Iron Druid Atticus O'Sullivan, hero of Kevin Hearne's epic New York Times best-selling urban fantasy series, has a point to make - and then drive into a vampire's heart.
When a druid has lived for 2,000 years like Atticus, he's bound to run afoul of a few vampires. Make that legions of them. Even his former friend and legal counsel turned out to be a bloodsucking backstabber.
Now the toothy troublemakers - led by power-mad Theophilus - have become a huge problem requiring a solution. It's time to make a stand. As always, Atticus wouldn't mind a little backup. But his allies have problems of their own.
Ill-tempered archdruid Owen Kennedy is having a wee bit of troll trouble: turns out when you stiff a troll, it's not water under the bridge. Meanwhile, Granuaile is desperate to free herself of the Norse god Loki's mark and elude his powers of divination - a quest that will bring her face to face with several Slavic nightmares.
As Atticus globetrots to stop his nemesis, Theophilus, the journey leads to Rome. What better place to end an immortal than the Eternal City? But poetic justice won't come without a price: in order to defeat Theophilus, Atticus may have to lose an old friend.
"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. Mystery, suspense, magic and mayhem." (SciFi Chick)
"Neil Gaiman's American Gods meets Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden." (SFFWorld)
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Vampires, gravey and bath time stories
I loved the story
I would compare the series to
Alex Verus series by Benedict Jacka
Skulduggery pleasant by Derek Landy
The narration of Christopher Ragland is as part of the characters as Kevin Hearne for me. He continues to alternate between the three of them, and it's clear which one you're following. the warmth and familiarity his story telling is a joy to listen to.
the humour and connection to the characters is what makes this series for me
I have never been interested in writing a review before however the adventures of Atticus, Granuaile and Owen have compelled be to share my love of these stories. the characters, places and mythology woven throughout out the series keeps me listening and wanting to know what next!
I have loved staked and following Atticus, trying to sort things out!. Granuaile continues to grow reflecting on her self and facing some of her own issues, while Owen is just figuring out his place in the 21st century. Keven continues to draw from the ocean of mythology and take us to ever more interesting destinations and revisiting some familiar characters.
I absolutely love this series and cant wait for the next instalment by Kevin Hearne
- mr walker
enjoyable, but not Kevin's best work.