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Loved it More Than First Bok
posted by mpm227 on June 22, 2010Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Owen Zastava Pitt – accountant, chosen one, and world-savi
The story picks up shortly after the ending of Monster Hunters International, as Owen finishes up a standard government contracted chupacabra hunt in Mexico. Accompanied by former stripper Holly and former high school chemistry teacher Trip, these graduates from the Newbie Squad would happily follow Owen into the pit of hell with only a butter knife and glass of cold water.
After the hunt is successful, a mysterious necromancer sent by the Old Ones shows up with his zombie army to take Owen into custody. Owen fends off this new adversary but in the process lands himself in a Mexican jail filled with bloodthirsty criminals and a pair of vampires. Eventually rescued by the federal agents of the Monster Control Bureau, things go from bad to worse when his rescuers use Owen and his family as bait. However, this is one gun-toting family the necromancer won’t be able to take down so easily.
During the story we find about the worst day in MHI history, as well as some shocking information about the biggest thorns in MHI’s side, Agents Franks and Myers. The two Federal Agents that threatened to kill Owen in Monster Hunters International and now dangle him like a worm on a hook.
As the necromancer closes in on Owen, the supernatural world explodes with zombie elephants, brain worms, Japanese ogres, gangland gnomes, and an Internet troll that is an actual troll! MHI responds with better guns, bigger explosions and lots of fast-paced action.
Overall, this book doesn’t have the great consistency of Monster Hunters International, but it has higher peaks and lower valleys. At over 600 pages, there are a few places where the book’s pacing drags and a few times things go from comedic to just plain silly. The ending, though, is like stuffing a lit stick of dynamite into a pumpkin filled with chocolate pudding. You won’t look away and the payoff is totally worth it!
If you are a fan of urban fantasy or of Monster Hunters International, go get a bag of popcorn and this book and prepare for a fun roller coaster ride full of guns and monsters.
posted by MOTG on May 24, 2012Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Not as good as the first
Book 1 was okay, very detailed when it came to weapons that he used, but he seemed to be reaching when it came to the plot. Book 2 was worse, I got about halfway through and had to stop. Every line was supposed to be a witty remark or comeback that was meant to bring humor, but it didn't, it got old really fast. I think I'll pass if it gets to book 3.
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