Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Monster Hunter Files (Monster Hunter International) by Larry Correia

If you like stories about alien killers and things that go bump in the night, this book is for you.  If you like mercenary soldiers, you'll probably like it too.  When I started reading it, I couldn't put it down until I was done!

Baen Books and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 3rd.

Owen is in most of the stories and he's a bad ass monster killer.  Even if they look like cacti.  I also admire his wife who became a monster killer at fifteen.  This whole book is filled with impossible things that are hard to kill.  Some even come back to life.  While it's a bit horrible, it's also exciting and it keeps you reading.

Here is the list of stories:

Larry Correia “Thistle” -Owen and the MHI team take on a new monster in Arizona.

Jim Butcher “Small Problems” - MHI's janitorial staff has to handle some "small problems".

Mike Kuparii “Darkness Under The Mountain” - Cooper quits and takes a freelance hunting gig in Afghanistan for a Chinese mining company.

Jessica Day George “A Knight Of the Enchanted Forest” - Trailer park elves vs. Gnomes TURF WAR.

John C. Wright “The Manticore Sanction” - Cold War Era betrayal and espionage with Britain's equivalent to STFU. 

Maurice Broaddus “The Dead Yard” - Trip attends to to some family business in Jamaica, voodoo ensues. 

Brad Torgersen “The Bride” - Benjamin Franklin cut deals with other things besides Franks. 

Faith Hunter “She Bitch, Killer of Kits” - Jane Yellowrock teams up with MHI to take care of some werewolves in the Appalachians.

Jody Lynn Nye "Mr. Natural" - an STFU unit has to deal with hippies and plant monsters in the 1970s.

Quincy J Allen “Sons Of The Father” - Two brothers find out about what their dad used to do for a living, and kill a whole lot of monsters in the process.

Alex Shvartsman “The Troll Factory” - Heather Kerkonen needs a favor from an MHI recruit when a mission in Russia goes sideways.

Kim May “Keep Kaiju Weird” - Just because a Kitsune has earned her PUFF exemption doesn't mean she is going to let some monster wreck Portland.

Steve Diamond “The Gift” - The Vatican's Hunters from the Blessed Order of St. Hubert the Protector deal with Old Ones in Mexico. 

John Ringo “The Case of the Ghastly Specter” - Chad Gardnier recounts one of his missions from the 1980s. 

Bryan Thomas Schmidt & Julie Frost “Huffman Strikes Back” - Cecil Huffman had a brother, and he's got a grudge to settle against Owen Pitt. 

Sarah A. Hoyt “Hunter Born” - Remember when we mentioned that monster hunting screwed up Julie Shackleford's junior prom? 

Jonathan Maberry “Hitler’s Dog” - In WW2, Agent Franks really hated Nazis, dealing with Golem of Prague doesn't improve his disposition either.

My favorite was "Small Problems" by Jim Butcher.  Seeing his name as one of the authors drew me to read this book and he doesn't disappoint.

The stories were all good.  Try it.  If you like action and adventure, you'll find it here. 

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