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The first three novels and the prequel novella in the million-selling Nate Temple Series: Obsidian Son, Blood Debts, Grimm, and Fairy Tale.

My name is Nate Temple, and I’m secretly a wizard.

I ride a foul-mouthed unicorn, I drink with Achilles, and I’m pals with the Four Horsemen. I’ve even cow-tipped the Minotaur. I understand the theory of following the rules...I’m just not very good at the application.

Because rules were meant to be broken, and St. Louis has a bit of a supernatural infestation these days. Someone should probably be keeping an eye on these things -and probably an eye on me, too. Before I blow up another building...or three.

©2012 Shayne Silvers (P)2020 Argento Publishing, LLC

What listeners say about The Nate Temple Series: Books 0-3

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  • Kim
  • 19-07-2020

Hoping for fabulous

I was really hoping this series would be amazing. But unfortunately it fell way short for me. Nate's voice is so mundane and monotone it was kinda boring. I stopped listening at chapter 20 in the first book, maybe it gets better after that.

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First in series but grows on you.

I like omnibuses like these, especially for first in series books. It takes a while to find you’re stride as an author so it’s good to see the book in the context of further works. The first one was enjoyable but had some annoying problems. I strongly dislike the every guy/girl main meets finds him irresistible trope. That is toned down by book three. I love to see a character grow. Already reading the next set in the series!

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  • Heather Jaramillo
  • 16-03-2020

you need a different narrator

couldn't finish as the narrator made me want to gouge out my eardrums. might be a great story but I'll never find out this way

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  • Ross Hageman
  • 01-04-2020

Basically Batman with lizard brain

Sort of a fun story. Definitely glad I got 4 books for one credit. But that’s it. I couldn’t get passed the fact that every single woman in this story is described in excruciating sexual detail. And all but one woman character is portrayed as flirty, blushing and or their bust size and body shape absolutely was crucial to the story. The author breaks the fourth wall so much that his childish tenor and vocabulary ooze thru the page and makes me hate the main character.

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  • Jody travis thompson
  • 04-04-2020

Overcompensating

This guy literally can’t introduce a female character without commenting on her breasts or some other “attractive” aspect of her body. Seems to be overcompensating for something. Was giving this series a try. Nevermind

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  • Cris P Cruz
  • 29-05-2020

I Really Really Wanted to Like This Book

....but I hated the Main Character. The Temple is everything you think you love about Batman and then realize you hate Batman. He's super rich, women love to fuck him, he's his own man that owns his own bookstore. Fine. It's canned. That's the point or reading Urban Fantasy. My problem was that the character was equal parts misogynistic pig and fantasy trope. I couldn't get over the "women want to fuck me but I only love this one woman and I love her with everything I have but Imma fuck all these other chicks cuz I'm a man." His friends are marginally better. The story is good but I hated the MC and I just couldn't get through it. The narrator is good but really didn't belong reading a fantasy setting that wasn't serious. He was dry, uncaring of the media, and seemed to force himself through certain passages. I just don't think this book was a good fit for him.

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  • PGM
  • 15-05-2020

Just the ok

Lots of confusing and slow spots Hero came across as dumb most of the time

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  • M.B.R.
  • 16-07-2020

Great if you like fast-paced anxiety? :-/

The story is actually good. But...the main characters are basically miserable at -all- times. Betrayal, massive stress, no good choices, No character development except for constant unnecessary emotional pain, anguish, and consequences for going the route of 'lesser evil' - because those are the -only- paths they get to pick from. No one ever gets down time where they get to enjoy the world the author builds (thus allowing the reader/listener to enjoy it) . No one ever gets anything they want. No one gets to be happy. Ever. It's just a non-stop bullet train of pain and sadness. I listened to the first 6 books in the series, -hoping- that something good happens to any of these great characters eventually. Hasn't happened yet in 6 books, and honestly it stresses me out. Author does a great job conveying the character's emotions to the reader/listener. But it upsets me the only emotions they get (and thus share with the reader/listener) is anxiety and emotional pain. I -like- the characters, and I sort of hate the author for constantly breaking them down without giving them a chance to build back up. Occasionally funny dialogue and banter helps mitigate the sheer depression, but those moments are band-aids on a bullet wounds. If you love bullet-train style fast pace, and reading about other people's emotional misery...it is a great story. But if you actually want to smile aside from the occasional funny quip...you're better off looking elsewhere.

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  • Micky
  • 05-08-2020

Started in the middle, but went back to the beginning

I love listening to series where the stories progress. But I started in the middle and that was ok because the stories were complete in themselves. I love the Templeverse! Suggest it for anyone who like real people & situations with magic thrown into the middle. Highly recommend this series!!!’

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  • Donna Willis
  • 29-07-2020

Loved it!!

What a great set of books. The character development is wonderful and the number of characters Silvers brings in to the story is amazing. I can't wait to read the next book.

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  • Dave Albritton
  • 15-07-2020

Comparable to The Dresdan Files

Loved it. The narrator was talented and the story moved quickly with interesting twists and turns.

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  • Shay Wells
  • 15-06-2020

Love!!

I love Urban fantasy and have found a new love -- Nate Temple, my hero!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-12-2020

Could learn a lesson or three from Jim Butcher !

Not bad, has potential. but needs to reign in the school boy "dog on heat" attitude when it comes to the female characters. Really could learn a thing or two from a more mature, better author like Jim Butcher and the Dresden Files Series. Dont get me wrong, the stories are good but wears a bit thin when all the women have spectacular breasts and cause the men to strain in their trousers ....just crack on with the story mate and leave the smut to cheesy teenage vampire crap

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