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Hunted (The Iron Druid Chronicles #6)

4.3  ·  Rating Details ·  22,273 Ratings  ·  1,056 Reviews
For a two-thousand-year-old Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he’s being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt—Artemis and Diana—for messing with one of their own. Dodging their slings and arrows, Atticus, Granuaile, and his wolfhound Oberon are making a mad dash across modern-day Europe to seek help from a friend of the Tuath ...more
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Published June 25th 2013 by Random House Audio (first published January 1st 2013)
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
Jun 25, 2013 Stacia (the 2010 club) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone looking for a funny and action-packed urban fantasy.
You ever notice the rampant child neglect going on in fairy tales?

4.25 stars and my favorite installment to date. It's all a bit unconventional, but I love the kitchen-sink mythology going on here. You want to see your favorite god or myth represented? I can almost guarantee you'll find it in the Iron Druid Chronicles in one form or another. Norse gods? Native American legends? Fairy tales? That's a check, 1, 2, 3.

Our happy druid-slash-dog team went through even more than usual this time aro
May 27, 2016 Phrynne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really want to take Atticus home and keep him. Even if he is over two thousand years old.
This is such a good series. In this episode (number six) our two Druids really demonstrate their amazing powers, defeating Dark Elves, Olympic Gods, a Manticore, assorted fae and some really nasty sea serpents amongst many other weird and wonderful creatures. The book is action packed but still has time to be funny, usually when Oberon the wolfhound has things to say.
In my review of the last book I believ
Pedro Silva
Apr 08, 2016 Pedro Silva rated it it was ok
I came into this book riding a high still left in me by the last great book I devoured, and I am a fond fan of the Iron Druid chronicles.
I mean, sure, I used to do it for killing time in between Jim Butchers, just like everyone else. But despite its flaws, it had grown on me on its own two feet, and I was now proudly counting it as one of my retainer fictions.

And then I read Hunted

Oh jeez, where do I even begin in this catastrophe?
Okay, let's start with what it did right:
> The idea of a book
Eon ♒Windrunner♒
Another excellent entry in the series.

The druids are hunted by a pantheon of gods (thanks for that Bacchus) and seem to find themselves in some pretty tight spots. The biggest problem it seems is that some of the gods seem to be in a ‘smite first, ask questions later’ kind of mood. Oh, and said gods are immortal. Counter attack game plan out the window. Atticus, Oberon & Granuille have no choice but to run and try to survive the onslaught. I think I forgot to mention that Loki has escaped h
Nov 05, 2015 Lyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hunted is Kevin Hearne’s 2013 addition to his Iron Druid series, and it features Atticus’ and Granaile’s European vacation!

sort of …

not really …

Here’s the thing - Atticus, Granuaile and telepathic WONDERDOG! Oberon are still trying to get Granuaile set up as a full scale, card carrying DRUID!! but because of the evil and tool-like machinations of the Roman god Bacchus, and help from an assortment of other mythological and occult antagonists, they cannot jump to Tir na nOg. Instead they are limit
Wendy F
Atticus is PIE

Well.... everyone else liked this one the most, but I liked it a little less. There was even a part that I skimmed.

Still see 4 stars though, because Oberon was just as funny:
"That is a noble idea, though I think it far to generous," Jupiter said. "Once a decade should be sufficient."
"I would rather be too generous than not in such cases."
"As you wish."
[One day, Atticus was amazed to discover that when Jupiter said, "As you wish," what he really meant was "I love you."]

*for thos
Athena Nagel
Dec 03, 2012 Athena Nagel rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I thoroughly enjoyed the Iron Druid Series - at least what there is of it so far. I didn't read it - I listened to it. But it is very difficult not to route for Atticus. He meets so many interesting supernatural, mythological, and religious charactes. All realms are intertwined in these stories. Since I listened to it and didn't read it I am not sure of the spelling - but it is very difficult not to just fall for the sarcastic, hillarious, always starving Irish Wolfhound - Oberon. He is simply a ...more
3.65 stars rounded up

Personally, it was better than the last one but it still wasn't as entertaining as the previous 4.5 books.

In my review for Trapped, my issues were due to the 12 years time jump and I didn't believe in the progress of Atticus and Granuaile's romance. Here, my issues would be with the too many gods coming towards Atticus (in order to kill him) or helped him. Yes, TOO many gods in one book!

I loved the first trilogy because it introduced me to the gods one book at a time. But
Jun 25, 2013 Burgoo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013, fantasy
One of the great things about the Iron Druid series is how every book matters. Not only do characters from earlier books return, but Atticus’ actions in one book influence how these characters feel about him later. Actions have repercussions, sometimes expected and other times surprising.

