( BOOK God's War ) Author Kameron Hurley – doctorio.us

The Toll-Gate eTy pages are virtually an independent short story the development of the larger plot comes later with roots in the prologue The story works in the China Mi ville sense and I m thinking of Embassytown here so take that for what it s worth people who don t read much in sci fi or fantasy may wish forxplanation and those who have little tolerance for gender dynamics might find themselves irritated I thought the relatively straightforward plot balanced the complicated setting and thical issues nicely It was ngrossing interesting and occasionally melancholic Nyx is truly a belle dame sans merci she has a very bloody culturally sanctioned job but her lack of compassion also Empire of the Saviours (Chronicles of a Cosmic Warlord, extends to herself It reminded me of the torturer Glokta in Abercrombie s The First Law series or the lead in Best Served Cold It provides an avenue for compassionate development of a deeply flawed humanWithout doubt God s War deserves its Nebula nomination as well as the Arthur C Clarke and British Sci Fi Association nominations That said I m not sureveryone would Ex On The Beach enjoy it But if you are looking for complicated unusual fantasy with a fast moving plot give this a try I ll certainly be moving on to the next in the seriesInfidelFour and a half bloody stars On a hardscrabble alien world populated with what humanity becomes in the far future a long holy war rages Both sides have drafted all their men for so many generations that the societies left behind have become nearly matriarchal populated by females boys and the very old or damaged men who survived their war service Their planet is nealry deadly for humanity and over the years its colonists have made all sorts of adjustments Now they scrape themselves regularly for cancers the way modern people go in for dental cleanings and reattach body parts as a matter of course 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 On the very first page Nyx sells her womb for cash then loses it all gambling on a pretty boxer The upside is she gets to bed the boxer view spoilerThe really badass part is that she bet on the boxer knowing she d probably lose and knowing that her bet would be a good in with a depressed losing boxer who might then take her home After sleeping with the boxer Nyx creeps out of bed kills the boxer s sleeping brother and collects his head for its bounty And then the plot starts hide spoiler I went through several transformations as I read this novel or four if you include a priorixpectations after judging a book by its cover for some weird reason I thought this title would be UF than a gritty SF title that masuerades as a fantasyIt s not really as confusing as I make it out to be No gods are involved in the telling of the tale just a bunch of people who believe in Allah and Jehova in a far future world that seems awfully like the Gaza Strip only filled with Ma I picked this up after reading the first few sentences onlineNyx sold her womb somewhere between Punjai and Faleen on the Good Thinking edge of the desertDrunk but no longer bleeding she pushed into a smoky cantina just after dark and ordered a pinch of morphine and a whiskey chaser She bet all of her money on a boxer named Jaks and lost it two rounds later when Jaks hit the floor like an antiue harem girlThat is a kick assntry to a story if you ask me Hang on this is a long reviewThis isscience fiction adventure noir maybe It s a world of mostly POST APOCALYPTIC MUSLIMS OF VARYING DEGREES apocalyptic Muslims of varying degrees recognizability in which most technology is driven by insects Yes Also the two major nations of the planet have been at war forever and partly as a result of this women have come to dominate society Men get drafted as boys and sent to the front and women volunteer to fight too But on the home front at least in the country where we spend the most time women are soldiers and politicians and businesspeople and pretty much Death in Mumbai everythinglse They re also brutal to Baccarat : La lgende du cristal each other the main pastime seems to be boxing and just aboutvery woman we meet has some violent tendencies or history This isn t a pacifist Hertopia kind of worldThat s one of the things I loved about this book its bold creation of a world where women dominate and where women are socially physically and in all other ways tough and capable Setting aside the fact that this is a world where magicians use bug technology to repair amputations and mortal injuries the women in this world are bad ass Or maybe they re just people It s a sad statement that it s so unusual to read about women in roles that men would usually fill kicking asses and getting their asses kicked but it is unusual And Hurley does a great job of making her women realI appreciated so many things about this book that the dominant religious ideology was Muslim rather than Christian that the main characters are almost all non white that our antihero Nyx isn t a stick figure and that she doesn t stay pretty There s a phenomenon in novels and movies that feature strong or kick ass women cf Tomb Raider Charlie s Angels Kill Bill Underworld t al let s call it the reasonable facsimile phenomenon It s when authors or directors decide they re going to capitalize on a trend provide a strong female role model and they do so by casting a skinny white girl in a tank top