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ISBN:0345548485
Author: Kevin Hearne
ISBN13: 978-0345548481
Title: Shattered (Iron Druid Chronicles)
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Language: English
Category: Action and Adventure
Publisher: Del Rey; 1st edition (June 17, 2014)
Pages: 352

Shattered (Iron Druid Chronicles) by Kevin Hearne



Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chronicles is one of the best things happening not just in the the universe of urban fantasy but in the publishing world today. A quick word of warning, however. In Shattered, his 2014 Iron Druid novel (and 7th book in the series) Hearne has outdone himself and introduced us to Atticus’ old arch druid Owen Kennedy. Readers discovered Owen at the end of the previous book, 2013’s Hunted, but we really get to know Owen in Shattered. Best of all, Hearne has continued shifting narrative perspectives from Atticus, to Granuaile, to Owen.

The Iron Druid Chronicles Published : June 17th 2014. List Chapter Read free. Storyline: Acclaimed author Kevin Hearne makes his hardcover debut with the new novel in his epic urban fantasy series starring the unforgettable Atticus O’Sullivan. 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.

The Iron Druid Chronicles is a series of urban fantasy novels written by Kevin Hearn. The story is set in Tempe, Arizona, where Atticus O’Sullivan lives. He is the last of the Druids and he is running an occult bookshop. Also, he is shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. After more than two thousand years on Earth, Atticus has enemies, and an apprentice. Shattered – Atticus’s apprentice Granuaile is at last a full Druid herself. Staked – When a Druid has lived for two thousand years like Atticus, he’s bound to run afoul of a few vampires. Now the toothy troublemakers – led by power-mad pain-in-the-neck Theophilus – have become a huge problem requiring a solution.

Making choices like that must stain you on the inside somehow. It’s why I chose the path of a Druid rather than pursuing the path of dark witchcraft that Laksha once offered me-which she so desperately wishes to escape now. And, as I stand there with Erlendr staring at me, waiting for a response, I am struck with the idea that perhaps the yeti feel stained without realizing it. Their pursuit of art through ice might be their attempt to balance the ugliness of these blades with beauty. Or perhaps they do not feel anything of the sort and I am merely projecting my sympathies

Kevin Hearne is the author of The Iron Druid Chronicles, a series of urban fantasy novels set in present day Tempe, Arizona. The series follows Atticus O'Sullivan, the last of the Druids, as he deals with angry gods from multiple pantheons, vengeful witches, werewolves, and vampires. Aside from the Iron Chronicles series, Hearne is also working on a short novella called Two Ravens and One Crow for IDC.

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Shattered is the 7th book in the Iron Druid Chronicles and if somehow you have not had the good fortune to come across them before, do not let that discourage you from picking up this book. The author, Kevin Hearne, has loaded up just enough background on the characters, the history and the rules by which more or less both mortals and immortals are constrained to work within at the start of Shattered to make jumping in at this point possible. Title: Shattered Series: Iron Drueid Chronicles Author: Kevin Hearne Genre: Action Adventure Fantasy Publisher: Del Ray Release Date: March 31, 2015 Pages: 384 ISBN: 978-0345548504. The Iron Druid Chronicles began with the 2,100 year old Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan nee Siodhachan O Suileabhain was the last living Druid on planet Earth.

Praise for Kevin Hearne and The Iron Druid Chronicles Clever, fast paced and a good escape. Jason Weisberger, Boing Boing. Hearne is a terrific storyteller with a great snarky wi. .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 a strong modern hero with a long history and the wit to survive in the twenty-first century. This item: Shattered: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book Seven. Customers who bought this item also bought.

For nearly two thousand years, there was only one Druid left walking the Earth-Atticus O’Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword kept him alive while pursued by a pantheon of hostile deities. Now he’s got company.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAcclaimed 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  “Funny, razor-sharp . . . Plenty of action, humor, and mythology keep this book fun and interesting.”Booklist (starred review)   “Uproariously entertaining in a way that Hearne is uniquely able to achieve . . . [Shattered] has the feeling of a new beginning for its hero and for the series.”RT Book Reviews“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
Reviews: 7
Light out of Fildon
In terms of the writing for the rest of the series this was big let down. Maybe the authour is struggling with switching between three narrative points of view but as other reviewers have said it is a laborious read. For the most part none of the three characters fully engage. The female protagonist partially engages at a couple of points but never fully catches on. The other two are two dimensional cutouts despite the fact that one of them was the original protagonist of the series and has six previous novels of center stage for character development.

