The Deal: Atticus O'Sullivan has made a life for himself in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and posing as a regular 21 year old guy, even though he's actually 21 centuries old and the last of the druids. Oh, and he has had a Celtic God out to get him for several centuries.
Lucky for him - or maybe not so lucky? - he has a goddess of death on his side, even if The Morrigan likes to drop on him every so often to tell him he's in mortal danger. Only that this one time it seems like it's finally for real.
However, Atticus is tired of running, so he decides to take a stand with the help of his lawyers, who happen to be a werewolf/vampire team, his Irish wolfhound Oberon (Who is WAY awesome) and a bartender possessed by a Hindu witch.
My Thoughts: I'm not big on Urban Fantasy, and I'm even less big on Male authors - I'm guilty of reverse snobbery and rarely feel like male authors have anything to offer me as a girl - but I really loved Hounded. It was all kinds of fun.
Atticus had a sense of humor that was a bit similar to my own, so he often got me to smile or laugh, and I LOVED Oberon, Atticus' dog, he sounded exactly like I imagine a magical dog would talk. And the other characters weren't too shabby.
It was fast paced and different, at least for me, and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
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Ps - Hounded first came to my attention because of a Read-A-Long that Mary of Book Swarm did at the beginning of the year.