Monday, April 06, 2015
An exciting (new to me) series.
Monster Hunter International (Monster Hunter International #1) by Larry Correia 5*
BLURB: Welcome to Monster Hunter International.
Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a fourteenth story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer.
It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Officially secret, some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. On the other side are the people who kill monsters for a living. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.
It's actually a pretty sweet gig, except for one little problem. An ancient entity known as the Cursed One has returned to settle a centuries old vendetta. Should the Cursed One succeed, it means the end of the world, and MHI is the only thing standing in his way. With the clock ticking towards Armageddon, Owen finds himself trapped between legions of undead minions, belligerent federal agents, a cryptic ghost who has taken up residence inside his head, and the cursed family of the woman he loves.
Business is good . . .
My Review: I don't know why I haven't come across this series before now but my thanks go out to John Ringo without whom I'd never have found it. It was exciting, action-packed, humourous. gory and everything I have always loved about Saturday B-Movie Matinees. The use of monsters from all backgrounds (American Indian legends, Celtic Sidhe Tales, Heroic Fantasy etc.) were both uniquely used and enjoyably twisted to suit the storyline and characters. From page one I was hooked and I am certainly going to be asking for these as gifts come gift giving days (if I haven't thrown caution to the wind before then and bought them myself!)