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(The Iron Druid Chronicles #2)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  59,726 ratings  ·  2,955 reviews
Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty—when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II.

Mass Market Paperback, 296 pages
Published June 7th 2011 by Del Rey
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
So far I have only read 2 of these books but they crack me up 😂 😂😂😂

Demons smell like @ss--nasty @ss that slithers down your throat, finds your gag reflex, and sits on it with authority.

I love that Atticus is a hot Druid that gets help by the Earth. And he has very funny conversations with his dog in their minds 😊 Oberon is an Irish Wolfhound and he is funny too!

So almost right off the bat, Atticus hast to fight off a huge bug but the Earth helps him. And his crazy neighbor hates him.

Reread: 2017

3.5 stars


Part of the appeal of these books (for me, at least) is that druids haven't oversaturated the market yet. I mean, name one romance novel with a sexy druid as the leading man.
I'm not saying it's impossible, but if you managed to do it, you probably had to think about it for a minute. Oh, and I'm also not saying Hexed is a romance novel! It's not.
I just meant that once a magical person/place/thing hits romance novel status you're pretty much sick of the sight of
Dan Schwent
Mar 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
When Tempe's witch population booms, Atticus O'Sullivan is forced to make peace with the members of the former coven and join forces with them to drive the newcomers out of town. But what other deals will he have to make to see his task through to the end?

Hexed is the second volume in the Iron Druid Chronicles and nearly as good as the first. Witches following Bacchus roll into town from Vegas and start shaking things up. Throw in Coyote, Atticus' new apprentice, and some mop from the previous b
Feb 07, 2015 rated it liked it
In most any American town, one can find a popular all night eatery where a plate of hash browns can be prepared scattered, smothered, covered, chunked etc. Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid chronicles serves up a steaming hot and delicious plate of fun and prepared Hounded, Hexed, Hammered, Tricked etc.

Hearne’s 2011 addition to the Chronicles, check-off list, Hexed, is good as the rest of the series. Iron Druid checklist:

2100-year-old last of the druids – CHECK
Blood sucking vampire lawyer – CHECK
Pack o
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Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another well-written, excellent narration of the Iron Druid Chronicles. Great story. 10 of 10 stars
TS Chan
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Whoa, this series is getting quite addictive. Every time I plugged in my earphones and turned on Audible, time just seemed to melt away as I tried very hard not to laugh out loud in public while I was being thoroughly entertained by the story and narration.

Judging from the title of the book, I suspected that witches will be the fodder for trouble in this volume and 'lo and behold, I was spot on. Polish and German witches to be specific. One thing's for sure, Arizona is quite a melting pot of a
Dec 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: funny, urban-fantasy
Full review now posted!

I've got to give Hearne one thing; the man is funny.

Hexed is the followup novel to Hounded, the first book in the Iron Druid Chronicles. I find that with many longer series, the second book tends to be a good deal weaker than the first. A large part of this is due to a successful first novel being optioned into a series, and the author having to find a way to stretch their idea into multiple books, generally far more than a trilogy in the urban fantasy genre. Often, by the
Kimberley doruyter
Dec 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
just as good if not a little better then the first one.
now i really want to read the third.
he really can't hold on to his ears;)
Aug 03, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-in-2011
I'd like to think I tolerated a lot. Atticus' Gary-Stuness, his talent of getting away from danger every single time, the fact that an omg scarily powerful!!!! fallen angel was no match for him (and oh hey, it pierced his side to the point where he felt the claws "scrape by his ribs" - and after the battle was finished, all he had was a "flesh wound"). The veiled sexism (covered very well in this review, which gave me a Bad Feeling before starting this): every woman is introduced by how attracti ...more
Milda Page Runner
As much fun as the first one.
Wanda Pedersen
***Wanda's Summer Festival of Reading Fluff***

Second books are always difficult. How do you live up to the expectations generated by a good first book? Despite the fact that I have given book two the same rating as book one, there were a few disappointments in the second installment.

