Hunted (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #6)
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Hunted (The Iron Druid Chronicles #6)

4.28 of 5 stars 4.28  ·  rating details  ·  11,942 ratings  ·  780 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
Audiobook, 384 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by Random House Audio
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
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 arou...more
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 those
Athena Nagel
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...more
Pedro Silva
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

Jeez, where do I even begin in this catastrophe?
Okay, let's start with what it did right: The idea of a book long th...more
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...more
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 lif...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Tim Dimarco
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...more
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
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!
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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...more
Linda Baker
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
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
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...more
Fun series. Hope this story arc finishes soon and we see the author branch out more. This series has a lot of potential. :)
Rick Fisher
3.5 stars

I enjoyed returning to this series and reacquainting myself with several wonderful characters. It is refreshing to be able to revisit with Kevin Hearne's masterfully written personae's of Atticus, Oberon and Granuaile. The love they share, the immensely funny and enjoyable witty banter between them all and the seemingly incomparable sticky positions they find themselves continue to impress me as a reader. Plus, we get to experience many other interesting characters in the form of Greek...more
Experiment BL626
Book 6 of the series was one big chase scene, extravagant and exhilarating! The book immediately picked up from book 5’s cliffhanger (book 5's review) and with a twist of events mercilessly hurled a major death. Literally running for their lives, the heroes couldn’t afford the luxury of grief. They couldn’t even afford a long moment to rest because life-threatening obstacles arose with each passing chapter.

+ the plot, the chase

In addition to Diana and Artemis, goddesses of the hunt, hunting them...more
Atticus returns in fine form as he, Granuaile and Oberon continue their evasion of death-bringing gods (from all pantheons; it seems Atticus has more than a few enemies) at breakneck speed while Oberon provides lighter, dog-oriented life philosophies to solve every problem. (Strangely, most of Oberon's solutions involve food.) At one point there is a shocking turn, leaving the reader to wonder "How could that end so abruptly?" And then you realize that's exactly the sentiment of the characters.

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
PepperP0t (
3.75stars on my scale

How can one Druid tick off so very many Gods and immortals? I'm not even sure Atticus can keep up with them - so let's just say all. True to its title this installment has our heroic trio (Atticus, Oberon & Granuaile) being chased across various continents as Diana and Artemis try to get vengeance. They've also got to stay ahead of Loki while the Olympians take bets on whose going to win.
There was quite a bit to like in this fast-paced outing with the snappy dialogue, m...more
I don't know why I got the e-book because the audiobook (read by fabulous Luke Daniels) is just so awesome. OK, I do know why... I can sometimes get impatient when listening and want to read it since I can read faster. But I find myself thoroughly enjoying the audio version of this series so much. I really enjoyed this installment - I laughed, I cried, I enjoyed. I was surprised by some developments. I guessed right about the person at the end ....
Тази ми е една от любимите книги от поредицата. Дори с POVа на Гранюел. Освен че беше нестихващ екшън, имаше и повече драма този път. Въпреки че бях сигурен, че ще се оправят нещата, пак ме развълнува словото на Оберон. За другата книга ще трябва да преживявам нов проблем- сега пък женско куче. Ей тоя Хърн, много го е шубе да не го погнат феминистките. Сега ако новата Оберонка не реже и не се заяжда нонстоп с Оберон па на!
Lee Ann
I love this series!! It is not a deep or a thought provoking story but it's truly entertaining. It's a "laugh out loud" tale of Atticus (the last remaining Druid on earth) and his side kick, and man’s best friend, Oberon and their quest on a multitude of adventures with every mythological god or creature ever mentioned in our world’s histories. I have to give it 5 stars just for pure entertainment value alone 
Richard Guion
If this novel in the Iron Druid series were an old Marvel Comic it would have the blurb "Action Packed Issue". Picking up immediately where Trapped left off, our three heroes (Atticus, Granuaille, and Oberon) are essentially chased from Eastern to Western Europe by the Greek & Roman goddesses of the hunt, Artemis and Diana. Aiding them are vampires, hit men, and other supernatural creatures. If you love the characters more than anything you will enjoy it, especially the audiobook version. Ob...more
3.5 stars. Not as good as the previous books. Still it was fast paced and funny. I think it's time for Hearne to start another series so that I have something of his to read while waiting for the next druid installment:))
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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.” 16 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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