Correia's series is my first foray into *historical* urban fantasy. His attention to period details give the semi fantastical feel of the genre an uncharacteristic air of believability. His unique system of magic follows a uniform, consistent set of rules at once novel and pragmatic. And his characters are hard hitting archetypes of temperament while retaining an element of psychological complexity, making for 'real' life heroes and villains with whom I could equally identify. Correia is a gift to the genre, shades of Butcher meets technophile.
A tale of enchanting characters, fantastical magery, and historical realism.
A good listen, the alternate universe type twist on reality gives the author lots of leeway to play with history, the characters are interesting and just unrealistic enough to make it all work together, The narrator does a great job with believable personalities for the primary characters. I am looking forward to the next volume in the series.
Speaker, Leader, innovation consultant, kilt-wearer, South African.
I was really disappointed to find out that there's a third and final book in the series. I thought it was just the two books.
This one has a very interesting twist in it. Old enemies are forced to work together against a common foe making for some wonderful interplays between the characters.
I can't wait to join the old gang again for their climactic adventure.
And Bronson Pinchot's performance is just amazing.
This is a great series! I stumbled onto the Monster Hunter international series which I consider to be something of a guilty pleasure. He has clearly taken his story telling to a new level with this series. I cannot recommend it enough. Lots of fun!
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I really enjoy the series so far. That thing with the Traveller girl was well crafted. I normally like to think of myself as intelligent, but the first time through the book I some how was caught off guard when we learn why she is so strong.
I am just blown a way by the perfect way it is crafted into story telling, because it keeps her from being over-powered at the beginning of the stories and saves up the bad-assery for the climatic battles.
Larry Correia is now on my Must Read lists.
After loving the monster hunter books, I was worried about liking this story line. With that said, I was pleasantly surprised to find another great series. Eagerly awaiting the next book.
Optical Engineer from San Jose, CA.
I really enjoyed the first book, and this one continues in the same vein with a bit more character and world development. It does not focus as much on Jake, but much more on the Grimnoire as a whole. I really enjoyed listening to this book, and I can't wait for the next one in the series to come out.
Larry Correia always entertains and Pinchot is a great narrator. both of these guys together really bring the story to life and the story is amazing. I usually listen to epic fantasy but i have been burning through these books so fast and can't wait to start the next one. you won't be dissapointed!
I love the characters as interpreted by Bronson Pinchot but he needs to bring more enthusiasm as opposed to reading like he's afraid he's going to wake someone in the next room if he's too loud.
Otherwise a great entry into the Grimnoire Chronicles.