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- Print Length: 368 pages
- Publisher: Orbit (4 Sept. 2012)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B0094G4GPQ
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- Average Customer Review: 35 customer reviews
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Two Ravens and One Crow: An Iron Druid Chronicles Novella Kindle Edition
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There a few interesting revelations, and some nice little character moments. Importantly too - and on a spoiler-free basis - some past history gets cleaned up in a more or less satisfactory and realistic fashion (given we are talking urban fantasy with gods and the Wild Hunt here).
Really, if you read and liked the Iron Druid Chronicles so far, this is worth reading: for a fistful of dollars you get an hour or so's entertainment, and a nice little look ahead at some of what will probably be relevant in book 5.
However, you've got to give the people who do fork out for the novella (not me, obviously) something worth reading. And this novella did just that. It gave a surprisingly revealing glimpse into Atticus' feelings for Granuaile, as well as a closer look at the beautifully terrifying Morrigan.
I have to confess, I'm finding Atticus' befuddlement over things with Granuaile extremely sweet. He's sounding more and more like a man suffering unrequited love by the day. And even though both of them have been heading out at weekends over the last six years of Granuaile's training for 'booty calls,' it seems it's becoming more and more unfulfilling for Atticus. And those guilt ferrets really are b******s.
As I mentioned earlier, Atticus and Granuaile--going under the amazing secret identities of Sterling Silver and Betty Baker (thanks to Coyote for that one)--are approximately mid-way through Granuaile's 12-year training to become a druid. If you recall, at the end of the last book, Tricked, Atticus suffered some damage to his healing tattoo on his hand (giant mutant cockroaches will do that to you), so when the Morrigan turns up with an offer to repair it, he accepts.
You'd think at 2100 years old he'd know better than to trust the Morrigan by now. Guess not. Naturally, madness and mayhem ensues with much hilarity.
What seems abundantly clear to me whenever I read anything by Mr. Hearne--other than the fact that he is a comedic genius of course-- is that he really has a great appreciation for the mythology his series is based around; Norse and Celtic mostly. He hasn't simply chosen it because it's popular or because it comes with ready-made characters to draw from. He really seems to just love the old stories and creating his own interpretations and retellings of them. And I, in turn, enjoy reading them too.
For fans of the series, I'd definitely recommend picking this one up. It was lots of fun and surprisingly enlightening.
4 Stars ★★★★
ARC received from the publisher for an honest review
6 years after the events of the previous novel, Atticus is paid a visit by the Morrigan to deal with some unfinished business and to have an important meeting. Now, I am not saying that these events have any immediate bearing on the rest of the series, but I have a distinct impression that at some point in the future the outcome of this meeting will play an important role in Atticus' story.
That made this short adventure a quick pleasure to read.
In this Novella it's a filler and a teaser (Sorry No Spoliers)for a potential route The Author may take.
Having said that it does show that Atticus O'Sullivans actions do have FAR REACHING consequences. AS a Stand Alone Novella this is nothing that spoils or detracts from the Iron Druid Chronicles, as "Canon" it fits right in and works. Easily enjoyable with the same writing voice prevalent in all his works.
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