Series: #2 Iron Druid Chronicles
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Brilliance Audio
Released on June 7, 2011
Length: 8 hours 52 minutes
Atticus O'Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn't care much for witches. Still, he's about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they're badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II.
With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas with their special brand of deadly decadence, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt. But aided by his magical sword, his neighbor's rocket-propelled grenade launcher, and his vampire attorney, Atticus is ready to sweep the town and show the witchy women they picked the wrong Druid to hex.
The last of his kind. Druids and other supernaturals in Arizona of all places. Fun, witty banter and a clever setting with some exciting adventures make this addicting Urban Fantasy.
A few years back, I read the first book in this series and loved it. Witty humor, clever worldbuilding, well-developed characters and plots in a new Urban Fantasy series…
And now, I’m finally back to continue with Atticus O’Sullivan, the last druid, and his adventures with book two.
Right away, I was back in Atticus’ Iron Druid world and loving it. Atticus is living through the fall-out from events of book one, but now he’s caught the notice of some dark witches, some crazy Bacchus followers, a demon or two, some zealots, and a couple feuding goddesses. Keeping alive and making good on his promises leaves him somewhat bruised, cut and singed, but all in a day’s work.
It was delightful to get his interactions with Oberon the Irish Wolfhound, his widow neighbor lady, and his apprentice between all the fast and furious action moments. Atticus is intelligent and clever and has to be to navigate the paranormal world he inhabits. I like how he is written to seem modern, but there is also a sense that he is older than the hills which he is. Not to mention, he might have adjusted to the modern world, but he is still very much a druid who has no trouble throwing down when things get rough or when a certain fae warrior goddess wants drag him off to his bedroom.
I experienced the story in audio format with narrator, Luke Daniels, telling the story. First time listening to his work and wow, fantastic job. The Iron Druid world and Atticus’ voice came alive. I can’t wait to listen to more of his work.
All in all, this was a captivating listen and I whole-heartedly recommend this series to other Urban Fantasy fans.
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