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and 12 years later........,
This review is from: Trapped (Iron Druid Chronicles) (Mass Market Paperback)
Twelve years on from the previous book, Iron Druid Atticus is ready to bind his apprentice to the Earth and create a new druid. While he has been training Granuaile everyone has considered him dead, but now his secret is out and everyone is after him, from Roman Gods to vampires and Dark Elves. Can he find the time to bind his apprentice? At when will he go on the offensive?
These books are great fun, well researched and clever in the approach and humour, but this was probably the weakest of the series so far. The plot is a little confusing and rushed at times and loses a little of the charm we have seen in the previous books. Yep, the relationship with his dog and Granuaile is funny at times, but we have seen the sausage obsession in the previous books. The series is at its best when it goes "American Gods" and explores elements of Gods and worship that are unexpected. I recall an interaction with Jesus in a previous book as being an utter delight. Less of that here with a strong Roman and Norse bent and the book is slightly the worse for it. It also ends with a few unresolved issues, presumably to be picked up in the next book, something that also felt a little unsatisfying.
But not a bad book, just not as great as we have come to expect.