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Hurricane: Phantom Queen Book 9 - A Temple Verse Series (The Phantom Queen Diaries) Paperback – January 30, 2020
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What’s a goddess to do?
After being lost at sea and taken prisoner by yet another denizen of the Titan realm, Quinn finds herself cold, wet, miserable, and very much alone. Until a familiar and unexpected face steps back into her life to remind her who she is—and has always—been: a fighter. Following this revelation, Quinn can only acknowledge that some journeys require circuitous routes, even if that means attaining her freedom and rushing—not to the rescue of her besieged allies—but to the mythical island of Aeaea, home to the infamous witch, Circe, where Quinn will be confronted with cryptic visions of the present and a brutal choice: to sacrifice everything she is on the altar of what she could become, or to continue stumbling around in the dark.
No matter her decision, Quinn knows she must see order restored to the Eighth Sea if she hopes to save her friends and allies. But at what price? The answer to that could cost Quinn her very humanity and will reveal stark truths about her role in the war to come. A war her father predicted and, apparently, prepared for. A war which has already begun to claim the lives of those she cares about and will likely claim many more before all is said and done.
But, before she can worry about any of that, Quinn must go to battle against her old friend and nemesis, rescue her besieged friends, and honor her end of a lopsided bargain—a task which will pit Quinn against her wildest nightmares and her darkest dreams with just one person at her side...a certain mouthy wizard from St. Louis—Nate Temple.
The waters get even murkier as Quinn gets caught in a current that draws her closer and closer to the secrets which surround Atlantis, to the gates of the Underworld and the lost souls which lie beyond, and to the mysterious figure of her father, a wizard so powerful he defied time itself.
Some people like to say that when it rains, it pours. But then they must never have met Quinn MacKenna...because in her case it’s always hurricane season.
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, Cameron O'Connell, Jim Butcher, and Kevin Hearne are easily my favorite Urban Fantasy Authors. In that order.” — Michael Anderle, Amazon Top 25 Bestselling Author
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★★★★★ ‘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.’
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- Publisher : Argento Publishing (January 30, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1947709372
- ISBN-13 : 978-1947709379
- Item Weight : 14.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.68 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,179,646 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hurricane picks up where the book, Sea Breeze, leaves off, with O’Connell vividly describing the worse nightmare Quinn has ever been in. Just reading the first chapter, I knew this would be the best book of the series yet. The writing is brilliant and the imagery is well done. O’Connell, with Silvers’ trademark snark sprinkled in, takes the reader in so many places with so many interesting characters.
The first chapter gives a taste of what was to come and a surprise that was unexpected. Finally, Quinn and Nate Temple are paired off for an adventure unlike no other. There are fireworks and fast dialogue between the two that was so much fun. Go Team Quinn.
I’m looking forward to what is next between our three leads in TempleVerse. The TempleVerse world is a place that a reader can dive into and never want to leave. It will grip your heart and soul, as well as energize your mind and emotions. Both Shayne Silvers and Cameron O’Connell have become my favorite authors easily. They have spoiled me for other writers. It makes you wonder if the “formula” writing common today is killing the literary world, as a friend recently pointed out to me. Thankfully, brilliance is kept alive with Silvers and O’Connell.
Having survived that obstacle, she is now being dragged on her own Odyssey of sorts through the Titan realm to discover who and what she really is.
That’s right – after eight books, she still isn’t sure. Every time she figures a bit of it out, something comes along that indicates everything else she had figured out was really a lie. She gains new powers, only to lose them again the next time she moves to a new realm. Or, the powers she has remain out of her proper control.
This time, she is sent to the island of Circe to supposedly learn how to control her latest set of powers. And, of course, she promptly loses all these powers while attempting to channel her inner goddess. Then it turns out she’s a goddess of Night, but loses her powers during the day.
Circe sends her back to the islands of the Laestrygonians where she must battle the zombies under the control of Jack Frost (formerly Quinn’s friend, Ryan O’Rye) and Dr. Frankenstein. Formerly I had thought that Ryan was the controlling figure of that pair, but it now appears that it may be Frankenstein who’s in charge. During a night of battle, Quinn drives them off, but it seems they have only left to attack from another quarter.
Before returning to Circe, Quinn undergoes a bizarre time trip along with Nate Temple where they revisit key scenes from each other’s lives (important scenes from previous books), and Quinn winds up saving someone important to Nate who had died, while Nate interfered in the events leading to the death of a very important person in Quinn’s life. But did these things really happen? Or was it all an illusion?
The book ends on another major cliffhanger as Quinn tries once more to outwit death in her continuing attempt to save the world and all her friends.
If you’ve enjoyed the other books, this one will be no different. (Though I’m not feeling these cliffhangers, I want to know what happens next now!)
Also, it was interesting seeing Quinn and Nate interact more. Curious to see that relationship developed in future books.
I can’t say I’m a fan of the whole book. Lots of rambling on at times, no where near any real battles like some of the previous books. I guess I miss the original Quinn, the dark arts dealer from Boston.
Quinn just keeps spinning her wheels or floating on boats, but still hasn’t a clue where she is headed or how her own “goddess ness” will change her life and those she cares about.
Now, at the end of this book, she is off once again, not knowing what future lies ahead. Death ..... or will Quinn finally find out what she is, what her true powers are and will she ever be able to go back home to Boston??
Kathy Barber Doyle - 2/14/2020
Set in the TempleVerse, the Phantom Queen Diaries is a fast-paced series. A lot of well- developed characters and world building that will make you crazy for the next book. Paranormal, mythology, fantasy.... and serious snark and smacks of reality that will leave you in book bliss for days....I recommend!
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you do you are not going to want to put it down.
Quinn is sent to Circe to find out exactly who and what she is, and to control the power
She also still has to go after The Frozen One and save the Vegiants.
This continuation of Quinn's story is fast, engrossing,and a downright amazing trip. I seriously
could not put it down.
Nothing prepared me for the wild ride that ensued. This one swept me off my feet and blew me into next week!
Shayne and Cameron are a true dynamic duo (I'll let them work out which is which!) and its left me thirsty for the next installment