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Hammered by Kevin Hearne

Hammered - Luke Daniels, Kevin Hearne
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

It really should be no surprise that I had a good time with this book. After reading and enjoying the first two books in this series, I was really excited to dive into this third installment. Just in case you are wondering, this is a series that should be read in order. The book started out with a lot of action and really kept the pace up until the very end. I thoroughly enjoyed going on this adventure with Atticus.

Atticus has a few debts to pay in this book. The first order of business is retrieving a golden apple for a local witch. Even though this sounds like a rather simple act, it proves to be anything but. He then is tasked with leading a group to kill Thor. I wondered why this group would be so determined to end the life of Thor but as each member shared their history with the god it became quite evident.

This was an action-packed tale that kept Atticus on the move for the bulk of the book. There was a whole lot of action worked into the story and I felt like Atticus was in a whole lot of danger during several scenes. My biggest complaint with this book was that I really would have liked to see more of Oberon but that is just because he is my favorite character in the series. I love the fact that there is a lot of humor worked into the story to balance everything out. 

Luke Daniels does an amazing job with this book. I think that he really does take this story to the next level and I couldn't imagine experiencing this series in any other way. He is able to handle a very large cast of characters with ease and uses distinctive voices for all of the key players. He even narrates the voice of Oberon, a dog, convincingly. I think that he was able to add a lot of excitement to the story through his reading and I found myself wanting to listen to this book for hours at a time.

I would highly recommend this series to others. I think that this book is able to combine great characters, a lot of excitement, a few laughs, and some tension very well. I can't wait to continue reading this wonderful series.

Initial Thoughts
This was good with lots of action. I wish that Oberon would have been around for more of the fun but that is just because he is my favorite character. Atticus is on the move for much of this book with a trip to Asgard to retrieve a golden apple and another trip to lead a group to kill Thor. Yep, they are off to kill Thor in this book and it is just as dangerous as it sounds. Some of the glimpses into Thor's history proved that he really deserved the revenge headed his way. Luke Daniels did a fantastic job with the narration making this a very easy book to listen to for long periods of time.

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