Read all the previous books in the series and enjoyed them enough to keep coming back. This will be my last. It was not good at all. So much worse than the previous installments.
There is no story here. He is chased across europe by a a pair of olympic gods who are beaten and respawn multiple times. Various other enemies randomly pop up for battles along the way. They get where they are going take a vacation and it's over. Nothing much happens. Nothing is resolved. We don't even find out who is the mastermind behind it all. It was boring , though short, and extremely disappointing.
Oberon has become nail gratingly annoying and now in about every scene. I used to like the small bits of dog comic relief but in this book Oberon just irritates. I was hoping he would get killed off.
Speaking of, the best character in the series does get killed off in a very sudden and unspectacular manner. Why? Don't get it.
There is just no reason to read any more of these for me. Another reviewer was correct, Dresden is a far superior series. Those books just keep getting better.
The Iron Druid books are out of gas as far as I'm concerned.
Likes to listen while doing chores; likes to write reviews while he should be doing chores.
I've dutifully dropped credits on all the issues of this series so far and been generally satisfied. The action has remained strong, the magical intrigue among the various pantheons is getting stronger and the the story, as always, is well paced.
I plan to keep reading this series, but I am noticing a growing problem with Atticus, the main character. Hearne is trying hard to drive the quips and jokes through pop culture references mostly told by the Iron Druid himself. This is getting more and more forced and I think it is starting to eat the core of the main character.
Atticus is supposed to be a 2000+ yrs. old druid with the wisdom of years and a pressing concern with preserving the health of the earth, self-preservation, and passing his knowledge on to his protege, not to mention spending quality time with his dog. He has a lot on his mind. He (including his internal monologue) talks like an idle twentysomething who spent the last three years in front of his computer all day ritualistically refreshing buzzfeed and quickmeme. Up to now, I had generally liked the way he had made such references, but now it's getting too thick. It's fantasy, and it's ok for a character from a different era to dig Coen Brothers' movies. Just don't overdo it and it will be fine.
The story was missing direction and flow, just seemed scattered. If you like the series then I would certainly get it, however if you decide to forgo this one, you won't miss much.
I loved Luke Daniels' narration. It was PERFECT! Flimsy plot/storyline. same old , same old. We've seen this in EVERY book of (Iron Druid). No character development AT ALL!! I just don't care about them anymore.
No. Just this series.
I would NOT read these ; only listen to with Luke Daniels.
Yes, it was quite short. However, I certainly do not think it's worth the $19+
Very disappointed. It's like the author just gave up! And so will I.
This is my favorite series right now. I cannot wait to see what Ragnarok and the Norse pantheon will throw at our heroes. I am saddened by the death in the beginning but excited by the two new characters introduced at the end. The bit where Granuaile gets her own chapters is a little weird, but I get why. I wonder if it will be the same in the next book. Luke Daniels is the perfect narrator for these books. He is pretty much spot on all the way through. Awesome addition to the series, but it just makes waiting for the next installment that much harder.
I LOVE books. And dogs & quilting & beading & volunteering.
Not a book that could stand on its own, I felt I needed to go back and listen again to #4 and #5 in the series in order to make sense of why the heck everyone was after the two druids.
I really enjoyed the first few books in the series, but by book 4 was starting to have doubts as to the legs this story arc might have. Sad to say that, as talented as Kevin Hearne is as a writer, Book 6 left me...well...bored.
A primary sub plot character is killed off early in the book-no spoiler here..I won't name names. This character is a real loss to the series. s/he was a spark that livened things up.
If you absolutely love The Iron Druid series, you'll buy it but perhaps be prepared for disappointment - and maybe relisten to 4 & 5 prior to Hunted.
The dogs part is a bit smaller-thanks Mr. Hearne. I, for one, was a bit tired of his slobbering Scooby-Do voice and continual whining....reminds me of my daughters needy black Lab.
It's a Meh of a listen...
Not the best one that I've read so far but even OK Kevin Hearne is still wonderful. Oberon continues to be my favorite character and Luke Daniels narration is absolutely top notch. Can't wait to read the next one and will just be disappointed when they're all done.
A solid enough entry in the Iron Druid series, performed by the ever talented Luke Daniels. If anything, Daniels is almost TOO good at what he does, as I'm giving one star less partly because his performance is less than his usual near-perfection. He changes the voice he gives two minor characters that have bigger roles in this book (Leif Helgarson and Flidais), and both of them sound really off. His performance is by no means bad, he just already had a good thing going with those characters, and the change is a bit jarring. Still a great Audible experience, though. Iron Druid has been a fun series to follow.