Sunday, January 6, 2013

Trapped: By Kevin Hearne



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.


So first off Trapped is amazing. Actually let me rephrase, the entire Iron Druid series is amazing, but Trapped is especially awesome.

The first thing I have to say about Trapped is how impressed I was with Kevin Hearne’s decision to jump ahead the 12 year training period for Granuaile, and instead address bits and pieces of this period in novellas that he can release at his leisure, such as he did in Two Ravens and One Crow. Not only does this jump in time move the story forward to much more exciting segments of the overall story, but it makes it much more plausible that events could take time to culminate.

Of course, like the previous books in the series Trapped is filled with some of the best characters in fantasy today. Atticus, Granuaile, The Morgan, and Oberon are complex, well written, and funny, making them a pleasure to read.

Trapped begins Atticus’s next great challenge in the series as the ramifications of his actions in Hammered finally come home to roost. Because of this Atticus is forced to become adversaries with Greek Gods, Norse Gods, and ancient vampires. This, if you couldn’t guess, leads to some truly amazing battle scenes that fans will eat up.

All in all, The Iron Druid series is one of the best urban fantasy series out there and Trapped is a fantastic example of the series’ awesomeness. Trapped and the Iron Druid series as a whole come highly recommended and readers looking for a fantastic series should go buy Kevin Hearne’s books right now.


Publisher: Del Rey

Published: November 27, 2012

Price: $7.99

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