Fantasy – Fiction Book Review: Tricked

Tricked by Kevin Hearne

Atticus O’Sullivan is the only living druid and would like to stay that way. Some Norse gods want revenge and have hunted down Atticus in retaliation for his recent escapade. So he is appreciative when the Native American god Coyote disguises himself as Atticus and lets the Norse gods murder Coyote in his place. As Coyote can regenerate his body after every death. When Coyote asks a favor from Atticus, he soon realizes it’s not as simple as it seems. And the trickster god Coyote has tricked Atticus into fighting nearby evil skinwalkers for him. And unfortunately, that won’t be the only betrayal Atticus will soon face.

Hearne’s fantastic characters, pop culture references, and satirical wit have made this one of my favorite new series. Atticus’ latest adventure doesn’t take him far from home, but gives him new challenges just the same. His relationship with his apprentice has been handled well. There is attraction there, but their mentoring relationship has made any chemistry between them fizzle and seem awkward.

The fourth installment in the Iron Druid Chronicles is action-packed and even-paced. With overwhelming odds, creative use magic, and his trusty sidekick Oberon – Atticus never fails to entertain. With a new supply of new magical bad guys to fight while trying to hide his presence from the rest, Tricked is another engaging and entertaining read. Don’t miss this incredible urban fantasy series.

Tricked releases from Del Rey on April 24, 2012.

3 thoughts on “Fantasy – Fiction Book Review: Tricked”

  1. SFChick, I am soooo jealous!! 🙂 Thank you for the great review. I’m really looking forward to this one. This is an amazing series that I’d recommend to anyone with even a miniscule liking of fantasy. Kevin Hearne is a great writer, and any fan of Harry Dresden will love Atticus.

    Just a little nugget of info – this is book four, and Kevin has just finished writing book five, Trapped. I think this series will stay strong and will continue for a good while. Something we all look for in a series.

    One more thing. I have an Audible account, so I listened to the first three books after reading them. It’s a great way to experience these stories. The reader is perfect, and Atticus and Oberon really come to life.

    Thanks again, SFChick!

  2. This is one of my new favorite series, took me all of one day to finish Tricked. Looking forward to the next installment come November

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