Born of Hatred (Hellequin Chronicles, Book 2) by Steve McHugh

By Steve McHugh

There are a few things even a centuries-old sorcerer hesitates to challenge…
When Nathan Garret's pal seeks his aid investigating a bloody serial killer, the trend of bad 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 but if evil ambitions these he cares approximately and he's faced through dire threats either outdated and new, Nate needs to exhibit a mystery from his lately remembered previous to remind his enemies why they need to worry him as soon as more.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 old flashbacks to America's previous West, maintains the darkish city fable of Crimes opposed to Magic, the acclaimed first booklet within the gritty and action-packed Hellequin Chronicles.

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Surprisingly, the answer was yes. I sat with my back to the wall. The pain was still there, but it just didn’t hurt as much. Jean-Claude got a bucket from near the stairs and washed it over the floor. There was a very modern drain in the middle of the floor. Theresa stood staring at me, hands on hips. ” Her voice held amusement, and something else I couldn’t define. “The pain, the nausea, it’s almost gone. ” She smirked, lips curling. “You’ll have to ask Jean-Claude that. ” There was a warm edge of anger to his voice.

High-pitched squeals, the thick brush of fur, the clatter of thousands of tiny claws filled the room. Thousands of them, thousands. Four giant rats sat like mountains in the writhing furry tide. One of them stared at me with black button eyes. There was nothing ratlike in the stare. I had never seen wererats before, but I was betting that I was seeing them now. One figure stood, legs half-bent. It was man-size, with a narrow, ratlike face. A huge naked tail curved around its bent legs like thick fleshy rope.

The vampire growled deep and low in his throat. It was an animal sound. My voice was high and thin with fear; I sounded like a little girl. ” The vampire reared back, fangs slashing his own lips. ” Jean-Claude began to speak softly in French. Even when I couldn’t understand the language his voice was like velvet, soothing. Jean-Claude knelt by us, speaking softly. The vampire growled and lashed out, grabbing Jean-Claude’s wrist. He gasped, and it sounded like pain. Should I kill him? Could I plunge the knife home before he tore out my throat?

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