The Iron Druid Chronicles

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The Iron Druid Chronicles is a series of urban fantasy novels, written by Kevin Hearne and published by Del Rey Books.[1] All the books including short stories have recorded Audiobooks narrated by Luke Daniels (for the US) and Christopher Ragland (for the UK market).

Synopsis[edit]

The series is set in our world (the first couple of books are set in a nicely researched Tempe, Arizona) where supernatural creatures exist, such as witches, vampires, werewolves, demons, elementals as well as various deities from many mythologies. The series is told in the first-person point of view mostly of Atticus O'Sullivan (aka. Siodhachan O Suileabhain), a genuine Druid who owns and runs an occult bookshop, Third Eye Books and Herbs, as he gets embroiled in the day-to-day struggle of Gods and Goddesses and other supernatural creatures.

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  1. Hounded (May 2011)
  2. Hexed (June 2011)
  3. Hammered (July 2011)
  4. Tricked (April 2012)
  5. Trapped (November 2012)
  6. Hunted (June 2013)
  7. Shattered (June 2014) [First Hardcover Release][2]
  8. Staked (December 2015)
  9. Untitled (TBA - Final novel in the Iron Druid series)[3]

Short fiction[edit]

  • "The Grimoire of the Lamb" (Iron Druid Chronicles, #0.4) a novella that appears as its own ebook. Published May 2013.
  • "Clan Rathskeller" (IDC, #0.5) A bonus short story on the Hounded ebook.
  • "Kaibab Unbound" (IDC, #0.6) A bonus short story on the Hounded ebook.
  • "Test of Mettle" (IDC, #3.1) Appears on the short stories page at Hearne's website, and on Hammered ebook.
  • "Two Ravens and One Crow" (IDC, #4.5) This novella appears as its own titled ebook and on Hunted ebook. It takes place 6 years after the events of Tricked and deals with important details between that book and Trapped.
  • “The Demon Barker of Wheat Street” (IDC, #4.6) A short story taking place a couple of weeks after the events of "Two Ravens and One Crow". It was featured in the anthology, Carniepunk (released in July 2013).
  • "The Chapel Perilous" (IDC #4.7) A short story published in the fantasy anthology, Unfettered, and edited by Shawn Speakman. While framed as a story being told by Atticus to his apprentice 8 years after the events of Tricked, it involves events that occurred in 6th century Wales.
  • "A Prelude to War" Novella (IDC #7.5) A novella taking place one week after the events of Shattered. Featured in the anthology, Three Slices. (Released May 2015)

Reception[edit]

Reception for the series has been mostly positive,[4] with Publishers Weekly praising the first three books in the series.[5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SF/FANTASY, April 15, 2011". Library Journal. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Official website
  3. ^ "Six more books!". Official website. 6 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Audio Reviews, November 1, 2011". Library Journal. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Review: Hounded". Publishers Weekly. 7 March 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Review: Hexed". Publishers Weekly. 18 April 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Review: Hammered". Publishers Weekly. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2012.