.
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A rare five-star review.
This series is awesome.
Read it.
Read it NOW!
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun listen with lots of action and monster battles, as usual with this series. This book is focused on US Monster Control Bureau Agent Franks and I found the history and faith connections really interesting. I stayed awake a few hours longer than I should have to keep going in the story. I did miss the characters from the Monster Hunter International who only make a small appearance deep into the story. Still, there is plenty of entertainment with Agent Franks, a few supportive MCB cha ...more
Book-a-holic Fairies
May 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: midnight-fairy
I received an eARC (Electronic Advance Reader Copy) via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


"Franks is like the definition of does not give a sh*t. He’s cold. He’s got extra hearts, but he doesn’t have a heart." -Archer

When I heard that the MHI#5 will be Frank's story, I wasn't really excited. We all know him as the MCB's number one weapon and that he isn't actually a human. So, I thought his story is going to be boring, but I was wrong. Sure, Frank rarely talk about his past and e
Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
So, this one was more than usually crazy pants.

Correia finally delves into the history of Franks, the man, the myth, the monster, and explores how he came to be and why he's doing what he's doing. I was . . . not expecting Franks' backstory, shall we say. And I enjoyed it, but Franks being humorless and surrounded by people even more lacking in witty banter, this book didn't have quite the zing of his other Monster Hunter books for me. It was nice to see the team for a brief time, and good to s
James Hollander
Sep 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing

An easy 5 stars! Quite possibly my favorite entry in a terrific series. This book like the third in the series focuses on one of the peripheral characters, this time it's agent Franks.

Regular readers of the series are familiar with these characters already and are treated to a very creative treatment of Franks' origin which with some creative embellishment by Larry Correia is pulled -loosely- from actual historical events.

We've read in past novels about Franks' association with the founding fat
Aug 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Excellent series as always. Action packed page turner. Not the best in the series but very good. Finally Agent Franks the stoic and nearly indestructible character get his own book. He's a relentless hard*ss which I happen to love about him. He goes after the bad guys and monsters with no apologizes or equivocating. Very cool to final get his backstory and worth the read. However while you can start here if you haven't read these before you should get the first in the Monster Hunters internation ...more
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I usually don't like the MH books. I was introduced to Larry Corriea's writing through the Grimnoir Chronicles. I loved those, but the MH were just a bit too rambunctious and thoughtless for my taste. However, this book I do like. I could have given it four stars, but figured that I'd go with five because of tha vast improvement, and because the idea behind Frank's creation was so novel.
Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Just to keep the two star mistake review from dragging it down :P I'm sure it will be good either way.
David Cox
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
How good is this book?

Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
OK, so here's a recap of the main viewpoint protagonists for the MHI novels so far:

1. Owen
2. Owen
3. Earl
4. Owen
5. Franks

Yes, Franks . If that sounds like an awesome choice for a protagonist, then that would be because you're right: it is.

I've already covered a lot of my general feelings for this series before. The books got a lot better starting with #3, and are strongest when the main character is anyone not named Owen, although Owen is also improving as the series goes on. These rules stil
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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 (8 books)
  • Monster Hunter International (Monster Hunter International, #1)
  • Monster Hunter Vendetta (Monster Hunter International, #2)
  • Monster Hunter Alpha (Monster Hunter International, #3)
  • Monster Hunter Legion (Monster Hunter International, #4)
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