A powerful sorcerer. A forgotten past. Hellequin is back, and the end is near.
A terrible storm is brewing in London, and Nathan Garrett, the sorcerer known as Hellequin, is the only one who can stop it.
But his enemies have other plans. Harnessing the power of an ancient stone tablet, they cast Nate and his allies into another realm, where a bloody conflict rages between creatures twisted by magic. Meanwhile, with his friends' lives in danger, Nate must put centuries of differences aside, and place his trust in one of his greatest foes.
Time is running out. Trapped and outnumbered, Nate must use all his wits and power to survive and find his way home before his enemies start a war that could destroy everything he holds close. Welcome to the penultimate chapter of the Hellequin Chronicles.
©2016 Steve McHugh. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I drive a lot for work,and when I drive I listen to audible. Life is good. In my mid-30's now, and I mainly listen to Fantasy books.
I generally hate narrator changes. This change wasn't as bad as others, but it still wasn't a good thing. Often the narrator made Nate sound like one of the female characters. It was I'd having a high pitch question be followed by Nate asked. Otherwise the narrator was good.
Otherwise I liked the book. I'm not where I'd place the book in comparison to the rest of the series, mainly because the narrator took some of the joy out of it. These books are always full of plot holes and yet are fun enough that we joyfully go along with it. This one is no exception. Fun, action packed, with enough emotion and wit to keep ones mind away from the flaws. I'm good with it. They don't pretend to be anything else. And, the originality is great.
Can't wait for the next book, though I hope we get the original narrator back.
New narrator, He's ok, not as good as James for Nate, Simon makes Nate sound like a college age capable guy. James makes him sound like an tough middle aged utter badass that no one wants to fuck with. Simon just doesn't give Nate the grit/gravitas that the character needs. Simon is decent for Nate, and totally inadequate for HELLEQUIN you REALLY notice the difference in the scenes where Nate gets angry and starts talking about it and how he's going to kick Ass. James gives his voice real growl/rage to the words in those situations :-D
Other than that, the book was awesome, plenty of New fun stuff and I think I like it more than the previous book.
I can't wait for the next book in this series. I discovered this book recently and was happy to catch up on the series during a marathon reading session. Now I'm salivating waiting for the next.
Explained a lot.
Nate is a complex hero. A great friend, vengeful, heroic, man of action.
Loved his performance. He had all the voices down. I would like to hear more from him. I know some did not like the change, but I thought it worked well.
Laughed in a lot of places. I could see the humor and the angst.
Great addition to the series. Waiting for the next book.
I have read all the books in this series and they have been read by the same person. I enjoyed the way those performances were done, this one was a bit bland with no special reflections for the characters. The book was by no means bad, I just wasn't impressed with the new reader.
NUMBER 2! Second only to Born of Hatred by McHugh!
None! Iron Druid Chronicles has just been topped! This is close in ranking to Kipjo "The First." Waiting on her 3rd book.
"Hellequin" speaks volumes in its own right!
HURRY!!!!! Is he Thor's Son?!?
I've listened to all of these stories on audible. This was not the best performance.
Main reason is that the reader falls out of character to often confusing the storyline and dropping the listener out of the immersive tale. The reader starts a different character's voice before the right dialogue begins. Using for example the voice of the fox for the voice of a villain on occasion and vice versus.
Previous Books reader was amazing.
Another fascinating installment in the Hellequin chronicles. Steve Mchugh has a way of revealing long held mysteries and introducing new plots without being abrupt in his endings. You want to continue the series not from a cliffhanger ending but because the story is so enjoyable. Simon Mattacks was superb. Thanks Steve for a great read/listen
Great story. One of my favorite series right now. The voice actor does a great job in the performance and brings the story to life. highly recommended.
"Different narrator after 5 books!?"
Good book but let down by a change in narrator. The narrator used is 'good' but a change in the way words and names are pronounced after 5 books is jarring and some how made Nate sound whiny rather than badass.
"Hellequin is not the force he was"
The first Hellequin story was interesting,and entertaining, this one not so much. Fails to impress
"Even better than the last."
This series gets better and better as time goes on great characters more twists and the time just flies by listening to the book.
"Fantastic story line"
Story reader different than all the other books but ok missed first reader this was little light on the aggressor but ok
"I am looking forward to the next one. "
there is action all the way through. you need to reade the first books in order, it is more of the same .
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