From Steve McHugh, the bestselling author of The Hellequin Chronicles, comes a new urban fantasy series packed with mystery, action, and, above all, magic.Layla Cassidy has always wanted a normal life, and the chance to put her fathers brutal legacy behind her. And in her final year of university shes finally found it. Or so she thinks.But when Layla accidentally activates an ancient scroll, she is bestowed with an incredible, inhuman power. She plunges into a dangerous new world, full of mythical creatures and menaceall while a group of fanatics will stop at nothing to turn her abilities to their cause.To protect those she loves most, Layla must take control of her new powersbefore they destroy her. All is not yet lostthere is a light shining, but Layla must survive long enough to see it....
|Title||:||A Glimmer of Hope (The Avalon Chronicles #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||332 pages|
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A Glimmer of Hope (The Avalon Chronicles #1) Reviews
Fantastic read - review to come.....
High octane action and pure fun. This is amazing right outta the gate. Hit the ground running and never stopped. Monsters, mythology, and ancient scrolls - I'm giving the author a high five here.
Layla Cassidy's life is forever changed when she stumbles upon an ancient scroll. She's now on the run and doesn't know who to trust or what to believe. The secondary characters are awesomesauce! Mr. McHugh does an astounding job of giving each of them uniqueness and depth. The monsters are detailed viv ...more
Started out a little slow as we had to meet a new protagonist, but fell into the usual fast-paced, multi-monster style of McHugh's other stories. Very enjoyable and the start of a new series that parallels the Hellequin novels. I hope Steve McHugh never stops writing Avalon stories.
This is an urban fantasy with a richly developed world filled with a secret society that rules it all, werewolves, ogres, red caps, and other creatures pulled from mythology. Layla gets pulled into this world when she is kidnapped by Elias Wells, the red cap, and in an escape attempt bleeds on a scroll which causes her to inherit the demon trapped in it and the three other persons who previously held the scroll.
Layla has been laying low, attending university, and taking MMA classes. Her father i ...more
The story continues
I enjoyed reading this book as much as Steve's other books. The book carried the reader -me- with the story line. I find that whilst many of the characters were present in Helliquin adventures, this book bridged the two series well. Chloe and layla, their friendship grows, then has a trust hiccup. Layla, no matter her daddy issues becomes a heroin in that she gets the existence of a supernatural world dumped on her not only that she has 2 spirits and a demon all sharing her he ...more
We got the chance to sit down an interview Steve McHugh on the Book Geeks Uncompromised podcast! Come check it out, we had a fantastic time!
For those already 7 books deep into the Hellequin series, this first book of three Avalon Chronicles provides a welcome addition to the world. Switching the focus to newbie, Layla Cassidy, it blends the usual mix of faces with someone who comes crashing into the supernatural for the first time. Being set before Scorched Shadows, with the two follow ups dealing with its aftermath, Layla is going to have to deal with some serious changes, from her own inner struggles with spirits and demons, to be ...more
I must confess I liked the Hellequin books a tiny tad more - but then I "only" really enjoyed the first and it was the sequels that had me fall head over heels in love with the series, and I think this one will be similar.
I really like the new main character - she is flawed and comicated in a way - but very believable and realistic in her actions and reactions. I loved her growing with her challenges and learning to accept what is happening around her!
The world is the same as in the Hellequin bo ...more