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)
Hearne takes a few risks here, living in three of his characters' heads, but it works! Rich, hilarious, and takes the story to the next level.
I have followed this series from the beginning and I am so glad I have.
I am always surprised by the twists and turns each story takes.
I always find myself rooting for, and crying for, the characters.
Great writing. Great narrating.
From start to finish the story keeps tickling your mind and curiosity. Best of all is that the end still leaves satisfied and yet hungry for more.
Enjoyed this book from beginning to end. There aren't too many authors who can make a 7th book and still raise the bar with a perfect balance of fast paced action, comedy and despair. Whereas some books get old after a while, Shattered maintained my love for its traditional cast while opening the door to new ones. The Arch Druids chapters where a welcomed surprise and look forward to reading more on Atticus in the future.
I love everything about this story's. the Iron Druid Chronicles is among my most favorite series of all time. Thank you Kevin Hearne, and thank you Luke Daniels for the amazing story! I look forward to many more.
Loved every book and just finished a second time through. The method of writing always keeps me involved in the story, and the antics from Oberon are just plain hilarious. Well done Kevin Hearne.
I'm not a huge fan of the series but I have read them all. This one is told from the perspectives of the three main protagonists. I was annoyed by this at first but it turned out to really keep the pace going. It's action-packed, and filled with a lot more story than the last one.
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