Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.
Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries. Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power - plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a sexy bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish - to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil.
©2011 Kevin Hearne (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Hearne, a self-professed comic-book nerd, has turned his love of awesome dudes whacking mightily at evil villains into a superb urban fantasy debut.” (Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review)
“A page-turning and often laugh-out-loud funny caper through a mix of the modern and the mythic.” (Ari Marmell, author of The Warlord’s Legacy)
“Kevin Hearne breathes new life into old myths, creating a world both eerily familiar and startlingly original.” (Nicole Peeler, author of Tempest Rising)
Oberon was my favorit character. If only I had a dog like that. If only I could talk to my dog in my head!
I hold a BA in History from York University of Toronto; a 3yr Diploma in Computer Networking from Sheridan College in Oakville Ontario. I have been "reading" audio books sinces the late 80s and a member of Audible back to 2004. What a really like is a good long story preferable over 30 hours. :)
This is one of the immortal of the ancient world attempting to make the best of it in the current one. The story starts out rather unimpressive immortals hidden in the South United States, a little mythology and the main character running a new age shop as a cover for the real magic. The story warms up and while not original in the gods chosen to cause trouble the author warms up to him material and provides reasonable excitement and warm characters you can root for.
I just could not get into it. I listened to maybe half an hour and had to quit. If you are male and maybe in your ealy teens, go for it. When the main character has his third interaction with a gloriously hot female within the first chapter - sorry, the third gloriously hot female - I can't keep my eyes from crossing.
The writing is almost 'there' in parts but it just asked for more of a stretch than I was capable of making.
I spend three hours in the car each day. I would have died of boredom months ago if not for audiobooks. I especially love a good series!
I really like the characters, especially the dog, Oberon. The story is engaging and there is a witty humor in the characters that I really enjoy.
I think Luke Daniels is the perfect narrator for this book. He does a great job conveying the wit and sarcasm that the characters possess.
This book is a bit like Dresden, though much less dark. However, the dark comedy is similar and the main character is as likable as Harry and seems to have the same "bad luck" as Harry. I refer to this series as "dresden-lite". It definitely has its own merits and is a great read or listen.
the story really got me involved with the characters. And, you got you love this guys dog. Aticus steals the show
Not sure why others liked this, but I found the story massively boring! And yes, I do like vampire, werewolf, etc stories that are well done. I just found myself so bored that I finally stopped listening at around 2 Hr and moved to the next book in my library.
Life is too short for poor writing like this...
Hot diggity dog!
The depth of the characters.
ohmygosh.....too hard to pick one. So I guess any scene that Oberon is in.
Listended to all three of the books back to back. Can't get enough!
I bought this book not knowing what to expect and almost stopped listening just a few 'chapters' in..but..the story hooked me and the narrator actually fit the story well. I'm not that familiar with Celtic mythology but there was enough background worked into the story that it wasn't a problem.
The main character was charming and I loved his dog, Oberon..most of the characters were well delineated and the story moved along well.
Overall it was a fun read but I don't know that I would bother with any more of the series. There would be a lot of potential story lines to work with but it isn't the kind of story that left me craving more.
The only problem I have this series is that I have finished them all. More please! This should be a continuing series.
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