Hounded

Kevin Hearne

Book - 2011

Atticus O'Sullivan, the last of the Druids, finds his peaceful life in Arizona shattered by the arrival of an angry Celtic god who wants Atticus's magical sword, forcing Atticus to call upon some unlikely allies for help.

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Series
Hearne, Kevin. Iron druid chronicles ; v. 1.
Iron druid chronicles.
Subjects
Published
New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books 2011.
Edition
Del Rey mass market ed
Language
English
Physical Description
ix, 304 p. ; 18 cm
ISBN
9780345522474
0345522478
Main Author
Kevin Hearne (-)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Though he looks 21, druid Atticus O'Sullivan measures his life in centuries rather than years and hides his true calling under a wealth of tattoos and a modern identity. His disguise, however, is not enough to protect him from a vengeful Celtic god and members of the ancient Fae. Hearne's first novel introduces a strong modern hero with a long history and the wit to survive in the 21st century. VERDICT A snappy narrative voice makes this series opener a savvy urban fantasy adventure that should appeal to fans of Celtic and other mythologies. [Page 88]. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Hearne, a self-professed comic-book nerd, has turned his love of awesome dudes whacking mightily at evil villains into a superb urban fantasy debut. Staying alive for 2,000 years takes a great deal of cunning, and sexy super-druid Atticus O'Sullivan, currently holed up in the Arizona desert, has vexed a few VIPs along the way. High up on that list is Aenghus Óg, the Celtic god of love. It's not just that Aenghus wants his sword back—though it is a very nice magical sword—but that Atticus didn't exactly ask permission to take it. Atticus and his trusty sidekick, Irish wolfhound Oberon, make an eminently readable daring duo as they dodge Aenghus's minions and thwart his schemes with plenty of quips and zap-pow-bang fighting. (May) [Page ]. Copyright 2010 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Atticus O'Sullivan, the last of the Druids, finds his peaceful life in Arizona shattered by the arrival of an angry Celtic god who wants Atticus's magical sword, forcing Atticus to call upon some unlikely allies for help.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The last of the Druids, Atticus O'Sullivan finds his peaceful life in Arizona shattered by the arrival of a very angry Celtic god who wants Atticus's magical sword, forcing Atticus to call upon his friends--and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish--to deliver himself from evil. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The first novel in the New York Times bestselling Iron Druid Chronicles—the hilarious, action-packed tales of a two-thousand-year-old Druid pursued by ancient gods in the modern world“A page-turning and often laugh-out-loud-funny caper through a mix of the modern and the mythic.”—Ari Marmell, author of The Warlord’s LegacyAtticus O’Sullivan is the last of the ancient druids. He has been on the run for more than two thousand years and he’s tired of it. The Irish gods who want to kill him are after an enchanted sword he stole in a first-century battle, and when they find him managing an occult bookshop in Tempe, Arizona, Atticus doesn’t want to uproot his life again. He just wants everything to end one way or another, but preferably the way in which he can continue to enjoy fish and chips.He does have some small hope of survival: The Morrigan, the Irish Chooser of the Slain, is on his side, and so is Brighid, First Among the Fae. His lawyer is literally a bloodsucking vampire, and he has a loyal Irish wolfhound with opinions about poodles.But he’s facing down some mighty enemies: Aenghus Óg, a vengeful Irish god, plus a coven of witches and even the local police. On top of all that, Aenghus has a direct line to the firepower of hell. Atticus will need all the luck of the Irish and more if he’s going to stay alive.Don’t miss any of The Iron Druid Chronicles:HOUNDED | HEXED | HAMMERED | TRICKED | TRAPPED | HUNTED | SHATTERED | STAKED | SCOURGED | BESIEGED