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Monster Hunter International

original cover by Oleg Volk

Monster Hunter International 


Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a fourteenth story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. 

It turns out that monsters are real.  All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows.  Officially secret, some of them are evil, and some are just hungry.  On the other side are the people who kill monsters for a living.  Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business.     

And now Owen is their newest recruit.  It’s actually a pretty sweet gig, except for one little problem.  An ancient entity known as the Cursed One has returned to settle a centuries old vendetta.  Should the Cursed One succeed, it means the end of the world, and MHI is the only thing standing in his way.  With the clock ticking towards Armageddon, Owen finds himself trapped between legions of undead minions, belligerent federal agents, a cryptic ghost who has taken up residence inside his head, and the cursed family of the woman he loves.

Business is good…

Welcome to Monster Hunter International. 

MHI was a huge hit, and made the Entertainment Weekly and Locus bestseller lists. It is now in its fourth printing.

First Seven Chapters posted for free at Baen’s Webscriptions

From Barnes & Noble Buy Monster Hunter International here

From Amazon Buy Monster Hunter International here


Baen cover by Alan Pollack.




Monster Hunter Vendetta: 

Available now in E-Book.  Paperback coming September 2010.

Cover by Alan Pollack


Accountant turned professional monster hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, managed to stop the nefarious Old One’s invasion plans last year, but as a result made an enemy out of one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Now an evil death cult known as the Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition wants to capture Owen in order to gain the favor of the great Old Ones.

The Sample Chapters for free:

From Barnes & Noble Buy Monster Hunter Vendetta here

From Amazon Buy Monster Hunter Vendetta here

Book One of the Grimnoir Chronicles:  Hard Magic 


Coming in trade paperback May 2, 2011 from Baen Books. 




Art by Zachary Hill. Cover forthcoming.


Cover for Hard Magic, by Alan Pollack

 Jake Sullivan is a war hero, a private eye—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, and the 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 along to help with went completely wrong, and Delilah Jones, the woman the G-men were after, who just happened to be an old friend of Jake’s in happier times, had a lot of magical muscle with her, too much muscle for the cops to handle, even with Jake’s help.


Seven Free Sample Chapters: 

From Barnes & Noble Buy Hard Magic here

From Amazon Buy Hard Magic here



Earl Harbinger may be the leader of Monster Hunter International, but he’s also got a secret. Nearly a century ago, Earl was cursed to be werewolf.  When Earl receives word that one of his oldest foes, a legendarily vicious werewolf that worked for the KGB, has mysteriously appeared in the remote woods of Michigan, he decides to take care of some unfinished business. But another force is working to bring about the creation of a whole new species of werewolf. When darkness falls, the final hunt begins, and the only thing standing in their way is a handful of locals, a lot of firepower, and Earl Harbinger’s stubborn refusal to roll over and play dead.

cover by Alan Pollack

The Sample Chapters for free: At Baen Webscriptions

From Barnes & Noble Buy Monster Hunter Alpha here

From Amazon Buy Monster Hunter Alpha here


 Michael Valentine, veteran and former member of an elite private military company, has been recruited by the government to conduct a secret counter-terror operation in the Persian Gulf nation of Zubara. The unit is called Dead Six. Their mission is to take the fight to the enemy and not get caught. 

Lorenzo, assassin and thief extraordinaire, is being blackmailed by the world’s most vicious crime lord. His team has to infiltrate the Zubaran terrorist network and pull off an impossible heist or his family will die. When Dead Six compromises his objective, Lorenzo has a new job: Find and kill Valentine.

As allegiances are betrayed and the nation descends into a bloody civil war, Lorenzo and Valentine must face off.  Two men. Two missions. Only one will win. 

The Sample Chapters for free: At Baen Webscriptions

From Barnes & Noble Buy Dead Six here

From Amazon Buy Dead Six here


Cover by Kurt Miller.


Dark fantasy goes hardboiled in #2 of the hard-hitting Grimnoir Chronicles by the New York Times best-selling creator of Monster Hunter International. The Grimnoir Society’s mission is to protect people with magic, and they’ve done so—successfully and in secret—since the mysterious arrival of the Power in the 1850s. But when a magical assassin makes an attempt on the life of President Franklin Roosevelt, the crime is pinned on the Grimnoir. The knights must become fugitives while they attempt to discover who framed them.

Things go from bad to worse when Jake Sullivan, former P.I. and knight of the Grimnoir, receives a telephone call from a dead man—a man he helped kill. Turns out the Power jumped universes because it was fleeing from a predator that eats magic and leaves destroyed worlds in its wake. That predator has just landed on Earth.

The Sample Chapters for free: At Baen Webscriptions

From Barnes & Noble Buy Spellbound here

From Amazon Buy Spellbound here

Coming September 2012, Monster Hunter Legion

The Sample Chapters for free: At Baen Webscriptions

From Barnes & Noble Buy Monster Hunter Legion – Limited Signed Edition here

From Amazon Buy Monster Hunter Legion – Limited Signed Edition here

Into the Storm (2)




Son of the Black Sword


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A hardcover omnibus of my first 3 Monster Hunter novels.

The Sample Chapters for free: At Baen Webscriptions

From Barnes & Noble Buy The Monster Hunters here

From Amazon Buy The Monster Hunters here

And Hard Magic has been translated into French:

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  1. Larry,
    SWEAR to me that you will be selling MHI patches as well as the book. You put that logo on a pin and a hat and I’ll take two of each!

    1. hey, i’m a reader of bean books authors. i read your sample liked it and then picked up the book. IT WAS SWEET.
      i normally only read military sif-fi or books more into the sciences. anyhow. I WANT A PATCH TOO. oh and pins ^^

      1. Larry, I’m about 2/3 through Dead Six and love it, can’t wait for more!

        Hey, I managed to sell a kidney and bought a copy of your self-published MHI. Now I’d like to send it to you for an autograph. Same with my copy of MHA. Going to start Spellbound as soon as I finish DS.

        Any movement on a HB special edition of MHI? I vote for an embossed leather cover.

    2. I will totally buy the patch, this made me stop loving Van Helsing and replace him with the better hunter, OWEN!!!

    3. First, this page needs to be updated. I don’t see Warbound up there anywhere. Which brings me to the next point…

      Promote more/better! Until Google cards directed me to a fisking post (Google knows I keep a wary eye on SJW articles and sci-fi) I didn’t recognize your name (bad, I know, I’ve been buying every MHI book as soon as it hit paperback).

      I didn’t know your other series were yours (I’ve passed up Hard Magic dozens of times because noir is a hit or miss genre for me, I honestly dislike the cover, and the back did NOT mention magic ninja zeppelin fight… would’ve had my money sooner if you’d led with that).

      I just picked up the whole Grimnoir trilogy the other night because you mentioned it in the midst of the many Best of MHN posts I’ve been binge reading since. I’ve already flagged that as “wait for a weekend before starting, because I probably won’t want to stop for distractions like work or sleep”.

      … Still debating whether to check out Dead Six (I strongly prefer sci/fantasy in my mil-fic) but don’t you have a sequel for that out as well?

      1. The sequel is Swords of Exodus. The last book is Alliance of Shadows, out in October.

        Sadly there are entire career fields devoted to “promote more/better” so when you crack the code of how to make that super easy, let all those marketing people know. 🙂

        1. More/better promotion:

          In keeping with your philosophy of “it ain’t stupid if it works”…

          1. Fisk more things that deserve fisking. That brought me here.

          2. Keep finding ways to mention things like “magic ninja fight on zeppelin” in casual conversation. I just bought three books because of that one comment.

          3. Profit (GET PAID)

          4. Update this page as new works are upcoming/released.

          5. See if Baen will spring for a stand in the front of the bookstores to show off your full catologue in one place. As is, your impressive range of genres has your works scattered across the store.

          6. Most important: keep writing entertaining books (you know this, but it bears repeating for the audience’s sake) ????

          7. (optional) Win the DragonCon award (Beating out a Jim Butcher book won’t be easy, but it should get some attention)

          For the TL:DR marketing student: find someone who writes as well as Larry Correia, sell his books, profit. ????

        2. Bom Dia Larry,
          I am currently on book 3 of the Grimnoir Chronicles audiobook. Man, I love this series! I’m new to your work and ended up listening to Hard Magic because I’m a big fan of Bronson Pinchot and I was looking at a list of books he narrated, and hard Magic seemed interesting. I’m glad I did, I had a great time with them. I’m going to try the Monster Hunter books next. Being that I’m currently on the last Grimnoir book, I was wondering if you had any plans for any more books in the series? Thank you.

  2. I’m with the crowd in that I need a patch as well as the book. I juyst found your blog and it’s already one of my favorites. Can’t wait for MHI!

  3. I’ll be taking preorders on the book probably around the end of October, with it being out around the new year.

    I was thinking about doing signed copies and patches for everybody on the preorder.

    1. Hey Larry I am a huge fan and the one responsible for getting your book on the California reading list, even if it was only for a few school. But the kids love it, its a though neighborhood and the girls like the the the female characters in the books aren’t in need of constant rescue plus the boy just like anthing that goes boom. Anyway I was wondering if you’d put out any sample chapters for “Monster Hunter Legion” or how I can get on the preorder list. Thanks for you time and all the great books!

    2. Hello! I know that I am years behind everyone else but I just wanted to say that I devoured all 7 MHI books. Now I am lost and don’t know what else to read. I want the Shackleford~Pitt era to go on. There is so much more to go with on Franks, Stricken, Earl, Red, Julie, Owen, and now, baby Ray……Are there going to be anymore books?

      1. Shhhh! Nagging the International Lord Of Hate is counter-productive! He’s been known to take days off from writing and paint miniatures, just to spite nagging fans.

        What part of International Lord Of Hate did you not understand? 😛

  4. Remember to make a (slight) variant of the patch for the members of the Order of the PreOrder. When you later sell thousands of patches to your adoring fans, the originals will remain special.

  5. OH YEAH! I’ve been waiting for this one for over a year now. Put me down for a book and patch times 2. I think that the Marine!goth would like a set, too.

    I follow your stories (and LawDog’s) over on THR, though I don’t post there. (lurkersRus)

  6. 1895 was the founding of Monster Hunter International.

    I should have a date set for the preorder in the next few days.

  7. 1895 was the founding of Monster Hunter International.

    I should have a date set for the preorder in the next few days.

  8. Cant wait for the pre-order, loved the Nightcrawler stuff…cant wait for MHI. I want a patch too!
    oh, and HK hates me because I suck!

  9. I’m really interested in the book, and I’d love to have a patch like that.

    HK hates me because I don’t buy their stuff.

  10. Larry,

    I need one of those MHI patches for my Flight Suit. Oh, and I’m in for a book as well. I will be pre-ordering as well, provided I can get online when it opens.

    I forsee this opening up a lot more “what caliber for XX mythical beast” discussions on THR

  11. Looks brilliant so far. Think I’ll have to have one of each of those. Back to the top of the page to order.

  12. I have snail mailed you a check and I am looking forward to the patch and the book.

    I really liked your MHI sample chapter and so did the Wife!

    I have not followed your Nightcrawler series on THR due to my place of employment blocking the THR website. I will need to back track and start reading them in my off hours. I did read a few beginning chapters when it first came out before it got blocked. It was excellent reading.


  13. Just found out about the new novel today!Looks good, in fact I’ll snail mail an order out in the a.m. tomorrow . Do you still have any patches?

  14. Just finished your book, its a wild ride! I loved it.

    Guns, Monsters, Heroes, Villians, & the hero gets the girl. What more is there in a book?

    Looking forward to the next one, hopefully OZP doesn’t get beat up so much in the second one. I was starting to have sympathy pains for him LOL!!

  15. Larry, I repeat… you’re a Evil Bastard.

    I had a VERY difficult time putting that book down!! And now I’ve got to wait until you write another…

    OK, in all seriousness, I’m VERY impressed in MHI – even more so when I realize that it’s a first book! That’s getting a permanent place on my bookshelf.

    And I’d still like to know when MHI is recruiting for their next class…

  16. I LOVED your book! it was easily the best thing I’ve read in a long time. Please tell me you have plans for a sequel or ten!

  17. Great book! Excellant charactors, good plot and very funny dialogue.

    Best of luck on the sequel.

    I can’t decide if the patch goes on my bug out bag or rifle case.

  18. Larry-reading the book right now. Good stuff, and a great change of pace from Clausewitz, Colin Gray, and the National Counter Terrorism Strategy that I have to read for class.

    Question: What made you decide on the SCAR-H for the cover?

  19. I wish I had bought the preorder with the patch. so far it has circled through 3/4ths of my family and we all agree HBO miniseries.

    I look forward to the continuation.

    Harbinger and Franks are still my favs.

  20. Hey, I’m Ben’s friend and I work with him. Awesome book man. Can’t wait for the next. One question though. Send me an email on it if you would. In the end someone dies whos’s name is Gus. I can’t remember him from any where in the book. Who is htat guy? P.S. You killed me with the orcs and and the painted white hands on the armor.

  21. You, sir, are an evil, evil man. 0525. That’s when I got to *sleep* this morning.

    Loved the Sluggy Freelance reference on Boone’s team patch.

    When’s the sequel?

  22. Wow!!! What a great book!! I have had to force myself to stop reading and get sleep, but its so good i wanted to just finish in one reading. I can’t wait for the sequel!! I would love to see you get it made into a movie. I would and so would the rest of my family be glued to our chairs. I am telling everyone that I know to read this book!!!

  23. Larry,

    awesome book! Saw it mentioned first at MadOgre, did some research, and next thing I know the BBT is dropping a box from Amazon filled with the book world’s equivalent of crack cocaine. Read it from cover to cover in one night – seems to be a common theme in the comments.

    Can’t wait for the sequel! WRITE FASTER!!!

  24. Larry,

    Glad I picked up your book at the last gun show – it was nice talking with you. I finished the book today and absolutely loved it! I can’t wait for MHI 2 to be published – I echo the sentiments above – WRITE FASTER!!!

    Thanks for a great read. I want a patch as well, gonna look nice on my Multi-Cam TRUs.

    So, since I don’t have another MHI novel to read, I have been renting every zombie/vampire movie I can get my hands on. I’m even playing online zombie games (The Last Stand parts 1 and 2) – and

    These should keep your readers entertained for a bit! Thanks again Larry – keep up the good work!

  25. No hard cover release? I have a huge library. I am a voracious reader. I keep every book I buy and read. I’ve never liked to buy paperbacks because they don’t last.

    Although I work and teach in the Information Technology field, I’m old school when it comes to books. I want to hold a good, hard cover book in my hand not some cheap paperback that will fall apart in a year and I can’t stand reading PDFs, Ebooks etc.

    I hear a lot of good about your book. Any chance of getting a hardback version?


  26. Larry;

    I’m a regular over at Baen’s Bar, and already registered as a customer at Webscriptions.
    PLEASE tell me I’ll be able to pick up hat and patch along with my eBook and dead tree versions?

  27. Hi Larry! I am a14 year old girl with a passion for monsters, guns and anything weird and dangerous. I am reading MHI for the again and it seems better this time around! But I have a question: What is a Luska? You mentioned it a couple of times in the book and its been bugging me. Nothing comes up when I google search it and I can’t find anything on wikipedia. Is it something you made up? Please tell me! I’m going insane!! (Actually I already went insane, but thats not my point)

    P.S. MHI is possibly the best book I have ever read and I would just like to say that Owen Z. Pitt would murder Harry Potter.

