How was it? This short story is my introduction to The Iron Druid Chronicles. An appetizer, one might say, not to a broader story because it would seem that this one stands alone but it introduced me to Atticus, the world he operates in, and the general tone of the series.
Atticus is funny, resourceful, and skilled. The way he speaks and behaves at times makes him seem young, almost broey. So reading here that he looks around 21 didn’t come as a surprise, but his skills and knowledge shows his true age. He’s much smarter and experience that he first comes off, which is briantly done.
His dog, Oberon, read like a some kind of demon at first but then quickly it was like what you would imagine a dog to sound like. He helps with the comedic tone of the novella, filling it with funny and endearing moments.
I like the structure of the story, important information are given seamlessly before they become relevant. It has a good rhythm.