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)|
|Number of Pages||:||288 pages|
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Scourged (The Iron Druid Chronicles #9) Reviews
I'm amazed, satisfied, filled with humor and equal dismay.
*wail* This is the end of the Iron Druid. The story of Atticus is done. *wail*
Fortunately, this last book is a wildly good ride, featuring a better Hel and Loki from some movies we've seen, a Ragnarok with full pantheons of the Greek and the Fae on board, as well as a number of great cameos from Jesus, Coyote, and the Monkey King.
This is one hell of a big blowout and it's time for Atticus to account for starting it.
And then there's the Oa ...more
The audio opens with a recap of the series delivered by Oberon and gads Luke Daniels is such a gifted narrator. The story picks up right after events in Besieged and is broken up into three narratives as Atticus, Granuaile, and Owen each face battles during Ragnarok. A prophesied apocalypse in which the Earth burns. The chapters are short and fast-paced as we spend time with each.
Granuaile is sent to Taiwan to fight against the Yama Kings alongside immortals Sun Wukong and Erlang Shen. Before ...more
This was a bit of a sad ending for a series which I have previously enjoyed very much. I liked some of it but wish the author had not gone for the three separate story lines. It really did not work and all I could think of was that the three Druids should have been there together for the battle that could end the world. Why were they playing around with fancy tea, Monkey kings and talking sloths (don't ask!) when they should have been out there helping to bring down Loki.
And the ending was reall ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed the Druid series but I am afraid Scourged left me cold. The final Ragnarok battle felt totally disjointed and jumbled. Whilst the main character did warrant some payback for some of his decisions in earlier books the various outcomes were at the same time unexpected and overkill.
Overall the entire book felt like the author was running out of steam and was trying to gather up all the loose ends and finalise each one in what turned out a very amateurish fashion.
I think his m ...more
I award this book 1 billion wagging dog tails for a fulfilling, unexpected finale to what has been one of my favorite series.
Some spoiler-y thoughts on "the Granuaile situation": (read at your own peril)
(view spoiler)[I've read many reviews of people upset at Granuaile for breaking up with Atticus.
A few thoughts:
1) you are always allowed to walk away from the person you are dating, especially when you realize that there is a fundamental, insurmountable difference in the way you see things. Th ...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
Well its but anticlimactic. Book come to its logical conclusion and I agree with it mostly, but like ending of Inheritace it is seriously unsatisfying.
Granuaile went from far left feminism spewing eco terrorist back to actual character. Big plus for that.
Well I hope there will be more Meaty Mysteries and perhaps some offshoot series with Owen and SloMo the Sloth.
Scourged is a great ending to a great series.
There is a satisfying climax with everyone piling in. Every one gets their comeuppance. Lots of humour. Lots of gaia stuff. Significant character development.
Basically, you will like Scourged if you liked the other Iron Druid books.