Kevin Hearne is the famous author of the popular series The Iron Druid Chronicles which is a series of urban fantasy novels that is set in present day Tempe, Arizona. The popular series follows a character Atticus O'Sullivan who is the last of the Druids. Atticus has to deal with different obstacles throughout the series such as angry gods from multiple pantheons, vengeful witches, werewolves, and vampires. To date, six books: Hounded, Hexed, Hammered, Tricked, Trapped, and Hunted have already been released worldwide. The seventh book in the series will be named Shattered and will soon be released to the public.
Aside from The Iron Druid Chronicles Hearne is also working on a Stars Wars Universe standalone novel that will be featuring Luke Skywalker. Hearne was born and raised in Arizona. A self-described superhero comic book and science fiction and hardcore Star Wars fan, he attended the Northern Arizona University with a major in English. While attending school, he worked as an editorial cartoonist and feature columnist for the university newspaper. After graduation he went on to teach high school English in California for three years before returning to Arizona to teach for another fifteen and launch his writing career.
The Iron Druid Chronicles Book 1 Hounded- 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 sexy 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 Iron Druid Chronicles Book 2 Hexed- Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty—when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II. With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas with their special brand of deadly decadence, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt. But aided by his magical sword, his neighbor’s rocket-propelled grenade launcher, and his vampire attorney, Atticus is ready to sweep the town and show the witchy women they picked the wrong Druid to hex.
The Iron Druid Chronicles Book 3 Hammered- Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully—he’s ruined countless lives and killed scores of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready to get his vengeance, and he’s asked his friend Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the Druids, to help take down this Norse nightmare.
One survival strategy has worked for Atticus for more than two thousand years: stay away from the guy with the lightning bolts. But things are heating up in Atticus’s home base of Tempe, Arizona. There’s a vampire turf war brewing, and Russian demon hunters who call themselves the Hammers of God are running rampant. Despite multiple warnings and portents of dire consequences, Atticus and Leif journey to the Norse plain of Asgard, where they team up with a werewolf, a sorcerer, and an army of frost giants for an epic showdown against vicious Valkyries, angry gods, and the hammer-wielding Thunder Thug himself.