Besieged by Kevin Hearne (Audiobook)

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Originally posted on my writing blog which was active from 2010 to 2018.

Published by Del Rey. Read by Luke Daniels. Produced by Random House Audio.

The ancient gods are alive and well in the modern world in this hilarious, action-packed collection of original short stories featuring Atticus O’Sullivan, the handsome, tattooed, 2,000-year-old Irishman with extraordinary magic powers from Kevin Hearne’s New York Times best-selling Iron Druid Chronicles.

Listen time: 8 hours, 46 minutes, between 1/26/2018 and sometime in February or March?

I finished listening to this a while ago, but forgot to write about it. There isn’t much to say, really. It’s another book in the Iron Druid Chronicles, and if you liked any of the previous entries, you’ll like this one, too.

This one is a bit different in that it is a series of short stories, and not really a “main” entry in the series. If I had to guess, it is material cut from the other books because they are largely stories unrelated to anything. I still enjoyed it, though I will admit at this point that the series is probably more of a guilty pleasure than anything else.

One of the things I love about these books is the sheer magnitude of lore present. Over the course of the series, we’ve heard about just about every mythological pantheon in existence, some I knew about, and some I’d never heard of. There are cultural lessons in every book.

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