Decent conclusion to the trilogy. The first 3/4 of this book are 5 star. The last 1/4 was only 3 star for me so I'll give it 4 stars overall. It just got too far fetched and became an action movie at the end.
I like the fantasy/sci fi genre for the imagination and ideas, not the action. When a novel breaks down to an overly drawn out sequence of shoot em up bash em down to reach the conclusion I lose interest. I always prefer an intellectual solution to a physical one. I also do not like the ending where a character quickly becomes uber powerful to solve a seemingly impossible situation. Both are on display here. I loved this book until the last few chapters. Still a pretty entertaining listen.
Pinchot is phenomenal as a narrator. Nuff said.
I was more that satisfied with the ending to the Grimnoir Chronicles. It was definitely action packed and tied up the story nicely. I love how Correia created such a strong female character as Faye. The rest of the cast is pretty male dominated but a few other good female characters give enough balance.
Yes. The performance was great and the writing is really well conceived and executed. I do not usually review books on Audible, but I had to put in a good word for this one. More please.
Sally Fay Viera. Cute, cuddly and all sorts of murderous. What's not to like?
Jake Sullivan. He does great accents and I can almost picture Jake based on this performance.
Let's face it, if you've made it through Hard Magic and Spellbound, you're definitely hooked. The real question is not "will I enjoy this book," it's "will this book live up to the expectations I've set from the first two?" I'm happy (and relieved) to say that, for me, it does - and in spectacular fashion.
Not only are the stakes higher and the powers more powerful, but Correia really cleans up on unanswered questions and unvisited aspects of his world. I can't help but think Correia had the whole general plot of this series mapped out before he finished the first book - it just flows that seamlessly from the first two. We also get some more detail on some of the background characters from the first two books, which is a lot of fun.
As usual, Pinchot kills it. Just, kills it.
I don't want to say anything else specific about the plot because it really doesn't need selling. I can't say I like Warbound more than Hard Magic or Spellbound, but that's more to the merit of the first two books than any detriment to the third. It really just feels like the natural progression of one long, fantastical three-part story, just as enjoyable at the very end as it was when I first met Jake Sullivan breaking rocks in Rockville.
Correia leaves his world open for more exploration, and while the ending was very satisfying, and quite epic, I can't help but secretly hope in the back of my mind that the story of the Grimnoir will continue.
If this series makes it to the silver screen, my head will explode.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
The characters was so enjoyable
I like the spin on the world as a whole and the concept of powers (magic) Kind of made me think of the Xmen
Not really I did not enjoy his narration
The life changing position that all the characters were put through and the best part was the ending... WOW
A must read but the narrator was not good at all. If you can get past that you will enjoy this book
Easy answer, Bronson Pinchot - he makes the characters come alive.
It's a unique twist on any urban magic book. I like the way it's our "real" history but bent just slightly due to magic. Can't think of any other book that's like that.
How this guy creates very unique voices for each character and then remembers them and switches in and out of them - very impressive, and draws you into the story even more.
no, it's not that kind of book - at least for me
I now search for books based on Bronson's (yeah, we're that close now I can call him by his first name ;o) performance. Enjoy!
Top 5 series
The exchange on the beach at the end. The final battle was impressive, of course.
There are so many. Sullivan, Toru, Hinreck. Whoever did Fay was great too
Don't know where the story could go from here, but would love more of Jake et al. Love everything about these books. Bronson Pinchot is one of my very favorite performers.
Complex, Heroic, Creative
He is brilliant with all the characters, women and men alike.
Yes, I nearly did!
Ever since Monster Hunters International I have patiently waited for the next book from Larry Correia. In a genre that can get bogged down in trivia or contain few or virtually no new ideas, his stories are complex, humorous, exciting and original. If you enjoy fantasy along the lines of the Dresden files or the Iron Druid, I would be surprised if you did not enjoy all of this series.
Yes! Great story as is Monster Hunter!
Heavy Jake Sullivan!
Fae "I killed them real good"
Great book and end to the story line but I sure hope they keep the series alive!