By Kevin Hearne
Prequel to The Iron Druid Chronicles.
From the writer of The Iron Druid Chronicles comes a rollicking, all-new urban-fantasy experience that includes Atticus O’Sullivan. Atticus has a background of messing with the gods, and during this publication unique novella, he’ll need to outfox a deity at her personal lethal cat-and-mouse game.
When he’s no longer vanquishing villainous gods or dodging demons, two-thousand-year-old Druid Atticus O’Sullivan are available in the back of the counter of 3rd Eye Books and Herbs in modern day Tempe, Arizona, actually minding his personal enterprise. but if an evil sorcerer—and beginner shoplifter—snatches an historical Egyptian tome of black magic, The Grimoire of the Lamb, Atticus isn't sheepish approximately pursuing him to the ends of the earth . . . or not less than to the Land of the Pharaohs.
Unfortunately, Atticus already has enemies in Egypt—including cat goddess Bast, who desires her personal e-book of mischief again from the Druid. within the streets of Cairo, she sends a tom cat phalanx after Atticus and his Irish wolfhound, Oberon. With fur nonetheless flying, Atticus needs to find the sorcerer’s mystery lair—where he'll face killer crocodiles, spooky sarcophagi, and an old evil Egyptian who’s decided to reserve the sacrificial lamb specific tonight.
Includes a preview of Kevin Hearne’s hugely expected new novel in The Iron Druid Chronicles, Hunted!
Praise for Kevin Hearne and The Iron Druid Chronicles:
“Celtic mythology and an historic Druid with sleek perspective combine it up within the Arizona desolate tract during this witty new delusion series.”—Kelly Meding, writer of Three Days to Dead
“[Atticus is] a robust smooth hero with a protracted heritage and the wit to outlive within the twenty-first century. . . . a handy guide a rough narrative voice . . . a savvy city delusion adventure.”—Library Journal, on Hounded
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