Monday, 7 July 2014

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Bel Dame Apocrypha 2: Infidel - Kameron Hurley

Release Date: 01/05/14
Publisher:  Del Rey


This is a stunning follow-up to The Arthur C. Clarke Award. It is shortlisted. God's war. No matter where you go, the Bel Dames will find you Nyx used to be an assassin, part of the sisterhood of the Bel Dames. Now she's babysitting diplomats to make ends meet and longs for the days when killing was a lot more honorable. So, when her former 'sisters' lead a coup against the government, she's the perfect choice to stop them. In a rotten nation of giant bugs and renegade shape shifters, Nyx must forge unlikely allies and rekindle old acquaintances if she is to survive. Otherwise, this time, the bodies she leaves scattered across the continent may include her own...


Having loved Kameron’s first book, God’s War, I couldn’t wait to see what he’d hit back with next and boy, was I in for a treat as I opened the title. There’s solid combat, great twists and when added to a principle character that the readers will love to spend time around who for all her lethality has a dependency on alcohol, all round made her feel quite approachable.

Add to this great pace, solid prose and more than a twist or two all round game me a book that really didn’t let me catch my breath. Magic.

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