Book of the Week: Monster Hunter International.

Monster Hunter International is the first book in Larry Correia’s urban fantasy Monster Hunter series, which has a pretty straightforward premise: monsters exist.  People hunt them.  The basic concept is sound enough for a fantasy series; now add an awe-inspiring knowledge of gun porn and a cheerful willingness to show no mercy towards standard fantasy tropes (particularly when they would run smack dab into modern life*) and you have perfect Kindle-fodder.  Lots of fun.

So was Cthulhu 101, of course, but all things must end.

*The gnomes, from the second book.  Dear God, the gnomes.


  • DanB says:

    These books are great. Larry revels in the monster movie aspects, and writes great action sequences. I’m also going to take the time to plug his other series, the Grimnoire Chronicles, and his latest, Dead Six, which he co-wrote with an active duty EOD tech in Afghanistan.

    Heres a link:

    Also, on Larry’s blog page, read through the links from the “Best of MHN” tab at the top of the page. Good stuff.

  • BigFire says:

    And lets not forget the elfs in his universe. . Not Legolas in sight.

  • Canthros says:

    I’m still giggling about the elves, but the gnomes were pretty fantastic, too.

  • Cameron says:

    It’s about time you got around to reading the series. 🙂

  • bigfire says:

    I blew through Hard Magic, the first book in his alternative universe epic fantasy. Not as much gun porn as the MHI books (when you have magic, gun isn’t as important. But we do have characters using vehicle mounted BAR, barhanded), but it does feature John Moses Browning as an important secondary character. Naturally, I already bought the second book Spellbind from Baen’s site.

    These books needs to be adopted movies tv series. Lots and lots of gun porn.

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