Review: Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles #1) by Kevin Hearne

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Hello Avid Readers. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Hounded by Kevin Hearne. The first book in his bestselling urban fantasy series, The Iron Druid Chronicles.

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Review: Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles #1) by Kevin HearneMy Rating:
Title: Hounded by Kevin Hearne
Series: The Iron Druid Chronicles #1
Published by Del Rey on 3 May, 2011
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 9 hours 42 minutes
No. of Pages: 304

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.

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Review Format: Print
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Last year, I decided that mini reviews were the way forward for this particular book blogger. 😉 Consequently, I only write full detailed reviews for the books I receive from authors, publishers and PR organisers (ARCS).

Today, I want to share my thoughts about a book I first read back in the spring of 2018 …

So, what did I think about Hounded?

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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.

This is the first book in the Iron Druid Chronicles. However, there’s no cliffhanger at the end. Therefore, it could be read as a standalone title. But, I can’t wait to see what trials & adventures Atticus O’Sullivan has to face next!!

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts about Hounded. I hope I’ve sparked your interest and that you add it to your towering TBR piles. 😉

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Kevin Hearne has become one of my favourite authors. Click HERE to see who else is on my list.

Bye for now,

Flora x

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(7) Comments

  1. […] am already a fan of Kevin Hearne’s writing style and although I have only read the first book (Hounded) in the Iron Druid Chronicles I don’t have extensive knowledge of this series. I loved that this […]

  2. […] Moon by Felicity Heaton ~ Sinless by Juliet Lyons ~ Before Midnight by Jennifer Blackstream ~ Hounded by Kevin Hearne ~ The Bite That Binds by Suzanne […]

  3. This is one of favourite UF series, 8m glad you enjoyed its beginning.

  4. Beware Of The Reader says:

    I am so happy that you loved this one Flora! I have seen it on other feeds and it seems a great one!

  5. I like urban fantasy, so I shall go and check out this series.

  6. I’ll have to try these. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this series.

    1. I know, they keep popping up. I have read book 2 – Hexed – and really enjoyed it too. My review will be coming soon.

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