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Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles Series #1)

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13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

New Favorite Series

Other reviewers have given good synopses, so I'll skip that bit and go straight to the subjectivity: this book was FANTASTIC. Fast-paced, laugh-out-loud funny, well plotted and peopled with interesting characters. Our hero, Atticus, is not perfect, which only makes h...
Other reviewers have given good synopses, so I'll skip that bit and go straight to the subjectivity: this book was FANTASTIC. Fast-paced, laugh-out-loud funny, well plotted and peopled with interesting characters. Our hero, Atticus, is not perfect, which only makes him more likeable. Hearne knows his mythology and builds a rich world around it.

There are some secondary characters I'd like to know a lot more about, but with two more books coming and the promise of more, that will probably come in time. The author has set himself up with a lot of material to work into future stories, and I for one can't wait!

posted by 2PointySticks on June 1, 2011

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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

I read this book right after reading all the Dresden books I cou

I read this book right after reading all the Dresden books I could get my hands on. To be fair to this series, it isn't Dresden, but I found so many similarities it almost seemed like fanfic in the Dresden universe. Butcher by no means has a lock on urban fantasy, nor...
I read this book right after reading all the Dresden books I could get my hands on. To be fair to this series, it isn't Dresden, but I found so many similarities it almost seemed like fanfic in the Dresden universe. Butcher by no means has a lock on urban fantasy, nor is he the first. Hearne's concept should be able to stand alone, but it has a bit of a 'me too!' flavor to it.

But that said, it is still good, a quick, light-hearted read. The main character is tough to the point of almost being omnipotent, which wears thin. The secondary characters with the exception of the dog are fairly flat and wooden. But I'm willing to suspend this because it is 1st person and Atticus may just be an arrogant guy who doesn't notice much beyond cleavage.

I'll give the second book a try, and give this series a chance to hit it's stride. But if you love Dresden, make sure there's some distance between the two series before starting this one, then you can enjoy it.

posted by Lefinn on May 11, 2012

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  • Posted November 29, 2012

    I'm sorry to say the book sucked. In the first reading it was 4

    I'm sorry to say the book sucked. In the first reading it was 4 stars than I realized that the guy was like an arragont sod who treated women like crap, the dog I liked. The story was interesting but the main character just was too agonizing. This almost read like a Jim Butcher novel but the character was incredibly lucky (Dresden is never lucky) and he had almost no morals everything horrible he did it seemed he ... didn't feel that bad about it and I find that a gaping hole in my main guy I must feel like I can route for him and I just didn't with him.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    I want to like this book...but I just can't even continue to read it!

    The book is slow slow slow. There's a little action but it feels like it's been put there just to show how the main character lives and what he can do. I don't know....it just doesn't hold my interest at all.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 27, 2012

    Kelly

    Thx

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    Enjoyable read

    The main character is believable and sympathetic. This does feel like the beginning of a really good series and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys urban fantasy.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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