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Atticus, an Irish druid, lives in Tempe, Arizona with his faithful wolfhound Oberon. He has been running for two thousand years after stealing a magical sword from the Tuatha De Danann. Unfortunately, the Celtic God who wants that sword has tracked him down, and Atticus has to deliver himself from evil.
What makes this book stand out?
Hounded is a very competent debut which is short, sweet and incredibly well-crafted in terms of the world it is based on.
Read it for
The time Hearne has spent building this fantastical world is something to admire. Everything supernatural actually exists, and the strength of their manifestation is directly proportional to the faith of the mortals.
Don't read it for
The overall writing is a touch on the sloppy side, but there is a good reason for it. Hearne sacrifices a lot of the natural flow and structure to increase the pace of the story. This novel will keep you on the edge.