Ever since Callie – the Vatican’s rookie monster hunter – killed a demon a few weeks ago, Kansas City’s been eerily quiet.
But she soon learns it’s just the calm before the storm.
Because werewolves begin abducting young women in Kansas City, and a new church opens its doors, pronouncing death to all idols, including these ‘make-be...more
Mr. Silvers has outdone himself. Every book gets better and better. This book continues Callie’s story (first book was Unchained), and the reader gets to watch her grow, learn new things about herself, and meet new allies. There are many literary references in the story, as well as amusing references to today’s society. He had me laughing on the second page, and that lasted throughout the book with little gems here and there.
One thing I admire ab ...more
It’s no surprise to readers who have followed other series, the highly addictive “The Temple Chronicles” that this series and its star are alr ...more
What an excellent follow up, kick-ass story!! I'm slowly becoming obsessed with this series and world (I will be starting the Nate Temple series asap!), and I'm loving getting to know Callie more and seeing how her powers develop. Shayne Silvers, you devil, dragging out the revelation of Callie's powers and supernatural history for as long as you can! I see you, milking it because you know we will stay loyal and keep reading because we're hooked. Well, I say to you sir that I am lactos ...more
Callie is particularly worried for her friend Claire who was scratched by a werebear during the previous fighting. Now it appears that Claire too will become a werebear, and Callie goes to visit the bears look ...more
As always, I loved ...more
Callie Penrose's adventures continue and she has a lot to learn about the magical community in Kansas City. After defeating a demon intent on using her sacrifice to open a door to hell, Callie has to come to terms with the aftermath. Her mentor, Roland leaves for the Vatican to sniff out a suspected mole and Nate Temple, who helped her with the demon issue, has stuff to do back in St. Louis, leaving Callie alone with the monsters in her city. One of the things that I really like about t ...more
When I bought the first book (originally drawn to the cover art) I didn't realize this was part of another book series world. I have not read the Nate Temple series. So the first book had a few side characters in it that I was not familiar with and felt a little confused until I realized they were from the other series. However, that book got me hooked on Callie. This is such a unique and fun world. The heroine is funny, likeable, and definitely not a pushover. This boo ...more
Poor Callie just cannot catch a break. Only weeks have passed since Callie was abducted by a demon and Kansas City is in an uproar. New shifters are causing havoc and death, a new church on the scene has it out for monsters and something isn’t right with Callie’s best friend Claire.
When Callie’s investigation gets tangled into a police case she gains unexpected help, from a Regular, no less. There is a bunch of mythology blended into this book and I still can’t figure out who the shoe maker ...more
A tale of a female protagonist who doesn't know who she is, working for the church and mouthy as hell. Honestly it is pretty mundane for urban fantasy (not a complaint, I am writing a book that isn't really any different either).
While filled with some cliches, and not the most fresh take it is interesting. The characters are good (I like Callie), the storyline is interesting enough. There is something extra that I can't quit ...more
This book gave me a few 'Alice In Wonderland' vibes. Not the story or anything like that, but just some characters and a few situations. I sort of expected the cheshire cat to make an appearance! Sadly, that did not happen. Moving on... I really did enjoy this. The story is addicting! I want more each time.
Callie does a little more growing up in this book, but it doesn't change her as a person - which would be a tragedy if it did. She is by far by favori ...more
I really like the interplay between the characters and how even new players have well formed back stories - and the many from literary fiction masterpieces..
Watching Callie grow in her abilities and confidence is very inspiring - and "Clairebear" as well! Even Roland appears to have more confidence in his young charge!
The fact that justice was served and the "Freak" factions are coming to some realizations is just icing on the cake.
And in the end, Missouri does love co ...more
I probably should have read this book before Warhammer (Nate Temple #8) but it didn't make much difference to the story line. While reading Warhammer I did consider swapping to Rage (Callie Penrose#2) but decided not to change. Callie is a force to be reckoned with, unleashed in this story by (Roland) her ' bodyguard' a shepherd working for the Vatican. We are introduced to Darling & Dear in this book which explains their connection to Nate's new accessory in Warhammer, ...more
Along with introducing new characters to the temple verse, this book lays a lot of the groundwork that becomes the foundation and framework later on in the series. And if you think the book has slow points, don’t w ...more
But the main character is difficult to like. Maybe if I was late teens, early twenties, I could ignore most of the issues, but constantly being rude and aggressive while other characters deal with it because she is “smoking hot”... please. Personally, I read to get to know the main character(s) whilst also going on a journey with them and I couldn’t do that because the main character was annoying and had ...more
Alright, mea culpa! I admit that it took me a book to warm up to Callie. But I a solidly a fan after book two. There was excitement, twists and humor. I didn't find it predictable though Shayne dropped hints at where it was going. I do admit to a bit of fog surrounding the end. Perhaps that is intentional but I'm really certain what the choice was. Oops, that may be a spoiler. Anyway, look forward to book three though I'm planning to raz Shayne to deliver before 1/2018.
We kind of get an idea of who she is evolving into in book one, but holy cow this book! There is a ton of mystery, intrigue and investigating with Mr. Silvers wonderful supernatural world front and center with an amazing finish and my favorite...lots of snarky dialog.
Oh and one of my favorite characters/things in the book is the introduction to Darling & Dears........a very intriguing couple who make very special leather goods ...more
I initially came to Unchained, the first book in the Callie Penrose series, after reading books in the Nate Temple series but even though Nate Temple also features in these books, you don't need to have read them first. Callie is a great main character having a great sense of humour, being able to be strong when she has to which she combines with a strong moral compass and passionate loyalty. It’s great to learn more about her and her chosen fami ...more
This was a great addition to this series and a good book overall. The only draw back was there where one of two facts\statements that I didn't remember any explanation of or prior mention of them, I could be forgetting them for before but if I'm not then that was probably the only real draw back. I still have certain hopes for Callie's future I'd like to see and can't wait to read the next book. And not to spoil anything but the ending of this book definitely had a few surpr ...more
Now, let's talk about this specimen of a man named Shayne...
Shayne Silvers writes the "Nate Temple Series" which features a foul-mouthed, flawed, young wizard with a chip on his shoulder attempting to protec ...more