Kameron Hurley’s God’s War arrives into this melee like a live grenade, lobbed with abandon and not a little mischief. It is a book in which the. God’s War: Bel Dame Apocrypha Volume 1 [Kameron Hurley] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Nyx had already been to hell. One prayer. I didn’t have to wait very long for the—as the guidelines for the That Was Awesome series phrase it—“small and/or crystallizing.

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Nov 05, Eh? Loved the book and can’t wait to read the rest of the series. It’s impossible to be a woman and not be aware of gritty. I mention this now so that my prejudices, such as they are, lie cleanly in the open. And then the plot starts. On a hardscrabble alien world populated with what humanity becomes in the far future, a long holy war rages.

The politics generally are very murky, again broadly sketched, with much hand-waving. I will also say that the subject matter of the story is very dark, and that the characters and dialogue fit the dark mold for sure.

God’s War – Kameron Hurley

Why should you read this book? The second book, Infideljust came out in October.

The head they want her to bring home could end the war–but at what price? This is a mess of a world.


In an interview earlier this year at suvudu. The ending for me, though, was stellar. I would strongly recommend this book. Hurley steers a coy course here, careful not to identify the scriptures of the planet as the Qur’an, or to godwwar Muhammad though both mosques and muezzins are present.

Return to Book Page. That really seems almost as important as the fact that she exists at all; but as I say I’m not as well-read as I’d need to be to make this argument stick.

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I can’t recommend God’s War enough. I liked the characters – a diverse squad! View all 11 comments. We learn that her brittleness covered pain, although only at the very end.

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Also like the start of a goddwar really exciting career. On the other hand, I am still slightly at a loss to understand the level of fuss it has generated. I will agree that God’s War is dark – the subject matter is morbid at best, and downright dark at worst.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I went through several transformations as I read this novel, or four if you include a priori expectations after judging a book by its cover; for some weird reason, I thought this title would be more UF than a gritty SF title that masquerades as a fantasy.

The world of Umayma is bleak and war torn, with the quiet shattered frequently with the sound of sirens announcing in-coming chemical and biological weapons and the countryside littered with the detritus of conflict: To survive, Nyx has created a team of independent bounty-hunters kamdron are willing to take any bounty that allows them to survive another day.


Reading this novel gave me that. She has been brutalised by her experiences but there is no undoing of them.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. But I figured it out eventually, and once the story got going, the exposition got smoother.

Strange Horizons – God’s War by Kameron Hurley By Dan Hartland

I think the point on which I’d like to take issue is in your concluding paragraph: It was engrossing, interesting, and occasionally melancholic. If you fine with pure dark fantasy, go find this novel. Mostly, though, I just found hirley whole thing too violent, in the way contemporary TV shows intend to be violent–long, lov I have heard such good things about Kameron Hurley, and have long felt that Gidswar needed to check out her work.