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)
I listened to this straight through. I was hooked from the opening chapter. So laugh out loud funny at times I'm glad I was alone in my car. Don't know why it took me so long to find this.
About to understand a little. Weird!
Must be a lot of better books. If you enjoy stupid, might be a little fulfilling.
Love my family...along with guitars, road bikes, cameras, and a good book!
These types of books are hit or miss for me. Sometimes I love them, and sometimes they just miss the mark. This one was one of the good ones! There was just enough supernatural, and just enough great story line to keep things interesting and moving along nicely. The one downside to the story, for me, was the dog. It was explained in the novel that the protagonist had learned to talk to his dog telepathically. That in and of itself would be fine, but the dog understood far too much of what was going on around it, and even made comments and correlations as if he had lived his life in the human world. Just didn't quite match up for me.
The narrator was fabulous, and really made the book come alive! I am excited about this series, and can't wait to get to the next book!
i had reservations, considering some of the crude comic relief that the book of the lamb offered, but i went with it anyway. the story is worth the bad jokes.
I loved the poodles!
I thought he did a great job with the accent and celtic words.
I did laugh. There were many bits of contemporary humor.
I have been searching for something to read after I finished Dresden. I really don't like Jim Butcher's new series but Druid Chronicles way fill the Dresden void? I already purchased and downloaded Hexed.
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