History Literature / MonsterHunterInternational

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* NeverFoundTheBody: GenreSavvy readers probably guessed that [[spoiler: Edward's]] HeroicSacrifice would turn out to be an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome instead.
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** After Earl interrupts Lucinda's incantation with a bullet to the hand, Conover compliments his shooting. Earl responds, [[{{Series/Firefly}} "I was aiming for her head."]]
22nd Mar '16 3:42:33 PM UmbraFractus
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* ActionGirl: Julie, Holly, and Heather.

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* ActionGirl: Julie, Holly, Julie and Heather.Holly. ''Alpha'' adds Heather to the roster.



* FunWithAcronyms: '''S'''pecial '''T'''ask '''F'''orce '''U'''nicorn. Lampshaded.
22nd Mar '16 3:32:51 PM UmbraFractus
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* ActionGirl: Julie and Holly.

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* ActionGirl: Julie Julie, Holly, and Holly.Heather.


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* FunWithAcronyms: '''S'''pecial '''T'''ask '''F'''orce '''U'''nicorn. Lampshaded.
15th Feb '16 11:41:38 AM ColonelSocio
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* ''Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grung''' is the first of three or more MHI novels written by Creator/JohnRingo, in the form of the memoirs of a hunter from TheEighties operating in Washington state, and later in [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]]. Set for release in August 2016, with the other two titles to be determined.

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* ''Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grung''' Grunge'' is the first of three or more MHI novels written by Creator/JohnRingo, in the form of the memoirs of a hunter from TheEighties operating in Washington state, and later in [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]]. Set for release in August 2016, with the other two titles to be determined.
5th Feb '16 8:14:32 PM Nohbody
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* In '''Monster Hunter International''' an ordinary accountant, Owen Pitt, finds that the world is far more extraordinary than he first thought, when his boss turns into a werewolf and tries to kill Owen.
* '''Monster Hunter Vendetta''' focuses on the aftermath of the climax of the first book. Owen is now at the top of the [[EldritchAbomination Old Ones']] Most Wanted list, and they have promised great power to whoever can bring him to them. Now the [[ReligionOfEvil Sanctified Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition]], a necromantic cult with a mysterious leader, is hell-bent on catching him. The [[TheMenInBlack Monster Control Bureau]] has been tracking them for years, and thinks that using Owen as bait is just the break they need. But the Hunters have [[DitchTheBodyguards other]] [[StuffBlowingUp ideas]]...
* '''Monster Hunter Alpha''' picks up some time after Vendetta, with a change of protagonist. Earl Harbinger heads to a remote town in Michigan, to settle some old scores with one of his oldest foes, a vicious werewolf who served the KGB, and take him down for good. But there's another force waiting in the darkness, working to bring about a new breed of werewolves, and the only thing in their way are a handful of locals and a {{Determinator}} Earl Harbinger who won't die.
* '''Monster Hunter Legion''' brings MHI to Las Vegas, where they and other hunter teams from around the world, invited by a mysterious host for a hunter convention, run into a buried supernatural super weapon from the tail end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo.
* '''Monster Hunter Nemesis''' takes the story inside the Monster Control Bureau, leaving most of the regular cast in the background. It covers Agent Franks's backstory and perspective, and fills in some of the cosmology.
* '''Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge''' is the first of three or more MHI novels written by Creator/JohnRingo, in the form of the memoirs of a hunter from TheEighties operating in [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]] and later Washington state. Set for release in August 2016, with the other two titles to be determined.

The first novel is now available for free in the [[http://www.baenebooks.com/showproduct.aspx?ProductID=1024&SEName=monster-hunter-international Baen Free Library.]]

Larry Correia has some other series in the works: ''Literature/TheGrimnoirChronicles'', an UrbanFantasy set in an AlternateHistory [[FilmNoir 1930s]]; Literature/DeadSix, a military thriller; and an untitled project co-written with Creator/JohnRingo. Sample chapters of his work can be found [[http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/online-fiction/ here]].

