A thirteen year old apprentice with the famous Irish temperament
A legendary Celtic warrior with a bit of temper of his own
Secretly, these blue collar warriors battle the hobgoblins infesting their suburban neighboorhood…when they are not battling each other.
Finn (not bleedin Finnegan) MacCullen is eager to begin his apprenticeship. He soon discovers the ups and downs of hunting monsters in the suburbs under the demanding tutelage of the knight, Gideon Lir. Both master and apprentice are descendents of the Tuatha De Danaan, a magical race of warriors from Ireland. Scattered long ago to the four corners of the world, the De Danaan wage a two thousand year old clandestine battle with their ancient enemy, the Amandan, a breed of goblin-like creatures.
Now with the beasts concentrating their attacks on Finn, he and his master must race to locate the lost Spear of the Tuatha De Danaan, the only weapon that can destroy the Amandan, all the while hiding his true identity from his friends, Rage and Savannah, twins whose South African roots may hold a key to Finn’s survival.
Armed with a bronze dagger, some ancient Celtic magic, and a hair-trigger temper, Finn is about to show his enemies the true meaning of “fighting Irish.”
As you all know I am in absolute love with Darby’s other series and let me tell you that this one has captured my heart as well. This book is an amazing start to what sounds like an amazing new series.
You will fall in love with the characters. They are well developed and easy to relate to. We learn very little about the past of Finn Finnegan other than his parents died, he is an orphan who lives with his Aunt & Uncle and his overwhelming amount of cousins. I hope we will learn more about him as the series continues. Gideon is hard on Finn but no more so then he needs to be and he quick;y realizes that Finn reminds him of his self.
Darby is an amazing writer and that once again comes out here. Her imagery transports the reader, the characters are lovable and easy to pass as real people next door. Finn Finnegan is filled with tons of action, fighting, and will keep you constantly turning the pages.
Finn Finnegan is a quick read but will have you on a roller coaster for the entire read. You wont want to put it down! I didn’t!!