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I had seen these books pop up on the various YA Supernatural book blogs I read and was always intrigued Druids have always been one of my favorite magical beings I used to have tons of research books on them when I was a kid and I always play a Druid in D D or a Verbena in Mage.So when my friend Gwen suggested them on twitter, it was enough to get me to pick them up Plushad a bundle of the first three books and two shorts for 20 I wanted reading material for my business trip to CA a I had seen these books pop up on the various YA Supernatural book blogs I read and was always intrigued Druids have always been one of my favorite magical beings I used to have tons of research books on them when I was a kid and I always play a Druid in DD or a Verbena in Mage.So when my friend Gwen suggested them on twitter, it was enough to get me to pick them up Plushad a bundle of the first three books and two shorts for 20 I wanted reading material for my business trip to CA anyway even though I do have tons of books to read.I like the series so far as a whole It s a cool world, the author has done well with mixing different types of magic and magical beings He slowly buildson details of the main character, well paced through all of the books.The first one, Hounded, was a good intro to a new world Just enough explanation that the reader doesn t get lost, but not too much that he or she is overwhelmed I like the background characters as well, they are written interestingly It focuses mainly on the world and religion of the Druids and the Fae from where their magic comes from This version of Druid I can easily see 10 year old me pretending to be as I run around though the woods of northern Wisconsin.Hexed, the second one, expands on the world, bringing in some of the other beings that exist in this version of the world It also brings in somedepth to some of the back ground characters, making the reader care for themand be affect by deaths and hardships.The short story, Clan Rathskeller, is a good glimpse at the main character s life before the big upheavals that come from this series of books Good world building piece.Hammered diverges and at first made me worried that I wouldn t like it, since it involvestravel and major changes in the life that has been built by the Druid But the stories told by some of the secondary characters give a lotback ground on the other races and continue with the great world building I am also not thrilled with how much of the world is changing with this book I was just starting to enjoy it.Overall, a great series I absolutely love this series The characters and world that Mr Hearne created are strong, fun, and complex The books are so well written that they just draw you in and you believe The interactions between the characters feels so genuine and sometimes had me howling with laughter I love Oberon Atticus Irish Wolfhound, with whom he can speak telepathically and the widow next door The author has a gift with dialogue, world, and character building that will take him a long way I will defi I absolutely love this series The characters and world that Mr Hearne created are strong, fun, and complex The books are so well written that they just draw you in and you believe The interactions between the characters feels so genuine and sometimes had me howling with laughter I love Oberon Atticus Irish Wolfhound, with whom he can speak telepathically and the widow next door The author has a gift with dialogue, world, and character building that will take him a long way I will definitely read The Iron Druid Chronicles over and over again Please pick up this series and let it captivate you, too Great news, too Book 4, Tricked, is due out in April 2012 The Iron Druid Chronicles Series Clan Rathskeller 0.5 , Kaibab Unbound 0.6 , Hounded 1 , Hexed 2 , Hammered 3 , A Test of Mettle 3.1 , Tricked 4 , Trapped 5 , Hunted 6 The third pretty much lost my interest not badjust didn t pull me in I still think the Druid is a dick regardless of the internal pop culture references. I have wanted to read the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne for quite a while, but with the large review list we have here at DarkissReads sometimes reading for pleasure vs reviewing is hard to do Darkiss has a habit of listening to audio books before bed and he purchased the first book in the series Hounded and I was jealous I have wanted to read this for ages.So I broke down and agreed to listen to the audio book with him, and I LOVED it I was hooked after the first chapter and I st I have wanted to read the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne for quite a while, but with the large review list we have here at DarkissReads sometimes reading for pleasure vs reviewing is hard to do Darkiss has a habit of listening to audio books before bed and he purchased the first book in the series Hounded and I was jealous I have wanted to read this for ages.So I broke down and agreed to listen to the audio book with him, and I LOVED it I was hooked after the first chapter and I still can t seem to get enough.The series follows Atticus O Sullivan aka Siodhachan O Suileabhain a two thousand year old Druid who just happens to be the last of his kind Atticus has spent much of his lifetime running from the Irish God Angus Og who wants him dead and his prized