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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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    K SAINT PETER, MN, United States 09-14-13
    K SAINT PETER, MN, United States 09-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent ending to an excellent series"

    Had forgotten all about this series until Warbound came out. Had to go re-listen to the first two books b/c it had been a while. Really enjoyed the series and Pinchot as the narrator was fantastic. He does such a great job with voices that you forget it's just one person narrating.

    Now I'm looking forward to Correia adding to the Monster Hunter series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Las Vegas, NV, United States 08-14-13
    Daniel Las Vegas, NV, United States 08-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Best Narrator I've ever heard."
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    This was the best narration, with sooo many distinct voices that stayed perfect throughout all three books. I love Monster Hunter series but this is leaps and bounds above those books, totally out of the ballpark by comparison.

    The premise had me a bit iffy, but I've fallen in love with it and hope there is another trilogy in the same universe, maybe some prequels or something.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine St. Johns, FL, United States 06-09-14
    Katherine St. Johns, FL, United States 06-09-14 Member Since 2009

    I'm the managing editor of the Fantasy Literature blog. Life's too short to read bad books!

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    "Up for a Hugo and an Audio"

    Originally posted at Fantasy Literature.

    Warbound is the third volume of Larry Correia’s GRIMNOIR CHRONICLES, an alternate history which takes place during the early 19th century. This review will contain spoilers for previous volumes. You’ll definitely want to read those before picking up Warbound.

    The stakes are higher than ever in Warbound. When Jake Sullivan was let out of jail to help his country, he never dreamed he’d be fighting an evil being from another dimension that plans to suck the power out of magic-wielding humans so it can use their power for its own. Roosevelt’s administration is unwittingly (perhaps) helping this “Pathfinder” by demanding that all Actives get registered and wear a special badge. They’re even building special towns for Actives to live in and are starting to round them all up. Jake realizes that this will only help Pathfinder when he’s ready to harvest all the power.

    Francis, an airship tycoon who’s also an Active, is frustrated as he tries to enlighten congress. His girlfriend Faye, whose Spellbound powers are growing, is worried that the power will taint her. Feeling more alone than ever, and knowing that the Council is trying to assassinate her, she goes on a quest to zombie-infested Berlin to get some answers. Meanwhile, Toru, the disgraced Japanese Iron Guard who was exiled to America, feels certain that the Chairman of his beloved Imperium is now the Pathfinder’s pawn. If so, the Chairman has fooled all of Toru’s brothers in the Iron Guard and Toru wants them to know the truth. He’s looking for redemption and hopes to win back his honor. He’s also starting to question his country’s moral philosophies.

    Toru, Jake and their international group of magical friends (we met most of these fascinating folks in Hard Magic and Spellbound) have to make some unsavory alliances if they want to defeat the Chairman and Pathfinder. They meet some helpful Chinese mobsters in occupied China, but the scariest ally is a psychopathic psychologist who Jake retrieves from solitary confinement in a maximum security prison. It will take all of these people’s combined efforts and skills to win this war for humanity. Along the way, they’ll fight Samurai and ninjas, find a mechanical armored body suit, cause a riot, explore underground tunnels, blow up dirigibles, control animals, meet Rasputin, create origami art, and learn about the metaphysics of the magic. As usual there is some humor, some romance, some clever alternate history (I love the bastardized quotes at the beginning of each chapter), and several well-choreographed brutal fight scenes. There is also major loss and one of my favorite characters dies. If there are any future volumes in the GRIMNOIR CHRONICLES, I’ll miss that character.

    After enjoying seven of his novels, I’m no longer surprised that Larry Correia always entertains me. His outspoken libertarian political views don’t bother me (I lean that way, too), but he’s a rabid gun nut, and that’s an issue that I don’t feel quite so libertarian about. There’s some gun porn in Warbound but it’s minimal and tasteful. Jake Sullivan occasionally lets us know that he’s politically conservative:

    “FDR can go to hell. I’m a man. Not a type, not a number, and sure as hell not something that can be summed up as a logo to wear on my sleeve. A man. And I ain’t registering nothing.”

