Trapped is the fifth full-length book in Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid series. I “read” the audio version narrated by Luke Daniels, who adds so much life and character to the stories that I cannot imagine how else the characters would sound.
The Iron Druid series has been great, and this addition is no exception. Trapped fast forwards in time, and it takes place 12 years after the events of the previous book. In it, the last druid, Atticus O’Sullivan, has finished training his apprentice Granuaile, and it is time to bind her to the earth. To do so, they need to be in a place where they can be undisturbed and in touch with the earth for months while Atticus tattoos the magical wards into Granuaile’s skin. But of course the peace cannot last. Atticus is being hunted down not only by Loki, the Norse god of Mischief, who has broken free of his bondage, but also by Bacchus, dark elves, and crotchety vampires—all for varying, though somewhat related, reasons. Atticus and Granuaile, along with Oberon, the trusty Irish wolfhound who doubles as sidekick and comedic relief, must set out to rid themselves of all these distractions to complete the binding ritual.
Oh, and they have to kill Fenris, a monstrous wolf of the Norse mythos.
All of the Iron druid books are filled with story, conflict, and humor. These elements are all expertly wove together by Hearne and brought to life by Luke Daniels. If you have not read this series yet, and are interested, please consider the audiobook!