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(The Temple Chronicles #12)

4.76  ·  Rating details ·  843 ratings  ·  166 reviews
Nate Temple must die.

Mordred—the bastard son of King Arthur—has returned, and he will stop at nothing to utterly destroy everything his father ever created—burning the Arthurian Legend from the history books for good.

He’s already defeated Nate Temple once, corrupting the fabled Knights of the Round Table into darker, nigh-invincible, merciless, killing machines—Knightmares
Paperback, 306 pages
Published August 1st 2019 by Argento Publishing
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Penny Noble
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nate Temple is at it again; he can’t seem to keep himself out of trouble. Granted, there is a lot going on in his life, and with so many enemies, he can’t get away from it. The author is still at the top of his game with this one: questions were answered, more questions were raised, and it was all with almost non-stop action. I, for one, can’t wait to see what the next book will bring especially in light of the new characters, the phone call from an assassin, and the fall of a legend. I loved th ...more
Paige Guido
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This Knightmare Kept Me Up All Night
Once again, I had to devour a Templeverse novel in one go. Sleep? Meh, who needs it when Nate Temple is BACK!?
Nate’s been getting his headspace together in Fae, but there’s a lot going on back in St. Louis and elsewhere that he needs to handle—more than he even knows. And the clock is ticking, with Time itself becoming problematic.
Shayne Silvers’ imagery, reflective passages and delivery of the feels are better than ever, making me wish for another 2, 3, 4 h
Larry Tushman
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To prepare, I advise you to lock the door, dim the lights, turn on some mood music, and grab some tissues, because... Knightmare is a mental orgasm.
The pacing was exquisitely relentless in this book. Even parts that serves as "downtime" between actions had so much going on: tying up loose ends, answering long-standing questions, making you laugh, and/or tugging on your feels. A victory of exploded brain matter.
Judi S.
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Shayne Silvers is back in top form. In Legends I started seeing the Shayne I knew from the beginning, and had hoped he'd gotten back on track with his Nate Temple series. Well, he's done better than that. Knightmare even surpassed Legends. And that was pretty hard to do.

I don't know what I was expecting from this volume in this epic series, but I certainly got it in spades. Nate had to step up his game if he was going to overcome all the problems coming at him from all sides. So, to step up, to
Melenda Barrett
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought I reviewed this book. Oh well, happy to do it again since it was so good.

As usual for Nate Temple books this one was a roller coaster of action, surprises and unthinkable closure to some of Nate's "full plate" items.

As one was rectified, another completely different, as bizarre, as adventurers problem took its' place.

Mentally I did a lot of what the fuck, holy shit responses to all this.

If you haven't read "Nightmare" yet - read it. I've been waiting weeks for "Ascension" (book 13) and
Audrey Cienki
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Many surprises! So many Easter eggs. This is such a great story that I don’t even know where to start, so I won’t spoil it for you. All I can say is that this is a must read.
Helen Cotgreave
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A literary feast of Templeverse goodness to keep any bookworm/dragon sated.

Devously written the coming together of some of the breadcrumb forshadows that have been scattered throughout the previous stories by a brilliantly twisty minded author.

Some questions answered and new ones to ponder.

With each new book the Templeverse gets better and better and Knightmare sets a whole new level
Adrienne McFarlane
The newest book in the Nate Temple Universe is Knightmare. This may be Shayne Silvers best book to date, at least in my opinion. Mr. Silvers has a lyrical style of writing that brings the story to vivid life. The way the storyline weaves it’s way 3 interlocking series is a masterclass in storytelling.

This book satisfactorily brings together Nates story with both endings and new beginnings. Nate grows exponentially as a character, while still being both vulnerable, heroic and snarky. Like the Jap
Allisyn Suwyn
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing read!

Shayne Silvers is a master artist with words. Introduced to me by my sister-in-law (you know who you are), Shayne has quickly become one of my favorite authors. This book of his is no exception. Props to you, Silvers...props to you!
Jacob Sindic
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ravens and wolves and cheerleading unicorns, oh my.

Also, I called it, again.

Nate Temple's latest foray into madness starts with exactly that, delving into his own madness and clawing his way back to the surface in the lengthy aftermath of rigorous training to tame his split personas and the two drastically different forms of magic they command. All while start to realize that killing a god comes with long term changes, though whether as reward or consequence remains to be seen. It is the sort
Lora Shouse
Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
About 4 1/2 stars.

