Trapped by Kevin Hearne
Narrated by Luke Daniels
(The Iron Druid Chronicles #5)
Published by Del Rey, Random House Audio on Nov. 27th, 2012
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Page Length: 290 pages
Audio Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
How I got my copy: Purchased
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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.
- Finally on board with this romance and thought the transition was very well done! The emphasis on the romantic connection was great, but the best was that it was really important to Atticus to remove the uneven power before anything happened physically. That’s really the only way I can be on board with a romance that starts with one having power over the other honestly.
- Getting to know other parts of the world much more! Particularly Greece, but some other brief forays as well. It’s fun meeting the different elementals of different regions and finding out their personality. This is doubly fun because Luke Daniels’ narration of elementals is awesome.
- Clearly starting the build up for an epic series arc. I’ve been wondering where this series was really going to go for a while and I think I’m now seeing it, ya know, the whole Ragnarok thing ;-).
- Narration fantastic as usual. Oberon’s narration continues to be my favorite and made me actually burt out laughing while driving when Oberon made a poop joke. I do not generally laugh at poop jokes as my husband will quickly tell you!
- 12 years skip still seems really weird. I know that there are novellas that apparently occurred in the intervening years, but from a structural perspective, I just don’t like it!
- Felt too short. I was surprised at the epilogue since I thought the final battle was about 2/3 in. Like when the end acknowledgements started playing I was really confused! It just didn’t feel like a complete book, partly because the build up to Ragnarok is starting and I wasn’t prepared for a longer plot arc to start this book.
- References to things that happened in novellas – I’m always annoyed when they seem required to read the series, since I’m super lazy and don’t want to have to obsess about finding all the novellas before continuing a series, sigh.
Have you read this one? What did you think? Are you excited for it if you haven’t gotten to it yet?
Trapped by Kevin Hearne
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