Tricked Druid Atticus O Sullivan hasn t stayed alive for 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 litt

Druid Atticus O Sullivan hasn t stayed alive for 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 sleDruid Atticus O Sullivan hasn t stayed alive for 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.

  • ☆ Tricked ↠ Kevin Hearne
    103 Kevin Hearne

  1. Kevin is the NYT bestselling author of the Iron Druid Chronicles, as well as two forthcoming series The Seven Kennings, an epic fantasy trilogy, and Tales of Pell, a fantasy series co authored with Delilah S Dawson Books 1 8 of the Iron Druid Chronicles are out now BESIEGED, a collection of new Iron Druid stories, will be out July 11 A PLAGUE OF GIANTS, the first book of The Seven Kennings, will be out Oct 17.

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  1. Dear Kevin Hearne, Please stop writing fun books like this so quickly It makes me look like a chump for writing so slowly Sincerely, patP.S Thanks for writing fun books like this so quickly I like reading them.

  2. Hm This wasn t what I expected at all I was tempted to give Tricked only three stars, but then I decided against it because Hearne s writing and research deserve some reward after all That said, me counting pages to the end is never a good sign, and I caught myself doing it than once I didn t mind the extensive worldbuilding and the occasional mythology lessons in the first two books, quite the contrary I got a little tired of it in book three, but I was tempted to skip entire passages in book [...]

  3. Tricked Well, I wasn t really Atticus was, though, by friends, foes and everyone in between I was Entertained, but while it was certainly an improvement on its predecessor, Hammered, character underpinnings and over referential, jokey dialogue continue to limit greatness.I ve come to realize my most significant problem with the Iron Druid series is Atticus overwhelmingly young behavior and voice, firmly rooted in current American culture By firmly, I mean that he makes references to microwaving [...]

  4. Full review now posted Original review can be found at Booknest.I just have to say, I love it when a series gets better and better with each new installment And so far, that has been the case at least in my opinion with The Iron Druid Chronicles.Atticus O Sullivan is on the lam with his Druidic apprentice and his faithful hound The only way to stay safe is to convince the gods of all the pantheons that he s dead Really, really dead To accomplish this without actually dying, he gains the aid of C [...]

  5. A trickster god has fun with Atticus and Granuaile Kevin Hearne s Iron Druid chronicles continues with Tricked, the fourth novel in the series there are also several short stories and novellas Though the series, as such, has devolved into a serial re hashing of the original cool idea of a two thousand year old last druid, his sexy ginger apprentice and his wise cracking sidekick Irish wolfhound Hearne has a winning formula Essentially mixing in the comparative theological funkiness of Gaiman s A [...]

  6. Fourth in the series and still going really well Bonus in this one was lots of dialogue between Atticus and his canine companion I love the humour Occasionally I felt there was a bit too much explaining going on I realise Atticus is teaching his student but I don t want to be taught as well Nevertheless it is a very readable story with plenty of action and fun On to the next one a.s.achokengtitik


  7. This has to be my favourite book of the series so far and it s the first one I ve wanted to give all five stars to.You see, I ve loved everything about the series prior to this book apart from one teeny tiny thing, which was that I didn t feel the main character, Atticus, had enough inter character relationships At least, nothing stronger than an acquaintance or a business relationship And I felt that, had that been there, it would have given me something to connect with and follow as an ongoing [...]

  8. Navajo trickster god, Coyote, gives Atticus a hand when some bloodthirsty thunder gods come looking for vengeance after Thor s death And, by gives him a hand, he becomes Atticus s body double and lets the assorted thunder gods think they ve chopped Atticus into itty bitty pieces Soon enough the real Atticus finds himself wrangled by Coyote into fighting brutal skinwalkers Just as Atticus thinks he s starting to get a handle on things again, betrayal comes from an unexpected direction Atticus won [...]

