Hounded by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles #1)

Hounded by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles #1)Atticus O’Sullivan is the last of the Druids. After making an enemy of a very powerful Celtic fairy in an ancient battle, and has been in hiding for the last two thousand years. When the Hounded begins, he’s been living peacefully in Arizona for a couple decades, running an occult bookshop. But when the Celtic god finds him and decides to finally pull out all the stop in order to kill him and retrieve the magic sword stolen from him all those centuries ago, Atticus’ life becomes anything but peaceful. As a Druid, Atticus’ magic is drawn from the earth, and his powers are both impressive and limited; he can heal just about any injury quickly, and never run out of energy–as long as he’s touching solid earth. He also has the ability to see on different visual spectrums, so he can detect spells and see through the “glamour” that fairy enemies often use to disguise their true form. He’s often assisted (legally and in battle) by his expensive law firm, which includes a vampire and a werewolf. All of the gods and mythical creatures exist, including the Norse pantheon, angels and demons, Hindi deities, and of course the fairy realm. The plot of book 1 is steeped primarily in Irish and Celtic mythology, with a modern twist of course.
Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles) is very similar in tone to The Dresden Files–witty, sarcastic wizard/druid gets drawn into geopolitical/magical conflict, etc.–but there are enough distinctive elements to enjoy this series on its own terms. Fun and light urban fantasy.

Hounded by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles #1) Purchase Links: Paperback, Kindle Edition, Audible.com Audiobook 

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