Posted On: 08/15/2012 at 05:58 PM
Hey everyone, I really hope this is the right place to put something like this. It seemed lonely in here, haha.
Anyways I have a book recommendation for everyone. It's called The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne. The genre is Urban Fantasy. It's modern day, on Earth, but with fantasy elements.
Atticus O'Sullivan, or Siodhachan O Suileabhain, as he's truly named, is the very last of the Druids, narrowly surviving the Roman Empire's crusade to stamp out all Druids everywhere. He appears in his early twenties, but in reality he is older than Christianity, born in the Iron Age. Atticus is still on the run, pursued by one of the Tuatha De Danann, Aenghus Og, after stealing his fey sword in battle, Fraggarach, The Answerer.
Moving from place to place to avoid conflict with Aenghus Og, he eventually ends up in Tempe, Arizona, under the name Atticus. He owns Third Eye Books and Herbs. During his advneutres with his Irish Wolfhound, Oberon, with whom he can communicate telepathically (and is hilarious), he has several encounters with many of the Tuatha De Danann, covens of witches, vampires, werewolves, choosers of the slain, skinwalkers, elementals, and gods of various pantheons.
It's a great series, the magic system is well though-out and it has the boundries it needs to feel interesting and still present challenges for the main character, and indeed he IS NOT invulnerable... only to aging due to his knowledge of a set of herblore that let's him brew Immortalitea, as he calls it. It's very interesting to read a first person perspective of someone over 2000 years old. I'd recommend it to everyone. Just finished my second reread. Enjoyed it even more. :) Also check out Dresden Files, Wheel of Time, Stormlight Chronicles, and/or Mistborn if you're looking for something to read. :)