Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Size: 400 pages
Publisher: Del Ray
Release Date: June 25, 2013
Stand Alone or Series: 6th book in the Iron Druid Chronicles series
Source: Audiobook from Audible.com
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
This is the 6th book in the Iron Druid Chronicles. The 7th book will be titled Shattered, I wasn’t able to find a release date on the 7th book. Hunted was a good continuation of the Iron Druid Chronicles; I enjoyed the humor and the way our characters have grown and changed throughout the series.
I listened to this on audiobook and the audiobook was incredibly well done. This is one of those series I actually enjoy listening to even more than I enjoy reading.
As a result of trapping Bacchus in a time stream the Olympian Gods are pretty ticked off at Atticus and Granuaile. So for the better part of this book Atticus and Granuaile are on the run from Diana and Artemis. Of course there is also still the issue of Loki being on the loose and Ragnarok threatening on the horizon.
This story was basically Atticus and Granuaile running from place to place trying to dodge attack from dark elves, vamps, and Olympian Gods. There is some character development but not a ton. The book is still a highly entertaining read, it’s very funny at parts but probably the least funny book of this series.
There are some dire things that happen and our characters get into some absolutely awful situations. Granuaile has become a force to be reckoned with but is still learning some things as well. Atticus is himself and as usually he escapes absolute death by just a hair a number of times.
There are a lot of different gods in this book; Norse, Olympian, Greek, etc. Ragnarok is getting closer and closer but must still be avoided at all costs.
Honestly while I still really enjoyed this book, I thought it was the weakest in the series to date. I just feel like the main story involving Loki is making very little progress and moving very slowly.
Overall a good book in this series, but the weakest to date. I still really enjoyed it; I love the humor and mythology in these books. The story made some progress but not a ton. Having Atticus and Granuaile fleeing enemies over and over again is getting a bit wearing; it seems like the last couple books have been like this. I still do look forward to the next book and am excited to see where the story ends up.