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April Group Read: Hounded by Kevin Hearne

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Vampire Book Club group readChaos at VBC HQ has brought about another executive decision group read pick. Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles are a bright example of urban fantasy done right. They’re funny. They’re engaging. They have a hero worthy of fanboy and fangirl love. Basically, you should be reading them.

The fourth novel Tricked comes out later this month, which makes April a great time to start up the series. If you have yet to dive into the world of a 2,100-year old druid living in modern-day Arizona, now is the time.

Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles #1)
Kevin Hearne
Published: May 3, 2011 (DelRey)
Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon
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Hounded by Kevin HearneAtticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old—when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.

Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries. Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power—plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a sexy bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish—to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil.

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3 Responses to “April Group Read: Hounded by Kevin Hearne”

  1. erinf1 says:

    Great Pick! Have fun!!!!

    I’ve already read all three books and I can’t wait for Tricked to come out. Love this series and it’s on the top of my recommendations list :)

  2. Sarah says:

    Does anyone know a site where I can get accurate pronunciations of these Gaelic words? I am somewhat of a purist, and I’d like to be able to read these names correctly, specifically, Atticus’s real name.

  3. Kunny says:

    I like it when stuff is set in the real world. Particularly when it’s a place I know and I can identify the peclas, I enjoy that stuff. Of course it’s kind of funny when the author has no real idea about the city in question I’m looking at you Jim Butcher but even that doesn’t really take me out of the story. So, yeah, write stuff set specifically in the real world. Go for it. Of course I still love stuff like the Newport stuff so I guess the point is that the reality of the setting is pretty incidental to the merit of the book.

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