2013 Book Review #11: Clan RathskellerWhile waiting for the next book in the Iron Druid Chronicles to be published, I decided to go through the short stories in-between books that Kevin Hearne wrote. The first of these is Clan Rathskeller which takes place before the events of Hounded.
There’s really not much to the story because it reads like one of the chapters from the novels but it says a whole lot about the series in general. It has the key elements in it despite it being a short story.
- It establishes that Atticus is the last Druid on Earth.
- Despite the notions of Druids being weak in battle, Atticus can hold up his own. He does this by combining physical prowess, battle strategy and some Druid magic.
- He can shape shift.
- He has a very close relationship with his hound, Oberon.
- Trouble always finds him.
This one was a good short read and it’s free to download. It does a good job in acting like a filler in-between books.