Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Mini Review: Hounded by Kevin Hearne

Title: Hounded
Author: Kevin Hearne
Publisher: Orbit
Series: Iron Druid Chronicles #1
Source: Bought
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Description: 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 sexy 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.

My thoughts: I love stories that involve mythology, especially when it's something slightly less commonly used, like this one with the use of celtic myths. It got straight to the action, which I like in a new series and kept up a fast pace. There are some hints of romantic options for Atticus which again I like to see but they weren't a big part of the story or the plot. And of course we have Atticus' relationship with his dog - as a dog owner, how could I not love that? Overall I thought this was a good book and I'll definitely be reading more of the series. I'm giving it 7/10 and from what I've heard the series gets better as it goes along, so I've got that to look forward to.


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