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Nate Temple’s Extended Universe!
What is the Templeverse about?
The Templeverse is a fictional universe in which most of Shayne Silvers’s supernatural thrillers take place. At the center of it, there’s Nate Temple, a foul-mouthed wizard who thinks that rules are only meant to be broken. He tries to protect St. Louis from every bad supernatural creature you only hope doesn’t exist.
Two other series are composing the Templeverse. The Feathers and Fire Series is about Callie Penrose, a wizard in training who works for the Vatican Shepherds – an elite group of twelve warrior priests who travel the world smiting whatever offends them or their Good Lord.
The Phantom Queen Diaries are about Quinn MacKenna who will steal dangerous artifacts for favors.
If you like the Templeverse, you may also want to check out our guide to Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files books.
How to read the Nate Temple Books in Order?
- Fairy Tale (short story, 2017) – Grimm’s Fairy Tales is not the collection of innocent bedtime stories Nate Temple assumed, but is instead the keys to a veritable prison housing the most dangerous, bloodthirsty hitmen of the supernatural community. And now the gates are open. This young wizard must find a way to lock them back up and hide the book forever before the supernatural community at large gets annihilated.
- Obsidian Son (2012) – To do list: Cow-tip the Minotaur. Cure a reptile dysfunction. My name is Nate Temple, and I’m secretly a wizard. I ride a foul-mouthed unicorn, I drink with Achilles, and I’m pals with the Four Horsemen. I’ve even cow-tipped the Minotaur. I understand the theory of following the rules…I’m just not very good at the application. Because rules were meant to be broken.
- Blood Debts (2015) – A Wizard, an Angel, and a Horseman of the Apocalypse walk into a bar… The ancient pact between Mankind, Heaven, and Hell has been broken, and this upstart wizard’s quest for vengeance may have just kicked off Armageddon… So, time for a drink then. Maybe two…
- Grimm (2016) – Assassination contracts have a way of putting engagement plans on hold. Perhaps permanently, because the bloodthirsty Brothers Grimm take their work seriously, and it’s hard to have a wedding without a groom. No wonder guys are terrified of proposing…
- Silver Tongue (2016) – Nate Temple never thought he’d find himself at a crossroads, a pawn in a deadly game that he hadn’t known existed, willing to sell his soul to save the life of someone he loved… That’s when he learned true fear, because the world he thought he knew was all just smoke and mirrors…
- Beast Master (2017) – What do you do for Thanksgiving Dinner when your guests are Death, an Angel, and a slew of other monsters? You have a nerf gun war, of course… But the Queens of Fae want to crash his party. And the Beast Master is abducting shifter children for a Monster Circus.
- Tiny Gods (2017) – Power is patient, power is kind… No, wait. That’s not right. Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely… Just ask Nate’s ex-fiancée. It’s almost this wizard’s birthday, so, he can cry if he wants to. That is, if he lives to see it… Because a lot of people want him dead: his fiancée, his long-lost ancestor, the good wizards, the dark wizards, and… Look, it’s easier to list who doesn’t want to kill him.
- Daddy Duty (short story, 2017) – Two teenaged weredragons. Two terrible dads. A Johnson Beaver concert. A nest of vampires… Nate Temple and his pal Alucard just want a little peace and quiet after the events of TINY GODS, but it just isn’t in the cards for them.
- Wild Side (2017) – To become a Godkiller you have to awaken the monster inside you… With a Greek God breathing down his neck, Nate needs to get in touch with that savage, more primitive version of himself – by visiting the land of the Fae. Because some mornings it’s easier to drink your coffee, have a light breakfast, and just accept the fact that today’s the day you kill a god…
- War Hammer (2017) – Two old dudes want to kill me, and one of them is my ancestor. Now, I’ve taken down a Greek God, work a Horseman’s Mask, and I ride a homicidal unicorn, so you would think this is just a walk in the park. But when I find out my whole childhood has been a lie and that my birth might have been the coin toss for the Apocalypse Olympics… shit goes downhill fast…
- Nine Souls (2018) – Nate Temple has an appointment in Hell. One he can’t reschedule… After recent events, Nate took some much-deserved time off for a little rest and relaxation. But when he finally returns home to attend what should have been a celebration of love, he finds insidious fear infecting the streets of St. Louis. Paranoia. Chaos. Anarchy. It seems every supernatural family in town is sick and tired of Nate and wants to put him in his place. The worst part…all his friends seem to agree.
