Review of Born of Hatred (The Hellequin Chronicles Book 2) by Steve McHugh
In this second book, Nathan Garret agreed to help his friend investigating a serial killer. But it seems that even Nate’s powers will not be enough to overcome this bloody killer that was created from dark magic and hatred.
Similar to the first book, Crimes Against Magic, the story plays out in London with historical flashbacks. The flashbacks are actually a story on its own and runs parallel to the current day story – introducing new characters as well as similar villains and indicated whether or not Nate was able to defeat those villains in the past. This increases the uncertainty whether he would be able to defeat the current evil.
The story is action-packed, gritty and full of graphic violence. There are interesting developments and surprises – a great plot overall. More background is provided on Nate, Tommy and Avalon. Nate’s obsession with the character Sara didn’t really fit for me (was more of an irritation to be honest), but I presume she’ll play an important role in future books. There are still some mysteries to be solved as Nate unlocks more of his hidden and unknown powers.
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