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Tricked author Kevin Hearne review ✓ 103 × ➼ [Download] ➹ Tricked By Kevin Hearne ➹ – Dcmdirect.co.uk Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for 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 li Druid AtDruid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for 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 tr. Hm This wasn’t what I expected at all I was tempted to give Tricked only three stars but then I decided against it because Hearne’s writing and research deserve some reward after all That said me counting pages to the end is never a good sign and I caught myself doing it than once I didn’t mind the extensive worldbuilding and the occasional mythology lessons in the first two books uite the contrary I got a little tired of it in book three but I was tempted to skip entire passages in book four And yet I didn’t because I was determined to carefully read every single word so that I can be sure the problem is him not my lack of attention And guess what It’s him There was simply not enough to connect the huge infodumps in this book especially in the first part While I’m always up for a challenge and I’m likely to enjoy a book that actually teaches me something new it still bothers me when parts of it read like a textbook than like an actual novel With a group of Norse gods hot on his heels everyone’s favorite Druid Atticus Sullivan must come up with a solution that will keep him his hound Oberon and his apprentice Granuaile safe Fortunately for them all he’s made some friends along the way too With a little help from the Morrigan and Coyote he succeeds in throwing them off his trail by faking his own death But making a deal with a trickster god however benign it may seem is never a good idea Pretty soon Atticus has to face an even worse enemy – one he’s learned very little about in his two thousand years of existenceCoyote is a common enough character in urban fantasy I liked him in Patricia Briggs’ River Marked really loved him in Allyson James’ Stormwalker series but I think Hearne came closest to what I imagine a trickster god would be like Both Briggs and James portrayed him as mischievous but ultimately benevolent; however Hearne clouded his intentions a little bit made him even unpredictable and uite a bit dangerous This is the first time that I really felt the tiredness and the emotional depth I would expect from someone with two thousand years of experience Atticus has millennia of losses on his shoulders and I loved that Hearne explored that part of him a little bit I understand why he can’t dwell on his emotions too often I do but it’s unavoidable sometimes even for him It was a nice change Usually I try to suppress any emotions that savor of regret because they are invariably aperitifs to a main course of depression and for the long lived that’s a recipe for suicide But that doesn’t mean they can’t sneak up on me sometimes And like gang tackle me As for the romance in the interview he gave the lovely Missie at The Unread Reader Hearne promised us a love interest for Atticus in Tricked and he certainly didn’t lie But if you’re expecting some big romance you might end up disappointed There are just subtle hints of one reluctant attraction than anything else and it doesn’t affect the plot in any way I for one appreciate this about the series If I want romance I read PNR That’s not to say that I wouldn’t be happy if Atticus and the person he’s interested in get their HEA I would I just don’t think it needs to be a priority for Hearne I had pre ordered this book about three months before the release date just to be on the safe side my paranoia knows no limits – what if ALL the copies were sold before I managed to get one and I will pre order the next one Hearne can easily be forgiven for this weak link in the series he has than earned it with the first three booksAlso posted at The Nocturnal Library

Kevin Hearne â 3 review

Ickster god Coyote lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desertBut the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty. A trickster god has fun with Atticus and GranuaileKevin Hearne’s Iron Druid chronicles continues with Tricked the fourth novel in the series there are also several short stories and novellas Though the series as such has devolved into a serial re hashing of the original cool idea of a two thousand year old last druid his sexy ginger apprentice and his wise cracking sidekick Irish wolfhound – Hearne has a winning formula Essentially mixing in the comparative theological funkiness of Gaiman’s American Gods with a hip urban fantasy salute to Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files; Hearne has a virtually limitless literary tree from which to pickTricked sees our three protagonists on the lamb in Arizona and swapping tricks with the Native American trickster god Coyote Also making appearances are litigious werewolves a PTSD vampire a putrescent Norse god and a couple of super fast Navajo skinwalkersHearne also introduces a Kwai Chang Caine type flashback to his arch druid master in ancient Ireland One of these seuences produces the novel’s best term of endearment “poxy shit weasel”Sláinte mhaith

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Tricked author Kevin HearDesert 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 word. Fourth in the series and still going really well Bonus in this one was lots of dialogue between Atticus and his canine companion I love the humour Occasionally I felt there was a bit too much explaining going on I realise Atticus is teaching his student but I don't want to be taught as well Nevertheless it is a very readable story with plenty of action and fun On to the next one asachokengtitiktitikchokeng