Read-along & #Giveaway: Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne @KevinHearne @luckylukeekul @DelReyBooks #BrillianceAudio @PRHAudio #Read-along #GIVEAWAY #LoveAudiobooks

Posted December 3, 2022 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Giveaway, Misc, Read-along / 65 Comments

I chose this series after a poll and discussions with my team and several friends.  These are mostly available at both of my libraries, in both ebook and audio formats.  I’ve only read the first book in this series, twice, and look forward to reading the entire series.  I own all the audiobooks, because Luke Daniels.

You will have  4-5 weeks to read each book. There will be games, discussion, prizes, reviews and fun with each book.  I will be collecting  Q & A questions in the rafflecopters. The prizes will include some paperbacks, digital books, audiobooks, and paperbacks through Book Depository.  Each giveaway will have both US and Intl prizes.

Kevin Hearne has also been kind enough to commit to a Q & A post.   I will collect questions for him through October 16th.  I will send your questions to him and he will pick 3-5 questions and send me the response.  I will post his  answers in a special December 17th post.  So think up some great questions for him!


Here’s your to-do list:

  1. Find your copies of these books, borrow them from a friend, get them at the library or buy them
  2. Sign up to join the Read-along
  3. Enter the giveaways!



We are doing one book every 4-5 weeks, posting on Fridays. We will have a review for most of the books with the team here at Books of My Heart plus some of our friends.


Mar 3:    Hounded               –  Stephanie @ Once Upon A Chapter

Apr 7:     Hexed                     –  Jonetta @ Blue Mood Cafe

May 5:    Hammered           –  Jen @ That’s What I’m Talking About

Jun 2:     Tricked                  –  Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

Jul 7:       Trapped                –  Rachel @ Waves of Fiction

Aug 4:      Hunted                 –   KC @ Books of My Heart

Sep 8:     Shattered               –  Berls @ Because Reading

Oct 6:      Staked                     –  Sophia @ Books of My Heart

Nov 3:     Besieged                 –  Kimberly @Caffeinated Reviewer

Dec 1:       Scourged               –   Anne @ Books of My Heart          

Dec 17:    Q & A with Kevin Hearne

COYER Challenge is adopting our Read-along.  You can read about COYER and join that challenge or just the Facebook community chat HERE.   On the Sunday after the review posts, they will host a FB room (like we do for COYER book club) at 12 PT, 2 CT, 3 ET and 9pm Europe, for a one hour chat.  So the first one will be March 5.  You do not have to join the COYER challenge to participate, only the Facebook group.


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Get started Giveaway:

For US Amazon Digital copy of Hounded ,and for Intl a paperback from Book depository. The giveaway is international, as long as The Book Depository ships there free of charge (find that out here!)

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Grand-Prize Giveaway:

For a US / Canadian winner, this will be a full set of SIGNED trade paperbacks by Kevin Hearne.

For an Intl winner,  it will be $50 at Book Depository.  The giveaway is international, as long as The Book Depository ships there free of charge (find that out here!)

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About Luke Daniels

Luke Daniels has narrated over 250 audiobooks, has been the grateful recipient of thirteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has earned three Audie nominations. His background is in classical theater and film. Luke has performed at repertory theaters around the country, but now he resides in the Midwest with his pack.

About Kevin Hearne

Kevin Hearne lives with his wife, daughter, and doggies in Canada. Kevin hugs trees, pets doggies, and rocks out to heavy metal. He also thinks tacos are a pretty nifty idea. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling series the Iron Druid Chronicles, the Seven Kennings trilogy that begins with A PLAGUE OF GIANTS, and co-author of the Tales of Pell with Delilah S. Dawson.

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Posted December 3, 2022 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Giveaway, Misc, Read-along / 65 Comments

65 responses to “Read-along & #Giveaway: Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne

  1. I am super excited to participate this year! I’ve never done the COYER book chats – I’m part of the group on FB, will I see the invites for the chat there? Yea!! Thanks Anne!

  2. Anne

    I’ve read the series in book form and listened to the audiobooks. Luke Daniels does a great job. Love his voice for Oberon.

  3. Janie McGaugh

    I haven’t read it before, but I’ll check it out, since my library has all but one of them. Sadly, they only have one of them in audio.

    • I’m sorry to hear that. My library has them all on audio but I bought them all on audio anyway over the last few years. You can recommend books to your library and you’ll be happy to know I will also be giving away audio versions as prizes so you will want to enter the giveaways.

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      • Brenda, in the brown box (Mister LInky) there are 2 places to enter information. You Name is just that your name or avatar name or Blog name. The second line is a URL. It can be to your blog, Goodreads, your facebook, your Twitter, or any social media where you might share reviews. Then you need to check the box for the privacy policy and click Next. The second page is where you can load a graphic for your blog, or an avatar of some sort, whatever graphic you use. Some of the participants are bloggers so the signup also gives them a chance to show off their blogs. Others are readers, which is how I started out, and I just used my Goodreads profile or a Goodreads shelf for challenges or Read-alongs.

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  4. Kristina Singh

    My mom first got my reading PERN in the 90s. But it was Anne Bishop who introduced me to Urban Fantasy. When Heroic Hearts came out it introduced me to the Iron Druid Universe. I finished the short story and set out to buy all the books in the series, even pre-ordered the newest short story coming out in Unbound II on Dec 7. So excited to join this.

