Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Blood Debts (The Nate Temple Series, #2)” as Want to Read:
Blood Debts (The Nate Temple Series, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Blood Debts

(The Nate Temple Series #2)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  4,298 ratings  ·  219 reviews
An alternative cover edition for this ASIN can be found here.

A Wizard, an Angel, and a Horseman of the Apocalypse walk into a bar…

The ancient pact between mankind, Heaven, and Hell has been broken. And Nate Temple’s quest for vengeance may have just kicked off Armageddon. So, time to grab a stiff drink…or maybe four.

Already plagued with sinister night terrors that could qu
Kindle Edition, 360 pages
Published November 4th 2015 by Argento Publishing, LLC
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Blood Debts, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Blood Debts

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.31  · 
Rating details
 ·  4,298 ratings  ·  219 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Blood Debts (The Nate Temple Series, #2)
Montzalee Wittmann
Blood Debts (The Temple Chronicles #2) by Shayne Silvers is sooo awesome. Nate is some real trouble this time. The wizards take away his powers when he needs it most. Not only the normal crazy creatures of the night are after him but the super crazies are. The angels are after him because they think he killed one of their own. The wizards think this is a good time to off him and he is SOL, until .... well, this isn't a book report. So much action, suspense, snarky come backs, humor, and crazy s ...more

YES!!! This is the series I've been waiting for!

Let me give you a bit of a background: I finished Literature University, so there are some stuff I appreciate in UFs. Mainly, being tied to other 'canon' reads, like old, important literature or authors that I've always loved.

Well, this series is amazing! It has soooo many small insertions from great people, from Plato to Aristotle to Frost. It's amazing, I love it when I feel like I know what the main character is talking about! He says so ma
Douglas Debner
Oct 03, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is SO BAD I did not finish it. At the time of writing this book has a collective goodreads.com rating of 4.26 over 1,984 submissions. I have to wonder who these people are because I just don't see how anyone could think this book worth the time.

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 to tell the reader the MC is having bad dreams, something they al
William Bitner Jr.
Just finished reading “Blood Debts: A Novel in the Nate Temple Supernatural Thriller Series (The Temple Chronicles Book 2) by Shayne Silvers. This series gets better with each new book. I am really enjoying the humor, adventure and endless excitement in this series. From demons, werewolves, vampires and wizards to demonic girl scouts this is a very interesting read. “You’re either a meal or a monster in this world. I prefer to be a monster, or to at least have others think I am. It’s safer” Meme ...more
Angela Ford
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another unbelievable adventure

Another hair raising blood freezing adventure from Nate and friends. I enjoyed the twist in the tale and the wit. I look forward to the next adventure
Jul 15, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Lora Shouse
Jul 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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
Leo Walsh
May 14, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Awful. This book reads like a bad Jim Butcher, with a powerful wizard who tries to crack wise. Problem is the book's in dire need of an editor. For instance, there are several pronoun and grammar errors. I am not the grammar police, but those errors distracted. Especially when combined with basic factual/ general knowledge errors that a decent editor would have caught.

Here's a for-instance. The wizard Temple's conscience makes him guilty about cheating on his girlfriend. Thing is, that guilt wo
This rating is merely based on personal enjoyment. I am afraid if I was to rate it based on rules of literary criticism It would have ended with 2 stars or less.
Pros: - Entertaining
- Fun to listen to (Audio version)
Cons: - A lot of fillers
- Contradictions
- 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
Maraya21 (The Reading Dragon)
✨ Read for the 2019 KU Shitathon™ challenge - [Yearly Edition] - over at Maraya's Cave Of Freaking Wonders

◼ Book: #1 of 2 -- Month: May ◼

Tasha & Zach
Middle of the road.

