Hard Magic — Book One in The Grimnoir Chronicles trilogy.
Details About[edit | edit source]
The first book in Larry Correia's groundbreaking Grimnoir Chronicles series, magic is real, World War 2 never happened and a secret society strives to prevent the utter annihilation of our world by sinister forces.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Jake Sullivan is a war hero, a private investigator and an ex-con. He's free because he has a magical talent, being able to alter the force of gravity in himself and objects in his vicinity. The Federal Bureau of Investigation calls on him when they need his help in apprehending criminals with their own magical talents. But the last operation he was sent on went wrong and Delilah Jones, the woman the G-Men were after (and who happens to be an old flame of Jakes in happier times) had a lot of magical muscle with her, too much for the cops to handle, even with Jakes help.
Then it gets worse, Jake finds out that the Feds lied to him about Delilah being a murderer and they lied about this being his last job for them, he's too good at what he does for them to just let him go.
Jake sets out on his own to find out the truth of things and discovers that there is a more to what is going on than it appears. There is a secret war being waged by opposing forces of magic-users and Jake finds himself drawn into the conflict in order to get the answers to his questions.
Characters[edit | edit source]
- "Heavy" Jake Sullivan- Gravity manipulator
- Sally Faye Vierra- Teleporter (Traveler)
- General John "Blackjack" Pershing- Telepath (reader) and Leader of the American Branch of the Grimnoir Society
- John Moses Browning- Inventor (Cog)
- Lance Talon- Animal Control (Beastie)
- Francis Cornelius Stuyvesant II- Telekinetic (Mover)
- Henrich Koenig- Phasing (Fade)
- "Travelling Joe" Vierra- Teleporter, Adoptive grandfather of Sally Faye
- Okubo Tokugawa- Chairman of the Imperial Council ("The Chairman")
- Matthew "Mr. Madi" Sullivan- Gravity Manipulator, Imperium Iron Guard, Brother to Jake
- Rokusaburo- Density Manipulator, Imperium Iron Guard
- Daniel Garrett- Mental Manipulation (Mouth)
- Jane Harkness- Healer
- Cornelius Stuyvesant- Telekinetic, Richest man in the world, CEO United Blimp and Freight, grandfather to Francis
- Lenny Torrio- Finder, Mobster
- Christopher Harkness- Plague bearer (pale horse)
- Isaiah Rawls- Telepath (reader)
- "Pirate" Bob Southunder- Weather Manipulator
- Wesley "Barnstormer" Dalton (Barns)- Probability Manipulation (Lucky)