I have yet to read Hounded, the first in the series, so this is my first introduction to the Iron Druid Chronicles. I love the premise of the book and the talking dog Oberon. I found a few things humorous, although at times the humor felt forced. Overall my 2 star rating is for the fact that I often felt the presence of the author and was never immersed in the story. I hope I do not feel the same for the full-length novels as I do love the idea of the world and characters.