Two Ravens and One Crow by Kevin Hearne

Hearne2Ravens1CrowWhy I Read It: The Iron Druid Chronicles is one of my favorite series, so I couldn’t ignore this novella.

Where I Got It: Own it.

Who I Recommend This To: Seriously, if you have any liking for urban fantasy, snarky humor, or a desert setting, you need to read this series.

Narrator: Luke Daniels

Publisher: Random House Audio (2012)

Length: 2 hours 38 minutes

Series: The Iron Druid Chronicles 4.5

Hehe! I laughed my ass off for over 2 hours. If you aren’t familiar with this series, Atticus is a 2100 year old druid who is constantly getting into and out of trouble in the desert Southwest. His main companions are a sausage-craving Irish wolf hound (Oberon) and his druid-in-training kick ass friend (Granuaile). Any spelling errors are mine – I claim them wholly and completely! OK, so Kevin Hearne draws heavily on the Celtic and Nordic mythologies, and snarky, cheeky behavior abounds. This particular installment in the series happens in between Book 4, Tricked, and Book 5, Trapped; there are 12 years between those two books, so I am very glad Hearne went back and filled in some gaps with this novella.

In this little story, Atticus is summoned by the Morrigan. His tatts need to be touched up, and that takes a sacred touch, some time, and a bit of screaming. The Morrigan by turns threatens him and seduces him. This brings on a plague of guilt ferrets. This is followed by a mysterious, and perhaps deadly, dinner date. Which in turn leads to bare ass shenanigans. Haha! This is a novella, so I can’t really say any more about the plot without ruining it. But I can say that this is a worthy installment in the Iron Druid chronicles. It was intriguing to see more of The Morrigan, both figuratively and..uh….literally more about her figure.

Luke Daniels, as always, did an awesome job. There was a variety of accents and he does this incredibly creepy voice for The Morrigan.

What I Liked: The Morrigan is such a fascinating character; there was incredible food; Atticus as usual had a lot of great lines; the cover meets with my acquired high standards for this series.

What I Disliked: Hmm…..nothing, unless I want to say it was too short.

6 thoughts on “Two Ravens and One Crow by Kevin Hearne”

  1. Omg I need to read this series so bad! I got the first one for x-mas, I just haven’t had time D: As soon as I finish a couple more books, I’m going to start on “Mission Shelves Reading”

  2. Bare ass shenanigans – why on earth would you not read this?
    I’m guessing if the next novel is to jump forward so many years this really might be a necessary read – so is this jump in order for Atticus to have finished Granuaile’s training as a Druid? Interesting…
    Lynn 😀

    1. I finished the next book in the series (Trapped), and without throwing out any spoilers, yes – it takes ~12 years to train a druid (which we know from Tricked).

      I was really worried about this jump in time, and this novella helped rid me of some of that worry. Reading Trapped rid me of the rest of that worry.

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