Hounded, Hexed and Hammered

17 Jul


Druids kick ass; or at least, they do in the Iron Druid chronicles by Kevin Hearne. Atticus O’Sullivan is our intrepid hero, a 2100 year old Druid living in modern Arizona. He fights Faeries, ancient Gods, and the occasional Demon, bringing up the question of whether or not Angels have assholes.

“If Basasael ate my dumb Druid ass, would the Morrigan be able to bring me back fully functional, resurrected from – what? Angel poop? That raised another question, at once metaphysical and profane: Do angels, fallen or otherwise, have assholes?”
-Hexed by Kevin Hearne

Atticus is occasionally assisted by his Irish Wolfhound Oberon (he loves sausage). Ever wondered what dogs think about? Atticus can communicate telepathically with his dog, who sometimes thinks about being Genghis Khan and having his own harem of standard poodle ladies. The dialogue between the two is both adorable and funny, and they like to go hunting together, especially when Atticus uses his druid powers to turn into a hound.

Atticus runs a new age style bookstore by day, and plays the part of a dumb 20-something kid when he’s not out slaying paranormal baddies. He has lawyers to help him out of legal trouble; they just happen to be werewolves and a vampire. Lawyers really can be bloodsucking. Of course, Oberon doesn’t approve of the citrus scented air freshener in Hal Hauk’s car. What self respecting werewolf lawyer doesn’t have a sausage scented air freshener?

For fans of Urban Fantasy, this is a series you don’t want to miss. Hearne keeps up fast paced action, and has a brilliant sense of humor. I blame him for the odd looks I’ve received for laughing out loud on public transportation. Hounded, Hexed, and Hammered are currently available, and the fourth book in the series, Tricked, is scheduled for an April 2012 release date. I won’t be waiting to pick it up!


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