A God’s Mistake (Chronicles of an Urban Druid, #11).
By Auburn Tempest.
My rating ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars.
We all make mistakes, but for most of us we die and they’re forgotten—not so if you’re immortal.
For gods and immortals, grudges live forever.
One moment of poor judgment, a lack of understanding, or simply being oblivious to what’s going on around you can elevate you to the top of someone’s to-do list.
Be careful who you piss off.
Amid murder, ex-lovers, jewel heists, and much, much wine, the Cumhaill fam jam stays the course of fighting the good fight and standing behind our friends.
Ní neart go cur le chéile… There is strength in unity.
With the Culling looming in the distance and the knowledge that the showdown is building, we focus on strengthening Team Trouble and our allies.
Together we stand. Together we fall. Together we win. And the winner takes all.
This, the 11th book in the Chronicles of an Urban Druid series, is a decent enough read. It is not the best in the series. Far from it in fact. But it is still a enjoyable book.
All the usual suspects are there. Our main protagonist and the Cumhaill family, dragons and familiars, Nikon and Dionysus of course. It is a merry band of druids, creatures and misfits and I quite like them. These characters are what makes this book enjoyable.
As for the story and adventure, it is okay I guess but I have to say that I was not entirely convinced while reading it. Even though there is a red thread I felt it was going of a bit in all directions and it kind of crams in multiple plots in one story. I also felt that the book was wandering off a bit much in the direction of more mundane family matters or the Cumhaills. Too much dialogue about kids and whatnot.
The main story in this book is centered around Dionysus who has developed performance issues with his you-know-what. As one might suspect this is causing some concern for the God of wine and carnal pleasures. Reputation to uphold and all that.
At this point the author starts to mix Greek and Norse mythology and drags in a famous trickster from the halls of Oden which I felt wasn’t the best choice. It worked but only just. At least the author seemed to have read up on the subject. Not everyone gets it right in details like that Fenrisulven is not just another beast but actually the son of Loke after some indiscretions with the Giantess Angrboda. No I did not spell any of those names wrong by the way. I am Swedish after all and Sweden is more Norse than Hollywood so…
Anyway, it was a decent enough instalment in the series. The next one is in the pipeline.