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Hammered: The Iron Druid Chronicles

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"In the adrenaline-spiked third Iron Druid adventure (following Hounded and Hexed), Atticus O'Sullivan, the 1,200-year-old sexy warrior druid, pops into Asgard, steals one of the golden apples of immortality, and zips back out again. Piece of cake — until he has to go back and face off against Thor, the extremely irritating Norse god of thunder. Thor has annoyed a whole lot of people over the eons, chief among them Leif Helgarson, an ancient vampire with a mighty grudge. Atticus reluctantly teams up with Leif and Gunnar Magnusson, the alpha werewolf of the Tempe, Ariz., pack, to take Thor down — that is, if everything goes according to plan, which it never does. Hearne provides lots of zippy plotting and rocking action scenes, and fans will be thrilled by hints that the series is set to continue. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Kevin Hearne is a native of Arizona and really appreciates whoever invented air-conditioning. He graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and now teaches high school English. When he’s not grading essays or writing novels, he tends to his basil plants and paints landscapes with his daughter. He has been known to obsess over fonts, frolic unreservedly with dogs, and stop whatever he’s doing in the rare event of rain to commune with the precipitation. He enjoys hiking, the guilty pleasure of comic books, and living with his wife and daughter in a wee, snug cottage.

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whfanatic, June 28, 2011 (view all comments by whfanatic)
After reading HOUNDED and completely falling in love with this series, I read the synopses for the next two books, HEXED and HAMMERED. I thought HEXED sounded great. Who doesn’t want to see Atticus mix it up with some more witches and fight an honest-to-goodness fallen angel? I wasn’t disappointed, and Hearne exceeded my every expectation with the book - it was even better than HOUNDED with more action, a continued development of the world and the relationships among characters, and more Leif (the guy I want backing me up in a fight!). But the synopsis of HAMMERED left me a little cold [no pun intended ;-)]. I loved the Celtic mythology at the heart of the series so far, and I really liked the Southwest as a setting for urban fantasy. Heading to Asgard and focusing on the Norse gods…I was a little apprehensive.

I was wrong. I can admit it. HAMMERED blew me away! It was the best of the series, hands down. The series has always been entertaining: lots of action, plenty of humor, and great characters. These are all present in HAMMERED, but this book offers more. It packs an emotional wallop, and poses some interesting questions. What is the price of revenge? How much are you willing to sacrifice, both for yourself and for your friends? How do the events in our lives shape who we are, what we become, and the choices we make?

One thing I really liked about the book was the handful of chapters written from the POV of a different character. Each of these chapters has a very different feel, rhythm, language, etc. It really shows Hearne’s skill as a writer that he can make each narrator feel so unique and real.

I’m not going to give a plot summary here, since the synopsis is given on the back of the book and in many other reviews. All I can say is that this is the most emotionally satisfying book of the series. If you liked the first two books, this one won’t disappoint.
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ISBN:
9780345522481
Author:
Hearne, Kevin
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
The Iron Druid Chronicles
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
6.7 x 4.1 x 0.9 in 0.3563 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In the adrenaline-spiked third Iron Druid adventure (following Hounded and Hexed), Atticus O'Sullivan, the 1,200-year-old sexy warrior druid, pops into Asgard, steals one of the golden apples of immortality, and zips back out again. Piece of cake — until he has to go back and face off against Thor, the extremely irritating Norse god of thunder. Thor has annoyed a whole lot of people over the eons, chief among them Leif Helgarson, an ancient vampire with a mighty grudge. Atticus reluctantly teams up with Leif and Gunnar Magnusson, the alpha werewolf of the Tempe, Ariz., pack, to take Thor down — that is, if everything goes according to plan, which it never does. Hearne provides lots of zippy plotting and rocking action scenes, and fans will be thrilled by hints that the series is set to continue. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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