Kameron Hurley: God's War

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Night Shade Books the ublisher has my number when it comes to whatever it is that catches my eye with cover The Brother-Offended Checklist pictures And then NSB hits my other sensory checkpoints when Iick up a book the books are a good size and heft for cradling in the hands or lap the cover material is a non glossy and yet satiny smooth finish that doesn t reserve unsightly greasy fingerprints and the ages and Detour (Something in Common, print are sturdy and don t smear I was actually hooked by the 2nd in the series for this and another one Infidel and Yarn and found the first for both series so that I could eventually read those 2nd onesWell that was aointless マジック・ツリーハウス〈1〉恐竜の谷の大冒険 paragraphThis is a mess of a world Echoes of Dune and Mad Max It s the far future and we re shown alanet that had been inhabited by various groups of followers of a never named religion although it s obvious which one from the brief brief like skivvies not brief like too short tidbits and descriptions of the cultures But rather than being united by their belief they are suspicious of each other if not outright hostile There s been biological evolution One of the nations has twisted itself about such that women have become dominantThis book follows a woman scarred and actually still bleeding figuratively from a war that has been going on long enough that its cause has been forgotten or rather I d forgotten it in the course of readingdon t remember oops We see her further downfall skip ahead to years later where she s in a rut but with a loyal team and then the destruction of the team We learn that her brittleness covered ain although only at the very end There s no mass killing off of main characters a la GRRM but there is breaking inside and outThe writing has this fleshy oomph to it enough that I was able to stick to it over the weeks I needed to read it in small limited bites I want to see what comes next On a hardscrabble alien world opulated with what humanity becomes in the far future a long holy war rages Both sides have drafted all their men for so many generations that the societies left behind have become nearly matriarchal Good Authority Good Authority populated by females boys and the very old or damaged men who survived their war service Theirlanet is nealry deadly for humanity and over the years its colonists have made all sorts of adjustments Now they scrape themselves regularly for cancers the way modern Carneycopia people go in for dental cleanings and reattach bodyarts as a matter of course In this strange and brutal Captives of New Pompeii (New Pompeii, place we are introduced to Nyx a woman who has lost her faith on the battlefield but can t let go of her own version of honor On the very firstage Nyx sells her womb for cash then loses it all gambling on a retty boxer The upside is she gets to bed the boxer view spoilerThe really badass art is that she bet on the boxer knowing she d Beard Necessities (Winston Brothers, probably lose and knowing that her bet would be a good in wi. Nyx had already been to hell Onerayer or less wouldn't make any difference On a ravaged contaminated world a centuries old holy war rages fought by a bloody mix of mercenaries magicians and conscripted soldiers Though the.

Th a depressed losing boxer who might then take her home After sleeping with the boxer Nyx creeps out of bed kills the boxer s sleeping brother and collects his head for its bounty And then the Alfie Outdoors plot starts hide spoiler So good I have got to stop judging books by their ratings otherwise I would have nevericked this up I can t wait to continue this series I have book 2 and the book of short stories on hold at the library This had everything I loved in a book Uniue world building cool magic system bleak tone unlikable anti heroes except well I really liked them all complicated and complex characters and relationships I loved it I am excited with feminism in SF or Fantasy stories because I can expect a really different way of lifethinking not just fictitious world with The Agile Team Handbook, 2nd Edition people who has same waythinking as oursReading this novel gave me that It gave exciting to me with Middle East like world building with its well known socialolitic conflicts Oh I love the settingAnd the main Her Mothers Daughter protagonist is one bad asserson She even seems extremely bad ass due to our standard of way of thinking eg she coldly sold her own wombI can t give 5 star because the the story itself is not exactly match my taste It seems unfair if I gave 5 star to first books of Malazan and First Law but not this debut novel My reasons are The story and characters are too dark and a bit tedious for my taste It does not have enough humor or heart warming dialogues The uote on back cover from SFX mentioned this book as fast Howard Stern Comes Again pace thriller but for me the story is a bit slowIf you fine withure dark fantasy go find this novel There is not enough explanation of the magic system of this book but it is common nowadays in a first book of a trilogy Let s hope the second book has magic system explanations Personally I hope the story explains the deviations of the religion traditions on the book with current Islam from Earth I Spellbound picked this up after reading the first few sentences onlineNyx sold her womb somewhere between Punjai and Faleen on the edge of the desertDrunk but no longer bleeding sheushed into a smoky cantina just after dark and ordered a Cant Fake This pinch of morphine and a whiskey chaser She bet all of her money on a boxer named Jaks and lost it two rounds later when Jaks hit the floor like an antiue harem girlThat is a kick ass entry to a story if you ask me Hang on this is a long reviewThis isscience fiction adventure noir maybe It s a world of mostlyost apocalyptic Muslims of varying degrees of recognizability in which most technology is driven by insects Yes Also the two major nations of the Writing Myths planet have been at war forever andartly as a result of this women have come to dominate society Men get drafted as boys and sent to the front and women volunteer to fight too But on the home front at least in the country where we spend the most time women. Origins of the war are shady and complex there's one thing everybody agrees on There's not a chance in hell of ending it Nyx is a former government assassin who makes a living cutting off heads for cash But when a dubious de.

