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 enjoyed all the books in this series and I really hope there are more to come.
I love the way Luke Daniels brings all the characters to life. The second he starts "talking", you know exactly which character is speaking.
Latest in series does not disappoint. I laughed, cried and cheered through book six. Keep them coming.
In my opinion, a good story evokes emotion. It'll make me laugh, angry, or cry. But it can't just be words on a page. It has to do something
I would whole heartedly recommend this book. This book has everything I look for to like a book. It has an intriguing storyline, it has really loveable characters, it has an abundeance of action toward a goal, and really great sounding narrator. Who could ask for more? Well I could, I'm so looking forward to the next book. The ending here really shocked me and I have to find out how this goes. Come on Kevin, when's the next book coming out?
Avid audible listener!
Luke Daniels makes this series exceptional. I can't think of another narrator I would prefer. And of course, Kevin Hearne is a great storyteller.
The most memorable moment was about the Morrigan. I was surprised and saddened that it happened.
His ability to create a visual of the characters. There is never any doubt which character is speaking, even when there are many in a scene. I especially love his interpretation of Oberon.
I wouldn't want it as a movie. Movies are NEVER as good as the book they are based on.
This is my favorite in the series so far, and I am really looking forward to the remaining books.
I have a 40 minute commute each way and with out Audible, I'd go crazy! My fav genre is fantasy and I love a great series!
I LOVE this series! I waited very impatiently for this latest book to come out! It was not as strong in story as I had hoped, but it was still a good story, continuing to develop the characters and keeping the world alive and the humor and wit were enjoyable. If you like this series, you'll be pleased with this new addition.
I love to read, but I am time-limited. Audible allows me to keep up with all my favorite authors while on the hiking trail. Thanks, Audible!
While book five was a departure from the series's writing style, book 6 is not. Atticus is back and almost in his full glory. Oberon is back and almost in his full glory. Granuielle is back and fierce. This book is good in that it ties up many loose ends from book 5, but I just don't like the trajectory the series has taken. The love story has come to the forefront and seems to have tainted all the characters by somehow making them more two dimensional. Luke Daniels does try to compensate for the lackluster character development and is brilliant again.
This book and the series are the best. They are probably in my top 3.
It's hard to compare, but I might liken it to "The Dresden Files".
I loved the whole book!
I didn't have any extreme reactions to this book.
I can't wait for more.
I don't usually write full reviews, usually sticking to just star ratings, but this book demanded the time. I have never laughed out loud so much or smiled as often as I did listening to Luke Daniels bring Hearnes' characters to life. Can't wait for the next installment!
Any of the previous ones, and Dresden files.
Everyone... its brilliant beginning to end!
Yes! TONS OF LAUGHTER.
get it worth the credit and the cash!
Absolutely. The characters are just enchanting and the stories draw you in. These are heroes you can cheer for.
I love the narrators interpretation of each character. The relationship Atticus and Granuele have with Oberon is heartwarming.
The Iron Druid series is one of the all time best stories around. The characters are loveable and draw you into their many worlds. The world of magic and myth comes alive in strangely believable ways. The narrator is just perfect.
I enjoy reading (and listening to) Books! I have enjoyed fantasy and history the most, but more recently I have been brodening my horizon.
This book was a good listen. 4 and 5 were a little slow, and unimpressive, but this one got me back into the story.
When Atticus finally gets the Greeks, and Romans on his side.
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