How was it? Most of the shorts stories in the Iron Druid Chronicles are as good, if not better than the books. It’s often everything I like about the books condensed in a short and effective story. In this one, I enjoyed the backstories and introduction of Makira, the sly reference to the lion King, it put a smile on my face like most pop culture references do in the Iron Druid Chronicles. These were some surprises like the predator in the African marsh but I’m glad for the charm.
As short stories go, “A Prelude to War” is one of the good one that is a great entree to book 8: “Staked“
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