First, there is not nearly enough of Oberon, the wolfhound. His character made the first book for me and although he features prominently in book two, his page time had been cut down. I miss all his dopey doggy c
Oct 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Number 2 in the series and not quite as good as the first one but still a very entertaining book! I love the fact that that Atticus has such great super powers and is practically unbeatable especially with that sword. I love the talking dog and all the laugh aloud moments that this same dog introduces to the story. Comparisons with the Dresden Files are impossible to avoid but who cares when both series are so good. Loved it and now on to the next one and presumably a battle with Thor. ( who I n ...more
Aug 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
I'm enjoying the Iron Druid series and feel Hexed lives up to the promise of Hounded. I find them both to be fast, engaging reads, with a host of interesting characters, from the main ones to the minors. Hexed has a load of action, perhaps too much, but it's largely appropriate, as a couple conflicts are fall-out from Hounded, and the new one involves an invading witch group. I enjoy the complexity of Atticus, from his seemingly extreme distrust of witches, to his committed friendship with his w ...more
Oct 04, 2018 rated it liked it
I should have loved this but for some reason this series doesn’t quite work. It has all the right ingredients: witches, vampires, werewolves, gods, druids, gods and Goddesses,enchantments, spells, swords and baseball bats, demons who ‘smell like ass’. I love Oberon the Irish wolfhound, but even Oberon wasn’t enough to win me over.
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I liked this one but not as much as the first book in the series. This one really falls somewhere between 3 and 4 stars for me but I have decided to go ahead and round up. I was really excited to get back to the series after enjoying the first book in the series. This is definitely a series that needs to be read in order since this book picks up shortly after the events of the previous installment. This ended up being another enjoyab
Mr. Matt
Jun 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy-urban, 2014
Atticus and Oberon are back! This book picks up immediately after the first volume, Hounded. Atticus, his dog, and his new apprentice are trying to resume their peaceful, quiet life when, out of the blue, he is attacked by a coven of diabolical German witches. To make matters worse a group of Bacchants are descending on the town from Las Vegas. It turns out that killing all those witches at the end of the last book created a bit of a power vacuum. Atticus must either get out of town or fill the ...more
☕️Kimberly  (Caffeinated Reviewer)
Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the Druids resides in Arizona with his wolfhound Oberon. He runs an occult bookshop and makes herbal tea remedies. After the events of Hounded, the Tuatha Dé Danann try to enlist Atticus in killing their foes. Just want this ancient druid wants. He tries to avoid the Tuatha Dé Danann not be recruited by them. He is also busy teaching his new Druid apprentice Granuaile.  Atticus has problems right in Tempe though, as a new coven of witches from Vegas makes a power ...more
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
S.R. Harris
Jan 16, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is such a fun series.

I think Atticus might be one of my favorite male characters.

This series reminds me so much of the October Daye series except this has so much more humor.

I am looking forward to seeing where this series goes. Such a fun read.
Robin (Bridge Four)
If you had lived over 2000 years what would you do for fun when you got together with another long lived such as yourself? Why you would of coarse banter in Shakespearean Quotes.

“Dude if that was a Shakespeare quote duel, he just kicked your ass."
“I know, but I slipped in some T.S.Eliot and he didn't even catch it. Hopefully next time I won’t be recovering from an assassination attempt, and then I'll do better.”

Atticus is the last Druid and that seems to cause him no end of trouble. When he
Executive Summary: More of the same. If you enjoyed the first book, you'll likely enjoy this one. If like me you were kind of so-so on the first one, you may feel the same way here as well.

Audio book: Mr. Daniels once again does a decent job. I think I've gotten used to his normal reading voice such that it didn't bother me in this book. He again does a few accents and voices, including his excellent take on Oberon.

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I wasn't really planning on jumping further into this series after
Jun 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Setup from the first novel gave us a slam dunk in the second. I can honestly call myself a new fan of this author. I am already aching to sink my teeth into the third. What I am most pleased about is the well rounded line-up of gods and baddies to do battle with, not that these books are entirely a type of beat-em up fiction. He does a great job with that, but more important is the much better character development. I was already planning ahead for it in the first novel, expecting some great stu ...more
Nov 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite, audio
This second book in the "Iron Druid Chronicles" series finds Atticus , the last druid, trying to make nice with the a coven of witches. He gets sidetracked by another cover this one he knows from the past, and they want death. Lets not forget he has the Bacchants and Celtic goddesses,leaving him scratched and tired. Oberon, Atticus's Irish wolfhound, steals my heart more than once. There are so many funny moments, my favorite has to do with the Widow...LOL
I am on to the next.
This series is a fast and easy listen. I'm going to continue listening to them but the female characters leave a TON to be desired. Basically every single one of them wants to sleep with the protagonist. Totally believable! /s ...more
I bought the first six books of this series several years ago in paperback, but I wish I hadn't. I think if I read this by audio instead of hard copy, I would have enjoyed it more. (I really enjoyed my audio re-read of the first book a couple of months ago. Luke Daniels is one of my favorite narrators.) But I feel like it would be wasting all that money I spent, so I'm committed to do hard copies at least through book six. All of that to say, this book was fun, but I wasn't wowed by it or anythi ...more
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
I am enjoying this series and the main character Atticus. Needless to say he finds himself having trouble with witches again and with a few other creatures and gods and goddesses.
Patricia Crowther
Jul 21, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5* - funny at times but also a little sexist, I don’t get offended by such writing but I do find it tiresome after a while. Oberon was great again though. Love that dog! Might pick up the next one (Hammered) just because Thor, and because that nobody seems to like him which for some reason I find hilarious.
Kimberley doruyter
just as good as the first maybe even a little better.
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Hexed 4.25⭐️
Hilarious, action packed, and oh how I love that dog!
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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.

Other books in the series

The Iron Druid Chronicles (9 books)
  • Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1)
  • Hammered (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #3)
  • Tricked (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #4)
  • Trapped (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #5)
  • Hunted (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #6)
  • Shattered (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #7)
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“My neighbor raised a shaking index finger to point at the saguaro. "That moving cactus...and the big bug...and you, you spooky bastard. What are you?

I stuffed my hands in my pockets and grinned winningly at him. "Why, I'm the Antichrist, of course.”
“Oh. Oberon looked at me. I know that has to make you sad. But call to me instead, Atticus. I'll always answer. Your fly has been open all this time, by the way, and Granuaile hasn't said a thing.

Thanks, buddy, I said silently as I tried to surreptitiously zip up my jeans.

See? I got your back AND your front. I deserve a treat.”
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