Sunday, October 5, 2014

Enjoyable Fantasy Novel: "Hounded" (Iron Druid Chronicles)!

I (Rob) thought I'd try something different and picked up a new paperback called "Hounded"
the Iron Druid Chronicles. I was really pleased!  It's about a 1,200 year old druid from Ireland that looks 21 and lives in Arizona... you can read the summary below. Anyway, its full of great characters, including an Irish Wolfhoud of the lead character's- who can communicate telepathically with him.  It also has witches, Irish and other  gods and goddesses, demons, vampires (one is a lawyer!) and werewolves. A really fun read!
  I'm looking forward to the next 2 in the series called "HExed" and "Hammered."  - Rob

The first novel in the Iron Druid Chronicles—introducing a cool, new, funny urban fantasy hero by Kevin Hearne

Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old—when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.

Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries. Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power—plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish—to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil.  The Author's website is:

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next