Author: Kevin Hearne
Series: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1
Publisher: Del Ray
Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old—when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries. Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power—plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a sexy bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish—to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil.
I absolutely loved this book. Atticus is a terrific hero - he's smart, sexy, magical and extremely sarcastic (which I always love). I loved the humor in this story. Atticus' interactions with his dog, Oberon, were great. Hearne did a great job of developing his world and a back story for Atticus and his relationships with the different gods. I felt like Hearne spent a lot of time thinking this book out. I've heard that these books continue to get better and I am excited about watching the world develop. I'm also hopeful that Atticus will find love with a certain bartender. :)