The Iron Druid Chronicles, #2
Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty—when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II.
With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas with their special brand of deadly decadence, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt. But aided by his magical sword, his neighbor’s rocket-propelled grenade launcher, and his vampire attorney, Atticus is ready to sweep the town and show the witchy women they picked the wrong Druid to hex.
by Kevin Hearne
Copyright © 2011 by Kevin Hearne
Published by Del Rey
Just a few short weeks after dispatching his centuries-long enemy, Aenghus Óg, Atticus finds himself fielding calls from a number of other gods, wanting him to kill this god or that. The Norse god of thunder, Thor, seems to be at the top of everyone’s list, including his vampire lawyer’s.
As much as he’d like to accommodate them, killing-for-hire just isn’t his thing. He has other issues to worry about, like training Granuaile, his new apprentice. And dealing with a new group of witches bent on his destruction. Oh, yeah, and someone is making a killing—literally—at a local high school. And let’s not forget the band of Baccants that decided to stop in and party hard at a local night club, giving a new meaning to “party ‘til you drop.” Not to mention the police who keep showing up at the most inopportune moments.
Atticus just wants to live in peace, but if it’s a fight they want, he’ll give it to them. Just keep in mind, he hasn’t lived for twenty-one centuries without learning a thing or two about how to take care of problems such as these. Armed with his magical sword, Fragarach, his wise-cracking dog Oberon, and the Native American shape-shifter Coyote, Atticus takes care of things in Tempe, while keeping his eye on the battle yet to come.
I give this story FIVE STARS.