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(The Temple Chronicles #13)

4.69  ·  Rating details ·  1,203 ratings  ·  135 reviews

The Godkiller will rise.

Despite his recent victories, Nate Temples problems are only just beginning. Although it had been necessary, killing the most infamous of the Norse gods has consequences, and no one knows petty vengeance like the Aesir. Especially with Odins legendary spear mysteriously missing.

But Nate has more important things to worry about than a pantheon of

Kindle Edition, 294 pages
Published September 9th 2019 by Argento Publishing, LLC
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Judi Soderberg
Sep 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Usually, I love Shayne's books. They were always exciting, full of action and they told a consistent tale that I was always anxious to read more about.

However, this book doesn't do that. For the first time since I started reading Mr. Silvers's books, I was lost and confused throughout the book. The storyline kept shifting from one crisis to another, with very little seeming to be solved, or, if solved, solved quickly and with very little satisfaction.

I'm not quite sure what happened with this
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
3 1/2 to 4

Not sure how I feel about this book. The writing is interesting, but they are still not really going anywhere. Its almost like tires spinning over and over in the mud and not going anywhere. Dont think I cared for Nate too much in some of this book.
I only read this series because of the Feathers and Fire series. Thats the main one for me. Dont mess with Callie. Have to force myself to read the series with Quinn. Only skim through it in case anything helps the series move forward. I do
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ive been reading this author almost since the very beginning. As such, its really hard to say something I havent said before, but Ill certainly try. Im always amazed at how each book is just so good, I cant help but keep reading to find out what is going to happen next. And there are so many threads from other books that the author pulls together in each book, I dont know how he remembers and can do all that. No matter. We the readers get the benefit from the devious and clever mind of this ...more
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this amazing book will keep you on your toes! So glad I put my feet up and got comfortable, because I was hooked on the first chapter and didn't want to put it down. This book brought out so many emotions; I was intrigued, surprised, thought oh no, followed by astonished and of course can't forget the laugh-out-loud laughter. It's amazing the trouble Nate gets into and the incredible ways he thinks of to escape the many dangers. This book is action-packed with adventure, danger, suspense, ...more
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Strikes a Chord

Ascension has just risen to the top spot of my all-time favorite books! I found myself grinning and busting out laughing on countless occasions, earning more than my fair share of side-eye glances, and also choking back sobs as some scenes hit so close to home it felt like Shayne had held a mirror to my soul. I don't know how he does it, be it wizardry or voodoo, but the Master Wordsmith just keeps plucking my heartstrings as each book speaks to me more and more than the one
Terri West
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
So I have to say there were parts of this book I struggled with. It felt a little like being in a car with a driver that kept accelerating only to stand on the brakes a moment later. That isn't to say it's a bad book or that I didn't enjoy it, it just wasn't ..... smooth somehow.
Not sure I like where things are going with Callie, really need to get your ducks in a row there Nate! I really hope it doesn't go tits up like the previous Psycho.
I did get some full belly laughs from this book, I would
Ryan Mangrum
Shayne needs to wrap the saga up. The books are increasingly felt phoned in and jump around a bit. This book is par for the course for Nate Temple, but it just lacks punch. There's a lot of action, but very little in the way of exposition.

This series is starting to feel a lot like Michael Anderle's Kutherian Gambit series where it drags on far longer than is needed and as a result the story drags on and on when it could have come to a satisfying end much earlier in the series.
Alisia Soles
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There are no words

I have tried to come up with a review worthy, or at least acceptable, for this book. I can't. It is quite simply, spectacular.
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing

That was a massive trip in so many ways. I am Really proud of the ingenious team building exercises ;) Now we wait...
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Good read

Ole Nate mostly back to his usual snarky self. Good read from start to finish. Didn't even notice I had reached the end until I clicked on the page. Yep no hints on this review.
Brian Rieland
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ascension was great, the Mate Temple series has been a great series.

