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Moscow Mule: Phantom Queen Book 5 - A Temple Verse Series (The Phantom Queen Diaries) Kindle Edition
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Phantom Queen Diaries - Ongoing
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- ASIN : B07J4HG9FN
- Publisher : Argento Publishing, LLC (October 7, 2018)
- Publication date : October 7, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 2693 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 240 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #89,366 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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On one hand, Quinn herself gets a lot more introspective with this book. Her powers as she knew them before are gone, instead of being a walking magic-nullifier she's instead now sporting a host of powers and abilities from her awakened Fae lineage that she has little to no grasp on, right in the middle of yet another tumultuous incident. This time however it is much more localized, involving only a set few friends and allies rather than yet another doomsday scenario, and the smaller focus and differed pacing allow this introspection to work in a few good steps of character development for Quinn in quick order.
The offset to this however is that the action set-pieces are much more.... well a good word for them is strained. While Quinn has always been fond of various firepower to do her job for her, the balance between gunplay and using her new powers is noticeably uneven, perhaps in an effort to show she's still struggling to get full control and understanding of what she can do. By itself this wouldn't be a huge issue, hardly even a nitpick, but the extent of how it flip-flops in her fighting and thus changes the pacing of how the rest of the fighting goes on around her makes it all read very roughly. Whereas her previous fights flowed very well and kept up a swift but not overly hurried pace, the fights here feel very disjointed and cobbled together. This is rather obvious as some of the spots of dialogue/character interaction during some of the fights feel like they were cut out completely away from the rest of the fighting going on all around them.
Overall it is still a strong contender amongst the books so far, but it does indeed feel like the first notable hitch in the road for Quinn Mackenna's story. The character development and engagement with a lot of the other characters does help it along though and still inspires the reader to want to see what comes next, as usual.
The story moves smoothly, with all sorts of nasty creatures as well as vampires, werebears, FBI agents, gods, immortals, seers, conjures, shifters, witches, freaks and humans.
Lots and lots of action, deception, treachery, death, surprises, kindness, sacrifices and a great ending. Lots of special situations throughout the story, helping the reader to better get to know Quinn and her past and what she might have to deal with in the future! A fabulous addition to the Templeverse book stories. Amazing writing, characters and story line that continues to get better with each new addition to the series.
Kathy Barber Doyle - 10/30/2018
While we do ultimately wrap up the bear segment of our adventures, it opens up new questions for Quinn in regards to Othello and her interesting relationship with "Hemingway". And of course while all this is happening, Quinn still just wants a nap.
This outing shows more development in how Cameron and Shayne are intertwining characters between the series by further developing Othello (primarily from the Temple series) with more back story, emotions, and overall relevance to the plot than we've seen from her in a while. They are truly making these characters cross functional which is just improving the enjoyment for the readers.
Top reviews from other countries
Quinn's story can be read as a stand alone series or as part of the Templeverse Set...with Nate & Callie....