After 12 years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave.
Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge - but he’ll have to get in line behind an ancient vampire, a band of dark elves, and an old god of mischief, who all seem to have KILL THE DRUID at the top of their to-do lists.
©2012 Random House Audio (P)2012 Kevin Hearne
"It may be possible that Hearne and Atticus are the logical heir to Butcher and Dresden." (SFFWorld)
I like black tea, crossword puzzles, food, yarn, and my boyfriend. Everything else is hit or miss.
YES, infinitely so. Even if it were not for the stunning and masterful performance given by Luke Daniels, the prevalence of words, phrases, and names in other languages (especially the Gaelic ones) make this far easier to listen to than to read.
The vast number of voices and the consistency he brings to his characters. They really are alive when you're listening, and given the sheer scope of the cast of characters in this series the fact that they all have their own voices is impressive beyond belief.
Best book in this series thus far and by long measure. Very funny, intense action and plot formation with sexual tensions running high between the wise Druid and his lovely, badass apprentice!
In this installment our poor favorite druid, druid in training, and Irish Wolf Hound couldn't get worse. But it does. The bright side is it makes for another great read. I have already got the next book "Hunted" and can't wait to hear how they manage to get through the mess awaiting.
I'm loving the relaxed style a la Dresden and the original Laurell K Hamilton novels. Unlike Hamilton, Hearne has been able to maintain badassery (in the words of Oberon the hound) without devolving into a freak show. Excellent reader, pacing, and story. Write faster. I'm catching up....
Loved it. This is the funniest series I've listened to. I've laughed out loud at all of these books more than any other book I've read our listened to. The story arc is well written and the narration is spot on. Even though they are on the shorter side of audio books you quickly come to love the characters. I would and will recommends these books to anyone who is interested in modern fantasy.
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Another great one, great author and narrator! Superior light and funny entertainment for hours!
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I like the series, the characters, and the diversity of travel, but the think tank needs a shot of new ideas, or move on to a new adventure.
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