This phenomenal series never disappoints. Hearne excels in creating a varied cast of characters as well as dazzling, detailed settings. His narrative blends humor and emotion beautifully, capturing the imagination and tugging at the heartstrings.
Thanks to his powerful gifts, and even more powerful allies, Druid Atticus O’Sullivan has survived for more than 2,000 years and managed to escape a number of seemingly impossible situations. But then he incurs the wrath of two enraged goddesses of the hunt — Artemis and Diana — and finds his powers useless. Atticus, his companion Granuaile and wolfhound Oberon have no choice but to flee. Pursued by vampires and dark fae across Europe, the three desperately hope to find a friend through the Tuatha Dé Danann. But trickster god Loki also has a score to settle before literally unleashing hell, and now Atticus and his companions not only have to save themselves, they also have to save the world. (DEL REY, Jul., 400 pp., $7.99)