Date read: July 11, 2013
The Iron Druid Chronicles
0.4. Grimoire of the Lamb
0.5. Clan Rathskeller (Goodreads review)
0.6. Kaibab Unbound (Goodreads review)
3.5. A Test of Mettle (Goodreads review)
4.5. Two Ravens and One Crow
6. Hunted - Paperback | Kindle
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For a two-thousand-year-old Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he’s being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt—Artemis and Diana—for messing with one of their own. Dodging their slings and arrows, Atticus, Granuaile, and his wolfhound Oberon are making a mad dash across modern-day Europe to seek help from a friend of the Tuatha Dé Danann. His usual magical option of shifting planes is blocked, so instead of playing hide-and-seek, the game plan is . . . run like hell.My Thoughts: Oh.mah.gawd. *subsonic squeals* There was so much crunchy goodness that my brain is aching from it! First off, I'd like to applaud the amount of nudity we were given (for both Atticus and Granuaile) AND that Oberon got to snark on the way their bits flopped when they ran. Man, I love that dog. Seriously. His meat-loving self is just ridiculously fantastic and engaging. I have a sneaking suspicion that it's Oberon's zest for sausages, poodles, and life that has kept Atticus grounded these past years. Plus, leg humping never gets old.
Crashing the pantheon marathon is the Norse god Loki. Killing Atticus is the only loose end he needs to tie up before unleashing Ragnarok—AKA the Apocalypse. Atticus and Granuaile have to outfox the Olympians and contain the god of mischief if they want to go on living—and still have a world to live in.
When last we left this dynamic trio, the Greek and Roman goddesses of the hunt were hot to get their hands on them for a little creative dismemberment. Atticus and crew truly are hunted from page 1. They run, they steal food, they run some more. Any hurts they are able to inflict on Artemis and Diana are healed with little effort on the goddesses parts, which makes fighting them VERY difficult. Meanwhile, shadowy figures are arranging events in the background to muck things up even more for the trio.
Things happen in this book. THINGS! People die! People live! LEGS GET HUMPED! And the shadowy conspiracy looks to have their hands (or claws or paws or WHATEVER!) in places that they shouldn't be.
Just in case you missed it, let me repeat: LEGS GET HUMPED!
I think that says it all. Carry on.