    Larry Correia’s political views inspire Jake Sullivan’s characterization, but Jake’s libertarianism fits well in a story set during the time of the New Deal and it never interferes with the exciting plot. (It’s far less intrusive than Heinlein’s pulpitting.)

    Warbound has been nominated for a Hugo award. I’m not interested in commenting on this year’s Hugo kerfuffle except to say that I agree with John Scalzi when he says let’s put politics aside, read all the books, and judge them based on quality. And to those who refuse to read this Hugo-nominated book, all I can say is that you’re missing out on a lot of fun. This story may not have the intellectual heft that I’d prefer from an award-winning book, but it’s wildly popular and it’s certainly not dumb. It’s clever, well-written, and immensely entertaining.

    Now, let me talk about my favorite part of Warbound: the audiobook! This series has one of the best (maybe the very best) audio performances I’ve ever heard, and I’ve listened to close to 1,000 audiobooks. Actor Bronson Pinchot, the narrator, is an audio genius. Genius, I tell you! This story has a large diverse cast of characters that differs in sex, age, race, region, culture, education level, and every other way you can think of. Pinchot handles them all with ease, giving each character their own voice, rhythm and tone. I have never heard this done so well. Even if the story wasn’t entertaining in itself, Pinchot’s narration of Warbound could keep anyone riveted, which is why it’s been nominated for a prestigious Audie award. Have a listen!

    A note about my rating of Warbound: I struggled with how to rate Warbound. If I was rating the audiobook, it’d get 5 stars. But, realizing that most of our audience doesn’t listen to audiobooks, I tend to rate based on if I’d read it in print. In this case, though, it’s really hard for me to separate the audio out of it because it was such a huge part of my enjoyment of the book. I may be being a bit stingy to only give Warbound 4 stars because I got more than 4 stars worth of enjoyment out of it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Siobhan Halfway House, South Africa 09-19-13
    Siobhan Halfway House, South Africa 09-19-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Book 3 and still going strong"
    Would you listen to Warbound again? Why?

    I will wait a while befor I listen to this lot again - it makes anything else I have listened to recently a little insipid


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jake Sullivan is the man - sort of Mike Hammer meets Vin Diesel meets Indiana Jones


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene where Fay was in Berlin


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

    When lady Ori made Jake a duck


    Any additional comments?

    Please mr Larry Correira hurry up and write the next one

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Hartland, WI, United States 09-17-13
    Michael Hartland, WI, United States 09-17-13 Member Since 2008

    I'm a fan of Sci-fi, fantasy and suspense. I like books that keep me guessing till the end.

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    "If you liked the first 2, you just HAVE to have it"

    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).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sean STATE COLLEGE, PA, United States 09-17-13
    Sean STATE COLLEGE, PA, United States 09-17-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Appropriate Ending"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David Chesapeake, VA, United States 09-14-13
    David Chesapeake, VA, United States 09-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Satisfying conclusion"

    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.

    Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    BA ABQ, NM, United States 09-12-13
    BA ABQ, NM, United States 09-12-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Great"
    What made the experience of listening to Warbound the most enjoyable?

    Action and great reader.


    What other book might you compare Warbound to and why?

    Spellbound and Monsterhunters


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All scene


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

    When Lens and other grim die.


    Any additional comments?

    The writer well explain every movements and details of each person in the stories.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer MONROVIA, CA, United States 09-11-13
    Amazon Customer MONROVIA, CA, United States 09-11-13 Member Since 2010
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    "A incredible end to an amazing series"
    Would you listen to Warbound again? Why?

    Absolutely it's fantastic.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Warbound?

    I really loved the entire book


    What does Bronson Pinchot bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Hes one of my favorite readers, and gives the perfect voices for all the characters


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

    Yes there are some very sad moments in this book, but it adds emotional depth and makes you realize how much you care for all the characters in the series.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm sure if your reading this than you've already read the first 2 and there's no need to say more, you already know this series is amazing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    charles Edison, NJ, United States 09-11-13
    charles Edison, NJ, United States 09-11-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Another fun ride"
    Where does Warbound rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very entertaining as long as the subject interests you


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

    He really is fantastic. Who knew he was so good at this.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like Correia you have to read this one. The new characters needed to be used more, but it was all fun and very enjoyable. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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