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Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles, Bk 1)
Hounded - Iron Druid Chronicles, Bk 1
Author: Kevin Hearne
Atticus O'Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old -- when in actuality, he's twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention:...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780356501192
ISBN-10: 0356501191
Publication Date: 9/1/2011
Pages: 320
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Orbit (UK)
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 7
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lilifx avatar reviewed Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 6
If you like urban fantasy, but are ready for something a little different; if you like humor mixed with action; and if you are ready for a man and dog team that will melt your heart.... read Hounded. Be prepared, go ahead and wishlist the next 2 in the series while you're at it.
readerdragon avatar reviewed Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 3
I am enjoying this book. Atticus is great fun and I adore his Irish Wolfhound Oberon (the dogs comments and fantasies are a hoot to read). This book has all of the nods to our modern culture while introducing us to Celtic folklore.

There is an Irish pronunciation guide at the beginning of the book so you don't get lost with all the strange names. Atticus gave out information on each God and fae as he went along, so I never got lost about who was who.

I am still reading this book, but wanted to get it a quick review before it goes on sale. So far this is a great read, I'm about 1/2 way through. I can't wait to finish this one and will be on the lookout for the rest of the books.
carlamo avatar reviewed Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 269 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
No need for me to repeat comments made by other readers, so I'll just say that I really enjoyed reading this wonderful, irreverent story and can't wait to read the rest of the series (which I already have lined up and ready to go!)...
solarawynn avatar reviewed Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 724 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A wonderful story.The characters are well developed and believable. I love Oberon,he is funny.I laughed out loud a few times. I loved everything about this book. Will read Hexed next.
WarMuffin avatar reviewed Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A recommend try for fans of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series; in my opinion the Iron Druid Chronicles are in the same style of writing, and vaguely of the same plot-type: humorous lead character dealing with a world of the supernatural. Perhaps a bit different in that the pool of mythology - highly recommended if you enjoy mythology for any culture! Often with laugh-out-loud jokes and it doesn't drag out in 'implied' drama, but keeps moving along. Possibly a few elements of exposition spread out, but I was so interested, it didn't bother me! Can't wait to read the next, and the next, etc!
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renegadespiritcat avatar reviewed Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 198 more book reviews
Great easy read with colorful cast of characters well described and entertaining. I look forward to more reading in this series.
dragoneyes avatar reviewed Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 797 more book reviews
I'm a late starter when it comes to this series. Glad I didn't just pass it up. This was so much fun! It had action, lots of humor, great characters! Can't wait to read book 2 now.
reviewed Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 72 more book reviews
If you like Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden series, you must give the Iron Druid Chronicles a try. I really enjoyed Hounded and am immediately going out to get a copy of the next, Hexed.
cyndij avatar reviewed Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 1031 more book reviews
A fun fast read with two likable characters in Atticus and Oberon. I do have to say that Atticus is awfully childish for someone so old. You'd think he would have acquired a bit more gravitas by now. There's lots of action, lots of bad guys and shifting alliances; bodies fall like rain without getting into nasty gory details. Don't expect depth from any of these characters, or any exploration of the belief systems and so forth. It's light-hearted urban fantasy all the way,
escapeartistk avatar reviewed Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 207 more book reviews
This was a fun read.

I was a little worried at first, thinking the author had created one of those pretentious, smug narrators who seem to be trying to show off how smart they are (in other words, a thin guise for the author, who seems to take himself a little too seriously). However, the voice of Hearne's protagonist works, at least for me. The allusions aren't obscure or nerdy, and they fit the story and character; one would expect a 2,000-year-old druid to know a few things. I enjoyed the occasional mix of Shakespearean speech (among others) with modern colloquialisms, and I could even overlook what had to be some authorial vicarious wish-fulfillment when goddesses (literally and figuratively) throw themselves at this 2000-year-old-in-the-body-of-a-21-year-old male. It is fantasy, after all.

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