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* In '''Monster ''Monster Hunter International''' International'' an ordinary accountant, Owen Pitt, finds that the world is far more extraordinary than he first thought, when his boss turns into a werewolf and tries to kill Owen.
* '''Monster ''Monster Hunter Vendetta''' Vendetta'' focuses on the aftermath of the climax of the first book. Owen is now at the top of the [[EldritchAbomination Old Ones']] Most Wanted list, and they have promised great power to whoever can bring him to them. Now the [[ReligionOfEvil Sanctified Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition]], a necromantic cult with a mysterious leader, is hell-bent on catching him. The [[TheMenInBlack Monster Control Bureau]] has been tracking them for years, and thinks that using Owen as bait is just the break they need. But the Hunters have [[DitchTheBodyguards other]] [[StuffBlowingUp ideas]]...
* '''Monster ''Monster Hunter Alpha''' Alpha'' picks up some time after Vendetta, with a change of protagonist. Earl Harbinger heads to a remote town in Michigan, to settle some old scores with one of his oldest foes, a vicious werewolf who served the KGB, and take him down for good. But there's another force waiting in the darkness, working to bring about a new breed of werewolves, and the only thing in their way are a handful of locals and a {{Determinator}} Earl Harbinger who won't die.
* '''Monster ''Monster Hunter Legion''' Legion'' brings MHI to Las Vegas, where they and other hunter teams from around the world, invited by a mysterious host for a hunter convention, run into a buried supernatural super weapon from the tail end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo.
* '''Monster ''Monster Hunter Nemesis''' Nemesis'' takes the story inside the Monster Control Bureau, leaving most of the regular cast in the background. It covers Agent Franks's backstory and perspective, and fills in some of the cosmology.
* '''Monster ''Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge''' Grung''' is the first of three or more MHI novels written by Creator/JohnRingo, in the form of the memoirs of a hunter from TheEighties operating in Washington state, and later in [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]] and later Washington state.Orleans]]. Set for release in August 2016, with the other two titles to be determined.

The first novel is now available for free in the [[http://www.baenebooks.com/showproduct.aspx?ProductID=1024&SEName=monster-hunter-international baen.com/monster-hunter-international.html Baen Free Library.]]

Larry Correia has some other series in the works: ''Literature/TheGrimnoirChronicles'', an UrbanFantasy set in an AlternateHistory [[FilmNoir 1930s]]; Literature/DeadSix, a military thriller; and an untitled project co-written with Creator/JohnRingo. Sample chapters of his work can be found [[http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/online-fiction/ here]].
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16th Jan '16 8:41:40 PM Nohbody
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* LaserGuidedKarma: In the first book, Owen Pitt's introduction to the world beneath TheMasquerade is facing off against a werewolf. Ultimately he kills the werewolf by [[DestinationDefenestration knocking it out the broken window on the 14th floor of an office building, after which it and the desk used for the shove [[CarCushion crashes down on a double-parked Lincoln Navigator]].

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* LaserGuidedKarma: In the first book, Owen Pitt's introduction to the world beneath TheMasquerade is facing off against a werewolf. Ultimately he kills the werewolf by [[DestinationDefenestration knocking it out the broken window on the 14th floor of an office building, building]], after which it and the desk used for the shove [[CarCushion crashes down on a double-parked Lincoln Navigator]].
16th Jan '16 8:40:06 PM Nohbody
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* DestinationDefenestration: Owen's first kill, prior to him joining MHI, was by using a desk to knock a werewolf out the broken window in a 14th floor office, [[CarCushion onto a double-parked Lincoln Navigator]].


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* LaserGuidedKarma: In the first book, Owen Pitt's introduction to the world beneath TheMasquerade is facing off against a werewolf. Ultimately he kills the werewolf by [[DestinationDefenestration knocking it out the broken window on the 14th floor of an office building, after which it and the desk used for the shove [[CarCushion crashes down on a double-parked Lincoln Navigator]].
6th Dec '15 12:32:11 PM Nohbody
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* ChosenOne: [[spoiler: Lord Machado, the villain, and Owen, the hero, are both described in an ancient prophecy as being able to control an artifact that can grant power over time itself.]]
** Legion reveals that there are all sorts of potential "Chosen Ones" all around the world, but lots of them never amount to much for one reason or another.

