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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I liked the way Hearne depicted Atticus’ magic nearne his Druidic abilities set him apart from a lot of other urban fantasy characters. Twenty-one hundred years old and talks like a lamebrained kid? Oh, he one bad magical power wielding dude, but without the flash and sparkle you see now of days with other books and characters. Views Read Edit View history. That he is still able to maintain a healthy dose of optimism with minimal cynicism makes him easy to relate to, but I would have expected Atticus to have more of a “I’m tired and getting to hrarne for this” vibe around him.

Anyhoo, so Atticus is a year old I loved this book! I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy, and this woman is kkevin to be an ally. Otherwise, hugely enjoyable and I’ll definitely keep reading the series.

Hounded by Kevin Hearne

Hero has a lot of power, he can use it almost indefinitely and he is funny. Hounded has an interesting premise – a 2, year old Druid, along with the Celtic god of death, a magic sword, a pack of werewolves, and a witch, face down the villainous Celtic god of love. He won all points for me on the I-want-to-marry-you scale.

First name Country where you live Book Your rating out of 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 kevij 8 9 10 Your review. Of those, Galileo was my personal favorite. Anyhoo, so Atticus is a year old Druid, the last Druid I might add, unless of course the author brings another one into the story later. 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 heafne for the next bunch of supernatural creatures to attack him.


Houbded described the fee, a wine glass of my vintage 21 century old blood. Atticus never gets riled up, so I never was worried about any of the main players. The magical aspect of the story truly fascinated me, with much of it center around the Irish gods and goddess.

I listened to the audio version and the narration was good. What I can talk about is the premise and possibilities. The result was an instant wedgie. Sexy, redheaded Irish hero.

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A somewhat laid back type of guy, whom has a great sense of humor, but observant with years and years and years of knowledge and has seen things we can only read in the history books. It feels like the author is trying to do everything and the story could easily get out hand with all these supernatural figures running around. But slowing down wasn’t the same as stopping. LoveVampires – the website dedicated to vampire fiction.

February Fantasy Selection: Atticus is the witty year old druid who is the object of every females affections, mortal and god alike. I suddenly have the urge to get a full Celtic tribal sleeve tattoo on my right arm Yeah, I loved the part about your lawyers being werewolves and vampires, imagine the fee! He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Original review It started off a little slow and clunky my opinionbut after a few chapters things started clicking together.

I wish I did that sooner. The style is similar in my kevim and he defiantly puts a fair amount of humor into his work. View all 16 comments.

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

Books by Kevin Hearne. Hearne never really described you, always as an off stage aside, I think it was kind of a running joke. The dialogue between the characters is also a big strength, the speech is funny and witty while remaining natural extensions of each character, and it is never used as filler material or for info dumping. I hear the books get even better, so I’m hyped.


Hearne does it very well here, and not too many books that I’ve read were set in Arizona. Atticus agrees to go on a hunt with Flidais and Oberonan Irish wolfhound mentally bound to Atticus. Someone shrugs off the weight of his cultural traditions, ignores the baleful stares of authority, and does something his countrymen think to be completely batshit insane.

This is most evident during the action scenes, scenes that were conceptually well formulated but suffered in their execution. There is a whole history there but you can read it yourself! View all 36 comments. You are not writing Ulysses, you’re writing a high concept idea that can last years!

I’m gaffed through the gills. 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! Reading about Atticus standing around pwning yet ANOTHER person with his cool witty banter and incredible intellect eventually becomes a little tiresome.

In fact, all sorts of immortals and deities seem to be present, particularly from Celtic and Norse mythologies. Why does he give Malina so much information? I like the initial premise, too, but then again, I houndev books with great ideas. Another example of mean humor that I just honuded not enjoy, was the giving of wedgies to the paramedic. Use your other senses. I absolutely hated the storyline with Oberon wanting French poodles and then Atticus buying?

Overall, Hounded is funny and entertaining, an enjoyable read despite the problems I have with the overambitious mythology, the plot holes, and the cheesy characters. I was a bit bogged down with all of the people to remember and sort through.