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Black Sheep

(Feathers and Fire #6)

4.64  ·  Rating details ·  1,514 ratings  ·  173 reviews
What good is a man when he’s lost his soul?

Callie Penrose returns home to find a year has passed, and that everyone believes her long dead.

Roland Haviar, once her mentor and now a Master Vampire, has become a bloodthirsty tyrant, fulfilling his vow to bathe the City of Fountains in blood until he avenges her death. And the Vatican Shepherds, once his brothers, stand in his
Kindle Edition, 437 pages
Published April 18th 2019 by Argento Publishing, LLC
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Judi Soderberg
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I first began the book, within the first few chapters, I started wondering if I was going to be able to understand what was going on at all. Shayne has an incredible intellect which shines through his books, but also makes them an exercise in intelligence to read. I always forget that at first.

Then I get further into the book and I forget what my initial complaint was about. This incredible intellect weaves such a tapestry of mystery, faith, adventure, love and family, combining it all with
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, just wow. Finally, we are given some answers many questions us readers have had for so long. However, in true cruel author style, there are more posed. This latest installment in the Templeverse was a wild ride, and I think it’s the best one yet. Callie (we find out her name!!) has really come in to herself and is a wonderful character. Roland has turned in this one because of Callie’s extended absence, and she must deal with everything this has caused. In the middle of all of this, she lea ...more
Adrienne McFarlane
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to receive an advance reader's copy of Black Sheep by Shayne Silvers. Callie returns from her year long absence to find out that her city has become a battleground between supernaturals. She also discovers that her mentor and her absence may be the cause.

This book answers so many questions in a satisfying way for The Templeverse Chronicles. It does so with action, heart and adventure. I was left both satisfied and wanting more. The series continues to improve with each book, w
Christine Tracy
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read Black Sheep as part of the ARC team. I'm not a newbie to the Templeverse. I devour the books in all three series (Nate Temple, Feathers and Fire and Phantom Queen) as quickly as they are released, and twitch like an addict in withdrawal between releases. By now I should know that Mr. Silvers is going to answer questions while raising twice as many, then ending the story on a major cliffhanger. Its like waiting to find out if Jon Snow was really dead - multiple times a year.

The major char
Ellie Russell
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Callie is back in Kansas but the city isn't exactly the place she remembers. In her absence, all hell has broken loose and to make matters worse, Callie has been left looking like a demon. Which makes for some awkward reunions with friends who believe her dead. There are some big reveals in this book and some interesting characters are introduced. With each book, we see Callie grow as a character and, in this one, we see how she reacts when the rug is pulled completely out from under her and her ...more
Lorraine Robson
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ever since I opened Obsidian Son just over a year ago, I have been a slave to Shayne Silvers and his Templeverse. And I can't say I have ever been happier.

Black Sheep begins with Callie still in King Solomons Mines, having just been told that she has been gone from Kansas City for a year, and everyone thinks she is dead. Determined to go back and let everyone know she is alive, she passes on having a good look around and speeds off back to KC.

What has become of her city? What has happened to h
Stacey Gow
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What happens when a demon,a turtle and a murderer walk into a church? Give up? Well then you'll just have to read the newest book in the Feathers and Fire series by Shayne Silvers.
Callie returns to Kansas City after a years time to find her city in chaos. Her mentor send surrogate father has gone rogue and she will do everything in her power to make things right. She finds some new friends and has to make the right decisions to bring her old friends come back to her side. This is seen exciting
Jeff Tidwell
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Black sheep is another great addition to the Templeverse. Callie is back from her journey, and St Louis is in chaos. She sees that her former mentor and father figure has turned into a blood thirsty monster as he had promised. Callie takes on the mission to cleanse St. Louis and put down the once Shepard turned vampire. This installment is a serious page turner. Shayne finds a way to weave in different pantheons as well as have some twists and turns that will blow your mind. Also in this install ...more
Robert Martin
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
okay just to get this out of the way if you are a new reader Obsidion Son (book one) is over that way start there so you won't be lost.

Current Readers: Answers are within and as normal the answers are WORSE THAN YOUR WILDEST NIGHTMARES. Callie has be gone for a whole year and is Assumed Dead which brings us to a Promise by a Certain SHEPHERD. Kansas City is so far Off The Rails its become Hell On Earth and The Red Pastor has Staked His Claim in the most brutal manner possible.

