cover image Shattered


Kevin Hearne. Del Rey, $26 (352p) ISBN 978-0-345-54848-1

The thing about binding yourself with iron to help keep angry fey off you is that it tends to annoy them even more. Druid and action hero Atticus O'Sullivan seems to have a knack for annoying fey, and a few odd gods and goddesses as well. In this fast moving, kick-ass seventh Iron Druid Chronicles installment (following 2013's Hunted), Atticus is running from a very peeved Loki, while Fand of the Tuatha D%C3%A9 Danann definitely doesn't like the iron binding. Now that Atticus's apprentice, Granuaile, and his recently reawakened Archdruid are helping him, it appears that the immortals are picking sides. The question is, will those who back Atticus outnumber those who'd like to see him pulverized? Hearne brings plenty of action and entertainment as the intrepid druids hop from Colorado to Japan to T%C3%ADr na n%C3%93g, rounding up their partisans in preparation for an upcoming epic battle. Agent: Evan Goldfried, Jill Grinberg Literary Management. (June)