Friday, November 29, 2019

Random Things Tours - Sorcery Reborn

Today I'm excited to bring to you are review for a new urban fantasy series I recently discovered.  Please join me for my blog tour spot for Steve McHugh's Sorcery Reborn.

TITLE: Sorcery Reborn (The Rebellion Chronicles #1)
AUTHOR: Steve McHugh
PUBLISHING DATE: November 21, 2019

FROM GOODREADS: He doesn’t need a weapon. He is the weapon.

After losing his powers in an epic battle between good and evil, former sorcerer Nate Garrett finds himself living as a humble human in Clockwork, Oregon. While the world thinks Nate is dead, his friends continue to fight against Avalon and the evil it’s intent on spreading.

Avalon’s forces turn up in Clockwork, and Nate’s frustration grows with every passing day his magic doesn’t return. He finds himself trying to stop Avalon’s plans while hiding from enemies who would destroy everything in their path to see him dead. 

Avalon’s darkness begins to threaten the people Nate cares about, and an old nemesis returns; magic or no magic, he has no choice but to fight. But will Nate see his magical powers reborn before the entire town—and everyone he loves—is destroyed? 

MY THOUGHTS: So shortly after I started reading Sorcery Reborn, I realized that it had to be a spin-off/companion series for some of McHugh's previous works.  And after some checking, yep, I was right.  And while it did lend to some confusion at times, I'm also thrilled to say it has opened up a whole new bunch of books to me that I now planning on going back and reading.  Also, the author does a great job of introducing all the players, past and present, in the beginning of the book.

Nate Garrett has been living the past two years in Clockwork, Oregon waiting for his magical powers to return after losing them temporarily in an epic battle.  Nate is growing rather impatient, but during his time in Clockwork, he has made some new friends.  That's why he gets so upset and risks blowing his cover when Avalon, a group out to cause friction between humans and Others, and a group of Nazi's come to town and threaten the people Nate cares about.

To say I had a lot of fun reading this book is an understatement.  It really embodies everything I love about urban fantasy - interesting characters (human and non-human), action and an element of mystery.  McHugh's writing quickly made me form an attachment to many of the characters and immersed me in an immortal world of Norse Gods to boot. 

I don't want to give much away about the book but if you're interested, there are two other series which lead up to the events in Sorcery Reborn.  I'll definitely be checking them out and I recommend you do as well.


Steve's been writing from an early age, his first completed story was done in an English lesson. Unfortunately, after the teacher read it, he had to have a chat with the head of the year about the violent content and bad language. The follow up 'One boy and his frog' was less concerning to his teachers and got him an A.

It wasn't for another decade that he would start work on a full length novel, the result of which is Crimes Against Magic.

He was born in a small village called Mexborough, South Yorkshire, but now lives with his wife and three young daughters in Southampton.


  1. thanks for the blog tour support xx

  2. Now I'm curious to check out to check out this author.

    1. He has quite a few books and I'm anxious to read more.

  3. This looks really good! I'm a big urban fantasy fan so I'll definitely take a closer look at this series😁

    1. I plan on hopefully going back to the beginning in 2020.

  4. I think I need to check this author out!

  5. I've had that happen before. :) I'm glad you still enjoyed it coming in a little late to the world.

    1. Yea, it was a little bit of a learning curve but not bad.

  6. This sounds like something that I would like. I will have to check it out. Great review!