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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There’s no mass killing-off of main characters, a la GRRM, but there is breaking, inside and out. Fantastic concept, well-written, heckuva world built by Hurley here. Their planet is nealry deadly for humanity, and over the years its colonists have made all sorts of adjustments.

I will also say that the subject matter of the story is very dark, and that the characters and dialogue fit the dark mo I went into this book with very, very high hopes – Kameron has gained a pretty great reputation as a “very dark” writer, and while I read this description as an urban fantasy, I still had pretty high expectations.

I’ve never understood quite why it was rated so highly. Bel Dame Apocrypha 3 books. In God’s War, Ms.

God’s War : Bel Dame Apocrypha Book 1

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to hurlley you find your new favourite book. That is a killer opening, isn’t it? Other books in the series.

Some characters pray, some don’t, some believe and some hate others for not believing, but what do they actually believe in? Kameron Hurley does an amazing job creating a very realistic dystopian setting.


And finally, the book has a rather unlikely central “romance” or at least wannabe romance which is almost certainly going to drive the later books in the series.

Loyalty is a constant dilemma particularly when it faces hirley against distrust and self-interest. The sequel to God’s War is coming out next month, titled Infidel. Jan 03, Stefan rated it liked it Shelves: I had to drag myself through lots of this one–I finished it because of the characterization, and the really good feminist underpinnings.

God’s War Trilogy – Kameron Hurley

Before long, Nyx is an independent mercenary who gets involved in a plot that will affect the future of the entire planet It’s not a pleasant read, really, but it’s certainly an interesting hufley. In this strange and brutal place we are introduced to Nyx, a woman who has lost her faith on the battlefield but can’t let go of her own version of honor. God’s War is the first book in a sci-fantasy series about bounty hunters, magical bugs and an unending holy war, Bel Dame Apocrypha.

Having grown up in and around Washington State.

It takes this world where bugs take the place of things that electricity and batteries used to do, and then some. I sincerely hope it receives some well deserved hufley come award season and I strongly suggest my readers check this one out.

God’s War – Kameron Hurley

As an ex-soldier and an ex-government assassin turned bounty hunter, Nyx has the checkered past and moral ambiguity of the classic anti-hero. You are thrown immediately into the world without a lifeline.

This is one book I would have benefited by reading on Kindle with Wikipedia at hand. Maybe a few were underused and not developed as much as I would’ve liked to see, but just a consequence of the novel really focusing on the POV of its two main characters, Nyx and the magician Rhys. I shuddered and thanked all the stars in heaven. The world is fascinating — with a distinctly Middle Eastern flavor, but heavily dominated by females since most of the males are being sent off to the war as soon as they turn of age ; and the bug tech is intriguing.


Insect manipulation plays a big role in this world.

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. The story could have very well ended there, with the lives of the characters continuing on without the reader ever learning more.

Nyx had already been to hell. Unfortunately, the character work was done with a much heavier hand, and I found myself impatient with a lot of it.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I kept hurkey for the Chenja internal security forces to swoop in and arrest everybody, but it never happened. Books by Kameron Hurley. To the first point, Hurley’s primary characters are the aforementioned Nyx and Rhys.

The world Nyx and Rhys inhabit is just as poignant.

I was satisfied by the ending but I wanted more; I wanted to see what else happened in the lives of the characters.