Hounded, which was released May 3, is the first in the Iron Druid Trilogy by Kevin Hearne. Hexed, the second book in the series is due out June 7 and Hammered, the third book in the series is due to be released June 28. I am already counting down the days until Hexed is available.
Unlike many books in this genre, not only is the author male, but the protagonist is as well. Atticus O’Sullivan is a 2000+ year old druid, who draws his power directly from the earth, and lives with his Irish wolfhound Oberon. This is going to sound weird, but Oberon is one of the best characters that I have come across in a very longtime. He is able to communicate with Atticus through a psychic link and is absolutely hilarious. He goes from an obsession with Genghis Khan, to wanting to get it on with French poodles. He is without doubt comic relief and is given some of the best lines in the book. I found myself wishing that I could talk to my dog the same way.