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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Hounded, hit the spot! Joygasim!

Hounded, by author Kevin Hearne, book one in new the series called The Iron Druid Chronicles. A wonderfully well written UF packed with Celtic lore, hunky men, action and witty dialog that will suck you in and keep you entertained! LOVED IT! :)


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 who became the Sidhe or the Fae) in a first century battle, some of them were furious and gave chase, and some were secretly amused that a Druid had the cheek to defy them. As the centuries passed and Atticus remained an annoyingly long-lived fugitive, those who were furious only grew more so, while others began to aid him in secret.

Now he’s living in Tempe, Arizona, the very last of the Druids, far from where the Fae can easily find him. It’s a place where many paranormals have decided to hide from the troubles of the Old World—from an Icelandic vampire holding a grudge against Thor to a coven of Polish witches who ran from the German Blitzkrieg.

Unfortunately, the very angry Celtic god who wants that sword has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power, plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, a sexy bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good, old-fashioned luck of the Irish to kick some arse and deliver himself from evil.

A manipulative group of witches has teamed up with a fierce enemy to kill our toe-curling honky druid protagonist, Atticus. The ultimate lesson in this story: Never trust a witch. Atticus has found a home in the Arizona desert and no one is going to make him pull up stakes again. Tired of running from dangerous Fae, Atticus and his trusty Irish Wolfhound take on the dangers lurking around his normally quiet suburban neighborhood. And Atticus is quite the fighter, you don't live to be over 2000 years old without having some serious powers to draw upon. Unfortunately his powers may not be enough to stop his enemies from taking what they want. I loved the whole thing, from beginning to end this book was a very tasty treat I plan to enjoy for months to come.

Hearne came so very close to mentioning the title of this blog I had to do a double take at the line: "I smelled the sheep scent on the night air.." Pretty cool indeed! Atticus's fun loving Irish neighbor Mrs. MacDonagh has quiet a few memorable lines but my favorite was this gem:

"A friend will help ya move, Katie, but a really good friend will help ya move a body."

Definitely my new motto! *evil laugh* The only thing missing was details in the romance department, I am such a sucker for an Irish hunk that I wanted all the juicy play by plays. Alas, I had to use my imagination for our yummy Irish druid. Hopefully upcoming books will satisfy me just a wee bit more. Aside from that, this book is chalked full of so many different characters from folklore you are sure to find a few you enjoy. Vamps, Werewolves, Thor (who apparently is a jerk), Fae, Sorceress, witches and lots more!

Book 2 Hexed will be out June 7th, and the final book Hammered comes out July 5th! I for one cannot wait!

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  1. this is my kind of book! Thanks for the review Katie.

  2. Thanks for the review - man is my wishlist getting long:)

  3. I so look forward to this one. Seems to be pretty funny. And setting is really intriguing.
    Thanks for the review.
    And LOL about the mention.

  4. It's really a great book. Minus the sex details but still so yummy good. Let me know what you think after you read it. :)

  5. I give in - just clicked to order this book for my Kindle.