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Shattered
« on: August 21, 2017, 01:18:27 pm »
Title: Shattered
(Fiction: Adult)
Author(s): Kevin Hearne
Publisher: Del Rey
Publication Date: March 2015
ISBN: 0345548507
ISBN-13: 978-0345548504
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For nearly two thousand 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’s 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.

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Re: Shattered
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2017, 01:58:35 pm »
I just had to read the summary to remember what happened in this book. With this series I often have problems to discern one volume from the other. Things seem to happen so fast and they all start where the last volume ended and end with loose threads - but those get tied up in later volumes.

I like to have Owen's view on the story as well and I loved to have more background on Granuaille. I was fascinated by the Yeti story...and I wonder what will happen with Loki in the next volume.

I can't say this volume was my favourite, but it's fun to read and has a lot of suspence and action as always.

Regarding favourites...what stands out for me is the volume where Coyote played his games with Atticus ("Tricked"), that one was very interesting and funny.

I also really like the short stories, they're often better than the novels because they focus on one thing and aren't such a sequence of events. The novels often feel like action movies (good ones though, but sometimes I think it's too much).

Has anyone else read it?

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