Atticus’s apprentice Granuaile is at last a full Druid herself. What’s more, Atticus has defrosted an archdruid long ago frozen in time, a fa ...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 Hearne solid fiv ...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. While Hearne wis ...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 the ti ...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
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 Druids, and we ...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 all ...more
Hearne tells the story using three POV's delivered from Atticus, Granuaile, and Owen. While I enjoyed each storyline, Shattered, almost felt like ...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 ...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
Shattered picks up right where we left off. Atticus's archdruid Owen has been pulled from the Time Islands, his language and mentality still stuck in the time before Jesus Christ was born. Atticus quickly has to bring him up to speed so he doesn't get himself in trouble, all while still trying to deal with the faction in Tir Na nOg that is still trying to kill him secretly. Meanwhil ...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 f
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 character, yet the ...more
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