Thursday, October 19, 2017

Book Review: Staked (Iron Druid Chronicles, book 8), By Kevin Hearne

Staked (Iron Druid Chronicles, book 8)

With the vampire threat hurting people he cares about, Atticus sets out to eliminate it, but when you're outnumbered by the thousands that's easier said than done.

Unlike the prior seven Iron Druid books, Staked is a sad and depressing story despite the various humor throughout. It's told from three points of view(POV) with Owen and Granuwaile off on their own quests/adventures. Atticus and Granuwaile's POV are so similar in tone that it is possible to loose track of who's head you are in. Additionally there are times when Granuwaile's perspective seems unauthentic as a female (admittedly, this is a matter of perspective).  Staked doesn't function well as a stand alone and I encourage readers interested in the Iron Druid Chronicles to start at the beginning of the series.

Staked is an adult urban fantasy and includes:
  • Profanity: F word, D*mn, Sh*t
  • Destruction of public property & Stealing
  • Branding
  • References to arses, hides, bollocks, male private parts
  • Some suggestive remarks
  • Implied sex (no detail) and references to persons having recently had sex (rumpled appearance referenced, but very little else)
  • A dismembered person
  • A god explodes (references to exploded Icor/body messy and gross)
  • Lots of bodies come apart in gross ways (mostly references to blood and goo)
  • Injuring of an unequal opponent as an outlet for anger

The Iron Druid Chronicles

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1 comment :

  1. I haven't read any of these, but that cover sure caught my attention. Have a great weekend.


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