Scourged (Iron Druid Chronicles Series #9)

Scourged (Iron Druid Chronicles Series #9)

by Kevin Hearne

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Scourged (Iron Druid Chronicles Series #9) by Kevin Hearne

Kevin Hearne creates the ultimate Atticus O’Sullivan adventure in the grand finale of the New York Times bestselling Iron Druid Chronicles: an epic battle royale against the Norse gods of Asgard.
 
Unchained from fate, the Norse gods Loki and Hel are ready to unleash Ragnarok, a.k.a. the Apocalypse, upon the earth. They’ve made allies on the darker side of many pantheons, and there’s a globe-spanning battle brewing that ancient Druid Atticus O’Sullivan will be hard-pressed to survive, much less win.
           
Granuaile MacTiernan must join immortals Sun Wukong and Erlang Shen in a fight against the Yama Kings in Taiwan, but she discovers that the stakes are much higher than she thought.
           
Meanwhile, Archdruid Owen Kennedy must put out both literal and metaphorical fires from Bavaria to Peru to keep the world safe for his apprentices and the future of Druidry.
           
And Atticus recruits the aid of a tyromancer, an Indian witch, and a trickster god in hopes that they’ll give him just enough leverage to both save Gaia and see another sunrise. There is a hound named Oberon who deserves a snack, after all.
 
Praise for Kevin Hearne and The Iron Druid Chronicles
 
“[The Iron Druid books] are clever, fast-paced and a good escape.”—Jason Weisberger, Boing Boing
 
“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 Chimera
 
“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
 
“Funny, razor-sharp . . . plenty of action, humor, and mythology.”Booklist (starred review), on Shattered

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345548542
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Series: Iron Druid Chronicles Series , #9
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 93,471
Product dimensions: 6.37(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Kevin Hearne hugs trees, pets doggies, and rocks out to heavy metal. He also thinks tacos are a pretty nifty idea. He is the author of A Plague of Giants and the New York Times bestselling series The Iron Druid Chronicles.

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Scourged (Signed Book) (Iron Druid Chronicles Series #9) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Scourged wrapped up all the ends left earlier in the series, along with some unexpected twists. All the major characters returned to say their piece and peace. Thoroughly satisfying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great story with a dolofabolo ending. You'll have to read the book to find out what that means. I'll miss the hounds, the humor and the irreverent uses of religion most.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again awesome story line despite getting a bit lost with the Polish lines. Have read this Series from the beginning, always looked forward to the next book and now, despite multiple uncertainties for the future of the Characters, we are literally left hanging! Not Fair Mr Hearne!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simply gutted to read the end of the series, but it really was a fine way to wrap it up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Epic reading with a bittersweet ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the series. I have laughed so hard at the antics of the animals and Atticus’s stories. The end of this book came way too soon and I hope the author does continue with stories of the apprentices!
Anonymous 2 days ago
I won't say more and spoil the story... but I do hate that it ends, at least for now.
Anonymous 7 months ago
A thoroughly enjoyable and a engaging read.
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Anonymous 11 months ago
As seen from several good authors the latest books seem to be rather preachy. Still a good read
Anonymous 11 months ago
Nice way to finish ?? a series. This was a great read and a fantastic way to want more from Mr. Hearne.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series... must now read Oberon's meaty mysteries...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading Kevin Kearne is as good as a ride on a roller coaster: takes your breath away, wish it would never end, and can’t wait to do it again,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
.... but a satisfying ending nonetheless.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bittersweet, but so good. Perfect story to end the series. Thank you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have spent many hours reading about the life of a Druid and the many interactions with the world here and on many planes. It has been a pleasure that I will repeat in the future. I especially loved the canine interactions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outstanding series brought to a fabulous conclusuin. We'll done sir. Bittersweet.
Olivia_B More than 1 year ago
First and foremost, I LOVE this series! Scourged is the perfect finale to the Iron Druid. All of the characters I know and love (and a few I hate) make an appearance at one time or another and it wraps everything up beautifully. It made me laugh out loud (and one or two shrieks), several times. I took my allergy medicine but someone must have been cutting onions in here because I have to admit I leaked a couple of times, too. If you haven’t read anything else in the Iron Druid series, start with Hounded and read every single book, novella, and short story before you read Scourged for maximum impact – and get ready for a fantastic ride! If you’re already a fan, don’t hesitate a second longer – pick up Scourged immediately and savor every last word.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book
milamberrex More than 1 year ago
Parting is such sweet sorrow. In the case of Hearne’s “Iron Druid Chronicles,” the parting is bittersweet. Hearne took us on an amazing adventure since the series began. “Scourged” did not fail to deliver. It was fast-paced from beginning to end with Ragnarok thrown in the mix. The book brought the story of Atticus to a resounding conclusion. Did it conclude as I would have wished? No. It was a fitting ending. Longtime readers have known since Christ’s appearance several books ago, Atticus would have to face the consequences on his actions. Atticus made questionable decisions, no matter his justifications. Sooner or later the bill had to come due. As the entire series has been rushing to Ragnarok, the war to end all wars, readers have known this war would have consequences for Atticus and the people in his life. In “Scourged,” we saw friends survive Ragnarok, and those who did not. We saw relationships change. We witnessed new friendships take form. All of this led to the bittersweet conclusion. Actions have consequences, and those consequences can be disarmingly high. Longtime readers of Hearne will appreciate this conclusion to the “Chronicles,” and will have to decide how they feel about Atticus’ victory. Note: This reviewer received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
PenKay More than 1 year ago
I am so sad to see this series go, but I have to say this book was an excellent conclusion. I loved the great writing, the great plot, and of course, all the great characters. I really don’t want to spoil the book so I can’t say much, but I can’t imagine a better ending. There was a wonderful amount of action, fun, and adventure, all the things I expect from a book in this series. I will look for future books by this very talented author as Mr. Hearne has become a favorite. Highly recommend! Thanks to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine for the e-book which I voluntarily reviewed.
Jessica Rodrigues More than 1 year ago
I award this book 1 billion wagging dog tails for a fulfilling, unexpected finale to what has been one of my favorite series. Remember a few books back when Atticus, ignoring the advice of his good friend Jesus, made a few poor decisions and set off the events of Ragnarök? It's time to pay the piper. Told in quick, shotgun-blast chapters from the viewpoint of Atticus, Owen, and Granuaile, the events of Scourged cover a relatively short period of time -- perhaps even less than a day. (Can anyone verify this for me?) As Loki initiates the violence of Ragnarök, other baddies around the world decide to take advantage of the chaos to wreak a little havoc of their own. The three druids and some heroes of world pantheons rise up to meet them, culminating in an epic battle against Loki. (You will snicker a little at the wager that the gods and goddesses have going on who will be the one to finally slay Loki.) Several figures from the past play a part in the finale, but the hounds are noticeably absent. Hardcore Oberon fans will miss him, but who brings their pet to the battleground? Not Atticus. Don't forget to read Oberon's Meaty Mysteries if you need a hit. And speaking of animals, Owen makes his own furry friend, and I keep thinking about it throughout the day and internally squeeing a little. For a fun fantasy romp of a series, it doesn't shy away from harsh losses and the need for atonement. Not all of the good guys make it out alive, and not all of the living survive unscathed. Atticus is forced to reckon with the knowledge that he is responsible for much of it. The series did not end the way I anticipated it, and I doubt many other readers will see the ending coming, either. I'm pretty confident this is the last book Mr. Hearne has planned for Atticus. But you still see future adventures for him off in the distance, and can imagine him and his doggos off saving the world and speaking in the Irish accent he has reclaimed for himself. ARC received via Netgalley