His name is Nathan Garrett, but he’s also known as Hellequin. And murdering one of his friends and trying to blow him up is a good way to get this centuries-old sorcerer’s full attention… An old friend’s dead body, a cryptic note, and an explosion that almost costs him his own life propel Nate headfirst into a mystery involving a new threat from an old foe. Now he must piece together the connections between a grisly series of tattooed murder victims, an imprisoned madman, a mysterious alchemist, and a deranged plot to usurp the throne of the hidden realm of Shadow Falls, rival to the power of Avalon.
Can Nate avert the coming slaughter, or will he become the latest to fall in this clandestine war?
With the story careening between modern-day New York and Ontario and 1977 Maine, With Silent Screams continues the gritty and action-packed mix of urban fantasy and ancient mythology that mark Steve McHugh’s popular Hellequin Chronicles.
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I like scifi and urban fantasy. I don't like romance novels. If you are the same my reviews should help.
This is the third book in the Hellequin series by Steve McHugh. This is a tightly written, action filled novel. The story hits the ground running and doesn't let up until the end. With Silent Screams is a stand-alone novel but will mean more if you have read the previous books first.
As with the other novels, this book moves between the current time and an event in the past related to the current issue. Think highlander but with wizards. It is easy to like the main character and there is enough mystery about him to keep you engrossed throughout the story. He's definitely a guy you'd like to buy a beer and listen to his stories. The magic system, while a bit vague, is fun, structured and makes sense in it's own way.
James langston performs this story and does an admirable job. Admittedly, he took a bit of getting used to, but by the third book it is like revisiting an old friend. I was eagerly awaiting this novel and Mr. McHugh definitely did not dissappoint. If you are fans of urban fantasy series like Dresden Files, Iron Druid, Alex Versus or Peter Grant you will enjoy this one as well.
Please note that for the most part this one is friendly to younger readers but he does throw in a sex scene or two that may be deemed too explicit for younger listeners.
yes... I would listen to all the series again... especially to refresh for a new book.
I have withdrawal syndroms... I really want to know more ;)
This series has become a favorite of mine. The character development gets better with every book, the plot is well done, the flashbacks are well-timed and add to the story, and the overall writing is excellent. Combine that with a great narration and you can't go wrong!
Pacing and character interaction are much improved.
These people appear to be playing a game. One that we do not yet know the rules of.
Another book like the first two, with a past story being told simultaneously with the present predicament Garrett finds himself in. I guess, my problem is not having to wait a year between books, as this formula which I once enjoyed is getting rather old. The story's back and forth 30 years seemed harder to follow this time; I think that problem could be resolved by reading instead of listening.
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It took me a bit to get invested into this story but once I was invested there was no stopping the action pack mystery/thrill/fantasy.
I was annoyed with how many times the murderous monsters were givin mercy. I got to a point where it just became ridiculous that one of the most powerful magical sorcerer could not / would not kill those who brutally tortured who they wanted.
Other than that, this was a fabulous entertaining audio. And Kudos to the author being able to write such a fantastic tale without the muddying drama of a romance!!!!
I work 16 hrs a day so I can only read audible books & I am thrilled with Mr Mc Hughs series!! I adore the historical figures & deity's that are alive & well & ingrained in our time & world in this wonderful universe!! I adore our bad ass hero his humor & humble charm blow every other immortal away. I'm starting last book til August then I'm going to be sad
I am really enjoying the history, mythology and basis for magic in these books. Steve McHugh is crafting a truly believable world I can not recommend these books enough.
Never read the print version, don't have time for text :)
I was a little dubious about listening to this series at first, the story seemed quite simplistic then BOOM! I was hooked. The characters are interesting, and at times you are left wanting more and more. I'd recommend this series to anyone looking for something a little different.
Yeah - didn't forget a voice style for anyone, he seems to get better as the books go on. No over acting as you find with some books on audible
Humorous at times, no tears but you want him to kick some backsides and he REALLY does!
This series is well worth the time. I hope you enjoy.
Enjoyed listening to this book, plus all the others I have already heard. Full of humour, sarcasm and with a touch of no-nonsense to it. Absolutely marvellous!
"Very enjoyable third book"
This series keeps getting better and better the characters are engaging and like to know the story line captured me and I finished the book very quickly. I would highly recommend this series for any fan Of urban fantasy
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