The chaos that is Nate Temple’s life continues in the 12th book of the Nate Temple series. At the start of this story, Nate is still on his mountaintop in Fae trying to integrate his Nate Temple side with his Wylde Fae side. He has hardly returned to sanity before he is attacked by a Knightmare.

In the Templeverse, most of the characters of myth and legend are likely to be still alive and active no matter what you think happened to them all those years ago. These Knightmares wer
Jason Voskuhl
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The mark of a good story is that your favorite character did not just solve the mystery or fix the problem, but they dealt with their flaws and grew as a person. In Knightmare, Shayne Silver made sure that ever member of Team Temple did more than just grow, they evolved.

New strengths were discovered, inner conflicts were revealed and resolved, supernatural powers were augmented, and our cadre of heroes and heroines reached a new echelon.

Shayne managed to do all of this, while Nate Temple and his
The Mysterious Reader
Shayne Silvers’ Nate Temple series is easily among my all-time favorites for urban fantasy. As for the lead character here, I used apply what I called my “Dresden test” to this kind of book, looking to see how the lead character stacks up against Jim Butler’s Harry Dresden. Well, nowadays it’s been relabeled my “Nate Temple Test” so that gives you a hint of just how much I adore Mr. Temple. Knightmare (Book 12) shows precisely why this is so. I mean not only does Nate have to deal with vengeful ...more
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Be prepared, fellow readers, because it's about to get real. After Nate's soul-searching visit to the land of the Fae, it is time. Time to face off against one of history's, one of folklore's, biggest names. The way Silvers blends the hustle and bustle of the real world with his own twist (and he is twisted) on faerie mythology and Arthurian legend is staggering. This book leaps from plot point to plot point like a rabid monkey on a pogo stick, but somehow, the author manages to not only bind ev ...more
Mary Lou Webb
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wylde Fae, Temple Wizard, or Godkiller?

Every now and then, a master storyteller is born. The stories pour forth, seemingly endless, like lava from a volcano. Such is it with our own personal storytelling wizard, Shayne Silvers. Mr. Silvers has created a universe where many of his loyal, I mean readers...wish they could live.

In every succeeding book, the plot deepens to show the internal journey that turns the partying manchild into a caring, thoughtful, man who has come to grips wit
Terri West
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series continues to grow and reels you in. I was hovering betweern 4.5 and 5 stars because the beginning of this book can be slightly confusing if you haven't fully engaged your Templeverse brain. Having said that once the brain is in gear this is yet another awesome espisode in these twisted series between Nate, Callie and Quinn. There is so much going on here you really have to pay attention, Shayne is a master at keeping you tied to the plot whilst second guessing the possiblities. Once ...more
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Buckle up!

I don’t even know where to start?


I thought godless had surpassed all of the other books in this series but I was incredibly wrong.

This book has it all. The writing is fantastic. It is as if a dictionary exploded onto the page and put its most unique words together to create a story. The story is incredible. It has its highs (literal and figurative) and its lows. Your every emotion will be touched, then tickled, then p
Sara Branson
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can Nate live up to his Legend?

The simple answer is yes! Shayne Silvers once again manages to take us on an epic ride for all of the thrills and spills, fights with knights, and even some baby birthin’,all while making you laugh and cry and experience the range of feels like no other author can. The clock is ticking when Nate realizes just how much time has passed while he pondered his existence on his mountain in Fae. Now he hast to gather his forces to come back and protect his beloved St. Lou
Sondra Massey
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another one bites the, not the book...

Mordred, Thor, a year in Fae with a deadline looming.....Ashley, Gunnar and babies in danger, a broken Mask, Hope dies.....Despair knocks some sense into Hope. We finally get our 4 new Horsemen! The plot thickens with Natr's on going transformation. Grimm is a hoot in this one. I do miss Carl and Tory and The Reds. While I love Fae, I'll also be happy when we get back to a more urban setting, and y'all, that's coming. The Omega War is coming.

My fa
Jan Mahlmann
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nate Temple is back!! The Horseman is galloping around and his family and friends are at risk!!! This is one of the best books in the series, and that is really saying something! What a wylde ride through many lands. This urban fantasy book is a great 12 edition in the Nate Temple Series. The author more than delivers, which he always does!! You need to climb into the Templeverse and give it a whirl.
Disclaimer: I have been a Shayne Silvers ARC (advanced reader copy) person since early this year.
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Non-stop Action

It feels like ages since we met billionaire bookseller Hate Temple. Gone are the days of Alucard the vampire getting zapped by the religious texts.

