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Prison of Hope (The Hellequin Chronicles Book 4) Kindle Edition
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- Book 4 of 7 in The Hellequin Chronicles
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“In his latest Nate Garrett novel, McHugh broadens and amplifies an already-thrilling universe, pitting our hero against monsters both terrifyingly supernatural and painfully human.” —Melissa F. Olson, author of Boundary Crossed and the Scarlett Bernard Series
About the Author
Steve McHugh is the author of the popular Hellequin Chronicles. He lives in Southampton on the south coast of England with his wife and three young daughters. When not writing or spending time with his kids, he enjoys watching movies, reading books and comics, and playing video games.
- File size : 4161 KB
- Publication date : April 14, 2015
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 513 pages
- Publisher : 47North (April 14, 2015)
- ASIN : B00OV403VM
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Language: : English
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #34,942 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Prison of Hope highlights Pandora, who I find to be a supremely interesting addition to the Hellequin story. She's a wildcard, and presents a strategy challenge both to Hellequin and the rest of the growing cast of characters. I'm enjoying the character development and evolution of the story.
The writing is getting better as the story goes on, less cheesy sex, and more action and adventure. In the last book the author gets half the book from 3rd person perspective, which is clearly an improvement in the writing style, and lets you get to know Mordred better.
The narration is quite good, but it takes a little to get used with the narrator, which has some interesting intonations. The last 2 books are narrated by somebody else, which is not a plus(even if narration is good), as you get used with the original one through the previous 5 books.
This being said, I recommend the books, and looking forward to follow the story into the Avalon Chronicles!
Nate Garett is such an interesting man. Here you learn about two loves in his past and we delve a bit more into the past of the Hellequin and Pandora. The Pandora of this story is nothing like I would have imagined. This books brought home the fact that sometimes the best thing for all may not always be the easiest or right path. It's about tough choices and consequences. It's a bit crazy and sad to me that Nate is always the one cleaning up the mess and racking up bad guys.
As usual this is a must read in the series that won't leave fans disappointed. There are twists till the very end. Now I'm addicted. I've read three of these books in one weekend lol.
Tartarus, like all mythical things, isn't quite as legends say. But it is the involuntary home of beings too dangerous to stay free. In 1936, the only known breakout occurred when the demon/human hybrid Pandora escaped and was tracked by sorcerer Nathan Garret. Now someone else hopes to become a second "success" story...
Prison of Hope promises to be the most ambitious Hellequin novel right off the bat by opening with a "List of Characters" section, naming key persons in both the flashback and current time periods. It's a nice touch. Since the list is quite long it of course helps as a reference to keep everyone straight as the reader progresses, but it also raises anticipation for the appearances of some of the familiar mythological beings named that haven't shown up in the series before. The skill with which McHugh blends numerous mythologies and magic systems into a cohesive world is masterful, as is his ability to then turn things on their head in believable, logical ways. His take on both Pandora and the Greek pantheon is fascinating and adds a lot of intrigue to the plot.
The flashback and modern time stories parallel and complement each other beautifully and the pace stays brisk and gripping throughout. McHugh has really found the perfect balance at this point of answering old questions and organically creating new ones in each new book to keep the series from getting stale without losing the suspense and atmosphere at the center of Hellequin's appeal. Each new clue or detail about Nate's past is a treat. There's strong appearances by established supporting cast members as well as several new characters who are all well developed and distinct. And often annoying, but antagonists are supposed to be.
I'm going to wrap up here to avoid spoiling any of the surprises Prison of Hope has in store. One key reveal is actually spoiled in the book description, so if you've somehow found my review without reading that try to avoid it.
Prison of Hope is another great entry into the Hellequin series, which just keeps getting better and better. Bring on book 5!
The action moves quickly. I tend to finish these quickly because I keep reading to find what happens next. The plots are always fun, and the author's magical world does have one liking and disliking characters--not necessarily the ones you would expect to love and hate. Nate's character arc is gradually moving along as we learn more about his past.
I don't know if it's something evil in me, but one of the villains got a great payback towards the end of the book--I felt as if I liked it too much. It wasn't, however, gory, just very satisfying.
I think the author improves with each book, and have already pre-ordered the next. I think for those who like Butcher and Hearnes, these are a nice light read. The author hasn't yet reached the level of the other two, but the books still keep me turning pages.
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I love that whilst there is a long term story line you could genuinely pick up any of the books I've read, in any order and be able to read them as individual books but if you enjoy the bigger picture then always start from the beginning.
I have picked this up at every opportunity and snuck in a chapter whenever I've had a spare minute, it's so addictive.
Stories are excellent, the characters are funny and interesting and the magic, monsters and mythology is a great spin on
and old story, absolutely brilliant find and I can't put these books down.
You learn more about Nate's passed and his pain. That man gets beated up way too much. But brilliant book. Can't wait to get started on the next book
The sign of a good book for me is when I know I can go back and re-read it - finding little things I'd overlooked or forgotten about - they become like old friends. I'm always delighted when I find a new author where I can't wait for the next book - I already have it on pre-order.