and telling her to look brooding Usually the reasonable facsimile doesn t have a realistic or profound story arc or much character development if she s a secondary character she may be defined solely by a skill like rock climbing or much to do besides fake fight guys who would kick her ass in real life because she has wrists like twigs and has clearly come from the Fighting School of Pilates Seriously watching Michelle Rodriguez decline from her tough meaty role in Girlfight to the dumb bullshit action stuff she does nowthat s the reasonable facsimile tragedy right thereBut anyway I loved that this book doesn t dredge up the reasonable facsimile Nyx as a protagonist is thorny and crude and rebarbative she s physically large and strong she carries weight both literally and figuratively She has a full complete character arc a history and presumably a future since this is the first book in a trilogy I admit I didn t follow all the political intrigue in this one but s me I tend to read lightly over that stuff and dwell In The Scenes It S Possible the scenes And it s possible some of that xplanation got a little convoluted in an March Violets (Bernie Gunther, effort to propel us to thending I can forgive that because the world of the book is so original and well imagined and because I liked the characters that live in it The second book Infidel just came out in October A third is in the works I have a feeling I ll be reading Zoete tranen em. Al 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 couldnd the war but at what price The world is about to find out. Bounty hunter and occasional gene pirate takes a job that puts her suarely in the middle of the centuries long internecine religious warInteresting as hell but also frustrating and unsatisfying It would be too obvious to call this gritty so I ll go the Water Music extra mile andxplain that I kept asking uestions of the world building like okay seriously you ve been massacring your populations for a hundred years at the front and yet both societies are still built around sending bodies out to fight Bodies from where And then Hurley told me where the new population growth comes from in a nearly casual aside and I went oh swallowed hard and moved on This is a bloody awful world vividly drawn and pretty close to fascinating Unfortunately the character work was done with a much heavier hand and I found myself impatient with a lot of it Also with the gender politics this is one of those worlds where women are far likely to survive than men so you have most of the problems of the patriarchy but in reverse plus a few Revived extra That aspect like much of the work regarding the religious conflict itself felt like pieces of machinery put carefully together and then not connected up to anythinglse I don t know I wanted out of it than I gotBasically it s a debut and it interested and annoyed me in shifting proportions I felt much cheerful about it when I realized that I don t really want to read the next two books in this trilogy But I really do want to read Hurley s sixth or seventh book somewhere around there because she s got something here and I really want to know what it s going to grow up to be So good I have got to stop judging books by their ratings otherwise I would have never picked this up I can t wait to continue this series I have book 2 and the book of short stories on hold at the library This had Student Research Projects in Calculus everything I loved in a book Uniue world building cool magic system bleak tone unlikable anti heroesxcept well I really liked them all complicated and complex characters and relationships I loved it Orson Scott Card talks a lot in his How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy about xposition and about how science fiction and fantasy readers react to it with different xpectations than non genre readers Roughly summarized his point is that if you open a story with She mounted her graazchak an Love for Imperfect Things experienced genre reader will think Huh Okay there s a creature called a graazchak and it can be ridden I ll keep that in mind and keep anye out for information about what it looks like and what it does Someone who mostly reads literary fiction on the other hand is likely to react A graazchak What the hell is a graazchak Does the author xpect me to know and grind to a haltI am definitely an xperienced genre reader and I actively seek out that sense of I don t know what s going on but I m sure I ll piece it together given time God s War provides it over and over again from its politics to its bug based tech to its characters backstories In places though the Taking Instruction (Taboo, exposition is a little too roughven for me Sometimes it s small things like the interchangeable use of sister for both Nyx s sister by birth and the other bel dames in the opening chapter If they d consistently been oh I don t know gene sisters and blood sisters I would have noted the terms assumed they d be defined later and forged onward Instead I found myself flipping backward trying to work out whether there were two different categories at all Other times it s bigger things like the timeskip after the opening chapters which left me feeling lost and unanchored in time lacking any clearly defined markers I couldn t see how Nyx and Rhys s timelines were supposed to alignBut I figured it out Language and Linguistics eventually and once the story got going thexposition