Saturday, April 16, 2011

Early Review: Hounded by Kevin Hearne

Author:Kevin Hearne
Release Date: May 3, 2011
Publisher: Del Rey
Iron Fruid Chronicles Book #1
ISBN:   0345522478
ISBN13: 9780345522474
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Librarything Early Review Program

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.
I must say I'm so glad I won this book. I had not heard of it before I requested to win it but I dont think I would have even looked twice at it if I didn't win it and need to read and review it. I thought Atticus was a brilliant character. He was level headed, described as incredibly good looking which is always nice, powerful and ready to defend him self and his friends. The other characters were always interesting and engaging. I couldn't wait to see who Kevin would introduce next. Oberon, Atticus' dog is hilarious and his obsession with french poodles kept me laughing. Kevin's writing flowed wonderfully. There aren't a lot of books out there with a male character as the lead and I must say Kevin really pulls it off in making me want to read more. I really enjoyed all the Celtic Mythology. HOUNDED is a wonderful addition to the Urban Fantasy genre and i would recommend it without hesitation. Ive already requested and received the next two books in the series (HEXED and HAMMERED) and cant wait to dive into them.

I gave it 4/5 stars