    • YES! I loved the short in Heroic Hearts. If you look at the other year’s Read-alongs I am all about UF. The Hollows by Kim Harrison, Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews, Alex Verus by Benedict Jacka, Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs, Psy-Changeling by Nalini Singh, and 2022 Night Huntress by Jeaniene Frost. I’ve read the first book Hounded here twice and now it will be a third time but finally moving forward in 2023. I’m thrilled to have you join us.

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  5. Kristina Singh

    Yes. I love the Mercyverse. I am about to Delve back into the Others series by Anne Bishop. Then Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Niell 🙂

    • That’s great Elizabeth! I am always happy to have you participate. This is UF and although I have read only the first book and a short story I am given to understand romance is not a key focus. I try to do a variety for my Read-alongs and I love this sort of UF series. It has plenty of mythology aspects so it is possibly a bit denser than some series we have read but also has humor.

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      • Hi Anne! That’s okay! I love a good UF. Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series isn’t centered around romance even though there is one. I read the Nathanial Cade series by Chris Farnsworth, it’s about a man that’s turned into a vampire in 1867 and choses to serve the president of the U.S. and every president thereafter as a last defense against monsters. There’s a lot of subterfuge and politics and it’s really good. I also have read a UF that’s also a steampunk series that’s really good, Vampire Empire by Clay and Susan Griffith. It’s really good. there is a romance but it’s not a romance. While romance reads are my standard operating procedure 😉 I don’t mind a UF or Sci-Fi story as long as it’s good writing and the storyline keeps my interest. I mean, I am a huge Star Wars and Marvel fan! I’m looking forward to giving this author a try!

  6. I absolutely love the Iron Druid Chronicles!! I have read & listened (Luke Daniels is superb!!!) to the whole series and have been wanting to do another read through, so am very excited to join with others!

  7. I’m super stoked about this. I have read EVERY book in this series, and I’m pretty sure all the short stories too, more than once. I love it so much that I recommend it to everyone looking for book recs, in the fantasy genre. The audiobooks are my fav way to read this series. Luke Daniels MAKES this series, well that and Oberon of course. <3

  8. Anna

    Wow, yay, super excited to join this! Iron Druid is hands down my favorite series. I’ve only done the audio book for most of them though because, as you said, Luke Daniels (swoon). I may try to get my hands on paper copies this go-round, however. Heck, I’ll probably do the audio books too (I have already listened to them all multiple times.) Anyway, thanks for hosting this event. Here’s to 2023, year of the Iron Druid!!

    • Anna, it will be great to have you reading with us and sharing your thoughts. Try not to spoil those who haven’t read. I have only read the first book although I met Kevin in 2016. Where does the time go when you are reading great books? Anyway, I collected and own all the audios since I knew I wanted to read them. I host a Read-along every year kind of alternating between things I have read and things I have wanted to read.

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  9. This is just awesome! I can’t decide if I want to read them or re-listen to the audiobooks! Luke Daniels does such an amazing job bringing the characters to life. Kevin is such a talented writer and just SO cool in person. I met him at Rula Bula in AR when he was giving away pint glasses w/ Oberon on them. We talked a bit about how incorporating LGBTQIA+ characters is so important to people like my husband and I – and he was just lovely about it. It was really cool to get to talk about something that is important and have the author not just listen but really get it.

    • Kelrick, I’m so happy to have you join us, although we aren’t really starting until the end of January. I agree about Luke Daniels – I love him so I have collected them all on audio but have only managed the first one into my reading schedule. That’s part of why I host Read-alongs to commit myself (and my friends) to reading series we have always wanted to read). It’s worked out very well. I pretty much always am, why didn’t I read this sooner? I met Kevin in 2016 at NOLAStorycon.

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  10. Shawn Walker

    Perfect excuse to re-read this series! This is one of favorite book series and I recommend it to anyone that expresses an interest in reading a good series.

  11. I read all of these books years ago, and I still want to meet Oberon! I cannot wait to participate in the read-along.

  12. cc

    I bought and read all the books as they came out (and most ??? of the shorts). I’ve been a bit peevish since the announcement of the revised and expanded editions, but hopefully someone will give us a running commentary on the differences.

    • I would certainly help with that if I knew. But we have many long-time readers who may be able to comment if they read the new paperback versions. I don’t think the audio will have changed and maybe not the ebooks? It is a question we could submit to Kevin if we don’t learn the answer from someone as we go along.

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  13. I’m stoked for this read-a-long! I heard about it from Kevin Hearne’s newsletter and have never done one before. I read this series once and feel like it’s a good first book-club style experience.

    • Welcome Logan. I chose a series each year, pretty much all urban fantasy which is my favorite. Sometimes they are rereads of series I loved (like you) and sometimes they are series I have always wanted to read (like me). I look forward to having you participate but try not to spoil newbies.

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  14. I am looking forward to finishing this series! I read the first four books, but got distracted and somehow never got back to them. This will be a great incentive to plunge back in and keep going through the whole series.

    By the way, for some reason when I tried to link up, it didn’t appear to take my link, so I tried again with a different name (thinking the @ was the problem.) Now it looks like I have signed up twice. Oops! Go ahead and eliminate the “Bookwyrm Lark” signup, if you can do that from your end.

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  15. Yay Im excited to read this series. Ages ago I listened to the first book in the series and I really liked it–I have no idea why I didn’t keep reading the series!

  16. Lisa Hackney

    I absolutely love The Iron Druid Chronicles! This will be my 5th time reading the series, as I devoured every book as soon as it was released, and have continued the tradition with his Ink and Sigil series.

  17. Diana Thomas

    I’m looking forward to it, this will give me the push to finish the series though I don’t want to see it end.