It feels as though the entire novel was background material for a real novel. Instead of building up with character development the epiphany of a major character which should have been the most emotionally engaging point of the novel was a rushed, dry, two dimensional blurb buried in an action sequence ... when the blow by blow account of a battle is more engaging than a major inflection point in the emotional character development of the most important character of the series ... well underwhelming is the nicest way I can put it.

For another authour I would have given this three stars but given that this authour has spent six books showing that he can do so much better I was actually tempted to give it one star. Partly because it falls so far short of the six previous books and partly because it is uneven and two dimensional it was a real effort to finish and in the end it didn't feel as though the effort paid off.

The only way this book is worth reading is if it sets up the next book and the writing in the next book shows the quality that made me buy this one without thinking. Even if, or maybe especially if, the next book is good I suggest skipping this one and just read the prelude or a plot summary online. That way you can enjoy his writing and the characters will not lose their grip on your imagination while you slog through book 7.
Amarin
I too had a hard time with the different POV's...but then let me tell you this, being a man and writing from a woman's point of view, he doesn't do bad, but its confusing, a few times I had to go back a page or two to catch my place, not good Kevin...really. Oberon I really love and his bits are great, but then I like a Dog's Life by Peter Mayle and Kevin's Oberon ranks right up there. It's a necessary part of the series to get what the characters are building towards, but as Tabitha told Stephen..."You don't have to bore me with it." It did in parts, but not too badly or I wouldn't have finished it. Over all if you enjoy the series, this is a necessary book to get you from point A to point B, at which I can say I am glad to have arrived
Ionzar
Thoroughly enjoyable, well-written and well-researched books with an interesting premise. I am more than happy to give Kevin Hearne a 5 star rating in addition to purchasing everything he has published. I hope many others discover the fun adventures of The Iron Druid and a very entertaining cast of characters. However, the reader must jump through a mandatory hoop if you choose to leave a rating. Star ratings are not acceptable on their own. No, any star rating is booby-trapped with the requirement of a written review, further weighted with a minimum word count, no less! Write a review or no stars from you. This is a tad bit bit onerous for the buyer who enjoyed reading the book and respects the author enough to pause and tap some stars. The demand for a written review effectively prevented me from posting the 5 star rating that might encourage others to enjoy an excellent book. This is ultimately unfair to Mr. Hearn, undoubtedly depriving him of many well-deserved 5 star ratings. Guilt eventually caught up with me, so herein lies not only my enthusiastic support of this book, but a bonus review of a misguided policy: to the Kindle folks or whoever came up with this Either/Or toll: lighten up on the needy/greedy gate keeping, already.
Jonide
With one more Druid added to the two existing, the archdruid that trained Atticus so long ago, there is trouble enough for all three of the world’s Druids. Left on a time island for two thousand years by the Morrigan before being rescued by Atticus, the archdruid now known as Owen Kennedy has a lot of catching up to do. Now it’s Atticus who must show his old teacher the ropes of this modern new world. In the meantime, Granuaile is contacted by the witch Laksha to assist in defeating an evil entity that has taken over her father’s body in India. All three end up working separately on different challenges, so the story is told from three different viewpoints. Of course the two wolfhounds, Orlaith and Oberon are there to add comic relief and loyal companionship throughout. After another wonderful adventure in the Iron Druid series, we learn there is more trouble brewing that will have to be dealt with in the future, which makes me eager to read the next book in the series to find out what happens next.
Kazijora
Atticus and Granuaile have separate adventures in this book, with Granuaile going to India to save her father. We're also introduced to Owen, Atticus' archdruid, who is a rollicking old guy. I still can't decide if I like the multiple POVs that Hearne introduced in the previous book and uses heavily here. The narrative voice of Atticus was always one of the charms of the series and I miss it when he switches. It is nice to get to know Granuaile better, though, and Owen's chapters are very funny. One thing that continues to be great is the inventive twists on different paranormal and mythical creatures. The yeti, for example, are wonderful, with their parentage, magic, art, poetry, and hockey. Also, I appreciate that Atticus isn't the standard overprotective male. He allows Granuaile to face danger on her own, trusting that she can take care of herself.