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Kevin Hearne

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January 2010

Kevin is the NYT bestselling author of the Iron Druid Chronicles, as well as The Seven Kennings, an epic fantasy trilogy, and the Tales of Pell, a humorous fantasy series co-authored with Delilah S. Dawson. INK & SIGIL, a new urban fantasy series set in the Iron Druid universe, will be out in 2020.

Gnomes and halflings

It’s out now! No Country for Old Gnomes is the second book in the Tales of Pell but you don’t have to read the first one to enjoy it. Folks, this tale has some goodies I think you’ll enjoy:

A goth gnome with purple bats on his cardiganHalflings involved in organized crime—the seedy truth no one would tell you before!A gryphon obsessed with omelets and umlautsDryads and drynads (you’ve always won... Read more of this blog post »
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Gnomes and halflings

It’s out now! No Country for Old Gnomes is the second book in the Tales of Pell but you don’t have to read the first one to enjoy it. Folks, this t... Read more of this blog post »
" Victoria wrote: "Praying for return of Atticus Owen and the doggies! Please drop like another 7 book commitment.. promise ill buy all and narration by ...more "
Kevin Hearne made a comment on the preorder deal
" Matej wrote: "thanks for the explanation... i have done my preordering duty =)"
Thank you so much!
" Lou wrote: "Hey Kevin. Are you ever coming to Detroit, MI?"

No telling what the future holds. I was in Lansing for my last tour for
STAKED—sorry I miss
...more "
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
" Veronika wrote: "Kevin, you are of Irish origin (do you have any Irish ancestor)? Or why the Irish druid as main hero?
Thanks for reply!"

I'm Irish but
...more "
" Brandon wrote: "I preorder your wonderful books via Does that count?"

It certainly does. As mentioned above, it's all good! Thanks so much!
More of Kevin's books…
“Monty Python is like catnip for nerds. Once you get them started quoting it, they are constitutionally incapable of feeling depressed.”
Kevin Hearne, Hounded

“Now go and stake some vamps. Especially the sparkly emo ones.”
Kevin Hearne, Hammered

“Yer a good lad, Atticus, mowin’ me lawn and killin’ what Brits come around.”
Kevin Hearne, Hounded


Which July New Release would you like to read in August?

Books were randomly chosen from Goodreads' "Most Popular Books Published In July" list.

** Write-ins are allowed. If you do so, please include title, author and series name.

Hour of Darkness (Hunter Legacy, #2) by Lara Adrian
Hour of Darkness by Lara Adrian
(Midnight Breed: Hunter Legacy, #2)
  2 votes, 50.0%

Embers (Dark in You, #4) by Suzanne Wright
Embers by Suzanne Wright
(Dark in You, #4)
  1 vote, 25.0%

Shadow's Bane (Dorina Basarab, #4) by Karen Chance
Shadow's Bane by Karen Chance
(Dorina Basarab, #4)
  1 vote, 25.0%

Smoke and Iron (The Great Library #4) by Rachel Caine
Smoke and Iron by Rachel Caine
(The Great Library, #4)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Awaken the Darkness (Immortal Guardians #8) by Dianne Duvall
Awaken the Darkness Dianne Duvall
(Immortal Guardians, #8)
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Darkest Legacy (The Darkest Minds, #4) by Alexandra Bracken
The Darkest Legacy by Alexandra Bracken
(The Darkest Minds, #4)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Kill The Farm Boy (The Tales of Pell, #1) by Delilah S. Dawson
Kill The Farm Boy by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne
(The Tales of Pell, #1)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Competence (Custard Protocol, #3) by Gail Carriger
Competence by Gail Carriger
(Custard Protocol, #3)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Born of Blood (The League Nemesis Rising, #11) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Born of Blood by Sherrilyn Kenyon
(The League: Nemesis Rising, #11)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Wild Hunger (Heirs of Chicagoland, #1) by Chloe Neill
Wild Hunger by Chloe Neill
(Heirs of Chicagoland, #1)
  0 votes, 0.0%