- Horseman (2018) – Nate Temple’s going to need to beg, borrow, and steal every scrap of power he can find to stand a snowball’s chance in hell against Mordred and what the notorious traitor has in store for St. Louis. Because Mordred has been planning this moment his entire afterlife, from that dark empty cell in Hell, and will stop at nothing to get his father’s old heirlooms back. A certain Round Table and a sword. Only then can his master plan truly begin… The world needs a Fifth Horseman. Whether they want it or not… Whether they can survive it or not…
- Legend (2018) – Some stories are safer left untold…too bad the storytellers can’t help but whisper them over campfires when they think they’re safe with friends. Because all manner of things listen over dancing flames…Nate Temple has holes in his soul, both imagined and real…
- Knightmare (2019) – Nate Temple must die. Mordred has returned, and he will stop at nothing to utterly destroy everything his father ever created—burning the Arthurian Legend from the history books for good. He’s already defeated Nate Temple once, corrupting the fabled Knights of the Round Table into darker, nigh-invincible, merciless, killing machines—Knightmares.
- Ascension (2019) – There are consequences to killing a god… Despite his recent victories, Nate Temple’s problems are only just beginning. Although it had been necessary, killing the most infamous of the Norse gods has consequences, and no one knows petty vengeance like the Aesir. Especially with Odin’s legendary spear mysteriously missing.
- Carnage (2020) – Nate Temple has been abducted by Zeus and is thrown into the middle of an Olympian family feud that could very well kick off the Omega War all by itself. He will need every ally and every tool at his disposal to have a chance at surviving. The only problem is that none of those allies have any idea where he is, but they’re scouring the world to find him. Before it’s too late.
- Savage (2021) – Boys want attention. Men want respect. Legends…just don’t care. With St. Louis under martial law, the gods scheming and plotting to assassinate the Horseman of Hope, and Camelot under the threat of war, Nate Temple is about to fully embrace the savage within, and venture deep into the heart of Fae to uncover a secret plot that just might change Nate forever…
- Dark Horse (2022) – Rage, rage against the dying of the light In the stygian darkness beneath his ancestral mausoleum, Nate sets out to explore the shadowed history of his infamous Temple ancestors. And to brutally destroy a poisonous weed threatening to strangle his family tree.
The Feathers and Fire Series in Order
- Unchained (2017) – Meet Callie Penrose. Is she Heaven’s Devil, or Hell’s Angel? Callie is a middle-class, Midwest American girl. And a wizard in training. She works for Roland, a member of the Vatican Shepherds – an elite group of twelve warrior priests who travel the world smiting whatever offends them or their Good Lord. One problem. Callie isn’t a huge fan of churches… Not even a minor fan, really.
- Rage (2017) – Hell hath no fury like Callie Penrose… Ever since Callie killed a demon a few weeks ago, Kansas City’s been eerily quiet. But she soon learns it’s just the calm before the storm.
- Whispers (2018) – Callie Penrose is headed to the Vatican to meet the priests. But there’s been a murder, and she soon learns that the only way to fix the Vatican is to break them entirely. And the Whispers she’s hearing have absolutely no problem with that plan…
- Angel’s Roar (2018) – Callie Penrose returns home to Kansas City to find new gangs of supernaturals roving the streets, preying on the innocent while the local factions do nothing. Although not unified, everyone seems to agree on one point… Callie Penrose must die.
- Sinner (2018) – Callie Penrose is struggling to find her special purpose in life. Rather than allying with any of the powerful supernatural groups begging to sign her up—the Vatican, the vampires, the shifters, or the Armies of both Heaven and Hell—Callie has been picking fights with all of them.
- Black Sheep (2019) – The White Rose is dead. Long live the White Rose. – Callie Penrose returns home to find a year has passed, and that everyone believes her long dead. Roland Haviar, once her mentor and now a Master Vampire, has become a bloodthirsty tyrant, fulfilling his vow to bathe the City of Fountains in blood until he avenges her death. And the Vatican Shepherds, once his brothers, stand in his way.