Can Callie fix this
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Callie really grows as a person and as a power in this book. It's been wonderful to be part of her journey through the Templeverse. She's gone a long way from the slightly uncertain girl barely getting her feet wet in the real world to now, in Black Sheep. So many incredible moments. Some awe-inspiring, some put there seemingly just to make me facepalm. Still others made me literally yell out loud at what I just read! This is a must-read for any fan of UF, and an absolute keeper in Callie's ...more
Helen Wawrejko
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Callie has returned to find her city trapped and under thrall to Roland, now called The Red Pastor. Gone off the deep end with Callies' supposed death since she hasn't returned in a year, Roland has turned into a monster in his grief. Now the master of the city, he has vampires that don't stop at committing atrocities. Callies greatest test will be taking out Roland, a man of god, and like a father to her,before he was turned into a vampire. This book was a very philosophical soul searching book ...more
Lori Tarbutton
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Grab your drink, your favorite thing to cuddle (or throw) and strap in for a wild ride!

Callie has just found out she's been gone a whole year and things are DEFINITELY not as she left them. When her former mentor warned he would paint the town in blood, i don't think she was prepared for what that might really mean. This book has it all.... Angels, Demons, Vampires, Shifters, and a Talking Bear that smoke a bong... Shayne Silvers takes you on a ride with more twists and turns than the Tail of t
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Old enemies are not who we thought and old friends are not who they used to be. Callie has returned to Kansas City but things have changed, and not for the better. For every question answered, another pops up to take its place.

Full of sarcasm, wit, and fabulous one liners; Black Sheep delivers on the best of the Templeverse.

Fair warning, the mother of all cliffhangers will leave you begging for the next book, Godless.
Robyn Bedenbender cormier
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So many reveals in Black Sheep! Callie learns a lot about herself and makes some life changing decisions. Black Sheep will have you sitting on the edge of your seat! If you have read the previous books in the Temple Verse, Sit back with your favorite drink (you will probably need it), Buckle up and get ready to have your mind blown!
Paul VanHorn
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Read it TWICE, at least. Shayne has taken us on a ride yet again. Callie grows exponentially as she learns more about her parents' planning, Solomon's place (now hers) and her Godfather? Kansas City will never be the same. This book has a direct line to GODLESS, coming in May? Can't wait.
Jacob Sindic
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Of all the fan theories to be right, he just haaaaaaad to go with that for her full name, good gods. I can no longer associate the name "Shayne Silvers" and "subtlety" in the same galactic zip code.

The sixth outing of Callie Penrose is quite notably her strongest installment to date, possibly Silvers' strongest work, full stop.

Even with the longer, more developed build-up for Nate Temple and the compressed, rapid development of Quinn MacKenna, neither of the two series have as of yet had an in
Kimm Reilly
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing

A lot can change in a year but not everything, right? Surely some places are sacred and some people never change?

As Callie rushes back to KC, expecting joyous reunions -possibly a party-she instead finds her city on lock down. The vampire population has exploded, a Master has been murdered, the city is shielded and even the human population knows something isn’t right.
The source of all this chaos? Invading monsters, a demon army run amok? Nope, that would have been a comfort. Instead of an unkno
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A book this kickass deserves its own soundtrack!

Callie Penrose is back to mete out justice in Black Sheep, Book 6 in Shayne Silver’s Feathers and Fire series.

Callie returns after a year to Kansas City and finds that all is decidedly NOT well back home! The streets are rife with tension and the possibility of violence exists at every turn. To her confusion, Roland, the same man who’s been a kind of father to her, is apparently responsible for the depravity...

But he’s not that man anymore. He’s l
Lora Shouse
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Five stars for the ending.

This book started out a little slow but gets five stars for the mind-boggling ending.

