Larry Correia is the New York Times bestselling author of the Monster Hunter International series, the Grimnoir Chronicles, and the thriller Dead Six.
My next novel, Warbound, will be available August 2013. All of my books are available in eBook format from the Kindle store or at Baen.com, and in audiobook on Audible.com.
Larry’s cover artist must really love him. I can imagine the conversation now…
“So I want Owen hanging out the side of plane with a gun!”
“Oh sure no prob–”
“And I want the plane to be flying over Las Vegas!”
“Well that shouldn’t be too diff–”
“And I want there to be a freaking dragon!”
“Umm alright, a dragon, why n–”
“Breathing fire! The dragon has to be breathing fire!”
“And Julie’s gotta be there! With this really awesomely tight body armor!”
“OF COURSE! WHY NOT THROW IN SOME GANGSTER GNOMES AND A WEREWOLF AND A UFO AND A HELICOPTER AND THREE CHAINSAW WIELDING CHEERLEADERS!”
“Nah, that’s a little much don’t ya think?”
in a world with elves, orcs, gnomes, and trolls, you are shocked to see a dragon… why?
Er, no dragons because very, very large reptiles are a bit harder to disguise than orcs and gnomes seem to be? Because all fantasy readers know that dragons are on the good side? (OK, except for Smaug, but still.) Because CERN has not produced dragons yet like they said they might?
Earl did mention that his that the gustav would put down anything shrot of a dragon in Alpha. Quite the foreshadowing there Larry
One word: wow! If it’s as awesome as Monster Hunter Alpha was, I can hardly wait. Thank you!
Question: did you ever get the picture I sent of my brother’s rail speeder with the MHI badge/medallion he made and bolted to the front? You should have access to my email address in this post. Thank you.
In the actual books, the armor is bulky and covers pretty much everything… However, the purpose of a book cover is too look awesome and make people pick it up at bookstores long enough to read the back cover.
Dang it, why didn’t he stick with the armor from the first two covers? That was perfect already! Though I have to admit, she does have the immortal guardian thing going and could probably hunt werewolf’s in her nightgown and walk away with nothing more than a little extra body art.
Just don’t put any other characters in horrendously impractical outfits and we’ll still forgive you lol. Anything coming out before this one? I don’t know if I’ll make it too september without another literary fix.
I definitely agree with you there. Plus, the armor, according to the books, has a neck guard to protect against bites. Her arms are way to exposed as well. Artistic license…
Nice work–Alan even got it to mostly look like a disarmed Hind would… Guys, that’s no plane, just a Commie-surplus attack helicopter with real big stub-wings. Larry, you got email on patches and a PM at THR…
SEPTEMBER 2012… Larry your killing me! Come on my Birthday is in December… Why couldn’t you have this out by say oh I don’t know CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR… OK I will settle for Valentine’s Day 2012… Then my loving husband would know what to get for me… OK How about maybe try to push it and have it out for early July of next year? Then he could get it for me for our Anniversary. =} Just a thought. I am not sure I can handle Waiting an entire YEAR!
Well, just kick it up a few notches why don’t you?!
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Eh I can’t imagine julie ever being dumb enough to wear something like that nor did I ever imagine her that busty. I honestly don’t think it looks that good as far as cover art goes. Nothing against you Larry but i think this is a step back as things go.
I have to agree. One of the reasons I actually gave MHI a try was the cover. It reminded me of an old Pulp novel. Yet it was conservative and only hinted at at the danger and other things.
This cover, in my opinion, screams “cheap and shallow.” I’ll still buy it either way. I just don’t think it will do anything to bring in readers that aren’t already in to the series. I think they will probably be kept away by the cover.
Please, that armor fits totally inside the MHI mythos. You guys seem to forget the key rule of fantasy armor: The less it covers, the better it is. Thus, since Julie has been upgraded from mere mortal, here armor needed an upgrade as well. A couple more books bouts with ultimate evil and she’ll be rocking a leather thong and a 240 Bravo with a sniper scope on it.
The demon looks phenomenal. Julie’s outfit is a bit over done but enjoyable none the less. I’m more irate that Owen is attacking a demon with a hammer drill, instead of say a mounted and belt fed FN MAG 6030.