Tempe, Arizona is as far removed from paranormal activity as is possible. And that's where Atticus O'Sullivan, rare book salesman, herb peddler, and 2,000 year old Druid - the last of his kind - has decided to set up shop. He's been on the run, guarding a very powerful sword from a very angry ancient Celtic god for over two millennia now.
But while these years have been good to him - Atticus has become more powerful than he could have possibly imagined - The Morrigan, a very old god of death, has predicted death and doom for our hero, and it's up to Atticus, with help from a pride of werewolves, and a gorgeous bartender with a secret of her own, to stay alive, hopefully for another thousand years.
Audio CD, Unabridged - Library Ed, 8 discs
Published May 3rd 2011 by Brilliance Audio
ISBN: 1441869999 (ISBN13: 9781441869999)
series: Iron Druid Chronicles #1
I don’t think that I can fully express my love for Hounded with words from the English language. It’s probably best expressed with an approving man-grunt of some kind. ‘Cause this is a dude’s book. I mean, completely and totally written by a dude for dudes.
We’ve got Atticus O’Sullivan the two-thousand year old butt-kicking Druid. The last of his kind. He’s awesome. He blends in to modern society by looking young from drinking his specially brewed Imortali-Tea (I don’t know if I spelled that correctly since this was an audiobook and I couldn’t see how it was spelled, so just roll with it) and talking, dressing, and acting like a modern twenty-one year old. Hearne is a freaking genius!
Hounded takes all different mystical beings and deities and has them coexisting on the same plane. Which is really interesting view for this book to take—something that I haven’t seen in a fantasy book before. Hearne is a master!
The flow of the story is perfectly paced. It’s so entertaining that I was sad that it ended, and I’m so glad that this is only the first in the series, because I want more! There is so much awesomeness in Hounded that I can’t say too much because it will ruin it for you!
There is language, and non-graphic sex, and blood and gore, so be warned, if that’s not your thing, don’t read this book. But if it is, READ THIS BOOK!
5 Trees: Drop what you’re doing, and read this! NOW!
Get to reading,