When he’s not vanquishing villainous gods or dodging demons, two-thousand-year-old Druid Atticus O’Sullivan can be found behind the counter of Third Eye Books and Herbs in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, literally minding his own business. But when an evil sorcerer—and amateur shoplifter—snatches an ancient Egyptian tome of black magic,The Grimoire of the Lamb, Atticus is not sheepish about pursuing him to the ends of the earth . . . or at least to the Land of the Pharaohs.
Unfortunately, Atticus already has enemies in Egypt—including cat goddess Bast, who wants her own book of mischief back from the Druid. In the streets of Cairo, she sends a feline phalanx after Atticus and his Irish wolfhound, Oberon. With fur still flying, Atticus must locate the sorcerer’s secret lair—where he will face killer crocodiles, spooky sarcophagi, and an ancient evil Egyptian who’s determined to order the sacrificial lamb special tonight.
I’ve been a fan of Kevin Hearne since I first read Hounded last year. So keep in mind as you read this review that I eagerly await everything that is released from this amazing writer. That said, unlike some novellas and short stories that are released from authors, this story is packed to the gills with action, humor, and the characters that readers have come to love in the Iron Druid series.
One of the things that makes me love the Iron Druid series with a passion is the way that Hearne seemlessly integrates different mythologies into the heart of his stories, taking time to both illuminate readers who don’t know the myths, but often doing it in a humorous fashion, often by telling Oberon, Atticus’s hilarious and trusty sidekick and dog (in that order). In Grimoire of the Lamb, Atticus is forced to visit Egypt after one of his rare books (the Grimiore of the Lamb) is stolen from his shop. As he chases down the culprit, Atticus is forced to face off against; Egyption Gods, ancient wizards, and thousands of cats, all trying to kill him. Of course besides this, Atticus has to face something that readers will be possitivly agast at, a type of magic that can simply wipe out his own bindings.
All in all I absolutely loved The Grimiore of the Lamb. If you’ve read any of Hearne’s other books in the Iron Druid series, then you know how entertaining and well written his characters are. The book is filled with action, adventure, mythology, and humor. And finally, while this isn’t the size of a full book, at $2.99, it’s an absolute steal. A perfect buy for any fan of urban fantasy or the Iron Druid series.
Publisher: Del Rey
Published: May 7, 2013
Link to Buy: http://www.amazon.com/Grimoire-Lamb-Chronicles-Novella-ebook/dp/B00C8S9UXA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369111388&sr=8-1&keywords=kevin+hearne