Shattered: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book Seven [NOOK Book]

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Acclaimed author Kevin Hearne makes his hardcover debut with the new novel in his epic urban fantasy series starring the unforgettable Atticus O’Sullivan.

 
For nearly two thousand years, only one Druid has walked the Earth—Atticus O’Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit ...
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Overview

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Acclaimed author Kevin Hearne makes his hardcover debut with the new novel in his epic urban fantasy series starring the unforgettable Atticus O’Sullivan.

 
For nearly two thousand years, only one Druid has walked the Earth—Atticus O’Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword have kept him alive as he’s been pursued by a pantheon of hostile deities. Now he’s got company.
 
Atticus’s apprentice Granuaile is at last a full Druid herself. What’s more, Atticus has defrosted an archdruid long ago frozen in time, a father figure (of sorts) who now goes by the modern equivalent of his old Irish name: Owen Kennedy.
 
And Owen has some catching up to do.
 
Atticus takes pleasure in the role reversal, as the student is now the teacher. Between busting Atticus’s chops and trying to fathom a cell phone, Owen must also learn English. For Atticus, the jury’s still out on whether the wily old coot will be an asset in the epic battle with Norse god Loki—or merely a pain in the arse.
 
But Atticus isn’t the only one with daddy issues. Granuaile faces a great challenge: to exorcise a sorcerer’s spirit that is possessing her father in India. Even with the help of the witch Laksha, Granuaile may be facing a crushing defeat.
 
As the trio of Druids deals with pestilence-spreading demons, bacon-loving yeti, fierce flying foxes, and frenzied Fae, they’re hoping that this time, three’s a charm.

Praise for Shattered
 
“This series just gets bigger and better, and Shattered shows no signs of it slowing down.”—Vampire Book Club
 
“Well and truly awesome.”—Fangs for the Fantasy
 
“So much fun to read!”—Hidden in Pages
 
“[With] clever writing and engrossing story-telling, it’s impossible not to get completely absorbed into the world Kevin [Hearne] has created.”—Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks
 
Praise for Kevin Hearne and The Iron Druid Chronicles
 
“Clever, fast paced and a good escape.”—Jason Weisberger, Boing Boing

“[Kevin] Hearne is a terrific storyteller with a great snarky wit. . . . Neil Gaiman’s American Gods meets Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden.”SFFWorld
 
“Celtic mythology and an ancient Druid with modern attitude mix it up in the Arizona desert in this witty new fantasy series.”—Kelly Meding, author of Tempest
 
“[Atticus is] a strong modern hero with a long history and the wit to survive in the twenty-first century. . . . A snappy narrative voice.”—Library Journal, on Hounded
 
“Outrageously fun.”—The Plain Dealer, on Hounded
 
“Superb . . . plenty of quips and zap-pow-bang fighting.”Publishers Weekly (starred review), on Hounded
 
“An exciting mix of comedy, action, and mythology . . . [Atticus] is one of the best main characters currently present in the urban fantasy genre.”Fantasy Book Critic, on Tricked


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Iron Druid Atticus O'Sullivan always had his faithful wolfhound Oberon, but he always yearned for Druid companions. At long last in this seventh installment, his former apprentice Granuaile graduates to full Druid status. And she is not the only new addition to the clan. Atticus has successfully defrosted a Druid from olden times, who has taken a contemporary name ("Owen Kennedy"), but seems to be struggling with assimilating even the digital rudiments of modern life. With its ever increasing richness, Kevin Hearne's first Iron Druid hardcover promises to please both newbies and devotees of this engaging urban fantasy series.

Library Journal
06/15/2014
More than 2,000 years of age, Atticus O'Sullivan was accustomed to being the oldest Druid on the planet. The Morrigan (the Irish spirit that escorts the dead) hid Atticus's teacher, Owen, on an island of slow time, and as this seventh volume in the popular urban fantasy series (after 2013's Hunted) opens, Atticus has brought Owen back and is trying to acclimate his mentor to the modern world. He hopes Owen can help him to find out which of the Tuatha de Danaan still wish to kill him, but he has never lacked for enemies. One of these foes might also be behind the plot that lured his apprentice and lover, Granuaile, to India, using her father as bait. VERDICT This darker series entry might suffer a bit from having too many antagonists as well as abundant points of view. The heart of the book remains Atticus and his slightly goofy telepathic wolfhound, Oberon, and while the mix of Irish, Norse, and even Vedic pantheons is intriguing, it leaves the series scattered.
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Praise for Kevin Hearne and The Iron Druid Chronicles
 
“[Kevin] Hearne is a terrific storyteller with a great snarky wit. . . . Neil Gaiman’s American Gods meets Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden.”SFFWorld
 
“Celtic mythology and an ancient Druid with modern attitude mix it up in the Arizona desert in this witty new fantasy series.”—Kelly Meding, author of Tempest
 
“[Atticus is] a strong modern hero with a long history and the wit to survive in the twenty-first century. . . . A snappy narrative voice.”—Library Journal, on Hounded
 
