Hounded by Kevin Hearne
The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book One

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BONUS: This special eBook edition includes two bonus short stories set in the world of the Iron Druid Chronicles: "Clan Rathskeller," and the eBook exclusive "Kaibab Unbound."

HOUNDED

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 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.
 

About Kevin Hearne

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Kevin Hearne is a native of Arizona and really appreciates whoever invented air-conditioning. He graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and now teaches high school English. When he’s not grading essays or writing novels, he tends to his basil plants and paints landscapes with his daughter. He has been known to obsess over fonts, frolic unreservedly with dogs, and stop whatever he’s doing in the rare event of rain to commune with the precipitation. He enjoys hiking, the guilty pleasure of comic books, and living with his wife and daughter in a wee, snug cottage.
 
Published May 3, 2011 by Del Rey. 303 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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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.

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Though I love how Hearne has worked in the whole faerie/gods/supernatural angle as well as vampires, werewolves, and witches (yes, witches!), it's the humor and sarcasm that really stole the show for me.

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Atticus has had a few quiet years in Tempe, but apparently there's an angry love god from the old country who really wants a sword he thinks Atticus stole from him way back when.

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Examiner

Fantasy lovers in the Spokane area who have not discovered Kevin Hearne's "Iron Druid Chronicles" yet should head immediately to their local libraries or favorite book sellers.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Atticus O'Sullivan has made himself a nice little life in Tempe, Arizona.

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Patheos

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.

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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...

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SFFWorld.com

So, Aenghus sends his minions after Atticus and the minions get more powerful as the novel progresses until there’s an all-out spectacular battle of magic, gods, and Tuatha Dé Danann to cap off this fine novel.

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Iron Druid Atticus O'Sullivan, hero of Kevin Hearne's epic New York Times best-selling urban fantasy series, has a point to make - and then drive into a vampire's heart.

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The British Fantasy Society

Running a herbal remedy shop in Tempe, Arizona, he finds that his old rival, the god Aenghus ‘g has found where he is and wants his blood ‘ or rather, the return of the sword Fragarach that Atticus won from him, though the death of Atticus at the same time would be a convenient bonus.

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Roqoo Depot

Soon we’ll be seeing some new authors in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, and one of them will be Kevin Hearne.

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Grasping For The Wind

Beloved of the Morrigan, Celtic goddess of war, Atticus has been able to hide thus far, but when a coven of vain witches, the local werewolf clan (of lawyers), the police, and the goddess of the hunt get involved, Atticus can’t hide for long.

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Geek Speak Magazine

What follows is Atticus trying to juggle at least four Celtic gods who want all sorts of different things from him, be it to kill him or try to convert him to their side and stay alive while Aenghus Og tries to kill him.

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SciFi Mafia

Atticus O’Sullivan has been running for two thousand years and he’s a bit tired of it.

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SBY Teens

Not least of which is Aenghus Og, a Celtic god looking for some paypack a few centuries after Atticus stole the sword Fragarach, a powerful weapon known also known as “The Answer” which anyone with the blade held to their skin is forced to tell the truth.

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