Ascension kept me riveted to the book. The participants in the book are all good. I now have to wait patiently for the next book.
Jacob Sindic
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fast and punchy, the curve balls do sting a bit though.

Misdirection left and right, with a god of mischief around every possible corner you have to play fast and loose, and Silvers shows just how fast things can spiral out of hand in Nate Temple's particularly unlucky 13th installment. With a particularly heavy hitter finally decimated in the previous one, Nate by all rights should have caught a break but instead new threats rise and old ones come crawling out of the shadows all to result in a
Gail Le Vine
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I just don't know how I'm going to manage to wait for the next book ! Nate is just hanging!
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Old Friends and New

The biggest secret revealed in this book is Loki. He is a trickster who can be anyone he wants but you need to able figure out he is not the real person but an impersonation. Yes there is a lot going on and Nate is trying to outrun the assassins because of the billion dollars price on his head.
Now things are very interesting because the Temple mausoleum holds secrets and an old friend will return because of it. So much is going on in this book. New love is revealed and
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ascension - a review by Rosemary Kenny

I must confess to a slight sense of deja vu when reading Ascension, Book 13 in Shane Silvers' Nate Temple series, as it shares many similar concepts with E.A.Copen's Lazarus codex series' latest novel, with MC Lazarus Kerrigan, but that 's not to detract from either author, as they're both great writers whose books, like Ascension and Night Terror are well worth delving into if you, like me, adore delicious-but-terrifying tales of the supernatural and
Lori Huber
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What can I say? Shayne Silver's Nate Temple Chronicles NEVER fail to please without the tedium or boredom that SOME long running series can become. Always new and fresh, but with the comfort of the familiarity of the characters and world created around Nate Temple, including all of the connected spinoffs in the Temple-Verse readers love. One of my top 5 favorite series, right up there with The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, The Foundation series by Asimov, The Gunslinger series by Stephen King, ...more
Poor Professor
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My absolute favorite series, full stop.

SO HIGHLY RECOMMEND! The Templeverse, begun with this series, is absolutely my favorite world out of everything I have discovered with kindle unlimited. I am on track to read about 250 books this year, as I am soda and love reading. Without unlimited, I would be severely limited financially regarding how much I read. Anyway, the point is, I have read A LOT in the last five years, and Shayne Silvers series absolutely blows away everything else. This series
Lora Bowers
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Shayne`s writing is a thing of beauty I don't know what goes on in that crazy head of his but, damn he comes up with some awesome shit! Nate Temple quickly became my favorite series. Shayne Silvers never fails to entertain, like when you go to a movie and everyone claps at the end. This book takes it to a new level. Nate has some secret plans even though history has shown it's a bad idea to keep secrets. I love that Alucard is in the entire book, he has been in the background to long. Nate
Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Road to...?

Full disclosure, I love Shayne Silvers' books. His characters are multi-faceted, his writing is full of Easter eggs, and he's pretty hysterical with pop culture references.

Nate Temple is almost an anti-hero. He's caught up in this cosmic game of 4D chess, and his strategies sometimes make him seem like a grade A jerk. Other times he seems like a complete incompetent.

This episode was full of jerkish behavior, veiled references to things of immense cosmic significance, and a real lack
Claudia Hernandez
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I just can't get enough of this saga. It's interesting, lively, amazing characters, I LOVE Nate, but wish he would do something about Callie. I can't wait for the next installment.
Chris Stanton
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Shayne Silvers has finally done it. Hes ascended to the top to become my favorite author of all time. Nate Temple is back after a doughnut break, Sparkula is apparently a eunuch, and CarSQUIRREL!!

You know a story is fantastic when you actually lose track of how close you are to the end. I reached the final page and just stared at my Kindle for nearly five minutes in dumbfounded shock. How could it end?! When is the next one?! How many years of additional lifespan does Silvers get for
Lora Shouse
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There are some great scenes in here. Nate, Alucard, and War running from witches in a barely functioning food truck. Gunnars baby wolves, Calvin and Makayla, running off wherever they arent supposed to go, turning into mist wolves, and generally displaying powers they shouldnt even have. Nate threatening the wizards of the Academy. Nate launching a new waterfall in the land of the Elders.

