Hello, fellow bookworms it’s time for another mini-review. Today I’d like to share my thoughts about Hunted by Kevin Hearne. Book 6 in his bestselling urban fantasy series, The Iron Druid Chronicles.
This year, as you may know, I set myself the long-overdue challenge of actually finishing some series! 😉 I’m linking up to the 2020 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge. Check out my progress here.
Today, I’m so happy to be able to check off another one from my TBR pile. I started The Iron Druid Chronicles back in 2018! Eek! I WILL finish it this year! Lol!
What’s Hunted about?
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Title: Hunted by Kevin Hearne
Series: The Iron Druid Chronicles #6
Published by Del Rey on 25 June, 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 9 hours 2 minutes
No. of Pages: 384
For a two-thousand-year-old Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he’s being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt—Artemis and Diana—for messing with one of their own. Dodging their slings and arrows, Atticus, Granuaile, and his wolfhound Oberon are making a mad dash across modern-day Europe to seek help from a friend of the Tuatha Dé Danann. His usual magical option of shifting planes is blocked, so instead of playing hide-and-seek, the game plan is . . . run like hell. Crashing the pantheon marathon is the Norse god Loki. Killing Atticus is the only loose end he needs to tie up before unleashing Ragnarok—AKA the Apocalypse. Atticus and Granuaile have to outfox the Olympians and contain the god of mischief if they want to go on living—and still have a world to live in.
Review Format: Audiobook, eBook
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What did I think about Hunted?
I’ve become a big fan of this series. I love Kevin Hearne’s writing style and his stories. They’re intelligent, well researched but still easy to read. His books are full of threads but never leave me feeling confused.
Kevin keeps me entertained from the first to the last page.
I downloaded the Audible narration to listen to Hunted as well as reading. Christopher Ragland’s performance was once again outstanding. He transports me into each and every adventure. The pace at which he reads the story and the emotions he adds to the different scenes are perfect. I love the different accents he gives each character – his performance brings them all to life. Christopher doesn’t have as wide an array of female voices as male ones. However, that’s understandable and doesn’t diminish his obvious talent.
While I’m talking about the characters, I must say how much I love them all in this series.
They’re complex beings written with their own tales and histories. It makes each one feel real and believable. I love how much Granuaile is featuring now. We get whole chapters from her perspective in this book. Oberon, Atticus’ faithful Irish Wolfhound is still the BEST. He just lights up my heart in every scene he’s in. Hunted marks a definite change to the dynamics of the relationships between Atticus, Granuaile and Oberon. I can see how much more fun it’s going to be!
Although the story felt fast and frantic it was never rushed, it unfolded at a good pace. Kevin never giving us any more information than Atticus had. Therefore, we journeyed with him, never really knowing when or where the next attack would strike.
I loved the action-packed pace of this book, spending most of my time on the edge of my seat.
Hunted is the sixth book in the Iron Druid Chronicles so a lot has happened so far. However, Kevin does a good job of weaving any pertinent information into the story seamlessly. I didn’t notice any detrimental effects on the flow or pace.
I’ve become emotionally invested in The Iron Druid Chronicles and I’ve already bought them all. I can’t wait to see what trials and adventures Atticus, Granuaile and Oberon have to face next in Shattered!
Keep reading to find out more about Kevin Hearne and this fabulous series.
The Iron Druid Chronicles
The Iron Druid Chronicles is a series of urban fantasy novels, written by Kevin Hearne and published by Del Rey Books. All the books including short stories have recorded Audiobooks narrated by Luke Daniels (for the US) and Christopher Ragland (for the UK market).
The series is set in our world (the first couple of books are set in Tempe, Arizona) where supernatural creatures exist, such as witches, vampires, werewolves, as well as various gods and goddesses from the world’s mythologies. The series is told in the first-person point-of-view of Atticus O’Sullivan (aka. Siodhachan O Suileabhain), a Druid who owns and runs an occult bookshop, Third Eye Books and Herbs, as he gets embroiled in the day-to-day struggle of Gods and Goddesses and other supernatural creatures.
Books in the Series
It’s never too late to start your adventure. There are nine novels and a growing number of short stories and novellas in this series. I’ve only listed the novels here. Click below to read my reviews or buy a copy for yourself.
- Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles #1) (2011)
- Hexed (Iron Druid Chronicles #2) (2011)
- Hammered (Iron Druid Chronicles #3) (2011)
- Tricked (Iron Druid Chronicles #4) (2012)
- Trapped (Iron Druid Chronicles #5) (2012)
- Hunted (Iron Druid Chronicles #6) (2013)
- Shattered (Iron Druid Chronicles #7) (2014)
- Staked (Iron Druid Chronicles #8) (2016)
- Scourged (Iron Druid Chronicles #9) (2018)
Buy THE IRON DRUID CHRONICLES in print, audio and eBook formats through the usual sources including:
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts about Hunted.
If you’ve read any of the books in this captivating urban fantasy series, I’d love to hear from you. If not, why the hell not! 😉 Click on the above links and add it to your towering TBR piles. Lol! 😉
Bye for now,