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* ChosenOne: ChosenOne:
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[[spoiler: Lord Machado, Machado]], the villain, BigBad, and Owen, the hero, are both described in an ancient prophecy as being able to control an artifact that [[spoiler:that can grant power over time itself.]]
** Legion ''Legion'' reveals that there are all sorts of potential "Chosen Ones" all around the world, but lots of them never amount to much for one reason or another.



* DarkestHour: [[spoiler: The trap in Mississippi. The entire team dies violently. By comparison, only 15 hunters die in the final battle, none of them major characters.]]

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* DarkestHour: [[spoiler: The trap in Mississippi. The [[spoiler:The entire team dies violently. By comparison, only 15 hunters die in the final battle, none of them major characters.]]



* {{Meganekko}}: Julie, specifically lampshaded early on as our hero has a hard time resisting a woman in corrective eyeware.

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* {{Meganekko}}: Julie, specifically lampshaded early on as our hero has a hard time resisting a woman in corrective eyeware.eyewear.



* NamedWeapons: Abomination. See {{BFG}} and {{ICallItVera}}.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: "Machado" means "Axe."

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* NamedWeapons: Abomination. Abomination, Owen's fully automatic shotgun. See {{BFG}} and {{ICallItVera}}.
ICallItVera.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast:
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"Machado" means "Axe."



* NoodleIncident: One team is unavailable when Earl calls all Hunter Teams to Alabama to deal with the threat, due to hunting a luska in the Bahamas. Owen is told he's better off not knowing what it is; the very name of the thing makes [[TheBigGuy Sam Haven]] shudder.

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* NoodleIncident: NoodleIncident:
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One team is unavailable when Earl calls all Hunter Teams to Alabama to deal with the threat, due to hunting a luska in the Bahamas. Owen is told he's better off not knowing what it is; the very name of the thing makes [[TheBigGuy Sam Haven]] shudder.



** As with other portrayals, elves look far younger than they appear.
* OurElvesAreBetter: Subverted. The elves live in the Enchanted Forest, a trailer park in rural Mississippi, and Queen Ilrondelia fits every WhiteTrash stereotype in the book [[http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/2010/04/05/tanya-princess-of-the-elves/ to a sickening degree]]. It's implied that their European ancestors fit the High Elf archetype better.

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** As with other portrayals, elves look far younger than they appear.
actually are.
* OurElvesAreBetter: Subverted. The elves live in the Enchanted Forest, a trailer park in rural Mississippi, and Queen Ilrondelia fits every WhiteTrash stereotype in the book [[http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/2010/04/05/tanya-princess-of-the-elves/ to a sickening degree]]. degree.]] It's implied that their European ancestors fit the High Elf archetype better.



* ProudWarriorRace: The Orcs, most of whom have unique talents afforded to them by their god(s).
%% Can't remember if the Orcs have more than one god or not, correct me if I'm wrong.

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* ProudWarriorRace: The Orcs, most of whom have unique talents afforded to them by their god(s).
%% Can't remember if the Orcs have more than one god or not, correct me if I'm wrong.
gods, but all are good for a fight against evil to some degree.



* SelectiveObliviousness: On the part of characters ''and'' the author. The characters frequently make comments along the lines that government can't do anything right, that things would be better without the government, that taxes are basically the government stealing their hard-earned money (all comments very much in line with the author's personal beliefs). They all seem to overlook that their income is nearly totally dependent on government funding.

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* SelectiveObliviousness: On the part of characters ''and'' the author. The characters frequently make comments along the lines that government can't do anything right, that things would be better without the government, that taxes are basically the government stealing their hard-earned money (all comments very much in line with the author's personal beliefs). They all seem to overlook that their income is nearly totally dependent on government funding.money.



