Thursday, April 5, 2012

Author - Kevin Hearne
Series - The Iron Druid #1
Genre - Urban Paranormal
Pages - 289

Description From Goodreads

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 sexy 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.

Atticus O’Sullivan is a very old Druid. As a very old Druid he is expected to have and enemy o r right? Well, he does, in the form of a very not so loving love god who wants nothing more than to rip the sword from Atticus that he claims is his, then destroy him. Of course Atticus can not allow this and with a bevy of Goddesses at his side, a vampire and the Tempe pack werewolves (even a witch or two) he begins his stand against the love god and fights for his life. 

 I will start off by saying that I had the hardest time pronouncing the names of the characters in this book (even with the handy guide in the beginning) so I will not go into great detail about this book. I will however say that I thoroughly enjoyed it! Atticus is witty, badass and not afraid to stand up to the bad guy. I liked his character, it is hard to find books with male protagonists that are not all about themselves or ‘chasseing tail’

My favorite character? Oberon, his irish wolfhound with whom he shares a telekinetic bond  with. Oberon is loyal and brave but still very much a dog (with a love for French poodles) and the author keeps this in mind when they are communicating, I loved their talks the most, and the end is precious and had me laughing out loud.

The action, the wit and best of all, the lack of smut (only hinted at) makes this book one that I wont mind reading again sometime, right after I finish the rest of the series!


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