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Hexed (The Iron Druid Chronicles #2)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  46,926 Ratings  ·  2,371 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 (first published January 1st 2011)
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Kat Kennedy
Sep 01, 2011 rated it liked it
I was hesitant to bring this up in my last review because I thought it was just me - I thought I was reading too much into these novels. But I don't think so anymore and the issue is ruining my enjoyment of an otherwise good series.

You see, this series is terribly sexist - yet it's all so subversive that it was hard to pin at first.

There are many, many female characters. Normally, I'd consider this a good thing.

However we can effectively separate them into categories.

Harmless, likable and a sex
Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, fantasy-all
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 the
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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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;)
Milda Page Runner
As much fun as the first one.
Jul 09, 2015 rated it liked it
***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 com
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
May 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: keeper, urban-fantasy
Falling in love with Hounded - I couldn't wait to get my hands on the next in this series Hexed, with much of the plot and weakness smoothed out very nicely, Hexed kept everything that was great about Hounded there by grew great from it and made the series even better!

After Atticus finally defeats his long time nemesis Aenghus Og, he thought he get a nice break, of course that’s so not the case for our last druid! Not only does he almost get killed by a long distance magic attack by a new cove
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
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
Sercan Vatansever
Diziye ikinci sezonla devam!
Gerçekten dizi gibi lan. Hani öyle güzel temel ata ata ilerliyor ki yazar... Dizi olsun!
Şimdi, aslında 5 puanlık bir kitap belki ama benden kaynaklı bir sorun vardı. İlk başları ilk kitap kadar iyi gelmedi ama sonra çok iyi toparladı. Gülmekten geberdim ki buna güncellemelerimden şahit oldunuz adfsgh Bir de araya seçimler girince ara vermek zorunda kaldım.

İkinci dünya savaşını cadılardan dinlediğim kısım favorim! Zaten olaylar bir saniye durmuyor. Aksiyon, aksiyon
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Aug 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of action-oriented urban fantasy
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
☕ Kimberly
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
Nov 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio, favorite
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.
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
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.

Full Review
I wasn't really planning on jumping further into this series after b
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
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 i
Jun 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
"Turns out that when you kill a god, people want to talk to you. Paranormal insurance salesmen with special “godslayer” term life policies. Charlatans with “godproof” armor and extraplanar safe houses for rent. But, most notably, other gods, who want to first congratulate you on your achievement, second warn you not to try such shenanigans on them, and finally suggest that you try to slay one of their rivals — purely as a shenanigan, of course."

It’s been three weeks since Atticus O’Sullivan slew
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Oct 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

For centuries, Atticus has been lying low trying to stay under the Tuatha Dé Danann's radar but after what went down in Hounded that's no longer an option. Oddly enough, instead of lining up to kill him, the old Gods want to enlist his help to dispatch some of their own foes. Hexed is another action-packed installment in Hearne's The Iron Druid Chronicles; full of demon hunting, manipulative Celtic goddesses and witchy magic. You can't go wrong with this series on audio;
Johanna H.
Aug 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
This series has been very enjoyable so far. Kevin Hearne has a particular sense of humor that is not everybody's cup of tea (a lot of sarcasm) but for me it's extremely refreshing and fun. The book is packed full of different faiths, mythology, supernatural monsters and beasts.. (i counted native north American, Irish, Christian and Scandinavian so far) and of course there's a lot of action, blood and death too.
It has the feel of an adult version of the Percy Jackson series and people who liked
Laura Lulu
I am really liking this series. Lots of action and humor, and the characters we met in the first book get more fleshed out in this one.

I love Atticus, he's just a guy, and it's nice reading a male character written by a man. Fills a little bit of the void waiting for the next Harry Dresden. And I love how his power is earth based--his appreciation and respect for the earth warms me. Such a beautiful, natural power.

And Oberon, the wolfhound, is still a funny kick in the ass--Jim the demon dog d
Mogsy (MMOGC)
Atticus O’Sullivan lives an interesting life. On the surface, he's an ordinary young man, making his living as a New Age book store/tea shop owner in Tempe, Arizona. In actuality, Atticus is a 2100-year-old druid, the last of his kind.

Just weeks after his harrowing run-in with an ancient Celtic god who was trying to kill him, Atticus's life is threatened again -- only this time, the bad guys are a coven of dangerous witches with a dark past, and they're going after his friends too. And as if th
Feb 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
3.5 - Enjoyed about the same as the first book, but looking forward to seeing how this builds on what's been introduced so far. Best thing about it is definitely Atticus and Oberon. Really hope to see more of the lawyers, and more of Atticus's apprentice, in the next books.
There's a lot to like about this series -- the unique way all religions/mythologies co-exist and interact, the witty humor and pop culture references that give Atticus' narrative a light touch, the neat Druid magic, Granuaile and Oberon, the widow MacDonagh, the lawyers. On the other hand, Atticus is a little too smug and in love with himself, and despite being beat all to hell every couple pages, he's so resilient, protected, and powerful that there's isn't any suspense during the battle scenes ...more
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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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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)
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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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