Callie Penrose has just come through the harrowing adventure of the Doors where she has been learning some of life’s secrets and wound up at Solomon’s Temple, the place she was trying to get to all along. She is just relaxing with Solomon and Richard (aka Last Breath) and Cain and planning to find answers to some of the questions that brought her on this journey to begin with when she i
Sara Branson
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Baa baa Black Sheep
Have you any sins
Yes Lord, yes Lord
More than many men
One for the vampires I’ve brought to the stake
One for the shifters I’ve had to break
And one for the tiny god whose heart I will take

Callie Penrose returns after a year-long absence while completing her quest through the Doors, only to find everyone thinks her dead and her beloved Kansas City in chaos. Her former trainer and Shepherd turned vampire, Roland Haviar, has gone from mentOR to mentAL and earned the moniker, The Re
Emily Pennington
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Here we have the newest book in the Feathers and Fire series by Shayne Silvers. After a year, Callie returns to Kansas City and finds utter chaos. Everyone thought she was dead! Roland Haviar, her former mentor, goes on a crazy spree to avenge her death by destroying everyone and everything in his path.

Callie Penrose finds lots out about herself and really experiences some major growth in this book. Loyalties are tested and, with new friends and old to juggle, she has to find a way to bring the
Brett Wickersham
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Callie has come back to Kansas City. After her harrowing journey through "The Doors" to claim her birthright, she comes home to find that a year has passed in her absence, and things have changed. Not for the better. Callie is believed to be dead by those that know her, and the Kansas City She left behind has become a nightmare version of itself, with supernatural freaks roaming the streets in gangs, and friends and allies either on the run, or ruling with an iron fist and shady intentions. Call ...more
Amanda Whitten
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Almost a filler book but still good

This was good. I would have appreciated more interaction between Callie and Roland and maybe instead of dragging that out, doing it 1/3 of the way through and moving on to the Dracula situation. I'm not sure if it's just the writing style of Silvers or supposed to be a purposeful recurring theme that mentors and best friends and girlfriends go
from being protagonists to villains or at least betrayers. I keep getting disappointed. I liked Ryan from whiskey ginge
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Poor Professor
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Incredible! Holy Cliffhanger too.

The Templeverse is easily my favorite series (or collection of them.) I am always embarrassingly excited when a new one is released, but I don't recall having ever been as impatient as I am for the next Feathers and Fire installment (the upcoming "Godless." Is that the right title? Man, I just saw it!) Black Sheep leaves us with a MOTHER of a (REALLY GOOD) Cliffhanger.
Anyway, about the series... I could not possibly recommend more wholeheartedly that you start at
Jason Voskuhl
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An Outstanding Weave of Revelations, Mysteries, & Literary/Cultural References...

The first five books in this series each unveiled a few secrets about Callie's backstory per novel. This was a whirlwind of revelations that served to answer so many questions. I put the book down, more than once, just to absorb the ramifications of what the author was sewing together.

In spite of these details, Shayne Silvers knitted a litany of possibilities and 'what ifs' into this mystic masterpiece. It had me be
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Black Sheep : Feathers and Fire Book #6

Wow!! I think this book is the best in the series, so far! Heart stopping, page turning, nail biting action from page one until the end, which leaves you hanging. Grrrrr!
Callie had gone through so much in the last book and now after a year away from Kansas City, she was back. But her Kansas City was locked down and in serious danger from vampires, werewolves and even the local police.
The story tells of Callie making decisions and actions to try and help
Jan Mahlmann
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an exciting book jumping right in from the last Feathers and Fire Book. Callie has been away and all hell is breaking loose in Kansas City. It's up to her and her team of cohorts to help her get the town on it's feet again. What has happened to Roland??? How could this be??? Shayne Silvers takes us farther out there than every before. Just when you think it cannot get any better, he slips up numerous answers to questions that were driving his readers nuts, not like we aren't already. But ...more
Sondra Massey
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Throw away everything you thought you knew!

Okay not everything but damn it's close! It's an emotional rollercoaster for everyone, especially Callie. Kansas City has fallen to a tyrant while she's been gone. Schemes upon schemes. A brief appearance by Hope and Alice. Callie murders Hope. Cain will never be my get away driver (Alucard's either after this). Callie gives into despair. Then she's off to fight a few big bads.

I've laughed and I've cussed Master Silvers throughout this book. Nate used t
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Right after Callie found the Temple of Solomon and found out about her ancestry she was told that she had been gone for over a year and that those closest to her thought she was dead. Now her city is worse than ever and even some she called friends have turned to the darkness. Now Callie has to come back, to take what is hers, to fix what was broken. To find more answers to her questions. If you haven't gotten to this point, go no further without reading all about it in the previous books. If yo ...more
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