Hunted by Kevin Hearne {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 2 September, 2013 by Amanda / 6 Comments

Hunted by Kevin Hearne {Amanda’s Review}Hunted by Kevin Hearne
Series: Iron Druid Chronicles #6
four-stars
Also in this series: Tricked, Trapped, Two Ravens and One Crow
Genres: Action & Adventure, Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Gifted
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For a two-thousand-year-old Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he’s being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt—Artemis and Diana—for messing with one of their own. Dodging their slings and arrows, Atticus, Granuaile, and his wolfhound Oberon are making a mad dash across modern-day Europe to seek help from a friend of the Tuatha Dé Danann. His usual magical option of shifting planes is blocked, so instead of playing hide-and-seek, the game plan is . . . run like hell.

Crashing the pantheon marathon is the Norse god Loki. Killing Atticus is the only loose end he needs to tie up before unleashing Ragnarok—AKA the Apocalypse. Atticus and Granuaile have to outfox the Olympians and contain the god of mischief if they want to go on living—and still have a world to live in.

Kevin Hearne—and Atticus—never disappoint.

Thoughts on Hunted

The Iron Druid Chronicles is one of my most recommended series and for good reason: it is entertaining and fun + it has broad appeal. This series is the kind you recommend to readers and non-readers alike. It’s “if you’re only going to read one book this year, make it an Iron Druid book” good.

And Hunted is no exception to the Iron Druid awesomeness factor. It’s probably also one of the most hard-hitting books to date. Which makes it hard to write a review without giving anything away.

But I shall try.

To fall back on an oft used and well loved (by me, anyway) phrase: THINGS HAPPEN. Hunted is aptly named, with Atticus, Granuaile, and Oberon being chased across Europe by the Olympians. (And other enemies. And frenemies. Annnnd…Atticus knows a lot of people.)

One aspect that I love about this series is how conflicts in previous books come back to bite Atticus in the ass, but in a way that is completely natural–as if we’re reading one long story rather than different books.

Pretty sure Kevin Hearne is a genius. An adorable one, but one nonetheless.

Though the world doesn’t necessarily get more complex, the Ragnarok situation does complicate already complicated matters. This story arc is far from over, and we’re introduced to a couple more characters that could have interesting implications for future stories. And I like it. I like it a lot. I’m ready for the seventh book.

PS. And Oberon? Just plain rocks. Love that dog.

four-stars

Filed under: ESR: 8, Review: Amanda, Urban Fantasy, ,

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6 Responses to “Hunted by Kevin Hearne {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. So many AWESOME things happen! You’re so right. Kevin Hearne is a genius. Let’s clone him so he can write us infinite Atticus stories. And maybe a Granuaile spin-off (I don’t mind them so much as a couple at the moment but that can’t last forever, can it?).

  2. THIS BOOK! There was the… and then the… and OMG! THAT HAPPENED!

    Man, it’s even hard to write a comment and not be all spoileriffic. *gives this book the side-eye*

    (speaking as someone who drunkenly informed Kevin Hearne that I thought it was totally appropriate to show up at to his signings tipsy, I can say that he really is totally an adorable genius. NOT THAT I’M IMPLYING THAT HAPPENED! [it totally happened])

  3. I *still* haven’t been able to put my thoughts into words for this one.

    It’s more like I make a lot of guttural sounds and flail a lot, but no actual words come out.

    One day. One day.

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