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Shattered (Iron Druid Chronicles, #7) by Kevin Hearne
Hardcover, 352 pages
Publication Date: June 17th 2014
Publisher: Del Rey
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.
Acclaimed author Kevin Hearne makes his hardcover debut with the new novel in his epic urban fantasy series starring the unforgettable Atticus O’Sullivan.
For nearly two thousand years, there was only one Druid left walking the Earth—Atticus O’Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword kept him alive while pursued by a pantheon of hostile deities. Now he’s got company.
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 father figure (of sorts) who now goes by the modern equivalent of his old Irish name: Owen Kennedy.
And Owen has some catching up to do.
Atticus takes pleasure in the role reversal, as the student is now the teacher. Between busting Atticus’s chops and trying to fathom a cell phone, Owen must also learn English. For Atticus, the jury’s still out on whether the wily old coot will be an asset in the epic battle with Norse god Loki—or merely a pain in the arse.
But Atticus isn’t the only one with daddy issues. Granuaile faces a great challenge: to exorcise a sorcerer’s spirit that is possessing her father in India. Even with the help of the witch Laksha, Granuaile may be facing a crushing defeat.
As the trio of Druids deals with pestilence-spreading demons, bacon-loving yeti, fierce flying foxes, and frenzied Fae, they’re hoping that this time . . . three’s a charm.
So here’s why I’m excited: they’re finally giving Kevin Hearne enough cred that his book(s) is(are) being published in hardcover! Woot! Now, for those of you unfamiliar with this series, the first thing you should know is they are hilarious. The second is they are like no other paranormal series you’ve read. This is our world, plus every kind of god or supernatural creature that people have ever believed to exist. They’re all real. And Atticus has a difficult time dealing with them all. It doesn’t help that he sort of gets himself in to all sorts of mischief. But I’m really looking forward to this next book in the series. His and Granuaile’s problems are getting to a nail-biting place that makes me twitchy and nervous, but I just can’t leave the stories alone. I want MORE and I want it now!