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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While I certainly hope there will be more in this series, this 3rd book of the Grimnoir Chronicles reaches the epic climax of the three part adventure. It did not let me down with the ending, and I enjoyed the heck out of this trilogy.
Bronson Pinchot again elevates this book with his fantastic narration.
If you are looking for pure escapism fantasy, into a fresh new adventure, this series is certainly it.
Like all in the Grimnoir series, this was near-impossible to put down. Correia has done it again with the perfect mix of action and magic in an alt-history 1930's Earth.
Graphic, but not gritty/creepy violence. Outstanding action sequences. Some language, including a few f-bombs. As a movie, I imagine it would translate to a "hard" PG-13 (and hope it will!) Old-fashioned in good ways. The true villains are despicable. The heroes are imperfect, but still heroic (none of that back-and-forth "I'm a good guy, now I'm a bad guy, now I'm good again - who knows if I'm good or evil because all is relative" garbage so common in modern action writing). So, you love the good guys, and almost wish the book were bigger so each of them could have some more developmental room.
I'll also jump on the "Bronson Pinchot is the best narrator ever" dogpile. Incredibly good.
All in all, it's one of those that's so good I did dishes, yard work, running, and any other physically near-mindless task to keep listening.
Most absolutely. Exciting stuff.
Sally-Fay Vieira, of course. She is the most un-innocent innocent ever. She's actually kind of scary re the ease & fun she has killing folks. For a super lightening fast thinking cog, the simplicity of her thoughts are quite endearing. Even when she's killing folks....
Fay's 1 minute and how many seconds !?! killing spree aboard the Auspicious Dragon Imperium ship. That was something.
I think the quiet intensity of Lady Origami should not be overlooked.
This book was really, really good. The characters are well defined, heroes die, the impossible become possible, emotions are real, and the action was dynamite.
I stumbled on Hard Magic when it first came out and absolutely loved it. I have read the Monster Hunter books as well because I enjoyed the Hard Magic Series so much. I have to say, Hard Magic, Spellbound, and Warbound are a million times better than Larry Correia's other series. Great world building, good character development, interesting magic and wonderful plot. I can't believe this series is over. It is like loosing a really good friend. Start at the beginning and enjoy. This series is one of the series that I wish I had never read so that I could begin it now and read it for the first time. Wonderful.
I usually do not really enjoy the ending of a good series. This book was so good and the ending was the best ending of a series ever! I'm going to miss the characters.
I’m starting to suspect that Larry Correia is secretly an “active” with writing magic. Every book in this series is phenomenal and Warbound is as satisfying an ending as I could have asked for.
On my second listen.
The grand scope this novel takes is truly awesome. The first two books will make you fall in love with the characters. This one will show you what they are capable of in this world, and it will blow you away.
one of the most talented narrators I have ever had the pleasure of hearing
Stayed up all night when I got it.. reached the end and just hit play again.
absolutely loved it
If you have gotten to book 3, you already know how well Larry Corriea and Bronson pinchot work together. The writing is consistently good, and the narration is spot on. One of my favorite series and the books were made better by Pichot.
Excellent conclusion to a wonderful series! If you like Film Noir, if you like fantasy, if you like steam punk, this is series is pure Win! I'm only disappointed that it's over.
One of the best
Great character development.
Yes. What a great narrator.
Great book. Worth your credit!
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