Hard Magic: Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someone to go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.
Problems arise when Jake discovers the bad girl behind the robberies is an old friend, and he happens to know her magic is just as powerful as his. And the Feds have plunged Jake into a secret battle between powerful cartels of magic-users - a cartel whose ruthless leaders have decided that Jake is far too dangerous to live.
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|Listening Length||16 hours and 22 minutes|
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|Audible.com Release Date||May 03, 2011|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #8,987 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#18 in Alternate History Science Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#89 in Alternate History Science Fiction (Books)
#120 in Contemporary Fantasy
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The only reason I didn't give this book 5 stars is that it reads like a graphic novel. The dialogue is stilted and compares to that of the Star Wars films. This is not a book that requires any deep thinking on the part of the reader nor will you be rolling the plot around in your mind once you have finished the book. It is mind candy, a guilty pleasure you can enjoy for what it is and escape the reality of life. If that is what you are looking for and enjoy then I highly recommend this book.
The characters are comic book material but that's the joy of it. Just sit back and enjoy the pantheon of characters as they come onto the stage. The storyline is epic and draws you in as well as the heartstring pull of our main character.
As usual, the violence is not graphic, the romance is clean, and the language is PG at worst. It is so nice to find clean reads these days. I highly recommend this book, this series, and this author. I met him at a local convention and he is very cool to speak with about anything.
Anyway, Larry Correia, I apologize for sticking my nose up in the air. Thank you for writing these great books. Give them a try people.
The title is accurate. What if magic suddenly appeared in the world, and it made hard logical sense? What would such a world look like? How would some people be different, and what adventures might they have?
When you finish, you'll be hungry for more. A good thing he wrote two sequels!
One more comment. Look out for the cameos. The book is filled with them, and they're wonderful.
Top reviews from other countries
However this book is just great. GREAT! The book starts as several separate stories of the main characters and slowly tangles into one story. The book is packed with action, quick paced, character portraits are bold and vivid. The classic fight against good and evil is not left to one hero, but to a team of people who are united for that one reason.
I have just bought the second part of the series and I would recommend this book to people who enjoy fantasy action books.
Set in a world where PSI powers have become more prominent in the last hundred years there are international tensions and effectively an undeclared war which the heroes are involved with. Unlike one reviewer I didn't find switching between primary characters a problem as it allowed characters and the story line to develop. I can't wait to start reading the rest of the series.