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Warbound (Grimnoir Chronicles #3)

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New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author. Gritty urban fantasy set in an alternate noir 1930s. A tough P.I. battles an interdimensional monster that wants to suck magic power out of the world. Sequel to Hard Magic and Spellbound. Book Three in the Grimnoir Chronicles.Gritty urban fantasy adventure set in an alternate noir 1930s, Book Three in the Grimnoir...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published August 6th 2013 by Baen (first published July 15th 2013)
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Tim "The Enchanter"
Posted to The Literary Lawyer.ca

A Great Finish to an Epic Trilogy - 4 Stars

Warbound puts the finishing touches on what has proved to be one of the most original series I have read. It is well written, intelligent and fun in a sea of Dresden wannabes. The first thing I did after finishing Warbound was to hop on Twitter and ask the author if we will see more in this series. Larry Correia informs that while this puts an end to the trilogy of books, he intends on writing further novels set in...more
David
Jul 27, 2014 David rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Chandleresque superheroes, Lovecraftian samurai, pulp action Okies
This book is cheesy big guns blazing entertainment, and I loved it. I am giving it five stars not because it is the best of the best, but because it was fun and action packed and it's an example of an author doing nothing more and nothing less than entertaining his audience without pretense.

Warbound is the third book in the Grimnoir trilogy, so you want to read the first two. It is set in an alt-history in which a magical being came to Earth in the 1850s, and its presence bestowed magical powers...more
John
Whoo Hoo! Let's hear it for ending strong. This novel was great. And it was a great conclusion to the Grim Noir Chronicles. Jake, Faye and the gang are still trying to defeat the enemy without the benefit of help from the US Government or the Grimnoir. I really don't want to say too much about this book, because you shouldn't be reading this if you haven't read Hard Magic and Spellbound, and if you have read them, I don't want to spoil any of the fun. The only minor quibble I had with the book w...more
Simona
This is the 3rd and last novel in a series.
It is a peculiar series. I read it would have a bit of a noir taste; at first, I thought it had more of a YA taste: lots of Powers, lots of things happening, lots of heroes everywhere; at this point, it was IMO a 3 stars at best.
But then I realized it wasn't a YA series: it was an Adventure series (with a capital A). I realized I started to read HF when I was a kid, reading the wonderful Emilio Salgari books: "The Black Corsair" series and "Sandokan, th...more
Beanbag Love
Warbound is the third and final installment in Larry Correia's amazing "Grimnoir Chronicals" trilogy. This series is one of my favorites and now that it's over it's going on the keeper shelf for all time. Correia has promised some more material in the world so I have that to look forward to, but I would definitely like to read more about these characters specifically. I don't know if that will happen, but I would be thrilled if we got to see them again.

This book isn't perfect. In fact it's prob...more
Jeff Miller
Wow!

Larry Correia has easily become one of my favorite authors. He had me with the "Monster Hunter International" series. The Grimnoir trilogy totally blew me away.

Correia has the knack like Brian Sanderson for detailed world building with a cohesive and thought out magic system. In some ways this series is like X-Men along with a few of the same themes. The difference is that the actives (the ones with some degree of magical ability) are divided into classes of powers. The main character is a g...more
Nathaniel
I read this series so quickly that I never had time to read any outside news about how many books were in it, and that really helped me enjoy the books. It's easier for me to predict what is going to happen when I know how much time is left in a work (just like you can identify the bad guy in a police procedure based on how much time is left in the episode), and so not knowing how many books were in the series meant I was never sure what the final conflict was going to be. And the emphasis of th...more
Mogsy (MMOGC)
Thank you to Netgalley and Baen for providing me with an e-ARC of Warbound in exchange for an honest review. This is the third book of bestselling author Larry Correia's Grimnoir Chronicles series, and because I had such a blast with the two previous books, I just couldn't wait to get my hands on this one and find out the conclusion!

