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Prison of Hope

Hellequin Chronicles
Narrated by: James Langton
Series: Hellequin Chronicles, Book 4
Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
5 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Long ago, Olympian gods imprisoned the demon Pandora in a human - Hope - creating a creature whose only purpose was chaos and death. Remorseful, the gods locked Pandora away in Tartarus, ruled by Hades.

Now, centuries later, Pandora escapes. Nate Garrett, a 1,600-year-old sorcerer, is sent to recapture her and discovers her plan to disrupt the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, killing thousands in a misplaced quest for vengeance.

Fast forward to modern-day Berlin, where Nate has agreed to act as guardian on a school trip to Germany to visit Hades at the entrance to Tartarus. When Titan King Cronus becomes the second ever to escape Tartarus, Nate is forced to track him down and bring him back, to avert a civil war between those who would use his escape to gain power.

Prison of Hope is the fourth book in the highly acclaimed and action-packed dark urban fantasy series the Hellequin Chronicles.

©2015 Steve McHugh (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Just plain awesome

Just love this series and listening to it on audiobook make it come to life. I love how the author takes mythology and explains that rhe gods and heroes existed.

Marvellous book, highly recommended

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  • Cliff
  • 22-04-2015

Action packed urban fantasy

This is another good book in the Hellequin series. This book is pretty similar to the others. lots of action and a current story told simultaneously with a historical backstory ala Highlander.

The author does a great job of providing more definition to the protagonist by the flashbacks in the story. The character definitely changes and grows throughout the series and this book is no different. I thought the main character was becoming a little too nice compared to earlier books, but he goes back to form once pushed far enough. That edge is what differentiates this character from other urban fantasy leads. I hope the author doesn't forget that.

This book can get a bit graphic with language and violent. It could be listened to by young adults but straddles the border of what would be appropriate. This one is actually more kid friendly than previous books. You could read this as a stand alone but would enjoy it more if you have read the previous books in the series.

If you like the series so far you will enjoy this one as well. I had this on pre-order as soon as I saw it and definitely do not regret the purchase.

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  • Kimberly
  • 25-04-2015

Great Series!

I enjoyed the story line and quick wit of Nate. He is a lot like Dresden. Looking forward to the next installment.

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  • Alex
  • 27-04-2015

Avid listener

Disappointing addition to a great series. A very thin plot and random connections between story arcs. Characters that could of been interesting were one dimensional and ridiculous also trite & repetitive tropes. I could barely finish this one & had no interest in how it ended. Btw this is the 1st review I've felt the need to write!

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  • Trish R.
  • 22-08-2018

Wonderful read and listen..




One thing I don’t like is when the hero is not all that tall and everyone he fights is a head, or more, taller than him. And when he gets shorter than he was the books before it’s totally ridiculous. Nathan went from 5’9” to 5’8” while everyone else was a giant.

Anyway, this was another great story and new people to hate. Boy, that Hera and her grandson Deimos were two you loved to hate. No one was allowed to kill them but Nathan sure did a job on Deimos, who was sooo deserving.

And Pandora, you loved her one minute and the next you just weren’t sure how you felt about the crap she did.

Lots of battles and lots of action. Still love Hades and Persephone, awesome couple. Love Tommy and Olivia and Kasey. Love Sky and Selene and Eos. There are just a whole lot of people to love in these books.

One sex scene but it was fade to black in this book and the F-bomb was used 94 times.

As to the narration: James Langton did a great job on every book so far.

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  • Robin
  • 17-07-2016

Good story

the farther along in this series you get the better it gets. I like the world building and the characters and the plot was interesting.

Good narration

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  • Jesse
  • 14-04-2015

Yet another amazing book in this series from this

In this (fourth) book, we get to see a whole side of Nate that has been...avoided up until now - his long-term romantic relationships. No, that doesn't mean this book is a romance novel; it's still directly in the same theme and feel as the rest of the series - a roller-coaster ride of action / adventure following our favorite anti-hero protagonist, who has no qualms whatsoever being cruel and vicious to those who seriously need it. We also see some character growth in this book, with Nate making some choices and stopping some things from happening that he really wants to see happen, but the way they're happening would simply cause far too much collateral damage to innocents, and he just can't allow that.

Couldn't. Put. It. Down.

In fact, I'm going to go back and listen to it again now.


Disclaimer: I received a free, advance copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my unbiased review.

That being said, I also had it on pre-order for both Kindle and Audible, which I'm paying for. It's that good.

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  • Beatrice
  • 02-02-2019

These books are really good

These books are really good. They are full of adventure, complex relationships and action. I love this series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-11-2018

amazing

Loved it as always the story kept me going. It is getting complex and is really making me pray attention.

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  • BCGome
  • 20-03-2018

The Best Yet

I have enjoyed every book in this series. However I do believe that this one is the best--yet. Of course I love the action and the pace of this book. I also enjoy the history; especially the fact that Nate had something besides the one night stands that he seemed to rack up in the earlier novels. That made him seem more human to me.
Also, I looked forward to and enjoyed the plot twist. Although I had anticipated a plot twist, it was a nice surprise.
I would definitely recommend this book to my friends.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-12-2017

helliquin prison of hope

I loved this series for me this was the best so far alot of action love magic and just a really interesting storyline. a good read