Over a hundred years have passed since a group of violent killers went on the rampage, murdering innocent victims for fun. But even back then, sorcerer Nate Garrett, aka Hellequin, knew there was more to it than simple savage pleasure—souls were being stolen.
Nate’s discovery of the souls’ use, and of those supporting the group’s plan, made him question everything he believed.
Now the group Nate thought long dead is back. Violent, angry, and hell-bent on revenge, they have Hellequin firmly in their sights. And if he won’t come willingly, they’ll take those closest to him first.
The battle begins again.
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Nate is sixteen hundred year old sorcerer that used to live in Avalon and work with Merlin. Then one day he quit Merlin and left Avalon. Nate was also known as Hellequin. Some considered Nate leaving very wrong. Nate’s best friend is Tom who has a wife Olivia and a fifteen year old daughter Karey. The year before Nate had tried to stop Pandora from killing everyone who made her mad including Selene. Selene is the woman Nick loves. They broke up after the Pandora incident but Nate still loved her and hoped they would get back together someday. Although Nick did try to date it just didn’t work for him. So Nate decided to work on bettering his magic and fighting skills. he wielded two elements - fire and air. Also Nate was getting an increase in his powers and his necromancy. Kelly Jenson from SOA contacts Nick and tells him a man who is holding several people hostage and called himself God had asked for Nick by name. This story was pretty good but I really don’t like going back and forth from the present to the past and past to the present. But the characters were really in this story especially Nate. But there were four books before this and I wasn’t aware and I probably would have liked this story better if I had read those first. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.
I LOVED EVERY BIT OF THIS! This is my first book of the author STEVE MCHUGH and the first time I have read the series THE HELLEQUIN CHRONICLES and WOW WOW WOW!! The characters are fresh, real(well maybe not real! I mean Remy the fox/human hybrid...) but I love them. Just when you think Nate and his friends are out of trouble, bam,a griffin a troll or a sorcerer or worst yet Merlin pops in and they are bruised and bloodied again. I HIGHLY recommend LIES RIPPED OPEN BY STEVE MCHUGH! I have finished the second book and want MORE! I received this book from goodreads ( and I am more than happy) in exchange for a review.