BY: Kevin Hearne
SERIES: Iron Druid # 3
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
PUBLICATION: July 5th 2011 by Random House Publishing Group
AVERAGE RATING: 4.19
Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully—he’s ruined countless lives and killed scores of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready to get his vengeance, and he’s asked his friend Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the Druids, to help take down this Norse nightmare.
One survival strategy has worked for Atticus for more than two thousand years: stay away from the guy with the lightning bolts. But things are heating up in Atticus’s home base of Tempe, Arizona. There’s a vampire turf war brewing, and Russian demon hunters who call themselves the Hammers of God are running rampant. Despite multiple warnings and portents of dire consequences, Atticus and Leif journey to the Norse plain of Asgard, where they team up with a werewolf, a sorcerer, and an army of frost giants for an epic showdown against vicious Valkyries, angry gods, and the hammer-wielding Thunder Thug himself.
This book was pretty ho hum compared to the others I have read so far, granted this is like the 3rd book in the series.But most of it was slightly dull, and I didn't really need to know every little detail Atticus was making in his move. But once the quest started things really started picking up and once again I was glued, to the very end. Even stayed up late when I should have been sleeping because I had to wake up early in the morning, but no I was determined to finish once I got engrossed.
Kevin Hearne's world is pretty spectacular. His use of every god pretty much known to man, is and epic use of creativeness. And Jesus in this book, was quite comical I thought. Thor, with loving Thor in the Marvel Movies, it was a little hard to depict him as an epic douche, but I managed it.
I'm pretty stoked in finding out what happened to the Widow, and to find out what happens now that Atticus and his crew, from what it is sounding like has started the mega end, should be very interesting.