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Hammered (Iron Druid Chronicles Series #3)

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8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Best of the Series so far!

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 falle...
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.

posted by whfanatic on June 28, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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Hmmm….I loved everything about the first book. The second book was ok, I decided I wasn’t the target audience, which must have been teen boys but I found some things to like. This time o...
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Hmmm….I loved everything about the first book. The second book was ok, I decided I wasn’t the target audience, which must have been teen boys but I found some things to like. This time out, I’m disappointed again. Quite a bit feels like filler although the action scenes are interesting and lively. To my taste there were too many homages – I wanted the originality and freshness that was promised in earlier books. There’s also a bit of corn and cheese as we trudge thru the reasons the “I hate Thor” Club exists. I didn’t have nearly enough Oberon; Granuaile has grown on me too – her absence was felt and I was sorry to leave widow MacDonagh (I hope to see her again), but glad to spend more time with both Leif & Gunnar. I was torn about continuing the series and then I got to the ending which of course changed my mind.

posted by ereadwithme on August 11, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Wabba

    This book sucked

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 13, 2011

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