Kevin Hearne creates the ultimate Atticus OSullivan adventure in the grand finale of the New York Times bestselling Iron Druid Chronicles: an epic battle royale against the Norse gods of Asgard.Unchained from fate, the Norse gods Loki and Hel are ready to unleash Ragnarok, a.k.a. the Apocalypse, upon the earth. Theyve made allies on the darker side of many pantheons, and theres a globe-spanning battle brewing that ancient Druid Atticus OSullivan will be hard-pressed to survive, much less win.Granuaile MacTiernan must join immortals Sun Wukong and Erlang Shen in a fight against the Yama Kings in Taiwan, but she discovers that the stakes are much higher than she thought.Meanwhile, Archdruid Owen Kennedy must put out both literal and metaphorical fires from Bavaria to Peru to keep the world safe for his apprentices and the future of Druidry.And Atticus recruits the aid of a tyromancer, an Indian witch, and a trickster god in hopes that theyll give him just enough leverage to both save Gaia and see another sunrise. There is a hound named Oberon who deserves a snack, after all....
|Title||:||Scourged (The Iron Druid Chronicles #9)|
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Scourged (The Iron Druid Chronicles #9) Reviews
A fun romp, with an ending like a punch in the gut. I miss these books so much already.
A bit too much "cheap jokes" and on the easy side for the big dramatic finale of the series - but all in all good fun. Even Granuaile wasn't as annoying as she was for a while, and instead kicked some ass.
All the important characters got to appear again and get their proper ending - so in that way the book was a very well worked out end to the series that managed to balance closure with an open end to what would happen next in each of their lives.
Plenty of action and the humorous parts that were ...more
What a shitty ending! I was (view spoiler)[worried things between Atticus and Granuaile weren't going well and then this is what she does? Way to kick a guy when he's down. I know Atticus made a huge mistake with Freya, but people make mistakes! I hope he finds someone who'll be happy to start a family with him and raise little Druids in the future and then Granuaile realizes what she missed out on. She can rot in hell for all I care! (hide spoiler)]
The only good parts were with Owen and Oberon. ...more
Four and a half stars: A fitting finale to a favorite series.
For Atticus O’ Sullivan it is time to pay the piper. Unfortunately over the last few years, Atticus has unwittingly through his deals and alliances unleashed Ragnarok, Hell on earth or the Apocalypse. Leading the charge are Loki and Hel. Desperate times calls for desperate measures, and thus, Atticus is wheeling and dealing at the last moment to call out all favors and strike bargains and alliances anew to turn the tide.
Meanwhile, Gra ...more
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Original review can be found at Booknest.
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Well, that’s it. After nine books, we’ve finally reached the end of the road.
Reading this series has been among the most fun I’ve ever had reading. Hearne has spun a wonderful tale with an amazing cast of characters. So many of these characters have come to feel like friends and even family. Atticus, our main character, has gotten into some terrible scrapes throughout the series, and everything he’s done comes to ...more
Let me start off by saying I can see what he was attempting to do here. When you have a nine book series hoping around the world all leading up to the end of the world, you're going to want to create and 'epic' finally band bring in all the characters met along the way. Hearne just does a really poor job of executing it. Several times he has massive threats neutralized swiftly and easily.
1. Midgardsormr - Kills 2 sheep and then gets one shotted by Lacksha.
2. Surtur - One shotted b ...more
This was an okay end to a pretty good series. Atticus loses any and all badassedness and relies on others to solve all of his problems. Owen's parts were great and on their own would have been about a 4.5 to 5 star. But Granuaille's arc and her decision making in the end ruined her portions and character for me. As well Ragnarok seemed underwhelming for something that has been being built up for 6 books and many novellas. It is not an unearned conclusion to the series, but it isn't a welcome one