Plotwise: 4 stars.
Pacing: 4 stars.
The typos, grammatical errors, random capitalisation and italics: -1 star.
The errors are found so consistently throughout the novel that I found it difficult to actually immerse myself in the story.
Amanda  Lee
Jul 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great follow up to Obsidian Sun. Nate find himself in some real trouble. We add angels to the ever growing list of creatures/beings after him. It's filled with page turning action with Nate's snarky remarks and humour.
I'm looking forward to the next one
Sep 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I bought this book to bridge the first and third stories, as I don't like reading them out of order. I found this story to be even more complex than the first in the series, "Obsidian Son." I noticed more grammatical errors, but the storyline was better, the plotting a little more complex, than it was in "Obsidian." There were more battle scenes--disgruntled dragons, angry and judgmental Nephilim (with sharp, pointy swords), demons and Greater demons, all parade through the pages demanding redre ...more
Helen Lester
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had to knock off one star for the number of spelling and grammatical errors, but it's a testament to how good the story is that it didn't put me off. There are probably even more errors in this book than the first, but I've still gone straight into book three. Because, despite everything, the story is great fun. Okay I don't like Nate's girlfriend - for one thing, we've only got his word for it that she's too good for him, and he's hardly a reliable narrator - but I'm ignoring that for now. It ...more
Eleanor Rousseau
Did you ever wish Hogwarts was edgier, and instead of being about an orphan boy raised by a middle-class family he was a rich kid from St. Louis, and instead of going to school he’s out causing havoc on the unsuspecting populace? No? Well, the Wizarding world has a new badass and his name is Nate Temple.

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
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love them all!

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
Stephanie Macgregor
I was given a copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.


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
Ebonii Hodgers
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. I almost stopped to review it 1/3 of the way through. To me, the second book in a series gives you everything you need to know in terms of whether you want to continue with the series (and sometimes the author) at all. Mr. Silvers knocked it out the park. He somehow manages to grow the world of Nate Temple, without biting off more than he can chew. I don't want to spoil a thing for fellow readers- so I'll just end with - if you like urban fantasy, you've found your next good r ...more
Lucienne Larrabure
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Jay Collins
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 to 4 stars, pretty good, very close to the first book. I will continue with the series.
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall, I found book 2 much more entertaining and intriguing than book 1. However, it ran into some of the same problems I noticed in book 1 and some of those problems were almost worse or more noticeable in this story. I liked a lot of things with this book, but this review is going to mainly just list the criticisms I have. I'm hoping the author has fixed some of these things in his next books, so this is more just constructive criticism. I plan on reading the rest and it appears that his nex ...more
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Worse than the first.

Without giving into spoilers;
EVERY SINGLE sexually viable woman (not nearing retirement) was objectified. Every. Single. One. At one point even the sole female member of the cloaked and masked wizard police decided she just had to flash her tits... because... undercover? The main character manages to sorta cheat on his girlfriend, but it's okay... because... magic? A scaly demon lady... naked, a giant demon spider... giant demon tits. There is literally no way to accurately
Johannes Ruder
Sep 15, 2021 rated it did not like it
this book has everything that frustrate and annoys me.
1. a stupid mc who only makes bad decisions and has really dumb reason for his action's.
2. a mc that constantly lies for no good reason.
3. a mc who is not able to ask for help from his friends because he thinks he can do all of it by himself.
4. religious god bull3hit, seriously what the hell that is just badly written.
5. obvious plot points that the mc is for some stupid reason not able to connect (that guy is ducking blind by the universe,
Julie Pederick
Shayne Silvers spins another blockbuster prize-winning masterpiece into one tantalizing creation involving Agents of Heaven, Hell and Earth into perfection.

BLOOD DEBTS : (Book 2 Nate Temple Supernatural Thriller Series) : SHAYNE SILVERS.

Shayne Silvers spins another block buster, prize-winning masterpiece into one tantalizing creation involving Agents of Heaven, Hell and Earth into perfection. Catapulting this showstopper into an incredible mind-blowing culmination of greater heights than his pre
Debbie Turk
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Shocking & Disturbing Look At Power Corrupting!!😱💥
(Read using Kindle Unlimited)

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!😳😢 It looks like Death
A.D. Stewart
Jan 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Devoured every brilliant word...

After reading this in just two days, I find it damned difficult not to pick up the next book and read. Unlike Nate, I can't go days without sleep. Otherwise, I might start seeing things that aren't real. 😆 This was amazing! (I'm late to the party, as you can tell) Anyway. Back to my review.

