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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Review: Hounded by Kevin Hearne

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,


  1. Well, this sounds TOTALLY like my thing, but if it is by a dude for dudes, then....

    No, I'm just joking. I'm not afraid of a dude's book. I've had my eye on this I just can't read 283290498340 books at a time. I'm super glad you liked it though, because that means that I might like it too.

    Honestly, I never considered audio for this one. That's kinda awesome.

  2. @Asheley: The audiobook was SO good! See if your library has it. If not, get them to interlibrary loan it!


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