By Steve McHugh
There are a few things even a centuries-old sorcerer hesitates to challenge…
When Nathan Garret's buddy seeks his support investigating a bloody serial killer, the trend of terrible crimes ends up in a creature of natural malevolence, born of hatred and darkish magic. despite all his powers, Nate fears he can be overmatched. but if evil ambitions these he cares approximately and he's faced by way of dire threats either previous and new, Nate needs to show a mystery from his lately remembered previous to remind his enemies why they need to worry him as soon as more.
Born of Hatred, set in smooth London with ancient flashbacks to America's outdated West, keeps the darkish city delusion of Crimes opposed to Magic, the acclaimed first e-book within the gritty and action-packed Hellequin Chronicles.
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If he was breathing, I couldn’t see it. The wind blew the lace on his shirt. A lock of black hair trailed across the smooth paleness of his cheek. ” I smiled at him, sweetly. ” His voice when it came was low and dark, full of a quiet rage. It slithered across my skin, like a cold wind. ” I whispered it, my voice suddenly hoarse. I had never heard his voice like that. ” He had done nothing to threaten me, yet nothing at that moment would have forced me to pass him. They might as well have barred the door.
I didn’t try to keep the fear out of my voice. ” A shudder ran through his body. His breath escaped in a loud sigh. He released me so abruptly, I stumbled. He walked away from me to lean against a parked car. He raised his face up into the rain. I could still feel his heartbeat. I had never been so aware of my own pulse, the blood ﬂowing through my veins. I hugged myself, shivering in the hot rain. The police car had vanished into the streetlight darkness. After perhaps ﬁve minutes Jean-Claude stood.
Aubrey strolled closer. He seemed to glimmer in the twilight dark, like a jewel. “I think she should come. ” He licked his bloody lips, tongue pink and quick as a cat’s. ” “Out of what? ” Catherine asked, her voice getting louder with each question. ” “She would die,” Jean-Claude said. “Wait just a minute,” Catherine said. ” Catherine’s face was gaining a lot of color. Anger did that to her. “She’ll go to the police,” I said. ” “That’s it! ” She grabbed my hand, and I didn’t stop her. Aubrey moved up behind her.
Born of Hatred (Hellequin Chronicles, Book 2) by Steve McHugh