God's War

Kameron Hurley
God's War Cover

Fascinating, Gritty Debut


After reading God's War, I'm pretty eager to read more of Hurley's work. The basic plot is a pretty typical, very bloody action story—Nyx and her team are chasing a dangerous bounty, trying to stay one step ahead of other dangerous interested parties—but the world building and the characters really made the story work for me. However, Nyx is not a particularly good person or sympathetic character, and I'm sure reader reactions to her will vary wildly. I found the strange technology and various societies of Umayma fascinating, and I enjoyed the engagement with how society shapes views of gender and sexuality. I loved how deeply flawed and imperfectly skilled the characters were, and how real the possibility of failure was in their lives.

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