Thursday, May 8, 2014
It's Hammer Time*
Hammered by Kevin Hearne
Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully—he’s ruined countless lives and killed scores of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready to get his vengeance, and he’s asked his friend Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the Druids, to help take down this Norse nightmare.
One survival strategy has worked for Atticus for more than two thousand years: stay away from the guy with the lightning bolts. But things are heating up in Atticus’s home base of Tempe, Arizona. There’s a vampire turf war brewing, and Russian demon hunters who call themselves the Hammers of God are running rampant. Despite multiple warnings and portents of dire consequences, Atticus and Leif journey to the Norse plain of Asgard, where they team up with a werewolf, a sorcerer, and an army of frost giants for an epic showdown against vicious Valkyries, angry gods, and the hammer-wielding Thunder Thug himself.
Rate & take
*I went for the cheap title and can't apologize, it was just too easy. But I think it is forgivable since said hammer belongs to Thor.
This is book three in the Iron Druid series and continues on a solid course. The beginning of the book threw me for a bit because it jumped right into a mission only talked about in book two as an, 'I really need to do this in the next few months'. Once passed this part of the book I felt I really settled in and began to enjoy myself again.