      1. I understand it is a half Octopus half Shark that can travel across land in search of unwary prey to pull down the deep holes to feed upon.

  28. Yo, semi-shaved-sasquatch-dude…

    Monster Hunter NEEDS a Facebook page… Get it started, and the buzz will grow further, until it eats Minneapolis, or something like that… Or maybe Omaha…

  29. Finished the book in one sitting, my eyes were sore and my wife was a bit irritated but it was worth it.

    Thank You, it’s hard to find a good read these days.

  30. WOW! I have gone through 3/4 of this book in 2 days. Simply amazing! I am starting to dread that the book has to end. Please tell me you are working on a sequel.

      1. number 2 is better than the first one !!!!!!!!!! love the series already have the first 3 waiting on number 4

  31. I just recieved and read the book today. Literally could not put it down. I ate pizza while reading it. I shot a .22 revolver while holding it in my left hand. I cleaned guns while reading it.

    Finally finished it a little while ago. Very good book, great all the way through, especially the end.

  32. Larry,
    Hardware from THR here, just bought the ebook of MHI from webscriptions. I’ll let you know once i’ve burned through my copy this weekend. Looking forward to a good read. Now, where can I get that MHI patch?

  33. I just read the book from cover to cover. I could not put it down! Great job! It’s nice to read a book from an author that actually knows his weapons and uses correct terms and grammer! Thank you for writing a kick ass book!
    If you can…shoot me an email so I can mail you some money for four patches!
    Congrats again!

  34. I just put down MHI- loved it! One of the most fun reads I’ve had in years. Great characters and funny as hell- especially the epilogue! Can’t wait to read your next book.

  35. i m not sure if it is physically possible for a book to get any better than MHI. cant wait for number 2!

  36. hey, about the beyonet, wouldnt it make more sense for the flat of the blade to be silver rather than the top edge?

  37. Larry, needs more monsters, demons, and etc.
    So everybody start sending in the folklore from your family back grounds.
    Just kidding, Larry, but it is a thought for you. Not that you need much help, me thinks.
    Great book, fun read and a great sense of humor.
    I will be giving all my friends brand new copies of their own. Usually I just pass on my copy but not now.

  38. I’d pay some $ to get a patch for my paintballl gear! Just reading the book now. Only 9 chapeters in and I’m hooked hard. Awesome book! I haven’t read such an enjoyable urban fantasy fiction since I started Dresden Files.
    I’m already recommending the book to friends and I haven’t gotten finished.

  39. Da*n good read. If John Steakley had written the Phoenix Force series, it would have come out something like MHI (yes, that’s a compliment). Here’s hoping for a sequel.

  40. Mr. Correia-

    Bought this book yesterday, just finished it. Simply awesome. Also, very nice touches on putting local cities in, it makes the background seem natural for those of who live in the area.

  41. I absolutely loved this book and I’m hoping that you make it into a series. I also look forward to reading some more of your work soon.

  42. Any possibility of a Smokin’ Elvis patch?

    Terrific read… I’m chomping at the bit for the sequel(s…?)

  43. Excellent bit of reading and lots of fun. As a Southern currently residing in Alabama, I can only say ‘Thank You’ for making Alabama the home base for MHI.

    I’m pretty sure I’ve seen both Elves and Orc in the past few years. Gotta get out near Three Notch or Ox Level and see if I can find some new friends.

    I’m pondering some ‘Skippy the Orc’ gear. Using Skippy peanut butter-style lettering. That should get some appropriately confused looks. 🙂

    Keep writing and we’ll keep reading. Thanks for a sub-culture worth being a part of.


  44. Great review Larry .. great book, I have not been able to put it down.

    Only problem is I’m not right wing, I’m a left wing gun nut .. am I still allowed to read your books? 😉

  45. Andrew, if I wasn’t allowed to watch movies from people I disagreed with politcally, I sure wouldn’t watch very many movies! 🙂

  46. for future MHI book
    People who do not have “problems with authority” are more likely to be dominated by vampires or other monsters. Thus agents of the Monster Control Bureau are more likely to be victims. When this study gets out the shit really hits the fan. It is suggested that the MCB bias against private hunters is monster induced.

  47. Mr Correia,

    I picked up a copy of MHI last night and it was amazing! It was the best read Ive had in years. I look forward to your next work(s).

    I’ll be ordering a few patches for my girls.


  48. Just finished “MHI”. . . I needed a book to take on vacation and my brother lent me his copy. I made a face when he said it was about monsters, but he assured me that I would love this one. Love it, I did. . .imaginative, witty, funny, full of surprises. I love the “Enchanted Forest”. . . it reminds me of some of my lazy, generation-welfare relatives. . . including the beer, wrestling, and the can’t-wait-till-the-first-of-the-month government check! GREAT book. . . it needs to be made into a movie. That would ROCK!!!

    1. I read this a while back, and it was like watching a damn good movie. This really needs to be made into one. Make me director and you’ll have a blockbuster on your hands.

  49. Larry-

    A friend of mine who reads your blog regularly sent me your book in the mail. No note, just the book. Knowing him like I do, I knew his silence meant “just read it and thank me later.” Sure enough, I loved it, and I’m not much of a fiction guy…short attention-span, but I couldn’t put it down. It’s like Harry Potter for the NRA set.

    Can’t wait for the sequel.

  50. Burned through MHI in the course of a few days. Way to go Larry! I saw this one in the bookstore and was sold by the blurb on the inside cover. It didn’t let me down, not one time. Looking forward to more of your writing, whether that is MHI2 or something else!

  51. Picked up your book just because the cover caught my attention. Awesome read!!!! Now hurry up and work on the sequel! BTW, please throw some Californians into the MHI for me. Not all of us are weirdos…fine, we are. That just makes us more suitable right? HEHEHE

  52. Really enjoying the book so far (about half way through). What caught my eye was the similarity in concept to Pollotta’s Bureau 13 books. Inspiration? Coincidence? Just curious as the execution is obviously quite different and I like them both.

    1. I hadn’t read Bureau 13 until a bunch of folks pointed the same thing out to me. Same thing with the Dresden Files.

  53. Larry,
    You are truly a god among fiction writers. MHI launched itself to the gold medallist platform in my heart’s booklympics by the third chapter and I’m fairly certain has claimed the weapons-grade-uranium medal now that I’ve finished (so good it’s Radioactive!) I’m recommending it to… Everyone. Also, if you’re ever in Portland, Oregon, you need to meet my buddy Matt and hit the quarries for some high velocity entertainment.
    God Bless, M.

  54. Wow! All I can say is “WOW!”
    I got your book as an afterthought when I couldn’t find another I was looking for.

    I started reading at 5 pm last night and then, when I looked up, it was 1:30 am! I am almost through!

    When is part 2 coming out?

    Larry L.

      1. Do you have any other works that I can look for? Having read Weber, Williamson, Ringo, Butcher (my 4 favorite 🙂 I want to say that you have become one of them (now 5 favorite).

        I really like this book! Thanks for the adventure! But I am not thru yet. I am just at the place where the Mom comes back and seduces Owen.

        WoW, just WOW!

        I haven’t look at your site much, but do you have an other works already published or on the way?


        Larry L.

        1. Larry,

          I’ve only got the one published. MHV has been sold, and will be out in Fall 2010. I’ve got another series, alternative history/fantasy set in 1932 called The Grimnoir Chronicles. The first book is finished, and I’m trying to sell that to Baen now. It is called Hard Magic. Then I’ve got a third series (thriller) which I am cowriting with another author named Mike Kupari. The first book, Dead Six, is about 90% done, but Mike is on active duty, so that makes it tough.

          If you go to the My Fiction tab up top, it has some other miscellaneous things I’ve written.

  55. Just incredible!
    I was glued to the story. My wife was in tears because
    I wasn’t paying her any attention. She was mad!

    But now that I am thru all is well!

    I think I will read it again….. After my wife calms down.


    Larry L

  56. Just finished the book and was pretty stoked on how it read. Lot of ups, lot of downs, lot of in and outs. It kept my attention and now I’m craving for more. I also enjoy the Lovecraftesc mythos you half way acknowledge. I wasn’t so sure about Z’s dreamer abilities but you pulled it together and made it work much better than I thought you would. All in all I thought it to be a great read and shall be recommending it to my co-workers, customers, and friends. Hope you bust a new one out soon!

      1. Larry just a suggestion don’t take it to Hollywood for a movie take it to NBC or Scyfy and make a series out of it for TV !!!! Get the residuals from the reruns!

    1. Justin Sharbono TV and the residuals would be a good idea, but TV can mess great books up. I found another book series through Scyfy, but it was nothing like the books. It turns out they butchered the story. MHI is a complex story and would need much special and digital effects. I think ScyFy would butcher it, it would be best to actually get an indie producer to make three episodes as close to the world Larry made and that way if ScyFy picks it up they would have to keep up the high caliber work.
      Just my take on TV butchering books these days.

  57. Larry ,, Just wanted to drop by and let you know I am half way thru your book and it is Awesome!!! I heard about it from JayG at MArooned. Hopefully you can get someone to do a great movie adaptation. : )

  58. Great book!!! I loved it. I’m glad to hear that there is a sequel. Lots of good stories could come from the way this book ended.

  59. when will you be building an abomination, and i cant find pictures of the saiga you had redone. could you post some?

  60. when do you think you will be building an abomination, and i cant find pictures of the saiga you already had redone. could you post some?

  61. I saw your book in a borders book store and the title intrigued me. But what made me buy the book was opening up the cover a reading the quote you had inside. Target rich enviroment indeed, great book, I’m recommending it to all my friends and family. Cant wait for the sequel.

  62. Finished it for the 5th time yesterday. It’s just as good. I need to buy this book in hardback. Right now it is sitting atop a pile of recently read books by Patricia Briggs, John Ringo, Joe Haldeman, S.M. Stirling, Raymond Feist, David Brin, and Roger Zelazny. It shares the company well.

    When are you going to put together a band to do the music of “Cedar Point Killing Machine” You could always title the album “Music to kill monsters by.”

    Hold the pig steady…

    P.S. When I read that line am I the only one who thinks of the 60 gunner?

    1. Oddly that pile of books is next to a highly tuned Sig GSR and 5 boxes of Sierra Matchking 77gr BTHP waiting to turn into Mk262 Mod1 loads. And a 20lb sledge hammer called anethesia. I am so your demographic.

      Peace and prosperity.

  63. Wow Terrific Book! Not really a “fantasy” fan but love werewolves so I picked it up and couldn’t put it down. Can’t wait for the sequel and I’ll be checking out your other work.
    PS-read your blog about horror movies. Check out my fav, Dog Soldiers, great werewolf flick.

    1. Totally agree on Dog Soldiers! If you search on here I did a post about my top 5 werewolf movies of all time, and Dog Soldiers took #1. And because of Kevin McKidd I ended up watching Rome, and that was one of the best shows ever.

  64. Larry,

    I just finished MHI and it was awesome. I’m not a SciFi fan, at least I wasn’t, but I am hooked now. I had heard such great things about MHI that I had to read it. That, and supporting a local gun nut! Can’t wait for the next one to come out. Keep up the great work.

  65. Just finished reading Monster Hunter International. I got it as an early Christmas present and finished it in just a few days. I’m not normally a horror fan, but I loved the book so much that I can’t wait for the sequel! I’ve recommended this book to about fifteen people and have already loaned it out to a friend to read. The best way that I’ve been able to describe the book is as a good Bruce Campbell in written form. Really enjoyed it. When is the sequel coming out?

  66. wow Excellent read!! i think this book is made for the movies. After the first chapter i was hooked and couldnt wait to finish the story great plot and rewarding characters. Very enjoyable. This would make such an excellent movie Way better than the current drivel out there,

  67. wow. this book is great i truly mean it. its hard for me to find a book thats entertaining enough that im sucked into it right off the bat. the only thing i got caught up on is you would think that highly trained killers who seem to take a good beating a lot of the time would use more profanity :). i love your writing, im only half way through the first monster hunter and i allready cant wait for the next one.

  68. Larry –
    I’m a little late to the MHI party (which is good I suppose, with all the demons there and the like). I blame Brandon Sanderson and John Brown for not informing me about you getting published by Baen (I’m a friend of theirs, and a test reader). Bums.

    I have a book review blog, Elitist Book Reviews, and I’ll be posting a positive review of MHI shortly.

    I’ll also be at LTUE, and would love to chat with you. Shoot me an email so we can set something up.

    Steve Diamond

  69. Hi, just had to say i just bought MHI on wednesday, read it by late thursday & liked it so much that i went & bought another copy & donated both of them to my local library.
    I hope others enjoy it as much as i did. Can’t wait for more books in the series. Best of luck in getting all of your stuff published.

  70. I haven’t even finished the book yet, (I am up to the excursion to see the Wendigo) and I love it and want to read more of the exploits of MHI. I just ordered a patch this morning. Now I just need to figure out what to put it on…

    Please tell me there are more books coming making MHI a series…

  71. Larry, this has been the best book I’ve read in quite some time! The action, the humor, fights, and monsters all just flow. Very great work! I’m working on a story of my own and had to do some rewrites cause I don’t want to be a copy of you, but damn man… I could only hope to have the same fan base. You Sir, Rock. I am anxiously waiting for the second book, and I know you won’t disappoint!!! Kudos!

  72. Hey, Larry, my dad wanted me to ask you about Huffman. Did you name him that after the big bad wolf, who huffed and puffed and blew the piggies houses down? Or is it just an odd coincidence?

  73. Hello Larry! I just wanted to say that I picked up your book Monster Hunter International a short while ago and I must say that it is great! It is one of the best books that I have read in a long time (and I usually read Dean Koontz and Stephen King)! I am almost finished with it and am eagerly waiting for the second Monster Hunters book. I have one question for you. Why the hell has SYFY (hate the new spelling) not turned MHI into a movie, mini series, or all out series on their channel? I think it would be a smart move on thier part! I am a new fan of yours and keep up the great writing!

  74. Hi Larry! I just wanted to say I LOVE THIS BOOK! I also like Dean Koontz and Michael Crichton (R.I.P) but this book has easily become one of my favorites ever.
    I agree with others…this series would be a FANTASTIC movie or series (in a perfect world SyFy would do a series based on this and air it back-to-back with Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files). Hell, reading this book has just been like reading through a movie to me anyways – I can definitely visualize it as a movie.

    Also, have you ever thought about running up a small batch of hardcover prints through Subterranean Press ( That would be amazing! I would love to purchase MHI in a special hardcover edition!

    Keep up the great work! I can’t wait until MHI: Vendetta comes out in September!

    1. Thanks, Will. Much appreciated.

      On the hard covers, Baen has a deal with someone (can’t remember the name off the top of my head, might be those guys) and they are working towards doing runs of different books. I don’t really have many details yet, but it is something on my publisher’s plate.

  75. Glad to hear my MHI fix will be available in Sept can’t wait to read the sequel! Best of luck getting Bean or another publisher to pick up the other stuff. I’ll be sure to pick them up as well.

  76. I love some of the details you put in your book. I noticed several Mormon references, including not obvious ones (I am a Mormon as well), and a couple nods to webcomics: Sluggy Freelance (mini-lop bunny armed with a switchblade), and Schlock Mercenary (Milo’s homemade flamethrower hummed ominously). Keep up the good work. Looking forward to the sequel and your other projects.

