I wasn't all that impressed with Hounded, but it had some good ideas and it was okay. Then I tried to not like Hexed, but it was so much fun that it won me over. Now Hammered. Same problems as the others -- Hearne is just not a good prose stylist -- and to me the humor seems a bit forced at times in this one -- but there are genuinely funny bits, and once again Hearne does manage to make it fun. I'm annoyed at the near-retconning, but I may be overreacting on that part. I'm also annoyed by something that Atticus did in Hexed which determined the course of Hammered and will end up screwing up the rest of his life in a big way, but that is the character being stupid rather than the author failing. I do wish that Hearne was a better craftsman, because I think the books could be more effective if he were just better with his prose, but I guess ya can't have everything!