REVIEW God's War

Are soldiers and oliticians and businesspeople and retty much everything else They re also brutal to each other the main Paying Daddys Debt pastime seems to be boxing and just about every woman we meet has some violent tendencies or history This isn t aacifist Hertopia kind of worldThat s one of the things I loved about this book its bold creation of a world where women dominate and where women are socially Stripes of Gehenna physically and in all other ways tough and capable Setting aside the fact that this is a world where magicians use bug technology to repair amputations and mortal injuries the women in this world are bad ass Or maybe they re justeople It s a sad statement that it s so unusual to read about women in roles that men would usually fill kicking asses and getting their asses kicked but it is unusual And Hurley does a great job of making her women realI appreciated so many things about this book that the dominant religious ideology was Muslim rather than Christian that the main characters are almost all non white that our antihero Nyx isn t a stick figure and that she doesn t stay Cheerleader For Hire pretty There s ahenomenon in novels and movies that feature strong or kick ass women cf Tomb Raider Charlie s Angels Kill Bill Underworld et al let s call it the reasonable facsimile Time Slips phenomenon It s when authors or directors decide they re going to capitalize on a trendrovide a strong female role model and they do so by casting a skinny white girl in a tank top and telling her to look brooding Usually the reasonable facsimile doesn t have a realistic or The Complete Baby and Toddler Cookbook profound story arc or much character development if she s a secondary character she may be defined solely by a skill like rock climbing or much to do besides fake fight guys who would kick her ass in real life because she has wrists like twigs and has clearly come from the Fighting School of Pilates Seriously watching Michelle Rodriguez decline from her tough meaty role in Girlfight to the dumb bullshit action stuff she does nowthat s the reasonable facsimile tragedy right thereBut anyway I loved that this book doesn t dredge up the reasonable facsimile Nyx as arotagonist is thorny and crude and rebarbative she s Stormy Waters (Dar and Kerry, physically large and strong she carries weight both literally and figuratively She has a full complete character arc a history andresumably a future since this is the first book in a trilogy I admit I didn t follow all the Passage of the Republic political intrigue in this one but that s me I tend to read lightly over that stuff and dwell in the scenes And it sossible that some of that explanation got a little convoluted in an effort to A Patriots History of the United States propel us to the ending I can forgive that because the world of the book is so original and well imagined and because I liked the characters that live in it The second book Infidel just came out in October A third is in the works I have a feeling I ll be reading em. Al between her government and an alien geneirate goes bad Nyx's ugly The Vow past makes her the topick for a covert recovery The head they want her to bring home could end the war but at what rice The world is about to find out.

Kameron Hurley is the author of The Light Brigade The Stars are Legion and the essay collection The Geek Feminist Revolution as well as the award winning God’s War Trilogy and The Worldbreaker Saga Hurley has won the Hugo Award Locus Award Kitschy Award and Sydney J Bounds Award for Best Newcomer She was also a finalist for the Arthur C Clarke Award the Nebula Award and the Gemmell Morn