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(The Iron Druid Chronicles #5)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  39,578 ratings  ·  1,597 reviews
After twelve years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave.

Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Iri
Mass Market Paperback, 290 pages
Published November 27th 2012 by Del Rey
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Alana ~ The Book Pimp
Okay... I'm going to try something a little different. One would hope, at this point, that anyone interested in reading the Iron Druid (this installment specifically) would have read the previous books. So instead of telling you what a clever dog Oberon is (he seriously deserves a treat) or mention how funny it is (I SO wish I could hear the story -in person- of "The Purloined Poodle" featuring two dogs and Abe Froman, the Sausage King of Chicago) or how action packed it is (okay, how many Gods ...more

I got to read #5 early! Ha ha! Mine is an evil laugh!

My only regret is that I didn't read the Two Ravens and One Crow novella that Hearne put out first.

It's listed as book 4.5, and I think it would have really helped to bridge the gap for me. When I started this one, I hit a sort of mental speed-bump when Twelve years had passed. It really threw me for a loop.

Alas, I didn't know about the novella before I started reading this one. And now, even though I do know about it. I probably won't be ab
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Good 😊 Accept I hate the narrator makes Oberon sound like a deranged Scooby Doo!
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Edit: After some thought I decided not to continue with this series. It had good moments but for the most part it was OK-ish and I still have too many great series unfinished./edit

I had mixed feeling about this installment in The iron druid chronicles but in the end my impression is negative. At few points I had feeling like this is the best Iron druid has been in a while but as soon as I start thinking that something happens that annoy me. The biggest annoyance was Granuaile, who wasn't actuall
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
2.5 stars
Well, look at that! Once again, everyone’s favorite druid Atticus O’Sullivan somehow managed to anger just about every deity from every pantheon worshiped by mankind. (Well, everyone except Perun, but that’s understandable – Perun is Slavic and our gods are all kinds of awesome. Not too bright, but awesome.) This is turning out to be a special talent of Atticus’s, and a good thing too, or we would have nothing to read about.

After twelve (!) years of training, binding Granuaile to earth
Oct 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Granuaile gets her time.

Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid series continues with Trapped, his 2012 entry into the adventures of Atticus, Granuaile and Oberon. Atticus’ initiate Granuaile MacTiernan has been a major character since the beginning novel of the series, 2011’s Hounded, but Trapped sees author Hearne spend more time with Granuaile as she works to complete her training and become a full druid alongside Atticus. And while the growing sexual tension between the two is a factor in the narrative, m
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Number five in the series and I really enjoyed this one! At last we have achieved two Druids instead of just one and Atticus has a real partner in crime. Oberon is still making his smart comments, the gods are making war and the Fae are making mischief. Nothing new except that Atticus is digging himself deeper and deeper into trouble with just about everyone and everything. There's lots of very clever world building and plenty of action leading to a serious cliff hanger of an ending. I am loving ...more
Mike (the Paladin)
Another time I want to go slowly and carefully as many of my friends love this series. Personally I'll never really be a fan. I went into this series based on the same recommendation I've had on a few other UF series, to wit "if you like Jim Butcher's Dresden series you'll like these".

Mostly this just proves how differently everyone sees the Dresden series.

Our protagonist here is a Druid (as far as he knows the last)(view spoiler) who's been a
Jul 15, 2018 rated it liked it
While this is an enjoyable series, sometimes there's just a bit too much ass-kicking upon the heroes. Such is the case here. 6 of 10 stars
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I enjoyed this audiobook quite a bit. I have been slowly working my way through the Iron Druid Chronicles during the past couple of years and have really been enjoying myself. I did take a bit of a break in my listening which seemed to work out well since this book picks up twelve years after the previous book. I found this book to be a solid installment in the series and I had a great time with it.

Atticus, Granuaile, and Oberon are
Granuaile finally gets to shine! And proves that wolfhound Oberon is correct in calling her Clever Girl.

To me, it feels like this series is kind of getting back on track, although Atticus is still working through the repercussions of poor choices made back in book 3 (Hammered).