    By the way, my wife is working on some novels. A bit away from getting published, but do you have any tips for writing? On a slightly different topic, have you been on Writing Excuses yet? You totally should be.

    1. I’ve been on Writing Excuses twice. I’m friends with those guys. Great bunch.

      I’ve been posting some tips on writing recently under the heading Ask Correia.

  77. Larry,

    I just wanted to write and tell you I really enjoyed the book – awesome job!

    Are you from Alabama or have family from Alabama because you know an awful lot about the area. I’m from Birmingham and was just curious whether you were originally from here. Liked the “DeSoya” Caverns bit : )

    Looking forward to the second book!


    1. I’m a life long westerner, but I lived in Alabama and Mississippi for two years as an LDS missionary, believe it or not.

      I love the South, and I hate that in most fiction southerners are always portrayed badly. Being from B’ham, I know you know what I’m talking about. 🙂 I wanted to write something where southerners were portrayed as the clever, tough, badasses that they really are. Plus, Alabama is just a fun place to set a book about monsters. Monster Hunter Vendetta takes place mostly around Montgomery, then Monster Hunter Alpha takes place in the UP of Michigan. (another place that gets no respect) The next one, which doesn’t officially have a title yet (though in my head it is increasingly becoming Monster Hunter Legion) takes place between Las Vegas and the Dugway Proving Grounds.

  78. I greatly enjoyed reading MHI. Can’t wait to read the sequel! The trailer park elves were hilarious!

  79. MHI is awesome! I was just strolling through books-a-million looking for anything and the title coupled with the cover art (seriously, the head in one hand and freak shotgun in the other would stop anyone in their tracks) really grabbed my attention. I Started reading and literally couldn’t put it down. (I read it in one sitting 6-7 hours) The Ambush in the Bottoms is easily one of the most intense sequences I’ve ever read and the book is full of them. I could go on and on but suffice it to say I’m a fan and can’t wait for Vendetta.

    P.S.- More Agent Franks! He’s badass

    1. LMAO I just read the description for Vendetta and it looks like my request was anticipated. Forgot to mention I’m from Alabama and it’s nice to get accurately represented in a novel. Lookin forward to your Collab with Ringo. Congrats on your success.

    1. Not really. But you can friend me on Facebook, and I’ll send a mass e-mail when something new comes out.

  80. Hi Larry!

    Let me start by saying that I LOVE the MHI book. It’s amazing! My dad read it and asked me to give it a chance. Boy, was I happy I did! I’m truly hooked and can’t wait for the next one.

  81. Larry, read a comment by you on another site where you said that they wanted to you to shorten MHI origninally because it was long for the genre. Please, dont ever do that. I love long books that you can just fall into and get lost in. Loved MHI, can’t wait for the next one. Keep up the good work.

  82. Larry,

    Are there any Vendetta patches, pins, etc available?

    Any new information about your newer publications? Amazon doesn’t seem to be much help. I am, supposedly, on their waiting list for your titles. I wouldn’t bet long odds though.



    1. Salty, if you click the Buy Stuff tab, I’ve got 3 patches now.

      On Amazon, they should be shipping Vendetta around the 28th of September and Hard Magic May 3rd.

  83. Hello! I am about 1/2 way through Vendetta and it is, incredibly, even better than MHI. Your gun play is still top-notch, and it is so refreshing to read somebody who understands firearms! And while I am not a fan of Saiga, Abomination is simply kick ass cool.
    Keep it up!
    p.s. My vote is for Grant to be the spy.

  84. Hi Larry, I just finished reading Vendetta. I thought it was great. Many times I have found that a second book is a disappointment – not in this case. Keep up the great work.

  85. Larry, I have to say, I feel pretty lucky actually. I went into the Barnes and Noble in Jordan Landing here in Utah, and I picked up a copy of Monster Hunter International. On the front cover it had a sticker that said “Autographed Copy.” So, thanks for the autograph!

  86. Monster Hunter Vendetta page 603

    “Gretchen had been impressed that I’d provided Julie the biggest wedding night offering ever, and she had warned my new bride that she was now obligated to provide me many strong warrior sons. Given how big an Old One was, Gretchen estimated three dozen sons would be sufficient.”

    Its doable.

    Pitt better get busy.

  87. MHI and MHV are great books. I enjoyed both of them very much.

    Please tell me, there is a third book in the woks ?

    1. Monster Hunter Alpha, coming August 2011. Monster Hunter Legion 2012, Monster Hunter Nemesis 2013?, and I’ve got more planned after that.

      1. please ignore most of my post below i just read this and realized my questions have been answered and my addiction to this book series will be well fed. though the time period saddens me i understand the work it takes to put into writing books such as these and that you have other projects you are working on.
        thank for your time,

  88. I cant help but assume from the ending of HHV that there will be a book 3 monster hunter series. i just would like you to confirm this if you could. also if there is to be a book 3 when could i expect it to be on the shelves? iv read many book so far to the point were people say i need to stop and limit my self to how much i read but non have caught my attention like the monster hunter books. i am addicted to them. they are by far the best books ever written in my opinion and can wait to read more.
    thank for your time,

    1. Gage, Larry has said there are at least two more: Alpha (centering on Earl) and Nemesis (on Franks).

      The only limitation I see on MHI is how far Larry’s willing to go with it or allow others to…

      1. thanks for the up-date but i also realized my mistake before you pointed out. i left this comment above.

        “please ignore most of my post below i just read this and realized my questions have been answered and my addiction to this book series will be well fed. though the time period saddens me i understand the work it takes to put into writing books such as these and that you have other projects you are working on.
        thank for your time,

      2. and also the Third in the “Owen” series. So next out will be Grimnoir I (Hard Magic), then MH Alpha, Grimnoir II (I think), then the third in the “Owen” series, then MH Nemesis (Franks). I know I’m leaving out the collaborative books with John Ringo and I think there might be another Grimnoir between MH Z (or whatever he calls the third Owen book) and MH Nemesis. So by my tally you have at LEAST three more MHI books AND the Grimnoir chronicles AND The Correia/Ringo books, AND Dead Six (publisher still unknown). Plus Larry is writing some short stories in both the MHI and the Grimnoir series for Baen. Larry’s going to be busy for a while yet, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he comes out with some other MHI side projects here and there. (And that’s all before Hollywood comes out with the movie!) Gage, have you read the free chapters on Grimnoir yet? Very different than MHI but just as awesome in its own way….
        Larry, did i miss anything?

        1. No, I think you got most of them. I’ve got a couple other side projects in different universes that I’d like to write. One I’ve been calling the Africa book and another that is a straight up epic-fantasy.

  89. I know this is my 3rd post within the last 20minutes but a thought just popped into my head. With it’s popularity that continues to rise the Monster Hunter series very well may be asked to be made into a movie or series of movies. Larry should you receive such an off i must ask, no beg you to not allow Hollywood to destroy your books story on the big screen. I’m not saying it shouldn’t become a movie it absolutely should. just don’t allow them to butcher the the story to what they think will work better make them butcher there damn scripts to match the book and not butcher the book to match a script.
    thank for your time,

    1. I’d love to have a movie,and I would love for it to be good. The thing is, the writer of the book really has about zero say in the matter. In order to retain creative control, you’ve got to be a whole lot more important than I currently am. 🙂

    1. I think this is needed as well!
      the only thing is in the fictional world the east coast is pretty well covered isnt it?

  90. Correia, I first got your book when i was 15. It was the first i’ve ever read and now i am part way done with Vendetta. I wish to thank for turning me on to books and such a good story; pains to know that i’m almost done with Vendetta lol. I’ve just wanted to know if you knew about any another books i could sink my teeth into? -With love from the streets.

    1. Sage, that’s a good question. There are hundreds of awesome books out there to choose from. Head over to and click on the webscriptions for their free library. You can sample hundreds of books over there (and hundreds of the whole book for free). That’s probably a good place to start. I was partial to my publisher way before I wrote for them. 🙂 Ringo, Williamson, Hoyt, Weber, Drake, Flint. All good authors there and more.

      Outside of Baen, recently I’ve been reading John Brown, Dan Wells, Dan Simmons, F. Paul Wilson, Brandon Sanderson, and I’m currently reading a zombie novel by Weston Ochse.

  91. full horse unequelled cuold not put it down, monster hunter rocks , the burning question on the mind is movies movies movies,

  92. Just finished MHV – totally loved it. Larry is my new favorite writer! Someone really needs to pick these books up and see the potential in the movie theater! I’m also interested in patches for MHI 🙂

    Can’t wait for Alpha and Nemesis, and your other projects! Keep up the awesome work,


  93. larry
    i got a little story for you. i was in a book store looking for a good book. my friend said i should read a book called the outstretched shadow. so i grab the book take it to the cashier. i paid for the book and a huge fight breaks out in line. so i grab my book a break for the door. i get home and open the bag and its not the outstretched shadow. it was MHI in the bag. i was so mad i was on my way out the door to take the book back back. my girlfriend stoped me and said that it was some kind of fait crap and i should read it. so being the good boyfriend she trained me to be…….i did and i have got to say MHI is the best mistake i have ever read. i loved it!! im half way through MHV and i think its better than the first.

  94. Just read the first page of chap 9 MHV. AS a proud Canadian I thank you lol, that line was great. SO impressed was I that I goggled you, read your life story, and was pleased to hear your intentions for the MIH franchise [ KUDOS] . I hope your fine work comes to the atention of the folks at the Scifi network , the folks that do the stargate franchise specificaly , I think a parallel series in the MIH universe would be a perfict fit for them. MIH would of course make an awsome movie franchise. Thanks for the entertainment. The gnome scrap was a riot { excuse pun lol}


  96. Hey Larry, Just finished M.H.I. I loved it, can’t wait to read Vendetta! I am a full time L.E.O. and a Part time Swat/Sniper…. your patch is going on my Ghille Suit! I love to bitch about gun inaccuracies in book/movies/tv you give me nothing to complain about! I do carry a HundK P-7 off duty, don’t hate me ’cause I drank the cool-aid!
    Keep ’em coming!

  97. I just finished the first two books MHI and MHI: Vendetta and I loved them. Amazing blend of balls-to-the-wall action, horror, humor and yes heart.

    White trash trailer park elves, noble orcs, and thug/gangsta Gnomes. I can’t wait to see what you do to other fantasy creatures next.

    Keep it up, you rock.

  98. Well I’m eagerly awating Alpha, or the ARC! I was truely impressed and entertained by the first two books in the Series. Sadly they are gone now. I made the mistake of reading them during the breaks at last years All Army Service Rilfle Championships and they were snagged by my buddies. So do me a favor and make them avalible for the Kindle. So being a Professional Soldier and having around 50 months in combat zones around the globe as a Sniper (now SKT for the pollitically correct) I have yet to see any major faults or errors in your techno-speak and the charecter is much like myself (redblooded gun nut who digs hot chicks who can shoot) I could see skippy using flechete rockets in the hind with silver flechets. You could use slugs filled with silver nitrate soaked saw dust but hey I’m the guy who wiped the oil from poisen Ivy mixed with dmso all over insurgent cache sites in Iraq. They wipe their ass with there hands. it became easy to ID them. I have found some kindred spirits in your books. I thought only a grunt/ranger/sniper/etc could come up with some of your stuff. Write on dude and I’ll tip one back to you when the next eddition comes out

    1. Thanks, Al. 🙂

      You can get my books on the Kindle, just not on the Amazon page. (my publisher is having an argument with them). Go to Under the Webscriptions you can get my books and download them for only $6.

      And the poison ivy is a great idea. 😀

      1. Just when I was about to bust your chops for not having these available in a Kindle version…I’m glad I did a search on this page. And not only that, the Baen site has Ringo’s books in Kindle format too, for a double bonus. I bought MHI used, but rest assured you’ll be seeing some royalties from me headed your way. If you’re ever down in Orem, give me a shout.

  99. Hi Larry, Just wanted to say “thanks mate!” for creating the MHI Universe for us all to thoroughly enjoy. I’m now desperately waiting for Alpha, but I guess that just gives me time now to aquaint myself with your other stuff doesn’t it? And have just finished “Tania” over at Baen. What a class A hoot! Please… more Tania!! She gives me the “jester’s shoes” for sure! (yes.. yes… Google it if you must..)
    Best wishes from an aussie fan!

  100. I think that a Mosh short story would be interesting to explore. With him dealing what happened to him at the hands of the necromancer. The loss of his celebrity status and music career is in many ways worse than what happened to Z, because he had farther to fall.

  101. I forgot to mention my HK (no compromise) expierence! I have nothing but respect for the shooting community. Your opinion is yours and if I don’t agree with it. I WILL RESPECT IT! So I was at the final firing line in the 2010 ALL ARMY CHAMPIONSHIPS! The echo of the PA system in my ears as the Cadre said this event is rapid fire! There are no Alibi’s! I knew I had it nailed down. when the lifters came up I fired exactly one round and my weapon locked open on the ass end of the rounds that nose dived into the front of the HK steel magazine. Well as I mentioned, it was a no alibi event and the final firing line so I couldn’t change mags out as it was my last one. I now have a dented to hell, HK (you suck and we hate you) magazine framed on my wall next to the one gold medal I did win. I went from first place to honorable mention when I dropped those 25 points on the last firing line. It was not a total loss as everyone around especially the cadre laughed until they had tears in their eyes as an irrate 1SG in the throws of a Class A, PTSD assisted Melt Down! Butt Stoked the offending magazine to death on the firing line! So Fred I hope the little Squeeze Cocker on your P7 doesn’t fail you. It fortunatley was only in a match when mine failed. I have had it go the other way man! You don’t have a breeching tool to transition to I’m betting. Take Care. Remeber revolvers are small and don’t jam.

    P.S. Larry! For the love of god please realse your ARC of Alpha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Hey Al,

      Dude…. that sucks! I would’ve lost my mind too! What were you shooting a P-7? We used to carry USP’s in .45 on our team, but my Dept. transitioned from Berettas to G-19, so we ditched the USP for G-21SF’s… I liked them both but shoot the 21 a bit better as a rule. To be honest on swat jobs I usually carry my 19 ’cause it doesn’t get in the way going in the muck and mire…. and I have it set up for a Trident9 suppressor that can come in handy from time to time…. it is not Hollywood quiet, but with subsonic .147’s is pretty damn close to it!

      My latest toy is a CZ-SP-01…. I got it for a song from an estate sale in unfired shape…. I did an action job, and added a Sig light and shooting 300’s is embarrassingly easy… It is getting to be my favorite
      hog leg in a hurry…. now if I could only find good kydex to carry it in I will be set!

      As far as the P-7…. well….. I just like it….. I will carry it off duty, till I find something I like better, (Been through Glocks, Kahr’s, dozens of 1911’s) and it is still my favorite piece…. or if it fails me…. it hasn’t so far! I know it’s not for everyone…. but it makes me smile…. even if I do have to get my nomexs gloves out after 40-50 rounds!

      Larry, just started “Vendetta” I love it, The only issues is…. It is over too soon…. so keep cranking ’em out! (They make me smile too!)


  102. Hey! Just wanted to say that just bought the first two monster hunters and absolutely loved them. Everything a cowboy could hope for, great guns, great action, great humor, and great women. If I could have one request that you put in your books it would be a unicorn from hell lol. You know; fangs, attitude, halfway intelligent. I had a horse that was amazing growing up, except for the biting of anything he didnt like, and sometimes bucking for no reason but that sucker was smart! Keep up the great work!

