Tricked

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

  • Title: Tricked
  • Author: Kevin Hearne
  • ISBN: 9780345533623
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 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.

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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 more 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 pa [...]

    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 mic [...]

    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 th [...]

    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 [...]

    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.a.p.

    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 ongoi [...]

    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 [...]

    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 more 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 more modern, something which [...]

    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 more. Let's run do [...]

    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, [...]

    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 for [...]

    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 more trouble on to his plate. With the help o [...]

    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 [...]

    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 [...]

    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 [...]

    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 [...]

    18. After helping his vampire friend, Leif Helgarson to kill Thor in the last book, Atticus has Æsir 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 [...]

    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 the [...]

    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, Le [...]

    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 [...]

    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 [...]

    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 get [...]

    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 laug [...]

    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 w [...]

    26. Coming fresh off the reading binge during which I ate up the first three books in the series, I plunked more 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 ar [...]

    27. Betrayal, betrayal , and more 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 wheth [...]

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