Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert.
But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shapeshifters called skinwalkers. Just when the Druid thinks he’s got a handle on all the duplicity, betrayal comes from an unlikely source. If Atticus survives this time, he vows he won’t be fooled again. Famous last words.
Read from May 03 to 05, 2012
Read for Fun!
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.75 (Loved Frank)
Audio Rating (Not part of the overall rating): 5.00
First Thought When Finished: This is possibly the funniest in the series so far!
What I Loved: Just about everything if you really must know! Seriously, it was just a wild fun ride. I love the Coyote character because any time he is involved you know things are not going to go smoothly for “Mr. Druid”! That is very much the case in Tricked. I also loved that Oberon is back in the mix as the loyal doggie that he is and his love of sausages has not waned a bit! I loved getting to know “G” (I listened to this on audiobook so I have no idea how to spell her name) better also and loved the dynamic between Atticus and her! I LOVED LOVED LOVED Frank! I guess after all this rambling I could have just said the characters kicked major hiney! They were top notch and fun!
What I Liked: I really enjoyed the Native American lore that Kevin weaved into Tricked. It was fantastically done and fit the story very nicely. I liked the way that Kevin threw some twists and turns into the story with some older characters and I can’t wait to see how that all plays out. I will admit I am hoping for a change of heart but we will see how that goes. I am sure either way Kevin will do a great job of presenting that story when the time comes!
Audio Review: Luke Daniels hit it out of the park again! I don’t think that I will ever be able to just sit down and read one of these. I would feel like I was missing part of the fun without Luke’s voice in my head!
Final Thought: You must read this series! Seriously, go on and get to the store!