Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert.
But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shape-shifters called skinwalkers. Just when the Druid thinks he’s got a handle on all the duplicity, betrayal comes from an unlikely source. If Atticus survives this time, he vows he won’t be fooled again. Famous last words.
©2012 Kevin Hearne (P)2012 Random House Audio
“[Kevin] Hearne is a terrific storyteller with a great snarky wit.... Neil Gaiman’s American Gods meets Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden.” ("SFF World", on Hounded)
“[Atticus is] a strong modern hero with a long history and the wit to survive in the 21st century.... A snappy narrative voice...a savvy urban fantasy adventure.” (Library Journal, on Hounded)
As you may be able to tell from the few reviews I've done, I not a fan of books that reference other books, or TV shows, or movies, or ... I want a book to help me escape from my own world. But referencing some hit TV show from our own pop culture always ruins the mood. I want authors to tell their own stories without leaning on others.
A nice light weight story. Purely summer entertainment.
No surprises, but satisfying.
I really wish the author would tone down all the external references to our own pop culture. It just gets old. It's like there's not one TV show or movie from the last 10-15 years that doesn't somehow get referenced in this novel. It's lazy writing.
Yes, I love the series so was interested to see what the progression was.
It was somewhat predictable.
He has a real gift for accents.
If you like this series this book is worth listening to. It wasn't the best book in the series but I did like it.
Hey there! I am a Fantasy/Sci-Fi nut. I also enjoy a good zombie novel or thriller now and then. My likes tend towards Young adult novels as I find most of the "adult" Fantasy novels to be uppity for lack of a better word. Follow me if you like the same as I intend to go back and review every book I had listened to on this site and will keep doing so.
I adored the first 3 books in this series and could not wait to get my hands on this one. However to much is missing that made the other books what they where, the chance of place, people, and items was a big change. Sadly there was nothing to replace them really, so in the end, the book is worth a read if you are already a fan of the series, otherwise go back to the start and read the first 3 books.
Ok, I really like this series. The last book wasn't quite as good as the rest, but this one definitely was up to par. My one complaint is the lack of HEAT, if you know what I mean. They've been pissing around and hinting at this attraction forEVER, and NOTHING! People, I need to live vicariously!! Let's move it along already!
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