Staked: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book Eight
ISBN: 0356504468
EAN13: 9780356504469
Language: English
Pages: 0
Dimensions: 0.73" H x 8.43" L x 5.85" W
Weight: 0.79 lbs.
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELER - Iron Druid Atticus O'Sullivan, hero of Kevin Hearne's epic urban fantasy series, has a point to make--and then drive into a vampire's heart.

When a Druid has lived for two thousand years like Atticus, he's bound to run afoul of a few vampires. Make that legions of them. Even his former friend and legal counsel turned out to be a bloodsucking backstabber. Now the toothy troublemakers--led by power-mad pain-in-the-neck Theophilus--have become a huge problem requiring a solution. It's time to make a stand.

As always, Atticus wouldn't mind a little backup. But his allies have problems of their own. Ornery archdruid Owen Kennedy is having a wee bit of troll trouble: Turns out when you stiff a troll, it's not water under the bridge. Meanwhile, Granuaile is desperate to free herself of the Norse god Loki's mark and elude his powers of divination--a quest that will bring her face-to-face with several Slavic nightmares.

As Atticus globetrots to stop his nemesis Theophilus, the journey leads to Rome. What better place to end an immortal than the Eternal City? But poetic justice won't come without a price: In order to defeat Theophilus, Atticus may have to lose an old friend.

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   Good, but not quite great
Hearne hasn't created a believable female character in the series so I'm taking off a star. It's possible that Greta comes closest. It is realistic that her dislike of Atticus is unreasoning and self- perpetuating. It feels like Granuaile is empty to me. Her values are clear, but where do the consequences come from? Where is her sense of humor, where is her quirks, and what has shaped her before she came to Atticus? She doesn't have any friends to notice when she goes missing. Owen comes in late in the series but there seems to be a lot more to him. Four stars because I love Obern and I like the way Hearne combines so many pantheons while giving each one its own flavor.
   Nice closure to the series, if you don't plan to read #9.
I liked Owen's POV chapters and the ending. I like multiple first POVs as a rule. Owen found his place in the world as he adapted to modern life. When all other chapters are in past tense first, Granuaile's chapters drove me nuts because of environmental preaching and use of present tense first. The change is difficult to understand. I don't have a problem with Gran going after her stepdad, but I do object to her premise that coaloil mining is bad. Green energy can be good, but it can also be bad for wildlife. I liked Owen and Atticus and the puppies in the book. I don't want to read any more in this series because of the reviews of book 9. There was a nice tidy ending to the book that I stopped here. The series should have been ended here.
   The calm before the end of the world
The previous books had Atticus and company besieged by many enemies, but this book focuses more on his battle with the vampire. There's a lot of fast- paced, quip- filled adventures and creative interpretations of mythology. In the previous book, Owen, Granuaile, and Atticus went their separate ways, but in the new book they joined up for a thrilling battle. They should spend more time together. I think that I got the most laughs from Owen's chapters. By the end, many of the animosities have been resolved and the Druids are left to anticipate what a peaceful life will be like. There's still a lot to be done.
   So far I have really enjoyed all of the Iron Druid series until this one
I have enjoyed all of the Iron Druid series until this one. The story was wrapped up in the last 20 pages with a lot of nothing. This book is called Staked. It should have been called something more serious. Between the main characters narratives is anything substantial. He needs to go back and read the first books in the series. Change it to the Iron Druid and 2 other guys.
   All Eight Books Were Outstanding!
The last book is being slammed because of environmental themes and multi- character points of view. A druid's main purpose is to defend and monitor threats to Gaia. Don't read the book if you don't like the characters doing it. There were different points of view in different chapters. Since the three druids were in different places at the beginning of the book, it added more flesh to the plot. It gave us three head spaces to contemplate. What will happen to Fand and Manannan, and if Atticus ever got his money back, was the only thing that was not resolved. There is something with Diana. It was entertaining, engaging, and to put it in Oberon's words it's all gravy to me.