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Iron Druid Chronicles #02: Hexed

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BOOK 2 IN THE IRON DRUID CHRONICLES

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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.

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"Kevin Hearne's sexy second Iron Druid urban fantasy (after Hounded) cranks out action and quips at a frenzied pace as Atticus O'Sullivan faces a group of nasty Nazi witches who happen to be old frenemies of his. Atticus knew that he had more dealings coming with the Tempe, Ariz. coven, but he hadn't expected to face the local witches so soon after their last fraught encounter, and he's still healing from his battle with Aenghus Óg, the Celtic god of love. He's also fending off requests to thrash gods from other pantheons now that the battle with Aenghus has boosted his reputation. Werewolves, vampires, and a group of swinging Bacchants join in as Atticus faces down two dozen evil witches and their demon pets in this fun and highly irreverent read. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Kevin Hearne is a native of Arizona and really appreciates whoever invented air-conditioning. He graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and now teaches high school English. When he’s not grading essays or writing novels, he tends to his basil plants and paints landscapes with his daughter. He has been known to obsess over fonts, frolic unreservedly with dogs, and stop whatever he’s doing in the rare event of rain to commune with the precipitation. He enjoys hiking, the guilty pleasure of comic books, and living with his wife and daughter in a wee, snug cottage.

 

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whfanatic, May 24, 2011 (view all comments by whfanatic)
This second installment of the Iron Druid Chronicles features more of the butt-kicking druid Atticus O’Sullivan doing what he does best ��" facing down his enemies with equal parts might and wit. After defeating his nemesis, Aenghus Og, Atticus now faces an enemy just as dangerous…a coven of German witches. To defeat them, Atticus must team up with Malina and her crew, a proposition that leaves him conflicted. Can he trust his newfound “allies”? Meanwhile, Atticus is still dealing with the aftermath of the events in Hounded ��" one of the demons summoned by Aenghus (a particularly powerful fallen angel) is on the loose, not to mention the dangers posed by a group of Bacchants who have taken up residence at a Scottsdale nightclub and are enjoying their own version of late night sushi.

I received this book in advance of its release date and devoured it as quickly as I did the first book in the series. HEXED is every bit as good as HOUNDED, and might even be better. Hearne continues the world-building process, introducing deities from other pantheons and new mythical creatures, including the Native American trickster god Coyote, who (rumor has it) will be a recurring character in the series. (If that’s true, I’m pretty excited ��" how much can Atticus trust a trickster god, and to what new adventures will that lead?) The best minor characters are all still here (including Oberon and the widow ��" two of my personal favorites), but perhaps what I liked most was the development of Leif, Atticus’s vampire attorney. In HOUNDED, the werewolves got to have most of the fun. Not so in HEXED. The impressive combat abilities Leif displayed in the battle with the Fir Bolgs was just the beginning ��" wait until you see what he does in the climactic battle of HEXED!

I really loved this book. If you read and enjoyed HOUNDED, then you’ll feel the same. The voice and charisma of the main character that made HOUNDED such a breath of fresh air continues here, along with all of the humor and snark of the first installment. I can’t wait for book three!
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ISBN:
9780345522498
Author:
Hearne, Kevin
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
fantasy;urban fantasy;fiction;druids;witches;vampires;werewolves;magic;paranormal;mythology;iron druid chronicles;druid;gods;humor;arizona;adult;iron druid;celtic;novel;supernatural;demons;dogs;urban
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Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
The Iron Druid Chronicles
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.89 x 4.16 x 0.86 in 0.34 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Kevin Hearne's sexy second Iron Druid urban fantasy (after Hounded) cranks out action and quips at a frenzied pace as Atticus O'Sullivan faces a group of nasty Nazi witches who happen to be old frenemies of his. Atticus knew that he had more dealings coming with the Tempe, Ariz. coven, but he hadn't expected to face the local witches so soon after their last fraught encounter, and he's still healing from his battle with Aenghus Óg, the Celtic god of love. He's also fending off requests to thrash gods from other pantheons now that the battle with Aenghus has boosted his reputation. Werewolves, vampires, and a group of swinging Bacchants join in as Atticus faces down two dozen evil witches and their demon pets in this fun and highly irreverent read. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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