  103. Seriously, Mr. Correia, your MHI novels have to be turned into movies. Hollywood has been churning out crap recently, and this would make up for it.

    Really looking forward to Monster Hunter Alpha.

  104. Larry, just wanted to say you rock! A friend turned me on to M.H.I. and now we’re both hooked on your writing. Keep up the amazing work. In my humble opinion you may be the best writer to put pen to paper in the last decade!!

  105. thoroughly enjoy reading the MH series. Look forward to anything else you put out. Agree with the people that want to see your work on the big screen 🙂

  106. Still want a t-shirt with the quote from Vendetta (the vampires only sparkle when on fire) on the front and a smoldering vamp skull on the back with “Smoke em if you got em on the back” .

  107. Just wanted to say that MHI and MHV are the best books I have read. I can’t read them fast enough. Keep up the great work! Can’t wait for more!

  108. Recently got MHI on audiobook, I have to say well done. I get back state side I will be ordering the books and a patch.

    I will be writing a review for the audio book and I highly recommend it.

  109. I’m only about 4 hrs. into MHI, audiobook version from Audible, but had to comment. What a romp, and I haven’t even gotten to the middle of the story! Such glorious, uninhibited guts-n-eyeballs monster splatter–my mind’s eye is much more happy with this than playing Resident Evil 4 on our Wii. And the GUNS, oh, the GUNS! I LOVE GUNS, and you made a story with gun-loving GIRLS, not your helpless typical Adventure Story Barbies. The Sisterhood of the 2nd Amendment blesses you, Bro, for including triggerwomen on Team Save the World. Can’t wait to get farther along with Owen and the rest of MHI.

  110. We’re really looking forward to your upcoming signing at Uncle Hugo’s. Any chance that you might be bringing some MHI patches with you, she asks, oh so innocently?

  111. Larry, quite by accident I came across MHI on the Audible website. After listening to it in 2 days, I quickly downloaded MHI2. Having just completed that, I am patiently waiting for MHI3. I have just downloaded Hard Magic and hope the ride, although different, keeps me right up there as one of your biggest fans. I turn 50 in a few months and have read this genre most of my life, your books shows me that despite the rehashing of old plots and making pretty the world of vampires and werewolves by others, there is someone who still looks at the fantasy world with dark eyes and an immense amount of talent to tell a story. Bravo, bravo, bravo!

  112. Loving reading Hard Magic: Book 1 of the Grimnoir Chronicles. Again an amazing job and a very entertaining story! I look forward to MHI-A, Book 2 of Grimnoir and most of all Dead 6!

  113. Have read both of the current MHI books. Absolutely love the series. I look forward to reading your other novels, and just gotta say keep ’em coming.

  114. Larry, What a kick! I finally got opportunity to start the series of MHI. I just finished Vendetta and I am now a raving fan! I must admit I do miss the FBMG store but these books are pure gold. The things in your head… “far out man”. I look forward to the next book arriving from Amazon. Friggin gun-nut sci-fi soldier turned author. Love it!

  115. Just picked up the ARC of Alpha off of Webscriptions yesterday… Loved it. Any chance you could ARC Nemesis in 2011?!?! Fingers crossed you say it’s out next month.

  116. I think a fun companion book to the MHI series would be a MHI handbook that gives a layout of the MHI compound and surrounding area with a history of the company. Plus a Monster guide of the beasties that have been featured in the books.

  117. Partway through MHV, and have loved both books. As a gamer nerd, I also loved your L.H. Franzibald reference at the beginning of MHV. Awesome!

    Can’t wait for Alpha.

  118. Larry, if I send you my copy of Alpha with return postage will you autograph it? I contacted Uncle Hugo, they said the publisher wanted to do Alpha different than the previous books and send you book plates to sign and send on to them rather than have to deal with the expense and logistics of shipping books to you and then to UH.

    1. Oren, yeah, we can do that after the release. Probably not the first week though if that’s okay, because it gets kind of crazy.

      I am doing signed bookplates for Hugo. They’re stickers that go in the front. Shipping them to me, and then shipping them to Hugos was just too expensive.

  119. Hey Larry I just had to tell you I just finished reading Hard Magic the other day and once again you have blown me away. I hadn’t realized you’d released your new book and stumbled across it at B&N, my friend watched me snatch it up so fast and asked what it was about. I told him I wasn’t sure yet but it was written by Larry Correia so it’ll be awesome. And it was!

    You are one of the best writers I’ve read in years and I love all your stuff, it’s just awesome. I’m just getting into guns and shooting myself so it was very refreshing to read from someone with so much knowledge on the subject. It’s so much fun to see what cool toys MHI or the Grimnoirs are going to unload into some baddies next.

    Extra cool points for shotgun-toting farmgirl vs. ninjas. And also for the character of Milo, that LDS membership shines through for someone who knows what to look for 😉

    Anyway Larry just need to say thanks for sharing your awesome talents with the rest of us and creating some truly memorable stories. Look forward to all your future projects.

  120. My name is keith,
    I have recently picked up the Hard Magic book I of the grimnoir chronicles. Honestly i have never read anything like it and is now my favorite book. I caan not wait for Book II. When will the release date be on?

  121. Just taking a break from this incredibly awesome read to say: My brother read about Monster Hunter International on one of the forums he belongs to and decided to check it out. He loved it as well as the sequels. He’s been telling me I need to read these for months and I finally started MHI a few days ago. If I didn’t have to work, I would have been done within a day or two. As it is, I am not getting my required beauty sleep and I blame my brother – and you, of course. 😉 So worth it, though! I am loving this so much! Cannot wait to finish and read the next few books and I’ve gotta read more of your writing.

  122. love mhi and mhi2 was disappointed that i could not read it on my kindle i hope mhi3 will have a kindle version

  123. I have been an MHI fan since pretty much the beginning for many reasons, not the least of which is that Julie is both a bad ass and an Auburn alum. I told two of my Auburn brethren – both former Marines, one a sniper – about MHI and finally they downloaded the eBooks. The sniper took MHI to Vegas and wound up reading by the pool instead of playing blackjack. He downloaded MHV and MHA before his trip was over, and finished both within two days of returning home. The other guy travels constantly and burned through all three in two weeks. They both thought I was cool before for being a woman who is passionate about football, but now, after introducing them to MHI? I am a freaking ROCK STAR. So yeah, thanks for giving me major street cred with my Auburn Jarheads!!

    May I suggest a book signing at Murder By The Book in Houston? This state (excluding Austin) is as red as Utah. People here love books like MHI. Hell, this is Texas – guns are a practical fashion accessory. Plus, I am convinced there is at least one Undead on our County Commission…

    Thanks again and War Eagle!!!

  124. Larry,
    Great books, I bought the 2 Monster hunter and hard magic book on audio book, And i could not stop listening to them.

    I was reading the preview for the 3rd MHI book, and i was wondering will it have more Agent Franks in it? as well as the internet troll? and what about the letter from Owen’s dad, will it be read?

    1. MHA is mostly about Earl, so for those questions, no. We revisit all of those things in the next Owen book, which is Monster Hunter Legion.

  125. Thanks for writing, Larry, your books rock. I picked up MHI on a whim when I was on a road trip and have made it a point to get all your books since. My son enjoys them too, now that I’ve introduced him to them. Very nice work.

    As much as I like the Monster Hunter series, though, I think you really hit a home run w/ the Grimnoire in Hard Magic. I hope you plan to write more of those, as I find the setting just incredibly fun to read.

  126. I love the Monster Hunter Series and can’t wait for the new installment. I’m really glad to hear that there is even another book being released next year.But I was wondering what the chances are of the series being made into movies?

    1. Eric, I’ve got to manually approve comments the first time anybody posts.

      And there is a TV deal. If you put that into the search window for the blog you should find it. The official annocement was around March if I remember right.

  127. Just to add to the last post I wanted to let you know that these two books are the only ones that I have really enjoyed to read cover to cover. I couldn’t put them down. And this is coming from someone who doesn’t like to read, I cant sit still long enough to read a book, except for your books. thank you!

  128. my previous posts got erased so my last one doesn’t make any since. I wrote about how much I loved the other two books in the monster hunter series. I couldn’t even put them down, i just kept reading and reading.I would love to see these books made into movies. I would love to know if there are any talks in the works?

  129. I absolutly love the entire MHI series! Its the kind of gun, action, killing adventure from hell that ive always enjoyed. I read MHA in a day, i was wondering if there are any plans for another novel soon?

    Also- MHI TV!? **** YEAH!

  130. Hey Larry,
    I just finished your reading MHA and it left me with a question. I dont want to ask it here for fear of spoilers, so do you have an email address I can send my question to?

  131. just finished reading MHA, oh man. this book was a great read, stuck to the rest of the series. i cant wait till next year when you release another in the series. the only thing i don’t like about this series is that i have wait so long to read another one. Mr. Correia you’ve done again. I know I’ve asked you this before but are there any talks about a movie deal for the series?

  132. Larry,
    pleaase make a fourth Monster Hunter Book!!!!!:) Me and millons of others loved the books. I guarentte (did i spell that right, wait who cares?!) it will get you a best seller. Please continue with owen.

  133. I read MHA last night and was blown away. I especially dug the ominous tease at the end not to mention the new characters that promise to make things decidedly more interesting and life more complicated for Earl, Z and the rest of the gang at MHI.

  134. Thank you for these exceptional books. My husband and I argue over who gets to read them first, usually me as I have a bit more free time. I have enjoyed all three MH books and am looking forward to the second Grimnoir book as that series has so much potential and could go so many directions. Again thank you.

    1. Happy for me my wife hasn’t gotten into the Monster Hunter books yet.

      My wife’s birthday is mid-August. I’d always buy a Tom Clancy book for her birthday. This would force me to let her read it first. Unless she dawdled and hadn’t read it by Labor Day whereupon, I’d devour it over that weekend. At one time both Tom Clancy and Clive Cussler were both putting out decent books every year and timing their release for mid-August. Pity their quality declined.

  135. Man, it has been about 4 years since I pre-ordered MHI. Book and patch both arrived fine, by the way. I have MHV, MHA, Hard Magic in either epub or Kindle format. I am looking forward to your other books as soon as they are available. Thanks for churning out the feel good blow-em to bits and take no guff stories. They are needed in today’s wimpy wimpy wimpy times.

  136. i was wondering when pitt was talking about how when he was pit fighting he almost killed a man i jason from mha the guy pitt almost killed

  137. I didnt even know about this series till 4 months ago when my buddy told me about it, i read MHI and MHV in about 2 weeks and i just started MHA and its just as great as the other two books, i also read hard magic which is the start of an awesome series, looking forward to dead six as well, keep writing great books and ill keep reading them.

  138. I read about you in the Dillon Blue Press and I picked up your first novel and before I knew it I had all of your books. Great reads with good guns. Thanks and keep them coming.

  139. Will you publish your books electronically eventually, Listening to Hard Magic on 6 hour drives to work, but would love to have a copy on my kindle eventually

  140. Just finished reading both of the hard magic books, all I can say is where is the 3rd?? The problem with ARC books is by the time the book hits book stores I’m looking for the next in the series. Larry you really out did yourself with this series, it was great. I’m also waiting for the 4th in the MHI series.

  141. Please make your books available on the Kindle!!! It is the only way I read because of the convience for me. I really want to read your books all the reviews look great

    1. It is on the Kindle. Go to, click on Read Baen and download it from Webscriptions. $6 and no DRM. It just isn’t on the Kindle store because my publisher is having a disagreement with Amazon.

  142. I have read MHI, Vendetta, Alpha, and now Hard Magic. They are all awesome! Hard Magic was like riding a roller coaster of fun. I loved so many of the characters, especially the Okie! She had the best lines.

  143. so any rough ETA on when the next monster hunter book is coming out cause my fiance and i are addicted weve read them AlOT like 10 times
    i know i have horrible grammer and spelling…. im sorry world

  144. Loving Dead Six but I bought it through webscription (.mobi for kindle) and it would have been really nice if it had been properly proof read.

    Several cases where a word using an apostrophe is cut off and run into the next word in the sentence.
    Two examples;
    -Final sentence of chapter 18 “I couldnunderstand …………”
    -The medic during the scene with Lorenzo using the captain’s uniform scene says “Ibe be back”

    If these rather irritating and jarring mistakes that in at least one case shouldn’t have made it past a spell checker are in the paper back I apologise for singling out the digital format.

    Having said that I own everything you have written to date and you are one of my current top authors – keep them coming and I’ll keep pimping you to everyone I know

  145. Larry I’m diggin Dead Six right now. I was one of the followers on THR “Welcome Back” thread and followed it with anticipation back then. Little did I know. Keep up the good work.

  146. MHI rocks and as an honor to you I have named my new rifle Ruger Mini-14 Heather, As a retired Cop I love that she is with Earl. I love the conflict and the sacrifice he made (don’t wont to ruin anyone’s experience and tell to much).

    I also would love to get my hands on patches, pins, t-shirts.

    Great work, glad to have a great author, that doesn’t glamorize monsters.

  147. Larry your books are fantastic! I’ve been listening to them as audiobooks from audible. Any idea when Spellbound is going to come out in audiobook form?

  148. Spellbound took a bite out of my nonexistent free time and now I’m eagerly awaiting the 3rd book in the series. Good job.

  149. You sir, are a genius. Trailer park elves? Ghetto gnomes? BRILLIANT!! While I don’t know much about guns and gun types, I absolutely LOVE the Monster Hunter novels. My dad (who is a gun fanatic) got the first book from a co-worker and thought I might like it. Like it? Hell..I LOVED IT! I just finished Vendetta and Alpha, and it’s going to be a difficult wait for the next one to come out. I DON’T wanna wait that long! (Neither does my Dad, really.) But in the mean time, I’ll work on the Grimnoir Chronicles. The sense of humor that you’ve got and written into the books is something both my Dad and I can really appreciate. Keep ’em coming sir, your books are AWESOME!

    P.S. Dad says he really loves your writing style.

    P.P.S. This is going to be a long year until Legion comes out..

    <3 <3

  150. I enjoyed Hard Magic. I purchased the audiobook version. Are there any plans to do an audiobook version of Spellbound?

  151. Great books. Reading the Monster Hunter Alpha one right now and having a hard time putting it down! The two before that were the same way. You really know how to write a “page turner”, Larry and I love it. There have been only a few series like this that have sucked me in this fast and I read alot.

  152. I have Loved all your books and can’t wait for the next one. I travel a lot and have purchased all your books available on Audible. Do you plan to release all your books in audio format. I sure hope so. My wife is totally hooked to them too.

  153. I absolutely LOVE your MHI books, and just saw today that LEGION is coming out next year. Can’t wait!!!!!! Bought all three novels a month ago at the same time and finished them in one week. Keep up the great work!

  154. Larry I just wated to let u know how much fun I have reading ur books. They are a blast to read which kind of sux cause I go thru them so fast and I’m left wanting more. I’m actually reading spellbound right now… work. Got to have something to do on a 12hr shift. Lol $22 an hr to read ur work….good money. Can’t wait for the next MHI book and I’m hoping for a follow up to dead six. Keep writing this shit dude.

  155. Will there be Grimnoir number 3? I loved it. Better then the first even. Somehow I can’t get interested in the MH books, but I am glad they are popular for yo. I keep thinking you must be an amazing writer to adopt two such different styles, even though they are in a similar genre. Write more!

