First off Luke Daniels is a gem. Every time I hear him do Oberon (the dog) I crack a smile! I got into this series after finishing Jim Butcher's Ghost Story. It made for a very nice change and Atticus does not take himself too seriously. The story is well written and I bought the next 2 books as soon as I finished the first. Well worth the read.
On a side note I really like it when an author takes the time to answer emails from readers personally and Kevin Hearne gets my vote for being a really nice guy!
The Iron Druid is a close cousin to the Dresden Files from the smart ass remarks to the magical realm hiding from the rest of humanity. I found myself waiting for the soul gaze to start
Excellent differences between characters.
At times, yes.
While there are close ties to the Dresden Files, this book does stand up on its own and I look forward to continuing the series.
Just discovered this author and WOW I'm in heaven. I've listened to some very good books this year, over 30 of them, but this is by far the best. Love the humor and the Narrator is AWESOME. Dog voice is to die for. Several times I've laughed out loud while reading and gotten funny looks from those around me. Fabulous book!
Humor and dog voice
Oberon the dog
If you are looking for a good story full of well placed humor this is for you. Kevin Hearne does an excellent job of melding a fantasy, mystery, and comedy all in one. He creates several enjoyable characters you can't help but want to know. Additionally, if you have spent any time in Phoenix or attended ASU the story will tickle you with countless inside jokes.
Funny and entertaining
Not sure what book I could compare this to since I usually do not find these books interesting. This was a big surprise.
The interaction between the main character and his dog
I found myself laughing out loud on many occasions.
Very good narration.
I was hooked within the first 10 minutes and had purchased the the rest of the series before I finished the first book. This was money well spent and I will re-listen again and even again. This is series will be a must for any long road trips.
I would recomend this book to my friends. The story is well told. There are hours of magic, nature and every story should have a dog.
The Druid could talk to his dog.
This is the first time that i Have listened to a Luke daniels performance. I could not wait to listen to book two.
The battle was great. but the talking with the dog realy got me.
It is a good story. I listened while i was driving and almost missed my exits several Times.
I would tell the potential listner/reader that this book in no way takes itself seriously when it comes to Fanatsy. It is a refreshingly funny and the ancient characters moving and having their exsitance in the modern world, will make you cringe with cheesy-ness and down right laughter. When i first began to listen i was almost immediately disappointed, because it was nothing of the High-Fantasy literature that i am used to reading/listening to. But it tries to stay true to historical events, and has a wide variety of different beings. In short if you need a good belly laugh and will take a chance and have fun, then you will enjoy it somewhat. I still Prefer my more serious nature stories with humorous antcedotes.
Light, consistant and chameleon
This is what a good book should be. A great spin on life from a fantasy point of view with realistic bad guys! Well written in every way! Great book
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I loved this book, it seems like it was written in the spirit of American Gods and Harry Dresden and that can only be a good things. I love the focus on Celtic mythology and the deviation from the personae from the Lady Gregory's description in her anthology. While the concept is not truely original it is incredibly enjoyable. I loved the descriptions of actual parts of Arizona down to Rula Bula (which actually has quite tasty fish and chips in real life.)
I find the principal character Atticus especially intraguing because he is neither the tortured hero nor the knight in shining armor, and code of conduct is survival at all costs, an Iron age man interacting with bronze age deities in a modern world makes for some very interesting situations. Where as a character like Dresden would try to save all the innocents, Atticus is more of "Well if you say offensive things to a Celtic war goddess you're going to die, and I'm going to do nothing to stop it." It is rather refreshing to see a different code of morality.
Furthermore, there are many well used opportunities for comic relief. I often found myself laughing loudly at the dialogue between Atticus and Oberon and the Widow.
I loved this book and if you enjoy the Dresden Files, American Gods and Mythology, you'll love this too. Its just plain dumb fun!