Knightmare: Nate Temple Series Book 12 Paperback – August 1, 2019
Elsewhere by Dean Koontz
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- Item Weight : 1.17 pounds
- Paperback : 306 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1947709283
- ISBN-13 : 978-1947709287
- Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.77 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Argento Publishing (August 1, 2019)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #922,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The chaos that is Nate Temple’s life continues in the 12th book of the Nate Temple series. At the start of this story, Nate is still on his mountaintop in Fae trying to integrate his Nate Temple side with his Wylde Fae side. He has hardly returned to sanity before he is attacked by a Knightmare.
In the Templeverse, most of the characters of myth and legend are likely to be still alive and active no matter what you think happened to them all those years ago. These Knightmares were created by Mordred in the previous book from the knights who used to be the members of King Arthur’s Round Table. They are not unkillable, but they are much too close to it for comfort.
Nate has another enemy in this book; the Norse god Thor, whom he managed to anger in one of the previous books. It doesn’t help matters that Nate has just found out that Thor’s father, Odin, has been disguised for years as his family’s butler, Dean. Thor is using the opportunity to try to take over Odin’s place in Asgard. He has also already been by to attack Nate’s friends in St. Louis, including Gunnar and Ashley, who are expecting twins any minute. In fact, they should already have been born, but they haven’t. So strange.
In his attempts to destroy Thor and Mordred, Nate and his crew travel to Niflheim and Asgard, home to Chateau Falco, and back and forth to Fae several times trying to get the advantage of Mordred. At one point, the scene where Nate gives Callie the Horseman mask of Despair (from Black Sheep) is replayed, only from Nate’s viewpoint this time. Eventually, Nate is forced to give out all the other Horseman masks to repair his own. And the new Horsemen are able to do the trick.
But, as things usually go for Nate, clearing up one set of enemies and answering one set of questions only leaves more questions, and probably new enemies. So, it’s an almost certain thing that Nate Temple will be back later with more.
Nate’s been getting his headspace together in Fae, but there’s a lot going on back in St. Louis and elsewhere that he needs to handle—more than he even knows. And the clock is ticking, with Time itself becoming problematic.
Shayne Silvers’ imagery, reflective passages and delivery of the feels are better than ever, making me wish for another 2, 3, 4 hundred pages. And because the timeline of Knightmare overlaps with Black Sheep (of the Feathers and Fire series), we’re treated to a pair of critical scenes from BS, this time from Nate’s perspective rather than Callie’s. Who even does that? It’s wonderful!
As always, every question answered spawns two new ones, but you can feel the puzzle pieces shifting, realigning—tantalizing. Waiting for the next book Just. Keeps. Getting. Harder.
In the beginning, Nate is struggling with truths about himself that forces him to question everything he thought he knew; his parents, his upbringing, his value and his friends. After dealing with a deep loss, he must resolve his soul because there is no other choice.
Silvers has created this character named Nate with depth and strength. Nate is someone you can relate to in many ways; despite his being a wizard with powers unheard of. Nate is someone you want to talk to for at least a day. But, as a reader, all we need to do is open our minds to incredible storytelling.
In Knightmare, Nate goes from his solitary time on his mountain to saving his friends during a time of crisis. Yes, as in all of Silvers’ books, it is filled with the supernatural elements as well as action and suspense. But, it is also filled with underlying truths about ourselves in life, friends and family. Everyone can pick up the pieces of life difficulties and live; move on to achieving the impossible and find happiness.
I have called Shayne Silvers a brilliant writer many times but how can you rate a brilliant writer who surpasses his own brilliance? Silvers is clearly my favorite author and if you haven’t discovered this master of storytelling, you are missing out on life. Join me in walking into Shayne’s imagination and discovering this amazing world of the TempleVerse.
Top reviews from other countries
If you thought Horseman was amazing, if you thought the step-up in mayhem to Legend levels was impressive, the exponentially huge difference to Knightmare levels can be broken down to 4 simple words........
Well that escalated quickly!!😉
Prepare to have your feels scrambled, your mind frappéd and your sensibilities spun. If you thought you'd seen a lot...
You ain't seen nuthin' yet!