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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A good story. Very entertaining, glad I read it.55
Great book of Irish mythology and fantasy. Characters are great. Puns and wit and references highly entertaining.55
This whole series is amazing. The writing style is great, the characters, the plot, everything. Couldn’t put a single one of them down.55
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.55
I got this book just looking for a quick read. I was pleasantly surprised and how captivating the author made the story. I didn't wan't to put it down, and was required to have a charger for my phone around constantly. I have purchased and read all the other Iron Druid chronicles books and read them all. Well worth the price and great to read over and over. Sláinte55
Read the book. You will not be disappointed.55
For me this author tried too hard to be witty and cute and I just wasn't amused at the parts that I imagine I was supposed to be. His trusty canine companion was in NO WAY as likable as I'm sure he was supposed to be. I believe I have a good vocabulary but was forced to look up some obscure words that would have done well in the game balderdash. I wasn't impressed.25
these urban fantasies have been pumped out for some years now - usually a vixen on the cover to draw some crowd in. I was worried about this cover and the beefycakey look, but it totally made sense after reading. Atticus is not your typical sword wielding protagonist but an awesome character with a very interesting sense of humor. I could not put the books down and fell in love in a dorky way with all of the characters. Kevin Hearne is a wonderful writer with great talent at avoiding flashbacks that fill chapters. it's a refreshing change. the best part of reading these books on your idevice is the lookup and defining of the wonderful world of Wikipedia. i felt like I was in college again with all the new s*it I learned! five stars all of them!! now, get back to writing Kevin...55
As someone who completely hates to read but a fan of this genre (video), when I decided to give reading a try after I acquired an iPad, I just couldn't put it down. It's captivating, engrossing and quite funny. A mixture I can definitely keep my attention. I hope the chronicles can go on forever. Give it a whirl people.55
This is a very entertaining book. If you like fun, witty writing, with lots of on the edge of your seat action mixed with a lot of real humor, then this book is for you.45