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text 2017-08-10 22:25
A Slavic god goes to a Cuddle Dungeon
Besieged - Kevin Hearne

I'm dying.  This story is amazing.

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text 2017-08-10 20:17
Save me from Oberon
Besieged - Kevin Hearne

I know he's going to be slightly less obnoxious in text not audio, but this dog is so bloody annoying.

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text 2017-08-04 16:36
a generally good audio book
Besieged - Kevin Hearne

But dear lord, every time the narrator does the dog's voice I want to smash the speakers.

 

I'll have to pick up and read the books at some point.

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quote 2017-08-03 21:29
It kind of makes his work even more amazing when you think about it... you don't read Hamlet and think "this man could not avoid stepping in shit every day of his life."
Besieged - Kevin Hearne

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review 2017-07-29 04:51
A must for Iron Druid fans
Besieged - Kevin Hearne
"Tell me about the old days, Atticus, when you were wee and had to walk both ways uphill in feces because no one had toilets."


Granuaile's request for a story around the campfire during her training sets the stage for this collection of stories from The Iron Druid Chronicles, primarily about events that took place prior to the first time we meet Atticus. Thankfully, we don't get as much fecal matter as she suggests (although, it is there).

 

We see Atticus in San Francisco during the Gold Rush; in Egypt, annoying that pantheon (and setting the stage for complications in a previously published short story); in London, meeting and influencing a certain Bard of Avon; we also get a bit of post-Tricked action and learn why Atticus doesn't spend much time in Nebraska. I enjoyed all of these -- I don't know that I got amazing new insights in to any of the characters, it was just nice to see them in low-risk adventures. Time with Atticus and Oberon (and the rest) is almost always time well spent.

 

Not all of the stories were from Atticus' perspective. These weren't as appealing to me, but I did enjoy them. I wasn't crazy about the story featuring Flidias and Perun -- the setting was pretty off-putting for me. Although I did enjoy Perun's narration and in the end the story won me over. There's a story from Granuaile's perspective about enforcing the agreement to rid Poland of vampires. This was the most I've liked her since Trapped, which was quite a relief. Of the two stories told from Owen's perspective, the one set post-Staked worked better for me than the one about his life before he became anyone's archdruid. I really like watching Owen try to train this group of children while attempting to keep from recreating the mistakes of the past.

 

I can't say much about the last story, because it takes place immediately before the series finale, due next year. It whet my appetite for the last book, for sure (not that I needed it) -- and reminded me that I might need to keep a supply of Kleenex handy.

 

Not as good as a novel, but a satisfying collection of tales in this world. A must for fans -- casual or die-hard.

Source: irresponsiblereader.com/2017/07/28/besieged-by-kevin-hearne
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