Trapped by Kevin Hearne

February 19th, 2018 Kimberly Review 11 Comments

19th Feb
Trapped by Kevin Hearne
by Kevin Hearne
Series: Iron Druid Chronicles, #5
Narrator: Luke Daniels
Length: 9 hours and 2 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchase
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Narration: 5 cups

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

urban Fave Narrator Mythology well written

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.

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11 Responses to “Trapped by Kevin Hearne”

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    I can’t tell you how excited about this series you have me, Kimberly! Luckily, I just got my new audible credits! 😉 The blending of so much mythology along with the action and the strong characters…I really wish I could start right now!! 🙂

  2. Nadene

    This series sound good. I must confess it is the first I am hearing of it. Glad you are enjoying it. It is good to know it is still going strong.

  3. Tyler H. Jolley

    I kinda forgot about this series, I’m glad you reminded. Great review as always, Kimba.

  4. Mary

    I have not started this series. I am glad you are loving it tho. I love when a series is just that darn good that you can’t wait to get your hands on the next and the next. That hasn’t happened to me in a while. It’s great that they are using the same voice for the narration that way you fall in love and that makes the book even better.

    Happy reading!

  5. Nick

    I know how much you love this series, Kim, so I’m glad that it’s still going strong. Sounds like listening to the audio is a whole other experience too!
    Great review!