Shattered by Kevin Hearne

March 15th, 2018 Kimberly Review 43 Comments

15th Mar
Shattered by Kevin Hearne
by Kevin Hearne
Series: Iron Druid Chronicles #7
Narrator: Luke Daniels
Length: 12 hours and 42 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchase
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Narration: 5 cups

For nearly 2,000 years, only one Druid has walked the Earth - Atticus O’Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword have kept him alive as he’s been pursued by a pantheon of hostile deities. Now he’s got company.

Atticus’ apprentice, Granuaile, is at last a full Druid herself. What’s more, Atticus has defrosted an archdruid long ago frozen in time, a father figure (of sorts) who now goes by the modern equivalent of his old Irish name: Owen Kennedy.

And Owen has some catching up to do.

Atticus takes pleasure in the role reversal, as the student is now the teacher. Between busting Atticus’s chops and trying to fathom a cell phone, Owen must also learn English. For Atticus, the jury’s still out on whether the wily old coot will be an asset in the epic battle with Norse god Loki - or merely a pain in the arse.

But Atticus isn’t the only one with daddy issues. Granuaile faces a great challenge: to exorcise a sorcerer’s spirit that is possessing her father in India. Even with the help of the witch Laksha, Granuaile may be facing a crushing defeat.

As the trio of Druids deals with pestilence-spreading demons, bacon-loving yeti, fierce flying foxes, and frenzied Fae, they’re hoping that this time, three’s a charm.

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Shattered by Kevin Hearne is the seventh novel in the Druid Chronicles. I am continuing my audiobook binge thanks to the brilliant narration delivered by Luke Daniels. In Shattered, a new character, Owen Kennedy added terrific humor and banter. Of course, there is also plenty of danger and heart-pounding action.

The Iron Druid series is brilliant, well-paced, hilarious and utterly addictive. Atticus is a two-thousand-year-old Druid is tasked with helping Owen Kennedy his long-ago teacher acclimate to this modern world.All while dealing with some pesky vampires.  Granuaile is now a full-fledged druid and the first new one in centuries and will face down a demon.

Hearne tells the story using three POV’s delivered from Atticus, Granuaile, and Owen. While I enjoyed each storyline, Shattered, almost felt like three separate novellas. The transitions from POV to POV weren’t quite as smooth as I would have liked, perhaps choppy is a better word.

Hearne brings us Yeti, flying foxes and hilarious moments in Shattered. For the first time, Granuaile is not by Atticus’s side. Instead, she has Orliath, her trusted wolfhound with her. She is dealing with her own issues and facing down a demon in India. Her thread was intense, filled with sacrifice, pain, and danger. Granuaile for the first time annoyed me a little. I love our kickass druid, but it is quite clear she has some issues with her past.

Archdruid Owen’s thread was hilarious as Atticus acclimates him to our present-day world. From the immortal tea scene to meeting the werewolves I laughed until there were tears. I loved the humor and seeing Owen adjust. Some of his comments were so truthful I burst out laughing. It was delightful seeing student and teacher together especially since their roles are reversed.

Meanwhile, Atticus is busy helping Owen but also searching to find out who amongst the Tuatha De Danann are plotting against him. This thread brings us answers, danger and upheaval.

While we didn’t get as much of Oberon’s voice as I would have liked, time spent with him and Orliath were humorous as we watched their friendship bloom and were treated to gravy talk.

I recommend that you listen to the Iron Druid Chronicles. Luke Daniels is brilliant in both his execution and voices for these characters. I loved his interpretation of Owen and Orliath.

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43 Responses to “Shattered by Kevin Hearne”

  1. Daniela Ark

    oh this series this series! This series! I can TELL this is going to be like “The Others” where I AM SO excited about it that I also so get intimidated and procrastinate reading it forever because I’m worried I won’t like it??? SMH! LOL

  2. Sophia Rose

    I find books where the characters all split off in their own directions hard to focus on so I guess its good that this one comes later in the series. The two dogs talking sounds like a riot.

  3. Tyler H. Jolley

    I love the option of binging a series. But i’m still terrible about putting off the last book when I don’t want it to end. Thanks for the audio sample. Happy reading/listening, Kimba!

  4. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    And this is where I am with the series! Pretty much when the books went hardcover I fell behind…though I kept buying them! So I still need to read this one! Thankfully I am not too far behind since book 9 comes out shortly! Then it’s just a matter of getting to them all! Great review! Cannot wait to dive back into this series!

  5. Stefanie

    Okay, okay, after I read Rebel of the Sands which will be after Nevernight, I will read Hounded. Hold me to it!

  6. Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

    Don’t you love totally bingeing a series and immersing yourself in the world. I love that. Was bingeing the Seven series by Dannika Dark until I got Gaslight. Now I have to listen to it before I go back to Seven. My God I love Christian Poe

    • Kimberly

      Years ago I binged book series all the time, then stopped because I burned out, but audios are SOOO different. I had to stop every dang thing to listen to Gaslight too! Psst Poe is mine..all mine!

  7. Lily

    Going to have to try book 1 on audiobook. They don’t have it in my library so audiable it is

  8. Debbie Haupt

    Yes you have convinced me to put this on my list. I was kind of shocked to see a 4 review in a steady stream of 5s.

  9. Melliane

    that’s great that you can read the books the ones after the others. I know I keep saying that but I really need to read book 1; mainly as I have it!

  10. kindlemom1

    I just picked up the Harry Dresden series but you are seriously making me want to put it down and pick this one back up!

  11. Cindy

    Druids!! What a great premise for a series and seven books, it looks like I could have a great audio book binge with these books! Thanks for sharing.