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Publisher's Summary

A cursed druid, blackmailed by a faery queen to find a missing magic rock. Let's just hope they don't hack the druid off...for everyone's sake.

Name's Colin McCool. Folks call me the Junkyard Druid. I hate that name.

Despite my last name, I'm not "cool" like the other hunters in town. I don't run an occult bookstore, I've never owned a Harley, and I didn't inherit a family fortune passed down through generations of hunters before me.

And I kind of have this curse on me that's messed up my life.

So, things have gone to hell since I was cursed. I live in a junkyard, my mentor Finn is a heroin addict, I've got the Cold Iron Circle breathing down my neck, and the local Fae Queen Maeve is blackmailing me into doing her dirty work.

Now I'm in way over my head trying to retrieve Maeve's stolen magic rock, all while helping my friend Belladonna solve a series of murders that may or may not involve the local werewolves.

And did I mention that my girlfriend is a ghost?

If I can just get the Faery Queen's tathlum back, and help Belladonna solve the murders...

Then I just might live long enough to finish my first year of college.

©2016 M.D. Massey (P)2017 M.D. Massey

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It's an "okay" book

The narrator did a fair job but the story itself was flat. The author opens the book with a note saying he wanted to write an adult urban fantasy novel because he wanted to write something gritty but honestly this book fits in the YA urban fantasy section.

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Dresden wept.

This had so many rip offs it made me super sad. Even the reader sounded like he was ripping off James Marster's preformance . It was a sad slog.

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Disappointed

I'm a huge fan of the Iron Druid series, so, I decided to give this series a try. I was disappointed early into the book but I forced myself to give it a try. Big mistake. The more I listened, the more I became disconnected to the story. Massey failed to establish a relationship between the main character and the world in which he lives. The characters also flat and disingenuous. I simply couldn't get into it.

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Great book !!!

Have you listened to any of Steven Barnett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. But I really liked, specially the action moments , this Narrator is able to convey the emotions from the characters.

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I loved this book and I think that most fans of the Iron Druid and Harry Dresden will like it! I'm curious to see the development of the story. The book one is building up its world. So far some Celtic Mythology involved, fairies, witches, vampires, werewolves. I'm afraid to give to many details and spoil the fun hehe

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Solid

A sturdy urban fantasy with a somewhat different emotional tone. Dour fun. Main character is less plagued by invincibility than many main characters in urban fantasy.

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Falls a little short in my opinion.

While I enjoyed the skeleton of this story. I felt that it’s execution fell more than a little short. The main character is consistently talking about his lost love, and how he himself is responsible for her demise. Yet when push comes to shove you don’t feel it on his end. Something that to me should be an almost crushing, and debilitating event in his life. Colin Mccool is apparently too cool to feel it I guess.
Another point of contention for me was I did feel like there were a couple areas with more info than needed, and others that didn’t get enough of an explanation. I’m giving it three stars overall cause it is a first in the series and I like what is being built.

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I couldn't finish it.

I can't stand the poor me types. If the characters are in a state of sorrow the whole time forget it! I tried listening through 4 chapters and couldn't finish the book.

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Good new urban fantasy

Good start to a new urban fantasy series. Multiple interesting characters to develop here, and an interesting established relationship between the main character and his dead girlfriend.

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not a bad start to a series

just a few initial thoughts. this series needs some work on several fronts, but I have invested in less, the author/editor need to step-up world building and character development, but I liked most of the cast and it's size relative to the novel. The narrator to has promise, but will need to increase his range and timing. as I said just a few thoughts and I was in a good mood when I listened to it so everything is imho, will update when I do a relisten

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Was pretty good

It was a little short and I feel like a lot of information is hidden in the prequel novels but overall good start. It does leave me to want to listen to the next book and see what happens but I do appreciate the new use of myth and lore from a region not already used so heavily for fantasy and ubran fantasy. The narration was pretty good and I enjoyed the effort made into it, I am pretty picky about narrators so when I find someone I can listen to its always a upside.

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  • Lee
  • 10-25-21

Ok Story

So, nothing in here is going to make you say, "this is my favourite book" but the story is ok, not great, but ok. There is nothing groundbreaking and could be one of a thousand other urban fantasy titles out there but isn't one of those that make you wish you had spent your money getting your nose hair waxed instead.

The narrator though is bad, not the worst, but is still in the top 5 worst you'll listen to. All the females sound the same and he has obviously never heard of researching a word he doesn't know, geas is pronounced GESH.
He seems to put the emphasis on words in the dialogue in the wrong places that changes the feel of the story, which can be quite offputting. It feels like he is doing this just to make ends meet and as soon as he is finished he is to the bar! He just doesn't give the MC any character, he is missing, as Simon Cowell would put it, the X factor.

Overall, the story just about nudges the bad narrating into a 3-star story. Had this have been read by someone of a higher calibre this would have been a solid 4-star, maybe a 4.5 if I were being generous.

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  • Brook10033
  • 10-14-20

Good story

The story is fast moving, lots of different ideas being aired. I enjoyed the narration. Lots of homour, action, and strong descriptions.

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  • Lauren
  • 07-23-17

Not a fan

D&D meets buffy fan fic. Maybe other people enjoy it but its not for me.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-20-21

Mythical

A good read. I would have given a 5 star, but I really didn't enjoy the back and forth timeline that didn't seem to enhance or compliment the plot. Apart from that small complaint I found the Celtic myth wonderful and pleasing to see in print. Some beings don't get a mention in some books. I look forward to the next book in this series.

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  • Fiachra
  • 07-20-20

Yas!

Omg, I am absolutely in love! I cannot wait to read more in this series!

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  • Phoebe D
  • 09-17-19

Wow

I have read the series and am enjoying listening to them again will get all