Saturday, January 11, 2014

Mini Review: The Grimoire of the Lamb

Title: Grimoire of the Lamb
Author: Kevin Hearne
Series: Prequel to the Iron Druid Chronicles
Published By: Del Ray (May 7, 2013)
Source: Purchased
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars!

Book Description:
There's nothing like an impromptu holiday to explore the birthplace of modern civilisation, but when Atticus and Oberon pursue a book-stealing Egyptian wizard - with a penchant for lamb - to the land of the pharaohs, they find themselves in hot, crocodile-infested water. 

The trip takes an even nastier turn when they discover the true nature of the nefarious plot they've been drawn into. On the wrong side of the vengeful cat goddess Bast and chased by an unfathomable number of her yowling four-legged disciples, Atticus must find a way to appease or defeat Egypt's deadliest gods - before his grimoire-grabbing quarry uses them to turn him into mincemeat.





I picked this up after several recommendations from bloggers and friends that I trust completely for book recommendations. Can I just say that I am so glad that I did?

Not only is this told from a male point of view (which is sadly lacking in the urban fantasy genre) but hello, his side kick is a giant talking dog! What could be better than that?

Oh yeah, add in lots of humor, some snark, magic, demons, other paranormal beings and lots and lots of action and you have one kick butt series. 

Okay, okay, this isn’t even the first book yet but rather a prequel to the series, but,  I can already tell this is one series that I don't want to miss out on. Atticus and Oberon are two characters I don't want to miss out on and if this is already this good and I am not even into the first book yet, I can only imagine how much I am going to love book one.

I can't wait to dive in and start it.







*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

23 comments:

  1. Believe it or not I have never heard of this book before. Surprise, surprise. But I must tell you that now I'm all for it. I mean side kick is a dog and it has humor in it. I'm all in. Great review, Ali :)

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    1. Please do Tanja! I wasn't sure if I would like it but I really did and I think it will only get better and better.

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  2. No one can resist Oberon! Or was that sausages?! I bet it's the sausages. :D I'm sure he'd agree.
    I really like this series, especially he first few installments. He does go into lecture mode a lot, which is sometimes a bit boring, but overall, they're loads of fun.

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    1. Yes I can already see sausages will play a big role in Oberon's life. ;)

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  3. I'm giving you fair warning right now ... Atticus is MINE! Aaaaall mine. Understand? lol. Glad you liked this. You'll enjoy Hounded even more!

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    1. LOL! I will keep that in mind Christy. ;)

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  4. I have book one of this series and so need to read it..like you peeps recommended it to me.

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  5. I'm such a big fan of the Iron Druid Chronicles but I need to play catch up, this book sounds great and I love that cover.

    A lovely review :-)

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  7. I love this series! I do agree with Maja that he goes into lecture mode a lot, but they are still fantastic! I have not read this novella though...

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    1. I kind of noticed that from all the prequels I read but I think it will be fine, wouldn't be the first time too much info was dumped in an otherwise great series.

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  8. I love your reviews! I can't wait to read it. I love the cover!

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  9. You know I adore this series. Atticus is just awesome and Oberon is always excellent comic relief. I am so glad you finally picked it up. I have not read this prequel. I guess I better do that. I am all caught up on this series and eagerly awaiting book seven. I highly recommend the audiobooks if you can.

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    1. I have thought about audio books more but I have found that I tend to zone them out if I am trying to listen to them and do something else at the same time (like house work) so I stopped listening to them. :(

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  10. I do agree, the male pov seems to lack in paranormal series. I do enjoy them myself :)

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  11. Urban fantasy from a male POV definitely sounds like something to check out. Great review.

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    1. This will be my first in UF so I am really looking forward to it. Thanks for stopping by Ellen. :)

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  12. I didn't know there was a prequel to this series! I'm kind of burned out on novellas and short stories (I've read a few lately that just didn't satisfy), but this sounds like a nice introduction to a series all my blogger pals are raving about. I'll have to give this a try! Lovely review :-)

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    1. There are actually three but this one was my favorite of the three so I only posted a review on it but I recommend all three!

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