Besieged: Stories From The Iron Druid Chronicles
Random House, Inc.
The ancient gods are alive and well in the modern world in this hilarious, action-packed collection of original short stories featuring Atticus O’Sullivan, the two-thousand-year-old Irishman from Kevin Hearne’s New York Times bestselling Iron Druid Chronicles.
• In ancient Egypt, Atticus agrees to raid a secret chamber underneath the library of Alexandria, dodging deadly traps, only to learn that on-site security includes two members of the Egyptian pantheon.
• At a Kansas carnival, fun and games turns to murder and mayhem, thanks to soul-snatching demons and flesh-craving ghouls luring visitors into an all-too-real house of horrors.
• Verily, in olde England, striking up a friendship with William Shakespeare lands both Atticus and the Bard in boiling hot water with a trio of infamous witches.
• During the Gold Rush, the avatar of greed himself turns the streets of San Francisco red with blood and upsets the elemental Sequoia. Atticus may have to fight fire with fire if he’s going to restore balance.
More, you say? Indeed there is—including bogeymen, vampire hordes, wrathful wraiths, and even a journey to the realm of the dead. Prepare to be besieged with nine tantalizing tales—not to be missed, never to be forgotten.
Praise for Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles
“Clever, fast paced and a good escape.”—Jason Weisberger, Boing Boing
“Celtic mythology and an ancient Druid with modern attitude mix it up in the Arizona desert in this witty new fantasy series.”—Kelly Meding, author of Chimera
“Outrageously fun.”—The Plain Dealer, on Hounded
“Superb . . . plenty of quips and zap-pow-bang fighting.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review), on Hounded
“An exciting mix of comedy, action, and mythology . . . [Atticus] is one of the best main characters currently present in the urban fantasy genre.”—Fantasy Book Critic, on Tricked
“Funny, razor-sharp . . . plenty of action, humor, and mythology.”—Booklist (starred review), on Shattered
Baker & Taylor
"Atticus O'Sullivan is a Druid who has walked the earth for over 2,000 years--and had many adventures along the way. Besieged gives us a never-before-seen look into the life and back story of this popular series hero in a collection of new short stories"--
Collects nine stories detailing the adventures of Atticus O'Sullivan, a 2,000-year-old Druid, including a raid in ancient Egypt, unrest at a Kansas carnival, and trouble with William Shakespeare.
Twenty all-new stories, set in the world of the Iron Druid Chronicles, follow the adventures of 2,000-year-old Irishman/Druid Atticus O’Sullivan, a smart-mouthed, butt-kicking magician, throughout history. By the New York Times best-selling author of Staked.
Del Rey, July 2017
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