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My name is Callie Penrose - and I'm a rookie spell-slinger from Kansas City. I work part-time for the Vatican Shepherds, hunting monsters for them, but you won't find me in the pews on Sundays. Not really my thing.

But when my boss is injured by a werewolf, it's time for me to put my big girl pants on. Because the Spear of Longinus - the one that allegedly stabbed Jesus on the Cross - has surfaced, and it's going up for auction. And every flavor of monster in my city wants it. Even a demon and a Nephilim, just for fun.

The only way to survive the war and get the spear first is to team up with Nate Temple, a handsome, reckless wizard from St. Louis. But he has a dark side, too, and I don't fully trust him, despite what my body tells me.

Framed for murders I didn't commit, I find I've become Kansas City's most hated wizard overnight. Because keeping the spear will get me killed, but giving it away will get everyone else killed. And letting Nate handle it will only paint me as weak. What's a girl to do?

Especially when Hell knows more about my past than I do...

©2017 Argento Publishing, LLC (P)2017 Argento Publishing, LLC

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A Great expansion to the Temple Chronicles!!

The story and narration are excellent. S.S. continues to write engaging, witty, tongue in cheek dialog for well developed stories. Ms. Sage is an outstanding choice for the narration of the Callie Penrose story line. A great expansion to the Temple Chronicles universe. I look forward to the next and future installments of this thread! I want to add that It would be excellent to hear Ms. Sage and Mr. Richards narrate together a future crossover story if possible.

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  • Matt
  • Camarillo, CA, United States
  • 01-10-18

Wanted to love it but ........meh

Let me start off by saying that Shayne's Nate Temple series is one of my favorites of all time! This is an expansion on that same universe, so....... I had big hopes! It unfortunately fell far short.

The narration was terrible! I have to agree with a previous review that Callie sounds like a winy teenager most of the time (not solely the narrators fault). Also the recording quality was horrendous!! I could here car alarms, sirens, etc in the background. Sounded like it was recorded in a bedroom on a busy street! I strongly recommend a new voice for Cali!

Secondly, this is just my preference. The internal monologue was very difficult to listen to. Again, sounded like an angsty teen rather that a B.A. woman in her mid twenties. IF the writing of the next book is more inline with how she is portrayed in the Temple series, I'll give it a go.

SO much potential..........just hope it can be turned around!!

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different narrator wanted.

story was awesome but the girl reading sounds like a teen instead of a ass kicking woman. the reading style doesn't fit the story . the story was great as usual