Hard Magic

by wfgodbold

Larry Correia‘s newest book starts his new series off with a bang.

Hard Magic is the first book in the Grimnoir Chronicles, which are set in an alternate 1930s where some people are gifted with magical powers; some can heal, some can control gravity, some can teleport, etc.

The novel follows (mainly) the path of Jake Sullivan, a veteran, ex-con, and so-called “Heavy” who can change the effect of gravity in his surroundings. He’s different enough from Owen Pitt in personality for their physical similarities to be overlooked, and is a bit of a determinator.

Several historical figures make appearances (some are just cameos, while others have larger parts to play), and the world as a whole holds together. The magic system seems consistent, and the brief quotes at the beginning of each chapter do a good job of fleshing out the history and universe.

The action is well written, the gun porn is gratuitous and period-correct (as far as I could tell), and I’m looking forward to the sequel.

What better recommendation could you ask for?

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