The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 2
by Kevin Hearne
genre: urban fantasy
Synopsis from Goodreads
Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty–when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II.
With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas with their special brand of deadly decadence, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt. But aided by his magical sword, his neighbor’s rocket-propelled grenade launcher, and his vampire attorney, Atticus is ready to sweep the town and show the witchy women they picked the wrong Druid to hex.
Hounded was fantastic. Hexed fell flat. It wasn’t as funny, it wasn’t as witty, and it didn’t push the plot forward. As far as I remember, (it’s been a couple months), only two meaningful things happened. Relationships were forged or strengthened, so maybe after reading book 3, I’ll look back and realize that some of what I thought was insignificant was actually important. Book 1 was good enough that I feel the need to read book 3 before giving up on the series.
3 out of 5 stars
- Hounded by Kevin Hearne The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 2
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