Publication Order of Iron Druid Chronicles Books
|Hounded||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Hexed||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Hammered||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Tricked||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Two Ravens and One Crow||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Chapel Perilous||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Trapped||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Hunted||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Shattered||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Staked||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
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Kevin Hearne was born in Arizona on December 9th 1970 and is one of America’s notable urban fantasy authors. His interest in books about people with superhuman powers developed at an early age. He saw a need to further develop the characters in some of the comic books he read and thought readers should be furnished with background information on the characters. Some of the most important moments in his early childhood, include when his parents took him to see the first release of “Star Wars” in Phoenix. This further fed into his growing interest for comic and fiction books.
After completing high school, Kevin Hearne enrolled at Northern Arizona University. It was during this time that he actually began writing. At the university, he took on roles as the editor of the college newspaper. He was also often featured as a columnist and produced cartoons for the comic section. Kevin Hearne wrote his first novel which was never published. This was the first of many novels he wrote and were never published at this time. The most notable being, The Road to Cibola, which took him six years to write. After completing university with a degree in English Education, Kevin Hearne moved to California, where he worked as a high school English teacher for three years. He returned to Arizona and continued teaching for another 15 years.
Gaining Acceptance for his work
For Kevin Hearne, his books also represent important learning experiences he went through in his life. The Road to Cibola, which although was never published and took him such a long time to write, taught him a lesson about balancing his regular teaching job and his career as an author. This was an important factor before he could get recognition as an author. While working as a teacher in Arizona, he wrote an epic fantasy totaling, 114,000 words. He sent it to some agents. They all rejected it, with the exception of one, who decided to look at it for onward review. After waiting a long time for a response, Kevin Hearne decided to start work on another piece. Over a period of nine months, he was to work on what was going to be his breakthrough novel, Hounded. He sought an agent who promotes urban fantasy books, to promote the book. Once again the book went through a series of rejections but he was to receive an offer from Evan Goldfried of Jill Grinberg Literary Management. Evan identified nine publishers and sent the manuscript of Hounded to them, along with snapshots of the accompanying series. Four of the nine publishers showed great interest in the manuscript and bid for the book during an auction. Hounded was to mark the beginning of the successful, The Iron Druid Chronicles. It took a period of more than nineteen years for Kevin Hearne to have his work accepted by mainstream publishers.
The Iron Druid Chronicles
The Iron Druid Chronicles is collection of urban fantasy novels by Kevin Hearne. It is set out in a world were mythological creatures, werewolves, demons and other supernatural beings roam free. The stories are told in the first person voice of Atticus O’Sullivan who is also the lead character. So far 7 books have been released in the series with, two scheduled to be released soon.
Novellas and Short Stories
Kevin Hearne has also written a series of short stories, sequels and novellas that include titles such as, Two Ravens and One Crow, The Grimoire of the Lamb, Clan Rathskeller, The Chapel Perilous and The Demon Barker of Wheat Street.
Important Characters in Kevin Hearne Fiction Books
Atticus O’Sullivan is one of the main characters in the book, Hounded and plays a prominent role in the The Iron Druid Chronicles. Of Irish origin, and having lived over 2100 years, he is said to be the last remaining druid. His real name is said to be, Siodhachan O Suileabhain. Key features that identify him include; his youthful looks, fiery curly red hair and his domineering presence. Atticus O’Sullivan has a series of tattoos that run up his right side and arm, and all the way to his feet. The tattoos are said to be the channels by which power travels into him from the depths of the earth. Having lived through 2 millenniums, and witnessed some of the epic moments in history such as the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, the invasions from the east, the discovery of America and the world wars, Atticus O’Sullivan has developed a set of unique characters. Besides being physically tough, he displays few emotions, finds it hard to trust anyone and is a loner. Throughout the series, he fights a number of mythological and human enemies. He lives in a state of fear and is always planning his next move.
Granuaile is Atticus O’Sullivan druid initiate and also one of the main characters in the series. He undergoes more than 12 years of training throughout the series. Their relationship develops from that of teacher-student to intimate lovers.
Also one of the main characters in The Iron Druid Chronicles, Leif Helgarson lives in Temple, Arizona. He is a vampire who dubs as an antornery and works odd hours at Magnusson & Hauk due to his peculiar condition. Leif Helgarson speaks in an old fashioned dialect and is said to be one of the most powerful vampires in the world. Leif Helgarson was one of the first settlers of Iceland, which he mistakenly thought was the new world. It was there where he had an encounter with Thor, who promised to turn him into a vampire. Instead, he lost his whole family and he vowed to spend the remaining days of his life scouring the world, learning how to become a vampire and get his revenge.
Hallbjörn “Hal” Hauk
He features a lot in Kevin Hearne books, and also resides at Temple, Arizona.
Film and TV
Although this could be a future plan, there is no mention yet of any of the books in the The Iron Druid Chronicles series being turned into a movieBook Series In Order » Authors » Kevin Hearne