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Infidel – Kameron Hurley *****

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(Bel Dame, #2)

Everything I hoped for in a sequel…

I felt this was every bit as good as ‘God’s War,’ and I loved being transported back to Hurley’s poisonous, bug-infested world.

However – I’d definitely recommend starting with the first book – this is one where you won’t be lost, plot-wise, but it’s going to be a richer experience if you’ve already ‘gotten to know’ the characters.

Mercenary assassin Nyx is down on her luck, taking ‘babysitting’ jobs as a bodyguard. But when she stumbles into a revolutionary plot involving warring governments, supposed third parties, and, of course, the organization of female assassins called bel dames who kicked Nyx out years ago… she jumps at the chance to get involved, and drags her team in behind her.

It’s a violent, gritty, action-oriented book – but it also explores complex motivations and emotions, the interplay of cultures, and conflicting loyalties. Plus, it’s chock-full of nasty, fascinating details…

Now… time to find the third in the series!

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