The Leaning Pile of Books is a feature where I talk about books I got over the last week – old or new, bought or received for review consideration. Since I hope you will find new books you’re interested in reading in these posts, I try to be as informative as possible. If I can find them, links to excerpts, author’s websites, and places where you can find more information on the book are included.

First a quick review update: I’m still working my way through the to-review pile! I’m currently working on a review of Zenn Scarlett by Christian Schoon, a young adult science fiction book in which the main character is studying to be a vet on Mars.

This week one book showed up in the mailbox.

Hunted by Kevin Hearne

Hunted (The Iron Druid Chronicles #6) by Kevin Hearne

Hunted will be released in mass market paperback, ebook, and audiobook on June 25. It includes a novella, Two Ravens and One Crow, that is set between books 4 and 5 in the series. The series is supposed to end up with nine books total, and the previous books in the series are as follows:

  1. Hounded
  2. Hexed
  3. Hammered
  4. Tricked
  5. Trapped

For a two-thousand-year-old Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he’s being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt—Artemis and Diana—for messing with one of their own. Dodging their slings and arrows, Atticus, Granuaile, and his wolfhound Oberon are making a mad dash across modern-day Europe to seek help from a friend of the Tuatha Dé Danann. His usual magical option of shifting planes is blocked, so instead of playing hide-and-seek, the game plan is . . . run like hell.

Crashing the pantheon marathon is the Norse god Loki. Killing Atticus is the only loose end he needs to tie up before unleashing Ragnarok—AKA the Apocalypse. Atticus and Granuaile have to outfox the Olympians and contain the god of mischief if they want to go on living—and still have a world to live in.