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Hounded. Atticus O’Sullivan has been running for two thousand years and he’s a bit tired of it. After he stole a magical sword from the Tuatha Dé Danann (those. The first novel in the Iron Druid Chronicles—introducing a cool, new, funny urban fantasy hero Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona. All in all Hounded is a very competent debut by an author who is rightly making a big splash in the fantasy genre. His iss [ ].

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And then Atticus learns view spoiler [ that the police and a specific officer are under the control of his enemy. This meant that for the first half of the book, there was nothing really at stake, nothing driving the progression of a plot.

This has LOTS in common with the Dresden Files which is a plus plus plus because I love the Dresden Files and have to wait patiently each year for the next in the series. I’m stretching for polite words that mean “strenuous desire to insult author, publisher, and recommender.

Watching the archaic attempting to mingle with modernity was incredibly entertaining, and is a big draw for me continuing with the series. The vampire and werewolf lawyer combo was a pretty novel idea and I liked that he didn’t overuse them. See all 14 questions about Hounded…. I didn’t get as emotionally connected as I would have liked – probably beause he seemed rather nonconcerned about any conflict that would befall him.

I had my eye open for a new urban fantasy series to try once the Dresden Files began tasting like ashes in my mouth. This is another series with audiobooks narrated by the phenomenal Luke Daniels, which added to my enjoyment. Atticus has been alive for 21 centuries, he references view spoiler [ having a son hide spoiler ] yet he is light hearted and does not appear to be affected by the passage of time or the loss of those he loved.


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As we move through a step-by-step journey from the “inspiration” to the final draft, we will take an in-depth look at all the essential concepts Millenia-old druid Atticus O’Sullivan has a powerful magical sword in his possession and a Celtic god wants it in the worst way. You are not writing Ulysses, you’re writing a high concept idea that can last years! The hero communicates with his dog. So I approach each recommended genre book with, well, trepidation. His writing also suffers from being too precise, and Hearne ends up doing a lot of telling rather than showing.

Open Preview See a Problem? And he was just so damn annoying about it! Oberon even has his own Twitter account, by the way. Thankfully, Atticus with his Y chromosome is exempt from UF fail. Books by Kevin Hearne. Bad guy wants to defeat hero and take possession of powerful item that hero possesses.

Hounded by Kevin Hearne

Um, I do have to say that I prefer my Christian deity, because I don’t trust those Celtic gods as far as I can throw them no offense hesrne those who believe in Celtic pantheism. From what little research I have done, it looks as though Hearne has taken only a few liberties with regards to using Irish mythology to build his world, and it comes of as both authentic and wondrous at the same time.

Hounded by Kevin Hearne 3 8 Jun ksvin, I also thought it was a weak plot device to have Atticus surprised and manipulated so easily. Review for the males: I’ve never given up after so few pages read before, but I can’t force myself to read any more.

Hounded | Kevin Hearne

Hounded is hugely readable, vastly entertaining and highly recommended — miss it at your peril! The beginning hhounded really good then everything went downhill damn fast. Easily a five star book for me, and Atticus, the year old Druid, is a five star heaene too! The world was very open with a lot of gods and goddess running around, walking among humans.


There are just so many cool things that you just have to read the book. The Celtic gods are also intriguing, and several of them have the hots for Atticus. There was no sense of emotion, no building of suspense, just highly accurate descriptions of every single sword swipe and every use oevin magic. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries. And which side are Flidais and the other gods on?

Although I suppose this could be something of a blessing, as if the central character had been in a similar vein to the elderly Irish neighbour who’s conversation seems entirely limited to ‘Top of the morning! Oh and lots of laugh aloud moments too especially Easily a five star book for me, and Atticus, the year old Druid, is a five star character too! The characters are also likeable although the main protagonist, Atticus, can come across as quite cocky at times.

I love to laugh. This book is both funny, narly and plenty of awesomeness. Hounded By Kevin Hearne.

But that power, along with his unnatural longevity, has ensured that he has more than a few powerful enemies. View all 25 comments.

Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles) by Kevin Hearne: Book Review

I found Atticus to be a much more likeable lead than Harry Dresden, primarily because he has personality traits above and beyond being a smart ass. I hate hot weather, but the desert has a raw beauty that appeals. Review for the females: He keivn ghouls on speed dial. And the last of the druids. Can you make one? Hounded is mostly self-contained, but is the start of the Iron Druid Chronicles with sequels— Hexed and Hammered —scheduled for publication in June hounved July