Atticus’s apprentice Granuaile is at last a full Druid herself. What’s more, Atticus has defrosted an archdruid long ago frozen in time, ...more
It felt like I started reading in the 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 Hear ...more
First, of course, is Oberon, his Irish wolfhound who is bound to Atticus through druidic binding and thus the two can converse telepathically. Next was Granuaile, his apprentice / love interest / fierce fellow druid and then all of the various gods and goddesses who Hearne draws with an experienced brush, d ...more
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. Whil ...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 o ...more
Overall I enjoyed the whole book enormously. The author took a risk in writing from three alternating POVs especially as one of them was running a totally separate story for most of ...more
This seventh installment in the Iron Druid Chronicles was just as much fun as the previous installments. So far, no book in this series has flopped or been a letdown for me, which is difficult to find in a UF series. However, it’s getting harder and harder to review these books without giving spoilers, so I’ll keep this brief.
This book was a bit different from the preceding books in that it’s not told completely from Atticus’s perspective. We now have three D ...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
Hearne tells the story using three POV's delivered from Atticus, Granuaile, and Owen. While I enjoyed each storyline, Shattered, almo ...more
Best volume of this series so far!!!
I really liked the alternating chapters between Atticus, Granuaile, and Owen. This structure shows, better than any telling, that Atticus has severely underestimated both his partner Granuaile and his archdruid, Owen.
Granuaile gets to adventure on her own, while Atticus and Owen manage to get each other into trouble. Oberon and Orleith are fabulous hound sidekicks. Owen shows that he’s not just a cranky old coot, he’s still ...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 showin
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
I like Owen Kennedy. Lots of action in India with the witch from a previous volume and we now have YETIs.
I will be looking forward to the next book in the series.
There's a lot that happens. I really like how there are three storylines following each charac ...more
I enjoyed the previous books, but they all seemed too easy. Even as things became more difficult in the last couple of books, everything was resolved a little too neatly and with a saving Hail Mary by Atticus.
Those books had a lot of action, fast-paced scenes, and little time for introspection. Except the kind where Atticus seemed to show his humility, or being humbled by what he now rea ...more
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