This is a really different paranormal book from any other that I've read.
I knew that it was the story of a very, very old Druid who has transplanted to Arizona. But I didn't expect that he would have regular conversations with ancient Celtic goddesses, or that so much of Celtic mythology would be found here, or that his encounters with the local weres and witches would ring so true. In all of his many interactions with them, he is always careful about everything he says, because these are powerful beings, and one slipup could bring disaster.
Likewise his explanations of how his magic works, and the many wards and protections he uses. Everything rings true, and his explanations are fascinating.
And the best thing of all is his sidekick. A really fun character, whose dialog is funny and again rings true.
An unusual style, but I like everything about it, and look forward to reading many more in this series.
Great book! Love the attitude and tone of the main character. The story was immensely entertaining, mixing modern day magic and fantasy with well known mythical characters; I found myself laughing a lot. Luke Daniels has a great voice and does a phenomenal job reading this novel. He does an amazing job with the accents he uses, helping the reader easily visualize the characters. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a fun read.
Gotta love Oberon! He reminds me of my own dog. Wish I could talk to him.
The story kept my attention. I laughed a lot while listening.
I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!
A FRIEND WILL HELP YOU MOVE, BUT A REALLY GOOD FRIEND
WILL HELP MOVE THE BODY
I enjoyed this despite myself. This book and series has been popular for some time. I was afraid it would seem silly or take it's self too seriously, so I avoided it for a long time. It turned out to be a fun book and while Hearne had me at Oberon (the dog), I believe Atticus had a lot to do with me enjoying the book. Atticus is a very likeable guy. He was a breath of fresh air. Atticus could have been a mailman with no magic and I would have enjoyed reading about him. Atticus is a Druid, which appeals to the tree huger in me, since he gets his power from the Earth. There were also Celtic Gods, demons, vampires, werewolves, lawyers, witches and the Fay. I will continue the series as it looks like there is more fun to be had. CAN'T BLAME A HOUND FOR TRYING.
Yes, if you like a clean but slightly violent fantasy book. Not very technical which makes for easy listening.
My first book and I like it.
The interaction with his dog at the end was really nice. I like that this character has lived so long and found a good friendship with his dog.
This character also has a good relation with his elderly neighbor which is a hoot. There is so much personality to the main character I feel like he is someone I should know.
A really good story that did not get mucked up with too much in-depth details and characters.
Hounded was a fantastic book! Hearne does an amazing job bring old and modern mythology and religious beliefs together in the modern age. He carefully balanced his action and comedy to a seamless blend that will make you smile and laugh out loud. You may want to be careful while jogging and all of a sudden burst out into laughter. People will give you strange looks.
Hearne has created a couple of special characters that have a certain flare for pop culture that adds more to the book then some others. If you are a fan of advantage and enjoy a laugh. As well as a colourful cast and a good story then Hounded is a must for you.
I will be getting the second book right now and that should tell you just how good of a gem this story truly is.
It was a good book, it had been recommended to me while I am waiting for the next Dresden files. The fist book in most series are never good as the rest, let me read more to really be fair.