Author: Kevin Hearne
Series: Prequel to the Iron Druid Chronicles
Published By: Del Ray (May 7, 2013)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars!
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.*