Friday, February 25, 2011
Monster Hunter Vendetta by Larry Correia
In the previous post about Bones of Empire I wondered what kind of mind could come up with such a horrible alien villain. After reading Monster Hunter Vendetta by Larry Correia I wondered what kind of out of this world mind came up with the monsters in this book. There are some really weird creatures, both good and bad, in Monster Hunter Vendetta.
Owen Zastava Pitt found out there were really monsters when a year ago his boss turned into a werewolf and tried to kill him. That is when Owen became a member of Monster Hunters International, met the love of his life Julie Shackleford, found out his mother-in-law to be was a vampire (not the nice kind in other books and on TV) and helped save the world from a truly horrible fate. Now a year later he is enjoying life while going out on routine monster kills. Then a Shadow Monster releases the undead while attempting to capture Owen. Owen is thrown in a Mexican jail, his mother-in-law to be comes to visit him, and the Monster Control Bureau breaks him out. All hell is about to break out and Owen’s nice quite year of routine monster hunts ends.
Get ready for another non-stop exciting ride. There are more great characters, more danger, and a lot of past history in Monster Hunter Vendetta. At the end of the book we also know there is more to come in this series. Look for Monster Hunter Alpha in August of 2011.
I purchased Monster Hunter Vendetta from Baen as an eBook. It is one that has been on my eBook TBR pile for several months.
Just a Footnote: This February there is a free short story by Larry Correia set in the Monster universe on the Baen Web Site.