Their is little drama and depth to the characters other than Atticus , which makes for some fun light reading, but doesn't hold up for an entire series of this length. It is just that fun and easy to read. I have wanted to read this for ages…. Kevin Hearne books are fun and full of action. Review of the audiobook narrated by Luke Daniels. The book ends way to soon with a bunch of stuff way up in the air and major drama happening but thankfully Kevin will be continuing the series in at least 3 more books, two of which will release in May of 2012.
Plus, other loose ends from the previous novels make appearances. Hexed, the second one, expands on the world, bringing in some of the other beings that exist in this version of the world. And those parts more or less revolved around Oberon. Even with the help of the witch Laksha, Granuaile may be facing a crushing defeat. One survival strategy has worked for Atticus for more than two thousand years: stay away from the guy with the lightning bolts.
I think Sandman did it best, but Gaiman's reprisal with American Gods was also good. The book started out with a lot of action and really kept the pace up until the very end. It really should be no surprise that I had a good time with this book. And Owen has some catching up to do. William Li, empowers readers by showing them the evidence behind over 200 health-boosting foods that can starve cancer, reduce your risk of dementia, and beat dozens of avoidable diseases.
Atticus may have to fight fire with fire if he's going to restore balance. The characters and world that Mr. It was a bloody, mean-spirited battle, which left me unfulfilled and sad. It's only mentioned in passing but if you try to remember where he last had his clothes, it's been a while. Certainly had surprised at the ending as I was expecting some deus ex machina event.
If the majority of your jokes are pop culture references, or even worse, internet references, it is going to be dated incredibly fast. Luke Daniels does an amazing job with this book. Apparently I haven't learned my lesson because I did that before with the Robert Langdon books by Dan Brown, which also suffer from little variation in the formula between books. Prepare to be besieged by these and other tantalising tales of magic and adventure featuring bogeymen, vampire hordes, wrathful wraiths, and even a journey to the realm of the dead. The earlier books, Hounded and , though connected, also worked as stand alones, something that I was very excited about and that I lauded Hearne for creating. If Atticus has a loyalty, it would presumably be to one of the five counties of Ireland. I remain hopeful for the other books in the series.
He follows up these acts by heading back into Asgard with friend Leif and a handful of scorned immortals, fulfilling his promise to assist the vampire in his quest to kill Thor. What Atticus means is that he hates the English. Having fish and chips with Jesus just got too surreal and whilst I had no issues with a Druid, a vampire and a werewolf walked into a bar together story, I thought the throw away lines in this were too thin. I think part of the problem i Review of the audiobook narrated by Luke Daniels. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready to get his vengeance, and he's asked his friend Atticus O'Sullivan, the last of the Druids, to help take down this Norse nightmare. We do not receive compensation for our reviews, other than the copy of the book to read for the review.
Officially, he is keeping both the letter of his word, to the witch Laksha and to the vampire, Leif. This section should have been heavily character driven. He has the perfect Shakespeare quote for each scenario. Hearne I felt did an great job playing with the whole god theme, with the balance issue of hanging on to our humanity or playing as spoiled little children with god powers. And then there was the main story line - the quest to kill Thor yes, Thor, the Viking God of Thunder.
I had a bit of a hard time getting into it at first but after the first couple chapters I was able to connect more with the story and get back into my Atticus reading groove. It takes place 6 years after the events of Tricked and deals with important details between that book and Trapped. Granuaile works on her own desert project. Carl Ramsey is an ex-Earth Navy fighter pilot turned con man. I'm going to listen to the next volume in the series, in hopes that the author will regain his mojo, but I was pretty disappointed with this installment. If you're interested in possibly checking out the series, that would be the best point of reference.