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Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
From the first page, Hearne plunges readers into the action and adventure of his incredibly complex world in this fifth installment of the Iron Druid Chronicles. His humor is just as sharp as ever, but the deeper emotions of loss and love that run through this story make it something a little special. Though long, albeit interesting, passages of explanation throughout the story interrupt the pace, the end result is a clever, satisfying adventure. Times are changing, but the epilogue alone provides ample proof that the best is still yet to come.
After 12 years of training, Atticus O’Sullivan is at last ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth. But very little ever goes according to plan for the Iron Druid, and today is no different. Without warning, Atticus is forced into aiding a thunder god in mortal peril, and in so doing, reveals himself to a world that thought him long dead. Now, with old blood feuds awakened and an enemy unlike any he has yet faced wreaking havoc across the planes of the universe, Atticus and Granuaile, along with the indomitable wolfhound, Oberon, must travel to Mount Olympus to finish the binding — or risk losing each other forever. (DEL REY, Dec., 320 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed By: Bridget Keown
Publisher: DEL REY
Published: December 2012