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message 17: by Sarah

Sarah Stevens Atticus O’Sullivan is the last of the Iron Druids. As an Iron Druid he is more or less a wizard, charged with the protection of the Earth. In Hounded, Atticus and his hilarious dog Oberon (who chats with him through a telepathic link only they share) ally themselves with and oppose both gods and witches in a very action packed saga where Atticus has a knack for getting into trouble even as he is escaping it.
My favorite part of these books is the imaginative characters and the witty remarks Oberon makes.
My least favorite is that it can be so action packed . That should be a good thing but my mind starts to wander after so many battles. If I catch my mind doing that and redirect it back however, I find that I was missing out on some pretty awesome stuff.
The narrator and voice of Atticus in the audio book, Luke Daniels, is a perfect fit.
If you like fantasy battles in a Lord of The Rings style but with a humorous twist, you will adore these books. I hope someday they make a movie out of one of these books, I think it would be a hit!
Since the newest Star Wars just came out, I feel I should mention that author Kevin Hearne has also written a Star Wars book called Heir to the Jedi. I haven't read that one, but hey if thats your thing maybe you should check it out. I have however, read all the Iron Druid chronicles as far as they have been published first on kindle, have the newest on pre-order, and am re- reading them now on audible. So yeah, I'm a fan.

Michelle Hey Kevin,
So sorry to see the last Holy Taco Church newsletter. I had a great time reading them and discovering new authors. Looking forward to your next venture with good ol' Oberon, and the audio release of the next Iron Druid -- the pre-order is all I want for Christmas!!

message 15: by Carmen

Carmen Hello from Spain XD, thaks for the friendship, for writing the Iron Druid Chronicles and started me in Urban Fantasy!!

Neveen Badr (Seraphina Reads) Hello Kevin,
I just wanted to tell your books are the best and perfect books within the Urban Fantasy world; I think I shall never find an Urban Fantasy book with this perfection.
Your ruined them all but for a great cause and now I need your very own recommendations for something as half good as your books...

Thanks for writing The Iron Druid Chronicles...


Scott (Ozziespur) Hello from Australia Kevin !

I have red all your books bar the latest one in very quick time. Love them !
I read somewhere (and i could be mistaken) that you're not a fulltime author, that you work as a teacher or the like. Please stop & write more !!

Cheers mate.

Jonathan Merry Christmas!

message 11: by Alexia

Alexia Purdy Thanks for adding me!!! I'm a huge fan! :D

Stephanie Thank you for the friending me. I'm almost done with Hounded and really enjoying it. I'm looking forward on finishing it and starting the next.

Heather The Trapped cover looks amazing.

message 8: by Jess

Jess Thanks for friending me! I have been listening to the Iron Druid Chronicles on audiobook- and the mix between your sense of humor and Luke Daniels' narration is keeping me in stitches! It's been a long time since an author has made me laugh so much- so thank you! Keep up the good work!

message 7: by Mary

Mary Thanks for accepting my friend request! =)
Have a great day & Happy Reading!
Cheers, Mary

Maren Eliason I've been reading an awful lot of urban fantasy this last year, and I wanted you to know your series is my absolute favorite. The sense of humor, literary & pop culture references, Oberon, the different pantheons all wrapped up in a tidy and exciting plot with engaging characters... oh, I can't wait for the next ones! Thank you!

message 5: by Sarah

Sarah Thanks for accepting. I'm finishing off "Hammered" as we speak. The relationship between Atticus and Oberon is possibly my favourite aspect of your books.

I hope there will be more to come.

Oh, and I'll cry like a baby if anything ever happens to Oberon.

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) Hi Kevin. Thanks for accepting my friendvite. I am looking forward to reading your books. I love urban fantasy!

Heather Thanks for accepting my friend request.

message 2: by Kevin

Kevin Hearne Shy wrote: "Hi there!

Thank you for accepting my friendship request. I have only now learned about your books which will be released next year. They look really interesting and I seriously cannot wait to read..."

Thanks, Shy! I hope you enjoy them! Always good to meet a fellow bibliophile!

message 1: by Shy

Shy Hi there!

Thank you for accepting my friendship request. I have only now learned about your books which will be released next year. They look really interesting and I seriously cannot wait to read it =)

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