Scorched Shadows

Hellequin Chronicles, Book 7
Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
Series: Hellequin Chronicles, Book 7
Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (844 ratings)

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

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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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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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great story with some shocking reveals!

the only thing that really bugged me was minimal but annoying. all the way through the series, Nate’s murdered wife was called Jane, but now in this book, she’s suddenly called Mary. what? ook then

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Still the greatest

Cant get enough of Hellequin Series and the incorporation plus the transformation of Mordred is beautiful. Great idea. Have all the Avalon Series and waiting impatiently for next......

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Losing steam

The series needs to finish soon, it is losing steam and becoming convoluted. I hope it doesn't become a Dresden files like series.

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Non Stop

I love all of the chronicles and could not stop listening to the books. I have enjoyed the stories and adventures. I hope there will be more to listen to. I want to kn ow what happens to Nate after his power return, along with his allies. Please keep them coming.

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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.