Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s can’t wait to read selection is
Trapped by Kevin Hearne.
Publication Date: November 27th 2012
|Trapped - Del Rey|
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.
Synopsis from goodreads.com
Trapped is the fifth book in The Iron Druid Chronicles series and the first I had to wait for so far. I don't remember how I got acquainted with this urban fantasy series, but once hooked, I couldn't stop. I love the characters, especially Atticus and his hound Oberon, who distracts Atticus with his own demands: mainly sausages, movies (yeah, I know, weird right?) and French poodles. Granuaile, Atticus' apprentice, (I really don't know how to pronounce her name. There's a glossary for Irish pronunciation at the beginning of each book, but who reads glossaries anyway?) is a smart and witty character as well. I hope to read more about her in book five.
I never ask for November to come quickly - much too cold and wet for my taste - but this is an exception. I want to continue reading about Atticus and how he's going to pull his head out of the noose this time -- what with all the gods trying to take him down. Add some wit and cultural references and I guess it's going to be a very good read indeed. ;)
So, what are you waiting on this Wednesday? Let us know in the comments!