Hounded - Kevin Hearne

Atticus O'Sullivan is a smart-assed, bookstore owning, herbalist introvert who lives in Tempe. Also, he's the last druid. Also, Aenghus Óg wants his sword back. Atticus' life is complicated. He's survived for a long time by keeping his head down - he might tell you he's twenty-one, but he never said twenty-one what. Too bad that's not going to work this time.


"Well-researched" doesn't begin to cover this book. Kevin Hearne has clearly gone right past research land and on to the valley of the obsessed. There are visits from all the major players in Celtic mythology and cameos from most of the other major world pantheons, besides. The action is fast and the writing is witty, but there's plenty of character development. The book should appeal to men, women, and older teens as long as they don't object to fantasy in general. I enjoyed this, and went straight on into the next in the series.


What Went Well:

  • Believable characters
  • Sense of humor
  • Excellent dog writing


Even Better If:

  • Honestly, I have no real complaints