Take My Money! Entertain Me!

OK, I’ve just finished Larry Correia‘s latest, Warbound: Book III of the Grimnoir Chronicles eARC (Electronic Advanced Reader Copy).

This is not my normal cuppa tea. I’m not a particular fan of… well, I was going to say “fantasy,” but that brings up images of orcs and elves and stuff, and The Grimnoir Chronicles does not fit into that genre. It’s literally unlike anything I’ve ever read, but it does have magic! Let me see if I can find Tam’s description of the earlier two books in the series… Here it is:

See, Larry writes stories about people. People with complex drives and goals and motives, who don’t always categorize easily into ‘heroes’ and ‘villains’. People you care about. The fact that they’re people that run around on top of a zeppelin shooting teleporting ninjas with shotguns is just a bonus.

It’s a genre-defying storyline, and probably one of the more original I’ve read in a long time. It’s got the magic thing, sure, but it’s also well-researched alternate history, with a sort of superhero flavor… Imagine a prose version of The Watchmen, but with fedoras and Tommy guns, and a supporting cast that runs from Buckminster Fuller to Black Jack Pershing. And the thing with shooting the teleporting ninjas on the dirigible with shotguns, which will make you realize that, no matter how highbrow your tastes, sometimes you need to just shut up and eat your awesome.

I’ve read all of the Monster Hunter series and his joint effort with Mike Kupari, Dead Six

At this point I will read anything that man writes, including his grocery lists.

Larry announced recently that his writing has allowed him to quit his normal dayjob as an accountant to concentrate full time on writing.

Faster, Larry.  Take my money!  Entertain me!!

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