There was a time when Nathan Garrett was feared When the mention of his name was enough to stop his enemies in their tracks That time has long since passed.When Nathan s friend asks for help investigating a pattern of horrific crimes, he reluctantly agrees But his investigation leads to a serial killer who is something , or less, than human, a creature of pure malevThere was a time when Nathan Garrett was feared When the mention of his name was enough to stop his enemies in their tracks That time has long since passed.When Nathan s friend asks for help investigating a pattern of horrific crimes, he reluctantly agrees But his investigation leads to a serial killer who is something , or less, than human, a creature of pure malevolence and hatred.There are some things that even a 1600 year old sorcerer hesitates to challenge But when evil targets those Nathan cares about, his enemies will discover exactly who Nathan used to be And why they will learn to fear him once .Born of Hatred is an action packed, Urban Fantasy set in modern day England with historical flashbacks to late nineteenth century Montana It s the second book of the Hellequin Chronicles, following the widely praised Crimes Against Magic, which introduced sorcerer Nathan Garrett.
Born of Hatred There was a time when Nathan Garrett was feared When the mention of his name was enough to stop his enemies in their tracks That time has long since passed When Nathan s friend asks for help investiga
This one comes very close to getting the full 5 star rating I say this up front so you know, I really like it.I do want to mention that it takes a little while to get rolling Our hero Nathan Garrett woke up in the last book of this series the first book of the seriesI know the first book is the last book I read before this book Getting a bit confusing Anyway Nathan woke upt knowing who he isor wasor has been, so to speak.Anyway he had amnesia So he s still putting clues together about himself he [...]
2.5 stars Had all the same issues as with book 1 It just feels like there is a huge void where Nate s personality should be.
Definitely miles better than the first book and I m looking forward to continuing on with the series.
I enjoyed the first book but this one was a big step up The story, the characters, the writing, just everything was of a higher level There is the story in the book and there is an overall bigger storyline and plot and I find them both very entertaining The book itself has the storyline in the present with flashbacks to a storyline in the past, which I really enjoy I like getting to know Nate, and some of the other characters, better in different time settings and seperate stories.There is quite [...]
4.2 starsFew months after the events in book 1 when Nate Garrett regained his memory after 10 years and was able to kill one of his longtime enemies Nate now joins his best friend, Tommy, training Tommy s staffs He reluctantly agrees to help the private detective to investigate whether a vicious rapist and murderer, who has recently been released, is back on the game It turns out that an evil that Nate once faced is now back threatening those who are dear to Nate Nate must join forces with some [...]
Another fun book in the series New characters, entertaining scenes Going to continue with the series The dude is getting stronger Wonder where ends his progress The villains could be a wee smarter and kill him when they had ample chances instead of fooling around.
The first book in this series had some things going for it, but this book took it in the wrong direction The first book was a bit of a rogue caper but this installment was a straight up procedural which made it seem a bit too Dresden like I enjoy Dresden novels, but would ve rather this series find its own voice.The Nate Garrett of this book resembles the Nate of the previous book only a little The author attempts to make the character interesting by simply making him badass than everyone aroun [...]
Hellequin Chronicles 2 Thank you to the author and publisher for the updated review copy.So a little while ago, I was browsing some Kindle titles and having just finished a great Urban Fantasy story I came across Crimes against Magic , the first of the Hellequin Chronicles I decided to give it a go and I loved it I was very pleased therefore to receive the updated copy of Born of Hatred and I dived in pretty much immediately and didnt really stop reading well I DID pop out and get chips until I [...]
I liked the first of this series, and compared it to Harry Dresden.Now let me say, this book is a step up In all things In quality of writing, in suspense, in character development and in blood and gore Wow brutal, horrific, sick, twisted and gruesome murders described in quite some detail, so it is not for the faint of heart But for those who have no problem with that this is an amazing read, that had me hold my breath at quite some moments I love the werewolves who play a part, and the main ch [...]
4 STARS I REALLY LIKED ITAUDIOBOOKI m digging this series I m so glad whenever I find a fantasy series that is really good and is adult I enjoy the YA fantasy genre but I get tired of the teenage angst that always goes along with it This series is good the writing, the characters, the world it s all enjoyable to me AND the subject matter and conversations are mature This time around, Nate has his memory back and has reconnected with people from his past He s joining back in to what his life was [...]
Once again the potential of this series is what brought me to the second book in the series, but once again I am torn as to how I feel about it There are a lot of typos misspellings and change errors in this book I don t know who checked for these things, but they did a terrible job unless the original manuscript was really brimming with errors It actually became annoying while reading and I was glad I didn t pay full price for this book.There is still definitely a decent level of chauvinism in [...]