The vast majority of Hunted is an elaborate chase sequence as Atticus, Granuaile and Oberon try to cross Europe while evading the pursuit of Artemis and Diana. They’re upset about how Atticus has trapped Bacchus
Alana ~ The Book Pimp

If you love the series, what is stopping you? Hunted does NOT disappoint and throws more than a few curve-balls!

Atticus, Atticus, Atticus... what is UP with pissing off all the gods, and I do mean darn near ALL of them. Well, I suppose with them taking offense at the drop of a hat, there's just no hope for it. Must not forget a shout out to my favorite hound, Oberon, you deserve a sausage of the month club for being such a clever boy! I'm totally using the 'Shepherd's Pie' thing in real life,
Jun 18, 2013 Beth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Druids, Atticus and Granuaile, are on a run for their lives. Artemis and Diana are hot on the trail but if that wasn’t enough Loki, a group of mercenary the dark elves and the vampires are also trying to knock them off. Without the ability to shift worlds, their only hope is to get to England were they have a chance of winning.

For any chance of survival, Atticus must convince the Greek and Roman gods that it is in their best interest to align with the entrapment of Loki and stop Ragnarok. Fi
Tim Dimarco
Jul 22, 2013 Tim Dimarco rated it liked it
Shelves: crap
This book is not terrible, it's just not very good.

We get the POV of Granuaile in small doses, but I did not like it. As a secondary character she works fine, but when Hearne tries to write from inside her head it becomes very apparent it's a man writing as a female. He attempts to not come off sexist by making her masculine and aggressive. Which, instead, comes off as pandering to women. The whole "I am woman, hear me roar" thing is really over played these days. Can't we just have a strong fe
Hunted was a definite treat. Fast paced and incredibly exciting, it’s a great addition to the series.

The plot was very exciting, with several twists that were freaking unbelievable. I promise you’ll be at the edge of your seat while reading/listening. The beginning was one of the best in the whole series and I teared up by what happened at the beginning and around 1/3 in. I’m glad we were able to see some emotional pain from Atticus. Don’t get me wrong, I love that the series is lighthearted, bu
Holy Hot Tamles, what a ride ! I don't think I recover quickly from the trauma to my heart. Mr. Hearne, pulled out all his "A" game cards and dragged Atticus, Oberon, Granuaile and the Morrigan through some pretty rough times. I had to drag out the tissues, my heart ached. Then BAM the roller-coaster ride was tossing up another twist and I was screaming with joy and hope. I can't tell you anything about the story without spoiling it. The ending was sweet and left the door open for the next adven ...more
Aug 25, 2015 Cherie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am not sure why I like this Druid guy so much, but I do. I like his humor and I like the all of the adventure and interaction with the gods and the earth. Of course there is Oberon and Clever Girl too.
Kristin  (MyBookishWays Reviews)
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Hunted is, indeed, the perfect name for this installment of the Iron Druid series because, well, that’s what Atticus, Granuaile, and Oberon are: hunted. When Hunted opens, we catch up to the little group in Romania, and Diana and Artemis are after the gang because of that whole ordeal with Bacchus (imprisonment on an island where time is frozen seems to rile up the Olympians-who knew?) They took it a bit personally, so the
Sep 29, 2013 Otherwyrld rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
After a slightly disappointing last book, I am glad to say that Kevin Hearne is back with a bang in the sixth Iron Druid Chronicle. The book leads directly on from where we left off, with Team Druid in deadly danger from some angry Olympian Gods, and their only hope seems to be to reach an place in Windsor Great Park in England.

The only problem is that they are in Romania and their normal mode of transport (teleporting between realms)is unavailable, so they have to run.across.Europe.. Luckily th
Jun 28, 2013 Hobart rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-reads
Try as I might, I can't figure out a way to get Goodreads to let me give this as many stars as it deserves -- 6. I don't think it's possible for Hearne to write a bad book, but Hunted is beyond good. Not that Hearne has ever seemed anything but self-assured and capable (sorta like Atticus), but he's really firing on all cylinders here -- from the jaw-dropping and series-changing events of Chapter 1 through all the plot, twists, character moments, quips, action, and development that follows -- He ...more
Oct 14, 2013 Dawn rated it it was ok
Shelves: witch-wizard
Hunted is my least favorite of the Iron Druid series. I am feeling fatigued at the “Atticus and Granuaile, along with Oberon have to run for their lives from a band of angry gods while trying to prevent the Apocalypse” motif; this time it is Artemis and Diana hunting Atticus and company while Loki sees to release Ragnarok upon the world. The entire book was run, fight, fight again, sleep, run some more, and then repeat the entire process for 350 pages. As the series progresses I find Granuaile l ...more
Christy LoveOfBooks

I know I can always fall back on the Iron Druid Chronicles when I’m in need of a sure thing, so I try to save it for when I’m in a reading funk and/or miss my Atticus too much. Just like the previous books in the series, Hunted was just what I needed, leaving me completely satisfied.

