God’s War by Kameron Hurley
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.
- Bisexual woman of color protagonist
violence, gore, death, abuse, torture, homophobia, racism, sexual assault, institutional violence
- Won the British Fantasy Award for Best Newcomer
- Nominated for the Nebula Award, Locus Award, Arthur C. Clark Award, Gaylactic Spectrum Award
- Included on the Otherwise Award Honor List
Where to Find
- Published January 18th 2011 by Night Shade Books
- Paperback (ISBN13: 9781597802147)