I hope the series continues to look at different avenues and ideologies of this because it is really cool and interesting. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they've chopped up his body in the Arizona desert. They actually behave a lot like the stereotypes of gods from mythology at least in the Greek myths I read , which is to say, manipulative, egotistical and randy. It took me nearly a week to realize what was different about it and I appreciated the subtlety. Don't whatever you do just have them go toe to toe and win through being better at everything. Not to worry, Atticus has centuries of experience as a fighter and magic user behind him, and the ability to heal pretty much any wound just by lying on the grass for a while. But when one of her dance partners accidentally leaves behind a gruesome souvenir, Ji Lin may finally get the adventure she has been longing for.
Atticus could have been a mailman with no magic and I would have enjoyed reading about him. Well worth the read, and I now looking forward too the rest of this series. With no idea how to get home, he'll need to adapt, grow, and kill to survive. So Atticus the contemporary druid probably had a bit of a hard nut to crack in me. The narrator does a spectacular job giving life to each of the characters and developing their individual personalities. He must leave his apprentice behind, along with his Irish wolfhound, Oberon - and he must also leave his sword. 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.
It was a bad read for me. Finding himself surrounded by vampires and were-weasels and facing a giant short-faced bear, Chris struggles to stay alive, all while protecting his deadly new girlfriend. If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. Hero is a druid who can also kick butt like nobody's business. 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.
I cannot say this novel is going to be ranking at the best that those other series can produce, at least until I've seen a progressive arc in story and character development. The humour is unfunny; it's forced. I've been reading an awful lot of urban fantasy this last year, and I wanted you to know your series is my absolute favorite. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he's hounded Atticus for centuries. In short if you liked 'Rivers of London' then you will really enjoy this too! While this is primarily for fictional books any recom The purpose of this group is to list and discuss fictional books about angels and fallen angels. Why was Atticus doing this? Atticus needs to have a flaw which doesn't include him being too good with the ladies. This is truly a buried treasure that shouldn't be missed for any modern fantasy fan boy.
Among the characters that I enjoyed seeing flash by are: a vampire lawyer with a team of ghouls on retainer, a pleasantly tipsy old Irish lady who doesn't mind killings so long as they are Brits, a goddess of the hunt who is recently addicted to smoothies, and a book store employee who takes everything at face value - including Morrigan's multiple visits. Most of my goodreads friends loved this book and are gushing about it. Monty Python is like catnip for nerds. You're a 2100 year old druid coming from the Old World. The plot wasn't all that revolutionary but I thought it was well done for what it was.
My last problem with the book is that everything is too easy, too pat. Oh, and he has a talking dog. I have to admit that, though I love many of the books in the high fantasy tradition, for whatever reason I am just not much of a fan of the very popular urban fantasy genre. Male fantasy fulfillment is splashed across every page of this book. Yes, my mouth still fills with nausea-water at the sex, but you've hit The Nerve.
When the god learns where Atticus lives, comfortably settled in Arizona, he is determined to retrieve that sword and destroy Atticus. I will freely admit that most of my familiarity with mythology if from Greek and Roman mythology, so if you are more familiar with Irish and other mythologies, that probably won't be too big a deal for you. I had a lot of fun with this book. I suddenly have the urge to get a full Celtic tribal sleeve tattoo on my right arm. I'm off to work on book 2 now.
Iron Druid has the strongest beginning to an urban fantasy series that I have read to-date. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. He's written as extremely likable and intelligent, not to mention sexually irresistible to several of the females characters, yet we get no sense that he struggles with friendships or bonds with normal folks. 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. Yes, the red curly hair and long goatee is just freakin unbearably irresistible not. Plus I felt that the Irish pantheon didn't get much attention in fiction beyond the Morrigan.