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... show more
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.
Publish date: January 18th 2011
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Speculative Fiction
, Sequential Art
Series: Bel Dame Apocrypha (#1)
Really enjoyed this. Hurley's far-future novel sees a number of Islamically-inflected societies locked in a centuries-old holy war on a distant desert planet. Refreshingly, the novel's focus isn't on the war (although it does inflect and affect everything that goes on in the novel) but on a woma...
Oh, book, where have you been all my life? Your bug magic, shifter infested wasteland locked in unending war is such a breath of fresh air. “I know all about you. You’re an ungodly, sex-crazed woman.” Goodness did I love this book. This messy, violent, beautiful book. I heart this book so har...
Skip the first part and its five chapters. That’s all you need to know about Hurley’s God’s War. Trust me. Oh, you need more. I guess I could… Imagine a futuristic world, a planet—not Earth, think Arrakis without the worms—where two countries are at a war with each other. And it’s a holy war tha...
Five stars for world-building and for Hurley's pugnacious approach to showing-not telling. Everyone was fighting each other, but I found myself not really caring, not having anyone to barrack for. The gore, torture, bugs and lack of emotional weight made this not the book for me.
Bug-punk. Not something I've done before. On the plus side, I love the fact that Hurley doesn't feel the need to explain anything to you. The reader gets dropped in at the deep end, and it's sink or swim. On the negative side, I'm disappointed that there's no attempt to explain how "magic" works (as...