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 really liked this book. I just downloaded #2 in the series and re-listened to this so I'd be up on the story. The plot was engaging, the orator was excellent, the characters weren't super predictable, and occasionally I snickered out loud at one of the quips in the book. I do believe I'll pickup #3 while the Christmas sale is on.
I am not a fan of fantasy, and the rapid fire reveal of a the many fantasy elements of this book had me worried at first, but the well written, well plotted and sometimes over the top hilarious parts of this book had me hooked pretty quickly. A hilarious dog, vampire and werewolf lawyers that actually earn their pay, and a little old lady that is willing to bury bodies in her backyard for you.... all make it easy to glide through this book quickly and happily.
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.
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