It’s Mardi Gras in St. Louis, but Nate Temple – plagued with horrifying night terrors of carnage and chaos that could qualify him as a card carrying psychopathic insomniac – is not celebrating. Instead, he’s been using those sleepless nights to try and get a grip...more
It begins with a dream sequence the author treats as real. Congrats to the author for figuring out that he can waste his readers' time. The dream sequence accomplishes nothing but tell the reader the MC is having bad dreams, something they alrea ...more
Nathin Temple is back again in Blood Debts. He is still searching for his parents’ killers so he can take revenge on them.
At the beginning of this novel he is suffering from night terrors, dreaming that all his friends are killed, his house destroyed, and waking up only when he is on the verge of being killed. As the story progresses, his real life gets to be almost as bad as the dreams.
During his search for the killers, he lea ...more
Here's a for-instance. The wizard Temple's conscience makes him guilty about cheating on his girlfriend. Thing is, that guilt wo ...more
In this novel, it seems like the whole world is turning against Nate and will have to overcome insurmountable odds, as well as persistent night terrors, if he plans on living a few more years. Ho ...more
If you haven't read the book, don't read on.
Things were answered from Obsidian Son and new things were brought into question that I hope will be answered in Grimm. Nate never gave up even when ALL of the odds were stacked against him. And through it all he kept his smart-ass attitude. There were literally a few laugh out loud moments. At the end when he was able to see his parents, I shed a few tears. The whole angels a ...more
Pros: - Entertaining
- Fun to listen to (Audio version)
Cons: - A lot of fillers
- Extremely simplistic solutions/ Conflict resolutions
-Mixed up pronouns and other grammatical mistakes (Even though it was an Audio-book!)
-lack of research
- Massive plot holes
- logical problems
I really don't know how Shayne Silvers is able to get away with SO MUCH ACTION while also writing a super awesome and fun story. Right when I was thinking that I was getting tired of the constant action and longing for normalcy, the next action scene slammed right into me and I forgot what I had been thinking about. I read this book and literally have anxiety the whole time because the whole book is a huge, "WTF is happening" moment (all of his others are ...more
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Wow, this book's story was bleak although still somehow inspiring & completely gripping!! I found the refusal of Good & Evil to budge in their rigid stances as frustrating as Nate did!😡😔
With all of his friends & allies out of town Nate is left to fight for The Armory & justice for his Parent's murders alone. He is being thwarted on 3 fronts by great powers - he's almost powerless to fight back!😳😢 ...more
I prefer female MCs;so, I read the 8 books offered before going to the beginning with Nate. This book vies with those in the plot, action and heart. My only criticism...although I don't understand how readers let grammar mistakes diminish their enjoyment of novels, the repeated mistake of using so and so "and I" when it's usually "me" is irritating, especially coming from a character who is supposed to have excellent grammar when he wants to use it. The rule is generally, if saying ...more
The story, well there is not much I can say that is not in the book blurb without it being a spoiler. It is a good enough story. The only gripe I have is the part about Nate being stripped of his power. This is a personal opinion of course but I really did not like that. It just kind of felt like a cheap way of not making Nate too powerful and creating suspense. That gripe is the only ...more
Was excellent. I have it five stars.
But this book is so fricking disheartening, Nate losing battle after battle until you are ready to throw your kindle across the room, in a fit of tears.
Look! I like the characters. I like the premise. I like the wacky world of regulars and freaks.
But I can't handle the horror of Nate losing battle after battle....
I started reading the third book, and after, again, all these guys that Nate SAVED getting into to the death fights, and all the SAME p ...more
This story was smart, witty and ...more
I stumbled onto "Obsidian's Son" quite by accident. The plot sounded intriguing, and I had just finished the book I had been reading. It was a good book, so I browsed around until I found " Blood Debts" and I just finished it. THIS IS A GREAT BOOK! I laughed, I cried, sometimes both at once! If you deal with a lot of stress, just grab either of these books, kick back and turn the first page! Before the first chapter is done, you are hooked into Master Temple's world, and your stress i ...more
There comes a point when you go COME ON. This book was that point for me.
The first book had a plot and action and they mixed to form a cohesive and enjoyable read. This book was battle after battler after battle and I was so tired of the action halfway through that I just wanted it to be done. I knew there would be things going on behind the scenes (view spoiler)[Who was Hemingway? Gavin seemed Shady! Tell me more about Hope! WTF is that box? (hide spoiler)] so I kept reading and am gen ...more
We get to see more of Nate on his own and how he deals with things which was great to see, however we do still get to see the rest of the gang at times. I think this is the book where I really got Nate and how his mind works and why he does what he does....which is because he really does care.
One of the best things about these books is the mythology and fairy-tale etc that are woven and br ...more
Just when you think it's unlikely that Nate will ever learn or change his ways, fate throws him a curveball. Just to be clear, Fate does not actually appear as a character in this story. But, if you look closely enough, you'll see her incriminating fingerprints all over several key scenes. Also, if there's a lack of background noise where you happen to be reading, you might hear faint, hysterical, giggling from time to time. I can't wait to read the next installment and find out w ...more
Curiouser and curiouser, Nate Temple is even more than he seemed and my what twists and turns there are in this second book of the Nate Temple series.
Non-stop action and surprises and an intriguing host of characters.
Including Achilles, yes, that Achilles, the Minotaur, yep, that one, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, yes, them, as well as angels, demons and some very unpleasant maniacal wizards.
Action-packed, fast paced, devilishl ...more
I was irritated with what was happening to Nate at the beginning of the novel, cheered out loud at one point, and nearly cried just before the end. It had a happy? ending. How happy does any ending get in an Urban Fantasy?
Let's keep this simple.
I give this book my best two word review: Good Story.
It is rare to find a book that will have your outside world disappear and pull you into the world created between the pages of a book. This book did that for me. The words were so descriptive, that I found myself transported to the magical world Nate Temple inhabited. I raged, I laughed, and I cried right alongside the characters. The characters were vivid and interesting and the story mesmerizing. I loved every minute of it!
Now, let's talk about this specimen of a man named Shayne...
Shayne Silvers writes the "Nate Temple Supernatural Thriller Series" which features a foul-mouthed, flawed, young wizard with a chip on his shoulde ...more