  156. BTW…Is it just me, or is it a bit odd how we are told that owen is sooo great, and everyone just looks up to him all the time( except for those irritating men who are good looking and charming. But no one likes them anyhow). The women throw themselves at him. But I keep thinking, it doesn’t make sense. People wouldn’t like someone that is so petty. So judgemental. So mean and such a bully. Nor would they respect him, really. I hate bullies.

    1. It’s just you, man. Owen is the fat kid in class who’s grown up. He’s taken crap from pretty boys all his life and feels justified in giving some back. Women throw themselves at him AFTER he saves their pretty little behinds. Owen’s the guy who doesn’t give in and doesn’t give up. Girls like loyalty in a fella. Men like someone who’ll have their back even if it looks hopeless.

    2. My thoughts exactly. He is very petty, extremely arrogant, and unkind for the sake of being unkind. Actually, the majority of MHI characters are arrogant to a fault. The only character I found likeable so far is Tanya.

  157. I just finished the audiobook version of Hard Magic. It was Awesome!! I really hope that there will be an audio version of spellbound and any future Grimnoir books available at audible. I love how you combined so many different genres and motifs like magic, super heroes, japanese mythology and culture, and the 30’s. I love stories from that time period.

  158. spellbound was horse , its rare that a follow up equals its former, let alone beats the crap out of it ,and hard magic rocked,double thumbs up, both books are big caliber.

  159. So it’s official I just finished dead six and that means I have red every book you have published so far. I’m not gonna lie larry your turing out to be one of my favorite authors. But I got to know is there going to be a sequel to dead six? I’m Dying to know what happens to Val. Also I can’t wait to get legion. I already ordered a signed copy, thanks for the great reads while I’ve been laid up in bed. – g34r

  160. First of all I love your books. I was leaving a message because after reading all of the mhi series that is out now I decided to pick up dead six. I’ve really been getting into it the only problem I’ve had is that the copy I have seems to be missing a few pages… I was just wondering if anyone else had had the same problem. Page 315 to page 329 are simply gone. Is this something that has happened frequently to others or did I just get a funky copy? Thanks for any help.

  161. You are freaking awesome easily the at the top of my must read list just can’t wait till spellbound come out in audio book. I drive a ton and your books makes my trips ten thousand times better I hope you never stop. If you by some chance answer this one question is dead six coming out in audiobook and how did you become so freaking awesome.

  162. MHI, MHV & MHA were fantastic from Oliver Wyman did a GREAT job of capturing your characters!! These novels were the perfect combo of action, gun info (i love guns), humor and critters. Thanks for the entertainment… Big JAY.

  163. I recently found out that “The Monster Hunters” (omnibus of books 1-3) is coming out in June this year, and as someone who buys the Baen eBook Monthly Bundles, I’m really looking forward to it 🙂 I currently only have book #3, “Monster Hunter International,” (that’s the book that made me aware of you as an author) so this omnibus will be very nice 🙂

  164. In MHV, the light consuming Old One tree is called abmunep. Did anyone else notice this is penumbra spelled backeards, which is a part of an eclipse?

  165. I became an MHI fan through, I listened to all 3 books and cannot wait for Legion! I am near the end of Hard Magic (I love Faye) and I have recommended all of your books to all of my friends and family. Dead Six does not look like it is my style, but it is next on my list, and I’ll be buying ebook and paperback copies of all of your books for my Kindle library and my home library. Any chance you’ll be in Deleware doing a book signing ever?

  166. Spellbound on Audio

    Just a quick note for all who have been anxiously waiting… Audible today listed the release date as February 21st!!

  167. You know what would be cool as hell? Get Red Jacket from the Sons of Guns TV show to build a bullpup BAR. I too am on the Audible wagon. I’m a blade smith and I have listened to all 5 titles enough in the shop that I just about have them memorized. Is Dead Six going to be available anytime soon?

  168. I’m currently reading Grimnoir book 1. How can I get an autographed version of the book? The historic intertwined with the fantasy is really good and I can’t wait to get to the next book in the series. I’m hoping the rest of Larry’s stuff is just as good.

  169. Larry, I’m a BIG fan. I started with “Hard Magic” and I’m working through “Spellbound”, with an eye on your other works. Just wanted to say, keep doing what your doing, and im going to be looking forward to “Warbound” soon.

  170. I love all your books, love every single one of them to death!!!

    Not many writers can make every book count. Yours do. I was riveted, every single one. Even Deep Six, I couldn’t stop reading (and here I thought I only like my fighting action with monsters/magic).

    Thank you!

    1. Nope. When a book first comes out I want you guys to buy them from retailers so I get the stat boost for bestsellers. Once a book has been out for awhile, then I’ll sell it myself.

  171. I love your MHI series!! I am anxiously looking forward to the release of your next in the series. Actually me and my son both are.

    I am truck driver and those books make the miles fly by.

    I am also the mother of 3 boys, 2 who are in the military and 1 that was. So I wish to say “Thank You” to you and your friend Mike for your service to our country!!!

  172. Larry,
    I just finished Alpha. Damn, death by snow cutter. Awesome! You’re too much fun to put down. I burned through Alpha in 2 days. Bring some more!

    btw, Kudos to you for making the much maligned Mosin Nagant the hero. I love that rifle.

    Adam Jeppson, the Gunsmith.

    1. Adam, where are you and what sort of gunsmithing do you do? I’m a gunsmith, too. I agree, the Nosin Nagant is a very good rifle, extremely accurate. I have a very good 91/30 would love to have an original 1891.

  173. Hey Larry!! So I ordered a copy of leigon signed by you, when do you think those will be comeing???….
    Ps. Just as kind Of a cool thing, I where my MHI hat everywhere, and I was attending a gun show in cleaveland ( I’m local around there) and three guys with MHI patches were just browsing around, we ended up talking and now I have a few new shooting partners on the weekends

  174. Hi Larry, Really enjoyed Dead Six. Is book two in the works? Waiting to find out what happens to Val.

  175. Seems that I am coming into the series a bit late but I have enjoyed them very much so far. Witty, funny and so fukin imaginative, I’m fully addicted. It’s a refreshing break from the trueblood crap I get stuck ingesting thanks to my beloved wife. We won’t even get started on vamps that sparkle.
    Just wanted to say thank you Larry. I listen to the books through audible and the guy narrating them is awesome. Your characters are great. I would really like to hear a story like the monster hunter series written and acted out like an old time radio show. I personally don’t have time for reading or tv for that matter, and music these days blows goats. Audio books are my main entertainment. Keeps me sane for a work day at a time.
    Thanks again for listening and please keep up the great work!

      1. Thanks for such a quick reply. Looking forward to it. May have to get some more of those MHI patches from you. Thanks again.

    1. Ah. You got a response. Perhaps because you typed in big letter. So its called “Warbound” and it is in progress.

  176. Also thanks for putting MHI headquarters in southern Alabama. I live in Northern Florida near Pensacola( little town called Jay). And it is awesome that I can relate too and know places in the book. I know you probably have tons of ideas for the books but just north easy of Montgomery is a large lake(Lake Martin) would be awesome spot for some adventures. Keep up the excellent work on all your books. DAVE

  177. Hey!
    So I’m new to wordpress and don’t want to be out of line. I love your books and was wondering if I could write a “why MHI, and GrimNoir is awesome” type review/blog. I only ask because my wordpress is going to be used not just for my future novels, but to review books that I like. I really love your work and writing style and don’t want to step on your toes since I’m new to wordpress and haven’t been published yet.

      1. Thanks! Like I said I’m new to this whole wordpress thing and didn’t want to get off on the wrong foot.
        I love your books, and your post on F&F was very insightful.

  178. I have read all the books you have out so far. started with Dead Six, then all the monster hunters, and then grimnoir. Is there a tentative release date for Swords of Exodus? thanks for any info.

    1. Not yet. Mike is writing his half now. That whole go to war thing really screws up your deadlines. 🙂

      1. completely understandable =p. I really cannot wait to see what happens. i will probably end up re-reading the monster hunter books.

  179. Thanks for letting Baen publish the 3-book omnibus of Monster Hunters 🙂 I got it with the June 2012 Ebook Monthly Bundle, which I had been waiting for just for your omnibus. I’ve been reading the first book, and it’s so good it’s been very hard to put down! 🙂 I had learned about the MHI series when Monster Hunter Alpha appeared in the Aug 2011 monthly bundle (I’ve been buying the monthly bundles since December 2010 when I got my Kindle 3), but I wanted to start at the beginning of the series, so have been patiently waiting. I’ll get around to your other books, eventually, but not before I read all the MHI books 🙂

  180. hey i barely started reading your books was looking around in the libary and your grimoir tales book dark magic caught my eye i read it and it wassss AMMAAZZIINNNGG!!!!!!!! its now one of my favorite books and cant wait to read more from you, hope you keep writting

  181. Love the books Larry, so much so I talked my brother into getting kindle and buying the digital versions of your books. I kindly took his MHI book off his hands for him 😉 Then I only had to buy Vendetta & Alpha. Looking forwards to Legion!
    One question, in the French Cover of Grimnoir, why is Jake Sullivan carrying freaking chaingun? What happened to the Bullpup BAR?
    Love your work

  182. Mr. Correia,

    I must say I just finished legion and I am quite furious. But most definitely ready for the next one. I read international when it first came out and have read all of the serious. (I’m a pretty big fan) I actually heard of you through friends of mine that said they shot with you in competitions, small world huh. You are by far my favorite author, and I have read many a book. Please please please keep up the good work, I will be looking for any news regarding the next book. Also what you did with Ed, very nice, but I don’t think orcs can cash in on puff bounties. And please don’t let kerkonen die, earl really deserves someone who’s a worthy opponent. That is all for now, I will be checking on you soon enough.
    Finest Regards,
    Mr. Connerton

    1. Hi – I deeply enjoyed to read the french traduction of “hard Magic”.
      I read it straight and I did hardly could stop for some break such as sleeping or eating.
      As I expect some long waiting for the next traduction. I do think about read it in english it’s something I’ve just done for few writers :
      – W. Shekespeare
      – R. L. Stevenson
      – T. Pratchett

      I also tried to getout with “Moby dick” but never manage to go further than the 3 or 4 first pages (lack of willing I guess).

      As I’m quite lazy please insist for some more traduction

  183. sorry casper I did want to make a new post, not a comment on yours.
    but I’m quie asllep at 2 am and Im’ not sue to have a good aswer to your question (just because I’m earing my bed calling me).

  184. Just wondering when the audio of Legion will be coming out. I haven’t seen any dates for that yet. Thanks.

  185. I love your new book Monster Hunters Legion. I can’t wait for the next installment of the Monster Hunter series even though I could see that the next book may be a little bit darker and more serious. I want to see Management the Dragon back in the next book. Imagine this in the next book, A year later, MHI will be the only monster hunting company that have two werewolves, ( two uber Alpha werewolves, in fact) in their organization, their boss Earl and his red headed girlfriend Heather, a troll, Melvin, as their IT support, an Elf princess, Tanya, a whole Orc tribe and since Owen is great with dragon diplomacy ( which will surprise Julie and force Earl to radically revise his conclusion on Owen’s diplomatic skills), a very pissed off and extremely rich dragon, namely Management, who will be helping out MHI and Lee with information and valuable intelligence about their new enemy as well as advising them about Stricken while rebuilding and running the Last Dragon hotel and casino back to prominence. Let us not forget that they have a mystical accountant and punching bag in Owen and his super hot wife, Julie, an extremely reluctant Guardian whose powers are beginning to manifest.

    I can’t imagine the surprise of Klaus Lindermann of Grimm Berlin, Pierre Darne and the rest of MHI’s allies in the monster hunting community when they find out the truth on how unique and how deadly, the Alabama based monster hunting company really is when they go to war together.

  186. We NEED all your books available in french!!! Please contact your editor “l’Atalante”! Some of my friends can’t read in english, please help them!

  187. Okay, now the US cover to Hard Magic is pretty good, it’s what caught my eye and led me to getting it. But DAMN I’m jealous of the cover to the French version. Lucky Frenchies.

  188. /monster Hunter Legion isnt the last of the main storyline is it? I know you have a few more planned but will the follow the story?

  189. Dear Mr. Correia,
    I’m a huge fan of Jim Butcher, but unfortunately for me I’m caught up on his novels. Anyway, while browsing my Goodreads app searching for something to fill the gap I happened across Monster Hunters International. I was just about to pass when I noticed an anti-gun liberal jack hole rated you book one star. His smug reveiw made me go out and purchase MHI that day. And I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. You’ve got a new fan. Thanks.

  190. Just finished Legion, Thank you for such Awesome Stories. So ready for the next in the Grimnoir series too. Will “Dead Six” ever his Audible? I listen to books while in the Vehicle and while working so Audio books are my drug now. Loved all your other novels I am pretty sure that one will be amazing too.

  191. I finally have time to read Legion and an idea popped into my head. It would be bitchen if you could have a site that has a fake interface for the MHI home page, and an MCB page with PUFF listings and current global hot spots. Just some fake sights that have cool blogs, press releases legal mombo jumbo. I bet you could even get a fan to do most of the site and all you would have to do is approve of it. I just think it would be cool to have a MCB site with a bestiary and PUFF listings. Maybe even an MHI page with info on how to hire MHI to rid your city/resort of nasty things etc…
    Just something I think would be cool, I’m gonna go back to Legion now and continue laughing my ass off.

    1. I think the idea of companion sites with things like PUFF listings, official MCB responses (cover stories) for monster events, etc., sounds great! If I were tekkie enough I’d start them myself. Bet you could get tons of contributions from fans with little ideas for local outbreaks, character backstory ideas, etc.

      1. The website is the easy part to set up, at least the back bones. The important parts are the; Layout, Stories(cover stories, out breaks, witness reports), PUFF listings, and the Artist Renditions(sketches of the nasty monsters from witness reports). For most of it, it would require a fans with artistic talent and writing talent. The only thing that wouldn’t need major writing talent would be “witness reports” as they would be first had stories. Throw all that together with a dedicated fan willing to tell some submissions they didn’t make the cut, and you have the makings of a decent website.
        It could be done, I’m guessing a sterile look/feel for the MCB site, and a user friendly down home look for the MHI site.
        I would love for sites like that, I would visit regularly to see the new witness reports and sketches. I bet some creative writers could spin real life events into some of the cover up stories with the MCB site being full of bull and the MHI site having the real event in a “members only” area so MCB can’t yell at them for spilling the beans.

  192. Larry,
    Loved MHL! You’re super, great, terrific, brilliant (blah, blah, blah. . . don’t go getting a big head!) Honestly, I had a blast reading MHL – just like all your other books. Keep up the good work. Those last few lines of MHL put a big lump in the throat of every son who ever loved his father.

  193. Larry –
    Longtime reader, big fan. Got a gear question, if you don’t mind. Do the electronic ear plugs used by MHI actually exist? If so, what brand are they?

  194. Larry,
    I’m citing you in a speech on urban and wilderness survival. I can’t cite Pa a former metallurgist(he never published) on silver bullets being bad for the barrels of guns so I’m referencing as an expert gun nut/ fictional author.
    The speech is mostly a a clever ruse, I’m trying to teach these yuppie liberals about urban and wilderness survival and I’m doing it under the premise of urban=zombie and wilderness=werewolf. I figure telling a bunch of kids that guns are good and killing Bambie and Thumper to survive will go down easier with some fiction along side it.

    I’m ending it with telling them it was a ruse, but saying “I’d give an analogy for vampire survival but everyone knows vampires are real”.

