This week I am reading an author new to me. His name is Steve McHugh and the book is called "Crimes Against Magic." The hero is Nathan Garrett, who is a sorcerer. He woke up 10 years ago with no memory and has made a career for himself as a thief. He's a bit of a ladies man, with massive magical skills. As he gets embroiled in a series of problem he realizes that his missing past is the key to what is happening today.
At the same time that the book follows Nathan's adventures in modern day London, other chapters tell a story that happened to him in 14oo's France.
The book has a lot of violence and sex, and occasionally I shake my head at Nathan's improbably and rather dumb behaviour, but the writing is decent and the story has me hooked. It's the first in the "Helliquin Chronicles." No, not exactly the same as the musicians friend tc helicon but actually I haven't het figured out what the Hellequin part means.