Audie Award Finalist, Paranormal, 2014
Audie Award Finalist, Solo Narration - Male, 2014
Audie Award Finalist, Paranormal, 2014
New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author Larry Correia sets this gritty urban fantasy, a sequel to Hard Magic and Spellbound, in an alternate noir 1930s. A tough P.I. battles an interdimensional monster that wants to suck magic power out of the world.
Only a handful of people in the world know that mankind's magic comes from a living creature, and it is a refugee from another universe. The Power showed up here in the 1850s because it was running from something. Now it is 1933, and the Power's hiding place has been discovered by a killer. It is a predator that eats magic and leaves destroyed worlds in its wake. Earth is next.
Former private eye Jake Sullivan knows the score. The problem is, hardly anyone believes him. The world's most capable Active, Faye Vierra, could back him up, but she is hiding from forces that think she is too dangerous to live. So Jake has put together a ragtag crew of airship pirates and Grimnoir knights - and set out on a suicide mission to stop the predator before it is too late.
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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
I will wait a while befor I listen to this lot again - it makes anything else I have listened to recently a little insipid
Jake Sullivan is the man - sort of Mike Hammer meets Vin Diesel meets Indiana Jones
The scene where Fay was in Berlin
When lady Ori made Jake a duck
Please mr Larry Correira hurry up and write the next one
I'm a fan of Sci-fi, fantasy and suspense. I like books that keep me guessing till the end.
How do you not love Jake "Heavy" Sullivan?? It's like Micky Spillane and Flash Gordon had a love child. Entertaining to be sure. It's written like many of Larry Correia's works and that means big action and over the top dialogue, and I would not have it any other way.
The Chairman is pretty much Ming the Merciless and there is even a Death Ray. It's a great ride and Bronson Pinchot does an amazing job bringing it to life.
The one caveat, I have to listen to it at 1.25 to 1.5x the speed or it just seems too slow to me. But at the slightly quicker cadence, it's perfect (for me).
I thought this book was very well done. I thought this whole series was phenomenal (once I got over the covers of the books). I am very glad that I read all of them, but this was a very satisfying ending. I won't say that it was an emotional ending, I was not sad to see the end of this series (like I was for longer series like HP or Inheritance Cycle), but I will say I very much enjoyed these characters. Bronson Pinchot did an excellent job portraying the characters of Jake and Fae, both of which were awesomely well developed, funny, and likeable characters. If you have not read any books in this series, read them. If you have read the other two books in this series, you will not be disappointed.
Wow, a spellbinding (pun intended) story, non stop action, cool magic and humor throughout I had an absolute ball listening to this series. Larry, I love your work and smile every time I see a new book coming out because I know it'll be an excellent read. Bronson Pinchot is pure genius! Good choice Larry. Bronson's depth and breadth of voices is legendary and I am going to listen to other books he does JUST to enjoy that genius.
All of Larry's works. Brandon Sanderson's work too.
Any of Jake's fighting scenes, all of Fay's dialog, wit and wisdom. Toru's ferocity. I could go on and on.
The explosive conclusion to one of the best series to hit the page.
I've really enjoyed the series, much more so than the Monster International series, which was not bad. The three books built on one another very effectively. Bronson's voices and overall narration were also very well done. The characters are very well developed and fun to follow as the story develops over the three books. While the final climax was a bit apocalyptic it worked in the context of this alternative US that Correia created.
When it takes more than magic to save the world.
I love this series by Larry Correia. Mixing, switching and twisting history in a magical way. Here's hoping Grimnoir becomes a whole new sub- genre.
If you liked the first two, you will not be disappointed with the apparently last book of the series! The book has a good satisfying ending while leaving open the possibility of future stories.
Faye, absolutely. Her naivete and genuine innocence is charming, and her power level is amazing, yet she stays humble, thanks to her upbringing. She is thoroughly enjoyable.
Jake Sullivan. He portrays the character as gently spoken but intelligent, just as the book describes him.
If you haven't listened to the first two books in the series, do yourself a favor and download them first. This is a series worth listening to.
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.
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