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Beast Master

The Temple Chronicles, Book 5
Narrated by: Joel Richards
Series: Temple Chronicles, Book 5
Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
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The Beast Master has come to town, and he's kidnapping shifter kids for his show. But the Queens of Fae also want a little deep-fried wizard for the holidays.

Oh, and Nate is losing that last fingerhold on his sanity: hallucinating and talking to creatures that no one else can see. The demon inside of him is getting stronger, fighting for dominance, and only one of them can survive.

But when Nate's extorted to rescue a lethal Chimera child from the Beast Master's Circus, Nate's only option is to partner with his inner demon, risking his very soul. But his friends begin to doubt and fear this new, darker Nate, taking matters into their own hands - even when that means standing against him.

With allies turned enemies, the Fae breathing down his neck, and a dangerous child's life on the line, Nate must call upon, bully, and coerce new storybook legends and gods to save his traitorous friends from becoming the Beast Master's next victims.

©2017 Argento Publishing (P)2017 Tantor

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  • Lynch
  • Kentwood, MI, United States
  • 10-04-17

Fun Series

Although there are some annoying, minor continuity errors from book to book in this series, overall I am truly enjoying the story and characters. There is plenty of action, humor, snark, and monsters to keep me entertained and wanting more. The author also does a great job a filing in the backstory and painting vivid characters for my imagination to run away with.

Joel Richards does a great job at narrating this series - plenty of variation in voices and great effects with the deep monster voices.

I am looking forward to the rest of this series and sincerely hope AUDIBLE gets books 6 and 7 out soon.

I am not sure why Authors/Publishing Houses of popular series such as this would not release audio books at the same time hard copies come out but it is really annoying!!! I have a hard time finding the time to sit down and read but have plenty of time to listen while doing other tasks.

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  • jason
  • west bloomfield, MI, United States
  • 10-27-17

next book please

this series keeps getting better, the mix of mythology and urban fantasy is very well done especially mixing pop culture refrences in the most unlikely places...

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  • BikeVON
  • Southfield, Mi, United States
  • 09-27-17

This does not disappoint!

Oh no, why does Shayne Silver, the author, feels a Nate with hobbled powers is a good element in the plot. That was a main ingredient in the Grimm story, which was totally unappealing for me. We become hooked on a character who begins with great potential. As he begins to make progress he is stripped for his powers and acquires new ones. Nate puts up a good fight from a strong position in the Sliver Tongue yet...

No sooner had Nate and friends sat down for a friendsgiving dinner, a fellow wizard comes in and put a restriction on Nate’s power until he completes a task. Sounds familiar? Don’t let that dampen your desire to continue with the story as it did for me. Continue reading and you will discovery another great Nate story. I said the Sliver Tongue was the best, not any more.

Mommie, daddy and Pandora are not in this story, but there are new additions to the crew. Rumpelstiltskin’s former allies are now in the Nate Temple entourage. The blending of the old and new friends creates excitement. Nate’s behavior becomes so erratic friends began to fight each other. This isolates Nate even more as he combats his beast alone.

A Beast Master with nefarious intentions comes to “Nate’s” Town and steals kids, friends and lovers. Nate has a finite amount of power, is fighting his beast, making new alliances, losing friends, being threaten by fairies, fighting the “Syndicate” and seeing treachery everywhere. How in hell is he supposed to save a child/friends, get his beast under control, while pining with his loneliness for Indie? Well you do it Nate’s way. You know, half-cocked plans where Nate has his dick is in his hands and a prayer on his lips. It is the most exciting when everyone meets up at the Beast Master’s circus. Everyone is in the pit and someone breaks the Master’s toys.

The power of our oldest allies is ratchet up considerably, and Mallory has many more talents that he pulls from his arsenal. Nate becomes friends with the Hindu god Ganesh, and saves a three-headed beast.

There is sooo much that happens in this book and many story threads that will provide many other plots for other books. Of course, there is a lot of action and some metaphysical stuff.
Vampires do sparkle, Gunner is the baddest bad ass and Dean is the coolest butler.

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I'm trying really hard to like this series, but...

I want to like this series. The premise is interesting and the author keeps introducing new mythical concepts in impressive and humorous ways... BUT THE CHARACTERS HAVE NO CONSISTENCY!! I'm all for giving an author a few books to get their stride but the massive personality shifts of the characters between books is just ridiculous. It's lazy writing. It seems like Shayne just alters their personalities on a whim to suit whatever conflict happens to be in the current book. It seems like there is no overarching plan and he just randomly comes up with a concept for the next book and changes everything around to suit it. Also, it seems like his only way to limit nate in these books is to just constantly give him new powers and take away his old ones. Nate's a bada** Wizard, then he's not, but he's a baddera** Maker now, then he's not really, but he's a bada**ier Wizard again. Maybe let the guy settle on a set and go with it? Or does he just have a hard time writing a badass Nate without making it Nate Wins easily all the time? You have to be able to come up with better obstacles than just constantly taking away his powers and resources.

I was really starting to like it all by the time I finished Silvertongue, but this book just dumped it in the trash for me. I'm giving it one more book to grow into a mature series before I stop for good.

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  • Janell
  • Sunrise beach, MO
  • 03-30-19

addicted

I swear this series just gets better and better. definitely need to start from the first book just to really appreciate the full scope of Nate's struggle. keep in mind though once you start you won't be able to stop.

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Not as good as last one

Overall it was a good story but some of the plot repeats from another of the stories in the series. I did like, it but felt that the author could have done better.

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It's a repeat

Same general plot line as another book in the series it is too bad because I really enjoy the world Mr. Silvers has created but it just felt like a knock off of his other book.

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Great book

Great book. I just couldn’t put it down. Nonstop action with a little comedy. Can’t wait to read the next book.

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  • Bennah
  • PORTSMOUTH, VA
  • 03-10-18

Another exciting adventure<br />

The Nate Temple series gets better with each book. Non stop action and leaves you craving more

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Great addition

Well that was chaotic. This book has a lot happen in it with Nate going off the depend the riders trying to tell him something very important and the "return" of Indy. I have mixed feelings about the dark entity after this book though.

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  • Raksha Rathod
  • 07-09-19

total chaos

I love how he runs from one disaster to another. Trying to help despite or inspire of his friends

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-27-19

Exciting

Each book is more exciting than the previous one..this has been a fabulous series so far..I'm addicted to it & Joel Richards has a new fan for his brilliant voices..into the next installment

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  • Mick h
  • 03-19-19

better and better

these books get better and better the further you go into the series I'm on my 3rd go through ready for the new realeases when they come

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  • Reuben Johnson
  • 12-02-18

Another top drawer adventure for Nate

A brilliant story with twists and turns a plenty. It seems no one in history is safe from team Temple.