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'm an instructor in the business college at a university in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy hard scifi and books about how the brain works.
Loved this story! The narrator does fabulously, I don't know how he didn't crack up when he was trying to get through some of the wonderfully witty scenes between Atticus and Oberon, and Atticus and his Irish neighbor lady. Despite the cover art (which looks typical of the recent rash of "romance disguised as supernatural science fiction" books), this is a smart and funny book, lots of world building, and the dialogue shines. Look forward to the next two books.
Loved this one about a modern day druid with a cool dog and attorneys who are a werewolf and a vampire! Can't wait to hear the others in this series.
Great story wonderful characters and Luke Daniels made the characters come alive, I am going download everything he voices.
I love the magical aspects and the character interactions.
Every one with Oberon in it. He is the coolest dog ever.
It made me laugh out loud on the drive to work in the morning
Luke Daniels rocks!
If you want a totally engaging and entertaining read, look no further. The characters are well developed and the story is a fun and exciting ride from start to finish. It has been a long time since a book has so engaged me that I found myself lost in the story, rooting for Atticus, laughing outloud at him and his dog (especially his dog) and looking forward to the next book on pins and needles... I listened to all 3 books in as many days and am now going back to start them all over.
I cant say enough about this book... I thought it was innovative and very well done!!!
I am not sure what else to say.. I could go on and on... but truly it would take weeks ... my husband and I really enjoyed listening to this book
I like urban fantasy and this one is great. Love the narrator and his Oberon voice. Enough subtle humor to make it a pleasure to listen to.
This book took me a little while to get into, but when I did, I was hooked. I am an eclectic reader, but avoid romance and was pleased to find this one did not fall into the thinly disguised romance that a lot of this type of fiction has generated. I think the characters could be fleshed out a little more, hopefully this will be so with upcoming books. Plot was a little thin in spots but still an enjoyable read. The performer does not do accents well, but I did not really mind. His portrayal of a dog was humorous to me. I wish you a pleasant few hours listen.
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