Author: Kevin Hearne
Series: Iron Druid Chronicles #5
Published by: Random House Audio
Publication Date: November 27. 2012
Narrator: Luke Daniels
Length: 9 hrs and 2mins
After twelve years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave.
Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge—but he’ll have to get in line behind an ancient vampire, a band of dark elves, and an old god of mischief, who all seem to have KILL THE DRUID at the top of their to-do lists.
“When in doubt, blame the dark elves.”
I love Atticus. I love Granuaile. I love Oberon. I love the humor. I love the secondary characters. I love Luke Daniels narrating. I love this series!
There you have it. The end.
Seriously, I’ve kind of been a slacker with this series, but no more! I’ve missed it too much. I like that Trapped jumps twelve years. Granuaile kicks ass now, and I can’t even tell you how much I love that Atticus finds it so attractive. He has confidence in her skills and treats her with respect. I didn’t think Atticus could get any better, but the way he is with her has bumped him up even more.
I had forgotten just how funny this series is. I suggest you do not eat or drink with listening/reading, because it’s a damn choking hazard. Trapped almost killed me on more than one occasion. Ahh, but what a way to go …
As usual, this was exciting, fun, clever and completely held my attention. The plot is crazy. In a good way. Now that the word has spread that Atticus didn’t really meet his demise, his enemies want to fix that. Immediately. And, you know, fucking dark elves always ruining shit.
This is a series I highly recommend listening to on audio. Luke Daniels makes this a truly fantastic experience. He was the first narrator to show me audiobooks could actually be amazing! Now, I have to listen to the series, because Luke truly is Atticus. And Oberon. And every other character.
Trapped was another wonderful installment in the Iron Druid Chronicles. You’re sorely missing out if you haven’t started it yet. I mean, you really might as well move to Loserville.