    1. I’ll see about making a seperate youtube video after I give the speech this week or next. I’m having trouble getting the speech down time wise for class, but I’ll post the full version online for y’all to enjoy.

      I’m mostly BSing it, Pa taught me about survival years ago and now I need to come up with actual references and work them into the speech. So I cited MHI, and my 1970 Army Field Survival Manual.

  195. Larry, just finished Legion and I have to tell you….. when I finished reading the last page a wave came over me of regret that the book was over. I wanted MORE. Haven’t felt that way at the end of a book since I read SHOGUN. Love your books, you already know that, but Legion was really something special. Looking forward to MORE.

  196. Larry. I love your book. It’s perfect from cover to cover. All except one thing. When you mention the excellent music selection on page 205 you misspelled my Fave bands name. It’s slipknot not slip knot. Besides that its perfect and I can’t ways to get my hands on the rest of the books. Your my new Fave writer keep it up man. And I’ve just GODA get my hands on like ten of those patches!!! It would be even better if you made patches for every team!

  197. So is there any word when swords of exodus will be finished/ released? or the next Grimnoir, pretty much just when is your next release?

      1. I realize, of course, that you do have a life outside of writing, but this just made me tear up a little. I just downloaded Legion. I’d better pace myself…If I can manage…

      1. Is there a way to request it from Audible? If so, I would be more that happy to add my name to those who would request it.

  198. I have to tell you that I found you after following a link given to me by someone who was very impressed with your blog post about gun control. (Very good post, by the way. I’m not anti-gun by any stretch, but I’ve been trying to understand what’s been going on, and what has some of my friends so upset. The post gave me a lot to think about, so thanks for that). I was surprised to find that you are also an author, and after reading what you wrote about yourself in your “About Me” section (I’m also a Utah transplant from CA! And I also avoid going back at all costs ;), I decided to try the first one–though I am positive that I’m not the demographic your books usually appeal to (being an LDS mom of 3 who drives a minivan), but I love fantasy, monsters, sci-fi, and other such genres. I don’t have time to read much these day, so I listen to tons of books from Audible (helps me feels less hateful to my domestic chores of bliss). I was determined to listen to the whole book before I left you a comment, but I’m 2 hours into it and I can’t wait any more: Love it! So excited to listen to more. Thanks so much! And I do hope your kids get some pet cows someday 😉

  199. I just finished the latest MHI book. Need…more…input…

    Also, you’re books seem to be having an effect on my firearms purchases. I just had to have a 45-70 lever action. Thanks for writing books that those of us in the hobby can get into. I gave away a beat up paperback of the 1st MHI book at my last IDPA event

  200. Love the books Larry. Have MHI, Vendetta, and Alpha books and ebooks and i have Legion on just ebook early release. Question though. Was there any major changes from the early release ebook to final print? I’m currently in Afghanistan and am re reading them all again, but only have the ebooks with me. What sucks is I cant take electronics into the place I work. Gonna have my books sent to me or just buy them again on amazon. Love the books so glad an old friend told me about them. Cant wait for the next MHI book! Keep up the good work. Anything MHI related you got my money. Greetings from Afghanistan! -Eric

    1. The changes weren’t too bad. Mostly small edits and moving some stuff around. I don’t remember there being any huge changes.

      And stay safe over there!

  201. I can’t wait until the next monster hunter international book comes out. Is there a release date?

  202. Larry,

    First off, let me say that I’ve really enjoyed your novels. Did you hear about the Supreme Court ruling of Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons. It seems to have some interesting implications for fiction authors. Props must be given to B. Justin Shier ( for bringing this to my attention and to Courtney Milan ( for offering some analysis.


  203. I just finished re-reading all of the Monster Hunter books. I’m definitely looking forward to the next one. If he has to die, I can see Z’s dad fighting along side Sam in the ghost army. Hopefully, we’ll get to see Mosh in Newbie Training too.

  204. I just finished Hard Magic and I was blown away by your design of a new fantasy magic world. Monster Hunters Int’l was really entertaining but honestly, Hard Magic “did it” for me more. You’ve got a Harry Potter killer there my friend.

    I just bought Spellbound and MH Vendetta and will be ravenously consuming them shortly. You’re my new favorite fantasy author so fair warning that I’ll be needing more very soon. I hope you’re almost done with a Grimoire book 3. If not, get on m’kay? 😉

      1. Street date for Grimnoir 3 ?… My ? too. Is there any author more enjoyable to read than Larry? Been reading and collecting for more than 30 years, and I do not know of anybody even close!…

  205. Hey Larry,

    I just wanted to take some time to thank you for an amazing series of books. I read all 4 Monster Hunter books in three weeks. Honestly, I usually take more time to read books that I really enjoy, but I just couldn’t put yours down. For me, I have to really like the characters in any given story if I am going to really enjoy it, and I fell in love with every character in yours. Owen is bad ass, Harbinger is just f**king cool, Milo is easily one of my favorites, but Skippy takes the cake for me. His impeccable taste in music makes up for our completely different political views ;-). I mean, honestly, Mein Herz Brennt?? Very cool…
    Before finishing this all too long comment, I’d like to suggest one kind of obscure band for you to listen to, Pigmy Love Circus. One song in particular, off of the album The Power of Beef, really reminds me of Harbinger. In particular, I picture this song the moment he first changes in front of Owen while fighting one of the Master Vampires in ‘International’. Many other songs for whatever reason bring back visuals from each book, but I’d really like to know what you think? Well, I am very much looking forward to the next installment, and I fully intend to have each and every person I know read each book, or tell me to shut up and stop trying to get them to.
    Hope all is well with you and your family!

    Ray Atencio

  206. Larry! – Wife and I love the Monster Hunter series! And Grimnoir! And I luvs Dead Six! The only question we have have is ….WHEN’S THE NEXT ONE COMING OUT?!?!?? Please don’t keep us in suspense, guy….an update on the blog would be awsome, please? Pretty please, with werewolves on top?

      1. Wow thanks 🙂 What is the best way to contact you in regards of questions for the interview. I take it you moderate all comments first. If you click on my profile there is a contact link for me on my blog

  207. More Grimnoir please. Pretty please? I have to know what happens next or I might explode. That happens sometimes right?

  208. Have you consider having your MHI novels turned into manga? I’d love to see Kenichi Sonoda (Gunsmith Cats, Cannon God Exaxxion) or Shōji Satō (High School of the Dead, Triage X) draw your guns (Although there may not be enough massively endowed girls in your books for Sato).

  209. MORE. I am 62 and I want to read more of your books. I so addicted I by the Baen arc versions to get to read them ASAP

  210. Ok. So I’m on my 3rd listen of book four of MHI. I’ve been trying to picture the books as a movie (as I’ve seen some people suggest) and just can’t see it. Tonight, though, I realized that it needed to be a TV series, made by the same people who make Supernatural. Supernatural pulls of monsters, weapons, drama, humor, tenderness, terror, sadness, loss, and love. And as a TV series the MHI story could unfold and not be hurried. Just had to put my 2 cents in 😉 Can’t wait for book 5!!

    1. Tiffany,
      I love Supernatural and agree with you, provided it is not done on the CW as ateeny bopper show.

  211. the worst books ever !!!!!!! i hated them so much ! boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -NOT IMPRESSED!!!!!

    1. And since this is the 417th comment on this page, and judging by the thousands of Amazon reviews and 12,000+ reviews on Audible (still at 4 1/2 stars) luckily for my mortgage payments you are in the minority. 🙂

      1. Never got the animosity. Twilight is obviously written for a younger, and female audience. But its a well paced, interesting story. I like the lack of blood and sex. It reminds me of the Byronesque vampires of Victorian England, but even better, because sparkly or not, all of the vampires have different personalities based largely on their previous human experiences. I greatly tire of books where all vampires have the exact same personality, something between a conniving politician, and Ted Bundt. Why would they all be the same? The Cullins are gentle because of Carlisle, an ethical and gentle minister’s son, the Volturi are products of Italian politics in a super bloody period of strife. Its not perfect, but I have read a LOT worse.

  212. Laughing, everyone is entitled to an opinion, even if I think they are so so wrong. I still love Larry’s novels, just finished the ARC of “Warbound” on Baen. I am one of those insane folks that likes the ebooks better than the hard copy. It might have something to do with being a pack rat and married to one, we kind of ran out of bookshelf space a hile ago.

    If Larry keeps on writing I will keep on reading, as well a lot of other folks.

  213. I just have to say that you can’t just leave grimnoir with only three books. I’ve got to hear more about what happens to the characters that make up all the wonderful plots that I want to hear about again. I put my favorite stories as 1. Grimnoir & 2. MHI. Please don’t stop there. I want to read more about the characters. I love them! Please keep comming up with more storylines that are as entertaining as what you’ve imagined, already. Thank you.

  214. Larry,
    I am patiently waiting for Nemesis to come out. I finished Legion within the first week of this last deployment and got half of my squad turned on to your books. I always enjoy your political rants. Keep writing for the sake of the military and keep ranting for the sake of humanity. Going on leave to enjoy some much needed down time and I plan on starting the Grimnoir Chronicles. Thanks.

  215. Larry:

    I am not worthy, but nonetheless I worship your storytelling acumen.

    Mr. Correia on Audible? His stories played on a long trip, it’s as though there’s a wormhole to your destination.

    I’m a decent shot. I am a sandan in Aikido & a shodan in Eishin Ryu Iaido. So I admire the background research that you’ve done for your books.

    For what it’s worth, if my experience can ever help with your writing, please don’t hesitate to email me.


  216. Here’s hoping that the Audible of Warbound will come out when the print version does. Bronson Pinchot does a fantastic job of fleshing out the characters in the first two. Please tell me he’s on board for #3! I’ve listened to both Grimnoir 3 times(!!) For those of you that have read the books, I can promise you’ll like the characterizations on the audiiobooks. I’ve gifted Audible Hard Magic to my son in the US Army in Germany, a daughter working in a orphanage in Ecuador, and another son in L.A.. Awaiting their feedback. Oh, and I just threw a hook into my youngest adult daughter living at home with the “job interview” chapter of MHI (Oliver Wyman is also an extraordinarily talented reader) I’ve got multiple “listens” to the entire MHI series also) Might just have 4 more fans for you soon!!

  217. Alright – I LOVE your books. I’ve just audiobooked all of them…except Dead Six – it’s not up yet. Do we have a release date for the next MHI? I can’t wait! I have a tiny beef though.

    All of your references to classical music have been for either evil characters or douche-bags (Grant Jefferson). As a serious fan of yours and a pretty kick ass opera singer, I can’t help but be a little offended. Come on now, cool kids like opera too!

    operatically yours,

    1. Fair enough. Now personally I like classical music. 🙂

      Oh crap… You’ve not got to read Mr. Stricken in Monster Hunter Nemesis yet…

  218. Just finished listening to Hard Magic on Audible also and looking forward to starting Spellbound. I have an hour long commute each way and my kids are wondering why daddy is sitting in the car after he gets home… 🙂

  219. So. I just figured out that Warbound is expected to release August sixth. planning on getting it for my birthday the next day. can not wait

  220. Hello Larry,
    I’m French and I’ve discovered your novels 2 years ago, starting with Monster Hunter International and then the Grimnoir chronicles. I’m an children Illustrator and I spend my whole day working at my desk while listening at your books, and man, they are just AWESOME. It’s actually quite funny thinking I’m illustrating Princesses and Fairytales while listening to awesome werewolf one-to-one ( Alpha was KICK-ASS !! the kick I got for that one !!). My man here at home is a huge genre fan and was just adamant to discover MHI ( still not translated into french here ), so it was heaven when I read the Grimnoir chronicles ( can’t wait for August to get the new one) cause your first two books have been translated into french. I got the first one for him as a surprise and he was head over heels, and devoured it in a few days. The 2nd one has just been released here and I’ll get that one also for him ( and me! ). It would be fantastic if MHI could get translated in french, they are just so good. Thanks for writing these books, they are just great and I’ve been so enthusiatically noisy about these at my workplace than fellow coworkers have now also bought your books and are now hooked. Keep up the excellent work !
    Diane Le Feyer

    1. Thank you very much. I’m glad you like them. 🙂

      I don’t know of any plans for a French translation of the Monster Hunter novels yet.

      1. That would be a great idea because i would like some of my friens to read your books, they would really enjoy it but they just can’t read in english!
        MHI is so great, even more than Hard Magic and the Grimnoir Chonicles which are translated!

  221. That would be a great idea because i would like some of my friens to read your books, they would really enjoy it but they just can’t read in english!
    MHI is so great, even more than Hard Magic and the Grimnoir Chonicles which are translated!

  222. Hi Larry, Will Warbound really be the last in the series or will there be other books from the Grimnoir world?

    1. This is the end of the trilogy about these characters in this time period, but there will be others set in the same world.

      1. Will there be any spoilers for the new books in the grimnoir series in Warbound or when should we expect the new series to come out?

  223. Larry,
    Huge fan got all your books on audio and hardback. Was wondering when Nemesis might be released. Can’t wait.


  224. Just finished Warbound and I am in awe. You have done a wonderful job tying your lore into a fantastic and coherent story line. You sir are the Robert Heinlein of our times. I can hardly wait for MHI Nemesis and am looking forward to what you do with the Grimnoir Chronicles in the future. I’ve also read Dead Six, wonderful stuff! Please keep it coming!

  225. Larry I have just finished reading the eARC of Swords of Exodus and as usual it was a great read and like all of your books it kept me reading late past my bed time and at my age I need every minute I can get…..and with out giving away any details to anyone else who may not have had the pleasure of reading your latest release I would just like to say, with enthusiasm, that you are a sorry rat bastard for that cliff hanger and the way the characters are left…..and that is all I will say about that but you have better come up with some very creative to complete this story line or I will be one seriously grumpy old man.
    Now get busy and get writing….. seriously your a author I enjoy and you keep my interest and I put you right up there with Ringo and Webber….nuff said.

  226. I finished the Grimnoir series in 4 days. I had to force myself to sleep!! I love the time period, the characters, and the whole premise of course. Warbound was left at a good stopping point but I really hope this isnt the last of Jake, Faye, Heinrich, and the rest. Cant wait to get started on the next series!… after I catch back up with the 4 days of life I put on hold.

  227. I am mostly through with the Baen e-book version of Warbound. Love the book, but you seriously need to talk to your editor. I caught a few spelling and syntax errors; however, the most egregious thing was when the beastie told Sullivan to turn right down an alley to get to a tailor shop. He turned left and got where he needed to go anyway…. (or it may be vice versa – working from (bad) memory here).

    BTW – if that’s the worst, you are having a better day than I usually do.

    I hope this isn’t the last book of the series. Keep up the good work.

  228. Two part question
    1. Is there another MHI book in the works.
    2. Is there going to be anything to come of the MHI option for TV or movies.
    These are some of the best books I’ve listened to ever, need more MHI and O.Z.P.

  229. Mr. Correia —

    I just discovered your works about a year ago and wanted to let you know what a pleasant surprise they have been. I enjoy your libertarianish outlook and the great action. My biggest difficulty is in deciding which I like better, the “Grimnoir” series or the “MHI” series, and that determination usually varies according to which book I’ve read most recently. As you might have guessed, Jake Sullivan and Co. are currently in the lead. I especially enjoy the very distinctive cast of characters that inhabit both of these worlds.

