I don’t think it’s possible to get too much Atticus and Oberon.
That’s why I love these little novellas that Kevin Hearne has been putting out while we wait for his next IRON DRUID novel.
For those of you who don’t know, Atticus is an ancient druid who runs a bookstore in modern-day Arizona. His dog Oberon, a large Irish Wolfhound, is his humorous sidekick. In each novel, Atticus and Oberon have to deal with some sort of supernatural threat involving gods from various pantheons.
In The Grimoire of the Lamb, an Egyptian wizard steals an ancient text from Atticus, so Atticus and Oberon transport themselves to Alexandria where they plan to steal it back. Not only must they deal with the evil wizard and his underground lair, but they are also now in the territory of the goddess Bast who has all the cats of the city under her command. When the kitties bristle at the presence of a druid and his dog, Bast must be appeased.
The Grimoire of the Lamb is a short adventure — just over two hours long in the audio version I listened to — which was wonderfully narrated, as usual, by the superb Luke Daniels. (This audio version also contains a one-hour excerpt from the novel Hunted.)
Granuaile is absent in this novella, which is kind of a shame, but everything else we expect from Kevin Hearne is here. Oberon is as entertaining and loveable as ever and Hearne’s humor is delightful. The plot is simple and straightforward, so not as exciting as the plots of the novels, but The Grimoire of the Lamb will serve to satisfy your Atticus & Oberon itch, temporarily at least.