Author: Larry Coreia
Book: Monster Hunter Siege (Monster Hunter International #6)
Published: August 2017
The book read is a reader’s copy loaned by a local bookstore ahead of publication.
Owen Zastava Pitt is the top hunter for Monster Hunter International or MHI. When Asag, a god of chaos, launches a devastating attack on a convention of monster hunters, some hunters are missing in action. They are now being held in a nightmare dimension. The only way to rescue them is through the radioactive ruins of a monster war zone. This is also Asag’s home base. MHI does not leave their people behind, and they want payback.
Owen Pit must assemble an international team to invade the City of Monsters, and penetrate the nightmare realm that follows no natural rules that humans understand.
I did not read the previous volumes of the series, but the story held together well enough that it could stand by itself. Monster Hunter Siege was a fun read that once one got started it was hard to put down. While the action was serious, the story had some lighter, quirky elements. MHI has a network troll. Really. A troll runs their computer network when he can be pried away from Call of Duty. Orcs act as mercenaries. One orc has an elf girlfriend. Her mother does not approve.
The story is told in the first person, from Owen Pitt’s point of view. Hence, the story is told the way Owen speaks, and I found this to be distracting for an otherwise good book. This doesn’t detract the intense action, making the story a fun read.