Paperback - 2011
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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.
Published: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 2011.
Edition: Del Rey mass market edition.
ISBN: 9780345522481
Branch Call Number: F HEA
Characteristics: 326 pages ;,18 cm.


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KaiteS_KCMO Nov 08, 2016

This third entry in the Iron Druid series is one of the strongest. Great backstories for mythological/legendary heroes and icons of folklore. Speedy pacing and a cliffhanger ending that begs for Book 4 to be within grabbing reach. Better yet, get this in audio for Luke Daniels' virtuoso narration, especially of Oberon.

Dec 16, 2013

A good read, with some very funny bits from time to time. The characters are engaging, the action is interesting, but I would have to agree with bookfanatic1979, I wasn't as engaged in this one as I was in the previous books. Although, I wouldn't go so far as to say it was co-written.

bookfanatic1979 Dec 11, 2012

Well. This is a much more edge-of-your-seat ending than I've come to expect from this series. In spite of that, I have to say I wasn't as invested in this book as I was in the last two. It's still a great read, and I'll continue the series, but the whole tone of this entry is different. I'd almost say Hearne might have had a coauthor with this one. It was that much of a change in narrative style.

Feb 20, 2012

Atticus is looking at some big changes in this 3rd instalment. Still as funny & entertaining as the others but with a bit more character development....and some of them may not make it through this battle between good & evil. It's easy to get attached to the returning characters & there are some memorable new ones.

Clsomers Aug 28, 2011

Great rip-roaring fun but with considerable emotional depth as well. Both through development of the back story of new characters and old secondary characters, and more development of Atticus himself, Hearne makes his characters really come to life so that I care about what happens to these people. And he writes the confrontations so well that they're actually exciting and I'm not just flipping through the pages to find out what happens next.


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