However, Granuaile has finally become a Druid in her own right and hopefully will continue to be a steadying influence on Atticus. You’d think a guy as old as he is wouldn’t need steadying, but she keeps him focused on be
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: iron-druid, mis
I really liked the first three books. As I continue with the series, it just keeps getting more outrageous and messy. Besides, Atticus should grow up. He's 2 thousand years old for crying out loud! I guess if everything comes easy for you, you'll never learn how to live with the consequences of your actions. I really thought it will get better, but I got "Tricked". Now I'm "Trapped" with the dilemma to either continue or abandon this story. With the 7th title, "Shattered", I'm kind of hesitant t ...more
Aug 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Loved how bad-ass Granuaile's become! And finally (view spoiler)

I don't know if I would say this ended on a cliffhanger but it was definitely a BIG "to be continued". I can't recommend the audio version of this series enough. Luke Daniels is the shit! He gets 5 stars for his performance.
Sep 01, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy, arc
When I got the email that I was accepted for a advance copy of Trapped I almost didn’t believe it. I stared at the email for a few minutes then quickly downloaded it to my kindle just in case they changed their minds.

At that point I hadn’t read Tricked yet, I have a very bad habit of hoarding series books that I love. I bounce back and forth from wanting to read it terribly to wanting to wait because as soon as I read it I will have to wait FOREVER for the next installment.

So after finishing Tri
Jun 21, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Someone in the mood for some light and humorous UF..

Butcher keeps raising the bar for Urban Fantasy, and Hearne just provides more of the same..
This series keeps getting more and more uninteresting, 90 % of the characters in the books are gods..
Not humans, but superhumans with awesome powers.. However all the gods seems stupid, immature, and petty (and not at all powerful compared to Atticus..)
It's not that i have a problem with the amount of respect Hearne shows for his subject matter (which is close to non-existing, but what do i care), i
Eon ♒Windrunner♒
Apr 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
After the last Iron Druid book I read I wasn’t super excited for the next book in the series. I cannot actually remember what went wrong, but it still got 3 stars. No review though.

*tries to remember…

Nope. It’s not coming back. This book does pick up where the last left off so I wasn’t left wondering on that account, but not sure why I didn’t rate it higher. Either way I couldn’t find anything wrong with this one.

Action packed, humorous, well written and fun all the way. If you have read any
Jan 04, 2015 rated it liked it

I’ve really been enjoying the Iron Druid Chronicles series. If nothing else, just the dialog between Atticus and his wolfhound Oberon has made the books worth the read.

Unfortunately book five, Trapped, was a bit of a disappointment. Atticus’ apprentice, Granuaile, has finally finished her training and is ready to be bound to the Earth and become a full fledged druid. But when his many enemies learn that he’s not as dead as they all thought he was, his life gets complicated.

So what did

Its been a while old friend! AND 12 years has passed for Attacus too since his last adventure. It starts with an old friend dropping in on them like a bolt from the blue who finds them easy as..... its ok he didn’t know they were supposed to be dead he’d been an Eagle for a while now...... plot hole solved.

Then we’re reintroduced to a few Irish Gods & fae folk which isn’t apparently clear as to why & then a Norse god comes a calling...... it goes around a bit until we get to the nub of the story
Jan 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone looking to get into the urban fantasy genre
Recommended to Eric by: Nicole Evans
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Now that I am caught up to real-time with this series, it seems like a good point to assess it as a whole. In previous reviews, I have praised two things that are starting to become formulaic, and hence losing their luster:

First is the idea that Atticus's actions have consequences. While I still love that there is significant plot development and that everything does not just "reset" to normal at the end of each book, I am starting to see a plot loop that looks something like this:
1) Atticus ne
Lynsey   (A Bookish Life)
12 years later...

I love the cover for this; it's so nice to see Granuaile on there. And it was great to be back with the trio again (adding in Oberon, of course) but I have to say this was probably my least favourite book in the Iron Druid Chronicles so far.

I don't know if maybe it was me not paying close enough attention or if it was just a bit all over the place, but I spent much of the book a bit lost and confused, if I'm honest. Just sort of letting the words wash over me rather than ful
May 05, 2012 rated it liked it
As usual, this was exciting book, full of interesting action and unexpected twists but I got mad by the way the business with Atticus and Granuaile got resolved. When I read a book in the first person, I expect to know something about that person's emotions but the author spent more time on wisecracks that on really revealing Atticus' feelings.

