Monster Hunter Alpha (Monster Hunter International, #3)
Larry Correia

#3 in the break-out, best-selling Monster Hunter series. Earl Harbinger, head of Monster Hunter International, faces down an old nemesis — a very nasty former KGB werewolf who is working to create a new, unstoppable breed. Dirty Harry meets Twilight. #3 in the break-out series and a follow-up to Monster Hunter International and Monster Hunter Vendetta.

Earl Harbinger may be the leader of Monster Hunter International, but he’s also got a secret. Nearly a century ago, Earl was cursed to be werewolf. When Earl receives word that one of his oldest foes, a legendarily vicious werewolf that worked for the KGB, has mysteriously appeared in the remote woods of Michigan, he decides to take care of some unfinished business. But another force is working to bring about the creation of a whole new species of werewolf. When darkness falls, the final hunt begins, and the only thing standing in their way is a handful of locals, a lot of firepower, and Earl Harbinger’s stubborn refusal to roll over and play dead.

Here’s a sample of Larry Correia’s prose punch from series opener, Monster Hunter International “I didn’t wake up that morning and decide that I was going to kill my boss with my bare hands. It was much more complicated than that.”

Monster Hunter Alpha (Monster Hunter International, #3) book cover

The change in narrative here really makes the story different from what’s gone before. We’re already familiar with Earl of course, but this book just piles on layer upon layer of complexity, emotional history and packs a powerful punch both in terms of the action, which is up to Correia’s usual standard and is brilliant per usual, and psychologically, because Earl’s history is so fascinating.

I got the impression that, during the first two books, there was a lot about MHI Owen didn’t really know. While that’s still true, having shown us a different side of things in this book I’m utterly looking forward to the rest of these books. I’d wondered just how formulaic they’d get, as these series do, nine times out of ten. I wonder no more.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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