For a 2,000-year-old Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he’s being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt - Artemis and Diana - for messing with one of their own. Dodging their slings and arrows, Atticus, Granuaile, and his wolfhound Oberon are making a mad dash across modern-day Europe to seek help from a friend of the Tuatha Dé Danann. His usual magical option of shifting planes is blocked, so instead of playing hide-and-seek, the game plan is...run like hell.
Crashing the pantheon marathon is the Norse god Loki. Killing Atticus is the only loose end he needs to tie up before unleashing Ragnarok - AKA the Apocalypse. Atticus and Granuaile have to outfox the Olympians and contain the god of mischief if they want to go on living - and still have a world to live in.
©2013 Kevin Hearne (P)2013 Random House Audio
"An exciting mix of comedy, action, and mythology... [Atticus] is one of the best main characters currently present in the urban fantasy genre." (Fantasy Book Critic, on Tricked)
"Superb...eminently readable...plenty of quips and zap-pow-bang fighting." (Publishers Weekly, on Hounded)
If I were to answer the above questions, my title would have to be "Spoiler Alert". This installment contains all the twists, tears, and laughs of all of the Iron Druid Series. Thank you Kevin!
I'm obsessed with audible
3.5 but it deserves a round UP for old times sakes.
audiobook: Luke Daniels really adds life into this series. The voice he does for Oberon alone keep my coming back for the lols. I'm not sure if I would be this invested if it weren't for his dynamic performance.
I love Oberon, the wolf hound. He's my favorite character in this series. He's so cute and funny.
There's no way I could sum this up. It's sort of business as usual and Atticus and Granuel run for their lives, literally...from Diana and Artimus, goddesses of the hunt...or some type of goddesses. You can name any mythological figure, any type of fae and they are likely to be in these novels. It's a mish mash of greek and roman pantheons and all sorts of crazy creatures that have huge egos and very little patience and who Atticus manages to piss off, causing him to have to flee.
It's fun, but I found myself wanting more. Granuel and Atticus are together now and I wanted more scenes with them alone, some expression of emotion, desire. Atticus is like 2000 years old, but I don't really know him. I don't know his hopes and dreams, his disappointments. I don't think this series is supposed that serious, but I can feel myself getting bored with the run from the crazy gods plot. Although it does create some hilarious scenarios and I did pump my fist in triumph....so I guess that's a win.
If you like this series, but want more romance and emotional connection then try Joceylnn Drake's "The Asylum Tales or Jenna Black's Nikki Glass series.
Fist let me say I've really enjoyed this series. I was really excited when the book was released, but the lack of intrigue and action coupled with excessive detail regarding inconsequential matters tells me they just want to extend this storyline into more books. Uhhg! I found myself skipping ahead in the chapters.
This book was too slow in the development in the story, much of it telegraphed long before it's completion taking any of the punch out of it.
It's keeping me abreast in the series.
This is the first time I've been disappointed in this author. This book is only half of the story line for this sequel and I feel ripped off. Write a complete book before its published Mr Hearne!
I am normally a big Sci-Fi fan but occasionally will read Fantasy fiction (why people choose to lump the two together is always a mystery to me, but that’s besides the point for now)
So reading these series and finding the writing style, plots, sub-plots, and humor so well done has been truly a satisfying discovery. This is simply another excellent book in the series. I have read the Dresden Files and despite the hum-drum of the last reviewer, I find that these books are equally (if not more) entertaining. While Dresden has a slightly more serious air to its tone, This series delivers far better humor, and for me in the end, that truly is what I find more appealing. Oberon is definitely the key to the humor in these series so if you haven’t heard these listen to the first in the series and you will find yourself hooked.
Kevin (the author) also appears to be as prolific a reader as he is a writer as he incorporates so many other works of literature in his books. I Cant wait to read the next one in the series and hope that soon someone realizes the gold in this and makes a movie out of them.
If you havent read it, start from the first book in the series. You will not be disappointed.
Now Hurry up with the next installment Mr. Hearne! All in all, this is exacitly the kind of writing I've come to expect from this author. Again and again he brings together all of the elements I love into his stories. Deep characters, interesting plots and well researched mythology.
I'd have to say my favorite character is up for a three way tie. I love Atticus, Granuwel, and Oberon. They are all so well written that its just too hard to have to choose just one.
I have to say I teared up a little both times a major character bit the dust. No spoilers though.
top of the line. Great job goes to Kevin and Luke
you will want to slap kevin
Best reader ever!!!!!!!
Hurry up with the next 3!!!!
Mr. Hearne in this fourth book in the series, got it right with a perfect mix of humor, great story telling and a narrator that makes the characters come alive. Kudos to Luke Daniels for his great performance and pronunciation of a difficult language. It is best to read the books in order due to so many characters come and go throughout the novels. For those of you who find Oberon a hoot you will be please to hear he plays a major role throughout the whole book.
This book was well worth the credit to buy it. Enjoy
I love all things reading - but really love paranormal.
This is a laugh out loud series. Oberon is my favorite of course. I love the twists and turns and the perspective.
I loved the appearance of the Grinnell's point of view and voice.
I've listened to the whole series
Oberon refusing to wag his tail
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