sword Fragarach To the outside world Atticus appears to be a young 22 year old who owns his own Occult store Apothecary, and when his two worlds collide he finds himself with a whole set of new problems when The Gods come a knockin Throughout the series we see the as Celtic Myths the main focus, but the author did a fantastic job of bringing in the Norse, Native American and Slavic pantheon s as well The author s attention to detail was amazing he thoroughly did his research and through his great writing their worlds came alive We also are blessed with loads of different supernatural creatures, Vampires, werewolves, demons, skin walker to frost giants of all things These stories are jam packed with fantastic characters which are well written and fleshed out As each character plays its part you slowly get to discover their story and you realize how integral they are to the stories I found myself emotionally connected to each of them it was either love or hate depending on Atticus s relationship with them Within each story the relationships that surround Atticus start to develop much to the druids surprise as he realizes that after hundreds of years he has people he care about and that care about him His knows this puts them in danger and he does everything that he can to make sure they are safe.Not wanting to take away anything from the main character Atticus, there is one character that stands out above the rest and that is Atticus s Irish Wolfhound Oberon Oberon has a very unique connection to Atticus, a link that allows them to communicate to each other by speaking The conversations between Atticus and Oberon are hilarious and I have never laughed so hard listening to book Oberon is a Star and he has won over my heart Oberon is truly the comic relief in these books, with his love of bacon, apple sausages and French Poodles is enough to send anyone into a fit of laughter It is now common place in our household to have spontaneous outbursts of Oberon s wisdom and one liners Kevin is a brilliant writer and has a unique ability to our household into fits of laughter while listening to his books I am extremely impressed with his comedic timing for it was spot on The plot lines were well thought out and researched that he left nothing to question even the smallest of detail it always comes to closure If you have read the books, as I mentioned above I highly recommend listening to the audio book The series is narrated by Luke Daniels who is one of the best narrators I have ever heard He was able to bring each of the characters to life, with different voices, dialects and which brings these stories to a new level of fabulous I am currently listening to book 4 5 again because June is just to far away I so excited for the next in the series Hunted I cannot recommend this series enough, if you are a lover of magic and folklore then this book is a MUST read With that said I give The Iron Druid series 5 stars and then some Reviewed for DarkissReads www.darkissreads.com I made a very smart decision to buy all three books as a single volume It was a marathon read and I had trouble putting it down and still had to race on to Books 4 and 4.5 A very satisfying universe of gods, magic, druids, werewolves, and even Jesus and Mary In fact, besides the talking dog Oberon, Jesus had some of the funniest lines What is truly amazing, though, is how well all the diverse elements hang together into a perfectly logical whole I highly recommend this series I have only read the first two books of the series as of right now, but I am definitely going to move on to the next one When I started reading Hounded, I wasn t quite sure if I was going to like it I figured it was going to be just like any other fantasy novel, and I would get bored pretty quickly into the story.I was completely wrong Kevin Hearne has a way with words that draws you in almost immediately, and the characters he creates are so believable that you can t help but want to find ou I have only read the first two books of the series as of right now, but I am definitely going to move on to the next one When I started reading Hounded, I wasn t quite sure if I was going to like it I figured it was going to be just like any other fantasy novel, and I would get bored pretty quickly into the story.I was completely wrong Kevin Hearne has a way with words that draws you in almost immediately, and the characters he creates are so believable that you can t help but want to find outI fell in love with Oberon, Atticus s Irish wolfhound .DOWNLOAD ⚔ Hounded, Hexed, Hammered - The Iron Druid Chronicles Volume 1 ⚐ Meet Atticus O Sullivan, the sexy Irish owner of an Arizona occult bookstore and the shapeshifting,year old last of the Druids As you ll learn in Hounded, Hexed and Hammered a Sliver of Night omnibus of the first three Iron Druid Chronicles novels by Kevin Hearne he s urban fantasy s next great hero HOUNDED Atticus luck of the Irish is put to the test when a vengeful Celtic god tracks him down to reclaim his magic sword Fragarach, the Answerer Can his circle of friends a sexy death goddess, a vampire and werewolf attorney team and a gorgeous bartender possessed by a Hindu witch help him hang on to his blade HEXED When Tempe, Arizona is invaded by an army of Nazi witches, it s up to Atticus to clean up the town with a little help from his neighbor s grenade launcher