Shattered (The Iron Druid Chronicles #7)
For nearly two thousand years, only one Druid has walked the Earth—Atticus O’Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword have kept him alive as he’s been pursued by a pantheon of hostile deities. Now he’s go ...more
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A quick word of warning, however. If you haven't read the first six installments in this series, starting here is probably going to be a confusing experience. While Hearne wis ...more
It felt like I started reading the in middle of the book. The ending was good but really unfulfilling as I was simply following events instead of reaching an important ending.
Typically I give Kevin Hearne solid fiv ...more
I loved the first six books and actually kind of hated this one.
My first problem was the change in format. The first five books were single first person POV and the sixth had one addition, which I didn't have a problem with because I thought it was a one time thing. But this one had three POVs which, in my opinion, did not work out. Not only did it take away from the story and make it really choppy but it was just weird! There were three first person POVs and two of t ...more
So, point by point.
With this series, I can't exactly pinpoint where things started to go wrong. I remember feeling a sense of comfort in the earlier books. Atticus was charming and sweet as was the setting of Tempe, Arizona. Hearne's incorporation of mythology was also a big plus. When ...more
He also adds a third viewpoint character, here, and I frankly hate the character, Atticus's former Archdruid, Owen Kennedy (in the Anglicized version, I won't even try ...more
Three gods, two Druids and a selkie walk into a bar...
This book is so powder! As usual, we're thrown right into the action and it doesn't really let up. What I found particularly brilliant was the recap at the beginning of the book, quickly explaining what happened in the previous six books in the series. The pronunciation guide is very welcome, too. But seriously, Scáthmhaide as the name of a staff? I forgot how to pronounce that pretty fast. Each chapter also starts with a small graphic
Atticus and Granuaile each have their own POV chapters as well. Granuaile has a mission in India - her chapters felt a bit bori ...more
Urban fantasy can be really predictable, but the thing I like best about the Iron Druid series is that nothing ever turns out the way you think it's going to, and that's especially true in Shattered. There was a lot going on in this story, especially now that it's being told from three points of view, and it was handled really well. I really didn't favor one narrator over another, and I think that says a lot about Kevin Hearne's ability to connect with the reader. ...more
Owen's chapters are distinct, interesting, and humorous, and we get to see Atticus from a different perspective -- and not just from his own complimentary perspective and that of his smitten app ...more
Shattered is definitiely the worst book in this series. Instead of a cohesive story, we have almost 3 novellas told from different POVs: Granuaile, Atticus and Owen, with ocassional intervention by one another to tie the whole thing together. It just didn’t work. Granuiele has become a less interesting version of Atticus and the Arch Druid is a new character, so I didn’t care being so much in his head.
The story starts after Atticus wakes up his Arch Druid to the fact that he’s been ...more
I am going to admit defeat. I really didn't think that this was the book's fault, but honestly, my interest with this series had taken a great hit.
It started 2 books ago, with Trapped, after the 12-years jump. The thing is, I didn't like Granuaile as a heroine. I thought she was bland and unimpressive. So when she took more and more scenes, getting her own chapters here with her own adventure, I couldn't find it in me to care. I didn't feel the sparks like it did for the first 4 books ...more
As usual, Lu ...more
A handy summary of past events is presented in the beginning of Shattered, the seventh book in the Iron Druid Chronicles. To be honest, even though I barely remember events from the past few books, I only scanned the summary.
That is because the draw of The Iron Druid Chronicles has always been the characters—the stories are fun and exciting, but they serve merely as backdrops for me to hang out with the Most. Loveable. Gang. Ever. One of the reason ...more
First, the character of Owen (Atticus' Arch-Druid mentor) was introduced at the end of the last book. All we've seen of him to this date has been through Atticus' obviously prejudiced memories. Owen had to be developed into a 3D character who would stand by Atticus in battle before the series could go on.
Second, Granuaile has only been s ...more
I'll start by saying that this is my first foray into the Iron Druid series so this review is from the perspective of someone who hasn't done the previous books. I would not suggest this book as a great place to start this series. I heard this was a great entry point into the series for fans of urban fantasy but so much of what's going on in the plot is lost that I missed the overarching significance of what happened in the story. Now that that's out of the way...
The more of this series I read, the more I come to appreciate the massive amounts of research and the deep respect for that learning that is evident in each book. Everything is woven in so seamlessly that it can be easy to overl ...more
This is fun as Atticus teaches Owen about the past few thousand years and brings him into the twentieth century. I have to admit to a great deal of jealousy about that Immortali-Tea. I'd like some to take some of the years off along with their aches and pains!
What is Atticus thinking, running off to India without Owen? For that matter, what is Granuaile ...more
Owen as an addition to the crew out shined everything else going on, including the main characters. Maybe it is due time mr. hearne cuts rope and starts a new series with a more interesting lead. Cause this one sunk like a stone.
|Who's Your Author?: Shattered (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #7) by Kevin Hearne; Start Date June 17th||19||34||Jun 27, 2014 07:36PM|