by Kevin Hearne
Series: Iron Druid Chronicles #2
Narrator: Luke Daniels
Length: Eight hours and 52 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
Narration: 5 cups
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.
And I am addicted. I will tell you as I sit here writing this review for Hexed, the second audio in the Iron Druid Chronicles, that I have already devoured Hammered the third novel and downloaded the fourth novel, Tricked. Not since Kate Daniels have, I binged a series. Humor, action and itchy-twitchy witches made Hexed an addictive listen.
Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the Druids resides in Arizona with his wolfhound Oberon. He runs an occult bookshop and makes herbal tea remedies. After the events of Hounded, the Tuatha Dé Danann try to enlist Atticus in killing their foes. Just want this ancient druid wants. He tries to avoid the Tuatha Dé Danann not be recruited by them. He is also busy teaching his new Druid apprentice Granuaile. Atticus has problems right in Tempe though, as a new coven of witches from Vegas makes a power move and he soon finds himself battling Bacchants, fighting off a feisty Celtic God and enlisting the help of Leif, his lawyer. Eek gads this was a fun, fast-paced installment.
We have several storylines that kept me listening into the wee hours. Some are filled with humor and we even see a little sexy action. I laughed so hard I had tears. We also see different types of demons, supernatural creatures and all sorts of Gods. Fans of Ilona Andrews will feel right at home with this series. Hearne is a masterful storyteller and gives balance to each of the treads. Leif, our vampire lawyer is friggin hilarious. He is trying to grasp modern language and slang..the results will keep you in stitches. Since Atticus asks for his aid he now owes him a debt. We get a glimpse into what Hammered will be about. I love the play on the title. (You’ll understand once you read it)
Secondary characters like the Sisters of the Three Auroras, Hal the werewolf, Granuaile, Atticus’s trusty apprentice, the Virgin Mary, and Coyote add interests and loads of problems. Not to mention the Tempe Police who have an interest in Atticus. I loved the encounters dealing with Atticus’ noisy neighbor. That poor, rotten man. The Morrigan kills me! She is hilarious and one of my favorite characters. Mrs. MacDonagh an elderly woman who lives in the neighborhood cracks me up and is one of the few humans who know about the others.
Luke Daniels rocked my ears off from his interpretation of Atticus to his voice for Oberon. Nailed it! While I am sure reading the books is equally fun the Iron Druid Chronicles are made for audio and add another level of enjoyment to the series.
I said it with Hounded but I will repeat it with Hexed, grab these on audio if you haven’t yet listened. For those who have, I have joined your fandom and totally get it!
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*Look for my review of Hammered tomorrow!
I really liked Lief’s language issues. It reminded me of Ziva from NCIS. I’m so glad you had this series to help you through your sickness. It is a favorite of mine.
Lauren @ Always Me
I absolutely love this series and Luke Daniels is a fantastic narrator! Great review. 🙂
haha love your enthusiasm for this series! So contagious! I can’t wait to read it! Hope you feel better soon!
After reading your review for the first book I dug my copy out and have it ready to go this weekend. I skimmed most of your review so I won’t be spoiled for this one. I’m super excited about this series now!
I hate it when you make it readable and my tbr list grows
Now you have me chomping at the bit to get this series.
“Atticus O’Sullivan,” — love that name! Thanks for the post.
OMG there goes my audible budget! 🙂
This sounds like an incredible story, stunning review – you have convinced me to read this !!!! xxx
Charlotte | https://charlotteidek.com
I have great love for this series, been reading it since I started the blog back in 2011. I am going to be so sad to see it come to an end this year. I already have my hold on the audiobook version at my library.
Luke Daniels is AMAZING as Atticus!
Kimberly @ Turning the Pages
So glad you’re enjoying this series, I just borrowed the last couple I need to catch up on the series because you reminded me about it. Hope you like the next book just as much Kimberly.
This sounds like a great on to binge!
Tyler H. Jolley
I love when a character has to learn the modern vernacular. It’s so funny and really makes you think how much our it has evolved. Hope you’re feeling better, Kimba!
should I ask why his neighbour has a grenade launcher? I mean, who keeps that at home?
For fans of Illona Andrews???? I’m so in! I’m glad you’re having such a blast with these audiobooks.
I hope you’re feeling better, Kim!
Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict
After reading your reviews, this series is moving closer and closer to the top of my TBR! I know from meeting Kevin Hearne at various events that he is a really funny guy, so I can just imagine these books are killer. I trusted you with the Dannika Dark books, and I wasn’t disappointed, so I’m excited to treat my ears to this listen!