Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Review: Tricked by Kevin Hearne

Tricked (Iron Druid Chronicles, #4)
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.

Paperback, 338 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by Random House Publishing Group
ISBN: 0345533623 (ISBN13: 9780345533623)
series: Iron Druid Chronicles #4


I do not try to hide my love for the Iron Druid Chronicles.  I am completely enraptured by it.  I cannot say enough good things about this series! 

Coyote is back, and up to his tricksy ways.  The combination of Atticus and Coyote is a disaster waiting to happen, and like any book in this series, it is a serious disaster.  This is probably going to be hard to write without including spoilers, but I’m going to try.

Atticus and the Morrigan pull a trick of their own at the very beginning of the book.  And it works, and then…

So, I tried to right this without spoilers, and there’s nothing that I could say—this review would be one big spoiler!  Tricked is an action-packed, insanely plot-driven story.  There’s not a moment to rest, not a moment to catch your breath.  Hearn pulls out all the stops with this installment.  It’s chock full of Navajo mysticism, which puts Atticus at a disadvantage.  There’s an amazing mingling of the two forms of magic, and, even though I knew nothing about the Navajo belief system, Hearne explains it all in the course of telling the story.

So, read this series, read this book.  As for me, I need to get the next book in the chronicles, Trapped!

5 Moons: MUST READ

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  1. I'm glad you loved it! I enjoyed it, but not as much as I did the first book in the series.

  2. Gah! I really, really need to read this series. I've seen it compared to a lot of stuff, like Drseden Files and Iron Fey, and I really can't wait if this is half as good as my favorite series (and then, it'll be a riot!)

    Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Grrr! I want to start this series...and about a million others. Sigh!

  4. Jenny and Ron, YES you need to read this series! It is SO MUCH FUN!

    Mirjam, I have enjoyed each book in the series, and now am on pins and needles waiting for the next one!!!


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