Great end to a good series.
I was so impressed with this piece of work. He did an amazing job.
Might as well add my two thumbs up to the couple thousand people who have already given this series 5 stars. (this is #3)
After learning a bit more about Correia, what I find absolutely incredible is that he's only been writing for a few years, 6 or 7 from what I understand. He's incredibly prolific, and with a natural sense of action and pacing in his books.
Pair him up here with Bronson Pinchot and you've got a series that kicks literary hiney.
You're probably also going to want to snatch up a copy of the kindle version, because you're not going to want to put these books down- even in bed at night when wearing headphones gets to be a tad bit tangly.
Top 5 amongst Ender's Game, Stranger in a Strange Land, The Joe Ledger series and Day by Day Armageddon.
All of the battles are vivid. His description of teleporting during battle brings to mind images that surpass what Nightcrawler was shown to do in X2.
The first book of this series caught my eye because of the title; "Hard Magic." It's gripping, right? Well, the description almost discouraged me, but the name was so great, I just had to give it a run...SO glad I did !!
The stories center around the evolution of magic into mainstream society. It takes place in the early 20th century, and Larry Correia does a terrific job of tying in history with his story. Incredible talents, Good vs. Evil, action, excitement, complex characters...just a terrific job.
This is installment three of the series. My son and I debate whether it is the final book or not. He did wrap things up well, but I think there's lenity of more adventures for these terrific characters. Give it a shot...it's worth it, and it's better after the first two in the series.
Larry Correia's creative story telling and character development is at the top of the genre. He keep me engaged with the story, I'm never wandering off.
Pinchot does a great job in each of these three books, bringing me right in with the character, whether male or female. Never a misstep. Joy to listen to.
I enjoyed this entire series and this final novel was an excellent conclusion. I was hesitant to listen to this because it was such a departure from Correia's Monster Hunters International which I love. However, the story and characters were so unique, complex, and entertaining I fell in love with this series. Pinchot portrayal of Faye and Henrich was inspired. While Jack Sullivan might be considered the hero, all the characters are so integral to the story which makes for a very satisfying listen!
By the third book, you know these characters and want to continue to see it all play out. The story was fast paced and fascinating, the narrator Bronson Pinchot has done the single best job I've ever heard-- ever-- defining the 10 or so main characters in this book through accent and intonation.
A great concept set in a fascinating period in American history, the author has created a fabulous series.
Bronson Pinchot is amazing through all 3 books of the series-- Hard Magic, Spellbound and Warbound. Warbound narrowly lost out in the "Best" competition, and it really should've won. He made a fun book into a great story.
I was riveted and entertained. I couldn't wait to hear what happened next. I both did and didn't want it to end.
I like this series better than the author's Monster International series (which is also entertaining). These characters had more depth to me, and the interplay was more genuine.
This was a great thrilling conclusion to the trilogy. By this point the characters are well formed and a real connection has been formed to them. While it may seem like the story is going to have a predictable ending there are still some really good twists and turns to keep it interesting.
If you have already read the first 2 you are already going to listen to this as well so you don't need me to recommend it.
Thrilling, intriguing, excellent.
I don't want to give spoilers in a review but there were several times this book made me gasp and laugh out loud, or make me wan't to drive on, so I could keep listening and hear what was going to happen. It is a perfect ending to one of the best series I have ever "read".
yes, I have and in this one he is just as excellent as his other performances. Book one I had to get used to his accent and voices but that was accomplished after a mere 15 minutes of listening, and now I couldn't imagine any other for the narration of this series. (that beeing said I do sometimes begin a new book just after I have ended another, even if they are not in the same series or topic)
OMG that would be so awsome!!! no that wasn't the tagline and as the other two books in this series are equally awsome I would ofc. make three books (I mean if they can make the Hobbit in to three movies, this series would make 6 movies easily!) sorry I tend to ramble when I get excited... the tag line!? "fight or become extinct" meh not very good... luckily this book is so good I don't think it would need a tag line or it wouldn't matter if the tag line stunk!
The universe Larry Correia has thought up in this series is so believable and awsome. (like his other series... MHI which made monsters plausible) this one is Steampunk-ish, magic and airships.
it's loads of steam punk Americana fun and the reading performance is up to par! Easy listen!
The Peter grant series. An other ''steam punk while not being steam punk'' type of books with tons of action , research, intelligence and a great performance by the reader! Less politics in the Peter grant series make it an even easier read IF... you have no trouble with a true Londoner's accent.
the pace is great, every thing is good
surprisingly YES! some very nice, very human moments...
Great fun, it's loads of steam punk Americana action, the reading performance is more than up to par! BUT... there is a strong smell of libertarian-ism in books written by Larry Correia. Mr. Correia is well versed in history but Making FDR into an almost neo nazi socialist hypocrite and playing out Sir Winston Churchill as a wise and peaceful man... But still... A fun, easy listen!