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Publisher's Summary

Over a million copies of the Iron Druid books sold

Kevin Hearne creates the ultimate Atticus O'Sullivan adventure in the grand finale of the New York Times best-selling Iron Druid Chronicles.

Unchained from fate, the Norse gods Loki and Hel are ready to unleash Ragnarok, aka the Apocalypse, upon the earth. With a whole host of dark allies on their side, there's a globe-spanning battle on the cards - one which Druid Atticus O'Sullivan will be hard-pressed to survive, much less win.

Atticus must recruit the aid of an Indian witch and a trickster god in hopes that they'll give him just enough leverage to both save Gaia and see another sunrise. After all, if the world ends, who's going to make sure the hound Oberon gets his well-deserved snack?

©2018 Kevin Hearne (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"Atticus and his crew are a breath of fresh air! I love, love love this series." (My Bookish Ways)

"This is one series no fantasy fan should miss." (Scifi Chick)

"American Gods meets Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden." (SFF World)

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Disapppointing end to series that began so well

Disappointing end to a series that began so well and reached some rip roaring heights of fun and excitement before gradually beginning to fall apart in the last few books. Having the characters work on different plot lines all over the world and only come together to check in and play with the hounds, just did not work as the story became disjointed and continuity was lost. The finale could have concentrated in getting them all together much earlier as a team, rather than still tying up so many loose ends.

I appreciate the fact that Kevin Hearne is a strong supporter of the environment , but to beat this drum so obviously and so often in this last book became annoying. The fact that they are Druids, devoted to care of Gaia, Mother Earth herself, and explaining and showing as the various stories unfolded was sufficient.

The final ending was fitting and, without spoiling, am sorry that Atticus was set up at the very beginning as the instigator of an act that rightly shocked. Of course he should be blamed, but while his impetuousness and lack of thinking about consequences is true to form and acceptable, that was out of character and far from the legend.

As a devoted fan of Atticus and Oberon I will listen again to many of the earlier adventures which can virtually stand alone. Just sad that the series ended this way.

I have loved the work of Luke Daniels, narrator of every single book in the series I listened to so far, who gave the perfect voice to each character and made them come alive. Then, Audible suddenly changes all it's US versions to narrator Christopher Ragland and I have no chance of getting the UK version with Luke Daniels. A very able narrator and if you now listen to all of them read by him it will be fine. But this also spoiled the last book for me as the characters did not ring true in the way I had come to know them. (less)

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Pretty crap disappointing cop out conclusion

I was disappointed with this linear rushed feeling book. Many parts felt forced. I liked this series, and this book lets the rest down.

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Amazing story!

Wonderful ending to an amazing series.

Very disappointed with the narrator. Have followed this series with Luke Daniels and feel a little robbed with the new narrator. He did a good job, but I felt tried to be too like Luke Daniels and missed the mark on a lot of pronunciations and accents. Probably would have been better to try something new.

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It wrapped it all up... sort of

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes because this is the last book in a series and you have to finish the series. But the change in reader was really hard to deal with.

What do you think your next listen will be?

The Land book 4 by Aleron Kong.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

It is difficult to say, the first 8 books were read by Luke Daniels then they changed the last book to Christopher Ragland and it really took you out of the story. Many of the character were voice different in tone, pitch, accent and speed.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

I would not go to a movie of this book it would make no sense without the first 8 books included or in a series of movies.

Any additional comments?

I will buy this book again if it is record again with Luke Daniels, I value his performance as much as the book itself.

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LUUUUUUUKE... I AM YOUR LISTENER!!!

I don’t get it... why change narrator for the last book in a series of 9 books? Am I being dumb?

I can’t listen to this... Luke is Adicus, Oberon et al... what a disappointment

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  • Barry Deri
  • 05-08-18

end of an era

I will miss these fantastic characters and this wonderfully diverse world. But most if all I will miss Oberon. He needs his own series 😊

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  • Pauline
  • 05-06-18

Scourged by Kevin Hearne

Brilliant to listen to the last book in the series every part is great just like catching up with old friends as the story develops the understanding of each character comes over lots and endears me to them.
My one and only negative comment is the volume of characters, gods and demons etc as an audio listener it sometimes off putting because it gets to loud and very uncomfortable I know it’s part of the story but when you’ve got headphone in listening volume really does matter.
Can’t wait for the next book at least I will know everyone in the book is ok x lol

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  • Tod Werewolf
  • 04-23-18

Not The Ending I expected

This, the final book in the series seems to be rushed and a very poor ending for a great series. I would have preferred to wait, rather than have a lower level story. Kevin Hearne may have run out of ideas for the Iron Druid.
unfortunately his other book series something about giants was so bad I had to return it after forcing myself to listen to 3 chapters. Good bye Iron Druid ,I enjoyed sharing your adventures. apart from this book.

