#KINDLE ó Knightmare (The Temple Chronicles, #12) ß eBook or E-pub free

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 of visceral introspection and deep seated feeling of self that Silvers usually reserves for thementally and emotionally mindful Callie Penrose, possibly in a way to show how the characters continue to influence and develop eachother as much as themselves, though in this case Silvers uses it to put a book end to the multi installment spanning struggle Nate has endured in reclaiming his Wylde past The tone of the book is clipped to the now usual frantic pace that the back end of the current roster of overall books have kept to, though again we see a case where the book s length both does and doesn t do favors for the plot as a result A keen focus is put on the way time is being stretched and bloated between realms, working both to the service of the plot at hand and to tie together a few of thescattered points in the time line between the overlapping book series, many of which have jumped back and forth of late in both time and perspective to the garnering of some minor confusion This overall works well to highlight the stakes of the story and commits realistic pressure to the events at hand, but it does feel like another few secondary plot threads could have been woven in without disrupting the pacing, even to the extent that there are a few places where one might expect to see them but find them absent instead Silvers has long shown he has a firm grasp on his narrative pacing however, and has yet to make any of his usual twists or revelations fall flat, so its entirely possible he still has larger picture views on how some plot threads need to lie It does seem a bit of a turn to some of his earlier books though, usually rife with lesser hints and subtle tell tale nods to greater implications down the road Instead the focus seems to be on what feels like a closing arc for a few significant issues and characters, a sense of cleaning house and dragging everyone back onto a properly balanced schedule and time table, so to speak There are of course said revelations and twists themselves, though for this round Silvers seemed to have indulgent, gritty splendor in mind for the theming The battles are punchy and colorful as ever, but there s a distinct sense of a shifting in the scales, levels of grandeur that once werestrained and frantic now being pushed with a feeling of righteous boldness Not quite a deja vu or callback to previous books and the moods therein, rather a sort of breaking of new ground after scrambling to find proper footing There is still justifiable urgency and gravitas being given, all of it properly fitting to some of theimportant fights and character engagements But there is no longer the sense that Nate Temple is hammering away at some dark, crooked corner of an unseen whole,andof the playing field is coming into view and his actions and reactions are starting to evolve accordingly Most importantly though, the pacing does not overly highlight the fighting and grand revelations to the detriment of the character development, withthan a few significant notes hitting for Nate himself as well as some of his longest running supporting cast coming further into their own Callie Penrose has an entire section of her sixth installment Black Sheep given center stage to bring new perspective and details to light, much to some indulgent and development for her and Nate s tied progression and a fewin jokes and winking nods to the dramatic upheavals in her own books It is not the first time Silvers has recanted an entire scene from a different perspective and shown it jarringly different in where and how it falls in the scheme of things, and he continues to do it well and to the service of the narrative both past and present Several heavy details on the over arching plot of the series and the universe at large are dropped into the bottom half of the tale, fan fare forgone in exchange for another boisterous, steamrolling climax that slams the door closed on a satisfying and victorious note Also puppies are involved, sheerly for maximum endorphin exploitation Silvers manages to give the break neck pacing just the slightest enough room needed to breathe to make this arc conclusion feeling proper, and does another grand reshuffling of game pieces to set the board for the next bout Overall the book straddles the line between a hard, rapidly escalating drama and a heavy, thorough delving into character values and motivations that emphasis how much has changed for them and the world around them, for good and for bad, and how is has and hasn t prepared them to face what comes next Long time readers and newcomers alike will find plenty to love and plentyto question, where as always I look forward to what Silvers drags into play next time. 