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Hounded by Kevin Hearne
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Oct 08, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, paranormal, read-in-2012, nook, mythology
Read from October 04 to 08, 2012

It started off a little slow and clunky (my opinion), but after a few chapters things started clicking together. Really well.

Atticus is a 2000 plus year old Druid who makes his home in Arizona. Other than running an occult shop (and occasionally selling fake weed to stoners), he has generally tried to lay low to avoid a powerful enemy who has been after him for over a millenium. Because he stole the guy's sword. A bad ass sword. Evidently, the Celtic god of love isn't very lovable. In fact, he's pretty pissed.
And that's where the story starts...

Atticus reminds me a lot of a hot Harry Dresden. I'm not saying Hearne ripped-off Butcher, though. Hearne's writing style isn't as chaotic as Jim Butcher's, for one thing. The similarity is that both characters are the kind of humorous underdogs that everyone loves to root for.

Hounded is a great 1st book in what looks to be a very good urban fantasy series. 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...

On a side note, I loved that Thor was described as a huge douche in this book. Made me giggle.
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Anne Too funny! I think I more of a Team-Thor girl now that Chris Hemsworth is on the scene.

Samuel King I'm only half way through but I agree, first few chapters are so so but then it gets very addictive!

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