Series: The Iron Druid Chronicles #7
Narrator: Luke Daniels
Published by Random House Audio on June 17, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 11 hours and 35 minutes
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For nearly 2,000 years, only one Druid has walked the Earth - Atticus O’Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword have kept him alive as he’s been pursued by a pantheon of hostile deities. Now he’s got company.
Atticus’ 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.
read it, track it is a way for me to track books for my reading challenges and the reviews will be super short.
Things I loved
- Owen – He was a great addition to the cast of characters. I loved that we got his POVs
- Oberon – He is always a favorite of mine and when he has more page time it’s an outstanding addition to the humor.
- Luke Daniel’s narration! He really showcased his talent in Shattered! He did every role perfectly!
Things I didn’t love (didn’t hate but could have been different)
- Multi-POVs for every chapter. I liked that we got Owen and Granuaile’s POVs but I would have like a little less of Granualie as her story felt like a separate story that could have been told through a novella.
One more audio and I’m all caught up for the series finale next year.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: