Trapped by Kevin Hearne
Series: Iron Druid Chronicles #5
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 9 hours and 2 minutes
Narrator: Luke Daniels
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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.
On the story...
Trapped felt like a fresh start in the Iron Druid Series. It's twelve years later and time for Granuaile to finally be a druid. There's lots of adventure, humor, and fun per usual but it seemed like we've turned a corner and moved on from some (but not all) of the plot that derived from the set of circumstances that occurred ages ago. I was not amused at how awesome Granuaile turned out to be right out of the box as a druid, but that's just me. I also find the romance element to be...so...unromantic. It's there but, not great. I hate generalizing but I often feel this way with male authors. The romance is a bit uninspiring. It didn't click for me but I'd be interested to hear other opinions.
On the narrator...
Of course it's my BFF and I love him. Mr. Daniels is amazing yet again. I wonder how many voices he has got in him. He's got to run out eventually right? This series has so many characters and Mr. Daniels is able to make each of them distinct. He's amazing.
Another great installment. I can't believe I read and love this series.
P.S. Anyone know agree with me on Atticus and Granuaile's romance? Which male authors do you think do a great job in the romance department (whether it is a sub-plot or main plot)?