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@Read Kindle ⚾ 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 IIWith 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 just as good if not a little better then the first one.now i really want to read the third.he really can t hold on to his ears I was hesitant to bring this up in my last review because I thought it was just me I thought I was reading too much into these novels But I don t think so any and the issue is ruining my enjoyment of an otherwise good series.You see, this series is terribly sexist yet it s all so subversive that it was hard to pin at first.There are many, many female characters Normally, I d consider this a good thing However we can effectively separate them into categories.Harmless, likable and a sex I was hesitant to bring this up in my last review because I thought it was just me I thought I was reading too much into these novels But I don t think so any and the issue is ruining my enjoyment of an otherwise good series.You see, this series is terribly sexist yet it s all so subversive that it was hard to pin at first.There are many, many female characters Normally, I d consider this a good thing However we can effectively separate them into categories.Harmless, likable and a sex objectHarmless, laughably evil and a sex objectDangerous, unstable and a sex objectFor example, Atticus initiate is harmless and likable She is probably the only woman who fits into this category She s also probably the closest thing Hearne has written to a positive female character.The many, many evil witches in this novel fit into the second category Atticus is sure to take special note of their appearance I say laughably evil because whilst they have power it s nothing compared to Atticus and Hearne goes to great lengths to make them objects of derision in our eyes They will always try petty, pathetic things that make you happy that Atticus lays the smack down on them They are arrogant and tragically doomed to fail like Team Rocket from Pokemon For every evil male character there are at least eight bad female characters There is only one Harmless and laughably evil male character There are many, many of these female characters and they all play second fiddle to the main bad character a man They are Hearne s version of the nameless goons in Bond movies They are the faceless Red shirts from Star Trek.Then there s the Dangerous, unstable and a sex object category and possibly the most offensive These are women that Atticus is supposed to take seriously because they are all powerful in their own right many are supposed to bepowerful.Yet even goddesses are throwing themselves at Atticus to be in his bed All of them are seriously unstable, highly emotive and completely subject to their own pettiness Atticus spends most of this novel indulging them like you would play to a crazy person to keep them happy I guess it s hard to blame Hearne too much Men and the medical profession have been painting women as hysterical, unreasonable creatures for most of history It s nothing new but it s terribly disappointing The ruler of the Tuatha De shows up and plays the damsel in distress to Atticus She does the whole, Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi You re my only hope Routine in the first book Seriously SERIOUSLY She is the fucking RULER of an ancient people SHE IS A GODDESS It s just all so unempowering.Still, I thought I was being sensitive after reading the first novel In the second, Atticus strips Brighid down, humiliates her and lectures her in very reasonable tones while she froths at the mouth and acts the part of two bit villain Now I m just insulted An immortal goddess, so proficient at politics, bargaining and magic is so pathetic that she would act as she did and be caught as she was Oh, of course She s a woman and this all makes sense if your unconscious bias is to believe that women even immortal ones and creatures completely enslaved to whatever petty emotion is running through their fragile bodies.Atticus sexual assault, the use of sex as a weapon and many, many other small instances in this book only cemented my opinion that Hearne does not have a high respect for women or he simply knows so little of them There are much fewer male characters in this book yet every single one with the exception of Percy, is a powerful, reasonable, intelligent, logical character When comparing their uses and functions in these books, it becomes clear that men, as characters, as significantlylikable, powerful and reasonable than women.It s a really sad thing to behold for a series that is otherwise fun and interesting So far I have only read 2 of these books but they crack me up Demons smell like ss nasty ss that slithers down your throat, finds your gag reflex, and sits on it with authority I love that Atticus is a hot Druid that gets help by the Earth And he has very funny conversations with his dog in their minds Oberon is an Irish Wolfhound and he is funny too So almost right off the bat, Atticus hast to fight off a huge bug but the Earth helps him And his crazy neighbor hates him O S So far I have only read 2 of these books but they crack me up Demons smell like ss nasty ss that slithers down your throat, finds your gag reflex, and sits on it with authority I love that Atticus is a hot Druid that gets help by the Earth And he has very funny conversations with his dog in their minds Oberon is an Irish Wolfhound and he is funny too So almost right off the bat, Atticus hast to fight off a huge bug but the Earth helps him And his crazy neighbor hates him O Sullivan an uncertain voice pulled my consciousness back aboveground It was Mr Semerdjian Yes, sir, how may I help you Everything was back to normal that is, vines looked great and so did my mesquite tree The saguaro cactus using its many arms to mold stone as if it were clay and making loud bugcrunching noises was admittedly worth comment My neighbor raised a skating index finger to point at the saguaro That moving cactusand the big bug and you, you spooky bastard What are you I stuffed my hands in my pockets and grinned winningly at him Why, I am the Antichrist, of course Mr Semerdjian responded by fainting, which seriously surprised me I d expected a vulgar expression of disbelief, like a middle finger or a clenching of the crotch, because the man had seen a giant demon and casually offered to blow it up like a tough guy Atticus lawyer wants him to kill Thor and is mad at him because he doesn t want to I love Thor Anyway, Atticus has two lawyers, one a vampire and one a werewolf So some evil witches are trying to take over the town so Atticus has to get help from some other supernatural beings to help get them out There are other things going on as always seems to be the case in these books Either way, I like it Reread 20173.5 stars Part of the appeal of these books for me, at least is that druids haven t oversaturated the market yet I mean, name one romance novel with a sexy druid as the leading manSee I m not saying it s impossible, but if you managed to do it, you probably had to think about it for a minute Oh, and I m also not saying Hexed is a romance novel It s not I just meant that once a magical person place thing hits romance novel status you re pretty much sick of the sight of Reread 20173.5 stars Part of the appeal of these books for me, at least is that druids haven t oversaturated the market yet I mean, name one romance novel with a sexy druid as the leading manSee I m not saying it s impossible, but if you managed to do it, you probably had to think about it for a minute Oh, and I m also not saying Hexed is a romance novel It s not I just meant that once a magical person place thing hits romance novel status you re pretty much sick of the sight of them As in, remember when vampires were scary motherfuckers and not sexy motherfuckers Yeah, those of us from the Jurassic era look back fondly on those days On a happier note Hexed has a druid And all the fun gods that come with himYes, there are werewolves, fae, witches, and even a vampire in this book, but to counteract the been there, done that feeling of those characters you ve also got a handful of less used magical people creatures Including, but not limited to, the Atticus adorable sidekick, Oberon.I mean, who wouldn t want a talking Wolfhound to be your BFF Ok, truth time There s something lacking in these books that I can t quite put my finger on yet It isn t as though I don t enjoy the action, the plot, or the charactersI do But at the same time, I m not in a great hurry to pick up the next book in the series again And whatever the reason is, it must be why I forgot abandoned these books to start with Still, it s hard to find a really good urban fantasy series that doesn t regurgitate the same old crap characters, so I m determined to give this the Iron Druid a fair shot at winning my heart this time around.Original review 2012Hexed picks up where Hounded left off Atticus is dealing with the fallout from killing his old enemy, and the power vacuum that his death caused A lot of the gods want him dead, or on their sidewhichever is easier.And of course, everyone wants him to kill Thor next This is a pretty fun action adventure series, and so far I m really enjoying it Recommended for fans of series like The Dresden Files