Wednesday, September 18, 2013

"Crimes Against Magic," by Steven McHugh

Crimes Against Magic (The Hellequin Chronicles, Book 1), by Steve McHugh

"The novel was a quick and fun read. It has been awhile since I read an Urban Fantasy that didn't focus on werewolves, vampires, and witches. I especially liked the action scenes. Even though most of the novel is action upon action upon action, it never felt repetitive or drawn out. I was able to see each fighting scene clearly in my head. I dare say, this novel would make a good movie script. Steve also does a good job weaving in Nate's old life with his new life as his memories unfold and the danger to Nate's loved ones heightens as the novel progresses. I was also particularly intrigued by Steve's decision to weave historical France with the ancient Greek legends of mythology. Nate's life of magic relates to each of these time periods effortlessly as he travels the world in search of defeating the the "bad guys". Who shall remain a mystery. Guess you will have to read the book to find out what happens!" -- Amazon reviewer

Book 1 in the Hellequin Chronicles.
How do you keep the people you care about safe from enemies you can’t remember?
Ten years ago, Nate Garrett awoke on a cold warehouse floor with no memory of his past—a gun, a sword, and a piece of paper with his name on it the only clues to his identity. Since then, he’s discovered he’s a powerful sorcerer and has used his magical abilities to become a successful thief for hire.
But those who stole his memories aren’t done with him yet: when they cause a job to go bad and threaten a sixteen-year-old girl, Nate swears to protect her. With his enemies closing in and everyone he cares about now a target for their wrath, he must choose between the comfortable life he’s built for himself and his elusive past.
As the barrier holding his memories captive begins to crumble, Nate moves between modern-day London and fifteenth-century France, forced to confront his forgotten life in the hope of stopping an enemy he can’t remember.

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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 Mexbrough, South Yorkshire, but now lives with his wife and three young daughters in Southampton.

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