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Warbound: Book III of the Grimnoir Chronicles | [Larry Correia]

Warbound: Book III of the Grimnoir Chronicles

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2013 Larry Correia (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Tog 08-03-14
    Tog 08-03-14 Member Since 2012

    I've been a fan of mysteries since getting up with a notebook to solve Scooby Doo cases. I now write my own.

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    "So close..."
    If you could sum up Warbound in three words, what would they be?

    Not all there.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Larry Correia? Why or why not?

    Yes. And I did, but it's important to know what you're getting into with his work.

    He's a gun guy. The scenes with firearms of all types are very solid and accurate, but might be too detailed for "not gun people." He also dropped the veil a bit in this one and unloaded a good bit of his personal politics into a few places. That's not necessarily a bad thing, and authors have done it for years, but the feel of it here was that felt out of place. The story wasn't written around that idea as much as that idea was crammed into it.


    What about Bronson Pinchot’s performance did you like?

    His characterizations were, as always, gold. There's no doubt who is speaking, but he did have one dropped ball in this one. In the first book, one of the characters spoke with a French accent. In this one, she lost it.


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

    Yes, but I listen during a commute to work (45 minutes each way), so it was spread out over a couple of weeks.


    Any additional comments?

    My reason for marking the story down was that the whole thing felt rushed. It's almost like he wanted to do a continuing series, and then, about 3/4 of the way through this book, changed his mind and decided to end it at three. Everything is closed up at the end as far as loose ends go, and the way it all ends makes sense with the way it all started, but the pacing was so jarring that it just seemed wrong.

    The final battle should have been absolutely epic, but in fact was no where near as long or in depth as some of the minor fights in the earlier books. The events after that, where things were closed and the true, main threat was dealt with, felt like it was added as an afterthought. As if the entire plot of the fourth book was condensed down to a chapter to get it out of the way.

    I strongly recommend Hard Magic, but if you continue on with the series, I think you'll find it ends with a whimper, not a bang.

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    David 07-07-14
    David 07-07-14 Member Since 2015
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    "No Hugo award?"
    What did you love best about Warbound?

    Continuation of the characters. The author develops them and keeps expanding. Quite a gift.


    What other book might you compare Warbound to and why?

    I'd say Dune, the classic.
    Correia didn't write such a vast epic, but he explores a new world. It's like Dune on speed-dial.


    Have you listened to any of Bronson Pinchot’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He's one of the best narrators out there. Nuf said.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Legions of Grimnoir, the saga continues.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy it. Send emails to the Hugo committee that they are out of touch with reality.

    If you don't like guns, don't review the book.

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    Charlene Clarksville, TN, United States 05-25-14
    Charlene Clarksville, TN, United States 05-25-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent Series, Hoping for more!"
    Where does Warbound rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top with Outlander


    What did you like best about this story?

    After Sally Faye destroyed a ship, Larry Correia added in the time it took her to do it. Funny!!


    Have you listened to any of Bronson Pinchot’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have only heard Bronson Pinchot in this series. He is amazing!! Makes me want to hear more.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep up the excellent work Larry Correia! I love the sense of humor in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JH 05-21-14
    JH 05-21-14 Member Since 2015

    jh

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    "Just keeps getting better"
    If you could sum up Warbound in three words, what would they be?

    Loads of fun


    Which character – as performed by Bronson Pinchot – was your favorite?

    Pinchot does an awesome job with the voices. Jake Sullivan is the best.


    Any additional comments?

    I was a casual fan of the Monster Hunter books and figured I'd try the Grimnoir books out for something different. Boy, was I impressed. The Grimnoir books just keep getting better and better.

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    Maxwell C. Traver 05-18-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Satisfying End to a Series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. The narrator was excellent, and the story was perfect for long car rides.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters. This is a fun bunch of folks to read about, in a really cool setting, going through well-paced, interesting, and action-packed story.


    Which character – as performed by Bronson Pinchot – was your favorite?

    Jake Sullivan. Toru Tokugawa is a close second, though.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "Power: It isn't what makes you. It's what you make of it."


    Any additional comments?

    I have pretty much nothing in common with this author's well-known political beliefs, and I really did not like the first "Monster Hunter" book that I tried to read, but I have fully enjoyed every book in this series. On the strength of this series,and of Pinchot's excellent narration, I am absolutely looking forward to listening to "Dead Six."

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    David West Lafayette, IN, United States 05-09-14
    David West Lafayette, IN, United States 05-09-14 Member Since 2015

    Just a guy that likes a good story.

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    "Wow what a great end to the Trilogy!"
    If you could sum up Warbound in three words, what would they be?

    Amazing Airship Magic


    What did you like best about this story?

    I think the main thing was the action and the characters. Also the twist on magic is cool.


    Have you listened to any of Bronson Pinchot’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Great characterization. I loved him as Balki and I love it when he reads a book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The very end. Jake and Taru. The warriors honor they display is always moving.


    Any additional comments?

    To anyone who enjoys a good pulp read this is your series. I highly recommend it. It has great Heroes and Heroines, great characters, and a ton of action. The writer takes a few twists but nothing overly complex. I thoroughly enjoyed this series and the narration. If you are a contemporary fantasy fan, pick this one up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jay Pruitt Ruston, La 05-06-14
    Jay Pruitt Ruston, La 05-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "We need more Jake Sullivan!!!"

    When reading a well written book its important to know the characters and with the Grimnoir Chronicles you fall in love with each character. Never before have I felt so in touch with each and every person in this book. Can't get enough! Plus Bronson Pinchot does a brilliant job in bringing each character to life!!

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    David E. Taylor 04-26-14

    I'm an avid listener and have been enjoying audio books for over ten years. My preferences are for SF and fantasy, but anything will do if I like the narrator. I also love movies and video-games.

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    "Great Conclusion"

    The third in the Grimnoir Chronicles, this novel was a very satisfying conclusion to the series. For me it was very easy to listen to, and Pinchot is an absolute master at creating characters with voice; I could play bits of this for a "non-audiobook" listener, and they say--no way that's one guy! In my opinion, Correia is an excellent storyteller, I love the pacing and the depiction of the 'world.'

    Fabulous.

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    Robert 04-24-14
    Robert 04-24-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Such a rich world and entertaining story."
    If you could sum up Warbound in three words, what would they be?

    Rich exciting romp


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Warbound?

    I liked how the story continued to grow but it did not overwhelm you. The original concept of this series is a lot of fun. I want to read more about this world and characters.


    What about Bronson Pinchot’s performance did you like?

    The different voices and I appreciate he narrated all of the books in this series.


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

    yes, unfortunately I could not.


    Any additional comments?

    I will buy the next installment as soon as it is available.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alan Yuba City, CA 04-16-14
    Alan Yuba City, CA 04-16-14 Member Since 2010

    Dad, Dentist, Adventurer. Well... at least 2 of those.

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    "A crap ton of fun"

    More of the great characters we all love. If you haven't given this one a try you really owe it to yourself to check these out. I was blown away by how good it was.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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