Callie Penrose – a wizard with a splash of Angel’s blood flowing through her veins – kind of broke the Vatican and their band of Holy-warrior, wizard-priests, the Shepherds. Officially, the report stated Callie forgot to turn the other cheek, and things escalated…
She returns home to Kansas City to find new gangs of supernaturals roving the streets...more
In this book her innocence is traded for a graceful maturity that is earned and embraced well, and where she was a young woman in the earlier books, lacking a certain degree of depth, she brings it all to the fo ...more
The magical artifact in this story is something called the Ring of Aandaleeb. It is evidently used to contain demons. The Angels and Templars are fighting over who gets to control it, and both of them want Callie on their side, thinking she can control it better than a ...more
This is the best Callie book yet and I’m so very excited to see where the Lord of the Freaks will take us on her next adventure.
Callie’s had a rough time, lately. A knockdown drag out fight with the Vatican has left her jobless, her God loving mentor is now a master vampire and the sacred order of the Templar Knights wants her dead. On top of all that there’s something’s strange going on in Kansas City and if Callie thinks something is strange, you know it’s bad.
The legion of Ang ...more
When I first started reading this series, and the Temple series as well, I thought the author boxed himself into a corner after the first books (which sets the stage and introduces you to the characters nicely) by coming up with plots that seem to be built up to resemble something closer to an end of a series then the beginning. Shayne consistently brings out the big guns with each book, though, and while the plots are almost excessively grand (which is part of their charm) they ...more
BEST BOOK YET! Start reading this series right now. No really, stop reading this review and get the book already. Then take the next 24 hours off from life and just strap in for the most exciting ride! Are you really still reading this?! Go call in sick from work, send the kids to a relative, buy good snacks, snuggle up somewhere comfy and get this series! Heck grab the Obsidian Son series while you’re on amazon! Who needs a job anyway? Your relative can raise kids for a few weeks! You des ...more
Once again a masterpiece by Shayne Silvers. I so love Callie and this story brought out both old friends and enemies as well as some new ones. I must say Sphinx is a wonderful addition. Callie can't help but run into nasty Templars, Angels, Freaks, humans and even a Fae! She continues to become a stronger woman, as each new book is written. I so enjoy reading as she shares her heart, love and concern for friends, her city and the world. She sacrifices so mu ...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
A lot has changed while Callie was out of town but now she is back and she is going to kick some as$, not only is she ready to take back this town but Claire bear has much better control over her new self so is Callie's side kick whether she wants it or not. It was great to see characters from the Nate temple series cross over to Callies as it makes both series more solid and balanced. There is plenty of LOL, oh no you didn't, twists and surprises to keep you hooked to the end and leav ...more
I had gotten a teaser, just a couple chapters, and I figured I could read that far before bed. Next thing I know my wife is telling me that it's four in the morning and "Don't you have to wake up in a couple hours?" Needless to say the book was finished a few short hours after my tasks had been.
Callie and her friends continue to grow and shape themselves into who and what they must become, stumbling and still growing along the way. Come, step into their world, or ...more
Every time I’ve finished reading one of Shayne’s books I’m left a bit shell shocked, satisfied and yet hungry for more. And I think to myself, how is he going to match that level of WOW! in the next book? Well, he has certainly done it again! Nothing with Callie- or Nate, for that matter- is ever boring and Angel’s Roar was a feast of action, mystery, magic and some exquisite plot twists! So many answers are uncovered and new ones will take root in this remarkable and wonderf ...more
Callie seems to now be a fully developed character and part of that character is the mystery of her past/parentage. This outing gets us deeper into her past, while we don’t get to find out what Callie is short fo ...more
More and more I find myself amazed by Shane Silvers. This fourth book in the Feathers and Fire series is no exception. Although I don't care as much for the books he coauthors, Nate Temple, Callie Penrose, and their assorted friends are quickly becoming one of my favorite immersive worlds. If you like magic, adventure, humor, intrigue, mythology, fairy tales, demons, angels, gods and/or monsters, you'll enjoy these books. And if not, what the hell. I'll duel you for your copy. ...more
Shayne Silvers artfully weaves his characters in with figures from Myth and Legend, and Literary Masterpieces, into incredible tales of Sacrifice and Triumph, Light vs Dark, staggering Loss, Hope and Despair, Feathers and Fire and Family. It is non-stop Action!
I really like the Personal Growth that happened along the way as well.
We get introduced to Brokeback Vampire and a Faebio in the first couple of chapters, and the rest of the book has many more...
You nee ...more
If you like urban fantasy, then give this book and series a try. The humor is wonderful, and the hidden tidbits (Easter eggs) are enticing and exciting to find. ...more
The only way to explain how I read book 4 of the Feathers and Fire Series. I basically inhaled it. I started with this series on my TBR list enjoying The prequel to the Nate Temple series. I finally was able to give it a chance when I decided to become a KU (kindle unlimited) member. The series was available and pausing all my other ebooks I was reading. Even when I finished this one I'm all ready to basically once again "inhale" the next Callie Penrose book in this series. I am def ...more
I would normally give anything In the Templeverse series a 4 or 5 but I found myself wondering if I had read ahead at least twice during this book.
Some parts were just confusing and needed further explanation as to what the hell was going on. For example, there is a sequence with Phix that left me baffled. I couldn’t make out if Silver’s was doing it as part of the plot line or if he hadn’t quite made up his mind what had happened for himself and after finishing the bo ...more
Callie goes where angels fear to tread!
Wow! Just when you think a series has reached its pinnacle, the templeverse soars to new heights. If you are not a fan of adventure twists and turns and freaks and angels; this book is not for you. But if you love seat of your pants craziness and devil may care plans, this is the book for you. Follow Callie into her latest adventure with Angels and Freaks that will keep you begging for more!
This book didn’t disappoint. Love this author’s imagination. Keeps you on your toes. Love Callie. The humor was laugh out loud. There were all emotions going on. Really liked the crossover of characters. Also the new, and regular characters. Never saw that betrayal coming. We got some answers, but need sooo many more. Callie and Nate already, please 🙏🏻. Only thing bad about this book, have to wait for the next one:(. Good job.
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