“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
by Kevin HearnePublication Date: April 24, 2012______________
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.
This series is honestly one of the greatest, His website is amazing too. I LOVE Dresden so this was a logical fit for me, though Harry will always have my heart … but I would probably settle for having Atticus’ babies! And I want him to take me to Yggdrasil one day! Plus an Irish Wolfhound, and Atticus owns a BOOK STORE, or well errmmmm anyway it will be here guys.. soon! BUT MAN I cannot wait! I own these all in paperback the cover art is so beautiful! YES COVER LOVE, but I do not just love it for the cover, the book is a lot of fun,and is full of Celtic and Southwestern lore, heck even an awesome vampire!
SO that is what I am waiting for! After you read the excerpt tell me, what are YOU waiting to read!??
“[Hearne] shows in Hammered…that nothing should be taken for granted and nothing is safe….Hearne and Atticus could be the logical heir to Butcher and Dresden.”
SECRET SPECIAL PRESENT FROM KEVIN via his WEBSITE, an EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK! What a way to WAIT! WARNING IT CONTAINS BACON!
Leaving the binoculars behind, I bound my shape to an owl and flew south to my hotel. It’s not pleasant flying in rain like that, but I had to get out of there. Once safely in my room, I greeted my wolfhound, Oberon, who’d been watching Mystery Science Theater 3000 on TV. Then I took a cold shower and tried to think about teddy bears and baseball and those little bouncy air castles you can rent for kids’ birthdays—anything but the Morrigan.
Since it’s always better to clog up someone else’s drain with dog hair than your own, I thought it would be a good time to give Oberon a bath as well. He hadn’t had one for a while and I didn’t know when we’d have an opportunity like this again.
“Hey, Oberon,” I called, filling up the tub for him, “it’s time for your bath!”
He sounded doubtful.have a decent story?> Oberon wouldn’t sit still for baths unless I told him a story—a real story about historical figures. He never settled for faery tales.
“I’m going to tell you the true story of a man named Francis Bacon.”
<BACON?> He came running so fast that he couldn’t negotiate the sharp turn into the bathroom very well, and he slammed into the door awkwardly and then splashed into the tub, soaking me after I’d just finished drying off.
is going to be great! I can tell I’m going to like this man already. He had to have been a genius with a name like that. Was he a genius?>
“Yes, he was.”
should be uplifting.>
“Well, Francis Bacon was quite inspirational to many people,” I said, pouring water on Oberon’s back. “He’s the father of modern empiricism, or the scientific method. Before he came along, people conducted all their arguments through a series of logical fallacies or simply shouting louder than the other guy, or if they did use facts, they only selected ones that reinforced their prejudices and advanced their agenda.”
<Don’t people still do that?>
“More than ever. But Bacon showed us a way to shed preconceived notions and conduct experiments in such a way that the results were verifiable and repeatable. It gave people a way to construct truths free of political and religious dogma.”
<Bacon is the Way and the Truth. Got it.>
As I shampooed Oberon’s coat, I explained how to craft hypotheses and test them empirically using a control. And then I stressed safety while I rinsed him off.
“It’s best not to experiment on yourself. Bacon practically froze himself to death in one of his experiments and died of pneumonia.”
must be heated. Knew that already, but thanks for the reminder.>
I love my hound.
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- Hounded by Kevin Hearne (creativedeeds.wordpress.com)
- Review: Hounded by Kevin Hearne (unabridgedandralyn.blogspot.com)
- Kiss Me, I’m Irish Read-Along: Chapters 6 – 10 (sosimplesara.blogspot.com)
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