Audiobook Junkie... Love all types of Science Fiction
In this book of the Iron Druid Chronicles Atticus's apprentice, Granuaile, finally become a full fledged druid and most of the telling is about her getting her bindings and finishing her training. In addition we get to see Atticus confront Bacchus, Hell (Loki), dark elves, vampires (Theophilus and leif), and the Tuatha De Danann. One thing is clear, everyone wants to kill the Iron druid now. So with all that going on things did feel a bit rushed. I think just one of these five topics could have made up a book. Instead there was a very casual feel to this book with some short epic battles and more elimination of powerful Gods. I enjoyed the humor and the interaction between Atticus and his dog Oberon, but I would like to see Hearne slow things down a bit.
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The novel is as expected.....
To download on iPad or iPhone when "Refresh" doesn't do it, go to "My Library" -on the bottom are 5 icons, select Settings
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Fix pre order dowloads. I preordered so I could read it ad soon as it came out but nw everyone can download exept me. This sucks guys !!!!!!
Still in the process of reading, but so far it is everything I had hoped it would be. In the mean time, I wanted to post for others who had pre-ordered on iPhone and had trouble downloading. It is possible without any major trouble, don't fret! Simply go to "Settings" (next to stats, on the right at the bottom) and click "Refresh Complete Library". I can't promise it will work for you, but it did for me. I hope this helps, and enjoy.
I've been completely underwhelmed with book 4 & book 5. They don't seem to capture my interest like the first 3 books in the series did.
I waited anxiously for this book. This has been one of my favorite series. The lighthearted and funny demeanor combined with great like-able characters and superb narration more than compensated for the simple plot lines. Overall (up til now) its been great fun listening to this series.
With this book, the great characters (most of them) are gone, and dozens of new characters with unpronounceable names are hurriedly introduced, and they immediately begin trying to lay the ground work for a complex back story by telling lengthy stories about more characters with unpronounceable names in places with unpronounceable names.....all of this being narrated in the same manner as the previous stories, which just doesn't work.
Bottom line: I turned it off after a couple of hours. I would prefer to remember Atticus and Oberon as they were before. Bummer.
This was definitely an exciting installment. Oberon is by far my favorite character. I like how Granuaile had a bigger presence in the book. Her reaction to somethings that Atticus thought she'd marvel at in Tir na nOg like the time islands was interesting. She has a much more modern mind set. It's also great to see such a strong female character. This book will also confirm for those who already don't like them, that clowns are evil. I'm glad to see Leif getting back into the story and I'm interested to see just who's side he's really on.
Standard serving of awesomeness! There was a point where the story got a bit confusing. Too many enemies out to get Atticus for even his paranoia to account for!! Hearne did a good job of weaving the plot back together though. I was concerned about how the end of Granuaile's apprenticeship was going to play out, but it wasn't horribly painful. I have to say I don't like her character. She is very flat, not much personality. There isn't any real chemistry between her and Atticus, no witty repartee. Very little spark to her dialogue or actions. Perhaps its just the way that Daniels performs this character. I don't think I will like the remaining books in the series if they focus more on her. Oberon is all the side kick that Atticus needs. Granuaile adds nothing to the story. Thank the LORD they don't get too much into the love interest part of their relationship.
For background, my favorite authors are George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb, Jacqueline Carey, Ken Follett, Bernard Cornwell, Kevin Hearne, Jim Butcher and Margaret George.
Oh My Gods! ;)
This takes place twelve years since Tricked and 6 years after Two Ravens and One Crow. Luke Daniels once again narrates the story so that you are on the edge of your seat thanks to the awesome story written by Kevin Hearne.
Even in its slow moments the story kept me listening, wanting to finish it all in one sitting even though I knew that when it was over I was going to have to wait for the next installation. I laughed, I cried and nearly choked on my coffee in places. So if you enjoy urban fantasy and like humor mixed in with your action and drama try the Iron Druid Chronicles from the beginning! If you've read or listened to the previous books you won't be disappointed with this installment!
I'm a college student at Eastern Washington University with a major in psychology. I'm a quadriplegic and audio books help me make it through the day and give me something interesting to listen to while getting there.
I absolutely love this series and I've been waiting six months for this book to finally come out. When it finally did I was just a little disappointed at how short it was. The story is great, but I can't quite say it was excellent. I really loved the story and the direction the series is heading into but I just felt like Kevin Hearne was rushing through a few of the key situations that Atticus, Oberon, and Granuaile get themselves into. It can be a long six months for me to wait for the next book.