Reviews

Reviews of Hounded

“This is the best urban/paranormal fantasy I have read in years. Fast paced, funny, clever, and suitably mythic, this is urban fantasy for those worn-out of werewolves and vampires. Fans of Jim Butcher, Harry Connolly, Greg van Eekhout, Ben Aaronovitch, or Neil Gaiman’s American Gods will take great pleasure in Kevin Hearne’s Hounded. Highly recommended.”
—John Ottinger III, editor of GraspingForTheWind.com. Read the full review.

“Hearne, a self-professed comic-book nerd, has turned his love of awesome dudes whacking mightily at evil villains into a superb urban fantasy debut. Staying alive for 2,000 years takes a great deal of cunning, and sexy super-druid Atticus O’Sullivan, currently holed up in the Arizona desert, has vexed a few VIPs along the way. High up on that list is Aenghus Óg, the Celtic god of love. It’s not just that Aenghus wants his sword back—though it is a very nice magical sword—but that Atticus didn’t exactly ask permission to take it. Atticus and his trusty sidekick, Irish wolfhound Oberon, make an eminently readable daring duo as they dodge Aenghus’s minions and thwart his schemes with plenty of quips and zap-pow-bang fighting.”
—Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review 

“Filled with snarky descriptions…comradely characters, thumping action, and a plot as stylized as a Renaissance Faire, this tale is outrageously fun.”
—Cleveland Plain Dealer 

“A snappy narrative voice makes this series opener a savvy urban fantasy adventure that should appeal to fans of Celtic and other mythologies.”
—Library Journal 

Reviews of Hexed

“Kevin Hearne…cranks out action and quips at a frenzied pace…in this fun and highly irreverent read.”
—Publisher’s Weekly

“Hearne’s writing is fast paced and spot on, and…Hexed is steeped in magic and wrapped in awesome. It really doesn’t get much better than this!

—My Bookish Ways

“The humor in Hexed is non-stop…hard to read without a smile plastered to your face.”
—Blood of the Muse

Reviews of Hammered

“I love, love, love this series, and Hammered is the best so far….You’ll be turning pages at warp speed until the final battle, then you won’t be able to turn them fast enough.”
—My Bookish Ways 

If you like urban fantasy that is fun and funny, then pick up Hounded, Hexed, and Hammered. If you like urban fantasy of great substance then you should pick up Hounded, Hexed, Hammered, and anything else Kevin Hearne puts out in the future. You’ll not be disappointed.
—SciFi Mafia

“[Hearne] shows in Hammered…that nothing should be taken for granted and nothing is safe….Hearne and Atticus could be the logical heir to Butcher and Dresden.”
—SFF World 

Reviews of Tricked

“Kevin Hearne’s Tricked manages to combine the fun aspects of the previous books and give the saga a darker turn to make this book more akin to a thriller.”
—Fantasy Book Critic 

Tricked is packed with thoroughly engrossing characters, fascinating mythology, creatures that will make your head spin, lots of action, and a ton of heart.”
—My Bookish Ways 

“Hearne understands the two main necessities of good fantasy stories: for all the wisecracks and action, he never loses sight of delivering a sense of wonder to his readers, and he understands that magic use always comes with a price. Highly recommended.”
—Charles DeLint, Fantasy & Science Fiction 

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