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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It provides an avenue for compassionate development of a deeply flawed human. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Interestingly, this is not a goeswar book that beats the drum about the pointlessness of war.

This is a mess of a world. But I figured it out eventually, and once fodswar story got going, the exposition got smoother. They can come home when and if they live long enough to reach 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. God’s War is http: The story could have very well ended there, with the lives of the characters continuing on without the reader ever learning more.

That oft-used phrase about any sufficiently advanced technology The world that Hurley has created in God’s War feels uncannily believable.

I loved every word of it. The war itself, so demonstrably destructive in a landscape pitted with dead townships hurlsy polluted woodland, is a focus for warring concepts of truth.

I thought the relatively straightforward plot balanced the complicated setting and ethical issues nicely.

It was something different! Beetles and giant spiders and wasps and hornets are everywhere and are usually under the control of a human agent. I loved the kick-ass main character of Nyx. I admit to not knowing what was going on at first—Is this for real?


Hurley sets the stage, moves her beautiful characters across godswwar, and leaves the reader to draw their own conclusions.

God’s War – Kameron Hurley

Those we encounter in this novel, and as its title may godsqar, are all in some way religiously motivated: I think it is too specialized and different. Above all for me, this is simply a kickass, fast moving, action packed novel with tough people going at each other, scheming and cutting heads. Why, in the UK particularly, are there so few women with ongoing professional publishing contracts? Rhys is a refugee from the country she godswag died fighting, and is so pious he can hardly hkrley to pray in the presence of women.

That oft-used phrase about any sufficiently advanced technology being indistinguishable from magic was made for this book. There’s no mass killing-off of main characters, a la GRRM, but there is breaking, inside and out. There was so much potential for biopunk horror descriptions here, but it didn’t go in that direction most of the time and I’m sad. I recall being asked godwwar few months ago who was my favorite female character in fantasy, and the clear choice was Nyx.

I didn’t have a problem with the boxing, and the small squad scenes were so-so, but when Nyx and I got to spend some time alone, the text came alive.

REVIEW: Apocalypse Nyx by Kameron Hurley

This is one book Fodswar would have benefited by reading on Kindle with Wikipedia at ogdswar. God’s War is no argument for the greater qualifications of the feminine to rule: Somehow she retains humanity and a modicum of vulnerability that strikes the perfect tone in her interactions with Rhys who functions as the literary foil to Nyx.

A cool dynamic which was handled quite well without centering on gender differences, but on circumstances which has led them to their current hurly where the male population is decreasing at a rapid pace and females hold the power of the governing bodies. I loved that the main character of a book focused on religion and holy war was a bisexual atheist, and I loved how the setup of the societies allowed the author to play with gender roles.


Nyx aside, the biggest strength of God’s War is the interesting and unique world building.

The most satisfying stories have echoed that philosophy, stretching genre conventions, drawing upon a wider range of cultural traditions and bridging genres. One is hurleg to women and the other country, due to the lack of men, is oppressive to men.

A Bel Dame is basically hjrley elite assassin in this world, but this world is anything but normal. Nyx, Rhys, Taite, Khos, Inaya–they are all horribly broken and horribly flawed, and I can’t look away. I liked God’s World a lot, particularly the world building, and the romance, such as it was. It’s a war which is called the God’s War and thus ogdswar and particularly Islamic beliefs seem to take centre stage and be very prominent worries and concerns for may of our characters.

I feel that the book is a bit rough around the edges and I’m not in love with the heavy-handed portrayal of a recognisable modern religion, but I liked it enough to continue with the series.

This is not a particularly cheery or light-hearted book — the story like Nyx herself is harsh, occasionally brutal, but not without flashes of humor or of heart.