    Speaking of memorable characters, of all the good souls who have met untimely ends in your stories, the one that sticks with me the most is poor Delilah. Someone who had such a hard-scrabble life, so few periods of contentment or happiness (the last one about a day long) and who then had to spend her last hours under a terrible and painful curse. Seems like she always got the dirty end of the stick. I know from comments that you don’t intend on returning to that time period or those characters, but if for some reason you ever change your mind, it sure would be nice to have a guest appearance by Delilah’s spirit, if only for long enough to let us know she’s finally found a place of peace and contentment. While I think we would assume that, it would be nice to hear it from her own ghostly lips.

    In a related vein, if I could pick one character from the “Grimnoir” series I’d love to see in a stand-alone story (as you did with Harbinger from MHI), it would be the lovely Miss Hammer. She has a fascinating back story and an interesting power, and now that she’s with the BI, she’d be likely to find herself involved in all manner of interesting situations. (I’d actually hoped she and Jake would end up being an item, but Akane beat her out. At least, I assume that’s who the “still sleeping wife” is, though you never actually NAME her, do you? Hmmmm.)

    Anyway, looking forward to Agent Franks’ upcoming adventure. Please keep up the great work, and thanks!

  230. I knew you HAD to be from Alabama! Just read you’re from Bham. Only a native could nail this place like you do. Most people don’t grasp the subtleties. I appreciate that and everything else about your work.

      1. what part of California? I live on the republican island that’s two hours from everything interesting, otherwise known as Bakersfield.

  231. When oh when are you going to do another “Monster Hunter” Book??
    Please don’t tell me you have no plans to write another ;=(
    I’ve turned more people on to your books than you would believe ;=)
    Z is my hero!

  232. P.S.
    I help run the Nisqually Tribal Library in in WA State and I have had to sneak your books on the shelves because we are only supposed to have Books of Native related content which really means no “Fictional” books. Boring!! You ROCK!
    I see a “Target Rich Environment” Well something like that ;=)

  233. Thanks for the great news!!! The only thing that could make it greater is to have it come out on my 60th birthday 7/25/2014.
    Larry Correia is the best dog gone writer of fantasy fiction of this or any era!
    Rock in a new mag and let em have it!!!

    1. Entertainment One, the same company that does the Walking Dead has purchased the rights. They’ve not done anything with it yet though.

  234. Reading through Swords of Exodus now (got it from the Baen Traveling Road Show at Honorcon earlier this month), and the beginning brought up a question: Was Valentine’s boss when he was in the AF (Christopher Blair) a nod to the player character from the Wing Commander game series, or just a coincidence of naming?

    1. That was Mike’s doing so you’d have to ask him. He’s such a video game nut that it wouldn’t surprise me though.

      1. Possibly a silly question, but how would I contact him?

        Oh, and finished Swords. You suck for keeping me up hours past when I should have gone to bed (I work 3rd shift)… but not as much as you do for what happened to Lorenzo. 😛

  235. I love your books, but do virtually all of my “reading” via audio books. Is there any special reason that Dead Six is not on audible? It looks like a great story, but I cannot find it on Audible.

  236. Absolutely can not wait for the next book of either series… MHI or the Grimnoir Chronicles. Amazing series, the pair of them. All those who say that there’s no series that can bridge the age gap is sorely mistaken now.

  237. Hi Larry,
    Love your stories mate. I would love to see a “Monster Guide Book and how to kill them”, maybe with some of “Harbingers” personal accounts he keeps so secret.

    Just a thought can’t wait for the next one.

    Merry Xmas.

  238. Oh god…Larry…I really need to know what happens to Owen and Julie. Now, I don’t care if you choose not to tell other readers…but it’s been almost a year and I’m dying over here!

    What I’m trying to say is I need more Monster Hunter in my life..and the abomination would be a lovely “apology” present as well.

  239. Hey Larry,

    I got into the audio versions of MHI and can I say not only are the plots and characters incredible but great job on picking the narrator! Overall it was fantastically entertaining and made my commute fly by. I told my husband about MHI and then months later he said “I’m listening to this new book series and their so good! Their called Monster Hunter International.” I thought he was messing with me since I was the one who told him about it. Nope… he didn’t hear me the first time and discovered it for himself. We can’t wait for Nemesis to be released. Hope you have the same narrator!

  240. Ok, I admit it. I’m having MHI withdrawals… I finished Legion some weeks back and have been searching for a new series to fill in the wait.. Nothing, nothing is filling the hole left after, after… Legion. I’ve even found myself succumbing to the “Whats the wife reading?” pit of despair… I guess this is a round-a-bout compliment to a fellow Utah’n and my favorite author… Any chance of a book signing in the near future? Thanks!

      1. I should’ve said, the Red Baron story is in the same universe as the book at the first link, just set earlier in time.

      1. All the news would say was somewhere in the SE on the way to a New Orleans show. Images show the burning bus at the time. Post fire photos show the roof was caved in.. I guess they need to watch out for those claws..

  241. Larry
    You SERIOUSLY NEED to write faster. I read ALL the MHI series so many times I wore out the paperback versions and ended up buying them on my IPad. I’m foaming at the mouth for the next book. And I hope to god you didn’t kill Jason Lacoco.
    Take care. I’m gonna pick up some stickers and a oath maybe a coffee cup.
    Now for the love of god start banging those keys.

  242. Dear Larry. You’re amazing. I just finished Swords of Exodus (after already having read pretty much all your other novels) and I wanted to see what the sequel is going to be called and/or when it’s going to be coming out. But that information is nigh impossible to find (I finally found it on your Wikipedia page). I would like to give you more piles of money than I already have, but it’s hard for me to tell when I’ll be able to do that. It would be awesome if you added some sort of easy to find list of what you’re working on, so we can get more excited about giving you piles of money.

    1. So, this one time, I noticed that you have exactly what I was looking for on one of the side borders of the main page. So, great job in fulfilling the unvoiced desires of your fans! The fact that I can’t wait to give you money for more books hasn’t changed, though.

  243. Larry – I’m hooked. Tore through the first two MHI books, took a detour (read the two Dead Six books), and am thoroughly enjoying MHA. The Enchanted Forest portion of MHI had me laughing so hard my wife put down her tablet to ask me what I was reading. The only thing I’ve been having trouble reconciling is the Monster Control Bureau’s name. The existence of a Monster Control Bureau within the DHS would be highly classified, so I’m assuming that its facilities would operate under some gray bureaucratic term, like the Office of Policy Coordination. Who cares, though? Absolutely love your books.

  244. Larry,

    I stumbled upon one of your books at a few months ago and couldn’t resist the creative premise of Hard Magic, so I picked it up… I have been reading nothing but your work ever since. With all of the Grimnoir (quite possibly the best series I’ve read) behind me, I’ve moved onto the Monster Hunter series… Great stuff!

    Keep it up, glad writers like you are out there.

  245. I have been watching for Monster Hunter Nemesis to come up for preorder as an ebook but have not seen anything yet. Is the ebook gonna come out the same time as the hardcover and if so, where will it be available from? Thank you.

    1. It will be available everywhere that sells ebooks. It should be up on Amazon now for the Kindle store, and it is on the Baen page.

    1. Scheduled for July 1, same as print version. Same reader as the other MHI books (Oliver Wyman) Mine’s pre-ordered!

  246. Hey. MHI was great. Amazing infact. Im studying french and was wondering if any of your books have been translated yet. If so where can I get one?

  247. Have read all the MHI series, finished book 2 of Grimnoir, and can’t wait for more. You are an amazing author. My son-in-law introduced me to your work and now he is my favorite, if only, son-in-law!!!

    Keep up the Great work!

    A King

  248. Is the symbol that Owen is looking for in Legion the same one that represents the evil god that Kurst agrees to work for? Is it Cthulhu?

    1. It’s not the Old God from the other dimension. Kurst’s contact specifically said Owen’s action in book 1 awakens him. From their conversation at the end of book 5, it would appear that Stricken was in the know about this and hasten the game a bit with both Las Vegas and Nemesis.

    2. It’s my impression that the symbol represents the same enemy in both books, though given that the enemy was (if I’m reading it correctly) named at the end of Nemesis, it’s not Cthulu. What/Who it *is* hasn’t been revealed. Given the cosmology involved it may well be something older than, or contemporaneous with, God the Creator of the MHI universe. Like the Old Ones, only not one of them.

      All of which raises the question of whether there’s an Over-God who created all these different factions of divine and semi-divine/diabolical entities. I don’t think the Old Ones are creations of Franks’ creator, based on Franks’ description of them as being outside the Plan.

  249. I just finished Nemisis and it was awesome. I can’t wait for the next book to be released. Does anyone have a clue when it will be out?

  250. Man I freakin love the Monster Hunter series!!! This stuff should be made into movies – the characters are so vivid and well put together – it all works so well. Keem ’em comming!.

  251. Love MHI ! Midway through Nemesis, had to stop because my eyes are worn out. I knew there was more to Frank’s, dude is a badass.(Maybe not as bad as Harbinger) Just wanted to thank you for writing another great book.

  252. Been meaning to comment for a while…You Monster Hunter books are awesome. Once I start, I can’t put it down. I can’t wait for your next book. I hope it comes out soon. As a fan, sometimes waiting between books sucks. But, I get it, quality takes time.
    Your Gun Geek Knowledge is great. I enjoy the political jabs. I love the mixed Mythology and Lore. And, I have a feeling you have just barely revealed the entire plot to us…

  253. I just finished reading (listening to audio, actually) and just wanted to tell you what a kick-ass writer you are. I thoroughly enjoyed your “world according to Franks” rendition of the Monster Hunter world. SO much FUN! Your narrator, Wyman, is a master as well. He brings your books to life. Thanks for taking the time to download your imagination to the rest of us puny humans.

  254. I love your Monster Hunter series and the Grim Noir series. I haven’t completed both because I am trying not to read them too quickly. It is so difficult to find excellent new writers to read. My brother recommended the books. The characters are so realistic and you keep them consistent and growing from book to book. I enjoy the relationships between the characters and when you write an action scene I can really visualize it. The audio books are also great and the reader makes the characters come alive.

  255. Larry,

    My name is CPT Daniel Terbilcox stationed in FT. Bragg. Little back story in 2012 I was coming back from a Deployment in OEF. I was in the USO in FOB Sharanna and was looking through their donated books and what did I find MHI Alpha. Being bored and nothing else to do I started to read your book. BOOM! mind exploded. Never been into fantasy books but I could not put yours down. I was a little lost because it was the third book but I was hooked. Read everyone since and cannot wait for more. Two questions or one question one statement
    1) When will guardian come out?
    2) I read that a company bought the rights to make your books into a movie however I think they would be better suited as a TV series on FX. Basically the stories you write and characters you develop are so rich I personally do not think a movie would do them justice. Either way thanks for all you do.


    CPT Daniel F. Terbilcox

    1. Thanks.

      The next MH novel isn’t Guardian, that’s the one after that. But I don’t have a release date yet.

      I did option the rights to MH to E1 (the people who do Walking Dead), but they haven’t done anything with them for a while. Recently they teamed up with another giant company and brought in a team of screenwriters, so it has gone into development for a TV show. But this is Hollywood, so you never get your hopes up too much. 🙂

      1. Well thanks for the reply,

        I guess I am confused! I thought your titles were

        MHI International
        MHI Vendetta
        MHI Alpha
        MHI Legion
        MHI Nemesis
        MHI Guardian
        MHI Omega

        So is it Omega thought there were 7 books in the series and figured omega would be the last because its the last letter in the Greek alphabet. If not what will the next one be called? Once again keep up the awesome work!

        CPT Daniel F. Terbilcox
        US Army, EN

        1. There are more than that. Omega is the planned last one, and Guardian is one of the others, but I’ve not ever confirmed how many I’ve got planned.

  256. Larry,

    Thanks for making my day! That’s awesome! Look forward to reading more that come out!

    CPT Daniel Terbilcox
    US Army, EN

  257. Very entertaining!! I’m on the first book of MHI, and loving it! Well written, and haven’t been much of a gun…or any weaponry but….but this book gives a vast variety of all sorts of weaponry possibilities. Ha! Any idea of a movie coming out for these books? I think it would be a good one…with the right actors of course. I read a blog somebody put out that was absolutely ridiculous… The listed people to play roles…Janeane Garofalo to play Julie Shackleford was a pick they had. I can’t see that working.

    After much rambling. I just have to say, thank you for this book series. I’m enjoying it quite a bit!

  258. Hah, your roasting of others is very funny. But, i would prefer you do nothing but write novels (food water and defication only on alternating days), please write more faster. Btw who do I have to kill/have blown to get on your advanced readers list.

  259. Mr. Correia, I have just finished reading your MHI books, all of which were great. However, I have a question. It is a premise of the MHI universe that the more people there are actively thinking about and believing in monsters, the more access to this world said monsters will have. It also seems to be a given that MHI Hunters know and accept this to be true. So, if it is true, and they know it to be true, and they know how much pain and damage monsters are already capable of inflicting even though the existence of monsters is not commonly known, why do they hate the MCB so much for killing uncooperative witnesses? Any morally upright human being would be offended by the killing of innocents, but hating a reality shouldn’t make you hate the people who have no choice but to deal with that reality. It just seemed to me that this attitude MHI has of “we’re morally superior to the MCB because we don’t kill innocent people” is too much like the preening moral vanity of liberals who can’t bear to think that someone, somewhere in the government might actually have to suck it up and water board a few terrorists. In the MHI universe, it is something which simply MUST be done, not because (or at least not just because) people are too weak to handle the truth, but because people knowing the truth will actively make that truth worse. And it isn’t as if the MCB doesn’t try every other avenue (persuasion, coercion, or destruction of credibility) to shut them up first. (MCB really does need to develop the roofie drug from Hell to solve the problem of having to liquidate uncooperative witnesses.) In Nemesis, you do give a lot more insight into what the MCB is doing and into the people charged with doing it, which I thought was nice. Myers especially seems to understand the fundamental concept that, when you are the tip of the spear in the defense of your nation, your choices are not often between what is good and what is bad, but between what is bad and what is worse. Will there be a point when MHI Hunters will be faced with this moral dilemma directly? Perhaps some kind of anti-authoritarian witnesses who band together to get the truth out in spite of the MCB and end up actually causing a knowledge induced, worst case scenario outbreak that MHI has to deal with? I would very much like to see how the MHI characters (especially Trip and the doctors Nelson) would deal with that and how it might change how they think about the MCB, its people and its tactics if they did.

    1. Because the end does not justify the means. No matter what it may or may not cost the world, you have no right to kill innocent people. This has nothing to do with being liberal or conservative. I personally very much resent the stereotype of conservatives as being uncompassionate. Waterboarding a GUILTY TERRORIST TO POSSIBLY SAVE LIVES is good. Killing a hacker who is an American citizen because they know too much would be so wrong, I don’t even know where to start. If you don’t understand why innocent American citizens should never be killed by American agencies for any reason what so ever, then that is your morality. But don’t confuse it with being a conservative. Its the simple question; Would you kill a child that you thought would grow up to be Hitler before they did any wrong? A government agency that acts as if the end justifies the means is the last thing a free country needs.

  260. Mr Correia,

    First I must say that I have read and thoroughly enjoyed all of your books, especially the Monster Hunter series since I almost exactly match your description of Owen Pitt in both physical attributes as well as mindset and training. If you ever make film adaptation of the series let me know and I will gladly offer my services as a actor.

