Book Review – God’s War by Kameron Hurley

God's War by Kameron Hurley

God’s War by Kameron Hurley


Nyx had already been to hell. One prayer more 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 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 deal between her government and an alien gene pirate goes bad, Nyx’s ugly past makes her the top pick for a covert recovery. The head they want her to bring home could end the war–but at what price?

The world is about to find out.

Overall this was a pretty good book.  The setting is refreshingly different from the standard medieval and urban fantasies that are most prevalent these days.  Appearances to the contrary it isn’t even the same as the recent crop of books set in the Middle East.

The world building was broad but shallow.  What I mean by that is that the world building uses broad strokes to paint a big universe but doesn’t go into that much detail for a lot of things.

It got better as it went on, so it ended a lot better than it started.

I plan to return for the rest of the series.