Monday, August 19, 2013

Hunted by Kevin Hearne [Review]

Hunted (The Iron Druid Chronicles #6) by Kevin Hearne
Format: paperback
Source: purchased
Date read: July 11, 2013

The Iron Druid Chronicles
0.4. Grimoire of the Lamb
0.5. Clan Rathskeller (Goodreads review)
0.6. Kaibab Unbound (Goodreads review)
1. Hounded
2. Hexed
3. Hammered
3.5. A Test of Mettle (Goodreads review)
4. Tricked
4.5. Two Ravens and One Crow
5. Trapped
6. Hunted - Paperback | Kindle
7. Shattered

Kevin Hearne
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
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.
My Thoughts: Oh.mah.gawd. *subsonic squeals* There was so much crunchy goodness that my brain is aching from it! First off, I'd like to applaud the amount of nudity we were given (for both Atticus and Granuaile) AND that Oberon got to snark on the way their bits flopped when they ran. Man, I love that dog. Seriously. His meat-loving self is just ridiculously fantastic and engaging. I have a sneaking suspicion that it's Oberon's zest for sausages, poodles, and life that has kept Atticus grounded these past years. Plus, leg humping never gets old.

Anyway.

When last we left this dynamic trio, the Greek and Roman goddesses of the hunt were hot to get their hands on them for a little creative dismemberment. Atticus and crew truly are hunted from page 1. They run, they steal food, they run some more. Any hurts they are able to inflict on Artemis and Diana are healed with little effort on the goddesses parts, which makes fighting them VERY difficult. Meanwhile, shadowy figures are arranging events in the background to muck things up even more for the trio.

Things happen in this book. THINGS! People die! People live! LEGS GET HUMPED! And the shadowy conspiracy looks to have their hands (or claws or paws or WHATEVER!) in places that they shouldn't be.

Just in case you missed it, let me repeat: LEGS GET HUMPED!

I think that says it all. Carry on.


8 comments:

  1. This book. THIS BOOK. Man. I laughed. I cried. I yelled. Before I started this book, I was wary because I'd read a review where someone said there were no "oh my god" moments. I should have never expected anything less than OH MY GOD from Kevin Hearne. Because OH. MY. GOD.

    And leg humping. I mean, c'mon Oberon. HUMP THOSE LEGS.

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    1. Somebody said there were not OMG moments? THERE ARE SO MANY! Just *flails* *flails* *flails*

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    2. I know, right? I cried in the first few chapters. And then... AND THEN!

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    3. Man, the beginning SLAYED me. AND THEN! *flails all over you*

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  2. LEG HUMPING! This one had serious o.O O.O O.o moments.

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    1. No joke, huh? o.O O.o O.O O.O O.O With a side of Buscemi. (O)_(O)

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  3. I love this series. So. Much. Love. Let's clone Kevin Hearne so he'll write more hot Atticus for us faster, 'kay?

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    1. Kevin Hearne's FANTASTIC. I met him at a book signing while tipsy and he was amused by that. *thumbs up*

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