A Glimmer of Hope
by Steve McHugh
My rating: 4 stars
Series: The Avalon Chronicles - Book 1
Publication Date: April 1, 2018
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Print Length: 362 pages
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 father’s brutal legacy behind her. And in her final year of university she’s 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 menace—all 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 powers…before they destroy her. All is not yet lost—there is a light shining, but Layla must survive long enough to see it.
A Glimmer of Hope by Steve McHugh
( The Avalon Chronicles, #1)
Is Layla doomed to become a monstrous killing machine like her father? With her blood spilled on an ancient scroll, Layla will find powers and beings living within her that could easily overpower her very essence…unless she learns to fight back. With evil dogging her every move, she could be used as a tool of destruction, especially if those closest to her are in grave danger.
What Layla needs is A GLIMMER OF HOPE that she will learn to control the powers that live within her. Will she find it? Who can she trust? Where can she run to? With time running out and her powers out of control, the girl who just wanted to leave her past behind and be "normal” is about to discover that “normal” was never in the cards.
Steve McHugh has given his feminine lead a fabulously realistic voice! It is very clear that Layla wants nothing more than to live her life like just like everyone else, in spite of her genetic pool. A quick read that has lots of angst, danger and some very interesting characters. Get through the set up in the beginning and you will find yourself wondering just how you would react to Layla’s predicament.
I received a complimentary ARC edition from 47North!