by Kevin Hearne
Series: Iron Druid Chronicles, #5
Published by: Random House
Narrator: Luke Daniels
Length: 9 hours and 2 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
Narration Rating: 5
After twelve years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his 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
Trapped by Kevin Hearne is the fifth novel in the Iron Druid Chronicles. Once again I chose to listen to the brilliant narrations provided by Luke Daniels. Dark Elves, angry gods, and vampires all want our beloved Druid dead. Action-packed and filled with humor, friendship, and trouble at every turn, I quickly became caught up in their adventures.
I was excited to see Atticus was ready to bind Granuaile with Gaia making her the first new Druid in over 2,000 years. Unlike, Atticus who carries an ancient sword, Granuaile has a tricked out staff thanks to some crafty Fey. We see significant growth in this feisty, fearless young woman who smells like strawberry lip gloss. It was exciting to see what animals forms she would receive and watching her experience each for the first time was both humorous and amazing.
Of course, Hearne brought danger to Trapped in the form of dark elves, angry gods, and pesky vampires. One of my favorite things about the Iron Druid Chronicles is the extensive world-building using lore, myths, and gods. Hearne shares the history of the dark elves, something I was truly looking forward to. We learn more about Roman Gods, Norse Gods, Celtic Gods and even Hell. The author skillfully provided imagery that brought the stories Atticus shares to life all while our Druids and Oberon attempt to avoid death.
Thing heat up a little in Trapped and I loved these moments. Atticus has a thing for Granuaile, but as her teacher, he never acted. The binding scenes made me laugh and I loved how things evolved.
Never have I wanted an Irish Wolfhound as much as Oberon makes me want one. Getting his POV is an absolute treat and added humor during the darker moments. And we see plenty of dark times with action scene after action scene. Granuaile was a total badass, and the scene with the killer clowns was epic!
If you haven’t begun the series, I recommend listening. Never tried an audio? This is the perfect series to test the waters. Hearne’s story comes to live with the voices Luke Daniels creates. He has fast become one of my favorite narrators. His voice for Oberon is perfection.It's time for Granuaile to be bound to Gaia and the action is non-stop in Trapped by Kevin Hearne #loveaudiobooks #LukeDaniels Click To Tweet
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