  9. This book is an improvement over the third one in my opinion, but not as good as the first two books in the series I was glad to have Oberon the wolfhound back, being his usual goofy self I was also glad to know a bit about apprentice Granuaile and to get some background info on Atticus.I was sorry that Atticus and Leif ended up at odds with one another I will miss their Shakespeare quote battles and Atticus instructing the unwilling vampire on how to appear modern, something which Atticus exc [...]

  10. I m lucky enough to be one of Kevin s alpha readers That s bound to make my reviews biased I will concede that point However, I am also a huge fan of the series, the characters, and the world Hearne has created It s from this second position that I m writing my review.Let s face it if you re considering buying Tricked, you ve already read the first three books and enjoyed them That being the case, you will love this book as much as the rest of the series, and maybe even Let s run down the list1 [...]

  11. Again, a fun romp with the druid seeing how even his best laid plans can go awry, especially when a trickster is involved I didn t enjoy this quite as much, but it was still pretty good I ve read 4 in a row, which is a very good run for me in one series Oberon is as good as ever, possibly better The love interest is getting old, though I felt that way in the last book was heartily sick of it by the end of this one In all fairness, there wasn t a lot of free time to resolve it, though.My biggest [...]

  12. Hammered was brutal and Tricked has our favorite druid cutting ties to his previous home and name thanks to a slew of ancient gods wanting him dead After Coyote helps him, he is indebted to him and finds himself on an Arizona reservation with Oberon and his apprentice Granuaile.Coyote is an interesting character and one I have encountered in other novels He is immortal, and a known trickster Hearne kept me guessing about his true intentions This kept me on edge and I wavered back and forth in wo [...]

  13. This review was originally posted at The Book Nympho READ IT, TRACK IT IS A WAY FOR ME TO TRACK BOOKS FOR MY READING GOALS AND THEY WILL BE SUPER SHORT REVIEWS.Tricked had a lot of face time with two of my favorite characters in Kevin Hearne s Iron Druid Chronicles, Coyote and Oberon Both characters bring much needed comic relief and Luke Daniels voices them so well Atticus is dealing with a few things leftover from earlier books and manages to add trouble on to his plate With the help of Obero [...]

  14. Super quick recap for my first review in about a week I ll be back to normal reviewing sometime in the next day or two Real life smacked me down the past few days What can I say other than I have a serious thing for Kevin Hearne This man writes books which make me happy End of story Onward to book 5 With no time to review for this book tonight, here s my thoughts on book 1, where I first fell in love with the series Book 1 HoundedHighlights from Tricked I just shook hands with a naked goddess Wh [...]

  15. I love this series, each book is better than the last I mean what is not to love these books have sarcasm in plenty, food, drink, and lots of action.I am not even going to get started on the pop culture references So here I am reading this book and finding out that there are going to be skin walkers in it I was all.I couldn t wait to see Herne s take on the myth, and I wasn t disappointed I was also glad to see Coyote back, I find him extremely exciting Its fun to be on the edge of you seat read [...]

  16. Tricked opens with Atticus s spectacular death as foreseen by the Morrigan Her prophesy was actually a deal that Atticus brokered with Coyote in the previous book, something readers listeners were not privy to at that time Coyote shifted to look like Atticus and then let the remaining, avenging Norse pantheon kill him, with the help of a few thunder gods Now Atticus, Granuaile, and Oberon must move on, but first Atticus must fulfill his promise to help Coyote move some earth Well, knowing that C [...]

  17. I have to admit that I didn t finish Hammered , the previous book in this series, because it veered off into Canterbury Tales land and I lost interest This book was a return to the first two books, where the focus of the story is on Atticus and his challenges and commitments.As this book opens, Coyote helps Atticus fake his own death because of events in the previous book in return for a favor That favor turns out to be two fold one thing upfront and one thing that Atticus is tricked into doing [...]

  18. After helping his vampire friend, Leif Helgarson to kill Thor in the last book, Atticus has sir on his back Atticus decides to fake his death in Tuba City, part of Navajo Nation in Arizona by making a deal with Coyote and in return Coyote asks Atticus to create gold mine in massive sandstone, Tyende Mesa Unfortunately, it is not an easy task because apparently Coyote has another trick up his sleeves there are skinwalkers livin near the Mesa, and Atticus might need to take care of them In additio [...]

