NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER â€¢ Iron Druid Atticus Oâ€™Sullivan, hero of Kevin Hearneâ€™s epic urban fantasy series, has a point to makeâ€”and then drive into a vampireâ€™s heart. When a Druid has lived for two thousand years like Atticus, heâ€™s bound to run afoul of a few vampires. Make that legions of them. Even his former friend and legal counsel turned out to be a bloodsucking backstabber. Now the toothy troublemakersâ€”led by power-mad pain-in-the-neck Theophilusâ€”have become a huge problem requiring a solution. Itâ€™s time to make a stand. As always, Atticus wouldnâ€™t mind a little backup. But his allies have problems of their own. Ornery archdruid Owen Kennedy is having a wee bit of troll trouble: Turns out when you stiff a troll, itâ€™s not water under the bridge. Meanwhile, Granuaile is desperate to free herself of the Norse god Lokiâ€™s mark and elude his powers of divinationâ€”a quest that will bring her face-to-face with several Slavic nightmares. As Atticus globetrots to stop his nemesis Theophilus, the journey leads to Rome. What better place to end an immortal than the Eternal City? But poetic justice wonâ€™t come without a price: In order to defeat Theophilus, Atticus may have to lose an old friend.