Besieged

Besieged

Stories From the Iron Druid Chronicles

Book - 2017
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"he ancient gods are alive and well in the modern world in this hilarious, action-packed collection of original short stories featuring Atticus O’Sullivan, the two-thousand-year-old Irishman from Kevin Hearne’s New York Times bestselling Iron Druid Chronicles.• In ancient Egypt, Atticus agrees to raid a secret chamber underneath the library of Alexandria, dodging deadly traps, only to learn that on-site security includes two members of the Egyptian pantheon.• At a Kansas carnival, fun and games turns to murder and mayhem, thanks to soul-snatching demons and flesh-craving ghouls luring visitors into an all-too-real house of horrors.• Verily, in olde England, striking up a friendship with William Shakespeare lands both Atticus and the Bard in boiling hot water with a trio of infamous witches.• During the Gold Rush, the avatar of greed himself turns the streets of San Francisco red with blood and upsets the elemental Sequoia. Atticus may have to fight fire with fire if he’s going to restore balance. More, you say? Indeed there is--including bogeymen, vampire hordes, wrathful wraiths, and even a journey to the realm of the dead. Prepare to be besieged with nine tantalizing tales--not to be missed, never to be forgotten."--From publisher.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, 2017
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: FICTION HEA
Characteristics: 235 p. ; 25 cm

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wildfireheart
Mar 15, 2019

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Kyanite
Aug 20, 2017

This collection is mostly new material (only two of the stories have been previously published), so series fans shouldn't miss it. All the stories are good, but Cuddle Dungeon, narrated by Perun, was the standout for me.

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Aevets
Aug 10, 2017

A good addition to the Iron Druid series however I didn't enjoy this book as much as the series in general. I was expecting a new novel with explorations of pantheons as in the rest of the series. What we got was a bunch of short stories. They were good, but to me, it didn't live up to the expectation that the author has given us in previous readings.

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