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  • Ross Fenion
  • 04-23-18

brilliant finish to an excellent series

this series has always been supprisingly thought provoking for a fun romp about magic and this finally is no exception

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  • Darryl S.
  • 04-21-18

Where is Luke Daniels?

I had an unpleasant surprise when I started this book and realised that Luke Daniels was not who I was listening to.

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  • Tyzbug
  • 05-14-18

Always a bit of engrossing fun

Never really deep and meaningful and I find the self recriminations stuff a bit much - same path of so many thriller, mystery et al writers ... but these books are always so enjoyable. A little romance, good vs evil with its inherent complexities, heroism, good diversity of characters including women and not totally slating christianity (as a practising christian, accepting the make believe context of the book I find his references fine and some pretty funny). A reserved person, Oberon makes me laugh out loud. I only give a very books I find really exceptional a 5 star - so 3s and 4s for all this series means I really enjoy it and I 'listen again' to the lot. Thanks Kevin.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-11-18

love this series

best ever series funny fast paced and exciting, totally recommend it, I prefer Chris ragland narrating

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  • Jeff Northam
  • 04-15-18

All nine books + novellas in 2 weeks

All nine books plus novella and I still want more.

A worthy end to one of my favourite serise.

I do hope Kevine writes some more.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-14-18

Sad it's the last book

It was a great listen. I'm just sad it's over. Hard to come by a good series.

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  • Richie
  • 04-16-18

Absolute Rubbish

Skip the 1st 20 mins so you avoid having to listen to the ‘series destroying’ talking dogs and you are still faced with continuous mispronounced faux ‘American Irish’ with an accent so bad as to rival Tom Cruise in far and away and the worst comedy you’ll hear anywhere .
I was hoping the series might finish a bit better than this.
There are actually really good parts to this series but only when it’s actually dealing with the core story and not trying to be funny and cute. How many jokes can anyone stomach about dogs liking bloody meat... seriously over done and not at all funny after the first book.
The whole series is also annoyingly inaccurate where doing a little homework might have added to the equation. Getting an Irish narrator would have been a great start. Both the accents and pronunciation were frankly insulting to me as an Irish person. Great idea for a series ... terrible narrator who turns most of the four legged characters into muppets. It’s great when it’s sticking to the story... pointless side characters and childish quips make this fine for young teenagers, sad it couldn’t have stuck to a slighter harder theme as in the earlier books.

Crap... don’t bother !

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  • Cara Lawrence
  • 04-16-18

Sad the series is finished

Spoiler alert - I know this book received a lot of complaints from fans of the Iron Druid series, so much more could have happened, more action & intrigue, I get the idea & I am glad it finished with potential for more Atticus stories, I love the character & think he was judged too harshly, honestly, killing the Norns was self defense & I would of done the same. I get the feeling that Kevin Hearne hasn't finished with the Iron Druid or maybe Atticus will get the Iron out of his aura now he isn't being hunted, the book seems more like a transition to me.
Poor Atticus probably had one of the worst days of his life & then getting dumped by Granule just destroys him, seems like when you are down, everyone wants to screw you. I enjoyed this book, it was mild but there was much amusement in the form of Slow Mo & the eternal curmudgeon Owen beginning to lighten up & appreciate the fresh start he has been given. A new kinder, more thoughtful Thor & the gods constantly acting like self serving twats. It's a decent read, It took my mind off work & gave me the escapism I need on my daily commute, don't judge too harshly, I don't think this is the end, I believe Kevin just needs a breather & will hopefully continue to explode the world of Owen & Granule, I love Granule but she needs to lighten up & get some help removing the stick from her arse, as a druid of Gaia, I wouldn't be stressing the small things like petty theft to get a serious job done, I find it irritating & I'm amazed Atticus put up with it, let's make her a little more human. Thanks Kevin