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(Grimnoir Chronicles #3)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  7,733 ratings  ·  428 reviews
New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author's 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.

Only a handful of people in the world know that mankind’s magic comes from a living cre
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published August 6th 2013 by Baen (first published July 15th 2013)
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Kevin Baker I attended a book signing a couple of months ago, and Larry said that at that time he has 19 books under contract. He has planned another book set in …moreI attended a book signing a couple of months ago, and Larry said that at that time he has 19 books under contract. He has planned another book set in the Hard Magic universe, but it's way down the list. This is a standalone trilogy.(less)

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Tim The Enchanter
Posted to The Literary

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
Mr. Matt
Jun 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Beanbag Love
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Rating of the whole series: 15/15

When I started reading this series I was extremely excited. As a non-Murican, I always liked stories set in the 30's US, as things were extremely different here back then. It's just an era that is interesting to me and when I read this one has fantasy elements and even some minimal steampunk in that era I couldn't help myself.
It was such a great idea. I very rarely ever read multiple books of the same series right after each other, but I did it with Hard Magi
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  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
J.   ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Mar 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, brad-burned
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.


Mr. Pinchot did a
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
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
May 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Nov 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Matt Spaulding
Mar 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
I think this is the best book in the series. It definitely has the best writing and the best story. It also has the least involvement of the "Faye" character, who I find absolutely intolerable. ...more
Skylar Phelps
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
A high caliber, rowdy urban fantasy/alternate history.

Oh man, that was fun! This whole series exceeded my expectations and really packed a punch. And this last one topped the trilogy. Larry Correia, I’ve got to read more of your stuff.

I highly recommend these books to fantasy fans who are looking for something well out of the norm. You probably haven’t read anything quite like this.
May 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was the final book in the Grimnoir Chronicles. It wraps up the story nicely and I enjoyed it a lot. While I haven’t enjoyed this series as much as Correia’s MHI series; it was a well done series and action packed.

I listened to this on audiobook and the narration is well done. I still have some trouble hearing some of the really low pitched character voices with the road noise in my car; but that’s something I have gotten used to over the series. Aside from that, the narrator does an excelle
Jeff Miller
Aug 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing

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
Chris Bauer
Sep 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Mary Catelli
The third book of the Grimnoir Chronicles. Serious spoilers ahead for Hard Magic and Spellbound.

Indeed, after a flashback to the first fight with the Pathfinder, it opens with Faye secretly watching Whisper's funeral. Fortunately, she's noticed and manages to catch the Grimnoir elder who raised Whisper after her family was murdered. She wants him to try to train her, even though she knows he thinks she's too dangerous to live.

Meanwhile, Jake Sullivan is filling up an airship with all sorts of sp
Jul 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So sorry to have finished this trilogy, but the ending was epic. I love the characters and am going to have a hard time leaving them behind. My timing for reading this series couldn't have been more perfect though, since there are two little audio shorts to ease my withdrawal pains. And the one with a member of the next generation gives me hope that maybe we'll get a little more from this fabulous world that is a mash up of alternate history, magic, sci if, and detective noir, wrapped up in some ...more
Ben Truong
Warbound is the third and final book in the Grimnoir Chronicles series written by Larry Correia and centered on Jake Sullivan, war hero, private eye, and an ex-con.

That first section of the book mostly follows Jake Sullivan, leader of the attack against the Pathfinder's master, recruiting and organizing his attack force from Grimnoir volunteers and other sources in order to do so.

Several of the sections followed Faye Vierra, an Active who has been given the gift/curse of the Spellbound so that s
Kat  Hooper
Apr 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
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 po
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A strong end to a scary foe

Sad to lose friends but oh how they went.
Dec 09, 2020 rated it liked it
I think this was a sufficiently enjoyable conclusion to the series. I'm somewhat sad that this is the last of the books in this universe, but not heartbroken about it.

I think if you liked the other books you'll like this one as well.

3.5 of 5 stars
A very satisfying end to the trilogy. I highly recommend reading this series.
Dave Hay
Dec 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
Hard Magic was the first ever fantasy book I ever read/ listened to, and I was stunned. I have now finished a fitting end to a great trilogy. It might have done enough to try the bigger series in this genre. Warbound is possibly the weakest of the trilogy, but a trilogy is a trilogy ( unless its starwars).
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Per Gunnar
Jul 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
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
What a great series with a great narrator. Faye, Francis, Jake, Toro, Lance, and many other old and new actives go after the Pathfinder in order to stop its master from sucking all the magic power out of the earth. Faye, while still enjoying killing bad guys, grows into a very mature young woman. Jake falls in love with a diminutive active who can control fire (she went after him). This was a great end to the alternative universe series. And it is even quite relevant to today's political situati ...more
Wayne McCoy
Jun 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
'Warbound' by Larry Correia is the third and final book in the Grimnoir Chronicles. It's a big crazy novel with lots of improbable stuff going on, but I love the way it weaves real history in with events in the series.

The Power is an interdimensional monster that wants to destroy the world, or at least remove the magic from it. Standing in The Power'sway is former P.I. Jake Sullivan who is an Active, part of a group of people who have extraordinary powers that are classified kind of like in comp
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, sci-fi
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
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Larry Correia (born 1977) is the New York Times bestselling author of the Monster Hunter International series, the Grimnoir Chronicles, and the thriller Dead Six.

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Grimnoir Chronicles (3 books)
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