Sunday, 20 November 2011

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Iron Druid 2: Hexed - Kevin Hearne

Release Date: 06/10/11

SYNOPSIS:

Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty—when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II.

With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas with their special brand of deadly decadence, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt. But aided by his magical sword, his neighbor’s rocket-propelled grenade launcher, and his vampire attorney, Atticus is ready to sweep the town and show the witchy women they picked the wrong Druid to hex.


REVIEW:

The second book in Kevin’s Iron Druid series and one that continues to give the reader a fast paced, action packed story that features many of the characters from the original. It has some light hearted moments, a host of future adversaries and of course the obligatory bad coven that aided the first title to stand out so much.

Finally add to the mix a forthcoming theme and battle against a certain Nordic Thunder God as well as things coming to a head in the Celtic pantheon and the reader will have to hold onto their hat for the third book. Just be pleased that it’s out next month so that you can get you fix of Atticus and the rest of the characters and the mightiest of hounds Oberon.

1 comment:

Kriss said...

Tis series is one of my favorite UF novels out there! I love the fact that Hearne did a great job with his mythological research! Plus I really wanna hang with the Iron Druid!