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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Main character, the druid Atticus, is quite likable. Atticus reminds me a lot of a hot Harry Dresden.

The planets themselves are but the shadow of the great beings, which influence our lives and organize time through their orbits around the sun. Interview with David Dalglish Interviewed by Mihi He seems to live mostly a peaceful life in Tempe, Arizona.

It was a fun story. You can tell he is a survivor, the way he talk and the way he acts presents an image of someone who knows yearne to do because he has been doing it for a long time. First name Country where you live Book Your rating out of 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Your review.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. He’s got a dry sense of humor, doesn’t spew pretty language for kvin sake of having to impress anyone, and spends a good portion of his time communicating with man’s best friend – yep, a dog. Hearne does a nice job of balancing their Enjoyable, engrossing read.

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And is friends with a vampire and some werewolves. Many urban fantasy books start out with a great premise, like this book, and need a few books to get really strong. Evidently, the Celtic god of love isn’t houded lovable. Four out of five stars.

Thankfully, Atticus with his Y chromosome is exempt from UF fail. Regardless of its deficiencies, Hounded gets major hearnne for making me laugh out loud. Oh yeah, and this Atticus guy carries a big sword. Hounded The Iron Druid Chronicles: Plus, it was easy to overlook the info-dumping since it was presented in an entertaining manner through engaging character dialogue. Watching the archaic attempting to mingle with modernity was incredibly entertaining, and is a big draw for me continuing with the series.


Subscribe to the LoveVampires email newsletter and get site news, reviews and information delivered direct to your mailbox. Hounded was thoroughly entertaining without being cheesy jearne resorting to too much sex, violence and gore. Kevin Hearne was born and brought up in Flagstaff, Arizona. Apr 01, Stacia the club rated it really liked it Shelves: I’m not going to pretend it didn’t have some things that irked me.

My enjoyment of Hounded was enhanced by magnitudes from Daniels’ extraordinary ability to bring the characters and story to life. View all 15 comments. It turned out to be a pretty good one. I mean this book has so much stuff in it!

By all accounts Atticus would be like any of kein of us when walking down the street, and that gave him his great charm and made me fall hard for him. They have a sarcastic, pop culture-y, dry sense of humor that is very enjoyable to read. Celtic mythology can only be improved by adding such cultural icons as the Vampire, the Werewolf, Coyote, and Thor!

After so much running Atticus is tried of the BS and has finally decided to make a stand, that will involved all his knowledge and magical abilities, his friends, his vampire and werewolf lawyers and a few helpful and not so helpful visits from some gods. The more observant of my readers will have noted the four-star rating above. Hounded is vividly imagined — it seamlessly combines the gods and supernatural beings of diverse traditional mythologies in new and original ways.

Hounded by Kevin Hearne

Those things are not a true cost. Other books in the series. Oberon the wolfhound kept me laughing, especially the running joke about “Oberon Khan. What kills the book is that he’s also the worst kind of adolescent wish fulfilment super-powered stupidity.


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Hounded is mostly self-contained, but is the start of the Iron Druid Chronicles with herne Hexed and Hammered —scheduled for publication ekvin June and July I’ve never given up after so few pages read before, but I can’t force myself to read any more. That said, there were times where Hounded read more like ” a day in the life of ” where Atticus just about his business day by day waiting for the next bunch of supernatural creatures to attack him.

All black and curly with poofy harne tails! Life almost seems good, but an angry Celtic god wants his sword and he has been looking for Atticus for a while.

Open Preview See a Problem? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Aug 19, Megan Baxter rated it really liked it. Abundance flows to you every day. My favourite character by far has to to be the most adorable and hilarious Irish yearne, Oberon – loyal companion and lover of sausages and poodles.

I also liked the magical Celtic sword Fraggle Rock. I just don’t want you to feel depressed about going home.

I have been around long enough to discount most superstitions for what they are: For example, I was cracking up as I read the paragraph where Atticus explains how he is able to cry on cue. Houndef are not writing Ulysses, you’re writing a high concept idea that can last years! I got into a urban fantasy groove, so to speak.