Tricked by Kevin Hearne
(The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book Four)

76%

25 Critic Reviews

I wish desperately that everything could stop when a new Atticus novel is released...It’s easy to get lost in the books of this series...
-The Land of Oz

Synopsis

Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert.

But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shapeshifters called skinwalkers. Just when the Druid thinks he’s got a handle on all the duplicity, betrayal comes from an unlikely source. If Atticus survives this time, he vows he won’t be fooled again. Famous last words.
 

About Kevin Hearne

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Kevin Hearne is a native of Arizona and really appreciates whoever invented air-conditioning. He graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and now teaches high school English. When he’s not grading essays or writing novels, he tends to his basil plants and paints landscapes with his daughter. He has been known to obsess over fonts, frolic unreservedly with dogs, and stop whatever he’s doing in the rare event of rain to commune with the precipitation. He enjoys hiking, the guilty pleasure of comic books, and living with his wife and daughter in a wee, snug cottage.
 
Published April 24, 2012 by Del Rey. 370 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Tricked
All: 25 | Positive: 22 | Negative: 3

Love Vampires

Excellent

If Kevin Hearne isn’t already on your “must buy” list, he really should be. Miss this at your peril!

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SFFWorld.com

Excellent
Reviewed by Rob Bedford on May 29 2012

Hearne is continuing to keep me very entertained with these books – quick, humorous reads with an undercurrent of a larger plot.

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Kings River Life

Excellent
Reviewed by Jesus Ibarra on May 05 2012

If anything, the first book was pretty good, and this book is just leaner, meaner, and more awesome.

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Lesa's Book Critiques

Good
Reviewed by Lesa on May 14 2012

Looking for the best of urban fantasy? You can't do better than Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chronicles. And, Tricked, set in Arizona, is the best in the series yet.

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My Bookish Ways

Good
Reviewed by Kristin on Apr 14 2012

I laughed so hard during the first half of this book that I may have squirted tears a couple of times, and the action in this one pretty much never lets up.

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Yummy Men Kick Ass Chicks

Good
Reviewed by Julie on Apr 24 2012

The story in Tricked is filled with moments you can’t believe you just read. Some are funny, some are beautiful and many are surprising...I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.

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Fantasy Book Critic

Good
Reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo on Apr 18 2012

Tricked manages to combine the fun aspects of the previous books and give the saga a darker turn to make this book more akin to a thriller.

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Kathy Takes on Books

Below average
Reviewed by Kathy on May 24 2012

Overall, I was not thrilled with this installment. Hearne’s writing seems to be deteriorating to a juvenile level…

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Drey's Library

Good
Reviewed by Drey on May 14 2012

If you like your UF reads filled with snarky humor, sassy dogs, irreverent druids, and evil villains worthy of smiting, then pick up Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles...

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Fangs For The Fantasy

Excellent
Reviewed by Sparky on Apr 30 2012

This is one of the best portrayals of Native American characters I’ve seen in Urban Fantasy. So much information, so much fully fleshed characters...Did I mention this book is awesome? Because it is ridiculously awesome. And I want to read it again.

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Tynga's Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Jenn on Apr 07 2012

Kevin delivers not only an thrilling adventure rooted in Native American mythology but also a story with humour, action, and lots of surprises, *and* he gives us some closure about some of the characters who he left behind.

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Wicked Little Pixie

Good
Reviewed by Sara on Jun 02 2012

Tricked made me laugh out loud on numerous occasions, it made me chew my fingernails in anticipation and it made me feel smarter for having read it.

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Book Spot Central

Good
Jun 18 2012

It was an interesting story with Atticus and his apprentice stuck in the middle of his poor decisions and having to deal with the consequences of making a deal with a trickster.

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Nocturnal Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Karina on May 30 2012

...each book manages to tell us about mythology, beliefs and traditions of different cultures (in this case, Navajo), and that, my dear readers, is priceless.

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Owlcat Mountain

Good
May 22 2012

Hearne’s writing reminds me of Jim Butcher at his best, with snappy dialogue and a wry self-awareness that what’s going on is rather unusual and worthy of a raised eyebrow.

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The Royal Library

Below average
Reviewed by Fred Phillips on May 24 2012

...it doesn’t move along quite as breathlessly as the previous volumes, and the humor, though still ever-present, seems to be a little muted.

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Neth Space

Below average
May 30 2012

I find it very difficult that someone who is supposed to be over 2000 years old...could have such as naïve understanding of the environmental issues faced by the Navajo Reservation. Basically, Atticus shows the nuance of an 18-year old college student in his environmental stance...

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Epic (Chocolate) Fantasy

Good
Reviewed by Kate on May 17 2012

Tricked stuck to the Iron Druid style of humor and action...All in all a great addition to the Iron Druid Chronicles.

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Whatchamacallit Reviews

Good
Apr 22 2012

Readers will be drawn to the edge of their seats, and will be fully unable to proceed in any other activity until the last page of the book is finished.

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The Bookwyrm's Lair

Good
Jul 11 2012

The strength of this book lies in its focus on Native American lore, using the god Coyote and the skinwalker monsters as foils for Atticus.

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In My Write Mind

Good
Reviewed by Justin Parente on May 07 2012

Kevin Hearne shows his brilliant storytelling yet again by delving into the Navajo magic system and religion. This is what really made Tricked a great read.

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The Demon Librarian

Good
Reviewed by Lynsey Taylor on May 16 2012

This has to be my favourite book of the series so far and it's the first one I've wanted to give all five stars to.

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Mostly Fantasy

Good
May 12 2012

Hearne writes a very good novel, compelling and action-packed. He is a fresh, different voice in Urban Fantasy...

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The Land of Oz

Good
May 07 2012

I wish desperately that everything could stop when a new Atticus novel is released...It’s easy to get lost in the books of this series...

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Sci Fi Jungle

Good
May 06 2012

It was WONDERFUL. The only complaint I have is that it was too short.

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