Now, Nate is dealing with gods and monsters, all in an effort to find out who he really is and what that means for his friends and St. Louis. Arthurian knights and Norse gods have joined the party

Throughout the novel, in between fights, Shayne Silvers injects his fabulous humor, lightening the burns of all the flung lightning.

Nate doe
Jason Frowde
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where do I start?
Mordred is back and he and his Knights are a serious threat whilst another legend threatens those Nate holds dear.
Trying to fight a battle on two fronts, Nate has no choice but to trust his friends to help him and, in good old fashion Nate style, this story takes us on a ride into your worst nightmares, after all they warned us In the teaser. Nate Temple Must Die!...

This book was a blast to read. Great action, coupled with a healthy dose of tension, prinkled with a good old dos
emma Fitzpatrick

The Master Wordsmith has done it again....
This is not a review just a wholehearted plea for any avid reader who enjoys being dragged into a tale of wizardry, love and loss, betrayal and loyalty, with a cast of mythical creatures , including vampires, werewolves, Gods (with a big G and little g) and a wisecracking, whisky loving, potty mouth hero. From the streets of St Louis to the land of the Fae and beyond this series will take you on the journey of a literary lifetime. In my estimation
Christine Tracy
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best way to walk into a nightmare is with a smile - Kaza Kingsley.

Many questions are answered, a couple of storylines are partially wrapped up, but new questions are raised, and new story arcs branch off from the storylines you believe to be wrapped up! You get to see a conversation you've seen before in a previous book from Nate's point of view (instead of Callie's). And through all of it you get the wonderful sense of humor, snark, emotion, tension - the entire gamut of emotions - that we
Brett Wickersham
We return to the Templeverse. Nate has been charged by Anubis to return Mordred to Hell, but Mordred has plans of his own. Having claimed the mantle of the Round Table as his own, and having released the Knights as terrifying Knightmares. Nate has gone to Fae to try and center himself, and as time has passed there, great changes have happened back home. His friends are on the run and hunted, not by Mordred and the Knightmares (not a band), but by another, more deadly threat, that wants Nate dead ...more
Dana Audette
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very addicting! Hooked me in from page 1! I couldn't put it down!

Knigthmare is the return of Nate Temple in Shayne Silvers most spellbinding book yet! This book will have you in it's clutches from the first sentence and not let you go until the spectacular end. You will run the emotional gauntlet right alongside Nate, from empathy to poignant sadness to fierce joy to unspeakable righteous anger to anticipation, and always the snark! This book appeals to a reader on so many levels. Knightmare wil
This book was another great mesh of different Pantheons and creatures. I liked how this book seemed to draw some people back together at the end. My only real gripe is that I felt a little confused about the other masks because Callie received her mask in Black Sheep and used it in Godless. In this book none of that had happened yet and Callie didn't get her mask until towards the end of this book. Usually this series and the other 2 seem to flow more chronologically together. I know it has to b ...more
Kimm Reilly
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It’s all coming together

Nate has been on his mountain for way too long and everything’s falling apart. Allies are scattering, enemies are piling up, no one (and no where) is safe. This is my favorite type of Nate book, he’s surrounded by friends (which IMO is when Nate is at his absolute best) and it’s going to take a team effort if they want to survive. Trusting the wrong person, or not trusting the right person, might get everyone killed. This feels like an earlier book with Gunnar almost alw
Leslie bair
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everything I've read from this author is phenomenal! EVERYTHING!

Everything I've read from this author is phenomenal! EVERYTHING! All his characters are strong, cocky and hilarious!!!! The author has a way of balancing out the hard and dark times with love the characters have for each other and their amazingly fun banter that has me always laughing out loud no matter where I am. And yes, many times I've been caught in public laughing my a$$ off so badly that I'm praying I don't pee my pants while
Summer Riley
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was AMAZEBALLS!!! You will not be disappointed...Super fast read, I couldn’t put it down! Lots of feels in this book, the first scene, I could literally feel the hairs on my arms stand on end! I laughed and cried so many times I still feel numb from it! Loved all the new additions good and bad! Those tricky basterds are always up to no good ;) I WANT MORE!!! Really enjoyed reading Nates version of his meeting with Callie in Fae! A few close calls too intense to mention and some serious ...more
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