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Brimstone Kiss: Phantom Queen Book 10 - A Temple Verse Series (The Phantom Queen Diaries) Kindle Edition
No one told Quinn there was a cover charge to enter Hell—or that Valhalla didn't allow bar tabs.
Thanks to a witchy homebrew, Quinn MacKenna—part-time goddess, full-time troublemaker—has slipped past death’s door to rekindle an old flame and snuff out an old friend.
But in order to do that, Quinn will need allies, be they an alcoholic ferryman, a deadly Horseman, or some of the most feared and respected gods this side of the afterlife.
In a do or die effort to track down her old nemesis, Quinn must first expose dark truths, strike a bargain with Hades himself, and journey to a realm fraught with bloodshed and brimming with booze. The sort of place only a warrior could love—or a scrappy redhead from Boston.
Quinn quickly becomes immersed in all manner of schemes and intrigues that threaten to distract her from her goals—like starting a bar fight in Valhalla, or flying with the Valkyries, or surviving the mists of Niflheim with the power of a stolen kiss. Quinn’s devil may care attitude will lead her down a brimstone path paved with good intentions, reminding her that, sometimes, you have to be willing to lose everything if you want to find anything.
Especially if that thing happens to be a mythical city littered with ancient treasures.
In the end, Quinn will have no choice but to wallow in the past or embrace her future as her toughest crucible threatens to become her greatest failure. Will she emerge victorious, or will she remain doomed to wander the beyond for all eternity?
Come hell or high water, there’s only one way to find out.
If you like Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, Steve McHugh, Michael Anderle, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Shannon Mayer, or K.F. Breene, you won't be able to put down the highly addictive Phantom Queen Diaries or anything else in the Temple Verse.
“Shayne Silvers, Jim Butcher, and Kevin Hearne are easily my favorite Urban Fantasy Authors. In that order.” — Michael Anderle, Amazon Top 25 Bestselling Author
More than 1m copies downloaded and thousands of five-star reviews. Available in digital, print, and audiobook formats.
What Amazon readers are saying:
★★★★★ ‘His foul-mouthed unicorn murders rainbows!’
★★★★★ ‘Move over Dresden!’
★★★★★ ‘The Temple Verse HAS to be picked up by Netflix soon.’
★★★★★ ‘Silvers could write a grocery list on a dirty napkin and make it an international bestseller.’
★★★★★ ‘I went from crying my eyes out to laughing uncontrollably, repeatedly.’
★★★★★ ‘It’s like the characters walked off the page, joined me at the bar, and bought me a drink.’
★★★★★ ‘I am astounded as to how the author keeps the story fresh and exciting.’
★★★★★ ‘I usually see plot twists a mile away. Shayne has proven me wrong. Every time.’
★★★★★ ‘Best books I’ve read in thirty years.’
★★★★★ ‘His intense actions scenes let you see the fangs and claws, hear the gunshots, feel the magic, and smell the fear.’
★★★★★ ‘Everything you thought you knew about vampires, shifters, dragons, wizards, fairies and gods is flat wrong.’
★★★★★ ‘Publishers who didn’t snap up this series are missing out on a gold mine.’
Silvers has pleasured over one million readers with the Temple Universe. Now it's your turn for a little pleasuring...
- ASIN : B085W89M55
- Publisher : Argento Publishing (March 12, 2020)
- Publication date : March 12, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 2584 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 278 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1947709380
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #73,981 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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First and foremost, the book does thankfully deliver in spades with the climax of the story arc that has been building for several of Quinn's latest books. Book nine, Hurricane, felt very much the cliffhanger with its ending and the way the story works here, I can definitely see it being too big for a single volume to encompass. It did feel however like Hurricane lost a bit of its gale force winds towards the end with such a cut-off.
Continuing Quinn's journey not only through more unearthly realms but sussing out her own personal growth, she encounters more big power-players in the Templeverse, and even without taking the other two books of this "trilogy" of releases into account, its obviously reaching a benchmark in terms of the over-arching plot for the universe as a whole. Alliances are being made, and thus seeds of betrayal also sown, and in the middle of it all, Quinn MacKenna is still struggling to figure out her place in it all.
We're given some follow-up and even some closure on a fair few loose ends for Quinn looping all the way back to the beginning of her series, and more hints of foreshadowing of her coming role in the grand scheme of things. O'Connell is steadily making his own waves in Silvers' Templeverse with his use of characters and building of secondary aspects of lore, making the series and the universe as a whole feel more distinct and fleshed out. Quinn's character development is paced well and balanced fairly with her engagements with other significant characters, keeping you curious for more with every little glimmer of new knowledge gained about her nature and future intentions.
Overall it stands as another solid installment for Quinn's journey and continues to spark interest for more to come.
Top reviews from other countries
And now we are one step closer to the story we have all been waiting for. The culmination of Shayne Silvers and Cameron O'Connell's efforts. I can barely wait! (Oh, and do you know how hard it is not to put spoilers in a review when you have so much you want to say?)
Fantastic of you love dogs!
A strong storyline with enough twists and turns to to keep anyone entertained.
Solid addition to the series