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Hard Magic (Grimnoir Chronicles #1)

Hard Magic (Grimnoir Chronicles #1)

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by Larry Correia
     
 

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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.

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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

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Library Journal
Jake Sullivan, a war hero, private eye, and now an ex-con assisting the government, accompanies a team of special agents as they attempt to bring down Sullivan's former friend Delilah Jones, a notorious criminal possessing special powers. Jake also has a unique ability: as a "Heavy," he can increase or decrease gravity. When Jake and Delilah meet, however, the consequences launch a chain of events that lead the pair to their unforeseen and shattering destinies. Set in an America circa 1930 in which dirigibles are a standard mode of transportation and FBI tsar J. Edgar Hoover spins a dark web of intrigue, this series debut by the author of the popular "Monster Hunter" titles (Monster Hunter International; Monster Hunter Vendetta; Monster Hunter Alpha) exemplifies the best of the superhero noir genre. VERDICT Steampunk meets the hard-boiled detective story with a strong flavoring of superpowers in a tale that will please Correia's enthusiastic fans as well as lovers of Glen Cook's "Garrett, P.I." noir fantasies. Highly recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451638240
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Series:
Grimnoir Chronicles Series, #1
Edition description:
Baen
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
210,940
Product dimensions:
4.28(w) x 6.62(h) x 1.34(d)

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Meet the Author

Larry Correia is an award-winning competitive shooter, a movie-prop-gun master and, yes, an accountant by day–but an urban noir adventure master by night. He is the creator of the Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling Monster Hunter series as well as urban fantasy hardboiled blockbuster saga, the Grimnoir Chronicles. Correia is very tall, very bald, and lives in Utah with his wife and family.

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