Friday, March 30, 2012

Hounded Read-along Chapter 21 - 25 + epilogue

Was it still Week 4? I thought it was last week. I'm getting turn-around. '♫ Turn Around, Bright Eyes'♫ hahaha

March 30th: Chapters 21-25 + epilogue hosted by The Unread Reader

1. In a moment of anger, Atticus reveals something about himself that he usually keeps very secret, for his own benefit. Has something similar ever happened to you? Have you ever spilled a closely guarded secret in a moment of excitement or anger or absent-mindedness?

What's the saying? Secrets are bound to surface know matter how hard one tries to hide it. Call it Higher Power, Fate etc. Yeah, let's just say it was related to a family member who blurted it out and well, it didn't end well for everyone involved.

2. Atticus tells Mrs. MacDonagh, "the universe is exactly the size that your soul can encompass. Some people live in extremely small worlds, and some live in a world of infinite possibility." Then he asks her what she is going to do with the new information she has discovered. What would you do if you found out that other beings were among us? Would you deny it or embrace it?

I think it would be cool that they walked among us minus the zombies. Lolz. I'd probably stock up on all sorts of wards, garlic, silver bullets, stakes and what-nots.

3. So far, Atticus has revealed a few of his powers and has even shared some power by putting bindings on Granuaile. What do you think has been his coolest or most helpful power so far?

I like how he came about to fashioning his amulet. It seemed like so much was poured into the creation of it and I'm curious if he had to learn some bygone Druid craft to make it what it is now. 

4. Atticus gets pretty pissed when he finds out that Aenghus Óg is drawing power from the Earth and, in turn, killing it. That's when Atticus decides he must fight the old Fae for committing such a heinous offense. What is something you would fight for, even if it meant you might die trying?

Wow, this is a little heavy. Um, love I guess. *cheesy* :D

5. What did you think of the final showdown between Atticus and Aenghus Óg? Did it go down the way you expected? Was there anything about their battle that surprised you?

I knew Aenghus Og will meet his end because he was just asking for it. I actually felt the battle was spot on. It wasn't lengthy or abrupt. The intensity was there. We knew Aenghus Og's  arrogance will get the better of him. We also knew that high emotions will override one's thinking so Atticus, having lived so long  used other sword fighting techniques that served him well. I know I would. I guess I would be surprise if Aenghus Og wizened up in just fraction and changed his sword techniques then we might have all bit our nails. :D

6. What was your favorite/least favorite part of Hounded? Who was your favorite/least favorite character? 

I can't find any least part of the book really. I love the whole book which is rare. So kudos to Mr. Hearne for developing quite an intriguing story! I guess my least favorite would have to Radomila and her cohorts. 

7. What do you think is coming up next for Atticus? Will you continue reading this series, and if so, what do you hope to see happen in the next book?

Yes! I just read the snippet of Hexed at the end of the book and I want to know who was attacking him. Woah, it looked like a delayed reaction from Atticus tho. I was half expecting the amulet would somehow manifest some personal shield around him. hahaha Watching way too much sci-fi or fantasy movies. :D 


  1. I read thet excerpt at the end of the book to and I'm so going to read Hexed tomorrow (so long as real life doesn't interfere!)
    I totally agree with your answer to question 5, Atticus seems to have learent more than the Gods living in the real world and that's his main advantage over them.

    1. Oh, you have Hexed already! I need a copy. :D

  2. I agree! Aenghus brought on his own death with his arrogance! You nailed it ~ I hadn't thought of that!!

    1. It was good thing tho, don't you think. If Aenghus thought of changing his tactics the sword fight might end up in a draw with both of them impaling each other.

  3. Now I actually reflect back on it I think Atticus took a huge risk killing a god - I think at the time it surprised me that he did so although to be honest there was very little else he could do without actually being killed himself.
    Atticus is pretty cool the way he's learnt to adapt - it's definitely one of his strong points.
    I also chose the necklace - it did save his life a couple of times after all and everybody seems to want one!
    Lynn :D

    1. Yeah, his adaptability helped him here. I want one too. :D Heading to your site. :D


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