“Outrageously fun.”—The Plain Dealer, on Hounded
 
“Superb . . . plenty of quips and zap-pow-bang fighting.”Publishers Weekly (starred review), on Hounded
 
“An exciting mix of comedy, action, and mythology . . . [Atticus] is one of the best main characters currently present in the urban fantasy genre.”Fantasy Book Critic, on Tricked
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345548498
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/17/2014
  • Series: Iron Druid Chronicles Series , #7
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 491
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Kevin Hearne
Kevin Hearne has been known to frolic unreservedly with dogs. He is probably frolicking right now and posing to his dog such timeless rhetorical classics as “Who’s a good boy?” and “Who wants a snack?” He hugs trees, rocks out to old-school heavy metal, and still reads comic books. He lives with his wife and daughter in a wee, snug cottage.
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  • Posted June 22, 2014

    Thoroughly enjoyed this latest adventure. New characters, more p

    Thoroughly enjoyed this latest adventure. New characters, more plots. Couldn't put it down. Loved every moment. 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 19, 2014

    I finished this book at 1am and LOVED it! This was quite possibl

    I finished this book at 1am and LOVED it! This was quite possibly my favorite book of the series so far. There are TWO TALKING DOGS NOW! And more Druids! Lots of laugh out loud moments, and a few teary ones as well. If you haven't started reading this series, I highly recommend it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2014

    It seems when an author begins to run out of gas in keeping his

    It seems when an author begins to run out of gas in keeping his main character and central story the main focus of his books, he gives secondary characters major POVs with side stories. This book was like reading 3 short stories and they were repeatedly interrupted by each other competing to get your attention. Like the previous book Hunted, there was a lot of hum-drum, uninteresting fill activities by the characters.

    I don't understand why Hearn did not elaborate more on the new character Owen's first time experiences with the modern world but there was almost nothing of his reactions.  It could have been very funny.  

    Another problem I had was with the mixed tenses as in first person present and first person past.  It was awkward reading.

    Hearn still has not honed the skill of writing effectively in the female view, nor of giving his words the strong emotions that would transfer to the reader.  I should have been teary eyed in a couple of places but I wasn't .

    The end chapters with a battle scene was good and the story should have ended there, but there is an epilogue that dangles a carrot to entice us to want the next book. Due to my disappointment with both Hunted and Shattered, the dangling carrot isn't very enticing.. 

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2014

    Kevin Hearne spoils me for other authors, his prose is so entert

    Kevin Hearne spoils me for other authors, his prose is so entertaining it leaves the writing of others in the pale. This latest installment of the Iron Druid series is just as fabulous as the others. A must read, especially for those who enjoy creative storylines. 

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  • Posted July 11, 2014

    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 REVIEW:   Once again I found myself drawn in

    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4
    REVIEW:  
    Once again I found myself drawn into the world of Druids, Fae’s and magic.   There was a lot going on in this book.  So if you have not started this series yet, you really need to start with book one.   If not you will be completely lost on the events that happen in Shattered.   
    Kevin changed things up a bit in Shattered.  The book was not told solely from Atticus’s point of view, which was good and bad.  
    Good because we got to learn more about Granuaile and Owen.  It was good to see Granuaile grow as a Druid.  It was a very painful growth, but I do believe that she will become an even more amazing Druid.  Good because Owen gets real and learns a thing or two about life and himself.   
    Bad, because listening on audio I am totally in love with Luke Daniel’s version of Atticus & Oberon, so there was less Atticus talking. 
    Overall this was a great book.  If you are a fan of the IDC then you will enjoy this book.  Like I said in the beginning it is written different 3 POV.  I will say it took me a bit to get into, but in the end I really enjoyed and loved having the different POV’s.   I for one am looking forward to the next IDC series and hope that Atticus & Granuaile get a little more time together in the next one!!  

    As always Luke Daniel’s wins my heart.  I love to listen to him read.  Just love him. Yep... that is all I got.  Just love him!!!  

    Disclaimer: 
    I purchased this book from Audible and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Cluttered

    Good read, but the changeing perspectives hurt the overall story I thought.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2014

    Exciting and hilarious!

    Makes you wish you were Irish, and able to talk to your dog!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2014

    For the sheer fun of it

    I read these books for the fun of reading. Not to find big epic plots or deep meaning but simple laugh out loud fun.
    Finding a good story is difficult enough, finding a story that can take you to a happy place without having to decipher a big plot is rare. For me Atticus and Oberon take me on a mission to find the fun read and still get a good story.
    In my case, mission well accomplished Mr Hearne!
    Thank you!!!

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    Posted June 24, 2014

    Master

    He walked in casually and sat on the bed next to Kevin.

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    Posted June 24, 2014

    Gabbi

    I need a favor and I will do anything for it. I mean, anything.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2014

    Kevin

    Looks at Master. "Hello."

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  • Posted June 23, 2014

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    Best in the series so far!! Can't wait to read the final 2!

    Best in the series so far!! Can't wait to read the final 2!

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