Unless, that is, the fallen angel feasting on the local high schoolers or the sexy Celtic fire goddess currently on the scene get in his way HAMMERED Atticus joins a Viking vampire s quest to invade Asgard and take down the God of Thunder himself Thor It s vampires, werewolves and frost giants versus Valkryies, gods and the Thunder Thug, with the lives of millions in the balance I really enjoyed this book It was a fun read.Atticus, the Iron Druid, is a human even older than many Gods He has shape shifting powers, super healing, magic vision, and tons of druid magic that comes really handy at times.Is that why I liked it Um No.What I loved about this book, and about Atticus is how charming he is He is a master of puns He just can t help but crack bad puns He has the perfect Shakespeare quote for each scenario He can be very sophisticated and very silly at the s I really enjoyed this book It was a fun read.Atticus, the Iron Druid, is a human even older than many Gods He has shape shifting powers, super healing, magic vision, and tons of druid magic that comes really handy at times.Is that why I liked it Um No.What I loved about this book, and about Atticus is how charming he is He is a master of puns He just can t help but crack bad puns He has the perfect Shakespeare quote for each scenario He can be very sophisticated and very silly at the same time He has a talking Dog 1 Hounded 4 stars2 Hexed 3 stars3 Hammered 5 starsIf you want to read an urban fantasy with a witty protagonist, read this If you want to read a book with silly puns in order to have fun, read this Three and a half stars for Hounded, and this review is for that book only will update review after I read the other books Delicious Urban Fantasy done exactly right great characters the dog steals the show , solid story, plenty of action god stomping action , and the kind of wit that had me chuckling on the bus Hounded is one of the best series intro books I ve read, and Hearne is a fast, fast writer which means that he ll keep your Jones fixed if you get into these My only nitpick is th Three and a half stars for Hounded, and this review is for that book only will update review after I read the other books Delicious Urban Fantasy done exactly right great characters the dog steals the show , solid story, plenty of action god stomping action , and the kind of wit that had me chuckling on the bus Hounded is one of the best series intro books I ve read, and Hearne is a fast, fast writer which means that he ll keep your Jones fixed if you get into these My only nitpick is that the ending came abruptly, almost as if he came up to his target page goal and said, oops, the end Otherwise, highly entertaining and excellent all the way through.Three and a half stars for Hexed Well, I m not known for tearing through series in fact, Ioften than not will read the first in a series and then wait a really long time to read the following installments I read Hexed during my workouts and so my progress was very slow Hexed suffered from the same abrupt ending that Hounded had, and it didn t make me dislike the book at all I was plenty entertained throughout it s just that the story built up to that delicious climactic tension and then poof it was done I even turned back a page to make sure I hadn t inadvertantly skipped a paragraph or missed something BAM Done, son, and out the door Still a fun series, still a fun book, and still the sort of brain candy that makes me wantOberon rocks this series I ll dive into Hammered soon aw, you know soon enough eventually You get the picture.Cue the Viking death metal and crank the volume to 10 Hammered is no holds barred action, with our boy, Atticus, and a ragtag band of beings wronged by Thor taking on the host of Asgard This is wide screen action, and it takes the series beyond the set up of the first two books with major changes for the books that come after It also leaves you on a bit of a cliffhanger, one that all but guarantees you ll be back for Tricked.The stand out piece of the Hammered portion of this anthology is the Graunaile short story, wherein Kevin Hearne flexes hispoetic and lyrical author muscles in taking the druid initiate s point of view Good stuff, lots of fun, gobs of action, loads of humor If I haven t said it before, let me say it now the dog is the linchpin of the series Oberon steals the show every time Totally worth the time and coin Review to follow if I have some timeshort version though Really enjoyed this series so far, main character is someone I can relate to in terms of general outlook of life and enjoy the wit and banter of all the characters One downside so far is the overuse of the dog commentary which has made me thinkthan once wish the dog would just shut the hell up yes the dog can talk.Telling my usual crew of readers to pick this one up and give it a read, betting they ll enjoy it like I have E Review to follow if I have some timeshort version though Really enjoyed this series so far, main character is someone I can relate to in terms of general outlook of life and enjoy the wit and banter of all the characters One downside so far is the overuse of the dog commentary which has made me thinkthan once wish the dog would just shut the hell up yes the dog can talk.Telling my usual crew of readers to pick this one up and give it a read, betting they ll enjoy it like I have Evan