Book Review: Obsidian Son by Shayne Silvers

Reviewed: June 2nd, 2022
Released: October 8th, 2012
Genre: Urban Fantasy

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.

Especially when I find out a monster just murdered my parents. Now all I can hear is the sweet, soothing song of vengeance in my ears, playing on repeat.

But when shifter dragons come to town, I’m forced to step away from hunting down the scumbag murderer. Because I know the cure for a reptile dysfunction, and the dragons aren’t going to like it.

This fight soon opens up Pandora’s Box, and suddenly every flavor of supernatural thug is after me. The only way out of it—to save my city—is to murder my best friend.

I didn’t want, ask for, or start any of this. But I will finish it. It’s time I show St. Louis that magic is very, very real. And that an angry wizard is truly something to see—at least once in your life.

You know, right before he puts you and everyone you’ve ever met in the grave…

Helen’s thoughts: 3/5

I must admit I wasn’t too sure about this book to begin with. It seemed to jump about all over the place, and I didn’t particularly like the arrogant wizard, but he does grow on you.

By the end he was more sympathetic as he grapples with his parents murder and his growing powers. The tongue in cheek attitude and repartee rattles of the page, and Nate finds himself in more dangerous situations in a short few days than you would think. He does wreak destructive havoc wherever he goes. How he thinks his being a wizard could ever be a secret is beyond me.

I enjoyed all the mythical beings, especially Grimm and cow tipping the minotaur was hilarious! I wasn’t so keen on the fact that it’s always the women who are naked, never the men, unless it’s the result of a shift, and even then it was only the werewolf. Even the female dragons were the only ones ever referenced as naked, never the male.

All in all, I don’t think this series is for me, though I may try his Feathers and Fire series. I preferred Benedict Jacka’s Alex Verus series if I’m honest.

About the author:

Shayne is a man of mystery and power, whose power is exceeded only by his mystery…

He writes the Amazon Bestselling Feathers and Fire Series about a rookie spell-slinger named Callie Penrose who works for the Vatican in Kansas City. Her problem? Hell seems to know more about her past than she does.

He also writes the Amazon Bestselling Nate Temple Series, which features a foul-mouthed wizard from St. Louis. He rides a bloodthirsty unicorn, drinks with Achilles, and is pals with the Four Horsemen. Both series take place in the same universe, because it’s fun.

Shayne holds two high-ranking black belts, and can be found writing in a coffee shop, cackling madly into his computer screen while pounding shots of espresso. He’s hard at work on the latest books in his shared TempleVerse, as well as a few new projects that will blow readers’ mind-holes…

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