I don't know why I keep getting disappointed with the continued lack of emotional disclosure by Atticus. It's clear that the author is just not going ther
Stacia (the 2010 club)
note : all phrases in brackets [ ] are thoughts from my favorite dog, Oberon.

FINALLY. There were a few big 'finally' moments in Trapped. One of the biggest finally moments I refuse to spoil for you, but I think it's safe to mention that Granuaile finally became a full-fledged druid in this book because we've been waiting for it a long time and knew it was going to happen eventually. Yay for her getting her animal forms!
Granuaile's joy at this new (form) elicited an extremely loud road, s
Lauren Stoolfire
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Five books into The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne and it continues to be just as awesome as when I first began the series. This time I'm reading the book in print, but I can still remember exactly how Luke Daniels, the audiobook narrator, sounds in my head. There are so many awesome moments in this installment, but I'm so happy that after twelve years of training Granuaile has finally become a druid! Go, Granuaile! There are so many things that she can now finally do - from shifting plan ...more
Christal (Badass Book Reviews)
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This book was fun “trapped” between a cover! I was skeptical when I saw Trapped would take us twelve years in the future, but I’ve learned not to doubt Kevin Hearne. This book was exciting, sexy, hilarious, tense, and everything in between. It is definitely one of the stronger entries in a consistently strong series.

We find Atticus and Granuaile still in hiding, but Granuaile has completed her druidic training and is ready to be bound t
Jan 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I  was excited to see Atticus was ready to bind  Granuaile with Gaia making her the first new Druid in over 2,000 years. Unlike, Atticus who carries an ancient sword, Granuaile has a tricked out staff thanks to some crafty Fey. We see significant growth in this feisty, fearless young woman who smells like strawberry lip gloss. It was exciting to see what animals forms she would receive and watching her experience each for the first time was both humorous and amazing.

Of course, Hearne brought dan
Tom Mathews
While enjoyable, this was not as good as the previous Iron Druid books that I've listened to. It centers around the initiation process of Atticus's apprentice, Granuaile, and his efforts to bind her to the earth and make her a full-fledged Druid. There is plenty of action but that appears to be thrown in just to provide, well, plenty of action.

As always, Luke Daniel's narration is excellent and, once again, he has managed to turn Atticus's mangy wolfhound, Oberon, into a comic genius worthy of
Dec 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Let me start off by saying, by now it's getting pretty boring. It's mostly all the same crap, with none of the fun or interesting elements thrown in.

However, it's better than the last book.

But then, the last book was mostly just a giant cultural insult.

The power ratios are getting fairly stupid. Atticus is constantly cheat coding everything that moves. There're no stakes in any of the fights at all. And even Atticus' fun personality can't do anything to make those action sequences less boring.

Jacob Proffitt
Okay, this one is more of a running . . . run than anything resembling a plot. Atticus and Granuaile are coming out of the 12-year fade from the end of the last book. This is a wise decision (though I sense some short stories fit in there), as Granuaile needed those years for training and there's a limit to how much you can interrupt that or drag it out in a series. And Granuaile the graduate druid is nineteen kinds of awesome.

At least some of my trouble with the book is that Granuaile's "bindin
Maggie K
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I probably would have at least TRIED to finish this, but I left it at the beach, and have no interest in going to the trouble of finding another copy. The juvenalia type humor would be fine in small doses, but apparently this one wasn't edited, and I kept rolling my eyes at the 'one too many' jokes.
I cant beleive that when I first read Hounded I would have ever wanted Oberon to shut up.....very sad day.
Protagonists being chased from place to place while antagonist nearly always has one-up on them has never been a favorite plot of mine, so this book wasn't ever going to be my favorite in the series, but surprisingly it does work better than I thought it would. Maybe because it's so short, less than 300 pages, or maybe because I'm already invested in the characters.

The central plot here is that after twelve years of secret training, because everyone (mostly everyone) believed the druid Atticus
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Kevin is the NYT bestselling author of the Iron Druid Chronicles, as well as The Seven Kennings, an epic fantasy trilogy, and the Tales of Pell, a humorous fantasy series co-authored with Delilah S. Dawson. INK & SIGIL, a new urban fantasy series set in the Iron Druid universe, will be out in 2020. ...more

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The Iron Druid Chronicles (9 books)
  • Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1)
  • Hexed (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #2)
  • Hammered (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #3)
  • Tricked (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #4)
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