As you can probably guess, I highly recommend the rest of the novels in this series, Hard Magic and Spellbound -- definitely read those first if you are interested i...more
Nickolas
WARBOUND is the third entry in New York Times Bestselling Author, Larry Correia's urban fantasy epic, Grimnoir Chronicles. Though Larry has suggested the possibility of future books set in the Grimnoirverse, WARBOUND wraps up the particular story arc began with HARD MAGIC (an all time favorite of mine). This is the first time Larry has concluded a series, and so I greeted WARBOUND with much excitement and a degree of reservation. As Larry's fans are well aware, this man knows how to kick off a s...more
Chris Bauer
This is the third and final(?) installment of Correia's "Grimnoir Chronicles" and it is a fitting capstone to a very well-done series. There is a lot to appreciate in this work specifically and the series overall.

- The setting and background are meticulously researched and presented in a very subtle fashion without any "as you know, Bob" or info dump moments, something very difficult to pull off.
- Characters are rich and vibrant without pausing every other chapter to delve into their childhood h...more
Mr. Matt
Warbound is not what anyone would mistake as quality, thought provoking literature; however, it is loads and loads of fun. The book oozes fun and entertainment. It has giant zeppelins, space aliens, magic, giant robots, zombies, death-rays, body snatchers, and more. It has twists and turns. It has the unexpected. It also has "it" - that indefinable thing that makes it virtually impossible to put down as you roll from one scene to the next.

So what makes Warbound so good? First and foremost is wor...more
Becky
A quick and short review:


Yes. I feel the same way, Mr. Burns. This book had some impressive carnage. Very impressive carnage indeed.

I don't know if I can say that this book lived up to my expectations, because... well, I didn't rightly know WHAT to expect. But what there was, I really enjoyed.

I still have the same nitpicks about the reading, but still, on the whole, it was well done, and I'm pleased to report that Pinchot yelled! Yay! I was so proud of him.

Otherwise, I'm not really sure what...more
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 c...more
Elisabeth
I received this e-book as part of the Hugo voting packet. I did not read the first two in the series, because I am lazy and impatient. If I had seen the cover art I wouldn't have touched it with a ten-foot pole - however, I see how it might appeal to the apparent (young male) target audience.

The world reminded me of Boneshaker; there are zepplins and weird steampunk technologies and, for some reason, zombies. The characters reminded me of the X-Men, and also all that 1950s Western sci fi in whic...more
Per Gunnar
This is the third and, I believe, the last installment in the Grimnoir Chronicles by Larry Correia. I have enjoyed all of the books although I still have a preference for his Monster Hunter International series over this one.

The books in this series are all a mix of magic and alternate reality. The first book in this series was quite overwhelming in that sense as far as I am concerned. I am not a great fan of alternate reality stories but the book was still well written in the usual style of Lar...more
J.
Aug 22, 2013 J. rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
4.5 stars.

I was anxious to get to this book so I could close out one of the 93 series I've started and because this is Mr. Correia's first series finale. Also, maybe this means he can finally get back to the Monster Hunter series.

I enjoyed almost everything about the story, the pacing was great, the action plentiful and the ending satisfying.

While listening to this book I learned that the very talented narrator, Bronson Pinchot was Balki on Perfect Strangers. That's just crazy.

Balki

Mr. Pinchot did an...more
Maxine
Warbound is the third and final instalment of the Grimnoir Chronicles. it is an alternate 1930s and Jack Sullivan has gathered a group of Grimnoir knights and has headed to China. Along with Toru, the son of the true Chairman of the Imperium, they plan to unmask the false Chairman who is now aiding the Pathfinder, an alien intent on stealing the power which fuels all magic on earth. Meanwhile, Faye has gone to Europe to find out what her role as Spellbound really means and why the Council is try...more
Susan
The Grimnoir Chroncles are anything but Grim. This series has been a wonderful ride and a real adventure. The diverse magic and likable characters are incomparable to any other fantasy series I have read. Larry Corria has a real knack for creating lovable mavericks, and the imagination behind each characters magic is perfectly ingenuousness. I hope that he finds a place for them in his future writing. I would miss this posse of nonconformists.

