Jun 4, 2013

Review--Trapped by Kevin Hearne

After twelve years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave.

Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge—but he’ll have to get in line behind an ancient vampire, a band of dark elves, and an old god of mischief, who all seem to have KILL THE DRUID at the top of their to-do lists.

After years of being behind in this series, I am now finally caught up! Kevin Hearne's Trapped doesn't actually pick up where we left off in Tricked. It's been twelve years, Granualie is nearly ready to become the second Druid in the world, she just has to be bound to the earth and get her tattoos. Basically an initiation of  sorts, but there's quite a few problems getting in the way and things are not in her and Atticus's favor.

Everyone thought that these two were dead, and when the word gets out that they are alive, old enemies coming gunning for them. Bacchus, the Roman god is back and clamoring for revenge. Leif is also around looking to "make amends" plus yet another old and powerful vampire, Theophilus wants Atticus for something, then there's Hel who is reigning crazy wherever she walks. Add to that Loki is on the loose and there's a large gathering of dark elves who want Atticus dead, for real this time. All in the day of a life of a Druid!

There is always an abundance of action in these books that I find most entertaining! There's never a dull moment and it seems that Atticus will not be getting a break for the foreseeable future and beyond! 

I am trying to remember what happened in the first half that I read before we got that nasty storm on Friday, add to that the hectic no-power filled weekend, and my mind is a bit scattered-brain! The second half was very exciting though! It pretty much concludes what happened in the first which involved Atticus trying to get Granualie bound to the earth to become a Druid, but people--or things--kept interrupting. And when they finally manage the task, there's still a whole lot to do and Granualie is just fresh in her Druid-ness.

Granualie though can kick some ass! For being the female role and yet not the lead, she is pretty freaking awesome! And Atticus too, he's one bad ass Druid! To complete the trio, we have Oberon, the Irish wolfhound who has truly stolen my heart! I love that dog, he's so funny and I know I say that in every review for this series, but it's the truth! Oberon truly brings the laughs into this series!

This time around, the romance, albeit not centrally focused on, heats up a little more. Granualie and Atticus take things a little further this go around since they are no longer trainer and apprentice. And from what there was to see, I enjoyed. I also like the fact that Kevin keeps the story moving along and doesn't stop every now and then to add in more romantic moments between the two. I guess it's a guy thing not to focus on the romance, but it makes for a nice change of pace!

The ending to this one was, yet again, spectacular! There's another amazing battle that you can actually see when reading. How tense and dire the situation is and then when you think there's a moment's pause to breathe, you're taken by surprise with the need to run for your life! Needless to say, this one ends with a bit more of a cliffhanger! Luckily the next novel comes out in a few weeks, but will I get to it at that point in time? Who's to say, but I will definitely be reading it somewhere down the line!

Overall Rating 5/5 stars


1 comment:

  1. I haven't heard of that one before! Sounds amazing....great review(:


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