** From Earl Harbinger: "You can know that of a surety, and I swear upon all that I hold holy, I will track you down to the ends of the world, reach down your throat, and [[MarriedWithChildren pull your spine out your mouth]]."

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** From Earl Harbinger: "You can know that of a surety, and I swear upon all that I hold holy, I will track you down to the ends of the world, reach down your throat, and [[MarriedWithChildren [[Series/MarriedWithChildren pull your spine out your mouth]]."



* SilverBullet: Used in most MHI ammunition because some monsters can't be killed otherwise. Silver bullets are too light and don't engage barrel rifling properly, resulting in poor penetration and accuracy. Instead MHI uses a modified [[http://www.gunblast.com/PowRBall.htm Corbon Pow'r Ball]] design: a hollowpoint round with a silver ball inside the cavity. As it's ''expensive'', it's only available in .45 ACP and .308 Winchester. The MCB uses a different design that relies on powdered silver in a polymer matrix, available in 9mm Parabellum, 5.56mm NATO and 7.62mm NATO.

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* SilverBullet: Used in most MHI ammunition because some monsters can't be killed otherwise. Silver bullets are too light and don't engage barrel rifling properly, resulting in poor penetration and accuracy. Instead MHI uses a modified [[http://www.gunblast.com/PowRBall.htm Corbon Pow'r Ball]] design: a hollowpoint round with a silver ball inside the cavity. As it's ''expensive'', it's only available in .45 ACP and .308 Winchester. The MCB uses a different design that relies on powdered silver in a polymer matrix, available in 9mm Parabellum, 5.56mm NATO and 7.62mm NATO.NATO, but is available exclusively to the government.



* TrainingFromHell: The vast majority of MHI recruits wash out of training, which ranges from grueling calisthenics and combat training to butchering cadavers and crawling through pipes of sewage and entrails.

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* TrainingFromHell: TrainingFromHell:
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The vast majority of MHI recruits wash out of training, which ranges from grueling calisthenics and combat training to butchering cadavers and crawling through pipes of sewage and entrails.



** [[spoiler: Until ''Vendetta'' they weren't actually married, but Julie is described as much more attractive than Owen. Correia claims this is autobiographical, but hasn't provided any sexy pictures of his wife to confirm.]]

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** [[spoiler: Until ''Vendetta'' they weren't actually married, but Julie is described as much more attractive than Owen. Correia claims this is autobiographical, but hasn't provided any sexy pictures of his wife to confirm.autobiographical.]]



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler: One of the Old Ones is killed when the protagonists use a doomsday weapon against it.]]

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler: One of the Old Ones is killed [[spoiler: when the protagonists use Owen unleashes a mystical doomsday weapon against it.]]



--> "If you ain't cheating, you ain't trying hard enough. That's what I always say. So pull your head out of your rear, get righteous mad, and get to killing...Them monsters ain't gonna kill themselves! You a Monster Hunter, or not?"

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--> "If you ain't cheating, you ain't trying hard enough. That's what I always say. So pull your head out of your rear, get righteous mad, and get to killing...killing. Them monsters ain't gonna kill themselves! You a Monster Hunter, or not?"



* LivingOnBorrowedTime[=/=]TheLastDance: [[spoiler:After Owen is bitten by a zombie, he uses his last couple of hours to trade himself for his brother, and lead a one-man assault on the Condition's inner sanctum]].

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* LivingOnBorrowedTime[=/=]TheLastDance: [[spoiler:After Owen is After being bitten by a zombie, he [[spoiler:Owen uses his last couple of hours to trade himself for his brother, and lead a one-man assault on the Condition's inner sanctum]].



* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: [[spoiler: The Condition's leader used to be a Hunter on Harbinger's team. But it turns out that he was really a DeceptiveDisciple, as he only joined MHI as part of a long plan to continue his father's work with necromancy]].

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* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: [[spoiler: The Condition's leader used to be a Hunter on [[spoiler:on Harbinger's team. But it turns out that he was really a DeceptiveDisciple, as he only joined MHI as part of a long plan to continue his father's work with necromancy]].



