Published January 1st 2011 by Del Rey Books
original title Hounded
ISBN 1299080154 (ISBN13: 9781299080157)
series The Iron Druid Chronicles #1
characters Atticus O'Sullivan, Oberon, Granuaile, The Morrigan
setting Tempe, Arizona (United States)
literary awardsGoodreads Choice Nominee for Best Paranormal Fantasy (2011)
other editions (33)Source:Kindle version borrowed from Public LibraryBook Buy LinksAmazon
BONUS: This special eBook edition includes two bonus short stories set in the world of the Iron Druid Chronicles: "Clan Rathskeller," and the eBook exclusive "Kaibab Unbound."
Atticus 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.
Having read much of the hype that accompanied the 2011 release of the The Iron Druid Chronicles series
kept myself from jumping into buying the books for all this time.
Now having borrowed the digital copy from my library am hooked and since we have the 7th book releasing at end of March in Mass Market Paperback it it time for me to go ahead and join the rest of the fans of Atticus O’Sullivan whose charm, wit and sarcastic humor blend well with the magical elements as well as the action sequences that are brillianty choreographed whether it be he and Oberon together exploring hunting as hounds are fighting their enemies. Hopefully Paperback Swap will have used copies become available if within a reasonable amount of time cannot get to the used book store to see if can get my hands on the series. No hurry my book shelves are as usual overflowing with reading material!
Truly a pleasure to read from start to finish. The character of Atticus combined the biting humor, sarcastic wit and an intelligence that was fresh as well as entertaining in this Urban Fantasy genre.
I look forward to someday reading more in the series someday.
[Kindle version borrowed from Public Library]