Atticus, Granuaile, and Oberon are on the run from crazy-ass Loki. And Artemis. And Diana. Oh hell, you get the idea – they’re in deep crap. It’s an intense and exciting journey, with danger coming at them from
Suraj Sasidharan
Jun 13, 2012 Suraj Sasidharan marked it as to-read
ha! 5th yet to come and am ready for 6th! let thou be out soon!
Love, love, loved!
Jun 21, 2013 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Posted at Yummy Men & Kick Ass Chicks

Hunted is the sixth book in Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles series. I love this series. It is not like anything else I read. It’s not a romance book per se but there is (now) a central relationship that would keep you romance book lovers satisfied. My favorite part of this series are the characters. And how clever and smart the dialogue is. And how it features every mythology ever. Seriously, name the mythology and it’s in here with a neat twist or
Linda Baker
Jul 09, 2013 Linda Baker rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
I wish I had better things to say about Hunted(Iron Druid #6). The Iron Druid Series has been a favorite since the first three were brought out in quick succession a couple of years ago. I loved the originality and especially the internal dialogue between Atticus and Oberon, his wolf hound. This book just didn't feel like it went anywhere in terms of advancing the story line. In terms of other movement- there was plenty. Atticus, Oberon and Granuaile were running (literally) through Europe, purs ...more
Apr 28, 2013 Dreamthiev rated it liked it
While still a good read, I was slightly disappointed in this book.

I'm a big fan of the Iron Druid series in general, but this installment definitely wasn't my favorite. Though none of them was a deal-breaker for me, there were a few problems I had with this book:

1. The concept of a novel-long chase scene kinda wore thin after awhile, so the book on a whole was less enjoyable than previous parts of the series.

2. I don't feel the chapters told through Granuaile's perspective came off well. I was
Mar 28, 2015 Vertrees rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first part of the book was great- Amazing Race with Granuaile, Atticus and Oberon. Lief up to his tricks again. About 2/3 a ways into it, the audiobook began droning and I figured out what bothers me about the books. When he is talking about familiar characters, I find myself interested in what happens to them. When he throws in all the gods and mythical creatures, I find myself losing interest. Instead of a cool cameo of badassed and interesting characters, it is a bunch of characters I am ...more
At the end of Trapped, we are left with Atticus, Granuaile and Oberon on a run for their lives. While alot happened, I felt like this was just a filler book. Because they were being, well, Hunted, they were unable to shift plans, so it was literally a foot/hoof race for their lives across Europe. It's definitely building up to a big showdown
Lori K
Oct 02, 2014 Lori K rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't like this installment at all and skimmed most of it. Running, fighting-that's it. Plus one of my favorite characters basically commits suicide for asinine reasons. This series has changed so much from the original books. I'm done.
Aug 22, 2014 Steven rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2014
Fun series. Hope this story arc finishes soon and we see the author branch out more. This series has a lot of potential. :)
Dec 03, 2015 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had to accept something as I was reading Hunted and it was a bummer. I just don't like female urban fantasy characters written by men. My hope was that Molly (Butcher's Dresden Files) was a fluke. But, I still can't bring myself to care anything about the world's newest druid, Granuaile. Female written females are favorites of mine - Kate Daniels, Mercy Thompson and so on. What is the difference? Don't shoot me but it has to be the male perspective.

In the Dresden Files, Butcher has allowed Ha
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Kevin is the author of The Iron Druid Chronicles, an urban fantasy series published by Del Rey Books. The first six books of the series are now out as well as a novella that's book 4.5 and some other short works. The seventh book, SHATTERED, will be released June 17.
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“Silly dark elves. Earth is for Druids.” 27 likes
“Granuaile shook her head. "No, it's gross. You are such a guy sometimes."
Isn't he a guy all the time? (Oberon)
She's not saying I'm occasionally female. She's implying that I'm shallow.
Oh, I know. So why did she say only sometimes? (Oberon)”
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