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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oameron In my mind, though, I could easily see this as a far-flung future where different followers of God escaped Earth and settled the world. There are two more books in this series, and I definitely plan to read them. I feel personally attacked. Though the origins of the war are shady and complex, there’s one thing everybody agrees on Quotes from God’s War.

I can’t recommend God’s War enough. I sincerely hope it receives some well deserved attention come award season and I strongly suggest my readers check this one out.

God’s War : Bel Dame Apocrypha Book 1

I loved creating theories as I read and learned more about the cultures of the countries of Umayma. This book is set in Nasheen, a violent matriarchy, and Chenja, a patriarchal, very religious society lameron and they are at war for The ending for me, though, was stellar.

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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.

At that point, my hopes rested entirely on the brilliant and complex world that was being laid out before me. She has, in a word I am sure Hurley wills us to employ, balls. Hurlfy is scarred, vulnerable and brutally hard. Even desert war in a post-apocalyptic landscape. Traditional military hardware is available everywhere you look, too, and most of our focus is firmly on a hard-as-nails normal female.

This is a bloody, awful world, vividly drawn, and pretty close to fascinating.

Yet I find myself now wanting to read on, and indeed to reread, to go more deeply into this world that is struggling to come to birth. Let’s hope the second book has more magic system explanations.

God’s War – Kameron Hurley

I loved the kick-ass main character of Nyx. However, they are only one part of the story. Thus, she is surprised to godsaar summoned to the palace to be given a task, to hunt down a missing alien visitor, who has access to genetic technology which, so the Queen believes, can put an end to the war.

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View all 6 comments. Religion is hugely important to all aspects of the novel as it pervades and influences everything. This is a mess of a world.

Aug 23, Justin rated it really liked it Shelves: Review quote “A fast-paced thriller full of brutal action and vivid characters View all 5 comments. I suspect my response to God’s War was predicated on its treatment of its setting, and since I liked that I was disposed to like the book’s other elements — but not uncritically: No, war negates it.

In her own words, “Women can fight as well as fuck, you know” p.

God’s War (Bel Dame Apocrypha, #1) by Kameron Hurley

That let me spend more time admiring the uniqueness of the world and, more than anything, the characters. The world building was fantastic and so unique. Nyx also has a well-developed sex drive and beds a number of willing women throughout the novel. I’ll keep that in mind, and keep an eye out for more information about what it looks like and what it does.