Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Iris ...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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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)[ well till we get well into the book (hide spoiler)] who's been a ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
*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 o ...more
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 I not
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 t ...more
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 fully ...more
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 ...more
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, startli...more
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 ...more
First is the idea that Atticus's actions have consequences. While I still love that their 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...more
Of course, Hearne brought dan ...more
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 ...more
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.
I cant beleive that when I first read Hounded I would have ever wanted Oberon to shut up.....very sad day.
At least some of my trouble with the book is that Granuaile's "bindin ...more
Atticus still likeable but Oberon was slightly annoying. I didn't find his quips as funny as the previous books. In fact, most often, his quips felt like filler, just an annoying background noise. I wasn't impressed with supposedly romance plot too -- PROBABLY because for the last 4.5 books, Atticus and Granuaile ...more
This is my favorite Iron Druid Chronicle so far. What I really enjoyed ...more
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