Crimes Against Magic (Hellequin Chronicles, Book 1) by Steve McHugh

By Steve McHugh

Book 1 within the Hellequin Chronicles.
How do you retain the folk you care approximately secure from enemies you can't remember?
Ten years in the past, Nate Garrett aroused from sleep on a chilly warehouse flooring with out reminiscence of his past-a gun, a sword, and a bit of paper along with his identify on it the one clues to his id. considering that then, he's came upon he's a robust sorcerer and has used his magical skills to turn into a profitable thief for rent.
But those that stole his stories aren't performed with him but: once they reason a role to head undesirable and threaten a sixteen-year-old lady, Nate swears to guard her. together with his enemies remaining in and everybody he cares approximately now a goal for his or her wrath, he needs to make a choice from the comfy lifestyles he's equipped for himself and his elusive previous.
As the barrier protecting his thoughts captive starts off to disintegrate, Nate strikes among modern day London and fifteenth-century France, pressured to confront his forgotten lifestyles within the wish of forestalling an enemy he can't remember.

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