A fun read. Silly, but fun. With a well-received dash of humor. An urban fantasy about a druid allied to a pack of werewolves and a vampire battling the denizens of the spirit world (mostly Irish) with the hindrance and help from various witches . . . in contemporary Arizona.
Yawn, it’s been done, right? Not so fast, what sets this urban fantasy apart is the storytelling. The POV character is a 2100 year old druid, who has the perspective and insight to see both the dangers but also the humor in his situation.
Reading this book I recognized that I look for–even expect–humor in literature if I’m to enjoy it. Great stories have the depth to contain either comic relief (Shakespeare and Tolkien) or, even better, a storyteller who sees the incongruous and funny along with the threatening and noble. It variegates the mix and adds to the pleasure.
Normally, I avoid urban fantasy. Most of it IMHO is stupid.
This is well done. A good read.