Dec 31, 2013

Mini Review--Two Ravens and One Crow by Kevin Hearne

Atticus O’Sullivan is back in an all-new, action-packed, laugh-out-loud novella from the author of The Iron Druid Chronicles. Two-thousand-year-old Atticus may have outwitted and outfought everyone from Odin to Bacchus, but in this eBook original, he’s about to discover what comes around when you go around messing with gods.

Six years into the training of his beautiful apprentice, Granuaile, a large crow swoops down and transforms into none other than the Morrigan, a goddess who insists that Atticus come with her at once. He must leave his apprentice behind, along with his Irish wolfhound, Oberon—and he must also leave his sword. The Morrigan has always taken extreme pleasure in pronouncing the Druid’s mortal danger and imminent doom, so the fact that she won’t reveal the purpose of their journey makes him very nervous. Of course, any time the Celtic Chooser of the Slain drops in unannounced, it’s never good. When she does let slip that she’ll be saving his life in the near future, Atticus is left to wonder . . . will he soon be giving his legions of enemies something to crow about?

Kevin Hearne's Two Ravens and One Crow came free with the purchase of Hunted in paperback format! 1 book and 1 novella for whatever it was that I paid back in June! What a deal! Although, downside is that I had to backtrack with this one. This is story 4.5, so we're in the midst of Granuaile training when Atticus is called away by Morrigan to "help" her out with something.

Turns out she wanted Atticus to meet with Odin so that they could work out a compromise. Things have been pretty heated between them after book 2, Hammered, and all. Those details were a bit lost to me, but the general concept was there! This also explained to me why Odin and Atticus were amicable with one another in Hunted! See, reading novellas really does help!

As I said, reading novellas does help with understanding little tidbits of info here and there. And that is very true. Things that took place in Hunted make sense to me now. Anyway...this one basically is what I said it was, Odin and Atticus come to a truce of sorts. We also learn how Atticus came by with his ImmortaliTea--not sure I spelt that right--and basically how he became to be the never aging Druid that he is. I love a good backstory and sometimes you don't always get that in the novels, so that's where novellas come in.

This was a nice, fast-paced little read. It's also kind of fun at times to backtrack and see how "frustrated" Atticus was before he and Granuaile get together. And of course Oberon is always to die for with his doggie wisdoms and all. Sadly, he and Granuaile weren't there for the majority of the story, but did make an appearance at the beginning and end.

I would recommend reading this one anyway, no matter where you are in the series, if you can read it accurately, great! If not, still give it a go! Novellas are meant to be devoured in one sitting and this one definitely fits the bill in that regard, plus it's another amazing adventure of one, Atticus O'Sullivan!

Overall Rating 4/5 stars

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