Author Kevin Hearne was born in the state of Arizona, where he also grew up. He would later move to Colorado with his wife and kid and dogs. He used to teach the subject of English to high school students which he did for almost twenty years, and graduated from Northern Arizona University. Hearne is a fan of heavy metal music, comic books, tacos, science fiction, things having to do with “Star Wars”, and protecting the environment anyway he can. Hearne feels so strongly for the environment that he calls himself a tree hugger. Before being published as a novelist, he worked as editor for the cartoonist department and was also a feature columnist for the same newspaper at his college.
Order of Star Wars Series
|1||Heir to the Jedi||2015|
Order of The Iron Druid Chronicles Series
|5||Two Ravens and One Crow||2012|
|9||The Chapel Perilous||2014|
|10||Three Slices (Short Story)||2015|
|11||Two Tales of the Iron Druid Chronicles (Short Story)||2015|
|13||The Purloined Poodle (Short Story)||2016|
He has written a novel set in the Star Wars universe that takes place after “A New Hope” and before “Empire Strikes Back”. Some of his novels have made bestseller lists (New York Times and USA Today), and these novels are from his “Iron Druid Chronicles” series that is urban fantasy and is published by Del Ray. Atticus O’Sullivan stars in this series as the last druid who has to live in the modern world; a man is pulled into different squabbles between all the various creatures of the supernatural who have problems co-existing with one another. “Iron Druid Chronicles” is a world that features vampires, witches, werewolves, and goddesses and gods of different kinds. The series also includes short stories and novellas to it. Not only does this make up the bulk of his work, but it is also how he got into being published as a novelist.
BEST KEVIN HEARNE BOOKS
If you are looking to get into Kevin Hearne’s books, here is a list to help you get started. These novels are the first three in his urban fantasy series called “Iron Druid Chronicles”, and they are called: “Hounded”, “Hexed”, and “Hammered”.
Hounded: The first book in the “Iron Druid Chronicles” series written by Kevin Hearne that was released in the year 2011. The last of the Druids, Atticus O’Sullivan, lives in peace in the state of Arizona (the town of Tempe). He runs an occult bookshop and shape shifts in his spare time so that he can hunt with his Irish wolfhound. This tattooed Irish dude is thought, by his neighbors and the customers of his bookshop, to be only about twenty-one years old or so. The reality, however, is that he is about twenty-one centuries old. Atticus has a sharp wit, he pulls his power from the Earth, and has a magical and sharp sword that is called Fragarach (or Answerer).
Hexed: The second book in the “Iron Druid Chronicles” series written by Kevin Hearne that was released in the year 2011. Atticus does not care a whole lot for witches. That being said, he signs an agreement with the coven that is in the same town as him that is a nonaggression treaty that goes both ways between both him and the coven. The next day, the witch population grows and there are four times as many witches as there were before in Tempe, Arizona. The girls were on the Germans side in the second World War. At the same time, there is a fallen angel who is using high school students in town to feast on, a sexy Celtic goddess of fire that tempts Atticus, and a large group of Bacchants coming in from Las Vegas with their own decadence that proves to be quite deadly. All of these things make it hard to get to his witch hunt. He has a vampire attorney, his magical and powerful sword, and a grenade launcher that his neighbor lets him use.
Hammered: The third book in the “Iron Druid Chronicles” series written by Kevin Hearne that was released in the year 2011. Thor has ruined many lives and killed a lot of people. This is the Norse god of thunder, mind you. Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready for revenge after many centuries. Atticus is asked to help by Leif to take down Thor. Atticus has survived because he has stayed away from the god of thunder. He agrees, and there is a turf war brewing between vampires and Russian demon hunters (called Hammers of God) are running around free. Leif and Atticus go to Asgard, and team up with a sorcerer, a frost giant army, and a werewolf to take on all of the angry gods together.