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The ancient pact between mankind, Heaven, and Hell has been broken. And this upstart wizard's quest for vengeance may have just kicked off Armageddon. So, time for a drink...or maybe two.

Already plagued with sinister night terrors that could qualify him as a card-carrying psychopathic insomniac, Nate can barely even manage to put his pants on in the morning, let alone pick teams for the Apocalypse. But when he's framed as a demon sympathizer, condemned by the Armies of Heaven, and hunted down by both his allies and the Four Horsemen, this wizard doesn't think it can get any worse. Then they take away his magic. And a wizard without magic stands no chance against the forces of Heaven and Hell....

©2015 Argento Publishing (P)2017 Tantor

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  • Alexa wickey
  • 22-02-2018

Awesome book’

Ok, so I had to leave a review on this one because I left such a poor review on the first one. I am so glad that I decided to give this book a chance since it had a different narrator from the first one. Wow. I was on the edge of my seat toward the end. I loved it! The narrator was great and I felt like I was actually in the story. And of course, the story itself was extremely engaging. I am going to check out book 3 now.

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  • jason
  • 01-06-2017

great follow up, can't wait till the next

This was a great follow up to the obsidian son, the main character is being fleshed out and the magic system just keeps getting better. This book hinted towards darkness to come, but the author does a great job of keeping things light and humorous instead of just depressing adversity. I was a bit thrown by the change of narrators, the new narrator is a bit dry for this type of material, he seems better suited to hard boiled mystery/detective stories, rather than fantasy, but he did an admirable job, especially towards the end.
Bottom line, this is a great urban fantasy series and I have every intention of sticking with it, I only wish the rest of the books where available on audio...

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  • Johnny Outlaw
  • 18-08-2018

freaking awesome!

loving the twists...some easy to point out..but flipping amazing story! on to the rest now!

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  • Connie Freeman
  • 14-08-2018

Magical fun and action.

There aren’t many people who can combine so many levels of magic and blend them to perfection. Action and imagination making angels, demons, wizards and the four horsemen seem logical are this author’s talent! The performance is great. Highly recommend this fun book.

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  • Rae
  • 22-04-2018

second narrator is much better

I had high hopes but even with a better narrator on the second instalment, I'm not engaged. thin story and not a great protagonist.

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  • Linda
  • 18-02-2018

What a great story

If you are waiting for your next dresden book give this series a try I found it to be great

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  • marcus
  • 13-01-2018

a great set of novels. Dresden fans will love<br />

a very well-written story that moves along quickly with lots of action plots subplots and great humor. Definitely a must read series if you were a Dresden Files fan.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-12-2017

enough already

I like this writer and the first book was great, but this one is nauseating. How many, terrible, awful, unjust, unfair, bullshit things can happen to one man. Other then Nate, every other character is mind numbingly stupid. I found myself exasperated and just wanted it over.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-11-2017

Great series! Wonderful character development.

could not put down. Getting every book! narrator one of the best. keep it coming.

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  • BikeVON
  • 07-08-2017

Best follow up ever!

When Nate loses his magic, I thought I was finished with the story. Since I finished the book in record time, I guess magicless Nate was not so important. Nate was still able to deliver action and still go in for the fight versus retreating. But he really did not have an option since his presence to any of his adversaries or friends (zealous wizards, demons, angels, ex-lovers, Pandora and the Horsemen) meant his death was imminent.

It was his moral compass; his witty banter and a friend’s need to keep him alive that gives us the action pack story that kept me riveted. Mythology and ancient history woven into the story plot is bonus for us sci-si &amp; fantasy readers.

Nate Temple is plagued with terrifying night terrors of carnage and chaos that could qualify him as a card-carrying psychopathic insomniac when he is thrown into his worst nightmare. “An Angel, a wizard, and a Horseman of the Apocalypse walk into a bar… Nate Temple has authority issues. earned the hatred and envy of everyone in St. Louis – especially the monsters. His entourage is gone for the weekend, the ruling body of wizards stripped him of his powers and the city itself fights to shut him and his billion dollar company down.

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  • Martin
  • 23-07-2018

Entertaining

Anyone who has read the Harliquin Chronicles will notice as I have the similarities between them and these books. ( don't know who came first). That said, they're entertaining in their own right so I would recommend reading the collection.

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  • Mr M.
  • 21-06-2018

Move over HP Nate is in the house!!

Hell yes!! This is amazing. The Temple Chronicles just get better and better!! If you loved HP this takes it to a new level!!

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  • Hussain
  • 12-04-2018

Amazing

Exciting , full action and intense urban Fanta cub! Would love more books in the series !

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  • Mrs
  • 13-01-2018

improving

an improvement on the first book. the Narrator is a huge improvement. the story seems to be getting into its own rhythm and potentially developing quite nicely.