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Grimoire of the Lamb [novella] by Kevin…

Grimoire of the Lamb [novella]

by Kevin Hearne

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I was able to read this shortly after reading the other short story involving Egypt. So able to remember the other well. ( )
  pnwbookgirl | Aug 23, 2017 |
Not impressed with the audiobook. The voice used for Oberon was way too dopey. The plot was good. I wished it was longer so that plot could develop more, but that's to be expected from a novella. ( )
  Dr.Kaylee | Jul 21, 2017 |
As always Kevin Hearne has written a great short story with action, suspense, and mystery. ( )
  SBShepherd | Oct 16, 2016 |
A nice easy to read short story that kept me going in between a couple of other books when I should have been studying. ( )
  jmkemp | Jul 5, 2016 |
I love when authors offer novellas or short stories related to a main series, but also separate from it. Since such tales are unrestricted by the overarching storyline, there’s more opportunity to expand the mythology and build characters. The Grimoire of the Lamb is fantastic example of why this works so well.

In the Chronicles, all religions/mythologies/belief systems are manifest. So, along with the irish gods and goddesses of Atticus’ culture, we have Norse gods, Indian gods and more also running amok. With so many pantheons, it’s nearly impossible to give them all a chance to take center stage. In this novella, Egyptian gods are given their time in the limelight in an exciting tale of Atticus’ before the events of Hounded launch the series.

Atticus keeps a trove of rare magical books and when a dark wizard manages to steal one, he has to face the wrath of Bast to get it back. This story was very well constructed, with lots of planning by Atticus to accomplish his goal – material I find more interesting than the action scenes (though they are also excellent!) Atticus’ enemy is far more dangerous than he first supposed.

Overall, this was a fantastic read. It isn’t necessary to understand events in the novels, but fans should not miss it. Highly recommended. ( )
  jshillingford | Jun 14, 2016 |
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According to Kevin Hearne's "A HANDY, MAYBE EVEN DANDY SERIES CHRONOLOGY" (https://kevinhearne.com/goodies/), this story occurs four years before the events of Hounded, book 1 in the Iron Druid Chronicles. [Page accessed 9/11/2016]
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Atticus O'Sullivan has a history of messing with the gods, and he'll have to outfox a deity at her own deadly cat-and-mouse game.

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