Hunted by Kevin Hearne

February 20th, 2018 Kimberly Review 18 Comments

20th Feb
Hunted by Kevin Hearne
Hunted
by Kevin Hearne
Series: Iron Druid Chronicles, #6
Narrator: Luke Daniels
Length: 9 hours and 52 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchase
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
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For a 2,000-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.

Don’t miss Kevin Hearne’s novella "Two Ravens and One Crow" at the end of the audiobook.

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Hunted by Kevin Hearne the sixth novel in the urban fantasy series the Iron Druid Chronicles is aptly named as Atticus, Garnuaile, and Oberon flee across Europe. The gods, Artemis and Diana are pursuing them and oh boy are they angry. Holy addictive listens this had me on the edge of my seat the entire ride!

Our story picks up right where Trapped left off and listening to the narration of Luke Daniels provided an addictive tale that had me biting my nails, shedding a tear and wondering how Atticus would get them out of this mess. Aside from the hunt, Atticus has to worry about the Norse god Loki who seeks Atticus’s death to unleash the end times known as Ragnarok. Prevented from accessing Tuatha Dé Danann our trio will have to outrun and outwit them all.

We got to enjoy more time with Oberon and much to my delight there were plenty of scenes written from Granuaile’s POV, a trend I hope continues. Hearne slew my heart wide-open as we lose someone dear to us. To make matters worse twists and turns left me reeling. We learn about the Forest of Hearne, which had me pausing to learn more about the folklore behind it.

Action packed with loads of secondary characters, elementals and curious creatures I delighted in listening to Luke Daniels create voices for not only the gods, but others. Brilliantly done, I could see these characters spring to life and proving once again that Hearne and Daniels are beautifully matched. I loved the author’s portrayal of Artemis and Diana from the modern nods to their attire and the gods’ stories.

Atticus continues to amaze me and even when he would like to sit down and weep, he manages to prove what a badass Druid he is. Hunted provided a mix of emotions, darkness, and light. I loved Atticus’ snark, quips, and ability to find humor in the most dangerous of situations. He really is a smartass. He along with Oberon and Garnuaile amuse me with their movie quotes and nods to all things geeky that I adore.

Hearne’s humor combined with his easy flowing storytelling and unique take on lore, gods, and supernatural creatures allowed me to become completely caught up in the hunt and I devoured this audio in a single day.

I loved the ending in which Atticus fulfills an overdue promise to Oberon. It was hilarious and touching. I am excited to learn more.

As an added bonus, the audiobook contains the novella, Two Ravens, and One Crow. Events take place six years into Garnuaile’s training and between the novels, Tricked and Trapped but also help to tie up some loose ends from Hammered. As a fan of the Morrigan and baseball, I loved this tale. Filled with laughter, angry gods, and a naked Morriga. I loved spending additional time in this world.

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About Kevin Hearne

Kevin Hearne

Kevin is the NYT bestselling author of the Iron Druid Chronicles, as well as two forthcoming series: The Seven Kennings, an epic fantasy trilogy, and Tales of Pell, a fantasy series co-authored with Delilah S. Dawson.

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18 Responses to “Hunted by Kevin Hearne”

  1. Mary

    This sounds like an amazing book! Your reviews on this series make me want to read these. I have had them on my wish list for awhile now. I love this “Holy addictive listens this had me on the edge of my seat the entire ride!” That right there is what had me! Great review!

  2. RO

    Love mythology stories like this one. Would definitely want to read this for sure! Hugs…RO

  3. Daniela Ark

    I love reading your reviews for this series. It’s not easy to find a series where book 6 is still so good! That’s what good storytelling is about huh? I love the mix of darkness, and light and smartass characters 🙂

  4. Debbie Haupt

    Great review, thanks Kim. I know you’re loving this series.
    Would a newbie like me have a hard time with this series on audible?

  5. Ann Marie

    I love that you read so many genres! I’m always intimidated by mythology. So many characters!! But I Atticus sounds like an interesting character. I love that he’s a smart ass. And funny and touching is always a good combo. Great review.

  6. Sophia Rose

    I love seeing how Atticus handles all that life throws at him. I stalled out and got distracted from this series. I need to get back to it.

  7. Heidi

    This one was my least favorite in the series. I think Atticus was too cocky. However, it gets back on track in the next book.

  8. Heidi

    This one was my least favorite in the series. I think Atticus was too cocky. However, it gets back on track in the next book.

  9. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    I don’t know whether I’d rather read these or listen to them! The narrator sounds good, but it takes me a while to get through an audiobook, and these are the kind of books where I want to race through to find out what happens next! (Not skipping, just reading quickly.) Maybe I’ll finish reading the series, and then hunt them up on audiobook.

  10. Bookworm Brandee

    Oh my goodness! Sounds like quite a thrill ride in this installment. Although they all seem to be action-packed. 🙂 I’m really happy you’re enjoying the series so much!