Release date - 19th December 2017 (Paperback)
Book length - 508 pages
Publisher - 47North
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Anne from randomthingsthroughmyletterbox.blogspot.ie for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THE BOOK
In the final chapter of the Hellequin Chronicles, secrets will be revealed, friendships will be tested, and destinies will be 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 sixteen-hundred-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?
I made two stupid mistakes when it came to this series - not discovering it sooner and starting off with the final instalment!!!! Now don't get me wrong, the author makes it perfectly possible to catch up on what has happened and I easily became obsessed with the characters and the story, but it is so good that I really wish I had started with the first book - a wrong I plan to rectify by treating myself to the other books for Christmas.
With mythical characters, new and old, action, magic, danger, and turbulent times, SCORCHED SHADOWS by Steve McHugh will transport you to another world where beneath the facade of human society, a magical world exists unknown to us, and as the battle rages the fate of the world will depend on the strength of a few.
The characters, setting, and fantasy elements are excellently handled and I easily lost myself in the pages of this book. I enjoy fantasy novels but I don't tend to read them as often as other genres, and SCORCHED SHADOWS reminded me of how absorbing and all-consuming this exquisite genre can be. If you love your stories brimming with action, tension, emotions, magic, and danger, then SCORCHED SHADOWS (and The Hellequin Chronicles Series) are a must for you!!
Steve's been writing from an early age, his first completed story was done in an English lesson. Unfortunately, after the teacher read it, he had to have a chat with the head of the year about the violent content and bad language. The follow up 'One boy and his frog' was less concerning to his teachers and got him an A.
It wasn't for another decade that he would start work on a full length novel, the result of which; Crimes Against Magic is now available from Amazon.
He was born in a small village called Mexborough, South Yorkshire, but now lives with his wife and three young daughters in Southampton.
For more information:
Website - stevejmchugh.wordpress.com
Twitter - twitter.com/stevejmchugh
Facebook - www.facebook.com/hellequinchronicles
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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