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Hunted (The Iron Druid Chronicles #6)

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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 (first published January 1st 2013)
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
The Morrigan =(
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 time aro
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Celeste
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
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Phrynne
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
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Lyn
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
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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
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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 h
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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 those
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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
Ami
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
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Burgoo
Jun 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013, fantasy
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
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Rissa
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!
☕ Kimberly
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
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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
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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
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
4♥'s

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 life
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Beth
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
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Kimberley doruyter
this one sliped into what the hell realms.
D.G.
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
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Dawn
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
Cherie
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.
Wanda
***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 more
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Hobart
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
Kristin  (MyBookishWays Reviews)
You may also read my review here: http://www.mybookishways.com/2013/06/...

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
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Otherwyrld
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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Yodamom
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
Elspeth
Love, love, loved!
Suraj Sasidharan
ha! 5th yet to come and am ready for 6th! let thou be out soon!
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
After completely enjoying the previous title, Trapped, I couldn’t wait to get into Hunted; however I was a bit apprehensive over what would happen to my favorite trio of characters as life seemed to be going “too good” for them. Of course, life didn’t stay safe, and the opening of Hunted was rather surprising as the Morgain helps fight off the Roman-Greco goddesses of the hunt to save Atticus. She confides in Atticus some rather telling information that made me relook at her character. Now Artem ...more
Wiebke (1book1review)
Although this features all the things I enjoyed in the last books, it didn't work as well here. Mostly I think the plot was a little boring (or mostly absent). I have the feeling this series has been going on too long as I felt the stories lacking for the last as well already, just not as gripping and fun as the first books. Still I'll go on, as I really like the characters.
And Christopher Ragland did just a wonderful job again.
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Kevin is the NYT bestselling author of the Iron Druid Chronicles, as well as two forthcoming series: The Seven Kennings, an epic fantasy trilogy, and Tales of Pell, a fantasy series co-authored with Delilah S. Dawson. Books 1-8 of the Iron Druid Chronicles are out now; BESIEGED, a collection of new Iron Druid stories, will be out July 11; A PLAGUE OF GIANTS, the first book of The Seven Kennings, w ...more
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The Iron Druid Chronicles (9 books)
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“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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