I like Larry Correia books. There, I said it. A year and a half ago I read my first one, a military thriller called Dead Six, and I loved it. Since then I’ve gone through every Monster Hunter and Grimnoir book I could lay hands upon, which I believe is every one there is, and have yet to be disappointed. Okay, I see danger of MHI going the usual Baen route of never saying in three books what can more profitably be said in 10, but I live in hope. And the Grimnoir story is fantastic.
Dead Six, though…I don’t read military thrillers. Not ever. Because they suck. Dead Six, however, did not suck. It had believable characters I actually cared about. Characterization is something Correia’s very strong on; it’s not just Stalwart Heroes Stalwartly Battling Evil Villains who are Evil. Or – okay, it’s kinda that. But at least it isn’t all that. Me likee.
And so I do believe that when I heard the inevitable (first, for of course there will be many, this is Baen) sequel to Dead Six is coming out, I may have actually squeed. That is all, you didn’t read that.