I wish I did that sooner. Three stars is the most I'll give anything with more than a token window-dressing of girl-sex. Can Atticus escape with his skin, even with a pack of werewolves and a vampire lawyer on his side? And has a magic sword that can cut through anything. Perun has jolly and friendly nature. That is when their adventures are just beginning.
On the one hand, it was fast paced, exciting, fun, and humorous. He owns the book shop Third Eye Books and Herbs and possess witty characteristics. I did have a physical copy of this book for a long time, I picked it up, but my attention strayed and I had to put it down. The entire series is told in the and in the beginning is told exclusively by Atticus O'Sullivan aka. I'm saying that I like them because those are the things that make these iron Druid books distinct from the Dresden files.
That's because the giant's neck was actually about three feet higher, and the Fir Bolgs slowed down when they saw their leader taken down by a guy in an English business suit. I told you it was petty. And that was the thing; Atticus was funny and wise, but throughout the book I felt a disconnect. Then there's barmaid Granuaile, a beautiful red-headed twenty-two-year-old who Atticus can't quite figure out. I just don't want you to feel depressed about going home. The Arizona setting was a nice change of pace. But what does that have to do with a coven of witches? The world-building was pretty good in this book, though I did feel like Hearne was chucking everything in for good measure.
Enjoyable fast read, once it gets going hard to stop until the end. I'm not saying Hearne ripped-off Butcher, though. The identity of the villain is no secret, but the loyalties of the various gods and witches are never certain. According to the official website, the collection is the length of a novel and should be considered 8. I have the next one waiting for me right now, and you can bet your ass I'll be reading it as soon as I can save this review. Well worth the read, and I now looking forward too the rest of this series. As mentioned, he's two thousand years old.
I also question the wisdom of running a store that happens to sell occult books. Throughout the review I mention the humor, and this book had some golden moments of humor that had me rolling in the chair. Granuaile and Owen Kennedy arch druid to Atticus narrate later chapters after they become a larger part of the story. This woman is wasted, frightened and clearly in trouble. Of those, Galileo was my personal favorite. Loved it and can't wait to get the next one. Wells fanboy Eli Roth, this collection features unabridged recordings of the novels performed by Hugh Bonneville, Jason Isaacs, Sophie Okonedo, David Tennant and Alexander Vlahos.
And I felt there was plenty of opportunity for Hearne to highlight Atticus's loneliness - there's a pack of werewolves, a coven of witches and the gods all seem to be in cahoots. What I can talk about is the premise and possibilities. Once you get them started quoting it, they are constitutionally incapable of feeling depressed. Hold on, get down off the door so I can open it for you, and be careful, don't hurt any of them. The writing is solid in Hounded and the pacing is good. You can make it happen! I'm guessing the author thinks that the existence of kryptonite spoils Superman. I was largely attracted to the book due to the Celtic mythology aspect but Hearne failed in this department as well.
The Iron Druid Chronicles put new twists on traditional beliefs and characters mythical and religious for the most part and weave them together in intriguing story lines that hold the interest of the reader. Sure, he has a vampire and alpha werewolf on retainer as his lawyers. The vampire and werewolf lawyer combo was a pretty novel idea and I liked that he didn't overuse them. . But all in all, I really really didn't like him. Atticus reminds me a lot of a hot Harry Dresden.
The story is well written and develops on such a way that three reader in the fall as much add Atticus. Why does he give Malina so much information? It's not just that Aenghus wants his sword back—though it is a very nice magical sword—but that Atticus didn't exactly ask permission to take it. He has vampire characteristics and usually works at night. Hero is a druid who can also kick butt like nobody's business. I didn't get as emotionally connected as I would have liked - probably beause he seemed rather nonconcerned about any conflict that would befall him. Here he is, the last Druid. Hounded reads like the Dresden Files with a dash of American Gods thrown in.
There were really only two things I found less than par, and both are very subjective, so they don't affect my rating. I don't understand why they care if he never listens to them. Twenty-one hundred years old and talks like a lamebrained kid? He also sleeps with this or that goddess because apparently he is irresistible. Before I end this short review, I must make a mention regarding the incredible narration of the book by no other than the magnificent Luke Daniels. However, I will warn you about the male character being the Object of Affection for literally anyone who identifies as female. Note: The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement.
Place of publication not identified: Orbit. I gave it to him, he loved it, and then promptly wanted to talk about what had happened in the story. You're a 2100 year old druid coming from the Old World. But that power, along with his unnatural longevity, has ensured that he has more than a few powerful enemies. As a young man, Wells won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, sparking his infamous vocation as a science fiction writer. The similarity is that both characters are the kind of humorous underdogs that everyone loves to root for. Lyn: True, and Hearne has created a gem.