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Hammered by Kevin Hearne REVIEW

Hammered by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles #3)

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Synopsis from Goodreads
Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully—he’s ruined countless lives and killed scores of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready to get his vengeance, and he’s asked his friend Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the Druids, to help take down this Norse nightmare.

One survival strategy has worked for Atticus for more than two thousand years: stay away from the guy with the lightning bolts. But things are heating up in Atticus’s home base of Tempe, Arizona. There’s a vampire turf war brewing, and Russian demon hunters who call themselves the Hammers of God are running rampant. Despite multiple warnings and portents of dire consequences, Atticus and Leif journey to the Norse plain of Asgard, where they team up with a werewolf, a sorcerer, and an army of frost giants for an epic showdown against vicious Valkyries, angry gods, and the hammer-wielding Thunder Thug himself.


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 Bloody, bloody hell! A total annihilation, a massacre in the end. This is one of the best showdowns I've ever read in UF. This was how I felt...

RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY!

Undoubtedly the best book in series so far. 


Atticus is absolutely marvellous in his particular ruthless Celtic practicality. Bound by his debt to Leif, he agrees to take him and a team of other supernaturals/gods mortally offended by Thor to Asgard to kill Thunder God.

Aticus being Atticus ties all the loose ends, arranges for everyone to be taken care of or to have an escape route in case of his death (and there is a strong possibility of his demise) and does his way of team bonding where each supernatural tells their story explaining why they want to kill Thor.

The stories are absolutely wonderful and give you a pretty good idea why Thor deserves to die. This is the first time I see him portrayed negatively in a book, and I really liked that.

Also, Perun, Slavic god of Thunder was totally awesome with his pigeon English, homemade vodka and generous Russian soul. I loved him!

The playful tone of the book in the beginning when Atticus journeys to Asgard for the first time to steal the apples of immortality very soon gives way to much darker and grimmer mood. The tension rises with each page and every story, and the last battle sequences are amazing.

This is what Kevin Hearne's talents are - you feel like you're right in the thick of it, pumped up on adrenaline, jittery and exhausted in the end. I have NO CLUE as to what happens next, but whatever it is it will be cardinally different from the first three books.

Well done, Kevin Hearne, very well done! Recommended for all fans of UF.

Hounded - 9/10
Hexed - 9.5/10

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Вообще получилась какая-то Великолепная Семёрка, полная историй из жизни команды богов и паранормальных существ. которую ведёт в Асгард Аттикус чтобы убить Тора.

А схватки, а финальная битва! Я была в полном восторге!

Кратко по сюжету: Аттикус пообещал Лейфу что поможет ему пробраться в Асгард, чтобы убить Тора из-за личной вендетты, а тот подобрал команду единомышленников, которые также как он жаждут пролить кровь скандинавского бога.

Среди них китайский демибог, финнский бог, Перун, вервульф и сам вампир Лейф. Аттикус заставляет всю команду обменяться историями их мести перед тем как перенести их в Асгард пока они сидят в сибирской тайге попивая чай.

Сами истории безумно интересны, и после них уже самому очень хочется завалить Тора. Перун вообще душка, с ломаным английским, палёным самогоном и широкой русской душой! Я за него жутко болела.

Талант Кевина в том, что он затаскивает читателя в самую гущу событий, и тебя не отпускает пока всё не закончится. По большому счёту, Hammered подвела жирный итог трём книгам, и теперь я совершенно не знаю, что произойдёт с Аттикусом дальше.

Очень рекомендую серию всем поклонникам городского фэнтэзи!

9/10

4 comments:

Disincentive said...

Hello :) I'm your follower. I made a new blog with reviews yesterday. I just posted my first review! Would be amazing if you could check it out :) I would be really happy for any follow, comment, criticism! I'm newbie, so I really appreciate any help!

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http://disincentive-reviews.blogspot.com/2012/03/01-vampires-of-hollywood-adrienne.html

Pabkins said...

golly I have the first three books of this series I believe and I still have yet to read them. I'm so hesitant right now to start a new series...I know i need to dig in though.

Disincentive said...

Writing here not to spam on your giveaway :)

You know, it's something wrong with the cover to be honest - I can't see part of it (it's covered with white) but when I click to make it bigger it's okay. Maybe just something with file? But title is okay on my computer (: Ah, and size of my font is pretty much the same as on your blog - so I guess it's only your netbook. Or check on computer, maybe I'm just blind :D

Thank you so much!
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kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Don't you hate sometimes when the covers get weirdly messed up? :))) I actually think it's that writing next to it to blame. Glad your font is fine, must be my netbook reads it weirdly. Since my laptop died I have to suffer with the hobbit screen on it :) Congrats again on starting your blog!

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