For most of the book, Nate is dealing with the Norse gods, trying to find Fenrir, the wolf who will start
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ascension: Nate Temple Series - Book 13

Well this was an interesting, laughable, upsetting and unnerving story. Nate is in all sorts of trouble with Odin, Zeus, the FBI, the Academy, Callie and the Gods only know who else. He has a price on his head and multiple nasties are trying to collect. Loki and his kid are a main part of the story, with lots of crazy magic flying around! War, Gunner and the twins are involved through out the story too. A real cliff hanger at the end, to be sure. Another
Sara Branson
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Whats that? SQUIRRELL!!!

Houdini has got nothing on Nate Temple! In this epically wild ride, Nate has so many misdirections up in the air, he may just forget which lies he told to who. What he will find out very quickly, however, is that his Horsemen dont take kindly to secrets and lies and that he may be irreparably harming some of those relationships, all while trying to do his best to keep everyone and the world itself safe from Ragnarok. This one is filled with wolves chasing squirrels,
Summer Riley
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book started a little slow for me but hold on to your hats because once it gets going youre in for the ride of your life!! I absolutely loved this book, Nate is Nate, no excuses just is what he is and I love him for it! Lots of whoppers in this one that really get the wheels turning!! So many questions left to answer but a few are closer than ever! I enjoyed team Temple this book, well who am I kidding I love them all, but the tears of laughter and joy I experienced reading Ascension will ...more
Amanda Whitten
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Couldn't put it down

I was disappointed when the book ended. I really enjoyed reading it and it ends on a really torturous yet fun cliffhanger. I'm worried about the direction it's taking with respect to Callie and nate's romance. There's been so much buildup and I really want to see them get together. I dont really know this Kara girl very well and she was a lot cooler before she got all girly and vulnerable--- and before I found out she was a rookie Valkyrie. I saw them as timeless.
Brett Wickersham
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nate Temple has been growing in power. He is the leader of the New Horesemen, he is a godkiller, and also a billionaire wizard. However, even he may be in over his head now. Loki has been let loose, and Ragnarok looms on the horizon. Nate must deal with a Norse pantheon, that may help him, or may be looking for an opportunity to stab him in the back. In the meantime, he hesitates to involve his friends, because he his constantly fighting off teams of assassins, and a one billion dollar price on ...more
Lori Tarbutton
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So, let's see...
Assassins? Check. Wayward magical werewolf puppies? Check. Hot chicks who can kick butt? Definitely check. Saving long lost friends. Heck yes!

Nate has his hand full this time and still makes time to confuse everyone and especially his enemies to stay ahead of them. Did I mention this is all while trying to prevent Ragnarok? Can someone say overachiever? Maybe we should make that psychotic overachiever.

But does he have what it takes to juggle all of this and still win? Nate may
Larry Tushman
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Warning: contents within this new book from the Wordsmith will have you: laughing, cursing, endangering your reading device with beverages, startling household pets with sudden outbursts, and denying the 4th dimension and its summons to sleep for tomorrow's indentured servitude.
He created a <#$%^&*> supernatural heist movie! And it is an absolute riot.
You get the signature roller coaster, with all of its highs and lows, as Nate & crew have further dealings with Asgard, fallout from
Patty Keck
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Godkiller is up to something...

Another masterful installment in the Templeverse.  Shayne, once again, gives us a fast-paced novel of suspense, gods, demi-gods, horsemen of the apocalypse and one really big wolf.  You will be hooked from start to finish and so very ready for the next book.  This book is a little different though, Nate is up to a lot of somthings, and its going to be a while before they all play out.  Read the series, read this book, you wont be disappointed. 


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