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. #KINDLE ñ Knightmare (The Temple Chronicles, #12) õ 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 GoodHe S Already Defeated Nate Temple Once, Corrupting The Fabled Knights Of The Round Table Into Darker, Nigh Invincible, Merciless, Killing Machines KnightmaresAnd Once Camelot Is Nothing Than A Pile Of Fiery Rubble, Mordred Plans To Conquer St Louis After Slaughtering Nate And Everyone He S Ever Cared About, Of CourseBut A Vengeful God Is Also Hunting Nate, And Starts Attacking His Friends To Draw Him Out When One Of Nate S Best Friends Is Gravely Wounded, Nate Is Forced To Make An Impossible Choice Save His City From Mordred Or Save His Friend From A Blood Crazed GodBoth Foes Carry Enough Daddy Issues To Grant A First Year Psychologist A Second Year Retirement But Nate S Not That Stable Either, And If He Can T Get A Grip On His Own Demons, His Victory Might Very Well Be Worse Than Anything Either Of His Enemies Ever Could Have ImaginedThe Only Option Left Is To Shatter All The Rules, Opening Himself Up To Deadly Powers Better Left Untouched And Forgotten And Even That Is A Fool S Gambit, A Whisper Of A HopeThen Again, If We Don T Have Hope, We Ve Already LostSo, It S Time For Nate Temple To Roll The DiceBecause In This Game, Even Hope Can Die If You Like Jim Butcher, Sarah J Maas, Kevin Hearne, Steve McHugh, Michael Anderle, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Shannon Mayer, Or KF Breene, You Won T Be Able To Put Down The Highly Addictive Nate Temple Series Shayne Silvers, Jim Butcher, And Kevin Hearne Are Easily My Favorite Urban Fantasy Authors In That Order Michael Anderle, TopBestselling Author More Than M Copies Downloaded And Thousands Of Five Star Reviews Available In Digital, Print, And Audiobook Formats What Readers Are Saying His Foul Mouthed Unicorn Murders Rainbows Move Over Dresden The Temple Verse HAS To Be Picked Up By Netflix Soon Silvers Could Write A Grocery List On A Dirty Napkin And Make It An International Bestseller I Went From Crying My Eyes Out To Laughing Uncontrollably, Repeatedly It S Like The Characters Walked Off The Page, Joined Me At The Bar, And Bought Me A Drink I Am Astounded As To How The Author Keeps The Story Fresh And Exciting I Usually See Plot Twists A Mile Away Shayne Has Proven Me Wrong Every Time Best Books I Ve Read In Thirty Years His Intense Actions Scenes Let You See The Fangs And Claws, Hear The Gunshots, Feel The Magic, And Smell The Fear Everything You Thought You Knew About Vampires, Shifters, Dragons, Wizards, Fairies And Gods Is Flat Wrong 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 lucky you only have to wait 10 days It comes out September 9, 2019. 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 Japanese art of Kintsukuroi, the art of repairing pottery with silver or gold and understanding that the piece is evenbeautiful for having been broken, this book shows that just because something or someone is broken , it doesn t mean that they can t be repaired, even improved I am ready to read this book again and again. 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 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 get himself back into fighting form, he went into Fae towell, who knows what he did Meditate Wrestle faery moose Have bantering sessions with a very witty little girl to tuneup his sharp tongue Who knows All we really do know is he seems to have come back to his senses, and just in time.We know he has to fight Mordred We know there s issues going on with Thor, terrorizing St Louis, not to mention Aasgard We know poor Ashley is preggers as can be and anxious to unload the twin pups And we know there is a great deal of weird things going on in both Fae and our world that definitely need addressing In this book, Shayne makes sure Nate steps up to address all the issues he d either caused or simply gotten in the middle of in his usual arrogant way Knightmare is definitely the culmination of 12 excellent books, and was a long time coming, but definitely well worth the wait As what I will probably consider his best Nate Temple book yet, Knightmare has earned the 5 stars and then some And, even though Shayne threw in a few way too long explanations analogies, which has become a trademark of his, they were fewer than usual, which pleased me considerably, so I won t even call them an issue Just a quirk I won t tell you anything that happens here because i don t do spoilers But I will tell you that Knightmare is exciting, unpredictable, endearing and thoroughly enjoyable, and for the second time in as many recent books, grabbed me by the throat and wouldn t let go, only allowing me to finally breathe in the end This is what I look for in an epic fantasy, and this is what was delivered In spades.Excellently done, Mr Silvers, Excellently done indeed I m so very pleased that this volume was the best yet The timing for perfection couldn t have been better I received this as an ARC, and give this review in my own words and of my own volition Not to mention intend to buy it as well once it is live. 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, Silversprops to you This Knightmare Kept Me Up All NightOnce 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 handlethan 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 hundred pages And because the timeline of Knightmare overlaps with Black Sheep of the Feathers and Fire series , we re treated to a pair of critical scenes from BS, this time from Nate s perspective rather than Callie s Who even does that It s wonderful As always, every question answered spawns two new ones, but you can feel the puzzle pieces shifting, realigning tantalizing Waiting for the next book Just Keeps Getting Harder. 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.