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Hexed by Kevin Hearne
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Nov 03, 11

Read from September 15 to 18, 2011 — I own a copy, read count: 1

Another really fun read in the Iron Druid Chronicles. The first book made me laugh and I just love Atticus who is a 2100 year old Druid who looks 21. The last of the Druids, he makes his home in Scottsdale, Arizona as the slightly eccentric owner of an occult book store. With his Irish Wolfhound, Oberon, he lives close by and rides back and fort to work on a bike. Atticus and Oberon can communicate by telepathy, and both have great dry senses of humor. In the first book we met Atticus's werewolf and vampire lawyers, a great number of witches, Gods and Goddesses, some of which were very very evil and some great friends. Atticus draws power and magic from the earth and obviously has learned to live with danger to survive for over two thousand years. He also knows how to fit in with the crowd his own age (21) and would be considered quite a hip and hot guy. (well, I considered him hot in spite of the lack of romance in the book) He's great!

This book continues from the previous one where Atticus has led some of his supernatural friends into a huge battle that ended with destroying a powerful evil man (well, not exactly a man). It is told in the first person. Now Atticus is swamped with requests to take down Thor who everyone seems to want to get. He has no interest in doing so. He is pulled into a war between two covens of witches, and there are several very big battles in this book. Battles are usually not my thing but Atticus's humor throughout the book (and battles) makes the whole story a wonderful read. One of the best parts is at the beginning when he is trying to explain to his hundreds of years old vampire lawyer how to fit in with modern society. I actually laughed out loud a few times in the conversation and seldom do that reading a book. The lawyer, Leif, is in this story a lot and I learned to quite like him. I was really sad when it appeared he had been killed but....
"He's not dead," I said to the witches assembled around his body.
"Yes he is." Berta begged to differ.
"Well, yes, you have a point, but I mean he'll be okay. Still dead, but fine."

Even if I hadn't enjoyed the whole story, the banter between Atticus and Oberon are priceless.

Is there romance? Not really. There is a very lengthy episode of sex (with no details) between Atticus and a Goddess of Death which leaves him cut, bleeding, and bruised but it definitely is not love. He did get an apprentice in the previous book and has a serious problem trying to keep his mind off her body so as to keep their relationship professional. During these times he forces him self to think about....baseball and trades and plays and players. It's funny.

This is a book about a guy written by a guy. It's a pretty quick read. It was fun. Love the covers. That is Atticus to me and it works.
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Crazy4more Yeah...I'll be picking up 3 Druids books from my library soon.

Michele (Reading Lark/CanadianTwiMom) Great review Terry! I think I still want to read them eventually... even sans romance... :P Sounds like Atticus is an awesome character.

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