Hello Avid Readers,
Last year, I decided that mini reviews were the way forward for this particular book blogger. 😉 This means that I only write full detailed reviews for the books I receive from authors, publishers and PR organisers. When I read a book that I’ve bought for myself, I share my thoughts within a paragraph or two that I publish on Amazon UK, Goodreads and here on my blog.
Today, I want to share my thoughts about a book I first read back in the spring of 2018 …
Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles #1) by 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: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.
Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries. Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power—plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish—to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil.
A Great Start To This Popular Urban Fantasy Series.
There was nothing about this book that I didn’t love!! I found the writing style easy to read, the story never left me feeling confused and kept me hooked.
The characters are complex with tales and histories of their own (something I look forward to learning more about as I read more in this series) and the relationships between them very believable.
The story unfolded at a good pace, never giving us any more information than our hero, Atticus, had which meant that we journeyed with him, never really knowing who was friend or foe or when or where the next attack would strike.
Although this is the first book in the Iron Druid Chronicles, there is no cliffhanger at the end so it could be read as a standalone title, however, I can’t wait to see what trials & adventures Atticus O’Sullivan has to face next!!
Buy HOUNDED (or catch up with the whole series) in print, audio and eBook formats through the usual sources including:
Amazon UK ¦ Amazon US ¦ Audible ¦ Book Depository ¦ Waterstones ¦ Foyles
(I am part of Amazon , Audible , The Book Depository, Foyles Book Shop and Waterstones affiliate programmes, which means when you use those links to buy a copy of this book, I will get a (very) small % from the sale.)
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts. I hope I’ve sparked your interest and that you add this one to your towering TBR piles. 😉
Bye for now,