Acclaimed author Kevin Hearne spins a new novel in his epic urban fantasy series starring the unforgettable Atticus O'Sullivan.
For nearly 2,000 years, only one Druid has walked the Earth - Atticus O'Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword have kept him alive as he's been pursued by a pantheon of hostile deities. Now he's got company.
Atticus' apprentice, Granuaile, is at last a full Druid herself. What's more, Atticus has defrosted an archdruid long ago frozen in time, a father figure (of sorts) who now goes by the modern equivalent of his old Irish name: Owen Kennedy.
And Owen has some catching up to do.
Atticus takes pleasure in the role reversal, as the student is now the teacher. Between busting Atticus's chops and trying to fathom a cell phone, Owen must also learn English. For Atticus, the jury's still out on whether the wily old coot will be an asset in the epic battle with Norse god Loki - or merely a pain in the arse.
But Atticus isn't the only one with daddy issues. Granuaile faces a great challenge: to exorcise a sorcerer's spirit that is possessing her father in India. Even with the help of the witch Laksha, Granuaile may be facing a crushing defeat.
As the trio of Druids deals with pestilence-spreading demons, bacon-loving yeti, fierce flying foxes, and frenzied Fae, they're hoping that this time, three's a charm.
©2014 Kevin Hearne (P)2014 Random House Audio
"Clever, fast paced, and a good escape." (Jason Weisberger, Boing Boing)
"[Atticus is] a strong modern hero with a long history and the wit to survive in the 21st century.... A snappy narrative voice." (Library Journal, on Hounded)
"Superb...plenty of quips and zap-pow-bang fighting." (Publishers Weekly, on Hounded)
You've seen it before - that book in the middle of a long series whose only purpose seems to be to make sure that the major conflict in the next book is set up correctly. Most of this book, maybe 3/4, had that flavor. I don't think it is revealing too much to emphasize "most". For those who are patient, there is plenty of quick, sharp, game-changing action before the end.
Some wrote bad reviews for this book and I don't know why!! It was feckin awesome!! I'm pretty sure Owen is one of my new favorite characters. I loved the whole entire story and I'm sad that I have to wait for a new book to come out before I can get another fix to my Iron Druid addiction. I even listened to a book by that other guy (gag) lol it wasn't that bad guys. Listen, read,whatever you do enjoy it!!
this series started out with fascinating characters great storylines lots of adventure. as is typical of long-running stories , these stories are getting dragged out with non-essential or meaningless storylines. I still enjoy the main character but it has reached the point where I'm not sure I want to get the next book.
This was one of my favorite so far. It does leave me wondering what would happen if Adikkis and Harry Dresden ever teamed up. They be smart mouthing so much nothing would get done.
Luke Daniels is brilliant. Best accents ever. My number one fave, especially in this series.
Oh, man! Kevin Hearne is at the top of his game BIG TIME! I laughed out loud several times with new character Owen. I definitely need more, and can't wait!! Kevin, if you read these, Bravo! With sausage even. SO GOOD!!
This series of books are amazing and they kept my attention I laughed with the characters and cried with the characters. The imagery of the plains and the other characters are beautiful and astonishing.I love this author and narrator and can't wait till they come out with more of these Iron Druid Chronicles.
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