by Kevin Hearne
These books are growing on me. Atticus is crazy and Oberon, his Irish Wolfhound is pretty funny. Events seem a bit disconnected, but they seem that way and then somehow pull together. Kind of fun. And you can definitely see how actions this book will cause issues in the future.
This time around some evil witches are moving in on the area AND some Bacchants are in town reveling and wreaking havoc (they either like to have an orgy or get pissed off and kill everyone, kinda scary). High ranking fae are still moving in on Atticus and trying to learn his iron magic and get his help. They always seem to be pulling some sort of power play or another. Pretty interesting to read actually.
The action moves quickly, the dialogue is snappy and lives are on the line. I like that we are getting to know the characters a little bit more and that the secondary ones, the grumpy neighbor and the older Irish woman are less caricatures and rounding out. Atticus has an interesting romantic interlude, not sure if that will effect anything in future books, or just this one, but it was sexy and scary all rolled together. Light and fun even though there are life and death events happening. Coyote also has a bigger role this time around and is up to his usual shenanigans. Love that tricksy god. I should be getting my hands on book 3 in the next couple of days and will then devour books 3-6 pretty quickly. 3.5 stars of Atticus’ tea, they ease aches, pains and can sometimes reverse aging.