Hounded

Hounded

eBook - 2011
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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.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 2011
ISBN: 9780345522535
0345522532
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 24, 2017

This mythology based fantasy book is something quite similar to Rick Riordan's 'Percy Jackson'. Our protagonist is twenty-one centuries old Atticus O’Sullivan, he is a Druid. Druids are humans but they can practice magic and live for lengthy amounts of time. Atticus is living the peacefully quiet life in Arizona, with his dog and owning a book store. That is except for the incredibly powerful sword he has hidden away, called Fragarach, and a Celtic god with the help of some witches want the power it holds, in this action-packed novel, Atticus with some help of other odd mystical creatures must act in defense. I didn't like this story because the author didn't properly describe the fighting scenes, it was quite confusing and like all other magical based books, the powers of each character wasn't properly pronounced.
- @Florence of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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Mtrey
Apr 24, 2017

In my opinion I have found this series to be a better fit with my sense of reading and humour style than Jim Butcher's character Harry Dresden. Yes I have read 2-3 (and did start at the beginning of the series) of the Dresden file, they didn't keep my interest.
Atticus and his fellow Arizonians are less dreary and as funny if not more so than other series. Thus I am now on my 4th in this series.

cmlibrary_ecrites Dec 18, 2015

Hounded is the first of the Iron Druid series featuring druid Atticus O'Sullivan.
This is a really fun urban fantasy read. It is set in a recognizable modern world where all the old mythological gods, demons and myriad creatures in between are real. Atticus is the last druid on Earth and he is just trying to live his life in relative peace and quiet in the American southwest. Unfortunately, that doesn't always work out for him.
This is a great start to a great series.

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bombers85
Jul 14, 2015

A bit lighter than the Harry Dresden books and a bit funnier. Looking forward to reading the next books in the series.

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psychicgrrl
Jul 09, 2015

Interesting story full of twists and turns. Not a comedy, but there are excellent humorous moments. Hearne has obviously been practicing the craft of writing in order to put out an item of this quality. I love the occasional use of some old or obsolete word just to remind us how old Atticus O'Sullivan is.

teenbrarian May 24, 2015

Perfect match for fans of Harry Dresden. Rollicking good fun. And you can't go wrong with a talking wolfhound.

multcolib_lauralw Apr 28, 2015

This is book one of my new favorite urban fantasy series. The dialogue is so funny!

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billmacrotarian
Mar 06, 2015

What would you do if you were an ancient Druid living in Arizona and an Irish god came after you? That question is answered in Hounded. Aside from assorted gods; witches, vampires, and werewolves join in the action and our hero gets to converse with his dog. All in all, this novel is great action-filled fun with lots of laughs thrown in. Don’t look for serious messages. Just enjoy.

luinealaRPL Dec 12, 2014

If you're looking for a fast, funny read and you're a fan of mythology and magic in the modern world, here's a great pick. Atticus O'Sullivan is the last Druid, and is just trying to live peacefully, running his bookshop and hunting (in dog-form of course) with his wolfhound companion. He's also in hiding from a god he ticked off a few thousand years back, and that god has now decided to track him down in earnest, and try to off him once and for all.

This has been called the "logical heir" to Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series, and I think that fits. The best parts of this series are its characters, particularly Atticus' vampire and werewolf legal team, and his relationship with his wolfhound, Oberon, who has recently decided he's very much like to be the canine Genghis Khan.

An exciting, amusing read for fantasy fans - highly recommended! And if you want more staff picks, check out our blog at http://staffpicks.yourlibrary.ca/!

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kaylahhancock12
Oct 09, 2014

A pretty standard Urban fantasy novel. Atticus was super sassy though which I loved! All in all it was enjoyable but nothing new was brought to the table.

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