Hard Magic

Hard Magic

Book - 2012
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#1 in the hard-hitting Grimnoir Chronicles by the New York Times best-selling creator of Monster Hunter International . Jake Sullivan is hardboiled private eye at war with evil magical powers in a dark and gritty urban fantasy that's a cross between the The Maltese Falcon and Twilight .

Twilight meets The Maltese Falcon in the first entry of the hard-hitting Grimnoir Chronicles urban fantasy saga by the New York Times best-selling creator of Monster Hunter International .

Magical creeps dispatched in heaps! Jake Sullivan is a war vet, a licensed private eye, and the possessor of a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also happens to have the magical ability to make anything in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium. While a range of enemies natural and supernatural wants him deep-sixed, Jake likes living, and his days in the trenches and his stint in the stir for manslaughter have only made him harder, leaner and meaner.

The first entry in the new, hard-hitting Grimnoir Chronicles by the Larry Corriea, breakout best-selling author of Monster Hunter International .

About Larry Correia's Monster Hunter series
"[A] no-holds-barred all-out page turner that is part science fiction, part horror, and an absolute blast to read." - Bookreporter.com

"If you love monsters and action, you'll love this book. If you love guns, you'll love this book. If you love fantasy, and especially horror fantasy, you'll love this book." - Knotclan.com

"A gun person who likes science fiction--or, heck, anyone who likes science fiction--will enjoy [these books]...The plotting is excellent, and Correia makes you care about the characters...I read both books without putting them down except for work...so whaddaya waitin' for? Go and buy some...for yourself and for stocking stuffers." -Massad Ayoob

About Larry Correia's Monster Hunter Vendetta:
"This lighthearted, testosterone-soaked sequel to 2009's Monster Hunter International will delight fans of action horror with elaborate weaponry, hand-to-hand combat, disgusting monsters, and an endless stream of blood and body parts." - Publishers Weekly
Publisher: Riverdale,New York : Baen Books, 2012.
Copyright Date: ©2011.
ISBN: 9781451638240
Characteristics: 612 pages ;,18 cm.

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ScorchingSun
Apr 08, 2019

Fun-filled fantasy and fanfare. Colourful and fearsome heroes and villains.
But something's lacking. The writing style seems more factual than inspirational, like the difference between a weather report and a eulogy. Hard to say...

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threeoffive
Feb 27, 2019

book 1 in the Grimnoir Chronicles Books

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RogueJen
Jun 10, 2016

I read this on the recommendation of a friend and didn't read the description in advance, so it took me a while to figure out exactly what era I was reading about. It's an interesting take on an alternate history with magic and I really enjoyed the story, though it was more brutal in places than I expected.

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