Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Spotlight Hot New Urban Fantasy Release - Crimes Against Magic

Crimes Against Magic (Hellequin Chronicles Book 1)
by Steve McHugh
4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Urban Fantasy

It’s been almost ten years since Nathan Garrett woke on a cold warehouse floor with nothing but a gun, a sword, and no idea of who he was or how he got there. His only clue … a piece of paper with his name on it. Since then, he’s discovered he’s a powerful sorcerer and has used his abilities to work as a thief for hire. But he’s never stopped hunting for his true identity, and those who erased his memory have never stopped hunting for him. When the barrier holding his past captive begins to crumble, Nathan swears to protect a young girl who is key to his enemy’s plans. But with his enemies closing in, and everyone he cares about becoming a target for their wrath, Nathan is forced to choose between the life he’s built for himself and the one buried deep inside him.

Crimes Against Magic is an Urban Fantasy set in modern day London with Historical flashbacks to early fifteenth century France. It's book one of the Hellequin Chronicles, a series about Nathan (Nate) Garrett, a centuries old sorcerer.

Quotes from Reviews:

An impressive debut-hurry up and get out the series!

I thought this was a well written urban fantasy. Nate is an interesting character - he's ruthless and skilled and while he makes mistakes the impression I got was that neither Nate or "the bad guys" go out of their way to make stupid ones or don't use their brains. I'm really looking forward to the next book from this author if it is as good as this one and it's highly recommended if you like urban fantasy.

Urban fantasies are a tough nut to crack for even established professional authors. But, this one was a pleasant surprise with a great character in Nate Garrett. Think Wolverine except with magic.

There's some great world building, and plenty of action and fight scenes reminiscent of summer action movies. The book moves along at a crisp pace, with lots of witty one-liners. Good read!

The best I have read this year.

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