The first novel in the Iron Druid Chronicles—introducing a cool, new, funny urban fantasy hero
Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old—when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.
Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries. Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power—plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish—to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil.
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HOUNDED | HEXED | HAMMERED | TRICKED | TRAPPED | HUNTED | SHATTERED | STAKED
Hearne, a self-professed comic-book nerd, has turned his love of awesome dudes whacking mightily at evil villains into a superb urban fantasy debut. Staying alive for 2,000 years takes a great deal of cunning, and sexy super-druid Atticus O'Sullivan, currently holed up in the Arizona desert, has vexed a few VIPs along the way. High up on that list is Aenghus g, the Celtic god of love. It's not just that Aenghus wants his sword back though it is a very nice magical sword but that Atticus didn't exactly ask permission to take it. Atticus and his trusty sidekick, Irish wolfhound Oberon, make an eminently readable daring duo as they dodge Aenghus's minions and thwart his schemes with plenty of quips and zap-pow-bang fighting.
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Great book of Irish mythology and fantasy. Characters are great. Puns and wit and references highly entertaining.
This whole series is amazing. The writing style is great, the characters, the plot, everything.
Couldn’t put a single one of them down.
Well Rouded Opener
Overall the book was definitely great and what it lacked a little in imagination for the ending it more than made up for it with overall plot, humor, and characters. As the reader of hundreds of books of the genre even putting in the time to write this review shows something that I don’t usually get out of most books. Great job can’t wait to keep reading would definitely suggest as a read. Left a lot of loose ends easily could be incorporated in future books that I’m sure will hit me like “OOOOOOH THAT DID HAPPEN” anyways definitely worth a try in my opinion.