After twelve years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave.
Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge – but he’ll have to get in line behind an ancient vampire, a band of dark elves, and an old god of mischief, who all seem to have KILL THE DRUID at the top of their to-do lists. (Goodreads)
As much as I love Atticus, my heart truly belongs to Oberon. How could you not love a bacon-loving, movie obsessed, smart aleck hound with an attitude? The visual image of him rolling on the ground laughing at Granuaile’s first Druid adventure is priceless! Love that dog!
As for the story, it’s a great addition to the series! Atticus and Granuaile have finally finished their 12 years of training and are searching for a proper place to bind Gran to the Earth and make her a full-fledged Druid. Unfortunately, they keep getting interrupted. At first Atticus thinks he is simply being paranoid, but then discovers that it’s not paranoia if everyone really is out to get you! And they are! In droves! Poor Atticus.
Kevin just keeps getting better and better as a writer. Gave this one a 5/5 as I just couldn’t put it down, then went back and reread favorite parts! Needless to say, it was a long night.
I’d recommend reading these books in order, just because the journey is so much fun! The writing is amazing, characters are awesome (I want to adopt Oberon!), the plots are all well-paced, and I can do nothing but gush about this series! If you haven’t read them yet, what are you waiting for???