God's War

Author: 
Kameron Hurley
Blurb: 
Nyx had already been to hell. One prayer more or less wouldn't make any difference... On a ravaged, contaminated world, a centuries-old holy war rages, fought by a bloody mix of mercenaries, magicians, and conscripted soldiers. Though the origins of the war are shady and complex, there's one thing everybody agrees on... There's not a chance in hell of ending it. Nyx is a former government assassin who makes a living cutting off heads for cash. But when a dubious deal between her government and an alien gene pirate goes bad, Nyx's ugly past makes her the top pick for a covert recovery. The head they want her to bring home could end the war--but at what price? The world is about to find out.
Representation
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Female protagonist: 
Yes
Protagonist of Colour: 
Yes
Queer relationship: 
Yes
LBGT protagonist: 
Other queer identity
Publication
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Publishing date: 
2011-01-18
ISBN: 
159780214X
Publisher: 
Night Shade Books
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This is really tough, great, fast-paced biopunk (love that tag) with lots of brutal things happening. Which is really great if that's your kind of thing. It's sort of my kind of thing but not entirely. In the end I wanted characters who I liked more, and who liked each other more, and I didn't want as much violence, torture, heterosexuality and despair. That's a personal taste thing - I know those things might be a great recommendation for some folks.

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