Iron Druid Chronicles #1
by Kevin Hearne
Ebook, 239 Pages
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I classified this as “Urban Fantasy”, but after thinking about it, I think it really comes down more in the “Para-normal” camp.
I hate & despise paranormal.
But a couple of my guy friends here on GR had given it high scores, so I had to try it.
It was ok. Atticus came across as a 200 year old badass, not some 2100 year old. I don’t know if having the hormones and body of a 21 year old for 2000+ years does that to one, or what, but he did NOT seem that old.
Someone that old is going to have scars, emotional and mental, that can’t just be shrugged off and ignored. Maybe it came from his usually running away? But if that were the case, he wouldn’t have fought like he did in this book.
So a pretty good story. I definitely would have given it 4 stars, but for all the beautiful women who just can’t seem to ignore him. It was completely ridiculous. Utterly gratuitous descriptions of goddesses & boink-worthy barmaids added nothing to the story and in fact detracted from the seriousness of the situation.
We’ll see how the rest of the trilogy turns out.