Review: Tricked (The Iron Druid Chronicles #4) by Kevin Hearne
Series: The Iron Druid Chronicles #4
Published by: Random House on April 24, 2012
Genres: Magic, Urban Fantasy
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About the Book:
Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more 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 trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert.
But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert 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 words.
I was really unsure about starting this one. Mainly because it is the fourth book in a series and I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to get into it. Boy was I wrong!
This book was awesome! Yes it is the fourth book in the Iron Druid Chronicles, but it is very easily a standalone novel. If anything it made me want to read the other books in the series. Both because the authors writing is soooo cool and because I want to read more of Atticus and his companions!
I loved the world that Hearne has created. It’s really detailed and it’s a lot of fun. Sometimes I don’t like when an author uses other languages or terms, even when there is an appendix explaining them, but Hearne worked it into the story so well that I barely noticed. Also it is a sequel but, while the author does refer back to previous books, I didn’t have to read those books to figure out what was going on.
I also really loved the characters. Atticus is awesome as the main character, but the supporting characters are just as cool and funny. I even loved Coyote, even though at times I wanted to strangle him! I want to read the other books so I can see more of Granuaile and Oberon especially. I mean seriously I really fell in love with all the characters. They are interesting and I want to find out more about them. Plus it’s like friends you want to hang out with. The fact that there are 3 other books already out there means I get to see them even more, and I don’t have to wait to do so!
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. I’m even going so far as to give it a royalty award! If you get a chance to pick this one or any of the series up I definitely recommend it!
5 Out of 5 Controllers