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)
This is not the best book in the series, but after Atticus withdrawal I'll take what I can get. There was too much going on, too many point of views and not enough Atticus. But, it was still entertaining and Oberon was funny.
It's best to read these books in order. There are many subtle under currents the series was slow to come together, now the characters are well developed and the plot has humor ,twists and turns. Thanks Kevin Hearne for an enjoyable read / listen.
I like black tea, crossword puzzles, food, yarn, and my boyfriend. Everything else is hit or miss.
Towards the top of the middle. Luke Daniels is, as always, simply amazing. However, this isn't the most compelling title in the series. That still puts it a head and neck above most other books I've read recently, it's just my favorite.
Oberon the Irish wolfhound, as always.
If you've listened to the others in the series, you're pretty much obligated to like this one too. It introduces a new character, who has grown on me as time's gone by, and suffers somewhat I think from separate storylines for each character. It seems more like an in-between book, and I'm looking forward to the next chapter.
I've been reading and loving The Iron Druid series since Kevin Hearne first introduced Atticus O' Sullivan. I wasn't as fond of Granuaile, her emoting and preaching get really irritating, but she redeemed herself a bit in this book with her fierce fighting style. And I must say I do love Atticus's arch Druid. A wonderful read, or if you listened to Luke Daniels magical performance on audio as I just did...it's a marvelous listen!
"Another excellent yarn"
Once again the story unfolds around you and draws you in. This is the latest story in the Iron Druid series and one not to be missed
I love Oberon almost as much as Atticus and he definitely has the best lines in the story that make you want to laugh out loud which when traveling makes people look at you rather strongly but makes you realise what it must be like for Atticus on a 24/7 basis - I also warmed to the Arch Druid as the story progressed and look forward to his adventures to come 😀
"Change of Narrator - What a Shame"
these books always make me laugh!
Seven entertaining, witty and believable books I would recommend these highly, its just a shame that the seventh book has had a change of narrator
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