I gave 5 stars. The story does seem a little, dare I say it, needing a tad 'gitty-up' in a place here and there. But who am I to judge. There are too many characters to even att
Jerry Winsett
Oct 07, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Blood Debts, Silvers second installment in the Temple Chronicles, picks up after the events of Book 1 and Book .0 (it's hard to figure out, I know). In previous reviews of these books I've mentioned how very, VERY much this "the Temple Chronicle" series so closely pays homage to (at best, or borrows from at worst) Jim Butchers "The Dresden Files" series.

In this book, Nate goes up against virtually every supernatural element possible. Including, but not limited to; demons, werewolves, were-drag
Nov 08, 2022 rated it liked it
Overall this book isn’t too bad. Great action for sure but some of it doesn’t make sense. The reason I gave it 3 stars however was because of the sexism ugh. I get that this is an older book but it’s from less than 10 years ago not the 60’s!! Some of the ways women are depicted are just awful. There was one scene that particularly stuck out to me…it’s a scene where a female academy officer is forced by here superior to show her breast for Mardi Gras beads so that the officers “fit in”. She is cl ...more
Sooziemac McLaughlin
The first book

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
Per Gunnar
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I have to say that after having read the first book in the series I was really hoping to like this one…and I did!

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
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Full Moon Howl (Montague & Strong Case Files #2)
  • Dawn and Quartered (The Preternatural Chronicles, #2)
  • Silver Clouds Dirty Sky (Montague & Strong Case Files #4)
  • I’m Glad You’re Dead (Preternatural Chronicles #1)
  • Blood is Thicker (Montague & Strong Case Files #3)
  • The Golem (Montague & Strong Case Files #10)
  • Reaping Wind (Montague & Strong Case Files #9)
  • Homecoming (Montague & Strong Case Files #5)
  • Bullets & Blades (Montague & Strong Case Files #7)
  • Dragons & Demigods (Montague & Strong Case Files #6)
  • Shadow of a Doubt (The Preternatural Chronicles, #3)
  • Tombyards & Butterflies (Montague & Strong Case Files #1)
  • Hell Hath No Fury (Montague & Strong Case Files #8)
  • Holy Sheoly (The Preternatural Chronicles, #6)
  • What the Hell (The Preternatural Chronicles, #5)
  • Walking The Razor (Montague & Strong Case Files #12)
  • Fall From Grace (The Preternatural Chronicles #9)
  • Mouth of Madness (The Preternatural Chronicles, #4)
See similar books…
See top shelves…
Let's cut to the chase. You read stuff. I write stuff. So, If you want to nab a few of my free Amazon Best Selling Urban Fantasy books to test the waters, go here: http://www.shaynesilvers.com

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

Other books in the series

The Nate Temple Series (1 - 10 of 16 books)
  • Obsidian Son (The Nate Temple Series, #1)
  • Grimm (The Nate Temple Series, #3)
  • Silver Tongue (The Nate Temple Series, #4)
  • Beast Master (The Nate Temple Series, #5)
  • Tiny Gods (The Nate Temple Series, #6)
  • Wild Side (The Nate Temple Series, #7)
  • War Hammer (The Nate Temple Series, #8)
  • Nine Souls (The Nate Temple Series, #9)
  • Horseman (The Nate Temple Series, #10)
  • Legend (The Nate Temple Series, #11)

News & Interviews

Here at Goodreads World Headquarters, we're always on alert for any shifts in readerly attention that we can spot. Recently we've noticed a...
152 likes · 17 comments
“You see, women spoke on many different levels. Men were snipers, focusing only on the one thing directly in front of us, where women were raging cyclones of a dozen assassins hidden inside a single person. Their conversations sliced and diced an innocent gentleman on several planes of existence… at the same time, and without him being aware of the fatality.” 4 likes
“you blindly follow some belief system or group of people without consciously deducing whether what they do is right or wrong. The number one test is to wonder what would happen if you openly, but respectfully, questioned your commander’s decision when you think it’s wrong. If the answer in any way resembles punishment, pain, or ridicule, rather than an explanation, you’re probably not working for the good guys.” 2 likes
More quotes…