Wow! That's all I can say. I just plucked this book off the library shelves as I was running out of time and it had a fantasy tag stuck on the spine - and I was running out of time - and I'm so glad I did.
Now, after starting it, I feel bad that it had sat neglected until now because truthfully, I usually don't enjoy male authors. I know, that sounds really bad, but seriously most of my paranormal/urban fantasy books are written 99.9% by women and I like it that way. Kevin Hearne however seems to be one of the few that I'll be making an exception for and adding to my bookshelves in the future.
Hounded is such a surprise. A 2,100 year old Druid who looks and sounds like a 21 year old who happens to converse with Gods and Goddesses on a seemingly daily basis. Added to that is his throwback Irish Wolfhound who can 'talk' to Atticus (our favourite Druid), a Vampire and Werewolf law firm, mean Sidhe and a much fought after sword and you can just tell it's going to be a wild ride.
So far I'm a little over half way through, but I was so delighted with this book that I just had to let everyone know about it, if you don't already that is - and if you did WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME? Now I'll have to scout the library and hope that books 2 and 3 are available.
I'm seriously considering ordering a signed copy! Try it, if you like Jim Butcher, Kylie Chan, or Sherrilyn Kenyon's style, then I'm sure you'll enjoy the Iron Druid.
P.S - Hounded review still to come.