Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. In the voice of the character, the author explains why anachronism is alive and well, and does so with a level of character development that shows something I don't get very often in any book: Respect for the reader. Nobody could be here without my permission, you know that. But his comrade doggy just blew my mind. The narrator does a spectacular job giving life to each of the characters and developing their individual personalities. The first complication is an unmistakable sign of sinister agendas afoot: a squirrel atop the train. The Celtic gods are also intriguing, and several of them have the hots for Atticus.
Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power - plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish - to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil. In fact, all sorts of immortals and deities seem to be present, particularly from Celtic and Norse mythologies. The humour is unfunny; it's forced. The relationship is just so much fun, and the humor in this book is fantastic. And the vast majority of the thi It's hard for me to read urban fantasy these days and not compare the books to the Dresden files. Despite these flaws, there are many cool ideas, and fun characters if not well fleshed-out and fans of urban fantasy looking for something lightweight ma enjoy this, and the narration is fantastic.
The info-dump is off-putting; too much, too fast. Overall, Hounded is funny and entertaining, an enjoyable read despite the problems I have with the overambitious mythology, the plot holes, and the cheesy characters. Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power—plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish—to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil. Note: The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement. The hero communicates with his dog.
Okay, the good things first. Yes, I know lots of people do it, but it's icky and I don't want to hear about it. This dog will be your guide on your path to making money. Okay, I feel sort of like the odd woman out here. I'm a writer we always think about how we would have done things I highly recommend this book - especially for those that enjoy Butcher's Dresden. In short if you liked 'Rivers of London' then you will really enjoy this too! Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders.
Although I suppose this could be something of a blessing, as if the central character had been in a similar vein to the elderly Irish neighbour who's conversation seems entirely limited to 'Top of the morning! I also question the wisdom of running a store that happens to sell occult books. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. If you enjoy wizardry, fantasy, good vs evil and epics about ancient gods, mixed in with a bit modern dry wit, you will most likely enjoy this story. Research your mythology of choice, then surround that central mythology with as many other mythologies and fantasy figures as you possibly can. The book has a serious flaw - the main character is totally unbelievable, and despite how interesting he is on paper, in reality he's pretty dull. Mind you, there's not a ton of them here, yet, but there are a few and I like what I see.
All black and curly with poofy little tails! And were there some great surprises that like Atticus I never saw coming. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he's still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave. The style is similar in my opinion and he defiantly puts a Personally if you haven't read it yet I would recommend the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. He did these books to perfection. Fun like reading bad Harry Potter fan fiction, where for some reason Harry is brought up by ninjas, given bionic limbs and defeats Voldemort in a light sabre duel on the bridge of an exploding airship that's crashing into an erupting volcano.
Now I suspected I was a pawn of the Fae. The gods in the book were unimpressive as they were never fleshed out. Then the treads started up with many authors pretty much doing the same thing over and over again. Van Gogh comes in second, but he really was batshit insane. The norm for gods generally, though some semblance of substance or the ability to champion a worthwhile cause would've been nice, anything to show some depth of character to engender interest from me as the reader. Fun that makes you feel kind of dirty and ashamed, and feeling you've somehow betrayed your intellect and critical faculties by getting caught up in it all.
Hearne's writing style isn't as chaotic as 's, for one thing. Some are of Oberon the dog who has an obsession with Geghis Khan and French Poodles! So Atticus the contemporary druid probably had a bit of a hard nut to crack in me. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he's twenty-one centuries old. Unfortunately, we're given his resume, but aside from a few conversations where he's shown to be alert and clever, you'd never believe this guy had 2100 years of learning and life experience packed into his brain. Atticus O'Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound.
I hate hot weather, but the desert has a raw beauty that appeals. My fears are unfounded as Hearne crafted the narrative in a manner that provides the necessary information at the right time while maintaining decent plot momentum. Hearne brings a fresh breathe to the genre with a character you can really, really like. There were also Celtic Gods, demons, vampires, werewolves, lawyers, witches and the Fay. Each character got their own unique voice and they sounded in pitch in tone the same way they behaved. The entire discussion of suing the police was ridiculous.
I didn't get as emotionally connected as I would have liked - probably beause he seemed rather nonconcerned about any conflict that would befall him. Then I was heavily surprised and overjoyed with Kim Harrison and still am. . Despite all the terrible magic and violence, I was never really concerned. Anyway, I think my original review still sums up how I feel about this one. Session 3: The Ancient Path to Enlightenment This is a class that reveals techniques that have been taught from time immemorial to connect one to the primal life energy that enlivens the earth, plants, animals, man, and the universe.