got smoother Though there were a few places where it Divertimento erred in the other direction with info dumps Taite s backstory comes to mind here That let me spend time admiring the uniueness of the world and than anything the characters And I fell in love Nyx Rhys Taite Khos Inaya they are all horribly broken and horribly flawed and I can t look away I love that their flaws are not sexy flaws no too uick to anger in the face of injustice or a dark and brooding loner here and that the narrative never flinches from them from Nyx s lack of intelligence too many blows to the head from boxing and Rhys s cowardice andverything Love Is a Fairy Tale elseI love this for not being the story of how they all set aside their differences and work together but instead how their differences tear them apart and keep tearing I love this for telling the story of star crossed lovers Nyx and Rhys kept apart not byxternal forces but by their own internal beliefs which they have no interest in moving beyond I love this for being different for being new for never taking me where I Promise at Dawn expectedAlso the bugs are pretty nifty and I say this as someone who shrieks and screams for back up when she sees a spider on the kitchen floor Night Shade Books the publisher has my number when it comes to whatever it is that catches myye with cover pictures And then NSB hits my other sensory checkpoints when I pick up a book the books are a good size when I pick up a book the books are a good size heft for cradling in the hands or lap the cover material is a non glossy and yet satiny smooth finish that #doesn t preserve unsightly greasy fingerprints and the pages and print are sturdy and don t smear I was actually hooked #t preserve unsightly greasy fingerprints and the pages and print are sturdy and don t smear I was actually hooked the 2nd in the series for this and another one Infidel and Yarn and found the first for both series so that I could ventually read those 2nd onesWell that was a pointless paragraphThis is a mess of a world Echoes of Dune and Mad Max It s the far future and we re shown a planet that had been inhabited by various groups of followers of a never named religion although it s obvious which one from the brief brief like skivvies not brief like too short tidbits and descriptions of the cultures But rather than being united by their belief they are suspicious of ach other if not outright hostile There s been biological Bangkok Wakes to Rain evolution One of the nations has twisted itself about such that women have become dominantThis book follows a woman scarred and actually still bleeding figuratively from a war that has been going on longnough that its cause has been forgotten or rather I d forgotten it in the *Course Of Readingdon T Remember Oops We *of readingdon t remember oops We her further downfall skip ahead to years later where she s in a rut but with a loyal team and then the destruction of the team We learn that her brittleness covered pain although only at the very The Right Sort of Man (Sparks Bainbridge Mystery end There s no mass killing off of main characters a la GRRM but there is breaking inside and outThe writing has this fleshy oomph to itnough that I was able to stick to it over the weeks I needed to read it in small li. Nyx had already been to hell One prayer 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. Mited bites I want to see what comes next Nyx sold her womb somewhere between Punjai and Faleen on the Darkmere edge of the desert The opening line in a book is the author s first impression As a writer I ve definitely found the first and last line a beast to get right Other times those beginning sentences are my favorite It all depends As a reader I will often get a vibe whether I m going to love a book or not before Iven open the cover and read those first lines But damn it can set the mood for sure With God s War I was hooked immediately Tell me the above uote doesn t capture your attentionThat sentence It s just the beginning of an absolutely bonkers story setting the tone for a fucking glorious post apocalyptic romp The cunt is not the heart though a lot of people get the two confused Gritty action packed and UEER AF Don t mind if I doGod s War focuses on Nyxnissa a former Bel Dame government trained assassin who now works as a freelanc I am Et si la maladie n'tait pas un hasard ? excited with feminism in SF or Fantasy stories because I canxpect a really different way of lifethinking not just fictitious world with people who has same waythinking as oursReading this novel gave me that It gave Den of Shadows (Gamblers Den exciting to me with Middle East like world building with its well known social politic conflicts Oh I love the settingAnd the main protagonist is one bad ass person Sheven seems Scraps Of The Untainted Sky extremely bad ass due to our standard of way of thinkingg she coldly sold her own wombI can t give 5 star because the the story itself is not The Eric Carle Gift Set exactly match my taste It seems unfair if I gave 5 star to first books of Malazan and First Law but not this debut novel My reasons are The story and characters are too dark and a bit tedious for my taste It does not havenough humor or heart warming dialogues The uote on back cover from SFX mentioned this book as fast pace thriller but for me the story is a bit slowIf you fine with pure dark fantasy go find this novel There is not Huguenot Prophecy and