Staked: The Iron Druid Chronicles
NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER • Iron Druid Atticus O’Sullivan, hero of Kevin Hearne’s epic urban myth sequence, has some extent to make—and then force right into a vampire’s heart.
while a Druid has lived for 2 thousand years like Atticus, he’s certain to run afoul of some vampires. Make that legions of them. Even his former good friend and criminal information grew to become out to be a bloodsucking backstabber. Now the toothy troublemakers—led through power-mad pain-in-the-neck Theophilus—have develop into a major challenge requiring an answer. It’s time to make a stand.
As continually, Atticus wouldn’t brain a bit backup. yet his allies have difficulties in their personal. Ornery archdruid Owen Kennedy is having a wee little bit of troll difficulty: seems if you stiff a troll, it’s now not water lower than the bridge. in the meantime, Granuaile is wanting to unfastened herself of the Norse god Loki’s mark and elude his powers of divination—a quest that might carry her face-to-face with numerous Slavic nightmares.
As Atticus globetrots to forestall his nemesis Theophilus, the adventure ends up in Rome. What larger position to finish an immortal than the everlasting urban? yet poetic justice won’t come with no cost: which will defeat Theophilus, Atticus could have to lose an previous friend.
Praise for Kevin Hearne and The Iron Druid Chronicles
“[The Iron Druid books] are smart, fast moving and an excellent escape.”—Jason Weisberger, Boing Boing
“Celtic mythology and an old Druid with glossy angle combine it up within the Arizona barren region during this witty new delusion series.”—Kelly Meding, writer of Chimera
“Outrageously fun.”—The undeniable Dealer, on Hounded
“Superb . . . lots of quips and zap-pow-bang fighting.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review), on Hounded
“Exciting . . . [Atticus] is without doubt one of the top major characters at present found in the city delusion genre.”—Fantasy booklet Critic, on Tricked
“Funny, razor-sharp . . . lots of motion, humor, and mythology.”—Booklist (starred review), on Shattered
From the Hardcover edition.
Mega-turbo-gonzo thank you visit Nadine Kharabian for the travel of spooky locations in her nice urban, the place i ultimately found out why you by no means are looking to be Nigel in Toronto. And gratitude to the nice humans on the Royal Conservatory of song on Bloor road for enduring my questions about the woman in purple. Tricia Narwani remains to be an enhancing genius and I’m astoundingly lucky to paintings together with her and the complete Del Rey workforce. And private due to my readers for announcing hello on-line and in person,.
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Whirling blade he’d stolen from me, or the misplaced Arrows of Vayu—he may have ended me. His easy failure to recognize me as an adversary made him weak, and he wouldn’t make an analogous mistake back. It moves me that the holes in my physique and the poison in my blood are end result of the an analogous type of conceitedness: My Druidic powers, whereas amazing, don't really placed me within the comparable weight type as gods. And neither do Atticus’s. He unearths a weak point, surprises them, and will get aid. Going toe-to-toe.
may possibly hint my course later, yet there isn't any assisting it. i've got not anything left to maintain us camouflaged around the urban. throughout the jog to the park, I proceed to ping from side to side among elation and guilt. I’d undeniably performed an excellent factor for Gaia through shutting down the operations of TO & G, yet in hindsight my stopover at with Beau used to be certainly a mistake. He doesn’t think regret over what he’s performed. He doesn’t see that I’m correct, basically that i will punch him each time i would like and break out with it—and that I.