Monday, January 9, 2012

Hounded

I just finished this, my first book of 2012, and I loved it - even stayed up way too late reading it, the mark of a good book. I have only two minor quibbles, neither of which I'm going to share because they are so tiny you probably won't even notice them if I don't point them out. And I want you to enjoy this book as much as I did.

Anyway, this nearly perfect book begins when Atticus - our hero and druid extraordinaire - discovers his old nemesis, Aenghus Og, wants a particular sword that Atticus happens to be in possession of.  On Atticus' side are some pretty powerful beings, like the Morrigan (Chooser of the Slain and goddess of war), Brighid (goddess of poetry, fire, and the forge), and Flidais (goddess of the hunt). He's also got Oberon, a wolfhound he can converse with, not to mention 2,000 years of experience. Oh, did I mention that part? Yeah, he's been around a while so he has some skills not to mention a few other interesting allies. Of course, Aenghus has some friends of his own, including some double-dealing witches, Death on a pale horse, and a bunch of nasty demons. But like Atticus says, "Bring it, muthafuckas. Bring it."

11 comments:

  1. This sounds interesting. I hadn't heard of it. Thanks for sharing, Marcy!

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  2. Oh, I remember hearing about this on querytracker when Kevin Hearne got his agent. Glad you liked it. Sounds like my kind of read too. I'll have to check it out.

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  3. It was a great book, lots of fun. I'm looking forward to the next one :)

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  4. I am getting tongue tied trying to pronounce the names! LOL!!

    Awww this sounds like a good un!! Thanks for the review! Take care
    x

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  5. Glad you enjoyed your read. And I'm willing to bet that if you caught two little things, that others will as well.

    Cheers & Happy Reading :-)

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  6. Old Kitty, luckily the author gives a brief lesson on pronunciation at he beginning of the book :)

    Happy, not sure. They were picky little things and certainly did NOT spoil my enjoyment of the book nor make me think twice about buying book #2.

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  7. Ooo, HOUNDED looks so good. I sent a sample to my Kindle, so I can keep it in mind. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I visited a blogger bud a while back who mentioned reading this novel. She mentioned being a bit disappointed. Though she didn't detail things, she also mentioned it was a pretty good read.

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  9. Gave you a shout-out on my post today.

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  10. Cherie, I really liked it and I plan on getting the next two in the series.

    Angela, I was not the least bit disappointed. I mean two small quibbles, first time author? That's pretty good imho. Plus, any book that makes me stay up late gets a thumbs up :)

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