As Dieselpunk grows so does the number of Dieselpunk novels. I'm pleased to say that Dieselpunk has a fantastic literary series written by author Larry Correia called The Grimnoir Chronicles.
Correia is a New York Times bestselling author who is best known for his Monster Hunter International series, which received widespread praise. His mastery of writing is quickly evident in the first of his Grimnoir Chronicles titled Hard Magic: Book 1 of the Grimnoir Chronicles.
According to the summery on the book's cover:
"Jake Sullivan is a war hero, a private eye—and an ex-con. He’s free because he has a magical talent and the Feds often need his help in apprehending criminals with their own magical talents. But the last operation he was sent on went completely wrong, and Delilah Jones, an old friend of Jake's in happier times, had too much magical muscle with her, too much muscle for the cops to handle, even with Jake's help.
It got worse. Jake found out that not only have the Feds been lying to him, but there was a secret war being waged by opposing forces of magic users. Worst of all, he had attracted the attention of one side's ruthless leaders – who were of the opinion that Jake was far too dangerous to be permitted to live…"
I can say that this novel is pure, quality 100% Dieselpunk. Correia has created a Dark Ottensian Dieselpunk world set in the 1930's with an alternative history full of airship transport trains, corporate fat cats, mobsters, international espionage, and magic. He even throws in a few airship pirates, which should make any Steampunk readers happy. The story is very well written with excitement and surprises throughout the novel.
Correia has released the sequel titled Spellbound: Book II of the Grimnoir Chronicles. You can purchase both novels in the series through Amazon.Com.