No Spoilers So let me start off by saying I would actually give this second installment of the Hellequin Chronicles a 4 stars review if I could The only thing I can complain about is the editing Editing is usually not a sticking point for me but double double words, tenses being off, and sentences that didn t flow correctly pulled me back to reality a few times which bummed me out With that being said, I am really just being nitpicky about a seriously kick a book I anxiously awaited this install [...]
Born of HatredSteve McHugh Nathan Hellequin Sky Tommy Peter OliviaThe main characters friend Tommy wants him to help in an investigation of multiple murders As the plot thickens and the serial killer is made known multiple surprises happen Friends are threatened and Nate is forced to help them The conflict is that there is a serial killer and the resolution is surprising, violent, and packed with suspense I liked the book because it was suspenseful and filled with action The plot develops but is [...]
This was a very enjoyable follow up to Crimes Against Magicand take place a couple of months after the end of that book I admit I was a little confused by the character Sara at the start of the book as she was written as someone I should have been expected to know from book 1 in the series but didn t remember her being in it at all This story fleshes out about Avalon and both Nate and Tommy s backgrounds as both an old and new threat come back to haunt them I would say this is an improvement on [...]
I tried to like Hellequin Chronicles, I really did Add the fact that I m one of those compulsive persons that just have to finish series This was not easy, but when the books are that bad, even I find the strength to put it down and say no .Book 1, 2, and short story 2.5 all have the same problems There s no flow Spelling grammar plot mistakes Nobody talks that way New magical beings etc are just plucked out of thin air when convenient Random erotic moments, because all females are drop dead gor [...]
Excellent story and great characters The lack of five stars is simply that there were a few typos and editorial errors, but these didn t detract from the enjoyment of a good story, well told One of the best things about the development of kindle and other e books is the opportunity to discover and read new authors who may have struggled to get a publisher with the cost of printing being so high.
This was surprisingly entertaining Deftly written, not saggy at all and the twin tale set up worked really well The jumps between time periods were seamless but different enough in style and setting to ensure that there was never a point at which you felt lost or that the author had lost focus.I enjoyed the book and my time within it I will come back to this series I quite like the character I think this book actually improved on the first one.
Seriously in need of a good editor Reads like a first draft of a halfway decent UF novel Littered with grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors not to mention the occasional, but jarring, inconsistency These are precisely the things a decent editor would find and fix Needs polish, as a lot of self published stuff does.
I like the world he s built, I like the plots and I like the characters but he needs to work on character development There kind of one dimensional There isn t enough depth there to make me really care about them like I should I ll keep reading in hopes he gets better because there is a lot to like about these books.
I like these but don t love them I quite like Nate I don t like that he must have sex with ever female and I don t like the flashbacks they just bore me But I will continue on as there is only 1 out so far.
I was a bit wary about this book after reading the reviews stating that it wasn t as good as the first one Actually I found that I enjoyed Born of Hatred then I did the first book Nate is coming into his own and he is quite an interesting character.
The book itself was fun to read and messed with my head, which is always fun The only thing that got to me was the editing I hate reading a book with grammatical errors and this one killed me with that, but I did get through it, so that says how much I enjoyed the content.
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Enjoyed the first in the series ,and this does not dissapoint even oncewont delve into the story here but i would recommend to all who love this series of the main character
Great book Can t wait for the third book.
Probably 3.5 I enjoyed this book might even have enjoyed it if I had time to read it The characters are developing well and I m looking forward to the next book in the series.
An enjoyable read almost 4 stars, but marred for me by the same issue as the first book in the series although definitely less so.My issue is with the protagonist, Nate, who feels like he s supposed to be a mix of James Bond, John Wick and a cringeworthy fedora tipping white knight He has a lot of moments of likeability in this book, particularly in his interactions with Tommy, but then a beautiful woman with slender shoulders comes along and within about five minutes he s guaranteed to be promi [...]
3.75 StarsDefinitely better than the first book It took me a while to get into it but I think the author had much better grip on the story It s again told through flash backs from late nineteenth century Montana and alternating to present times Nate is up against a very formidable enemy this time And it seems like Avalon is not done with him Thomas is back from first book and new characters are introduced I liked Hades It s interesting how the author has used Myths and Legends I m definitely goi [...]
I enjoyed the second book of this series, although it was a bit annoying to realize that this wizard sorcerer whatever,is not all that bright, at least not all the time When I finished the first book, I thought it will be pretty much like Jim Butcher s Harry Dresden series, it is.d it isn t.You see, you can say whatever you wish about Harry, but not to clever is not one of them Nope.Nevertheless, the writing was well done and I was enjoyable entertained.
Really terrific British writerI tore through the first book, and made me hunger for I bought all of the Hellequin Chronicles immediately after reading that one, and the second book didn t disappoint Nate is a character to be reckoned with, and so far, his personal integrity makes me wish I could meet him Great writing, would recommend to anyone who enjoys being utterly engrossed in a good story.