* EnemyMine: Earl, Stark, and Nikolai team up to take out the Alpha.

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* EnemyMine: Earl, Stark, and Nikolai Nikolai, all of whom have reason to hate one another, team up to take out the Alpha.



* LaserGuidedKarma: Ryan Horst leaves a woman [[spoiler:(his girlfriend Jo Ann Schneider)]] to die while he escapes undead werewolves chasing him. The decision winds up biting him in the face a little later. Literally. [[spoiler:The undead werewolves were ordered to just kill humans, not devour them completely.]]
** And of course the reason it was able to bite him in the face was because the person who would otherwise have helped Horst escape turned out to be [[spoiler: Jason Lacoco, whom Horst had tried to murder earlier]].

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Ryan Horst leaves a woman [[spoiler:(his girlfriend Jo Ann Schneider)]] to die while he escapes undead werewolves chasing him. The decision winds up biting him in the face a little later. Literally. [[spoiler:The undead werewolves were ordered to just kill humans, not devour them completely.]]
** And of course the
]] The reason it was able to bite him in the face was because the person who would otherwise have helped Horst escape turned out to be [[spoiler: Jason Lacoco, whom Horst had tried to murder earlier]].



* ChekhovsGun: Literally; the aforementioned BFG.

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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Literally; the aforementioned BFG.
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The first book was originally self-published in 2008, but high sales through word-of-mouth advertising, especially on gun-related forums, attracted the attention of Creator/BaenBooks, which picked up the series.



* MHI was originally self-published in 2008, but high sales through word-of-mouth advertising, especially on gun-related forums, attracted the attention of Creator/BaenBooks, which picked up the series.
* '''Monster Hunter Vendetta''', focuses on the aftermath of the climax of the first book. Owen is now at the top of the [[EldritchAbomination Old Ones']] Most Wanted list, and they have promised great power to whoever can bring him to them. Now the [[ReligionOfEvil Sanctified Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition]], a necromantic cult with a mysterious leader, is hell-bent on catching him. The [[TheMenInBlack Monster Control Bureau]] has been tracking them for years, and thinks that using Owen as bait is just the break they need. But the Hunters have [[DitchTheBodyguards other]] [[StuffBlowingUp ideas]]...

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* MHI was originally self-published in 2008, but high sales through word-of-mouth advertising, especially on gun-related forums, attracted In '''Monster Hunter International''' an ordinary accountant, Owen Pitt, finds that the attention of Creator/BaenBooks, which picked up the series.
world is far more extraordinary than he first thought, when his boss turns into a werewolf and tries to kill Owen.
* '''Monster Hunter Vendetta''', Vendetta''' focuses on the aftermath of the climax of the first book. Owen is now at the top of the [[EldritchAbomination Old Ones']] Most Wanted list, and they have promised great power to whoever can bring him to them. Now the [[ReligionOfEvil Sanctified Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition]], a necromantic cult with a mysterious leader, is hell-bent on catching him. The [[TheMenInBlack Monster Control Bureau]] has been tracking them for years, and thinks that using Owen as bait is just the break they need. But the Hunters have [[DitchTheBodyguards other]] [[StuffBlowingUp ideas]]...



* '''Monster Hunter Legion''' brings MHI to Las Vegas, where they and other hunter teams from around the world, invited by a mysterious host for a hunter convention, run into a buried supernatural super weapon from the tail end of WorldWarTwo.

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* '''Monster Hunter Legion''' brings MHI to Las Vegas, where they and other hunter teams from around the world, invited by a mysterious host for a hunter convention, run into a buried supernatural super weapon from the tail end of WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo.



The first novel is now available for free in the [[http://www.baenebooks.com/showproduct.aspx?ProductID=1024&SEName=monster-hunter-international Baen Free Library]].

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The first novel is now available for free in the [[http://www.baenebooks.com/showproduct.aspx?ProductID=1024&SEName=monster-hunter-international Baen Free Library]].
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