NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Kevin Hearne creates the ultimate Atticus O’Sullivan adventure in the grand finale of the New York Times bestselling Iron Druid Chronicles: an epic battle royale against the Norse gods of Asgard.
Unchained from fate, the Norse gods Loki and Hel are ready to unleash Ragnarok, a.k.a. the Apocalypse, upon the earth. They’ve made allies on the darker side of many pantheons, and there’s a globe-spanning battle brewing that ancient Druid Atticus O’Sullivan will be hard-pressed to survive, much less win.
Granuaile MacTiernan must join immortals Sun Wukong and Erlang Shen in a fight against the Yama Kings in Taiwan, but she discovers that the stakes are much higher than she thought.
Meanwhile, Archdruid Owen Kennedy must put out both literal and metaphorical fires from Bavaria to Peru to keep the world safe for his apprentices and the future of Druidry.
And Atticus recruits the aid of a tyromancer, an Indian witch, and a trickster god in hopes that they’ll give him just enough leverage to both save Gaia and see another sunrise. There is a hound named Oberon who deserves a snack, after all.
Praise for Scourged
“[Kevin] Hearne draws his Iron Druid Chronicles to a pitch-perfect close in this dizzy, world-hopping adventure. But amidst the battles and bargaining that goes into saving the world, there is also an enormous amount of heart.”—RT Book Reviews
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I liked all of these books. And I had no issues with this one - until the ending. I did not care for the ending tied to Atticus. Everyone except him went back on their bargains. Read the book
Enjoy it, it was good. But my preference is to wish for a different ending.
Phoned it in
Unfortunately, this is my least favorite of the Iron Druid Chronicles. I absolutely love the other books but I feel Mr. Hearn tired of his characters at this point and just basically phoned in the entire book. Nothing in the plot is within keeping up the rest of the books, the humor was half-baked at best, and it is obvious he wanted to move on to new worlds and storylines. I was hoping far a truly “triumphant” end to the series - this book isn’t even close. Rats ...
Closure - sort of
This has been by far one of my favorite series in the Urban fantasy genre. It’s an awesome world and I thank the author for their amazing contribution. The ending was a little tough to stomach - but that’s mostly because I empathize so much with the characters - and that’s the sign of a successful story.