Review: Trapped (Iron Druid #5) by Kevin Hearne


Expected Publication: November 27, 2012
Format: eBook (ARC)
**provided by publisher through NetGalley for an honest review
Series: Iron Druid Chronicles #5
Available: Barnes & Noble / Amazon / Book Depository


Blurb (Goodreads)

After twelve years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave.

Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge—but he’ll have to get in line behind an ancient vampire, a band of dark elves, and an old god of mischief, who all seem to have KILL THE DRUID at the top of their to-do lists

My Thoughts

First of all, I friggin' loved this book….goodness, such humor. The history alone in these pages was totally enjoyable and not excessively overdone. Trapped is a total page turner, I finished it in one sitting (and you know how rare that is..)

My only regret is not reading this series in order and I got the feeling that you have to. Just to get the background of Atticus, how he became the Iron Druid and so much more. In Trapped Atticus needs to find a place where he can bind his apprentice Granuaile to the earth. But now with word out that he’s alive (he faked his death…) Gods and the Fae alike..well dark Fae that is are out to get him. He has to now watch his back more than ever to protect himself and his friends.

There is a glossary of term in the beginning of the book, but I still recommend reading the books in order. Kevin Hearne writes a very strong story here. The world building is truly amazing and the characters although mythical beings, Mr. Hearne has very much created them for the present. Atticus is instantly likeable as a character and I simply love Oberon, his hound.

If you are a lover of sci-fi fantasy, then not just the book..but the Iron Druid series itself is perfect for you. Highly recommended, the first book “Hounded” is on my book buying list for Friday. That folks is how excited I am to read this series.


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