Wednesday, 20 June 2012

The Iron Druid Chronicles #4 Tricked

Oh I have been waiting to read this book since that gorgeous and hunky cover released. Presenting The Iron Druid Chronicles #4 Tricked by Kevin Hearne.

Here is the summary of the book:

Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert. But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shapeshifters called skinwalkers. Just when the Druid thinks he’s got a handle on all the duplicity, betrayal comes from an unlikely source. If Atticus survives this time, he vows he won’t be fooled again. Famous last words.

Tricked, is more or less the post Hammered novel. We all know what had happened in there, Atticus had traveled to Asgard to assist in the murder of the Norse Thunder God, Thor and help his associates get the revenge they desired despite the warnings he had received from the other Gods. But not without consequences and here in this book all of them tumble full force upon him and he has to do all he can to get out unscathed, complete all of his debts and somehow train his apprentice freely...all at once.

This is definitely one hell of a jam-packed novel. While yes it is actually sort of a part two for the previous book but still it is strong enough to make a stand of its own. Atticus and his wolf-hound, Oberon as well as his apprentice, Granuile are again in a tangle and this time its the Navajos. While I'm not particularly very knowledgeable about this particular mythos but got to commend Mr. Hearne, for the extensive level of details clearly visible in here. The narrative is well placed and the plot well maintained. The climax was well hair-raising and exciting to read through and not to mention the numerous main stream trivia quote the Matrix, Transformers, Steve Perry or Freddie Mercury produced the perfect comic relief to boot ....I'm definitely excited to know about the next adventures of the last Druid of Mother Earth, his hound and his apprentice in the next book.

"Exciting and hair-raising Atticus, Oberon & Granuile get schooled in the Navajo Ways .... its trickery .... its a tangle "

Genre :       Urban Fantasy, Mythology 

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Rate:              5/5 (It was Amazing)


  1. Hi aparajita, it sounds really good and OMG super HOT cover :D Thanks for sharing.
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