Accountant turned professional monster hunter Owen Zastava Pitt managed to stop the nefarious Old Ones' invasion plans last year, but as a result made an enemy out of one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Now an evil death cult known as the Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition wants to capture Owen in order to gain the favor of the great Old Ones. The Condition is led by a fanatical necromancer known as the Shadow Man. The government wants to capture the Shadow Man and has assigned the enigmatic Agent Franks to be Owen's full-time bodyguard, which is a polite way of saying that Owen is monster bait.
With supernatural assassins targeting his family, a spy in their midst, and horrific beasties lurking around every corner, Owen and the staff of Monster Hunter International don't need to go hunting, because this time the monsters are hunting them. Fortunately, this bait is armed and very dangerous.
©2010 Larry Correia (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
"This lighthearted, testosterone-soaked sequel to 2009's Monster Hunter International will delight fans of action horror with elaborate weaponry, hand-to-hand combat, disgusting monsters, and an endless stream of blood and body parts." (Publishers Weekly)
This series is F'n great. I was very happy to find that the writing and characters are as good as my other favorites like Sandman Slim and the Iron Druid. Thank you Larry.
I just love these books, especially the stories featuring these main characters. They are each heroes but are written in a way that always has you feeling that they are deeply human and each one an individual. Also, in my own Head Cannon, these stories take place in the same universe as The Dresden Files.
This series is a very fun take on fantasy and horror. Notes of Lovecraft, and many other classics, mixed with modern action. I enjoy these novels for their simple yet well woven stories.
if you like action, horror, fantasy, and fun, check out these books.
this is probably one of the best sequels ever read in a series with every TV or book action the story and the characters all make one solid lexicon of badassness
I enjoyed the first MHI book the same way one enjoys a good 80's Action Flick. Just turn your brain off and ride the ride. It was a lot of fun. Monster Hunter Vendetta starts out exactly the same way. Owen Pitt and the rest of the MHI team are killing baddies and making bank. Some of it is over the top cheesy (Internet Trolls and Gangsta Gnomes), and some of it is wicked-cool (Oni. Mother of God, the Oni are awesome).
Then the Old Ones walk in and the book takes a surprising turn. Correia's imagination had already Impressed me with the Grimnoir Series, and it struck again here. This book gets spectacularly dark and weird. What started as a book I could listen to while driving became a book I couldn't stop listening to.
It's a great ride.
This book reads like watching a fun B-movie. Not complicated, the characters aren't very complex, but it is fun and entertaining. I actually liked the first book a little better than this one. Some of the concepts and action are a little to unbelievable for me, though it was clearly never intended to be a realistic believable series. If you don't want to think, and just want an action packed entertaining story with plenty of explosions, then this story fits the bill.
The narrator does a good job once again, no complaints here!
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