  19. Tricked is a solid installment to the Iron Druid Chronicles Kevin Hearne knows his way around Urban Fantasy He continually amazes me This time around, my favorite Druid Atticus O Sullivan, ends up dealing with Native American legends come to life This story starts by quickly wrapping the cliffhanger from Hammered or rather, switching from the drama that came with an out of control thunder god Thor to the well known Trickster, Coyote I can t say I missed the Norse gods with their impossibly menta [...]

  20. I still liked this book a good deal despite not enjoying the main story line all that much While the previous subplot involving Coyote in Hexed was interesting, this was just too much of a character that should be used sparingly I mean who wants to spend an excessive amount of time with a god that will undoubtedly trick you at every opportunity And, in the case of this series, that time comes at the cost of spending time with some great supporting characters, like Hal Hauk, The Morrigan, Leif He [...]

  21. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.Quick Dirty This amazing series continues with another dark and humorous filled tale with the Druid Atticus, his dog Oberon and Granuaile I highly recommend this series.Opening Sentence The best trick I ever pulled off was watching myself die.The Review The Iron Druid Chronicles is an amazing series and continues its greatness with Tricked If you have a love for any kind of mythology, you have to give this series a try The attention to detail about the many g [...]

  22. Review originally at Fantasy Book Critic ANALYSIS When it comes to Kevin Hearne, after his fantastic debut last year and the two sequels released in quick succession, it was hard not to be enthralled by his creations With the epic climax of Hammered, fans everywhere were waiting to see what direction Kevin would take Atticus and Oberon next Tricked was written and ready to be released and so when I got the opportunity to get an ARC for it, I was over the moon.Tricked is a hard book to review bec [...]

  23. If there s one thing I ve made clear since joining Tynga s Reviews, it s probably my adoration of Kevin Hearne s Iron Druid Chronicles, and of Kevin Hearne in general His blog cracks me up, his books take me on a ride every time I read them and believe me when I say I have read these books multiple times , and his nerd cred is through the roof Did you see his When I m not writing post Needless to say, my fangirl heart has high expectations when it comes to his books because they keep getting an [...]

  24. You may also read my review here mybookishways 2012 04 In book 4 of the superb Iron Druid series, we rejoin my favorite Druid, Atticus O Sullivan, and the Morrigan in the Arizona desert, as they prepare to watch as Atticus rather spectacularly fakes his own death, with the help of the trickster Coyote, of course Yes, you read that right Atticus is about to watch himself be obliterated by a few gods that want him dead see book 3, Hammered What follows is indeed spectacular, and laugh out loud fun [...]

  25. I have had this series recommended to me several times I always put it off intending to drop back and start with the first volume Then a few weeks ago I needed something to listen to as in I wanted an audio book It was late, so I went to the library web sight and checked what was available for download I found this was the earliest of the series that was available at the time I wasn t sure at the time whether I would go back and read them later or not.I don t plan to.So, what s good and what s b [...]

  26. Coming fresh off the reading binge during which I ate up the first three books in the series, I plunked money down at AMZN and read Tricked on my Kindle Short version Don t bother Save your cash for Butcher s Oct release, or wait to pick this up at a fleamarket.Longer version Hearne is either demonstrating that he was lazy and in a hurry, or the spark in the first three books was a fluke Complete review I was disappointed less than 4 chapters into this book Read no further if you are concerned [...]

  27. Betrayal, betrayal , and betrayal The saying goes , keep your friends close and your enemies closer But in Atticus s case, maybe he should treat ALL his friends like the crazy cousin you only see at family reunions and you hope that they remindered to use a breath mint before you have to go in for that dreadful hug In other words, love from a far And when it comes to his enemies, kill them I would be fine with that That s why they have dark druids Just saying I couldn t decide whether Atticus w [...]

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