The Grimoire of the Lamb by Kevin Hearne

February 23rd, 2018 Kimberly Review 20 Comments

23rd Feb
The Grimoire of the Lamb by Kevin Hearne
The Grimoire of the Lamb
by Kevin Hearne
Series: Iron Druid Chronicles #0.4
Narrator: Luke Daniels
Length: 3 hours and 17 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchase
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Narration: 5 cups

There's nothing like an impromptu holiday to explore the birthplace of modern civilisation, but when Atticus and Oberon pursue a book-stealing Egyptian wizard - with a penchant for lamb - to the land of the pharaohs, they find themselves in hot, crocodile-infested water.

The trip takes an even nastier turn when they discover the true nature of the nefarious plot they've been drawn into. On the wrong side of the vengeful cat goddess Bast and chased by an unfathomable number of her yowling four-legged disciples, Atticus must find a way to appease or defeat Egypt's deadliest gods - before his grimoire-grabbing quarry uses them to turn him into mincemeat.

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The Grimoire of the Lamb by Kevin Hearne shares a time when Atticus still owned Third Eye Books and was referenced in the series and Besieged. Atticus receives a phone call about a rare Egyptian cookbook that he stole in the short called, The Eye of Horus (Besieged).

The book, the Grimoire of Lambs is a recipe book so Atticus considers selling it but is still leery so he informs the man he must appear in person to negotiate the sale. Using his sword he discovers the book is not just a harmless cookbook, but before he can stop him the man flees with the grimoire. Atticus and Oberon travel to Egypt, a place Atticus has avoided since he angered a certain god of cats. The tale that unfolds has feral cats, angry gods, moats, crocodiles, and demons!

Kevin Hearne is truly talented and is able to whip up a fully satisfying tale regardless of the length. I love that this was available on Audio, in fact, most of his novellas are. Luke Daniels has become the voice of these characters and I cannot imagine Hearne without Daniels. For fans of the series, I encourage you to grab The Grimoire of the Lamb.

As an added bonus the audiobook contains the short Clan Rathskellar. (Iron Druid Chronicles #0.5) and shares events that take place ten months before Hounded. Please note, you can download the story as a PDF right from Goodreads. I enjoyed this tale filled with gnomes, fairies and an evil creature known as a Kobold. This was a nice set up for the series, introducing Atticus and Oberon as it gave us a taste of the world.

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20 Responses to “The Grimoire of the Lamb by Kevin Hearne”

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    I’ll have to make sure I don’t miss this or any of the other novellas in the series once I get started on it. I did pick up Hounded on Audible…it was on sale for $4.95! 🙂

  2. Melanie Simmons

    I don’t think I’ve listened to this one. I need to see about remedying that. I love Kevin Hearne and Luke Daniels. Both are so great.

  3. Heidi

    I am pretty sure I read this one, there are so many. Novellas in the series, I have lost track. I agree, I can’t read the books, Luke Daniels is the voice of the characters. This series is why Luke Daniels is one of my all time favorite narrators. I am looking forward to the last book, but so sad to see it end.

    • Kimberly

      I agree with you Heidi. I am going to try his new series and Daniels narrates that. It looks more high fantasy though.

  4. Mary

    I totally have to get this series. I just know I will enjoy it! Your reviews are just awesome!

  5. cindy

    I like the sound of this. Once again I ask myself why don’t I dip onto this gene? Great review!