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Silver Tongue

The Temple Chronicles, Book 4
Narrated by: Joel Richards
Series: Temple Chronicles, Book 4
Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
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My resume is pretty full: I've cow-tipped the Minotaur, decimated a gang of weredragons, sucker-punched an angel, and ate pancakes with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse....

I've kidnapped one of the most powerful wizards on the planet and slaughtered the Brothers Grimm. I'm kind of a big deal.

But I never thought I'd find myself at a crossroads, a pawn in a deadly game that I hadn't known existed, willing to sell my soul to save the life of someone I loved. That's when I learned true fear, because the world I thought I knew was all just smoke and mirrors, and I was just a puppy playing amongst wolves.

©2016 Argento Publishing (P)2017 Tantor

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  • BikeVON
  • 26-09-2017

One of the best in the series

I began this book with much trepidation. The last Nate Temple; story was thrown together just to get something out to the public. This told a great story!

Unlike the Grimm story, where Nate could not successfully execute a spell, he is a lot better here. His entourage has expanded with the girls having paranormal abilities and Alucard filling in as Nate’s right-hand man. We have seen where Nate’s friends have waded into fights without regard to the well fair. Gunnar lost a job, which he loved, lost an eye and Asley lost her humanity. Tory carries resentment because Misha, her lover, was not resurrected but Indie was resurrected.

Many hesitate calling Nate to task for his irresponsible actions. Gunner calls it like it is and does it with scaling venom. I know that we must suspend a certain about belief in reading urban paranormal genre. Yet, I felted it was a bit illogical for his friends to never think about themselves. For all his good qualities Nate is’ stupid, irresponsibility and careless. My guy Gunner called him on his behavior. Unusually it the female protagonist who disregard advice. While Nate is still being the immature two-year old despite what his parents and Pandora advise.

Grimms are still a threat and more characters are being introduced. It is interesting to discover their characterization, friend or foe. Unless the character has been killed all members, of the boys club make an appearance, the four horsemen of the apocalypse, Alucard, Achilles, and Asterion.

Nate is still working out his talents as a marker. At least he is not a bumbling idiot. We can hold our heads up and he beats some ass. There is now a story line and a villain in place for our heroes focus upon. If Nate stays focus of really training, I expect an exciting series to continue.

One problem for Nate to solve, Alucard, the vampire, cannot operator at full strength unless he is taking blood from the source. Unfortunately, because he is now pledged to be with Nate, he has sworn off people blood. Are we expected to accept Alucard for a shadow of his former self?

This is the Nate that we fell in love with in the first book of the series.

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  • Joshua R. Lee
  • 14-10-2019

Bad Decisions

If choices A & B are “OK” and option D is “OK” while option C is to chew broken glass so inept villains are not snuffed out in their first scene and/or to avoid figuring anything out Nate picks option C every time. He even observes all these other things that make sense, then why they make sense, and then why the bad decision that is the equivalent of drinking bleach would be the wrong option; but one of his two emotions* matter for some throw away reason right now so it’s bottoms up for white insides. Then the plot is able to move forward. Despite the idiocy you’re thankful he decided to make love with a pencil sharpener instead of eating dinner so that he stops repeating the same expositions between sighs and smiles.

I continue to listen to the series because the world and lore are interesting. The more or less regular host of mythological characters are well done as is rest of the magic & legends. The main character is garbage and not in the protagonist you love to hate way. It doesn’t seem like the author is trying to present Nate that way instead he seems flat & formulaic. The books have been better as they go but if Nate could die in the next book, I would be excited to listen to the rest of books in the series.

*False guilt while justifying setting his friends up for failure or grrr-anger at the glass, bleach, & pencil sharpener

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  • robbinhood
  • 01-08-2019

Great entertainment

An entertaining whirlwind of myth and fable, with the several mispronounciations well forgiven. Loved it!

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  • tachmedic
  • 06-07-2019

the great story lines continue<br />

as the characters increase in number the stories get even better, you will be hooked from book 1

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  • Janell
  • 30-03-2019

great narration

I think that this narrator is definitely interesting and does such a great job with the Nate series. I really love how the characters grow and keep you wanting more. such a great series if you're on this book then you know.

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  • Summer Riley
  • 15-03-2019

Fantastic Series!!!

This is one of my favorite books in the series so far!! So many twists and turns and totally unpredictable! I loved meeting Baba Yaga!! You feel totally submerged in the story and feel like part of the family! I’ve been waiting a long time to be trapped by such incredible story telling and yearn for more and more!! Keep ‘em coming Shayne Silvers!!

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  • Ann Friedman
  • 14-02-2019

great

I love this series and cant get enough of Nate and the pop culture references.

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  • Amber Vana
  • 28-01-2019

Complex story keeps you listening intently

Great and complex story that keeps you interested until the very end. Similar to the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher in countless ways but still interesting enough to keep reading the series.

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  • julie
  • 15-10-2018

excellent again

once again totally enjoyed this book!! reader was outstanding I hope they keep him! thanks

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  • Carthan
  • 25-08-2018

awesome book

love how the go into his family and the grind. explains so much left out

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-05-2019

Brilliant

Yet another brilliant book in this series..full of twists & turns & exciting..it's one of those books you can't guess what's going to happen..just love this series

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  • Mr M.
  • 21-09-2018

More Nate

Love these books! Simply epic! I literally can’t get enough of them. I’m devouring these at an alarming rate. To me these are the new Harry Potter.

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  • wayne
  • 12-09-2017

ring enjoyable

I really enjoyed this book I had a job to stop listening. I finished listening to it at 3 in the morning tired today but well worth it really good book series