(Monster M*A*S*H #2) by Angie Fox
Published: January 26th 2021 (first published February 26th 2013)
Publisher: Moose Island Books
Length: 310 pages
My Rating: 3.5 stars
A shaky truce. A pregnant Medusa. And a dedicated doctor who keeps legends alive.
Even during a truce, I have my hands full as a MASH surgeon to an army of warring gods—especially when Medusa herself turns up pregnant. I frankly have no idea what to expect when a Gorgon’s expecting, but I have an even bigger problem when my presumed-dead former-fiancé sneaks into my tent with enough emotional baggage to fill a tank.
He’s been fighting for the other side, which technically makes him my enemy, and now he needs me and the power I’ve kept secret for so long: I can see the dead. It’s a blessing and a curse. Literally. Because the gods will smite me in a second if they suspect.
But the other side is developing a terrible new weapon, and the only person who can stop the carnage was just murdered in a covert lab behind enemy lines. So I have no choice but to pull on my combat boots and go AWOL with my ex and a moody berserker to confront a ghost with a terrible secret.
Too bad uncovering the truth could make me enemy #1…
I’m a sucker for a fantasy novel with a mythology theme. This mentions quite a lot of different myths but focuses heavily on Greek myth which is my favourite. This is a unique take where the gods are at war with earth their battlefield and humans and other paranormals are conscripted to serve whichever army chooses them. The book is set in limbo where medics are tasked with savings soldiers. Medics who have been conscripted serve a life sentence. Never to return home and usually working in opposing camps to their families and friends.
This is the second in the series. I went back and read the first in the series but I feel you could read this book without reading the first but its better to read in order. I much preferred this book than the first. There was a better flow to the story and while there was little character development in my view, I enjoyed the plot. I’ve just started the third and final book in the series.
I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. *Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.