After years in exile, Nyxnissa so Dasheem is back in action in service to the bel dames, a sisterhood of elite government assassins tasked with eliminating deserters and traitors. The end of a centuries-long holy war between her country, Nasheen, and neighboring Chenja has flooded the streets of... show more
After years in exile, Nyxnissa so Dasheem is back in action in service to the bel dames, a sisterhood of elite government assassins tasked with eliminating deserters and traitors. The end of a centuries-long holy war between her country, Nasheen, and neighboring Chenja has flooded the streets of Nasheen with unemployed - and unemployable - soldiers whose frustrations have brought the nation to the brink of civil war. Not everyone likes this tenuous and unpredictable "peace," however, and somebody has kidnapped a key politician whose death could trigger a bloody government takeover. With aliens in the sky and revolution on the ground, Nyx assembles a team of mad magicians, torturers,and mutant shape-shifters for an epic journey across a flesh-eating desert in search of a man she's not actually supposed to kill. Trouble is, killing is the only thing Nyx is good at. And she already left this man to die...
Publish date: November 6th 2012
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Pages no: 372
Edition language: English
Series: Bel Dame Apocrypha (#3)
Nyx is back for one last job. Yeah, we have all heard that one before. Even older and less in shape, she is a force to be reckoned with. The pacing isn't quite as brisk, but the world is a lot weirder and the new characters are all a lot of fun. Kage. Can I get a whole novel about Kage? The wor...
Rating for this book: 3.75+; rating for the series overall: 3.5_____________________________After a relatively lackluster second volume in the Bel Dame Apocrypha series, Kameron Hurley comes roaring back with Rapture. Seven years have passed since the events of [b:Infidel|11470277|Infidel (Bel Dame ...
Enjoyed this quite a bit, but it wasn't quite as focused, and the characters weren't quite as well rounded, as the previous books. Still, I love the way Hurley writes and I love this world she's created.
Inaya is clearly meant as a contrast to Nyx, but although the plot indicates she has the same charisma and intensity, I never feel it -- we don't see people reacting to her the way they do to Nyx, and her plotline feels weirdly isolated (even before the literal isolation), much more focused on her i...