Larry Correia

Warbound - a worthy finale to an excellent trilogy.

  • Posted on: 2 August 2019
  • By: Lore
Warbound Book Cover

Back in the 1850s when The Power arrived on Earth and started granting magical abilities to a handful of humans, it seemed like a potential boon for the human race. 80 years later tells us otherwise as the level of strife between those with abilities and those without has become a real issue, but it also pales in comparison to what lies ahead. It turns out that The Power has been fleeing from planet to planet for millennia in a vain attempt to escape a voracious predator, and Earth is just the latest stop. This predator has consumed countless worlds in pursuit of The Power and Earth is next up on the menu. Of course, Heavy Jake Sullivan is not going to go down without a fight, and while he is no match for this world eating entity, he is also not planning to fight alone...

Spellbound - more Grimnoir goodness

  • Posted on: 19 July 2019
  • By: Lore
Spellbound Book Cover

The first book of the Grimnoir Chronicles focused a lot on Heavy Jake Sullivan but also offered up a number of teasers indicating that Faye Vierra was somehow different from other Actives. Well this book explores that difference in great detail while at the same time revealing lots of details about the source of the magical abilities that give the Actives their power. Add in the new shady Office of the Coordinator of Information (OCI), which is hell bent on rounding up Actives for the safety of the people, and you have a story that is action packed from cover to cover.

Hard Magic - a worthy mix of multiple genres

  • Posted on: 5 July 2019
  • By: Lore
Hard Magic Book Cover

Hard Magic kicks off the Grimnoir Chronicles which turns out to be a difficult series to categorize. It takes elements of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Steampunk, and Alternate History and mashes them all into a noir style story worthy of a graphic novel. None of that really sounds like my kind of thing but I found this book compelling right from the start. Set in the 1930s, this alternate history has 1% of the population with some kind of magical ability, and the strongest of them are known as Actives. The World War is over, alcohol is still illegal in the US, and Jake Sullivan is down on his luck just trying to get out the hole he finds himself in. A former war hero and ex-con, Jake just has one more job to do for the government before his debt to society is paid and then he can go on with his life as a private investigator. Jake is also a Heavy, a powerful Active capable of manipulating gravity, so it is unlikely that the US government is just going to let him walk away when this job is over...