- Godless (2019) – Callie Penrose is back to murder vampires and chew bubblegum. And she’s all out of bubblegum. Callie has had a rough few days. Five minutes after discovering she had a Godfather, she learned that the future of the world depended on the two of them taking an immediate road trip. To Castle Dracula—a place even the supernatural community believed to be an urban myth, dead and abandoned long ago when Dracula had perished at the hands of Van Helsing, Mina, and Jonathan Harker.
- Anghellic (2020) – Callie Penrose has taken over Castle Dracula all for herself, finally feeling like she has time to take a breath and relax. Until she learns that her new real estate acquisition comes with a few unsavory job perks, Nate Temple has been abducted, and Darling and Dear—the mysterious Armorers of the Apocalypse—have been hiding much more than even she suspected. Callie learns that the only way she’s going to get some answers and find Nate Temple before it’s too late is to round up the other Horsemen and put on her own Mask of Despair…and scare the living hell out of absolutely everyone.
- Trinity (2020) – War is coming to the City of Fountains. The Four Legendary Creatures are free, the Seven Sins are running wild, the vampires are getting thirsty, and the Vatican is ready to enter the front lines. And Callie Penrose is at the heart of it all. The Horsewoman of Despair flicked the first domino, and the consequences are echoing throughout the various halls of power in all corners of the world. As the streets of Kansas City threaten to become raging rivers of blood, one of those closest to Callie is kidnapped, and she is forced to choose between her heart and the people who depend on her to keep them safe.
- Halo Breaker (2021) – The White Rose marches for war. The angels will weep, the devils will cry, and mankind may die. Callie Penrose wields the Spear of Destiny and wears Envy’s Halo—the corrupting power of darkness balanced by the legendary blade of light. Both fight for dominance of the White Rose, but which force will win? Her best friend, Claire, has been abducted or killed, and her only surviving family has been ritualistically murdered to hide the truth of the Divines and the Sev’n Most Sinist’r.
- Angel Dust (2021) – Ashes, ashes… They all fall down. Silvers has pleasured over one million readers with the Temple Universe. Now it’s your turn for a little pleasuring…
The Phantom Queen Diaries in Order
(Written with Cameron O’Connell)
- Whiskey Ginger (2018) – Everything was going fine for Quinn MacKenna… until she accidentally stole from Nate Temple. Meet Quinn MacKenna, a black magic arms dealer from the mean streets of Boston. She knows how to drink, fight, and steal dangerous magical artifacts – but not for money. For favors. Because all her life she’s wanted only one thing – a secret so dangerous and well-guarded that no one will give it up.
- Cosmopolitan (2018) – It’s time for Quinn MacKenna to pay off a debt – to Nate Temple. And New York City will never be the same… Maybe it’s time Quinn finds some allies from St. Louis. Or the Brooklyn Bridge may just become a memory… Along with Quinn.
- Old Fashioned (2018) – Welcome to Boston, where all your nightmares come to life… To the tune of a Christmas jingle. Stay in bed, and whatever you do, don’t answer your freaking door. Otherwise, you might find yourself roped into a murder investigation with a psychopath attempting to rewrite the Twelve Days of Christmas as a holiday homicide special, asked to rescue a former international spy, forced to dodge bullets with a Valkyrie, or to take on a power-hungry Fae intent on freezing everything he touches.
- Dark and Stormy (2018) – Quinn MacKenna finally gets what she’s always wanted—a Fae-Cation. But now Boston faces annihilation. A bloody murder spree in the Land of the Fae with her vampire bestie should have been all fun and games for Quinn… that is, until she finally learns the stunning truth about her past and the decision she was born to make — a decision which threatens to bring her world to a screeching halt.
- Moscow Mule (2018) – Quinn MacKenna is on the warpath to save her bartender. Bear-tender…whatever. And it might just break Russia. In every person’s life there comes a point where well-meaning people mutter empty Hallmark Card platitudes like “it’s all downhill from here,” or “the only way to go now is up.” For Quinn, black magic arms dealer and potential Fae royalty, that time is now.
