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)
I love that each book can stand on its own but when read in order you get a better feel for what's going on & how everyone fits together. The wild goose chase that goes on thru the book tends to make it easy for the mind to wander a bit. Not good if you want to keep track of what's happening, but definitely indicative of what's going on in the story. I loved how Granuaile takes over the story telling from the to time. Love hearing her take in the situation.
I am enjoying this Iron Druid series. Luke Daniels brings out the humor, sensitivity, adventure, and pathos that Kevin Hearne wrote. What a winning combination!
But how many times can Atticus almost die before reaching to find some life saving earth. I really like the series and Oberon is hilarious. It is just getting a wee too much. Brink of death. Saved. Brink of death. Saved. Repeat. And repeat. I will keep listening though. These are still entertaining.
Probably not...can't stand to listen to Granuaile! Her thoughts are whiny and weak...it just doesn't match with the story and the earth elementals calling her "Fierce Druid" she just sounds like a whiney indecisive girl :(
I can't think of one...maybe I should have given it less stars!
Yes...they are good just am not a fan of his Granuaile and of the way her part is written.
it did make me laugh out loud once
This book was so much better before adding Granuaile's voice. I wish it were a physical book so I could literally skip over her section! I did end up fast forwarding through some of it because I just couldn't take it!
Geek with a love of fantasy. I stray to erotics at times and love biografies, but thoose i read. Motto: dishes cant be done without audible.
to have such amazing sidekicks as Granuail and Atticus. I'm in love and Kevin Hearne delivers as usually
When listening to all the books in this series are just harmony in the making. Luke Daniels does an outstanding job of making the characters seem real and endearing.
I own all the audio books in this series. We listen to them together during long road trips or in quiet evenings at home. Everyone in my family loves it. The voices really bring the story alive. Top performance all around. Keep them coming. Thank you!
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