Staked

Staked

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"Iron Druid Atticus O'Sullivan, hero of Kevin Hearne's epic New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series, has a point to make--and then drive into a vampire's heart. When a druid has lived for two thousand years like Atticus, he's bound to run afoul of a few vampires. Make that legions of them. Even his former friend and legal counsel turned out to be a bloodsucking backstabber. Now the toothy troublemakers--led by power-mad pain-in-the-neck Theophilus--have become a huge problem requiring a solution. It's time to make a stand. As always, Atticus wouldn't mind a little backup. But his allies have problems of their own. Ornery archdruid Owen Kennedy is having a wee bit of troll trouble: Turns out when you stiff a troll, it's not water under the bridge. Meanwhile, Granuaile is desperate to free herself of the Norse god Loki's mark and elude his powers of divination--a quest that will bring her face-to-face with several Slavic nightmares. As Atticus globetrots to stop his nemesis Theophilus, the journey leads to Rome. What better place to end an immortal than the Eternal City? But poetic justice won't come without a price: In order to defeat Theophilus, Atticus may have to lose an old friend. Praise for Kevin Hearne and The Iron Druid Chronicles "[The Iron Druid books] are clever, fast paced and a good escape."--Jason Weisberger, Boing Boing "Celtic mythology and an ancient Druid with modern attitude mix it up in the Arizona desert in this witty new fantasy series."--Kelly Meding, author of Chimera "Outrageously fun."--The Plain Dealer, on Hounded "Superb. plenty of quips and zap-pow-bang fighting."--Publishers Weekly (starred review), on Hounded "Exciting. [Atticus] is one of the best main characters currently present in the urban fantasy genre."--Fantasy Book Critic, on Tricked "Funny, razor-sharp. plenty of action, humor, and mythology."--Booklist (starred review), on Shattered"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, [2016]
Edition: Del Rey mass market edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780345548535
0345548531
9780345548528
Branch Call Number: Fic Hear
Characteristics: xv, 346 pages ; 18 cm.

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snailgem
May 12, 2019

LOVE THESE BOOKS!! The hounds, and all the Druid stuff

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wildfireheart
Mar 15, 2019

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Cheryl_in_IT Dec 04, 2018

The narration is great as always and the book is chock full of action and the usual shenanigans.

That said, as much as I enjoy Kevin Hearne's writing, I'm not able to engage with the story. I'm getting tired of Atticus wearing blame for everything and anything that goes wrong. It feels like, for the entire series, he's been manipulated into everyone else's plots and schemes and gets to be the scapegoat for the consequences. It almost feels like a gang-up scenario at one point, and it seems like the story is progressively undermining any respect we should have for this 2000 year old guy who is trying to get along with everyone. Yikes.

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erikaj613
Aug 02, 2017

If you love the rest of the Iron Druid chronicles, you'll be very pleased.

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