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Publisher's Summary

In the final chapter of the Hellequin Chronicles, secrets will be revealed, friendships tested, and destinies fulfilled.

Avalon is under siege. A shadowy cabal, headed by a mysterious figure known only as "My Liege", has launched a series of deadly attacks across the globe, catching innocent human bystanders in the crossfire.

Emerging from the debris of battle, Nate Garrett, the 1600-year-old sorcerer also called Hellequin, and his friends must stop My Liege once and for all. But powerful forces stand in their way. To save Avalon, they will need to enlist the help of Mordred, once Nate's greatest nemesis, now his most formidable ally. But Mordred is grappling with a dark prophecy that could spell Nate's doom...

The fate of the world hangs in the balance. Even if Nate can halt the war, will there be anything left worth saving?

©2017 Steve McHugh (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Meh

I was a big fan of the Helloquin series till this book. I had just finished the Jim Butcher series The Dresden Files read by James Marster (i mean, come on, no comparison) and maybe it was the poorly done narration that made the story seem like the same old story recycled. Disappointed and book ends with no answers

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Narrator

Still wish we had the other gentleman back. 😔 but I’m used to simons voice now. Overall great book!

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Pissed off

Had this book been paper, it would would make wonderful kindling. Moreover, its created even more questions. The narrator just makes me angry listening to him butcher personalities. I will say, his timing has gotten better with his presentation. Had he been the first narrator, well I'd feel different. Maybe.

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Too much, Too quick, No Ending

Up to this point I've really liked the Hellequin Series, even with the Narrator change last book. However, I have to say I was disappointed with this book. It seemed like this was originally supposed to be the final book (Like it's advertised) but then 3/4 of the way through McHugh decided that he needed another book to close it out and just didn't bother going back and changing the story. WAY too much is revealed WAY to quickly. All of a sudden you find answers and secrets that had no lead up and sets up the next part but there's no time to absorb the info. I don't want to give anything away but a whole new pantheon and Group of ultra powerful people are added with no warning (including an already introduced character's secret identity) and everyone just trots along like "Oh, you're an ultra powerful god like person we've never heard of and there are 6 other guys like you? Cool." I really hated the way so much was packed in with no buildup and seemingly no effort to question where all this was coming from. As I stated before, the book ends on a semi-cliff hanger. The bad guys seemed to have one, Nate is waiting on super powers and everything has gone to shit. If there isn't another book coming than this is hands down one of the worst endings to a series I've ever seen.

Ultimately, If you've been a fan of the other 6 books I would say wait until you have a free credit or it goes on sale. The only things that I really liked about the book was Simon Mattacks' narration and some character development for Mordred.

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Damn

Steve knocked this one out of the park. So much is going on literally up to the last seconds of the book. I can’t wait to see what his Avalon books bring, and for Nate to come back after is year hiatus. Brilliant book. Brilliant series.

Nate is tested in this installment. He’s on cloud 9 and on deaths doorstep. This book also had a lot of Mordred in it. Love that character. This was The Empire Strikes Back for the Hellequin Chronicles.

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  • Kenneth
  • detroit, MI, United States
  • 06-11-18

well this is the worst one

it is way too long, some reason the office seems to keep preaching his religion and just pretty much nothing like the first 6 books. It is so unbelievable I found myself just laughing at the bad dialogue. I wish I understood what went wrong. oh well

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Ready for more

Ready for more Nate! Want to find out the final outcome. I've relistened to series again and again!

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Thrilling Book with Multiple Secrets Exposed

Scorched Shadows
Hellequin Chronicles, Book 7
By: Steve McHugh
Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
This book had a lot more of Mordred in it. So much was revealed in this book but this is to be the last but I still have questions....Ugh! Oh well, I guess I will have to use my imagination. I have really enjoyed this series! Recommend this to any fantasy lover out there, so good! You must read in order.
The narrator was great, very good with the multitude of voices and emotions. Well done!

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Confusing ending

I was excited to get the final installment. I thought I would finally get the answers and conclusion I have been waiting for. Don’t get me wrong, I love this series and was sad to see and end. According the the description online, this was the final installment yet it was left wide open. I want to know what happens with Nate afterwards. I understand that a spin-off was created, so I am moving over to that and pray I get my answers there.

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The ending destroyed the entire series....

The ending destroyed the entire series, and with no more books in the series I felt like I had been kicked in the soft bits.

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  • Felicity and Gary Cook
  • 05-10-18

So sad it's over!

I loved this series so much, this book is tagged as the final chapter, but it feels like it's just getting going! I really hope Mordred gets to carry on the story and that Nate will be part of it!
Better still, more for this chronicle please!!!

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  • Steve
  • 05-06-18

fantastic

really enjoyable, characters are epic and it's just so much fun to listen to! really love the books and the Narrator has grown on me :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-25-18

it's brillant

made me laugh out loud and cry .
I can't wait for more stories !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • E. J. Rose
  • 02-28-18

Fabulous

I have loved these books. Steve McHugh is an absolute genius, his writing is sublime and each character well put together. You can truly loathe some and also love others, and then we have Remy...... Thank you, for him alone thank you!!.......
Thank you Mr McHugh for the many hours of utterly wonderful storytelling . I cannot wait for the next series on Avalon and Nate’s conclusion.
Also thank you to Simon Mattacks thoroughly enjoyed your narration.

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  • Simon Clitheroe
  • 02-01-18

A true masterpiece

Wow,wow,wow,wow what a fantastic book series, I have been enthralled, mesmerised and elated throughout the whole 7 titles.

Steve McHugh's ability to entangle myths and legends from the panthions to the dark ages into a fantastic book series is aw-inspiring.

But my question is when will we see the return of helequin and his new powers ......

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  • bigdee
  • 01-21-18

Want more !

How can you call this the final book when you leave me wanting closure unfair

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  • sandra streeting
  • 01-12-18

Great

This series just gets better and better. Is this the last?. I really hope not.

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  • Luke Williams
  • 01-06-18

A great “end” to hellequin

As always the story pulled me in full force. There are only two series currently being written that I wait with baited breath for and this is one of them. I still prefer the original narrator to Simon Mattock but unlike many others I don’t think he does a bad job. I just still find it difficult to forget the first time a listen to this series and those original voices will always be my fondest memories.

Another top book. Thank you. Never stop writing.

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  • A J Sparkes
  • 01-03-18

great series. bad narrator

Not sure why they changed the narrator for these stores the original was so much better.

Please for the final instalment go back to the original.

Please

not sure i can listen to another book with Simon Mattacks

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-27-18

fucking awesome looking through to the next one

fucking awesome looking through to the next one just le g en dary !!!!! .

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  • Stephanie Smylie
  • 02-25-18

Love it!

Absolutely love this series, well worth your time and money. can't wait for the next book.