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on 24 March 2017
The Chairman is dead ! Or is he ? Who or what is behind the kamikase attacks ?
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on 19 July 2014
Quandary. I bought this on a whim and enjoyed it. Bought the two other books in the series. Enjoyed them. Then discovered the author is the kind of extreme right wing, gun loving American that is almost a caricature. Had I known that before purchase I probably wouldn't have bought them (we all have our biases). All I can say is that the Grimnoir Chronicles series is excellent and the third book, Warbound, deserves its place in the running for a science fiction Hugo award 2014 (which has generated controversy because of who the author is). Right wing SF authors are not rare (Robert Heinlein comes to mind). But Larry Correia seems to have generated much hate because he is unapologetic and aggressive in his beliefs. Oh well. I continue to enjoy the books. They are nicely done, well plotted and paint a coherent alternate history world where magic meets film noir. Doubt whether I would go out for a drink with the author, though.
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on 14 December 2011
This continues the story of the Knights of the Grimnoir and their foes. The background is very well realised alternative 1930s USA: where period technology are magic mix. Here magic users are prevalent, being specialised into a number of talents - such as "Heavies" who possess super-strength. However most are de-facto second class citizens and suffer from public and government suspicion. The main plot revolves around an attempt to harvest these skills for a nefarious organisation. One minor issue is that a major sub-plot is continued onto the next book. Recommended.
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on 2 February 2016
Great fun. A well imagined world. Plenty of action and humour. Have now read the entire series. I had misgivings about the series having found them after reading the monster hunter international books. Not really into 'magic action books', or at least I wasn't.
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on 20 February 2012
Just as the first book in the series (Hard Magic), this book is great. The twist on `real' history is really good and the humour made me laugh out loud. Can't wait for the next one.
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