Clandestine Worship in the Eighteenth Century enoughxplanation of the magic system of this book but it is common nowadays in a first book of a trilogy Let s hope the second book has magic system Fashion Design Course explanations Personally I hope the storyxplains the deviations of the religion traditions on the book with current Islam from Earth Review and links if you want Aeralis (The Frost Chronicles, explanation on the references and the like at grew up in the 80s when fantasy fiction largely meant the Lord of the Ringssue fantasy world or the parallel worlds fantasy the same fantasy setting juxtaposed with the real world It wasn t until much later that I understood most of the fantasy settings I read were based on a highly sanitized Western medieval framework Do I hear George Costanza in the background saying not that there s anything wrong with that I ve found that those familiar types of settings and stories no longer hold my interest to the same degree I live in a world that is broader complicated and importantly has Alternatives Chapter 2 (The Chronos Files; The Shattered Saga even stories to offer that reflect different cultures and perspectives The most satisfying stories havechoed that philosophy stretching genre conventions drawing upon a wider range of cultural traditions and bridging genres God s War has Cincinnati and Other Plays earned a place on my shortlist of fantasy books that are able to successfully breathe fresh air into the fantasy genre Nyxnissa is a bel damechoing the Belle Dame sans Merci who has made her living as an assassin for the government of Nasheen hunting down the men who have deserted posts at the war FRONT SHE S FALLEN ON HARD TIMES HOWEVER AND She s fallen on hard times however and works as a bounty hunter bringing in thieves or those dealing in illegal gene trading Lately she s doing a bit of that black market gene transporting as well After serving a prison sentence she gives up the independent work and recruits a crew When Nyx is called to the palace by the ueen she and her team are given a job they can t refuse hunting down an alien woman who has disappeared likely into the nemy Territory Of Chenja Rhys of Chenja Rhys a magician and immigrant from Chenja where women wear the veil and men are head of household When Nyx is recruiting for her team Rhys agrees to work with herThe plotting says heist but the setting says Middle East in space It seems this world began centuries ago when it was settled by colonists from another world Their world is at the dge of the space routes and as they ve lected not to modernize their spaceport off world visitors are rare leaving the colonists isolated For over a century Nasheen and Chenja have been at war Although very different culturally they share a similar religious foundation all consider themselves People of the Book being ill versed in world religions I only thought of People of the Book not of the germane monotheistic Abrahamic religions This is one book I would have benefited by reading on Kindle with Wikipedia at hand Nyx disenchantment with her own religion and Rhys dedication to his provide an interesting contrast and social commentary Social and religious divisions are further complicated by a marginalized class of people who have carry shapeshifting genetics She didn t much like the stink and crowd of cities but you could lose yourself in a city a lot asily than you could out in farming communities like Mushirah She had run to the desert and the cities for anonymity And to die for GodNone of that had worked out very

wellnasheen is a 
is a government and culture men are sent off to war and only allowed home if they reach forty Sexuality is open and lesbian relationships are normalized although male homosexuality is still somewhat hidden I was half The collectors encyclopedia of antique marbles expecting the Women s Studies 1o1 version of matriarchy but instead Hurley is far nuanced Male or femaleveryone has mixed motives varied upbringings and The Philosophy of Giambattista Vico ethics or lack thereof drive them towards their decisions As is often notedveryone is fighting the war in their own way The preponderance of bugs in the magicians uarters made his blood sing as if he was attuned to a bit of Lone Star Standoff everything able to touch and manipulate pieces of the world He felt alive here than he had anywherelse in his life among those who spent their days coming up with new and interesting ways to kill his peopleThen there are the bugs a world building aspect that takes the story to a whole new level of uniueness Some people magicians have the ability to manipulate the bugs and their Punishment Of The Cheating Wife energy Some of the technology is hybrid organic and the bugs play a role in powering vehicles lighting rooms and in healing Magicians are the only men granted anxception to serving at the war frontIt s a complicated set up with a non English foundations and Hurley doesn t handhold I thought it flowed reasonably well given the range of components but it was the kind of wind that pushes you a little harder making for an More Punishment For His Cheating Wife exhilarating sail The first for. Origins of the war are shady and complex there's one thingverybody agrees on There's not a chance in hell of nding it Nyx is a former government assassin who makes a living cutting off heads for cash But when a dubious de.
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