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Spellbound: Book II of the Grimnoir Chronicles | [Larry Correia]

Spellbound: Book II of the Grimnoir Chronicles

Dark fantasy goes hardboiled in Book II of the hard-hitting Grimnoir Chronicles by the New York Times best-selling creator of Monster Hunter International. The Grimnoir Society’s mission is to protect people with magic, and they’ve done so—successfully and in secret—since the mysterious arrival of the Power in the 1850s, but when a magical assassin makes an attempt on the life of President Franklin Roosevelt, the crime is pinned on the Grimnoir.
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Audie Award, Paranormal, 2013

Dark fantasy goes hardboiled in Book II of the hard-hitting Grimnoir Chronicles by the New York Times best-selling creator of Monster Hunter International. The Grimnoir Society’s mission is to protect people with magic, and they’ve done so—successfully and in secret—since the mysterious arrival of the Power in the 1850s, but when a magical assassin makes an attempt on the life of President Franklin Roosevelt, the crime is pinned on the Grimnoir. The knights must become fugitives while they attempt to discover who framed them.Thing go from bad to worse when Jake Sullivan, former P.I. and knight of the Grimnoir, receives a telephone call from a dead man—a man he helped kill. Turns out the Power jumped universes because it was fleeing from a predator that eats magic and leaves destroyed worlds in its wake. That predator has just landed on Earth.

©2012 Larry Correia (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Flavius Morro Bay, CA, United States 06-15-12
    Flavius Morro Bay, CA, United States 06-15-12 Member Since 2009
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    "A Worthy Successor To 'Hard Magic.'"

    'The Spellbound' is great fun. It's the second in a series, so read 'Hard Magic' first. You'll be glad you did.
    For those who have read and enjoyed 'Hard Magic,' this book is sure to be a treat. Correia seems like he has a ball writing these books. They're not silly (not in the denigrating sense, anyway), but they never take themselves too seriously.
    The surviving characters from Hard Magic are back, and some intriguing new characters are introduced.
    Once again, Bronson Pinchot's narration is spot-on. Highly recommended.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    03-31-12
    03-31-12 Listener Since 2006
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    "Good middle novel to the triology"

    This is a good follow up to the first book. It allows for events in the 1st book to be better explained and sets up for an interesting finale in the third book.

    I did have some reservations about the first book, but to Larry's credit, the 2nd book is much better and builds and augments the scenes from the first book.

    A much more polished effort and I look forward to the final book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Minnie SPRINGBORO, PA, United States 02-29-12
    Minnie SPRINGBORO, PA, United States 02-29-12 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Second book delivers"

    I don't think that Larry Correia can write a bad book. Pinchot however, still leaves me cold. Some of the characters that carried over from the last novel did not have the same voice as they did the first time. One that sticks out like a sore thumb is Jane. You'll note in this book that her accent is completely missing and now she all of the sudden sounds like any other American girl. I really wish that Oliver Wyman could have voiced this series as well. He is a better fit for Correia's writing. That said, this is still a fantastic book and I am excited for the next in the series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cliff madison, MS, United States 10-21-13
    Cliff madison, MS, United States 10-21-13 Member Since 2009

    I write reviews to help readers, not to win votes. My reviews are my honest opinion whether popular or not. I hope they help you. ;)

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    "Better than the first book."
    If you could sum up Spellbound in three words, what would they be?

    Action, action, action.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Spellbound?

    The final fight against the rogue agent in D.C.


    What about Bronson Pinchot’s performance did you like?

    Everything. this guy is one of the best narrarators I've heard.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The scene when one of the Grim Noir gives his life to end the dust bowl in Oklahoma was touching.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked this better than the first in the series which is pretty rare. I'd advise getting all three books in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Austin Long Beach, CA, United States 09-24-13
    Austin Long Beach, CA, United States 09-24-13 Member Since 2012
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    "New Allies, New Villains, and More Hard Magic!"

    Correia gives us just enough of the new along with just enough of the old in Spellbound. We get some dynamic new characters without losing the tight-knit feel of Pershing's Knights, we get some new villains and new stakes that are just as dire but from a whole new direction, and our understanding of The Power grows and develops very naturally, as if Correia had planned it this way all along.

    Pinchot continues to amaze as he maintains his entire cast of characters from the previous book, and brings a while new set to life effortlessly.

    A great stand-alone story from beginning to end, but with some new plot lines that will clearly continue into the third book. I absolutely devoured Spellbound after reading Hard Magic, and was eager for more at the end.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Pilot Point, AK, United States 09-02-13
    Michael Pilot Point, AK, United States 09-02-13
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    "Spell Binding"

    I thought that this was a great book, not just a great second book in a trilogy. I think that Bronson Pinchot continued to do an excellent job reading these books. I am totally caught up in this story. Now to wait for book three.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David Chesapeake, VA, United States 07-20-13
    David Chesapeake, VA, United States 07-20-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Outstanding sequel"

    The only disappointment is waiting for the third book. An outstanding story, well narrated. The characters are rich and well developed. I enjoyed this series much more than the Monster International series, which was a good story in itself.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Wilson St. Petersburg, FL, United States 06-22-13
    Wilson St. Petersburg, FL, United States 06-22-13 Member Since 2011
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    "A great follow up to Hard Magic"

    I dove right into this one as soon as I finished Hard Magic and I wasn't disappointed. If you like the first then you'll like this one too. There are great writing with interesting characters. The second book has basically become the X-men with magic instead of mutants, in 1930's but it's done extremely well. And who knew Bronson Pinchot was a narrating genius. I'll be going back to listen to anything he's done.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Bartonville, TX 05-26-13
    Susan Bartonville, TX 05-26-13 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.  

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    "As Good As The First"

    A very fast paced story about the ultimate struggle between good and evil with wonderful, exciting magic that keeps you wanting for more.  In this series it is probably a good idea to read the books in order because this book picks right up at the end of the first and it will keep you on a wild ride right to the end.

    Great magical characters that are so unique, Larry Correia is so amazingly inventive to come up with so many different types of magic.  His main characters powers keep expanding and personal information about each of them is revealed throughout that makes them even more likable.  New and old villains that you love to hate and nonstop action, help to make this a fun, exciting journey through the mysteries of wizardry. 

    Bronson Pinchot carries an excellent pace and does a great job with so many dialects and accents, he adds depth and personality to the characters. Can't wait for the next book. 

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    J. Reece Centennial, CO 01-03-13
    J. Reece Centennial, CO 01-03-13

    Neanderthal, Dark & Handsome

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    "Bronson Pinchot can read the hell out of a book"
    What did you love best about Spellbound?

    Correia's world is fascinating and fun, and Pinchot does an amazing job of bringing it to life. I also love the pacing. Larry's just about ruined me for all other authors at this point. Everyone else seems dull and plodding by comparison.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Faye. She's a great big pile of murder and that's awesome.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I really liked the scene with Heinrich in the prison cell. He's like a German honey badger.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    We wanted to, but weren't able to. The combination of the excellent writing and the excellent reading make it an easy one to get lost in.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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