Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Size: 68 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
Release Date: September 4, 2012
Stand Alone or Series: 4.5 in the Iron Druid Chronicles series
Source: eGalley from netgalley.com
Rating: 4/5 stars
This novella takes place between books 4 and 5 of the Iron Druid Chronicles. It was an excellent read and did a great job of capturing all the things I love about this series; lots of humor, interesting mythology, and interesting history.
Atticus is six years into training his apprentice Granuaile when the Morrigan comes for a visit. She wants Atticus to take a 2 week trip with her. Since this is the Morrigan, and you don’t say no to a goddess like that, Atticus agrees. What follows is some tattoo repair and a meeting between Gods.
As with all the previous books in this series the humor in this book is awesome and had me laughing a number of times. Oberon and Granuaile aren’t in the story a ton but they are in there enough to get their humor in. Most of the story takes place between Atticus and the Morrigan.
The Morrigan has been a reoccuring theme in these books. In this novella Hearne does something interesting, he actually lets us look into the Morrigan a bit, not as a goddess, but as a person. It was great fun to see a little of what makes the Morrigan tick and to see a little vulnerability in her. Her relationship with Atticus has always been an interesting one.
We also finally get to see Atticus and Odin face off. It is a most excellent conversation to be present for and I enjoyed it a lot.
There is a preview of the next book in the series, Trapped, which I did not read. I am not a big fan of previews and prefer to wait until the book is released to start reading it.
Overall an excellent addition to the Iron Druid Chronicles. If you are a big fan of this series make sure and pick up this novella. If you are a big fan of urban fantasy then you should definitely read this series. If you haven’t read this series than you should. It is a wonderful blend of humor, action, and mythology.