- Witches Brew (2018) – Fae are missing all over Boston, and apparently, no one else is suicidal enough to look into it. Good thing Quinn MacKenna—black magic arms dealer and Fae half-breed—has been searching for a way to earn back some of Boston’s goodwill after almost destroying the city…twice. Besides, favors for the Fae usually pay dividends if you play your cards right… Double, double, toil and trouble… This little oath-breaker is in big, big trouble.
- Salty Dog (2019) – Abductions rarely go as planned…but this is just ridiculous Torn from the Faeling Games on the beaches of Scotland, Quinn MacKenna suddenly finds herself doggie-paddling in a turbulent sea of blood with no land in sight. It’s a dog eat dog world out there…
- Sea Breeze (2019) – It’s all hands on deck—monsters, sea-dogs, and scallywags—as Quinn MacKenna strives to save who can be saved and beat those who must be beaten. With new powers at her disposal and an ill-matched crew to manage, it will be up to her to navigate these troubled waters. Odysseus may as well have taken a leisure cruise back from Troy compared to Quinn’s fatally fateful voyage. Quinn will have to bring enough rum to get a Cyclops drunk. Or die trying. Because it’s awfully hard to steer when gods are rocking the boat. And the world desperately needs her to come back home.
- Hurricane (2020) – 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.
- Brimstone Kiss (2020) – No one told Quinn MacKenna 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.
- Moonshine (2020) – Witches and werewolves and rednecks, oh my! After surviving one Hell of a journey, Quinn MacKenna—black magic arms dealer turned demigoddess—was really looking forward to spending some quality time with friends. And maybe a beer. Unfortunately time is the only thing Quinn doesn’t have, and all her friends are either missing, in hiding, or imprisoned—including her favorite bartender. Then again, after being gone a year and six months without sending so much as a postcard, what should she expect?
- Yuletide Punch (2021) – Tis the season…for slaying Fresh off a disturbingly long absence for which she has no explanation or recollection, Quinn MacKenna—reformed Catholic, semi-retired arms dealer, and borderline alcoholic—is busy enjoying the Nordic idea of an afterparty before becoming quickly embroiled in a bitter power struggle coinciding with the advent of the Yuletide season. The issue at hand: the future of the Norse pantheon and its role in the mysterious Omega War to come. The participants: Odin, the All-father and leader of the Aesir, against his younger brothers, Vili and Vé.
The Templeverse in Chronological Order
- Last Call (a TempleVerse Anthology)
- Fairy Tale (a Nate Temple Short Story)
- Obsidian Son (Nate Temple)
- Blood Debts (Nate Temple)
- Grimm (Nate Temple)
- Silver Tongue (Nate Temple)
- Beast Master (Nate Temple)
- Tiny Gods (Nate Temple)
- Daddy Duty (a Nate Temple Short Story)
- Unchained (Feathers and Fire)
- Rage (Feathers and Fire)
- Wild Side (Nate Temple)
- War Hammer (Nate Temple)
- Whispers (Feathers and Fire)
- Whiskey Ginger (Phantom Queen Diaries)
- Nine Souls (Nate Temple)
- Cosmopolitan (Phantom Queen Diaries)
- Angel’s Roar (Feathers and Fire)
- Old Fashioned (Phantom Queen Diaries)
- Dark and Stormy (Phantom Queen Diaries)
- Horseman (Nate Temple)
- Moscow Mule (Phantom Queen Diaries)
- Sinner (Feathers and Fire)
- Witches Brew (Phantom Queen Diaries)
- Legend (Nate Temple)
- Salty Dog (Phantom Queen Diaries)
- Black Sheep (Feathers and Fire)
- Godless (Feathers and Fire)
- Knightmare (Nate Temple)
- Ascension (Nate Temple)
- Sea Breeze (Phantom Queen Diaries)
- Hurricane (Phantom Queen Diaries)
- Brimstone Kiss (Phantom Queen Diaries)
- Carnage (Nate Temple)
- Anghellic (Feathers and Fire)
- Moonshine (Phantom Queen Diaries)
- Trinity (Feathers and Fire)
- Halo Breaker (Feathers and Fire)
- Angel Dust (Feathers and Fire)
- Savage (Nate Temple)
- Dark Horse (Nate Temple)
- Yuletide Punch (Phantom Queen Diaries)
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