Bronson Pinchot is so amazing. It is unbelievable th...more
Diane Daniels
This was a great conclusion to the series. It was somewhat violent as the title suggests. I loved the characters, so I had to find out what happened to them in the finale. There are twists and turns in the plot. There's intrigue and betrayal, love and revenge, and enough magic to destroy or save the world. Things get pretty dicey towards the end. Some characters die and many come very close to death. Sullivan finds love at last. Faye figures out how magic works. The Imperial Guard gets a shake u...more
Jenna
It was an amazing end to an incredible series. There was a certain point where I had to literally stop reading and ask aloud if I had just cheered on a total psychopath. It's that good.

I haven't read a series I've loved this much in an incredibly long time. It never felt like I was wading though it to get back to the good stuff. This series is nothing but good stuff. The world is incredibly well-built and characters make for some strong storytelling.

Larry Correia is firmly cemented as one of my...more
Sean
This was an amazing end to a fantastic trilogy. At the culmination of this book, with a little critical thinking, everything really falls into place.

The author clearly worked a number of themes into the series as it progressed and then made even small, normal ideas from previous books pop as we realize all those small things were being worked, purposefully, to form an absolute masterpiece.

Also refreshing is that this book is (appears to be) the last in the series. A highly relieving break from t...more
Tim Hicks
There's quite a fuss about this book's Hugo Award nomination. Go read about it if you like, but don't let it detract from your enjoyment of the book.

Correia's a right-wing gun-lover, neither of which I am, but I enjoyed this series anyway.

This book demands that you read the first two before tackling it. Just no point otherwise.

Correia has made some rather odd decisions in building his Grimnoir world, but he has done a heckuva job of building his story on them. It's quite consistent, and a lot...more
Gareth Otton

I did not know going into this series that it was actually going to be a trilogy and I expect that if I had I would have felt a little different about both of the previous books. Hard Magic and Spellbound both felt like the first two books in a long running series that slowly dribbled information to the reader and set a steady pace towards an eventual conclusion. They felt like separate stories that travelled in the same direction but were otherwise not closely related other than the fact that t...more
Travis of NNY
I am rating this book a bit higher than I originally planned for one reason. Ninjas! They just snuck into the story and made a brief appearance but because they popped out if no where in a very ninja fashion its good for an extra half star. The best part with this trilogy was the fact each book got better. I was not completely sure my feelings after the first book but am so glad I continued on. I found each book to grow in details and plot strength. An excellent ending to an entertaining series.
Chris Duval
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Leons1701
Yeah, this got a Hugo nomination, because politics. As the conclusion to a trilogy that most Hugo voters probably didn't read and hailing from the currently out of fashion end of the political spectrum, this thing doesn't have a prayer of winning. It's not at all bad, mind you, though a lot of people who were never going to vote for it anyway will be appalled that there are Japanese villains because the existence of racial stereotypes means that now all villains must be white cisgendered America...more
Chrysoula Tzavelas
I'll be honest. I picked up this book in my examination of Hugo nominees expecting to read a few pages and then give up on it. It was a book 3, and it had been nominated as part of a slate of other stories I didn't like, and I don't much like the author as an internet personality.

And I almost did give up. The Prologue is nearly pointless and read weirdly. But the setting interested me. I read a little more. And then a little more. By the time I reached about page 60, I decided I'd at least read...more
Derek Hampton
After reading MHI my expectations where high so I was a bit underwhelmed by the first book. However, each book got progressively better. It's rare that I'm thorough satisfied by the conclusion of a series but the Grimnoir Chronicles delivered. The growth of the characters was steady, the stories built up over the course of the three books, and the ending brought it all together fantastically.
Jon
2014 Hugo Nomination for Best Novel

3-3.5 stars
Shawna
Very good book, and a good finale to the trilogy. Although it leaves plenty of things that I'd like to see explored in more books in this world. Good thing the author has plans for many more stories in this universe.

I'm giving it 4 rather than 5 stars mainly because I didn't like how split up the main group of Grimnoir was. Jake doesn't even share a scene with many of them for the whole time. (view spoiler)...more
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