mercredi 29 février 2012

Hexed ( The iron druid Chronicles book 2) by Kevin Hearne

             For the last day of the month i give you my opinion on Hexed second book of the series The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne.

Editor : Del Rey Books
Publication : 2011
ISBN:  0345522494
Genre: urban fantasy
Violence: strong

Langage: normal
sex: mild
Public: 18+
Source: bought

Short description from goodread :

 Atticus O'Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn't care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they're badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II.

With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas with their special brand of deadly decadence, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt. But aided by his magical sword, his neighbor's rocket-propelled grenade launcher, and his vampire attorney, Atticus is ready to sweep the town and show the witchy women they picked the wrong Druid to hex

My opinion:

      This book seemed more violent to me than the first one. The action is rapid and the reader like the hero doesn’t get a chance to rest before the end of it.  After beating his archenemy, Atticus could have hoped to take sometimes for himself but as it’s often forgotten when you beat someone powerful you just get more enemies. After dealing with a myriad of gods from nearly all pantheons, he must fight a demon that escaped the first time if he wants to stay on friendly terms with Coyote. After that, a bunch of bacchants, special kind of witches that gives a cult to Bacchus and are immune to most magic and kill people how turn them in bacchants like them. Like it wasn’t enough an old enemy, again a coven of witches, is returned allied with demons with the firm intention to kill him. Atticus needs all his allies and new ones if he wants to succeed.

What is now a novelty is the police, again there are troubles ahead but we also discover some interesting news on his neighbour. Kevin Hearne gives us a lot of hint to the future enemies and problems Atticus will have to fight but even has he drops them, he keep the tension very high. He uses a lot of “holy” figures, we meet again the Morrigan and Birghit but we discover Mary (Yes the saint one) and Coyote.

Granuaile is starting her lessons to become a druid one day, Oberon is still the same even if he changed his fancy from Attila the Hunt to a “baba cool” all peace and love. I must admit that he is my favourite so clever and spirited dog ^^.Coyote was interesting but I would have liked more of him.

I love the book but a bit less than the first one and I’m a bit afraid for the next one. I’m getting used to the different language used and it’s really helping that the author put a listing of them in the beginning. However I was a bit put off by some of the new characters so I will see how they will be developed later.

A book to recommend to the fans of mythology and urban fantasy with funny situations (because yes there is fun too, thanks to Oberon in the majority of cases).

Score:  3,5/5


Book read for the 2012 TBR reading Challenge

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