    Nicholas Shivers

  261. Love your stuff. Kinda bummed the Grimnoir chronicles are clearly at an end [all neatly wrapped up w/ the looming menace defeated;] think there’s more to work with for TV/animated series there than even w/ MHI. Remember, nobody who matters even remotely cares about the Hugos: we only care when your next book comes out. Keep up the good work.

    PS: In a perfect world, I’d be dating Melody Gardot, & your choice for the actor to play Earl would be?..

    1. There is going to be another Grimnoir trilogy set in the 1950s, and two more stand alones. Also, check on Audible. I’ve got two Grimnoir novellas over there. One of which appears in the Baen Big Book of Monsters and the other is an exclusive for them for a bit longer.

      1. All well & good [really, I’m ecstatic for the news of another Grimnoir trilogy], but who do you see playing Earl when MHI comes to the big screen? 😉

      2. BTW: if I join Audible can I at least get ebook versions of those novellas? I read faster than people speak, & don’t spend enough time in a car to listen to audio books. Unfortunately, anyone with a voice that you’d *want* to hear is just going to put me to sleep. So audio books aren’t my ‘thang,’ thankyewverramuuuuchmamabaybuh [/Elvis.] 😉

        1. Audible only sells audiobooks. Of the two Grimnoir shorts on there, one is availalbe in print in the Baen Big Book of Monsters. The other is an Audible exclusive for the time being.

  262. Love the Monster Hunter International series and the Grimnoir series :D. I especially liked how you included a good amount of the plan of salvation and the war in heaven in Nemesis! Your take on hell was interesting too, I never thought of it that way but doing nothing for eternity would probably be worse than actually getting tortured for eternity :P. Yep, you’ve got an LDS fan here haha. Btw, I like to write too and wrote a funny short story about lds missionaries and zombies that you might find entertaining 🙂 lol! Your probably too busy keeping up your book empire but if you ever want to read it let me know.

    Gifford Newbury

  263. Just wanted to tell you how much my husband and I enjoy listening to the Audible MHI series! My son loves them as well. Instead of TV night, we have MHI listening night when he is home from college. Will the series continue or is Nemesis your last in the series?

      1. Two more he will be writing at the same time, after he and Mike K finish the next Dead 6 novel, and those won’t be the last.

        Also, John Ringo is doing a short series in the MHI world, set in the 80’s.

        I think 2016 is going to be a GREAT year for Monster Hunting ; )


  264. I just finished the eARC of Son of the Black Sword. Awesome book. Random question: will there by a map in the print version?

  265. Hi Larry,

    A long time ago I bought the Monster Hunters. I only recently got around to reading it, and couldn’t put it down. Then I ran out and got the Legion and Nemesis, which I also have really enjoyed.

    One of the things I like is the stories being set in the South. I wonder, where exactly is the Monster Hunters HQ? Is that a made up town? And don’t think for a minute that i missed the VanZant reference, which makes me very happy!

    It’s always a joy to find these fun adventure stories with a good dose of humor.

    I am always googling up these various guns and weapons, just to see what these guys are using.

    Some other authors I’ve discovered in recent years that I also enjoy are E.E. Knight (Vampire Earth) and anything by James Enge. I’m adding you to the list of immediate buy.

    Now i have to go find these other series you’ve written. And i’m also going to recommend you to other friends.

  266. Do you think that the Monster Hunter International counterparts of Jake, Lance and maybe Heinrich worked for MHI in the 30’s?

  267. Just wondering, are we going to see Lacoco again? I feel bad for the guy; he’s had such insanely crap luck.

  268. Larry,
    It’s been a while since a MHI book has come out. Will it be this decade or should I hope for the 2020’s? While I like STI handguns, they to, are overpriced. Give me a Remington R1 or Springfield Arms Range Officer as I am a simple man. 9mm is for gurls or men who can’t shoot .45 acp.

  269. Never actually commented on any of the hundreds of books I have read over the years. I have to say that the two series (Monster Hunters International and Hard Magic) I have read of yours are instant favorites in my collection and I look forward to rereading them time and time again. Thank you for the wonderful works and endless hours of enjoyment.

  270. Love the dead 6 books, when do you think we will get more? Love of you stuff btw have done every thing you have in audible

    Thanks for all the good times


  271. Hey Larry,
    The books are a blast! You do great job in building anticipation for the next, cheers for that! Like everyone, once you finish you automatically look to see when the next will be coming out. What is appreciated is that you write, you keep the reader engaged without too much lag time. Eagerly looking forward to the next MHI and Project Blue, any idea on potential release dates? I’m an audiobook guy so I know it will be longer but solid choices on both narrators by the way! Makes all the difference and can crush the potential of the book if the voice doesn’t fit.
    Anyway, keep up the great work!
    Cheers, Paul

  272. dear mr correia heres a book i think you should give a try sandman slim by richard kadrey it is just completely badass

  273. Wow I have just got turned on to MHI. Found it on amazon and thought why not I went in blind and boy was I surprised!!! I have been on a MHI reading binge and I am now on book 3! I’m usually into Koontz and King but now I have added Correia to my list of favorites. Thanks for your imagination!

  274. Larry,

    Just reread MHN this weekend. Even better the second time through. Awesome fights, great characters and you even get me to (grudgingly) like Myers.

    One question, When I read the acronym for Strategic Task Force Unicorn, it always pops into my head as ‘Shut the F*** Up’. Is this coincidence or was it intentional for an ultra-black, clandestine organization?
    I just have to laugh because that is essentially the MCB’s job, not Unicorn’s.
    Thanks for the great reads. Too bad I keep missing you at the Utah Book signings. Someday I get to a B&N while you are there and get counted among the ‘less than 500’.

  275. Larry, thanks for some of the best reads I’ve had in a while. Finished MHN 3 days ago and I’m still waiting for my heart to slow down. Discovered you through John Ringo’s website. And I am so glad I did. You SSSOOOOO have to get these stories on either the large or small screen.
    BTW…loving what you are doing with trailer trash elves and good guy orcs. Take that Tolkien.

  276. So… is there an ETA on the next MHI book? I have been itching for a while now, checking every week for an update… going to have to start checking daily 🙂

    1. This summer is the start of the spinoff series set in the MHI universe written by Ringo. Next year is the next solo Owen book.

  277. Larry Corriea,

    Hi, my name is Jon and I’m not an aspiring author or anything of the sort, but I did want to just say thank you for writing what is truly my favorite series of all time. Over the past couple of years I can honestly say I’ve listened to hundreds and hundreds, maybe even a thousand books in about a three timeline. And I’m not exaggerating when I say that this series of books is the first one I’ve listened to not just twice but four times. And I’ve never bought one book out of the whole time until now. And not only did I buy one, but I bought the whole series. I’m also buying the patches, I all read ordered the mouse pad for my office and home, and I’m going to get the sweater as soon as I have enough money lol. I really enjoyed reading your mini bio and your life story is pretty amazing. Honestly I’m only sending this with the hopes of you reading this and possibly seeing someone that you have made there life a little better in more than just the way of entertaining them. Your books have inspired me to go for my crazy dreams as weird as that sounds. So thank you for such a great series. And I’m truly a huge fan boy now. And I’m hoping for more great books in the future. More MHI please!!!!!!!!

    Thank you

    Jon from fucked up California lol

  278. I just finished son of the black sword and just want more. I want to know if and when the next book is coming!

  279. I finally convinced my sister to start listening to your novels (she’s a CPA, by the way). She started listening to Monster Hunter International last Sunday and confessed to me today that she wasn’t sure she should thank me or slap me because now she’s scrambling to find time to listen to more.

    Anyway, awesome books and I can’t wait for more.

    1. I gave MHI to my father for Christmas. He finished it and all the other MH books in a couple weeks. My mother was not pleased.

  280. Ya know, I love all these books but the cover art always drives me nuts. Body armor should go over important things like hearts and lungs even if it hampers cleavage viewing. A tragedy, I know.

  281. Really enjoy your books. I was just wondering when the next installment for MonsterHunters Internatinal will be released? Thank you for your diligence.

  282. What are the odds of an all-in-one hardback of the Grimnoir Chronicles like Baen did with the first three Monster Hunter novels?

  283. Is Grimnoir done or will there be more to come?

    BTW, I love the Tom Stranger audiobook that just dropped yesterday.

  284. Love these books finally bought the first one I have read The Monster Hunter books over a hundred times and still read them

  285. Hi Mr. Correia.
    I love your Monster Hunter series! Very fun and engrossing. I’ve been listening to them on Audio and between the awesomely descriptive stories and Wyman’s narration – they’ve been an incredible listening experience that comes to life in my mind!

    I also Really loved Son of the Black Sword! Your character development is excellent. Are you going to continue this series? I’m so anxious to see what happens to Ashok:)

    Thank you so much for taking my mind into a colorful and fantastic fantasy world!

    1. Yes, right now I have two more novels planned after Son of the Black Sword.
      House of Assassins (2017)
      Destroyer of Worlds (2018)

  286. Hi, I think I have a real life gal that you should contact to make her a player in your MH novels. Even if only a bit part.
    The world’s hottest daredevil, Roberta Mancino, recently took a helicopter ride over Chile’s active Villarrica volcano, and proceeded to jump out wearing her wingsuit. If you check out her facebook page she even swims with the Manatees. Big balls on this young lady.

  287. I know this may seem trivial but who do you think would win in an unarmed fist fight? Agent Franks or Ashok Vadal? My bet is on Franks personally.

  288. I have to say that I didn’t think I would like Dead Six, but WOW! I love the way the characters come to life! I don’t have time to read but listen to the Audible versions and Bronson Pinchot is one of my favorite narrators. No one else can do your novels justice in my book 🙂 Waiting with much anticipation for the next ones in the Grimnoir or Dead Six series…

  289. Sir,

    Thanks for all of the great stories.
    Is there anyplace that shows the timeline of MHI and other stories (e.g. “Tanya, Princess of the Elves” is after MHI and before Vendetta)? I believe “Christmas in Detroit” is before Hard Magic. Where do “Thistle,” “Small Problems,” etc. fall on the timeline?

  290. Just got finished with Monster Hunter Siege. It is certainly a worthy addition to the Monster Hunter line.

    I was wondering why the book was shorter than the others but then I realized that the problem was me. Once I picked it up I just blew through it!

    It’s a great read and I am recommending it to my friends.

    Keep up the great work!


  291. Im so pleased that audible kept suggesting your books to me. I caved and got the first MHI book and tore through it in a single day. My husband is a veteran and police chief. I own a private armed security firm and im a firearms instructor. We were blown away by the authenticity in your action sequences!! We personally own more than half of the guns in your novels and your accuracy was just amazing. As a rare female gun nut myself it was great to see women handling business without being raging feminists or trying to ruin the male leads. Holly is my favorite so far. Thanks for writing such amazing books and characters that feel like real people. My husband and I offically want to be monster hunters when we grow up lol. I hope these get made into a series or movie soon. Warm Regards to you and yours.

  292. Mr. Correia….with the release of Seige I realized Id been getting your MHI books as soon as they were released but it had been so long i started over again with the original MHI.

    Now this is by no means a complaint, but I am extremely curious why there was such a huge gap of time between Vendetta and Seige. Again, no complaints as Alpha is my fav book of the series (Harbinger probably makes my top 5 fav characters of all time…and im a bit of a werewolf nut) my internet searching has revealed no answers to that particular question and my curiosity is bugging the crap outta me.

    I love your work and your style of writing. Until i researched you, id thought for sure youd been former military.

    1. There wasn’t really a gap, I’ve been releasing MH novels about every other year or so, but from what you said there I think you might be missing some.

      It goes:
      Monster Hunter International
      Monster Hunter Vendetta
      Monster Hunter Alpha
      Monster Hunter Legion
      Monster Hunter Nemesis
      Monster Hunter Siege
      Monster Hunter Guardian (working on it now)

        1. There was one new development, but I can’t talk about it in public. 🙂 All you ever really do with Hollywood is cross your fingers something will happen and cash the option checks.

  293. I know this might be a stretch, but hoping the news I just heard about a big time Director producing a movie about a certain gravity manipulating Heavy is true.

  294. During WWII Japanese snipers used wood bullets to shoot towards their lines knowing the bullets would hurt an American soldier but would burn up before reaching the Japanese lines. You used a variation of this in your first book. Why haven’t you used this against Vampires since?

    1. In world, because you need to stake a heart, as in insert a great big chunk of wood and keep it there. Anything that would throw a stake big enough, fast enough, is going to be an unwieldy nightmare.

      Meta view as the writer, just shooting them with a stake gun is too easy. It makes for really dull action scenes.

  295. Loved the MHM series, but it uses just a few too many acronyms that are never explained. For instance: WTF is a BDL?

  296. Hi Larry, I must tell you that your writing style in the MHI series has ruined me. I can’t find another writer that pulls me in the way your character development and plots do. Everyone I recommend them to quickly plows through all 6 books and are quickly asking me for more as if I authored them 🙂
    Which brings me to my comment, I’ve tried reading the 3 MHI books you co-authored with various writers and frankly it’s not the same. Not just my opinion. I can imagine that MHI success is a blessing and a curse in some sense. On the one hand it’s great to have folks like me love your work but on the other hand you are no doubt thirsty for new projects and opportunities. I appreciate your attempt to give your loyal readers content while you pursue other projects but again it’s not the same….not even close in my opinion. That was my comments for what it is worth and now I will close with a question. When are you planning on coming out with book 7, authored by you? You are a gifted writer and MHI in my opinion is the best series I have ever read by far. And yes for all of my fellow sci-fi and fantasy fans I have read and enjoyed the Dune, Lord of the Rings among other classics series as well. They are all truly large and epic, yet for me they lack the personal connection that I experience with characters like Harbinger, Julie, Milo or even Heather for instance.

    I hope this did not come off as a negative post, my intent was to show my appreciation for an amazing fantasy/sci-fi series and writer.

    Kind regards,

    1. I understand. Collaborations are different, and I write differently in different series. Everybody has a different taste. But for an update, check my monthly update posts here because I list everything I’m working on and when I’m expecting them to be out. The next one out is also a collaboration, but there are lots more solo MHI books coming after that.

      1. Larry, your comment above (I think) is why so many of your fans find you so likable (or at least one of myriad reasons). You interact with us, you answer questions concisely and politely, and you are always providing us enough information that keeps us intrigued and waiting for more, without creating a rabid crowd of self-absorbed jackwagons screaming “I want a new book, and I want it now!” (spoken ala Violet Beauregard).

        In just the last two weeks or so, I have come to learn from you that “minis” cannot be talked about (because of what appears to be an NDA), that you were and possibly are still working with the creative team that did The Walking Dead to develop an MHI TV series (saw that in an old 2016 SHOT show interview with Strange that I watched last night), that a newly revised and updated MHI-themed RPG book has just arrived (I had no idea it was Kickstarted way back when), and that you have “lots more solo MHI books coming.”

        As I have stated before, I only found your writings because of the Origins fiasco, and you are, by far, one of the most interactive and enjoyable content creators out there. Thanks for being, well, cool!

  297. Sir,

    I just finished the Memoirs series for the 3rd time, and I STILL can not figure out who the Daughter is? (don’t want to spoil the story for other fans. )

  298. You’re entire Monster Hunter collection was on my last ship. I read them all the way to Thule Greenland and back. I saw that a Monster Hunter movie was coming out. Then disappointed to find it was the half assed video game. Do you have issues with that name trademark. I’d rather see your books on the screen (large or small) than see a rehashed video game. Good luck and I look to the next chapter.