NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Iron Druid Atticus O'Sullivan, hero of Kevin Hearne's epic urban fantasy series, has a point to make-and then drive into a vampire's heart. When a Druid has lived for two thousand years like Atticus, he's bound to run afoul of a few vampires. Make that legions of them. Even his former friend and legal counsel turned out to be a bloodsucking backstabber. Now the toothy troublemakers-led by power-mad pain-in-the-neck Theophilus-have become a huge problem requiring a solution. It's time to make a stand. As always, Atticus wouldn't mind a little backup. But his allies have problems of their own. Ornery archdruid Owen Kennedy is having a wee bit of troll trouble: Turns out when you stiff a troll, it's not water under the bridge. Meanwhile, Granuaile is desperate to free herself of the Norse god Loki's mark and elude his powers of divination-a quest that will bring her face-to-face with several Slavic nightmares. As Atticus globetrots to stop his nemesis Theophilus, the journey leads to Rome. What better place to end an immortal than the Eternal City? But poetic justice won't come without a price: In order to defeat Theophilus, Atticus may have to lose an old friend. Don't miss any of Kevin Hearne's phenomenal Iron Druid Chronicles novels: HOUNDED | HEXED | HAMMERED | TRICKED | TRAPPED | HUNTED | SHATTERED | STAKED Praise for Kevin Hearne and The Iron Druid Chronicles "[The Iron Druid books] are clever, fast paced and a good escape."-Jason Weisberger, Boing Boing "Celtic mythology and an ancient Druid with modern attitude mix it up in the Arizona desert in this witty new fantasy series."-Kelly Meding, author of Chimera "Outrageously fun."-The Plain Dealer, on Hounded "Superb . . . plenty of quips and zap-pow-bang fighting."-Publishers Weekly (starred review), on Hounded "Exciting . . . [Atticus] is one of the best main characters currently present in the urban fantasy genre."-Fantasy Book Critic, on Tricked "Funny, razor-sharp . . . plenty of action, humor, and mythology."-Booklist (starred review), on Shattered
Kevin Hearne has been known to frolic unreservedly with dogs. He is probably frolicking right now and posing to his dog such timeless rhetorical classics as "Who's a good boy?" and "Who wants a snack?" He hugs trees, rocks out to old-school heavy metal, and still reads comic books. He lives with his wife and daughter in a wee, snug cottage.