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(The Iron Druid Chronicles #6)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  34,536 ratings  ·  1,431 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
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by Del Rey
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
Feb 15, 2013 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
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Full review now posted!

Olympians and Dark Elves and Vampires! Oh my!

It takes a pretty enthralling story to have me glued to an audiobook and choosing to listen instead of reading a physical book on my own. Usually, audiobooks are for laundry and walking the dog and driving. At least, they are for me. So when I’m grabbing for my headphones at night instead of my Kindle, it’s obviously an incredibly addictive audiobook. This was one such book.

The first Druidic apprentice in over a millennia has fi
DNF - audio version 14 minutes in.
I just could not take any more of the narrator doing the dog's voice like that. Ho-ly shit that was annoying. Just...awful. I mean, I was hoping Atticus would have a cute Scottish/Irish/English accent, but no. <--very disappointing, if I'm being honest. But I wasn't expecting the dog to have an accent.
Stupid is an accent, right?
If Scooby-Doo slurred his words like a drunk hobo, he'd be the voice of this dog.

Maybe I'll come back to this series when I have time
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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
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 lo
Nov 01, 2015 rated it liked it
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
Oct 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
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 tho
Eon ♒Windrunner♒
Sep 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
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 his p
Athena Nagel
Oct 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A merry adventure with my favorite millennial Atticus, new Druid, Granuaile and his wolfhound, Oberon. 9 of 10 stars
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 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, read-in-2013
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
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
A new adventure, a new demon and a new druid?!

Can someone turn this series into a movie because i can picture it so clearly in my head. The writing is descriptive and unique and as i listened to the series the accents and different voices Luke Daniels uses are wonderful and make the story really come to life!
Jan 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Our story picks up right where Trapped left off and listening to the narration of Luke Daniels provided an addictive tale that had me biting my nails, shedding a tear and wondering how Atticus would get them out of this mess. Aside from the hunt, Atticus has to worry about the Norse god Loki who seeks Atticus's death to unleash the end times known as Ragnarok. Prevented from accessing Tuatha Dé Danann our trio will have to outrun and outwit them all.

We got to enjoy more time with Oberon and much
Oct 14, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: magic
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
Lauren Stoolfire
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hunted is the sixth book of The Iron Druid Chronicles and it's still just as awesome as when I first started reading this series 2014. Atticus, Oberon, and Granuaile are one of my favorite bookish teams in urban fantasy. Mentally, this book really put me through the wringer - so much happens and, gasp, we even lose a major character. I loved getting more from Granuaile's perspective in this installment - I love her voice in comparison to Atticus. Plus, that epilogue was fantastic and I can't wai ...more
Kimberley doruyter
this one sliped into what the hell realms.
This series is still fun, but it's not my favorite. The last three books especially have been mostly action, with Atticus, Granuaile, and Oberon on the run from the Greek and Roman pantheons. They have to stay alive while trying to figure out how to reach safety, who is passing information from their side to the Olympians, and how they can make peace so they can all just be left alone.

A couple of things have me rounding this up from 3.5 stars, even though non-stop action isn't my thing. The fir
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
Jun 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
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
Tim Dimarco
Jul 22, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dude, you killed off one of my favourite characters.

Just had to get that out of the way!

Twelve years later.....

Graunuaile has finally finished her training as a Druid and it is time for her to become earth bound only some Pantheons are out to get to her and Atticus.

If you live for two thousand years then at some point you are bound to get some enemies. Atticus seems to be accumulating them more of the past twelve years than most.

After trapping the crazy, drunken Bacchus near the Time Islands,
Jun 26, 2013 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
Jul 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
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.
Dec 11, 2020 rated it liked it
It seems there are always consequences to Atticus’s actions that he just doesn’t see coming. In order to escape Greece in the last book, he had to kidnap some dryads to encourage Pan and Faunus to open the Fae doors (portals) to the rest of the world. Unfortunately, his actions with the dryads also pissed off Artemis and Diana and now the two goddesses are relentlessly hunting Atticus, Granuielle, and Oberon through Europe. To make matters worse, they also still have Dark Elves and vampires tryi ...more
***2017 Summer Lovin’ Reading List ***

This installment of the Iron Druid is basically just one very long chase scene, but despite that, Hearne manages to make some progress which I appreciated. Oberon is present, in full force, being a wolf hound with opinions and hilarious comments on many issues. Granuaile is finally a fully-fledged Druid in her own right and is learning to be a powerful warrior woman. Hearne, the Hunter, makes an awesome appearance and the Irish gods and goddesses make mo
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
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

I first discovered how amazing this series was in audio at the end of November of last year, and I’ve been listening to a book every two weeks ever since. And, as much as I’ve enjoyed each new installment, I haven’t had the urge to say “holy shit that was good” since HOUNDED, until now. I may even go so far as to say that I have a new favourite IRON DRUID novel! HUNTED took off running (literally—well, Atticus, Oberon & Granuaile did anyway) and continued to gain momentum
Jul 24, 2012 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
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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.

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