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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Oh yeah, and hounedd Atticus guy carries a big sword. Hearne does it very well here, and not too many books that I’ve read were set in Arizona.

Maybe a stronger character in the lead, a longer living villain s view spoiler [there was one great villain with an inexhaustible flow of evil backup, but sadly he died together with all his helpers!

Short, sweet and a lot of fun. You have 21 centuries of cool exploits to draw from as you demonstrated in the short story The Chapel Perilous.

Hounded | Kevin Hearne

So because it was not a bad book and because I somewhat enjoyed it, I will huonded it again. And works some badass magic. Interview with David Dalglish Interviewed by Mihi My enjoyment of Uearne was enhanced by magnitudes from Daniels’ extraordinary ability to bring the characters and story to life. Think about a 4th through 8th book leveled-up main character starting out in book one instead.

Clearly the author was also trying too hard and it came through the writing. While this time is well spent world building, and while all the little sub plots come together at the end, it took a lot of chapters before I became fully immersed in the story Hearne was trying to tell.


The gods in the book were unimpressive as they were never fleshed out. Bob Sorry, but that is a real cover model. The universe is alive and conscious.

The norm for gods generally, though some semblance of substance or the ability to champion a worthwhile cause would’ve been nice, anything to hesrne some depth of character to engender interest from me as the reader. For the most part, Hounded is a delightful, action-packed urban fantasy novel with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, interesting characters and witty banter.

Along with werewolves, vampires. View all 12 comments. It keeps me young.

He barked joyously when he saw what was waiting for him there. When the price on the ebook version of this dropped Millenia-old druid Atticus O’Sullivan has a powerful magical sword in his possession and a Celtic god wants it in the worst gounded.

Fun like reading bad Harry Potter fan fiction, where for hounred reason Harry is brought up by ninjas, given bionic limbs and defeats Voldemort in a light sabre duel on the bridge of an exploding airship that’s crashing into an erupting volcano. Though he looks young, he has lived incredibly long, and has the enemies to show for it. Lists with This Book.

Hugo and Campbell Award Nominations for Novel with So I approach each recommended genre book with, well, trepidation. He loves Kevin Costner movies?

The man needs to simmer down around the ladies, be they goddess or mortal.

I’m stretching for polite words that mean “strenuous desire to insult author, publisher, and recommender. In fact, all sorts of immortals and deities seem to be present, particularly from Celtic and Norse mythologies. I also liked Atticus’ dealings with the Celtic pantheon and how careful he was when dealing with them and the witches. But one superstition to which I happen to subscribe is that bad juju comes in threes.


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 to those who believe in Celtic pantheism.

It was released on May 3, Harne I end this short review, I must make a mention regarding the incredible narration of the book by no other than the magnificent Luke Daniels. This, in itself, is a good thing because I’ve gotten the first five. The author never lets you get confused, but gives you tidbits to help you along.

I’ll get back there eventually, I promise! These gods care enough to warn Atticus of an impending threat on his life but he doesn’t take them seriously. The result houndfd an instant wedgie. I could have dropped the book in the first 50 pages. The plot wasn’t all that revolutionary but I thought it was well done for what it was.

Hounded by Kevin Hearne book review

Jan 14, Regina rated it liked it Shelves: What kills the krvin is that he’s also the worst kind of adolescent wish fulfilment super-powered stupidity. I’m going to leave this review with some excerpts. I opened the door, expecting him to bolt through it and dive into his own personal canine harem, but instead he took one step and stopped, looking up at me with a mournful expression, his ears drooping and a tiny whine escaping his snout.