From the author of The Iron Druid Chronicles comes a rollicking, all-new urban-fantasy adventure featuring Atticus O’Sullivan. Atticus has a history of messing with the gods, and in this original novella, he’ll have to outfox a deity at her own deadly cat-and-mouse game.
When he’s not vanquishing villainous gods or dodging demons, 2,000-year-old Druid Atticus O’Sullivan can be found behind the counter of Third Eye Books and Herbs in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, literally minding his own business. But when an evil sorcerer - and amateur shoplifter - snatches an ancient Egyptian tome of black magic, The Grimoire of the Lamb, Atticus is not sheepish about pursuing him to the ends of the earth...or at least to the Land of the Pharaohs.
Unfortunately Atticus already has enemies in Egypt - including cat goddess Bast, who wants her own book of mischief back from the Druid. In the streets of Cairo, she sends a feline phalanx after Atticus and his Irish wolfhound, Oberon. With fur still flying, Atticus must locate the sorcerer’s secret lair - where he will face killer crocodiles, spooky sarcophagi, and an ancient evil Egyptian who’s determined to order the sacrificial lamb special tonight.
Includes a bonus recording of the short story "Clan Rathskellar"!
©2013 Kevin Hearne (P)2013 Random House Audio
"Celtic mythology and an ancient Druid with modern attitude mix it up in the Arizona desert in this witty new fantasy series." (Kelly Meding, author of Three Days to Dead)
"[Atticus is] a strong modern hero with a long history and the wit to survive in the 21st century.... A snappy narrative voice...a savvy urban fantasy adventure." (Library Journal, on Hounded)
As always Kevin Hearne has written a great short story with action, suspense, and mystery. Mr. Daniels narration was great. Highly recommend.
Sure I would listen to it again. If you like the Iron Druid series it is another bit of entertaining story.
The parts of the story that involve Atticus interacting Oberon are always my favorite parts.
I am used to his voice as the narration of this series. He does a good job.
Yeah, I get sucked into these, "popcorn", entertaining stories. I do it for entertainment, so I can turn my brain off and relax. Most of the time that means I listen until the story is over or I fall asleep because its 3AM.
This is my favorite novella out of any author I have read. it is fast passed and sassy. I love how the sterotype of Ancient Egypt is turned on it head too. The creativity and wit keep me laughing. I lost count of the number of times I have re-listened to this book.
As always Kevin's books are extremely entertaining especially with Luke Daniels narrating.as he brings the characters to life.
I used to read aLOT of books. Then I became a mom & I aged; realized I could get so much more done if I listened to same book I was reading!
You definitely needed background information of some kind by reading the first book in the series before this one. But it was a nice, comedy with just Atticus and Oberon.
Surprising without being manipulative. Fantasy with a new twist....Yes I worship Tolkien, but get tired of reading it over and over (different author, same basic story). So very glad I found this series! Hats off to you Kevin and thank you for the journey.
Love to read and I am really enjoying audible. Fantasy and sci fi are my faves but I also enjoy period novels and historical fiction.
Gave some backstory to the other novels
Oberon is terrific! He is smart and funny and keeps you on your toes
I've been listening to the Iron Druid Chronicles for some time now. This was the last that I listened to so far although it is the prequel to the whole series. The only problem with it is that it was too short. But considering that its a "side story", it works.
The story keeps you interested and it has a fresh feel when compared to the other books in the series; giving you a different feel of danger and adventure. Its quick paced but has moments for you to breathe so you don't feel like you need to keep going non stop.
The reader is also great. He's done all the audiobooks in the series so far and I've enjoyed his performance so far. Its easy to tell when someone else is talking, he makes appropriate noises when the moment allows it and he seems to really enjoy reading it that way. You get a real sense that he 'IS' the main character.
Overall. Super job! Love the books! and this would be a good spot to start since its technically a prequel to the first book.
He's witty, clever, funny and overall enjoyable
Any scene where he talks about bindings is interesting.
I DID listen to this in one sitting...minus a bathroom break and I got up to make food.
Cant wait for the rest of the books!
Report Inappropriate Content