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.
©2011 Kevin Hearne (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"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.” (Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review)
“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 Legacy)
“Kevin Hearne breathes new life into old myths, creating a world both eerily familiar and startlingly original.” (Nicole Peeler, author of Tempest Rising)
I grew up with a collie named Oberon, and reading this book made me feel like he was back. There are so many awesome things about this book, and so many reasons for you to read it. But if you are even slightly on the fence, I beg of you give it a chance just for Oberon!
Loved it. great comedy relief. story kept me riveted and wanting more. Narration was great...like feeling the character. Will recommend it.
Best series in a long time. Seriously... I grew up reading Harry Potter over and over, then listening to it because Jim Dale is amazing. Luke Daniels is Jim Dale amazing. Love the story and characters. I have listened to these books repeatedly dying for the next one.
I like Sci-fi and fantasy, occasional fiction, and others. Mid 50's, married, grown children, fairly active life style. I've enjoyed reading since I could read!
Fun fantasy with a little of everything. Druids, werewolves, witches, and gods. Just go with it, you'll like it!
I don't really have any complaints about the book or the narration, it just didn't catch my interest necessarily to continue the series. The dog is hi-larious though!
Fell in love with this book from the start. Funny but with serious action. Loved the use of everyday supernatural like werewolfs and vampires with unusual supernaturals like druids and Celtic Gods.
"Another totally 'awesome' urban fantasy!"
In short if you liked 'Rivers of London' then you will really enjoy this too!
Hounded is a witty, funny steeped in mythology fast listen. The main character, Atticus is totally beleivable set in modern day USA, and his dog, an Irish Wolfhound called Oberon, is so full of life and funny, but without being naff!
Luke Daniels characterisation is amazing, I gave this one 5 stars, as I loved it, but would have given Ben Aaranovitch if I could have! Enjoy.
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