In Shining Armor

In Shining Armor This fairy godmother s got claws When someone kidnaps the last surviving descendant of the Grandmaster of the Knights Templar it s bad news When the baby is the key to the tenuous alliance between a

This fairy godmother s got claws When someone kidnaps the last surviving descendant of the Grandmaster of the Knights Templar, it s bad news When the baby is the key to the tenuous alliance between a large werewolf pack and the knights, it s even worse news They re at each other s throats before they ve even begun to look for baby Constance But whoever kidnappedThis fairy godmother s got claws When someone kidnaps the last surviving descendant of the Grandmaster of the Knights Templar, it s bad news When the baby is the key to the tenuous alliance between a large werewolf pack and the knights, it s even worse news They re at each other s throats before they ve even begun to look for baby Constance But whoever kidnapped Constance didn t count on one thing she s also the goddaughter of John Charming Modern day descendant of a long line of famous dragon slayers, witch finders, and wrong righters John may not have any experience being a parent, but someone is about to find out that he can be one mean motherIN SHINING ARMOR is the fourth novel in a series which gives a new twist to the Prince Charming tale The first three novels are Charming, Daring, Fearless.

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In Shining Armor

  1. An army brat and gypsy scholar, ELLIOTT JAMES is currently living in the blueridge mountains of southwest Virginia An avid reader since the age of three or that s what his family swears anyhow , he has an abiding interest in mythology, martial arts, live music, hiking, and used bookstores.

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  1. John Charming is, well pretty charming I like his attitude, snark and I really enjoy the dialogue in the books I enjoy the romantic interest Sig and how it took a little time for them to get to the together part of them The only thing the reduces my enjoyment of this series is the amount of fighting I hate to say it because it totally makes me sound all girly but there is a lot of fighting in this book and sometimes that is just boring to me that is really the only reason that this is of a 3.5 [...]

  2. Reviewed by Rabid Reads.As a whole, this series has been a fun read the hero is charismatic, Elliott James is a fellow geek, and there s werewolves Those points aside, I m at a loss at to what the underlying story arc is that ties the four books together other than the animosity between the Knights Templar and the pack which in and of itself isn t a big enough driving force IMO I like that each installment can stand on its own, but I m a big picture kind of girl, and I just don t see what John C [...]

  3. 4 1 2 but I didn t stop once I started A really good read All the characters and new character are great and the set up of someone trying to set the werewolves against the knights right when they have a fragile alliance Then we find that every step seems to be known ahead of time Is it precognitive or a traitor among them I loved the characters interactions and the storyline Just a little issue with the relationship between Sig and John as she always seems so stand offish So really am loving the [...]

  4. This continues to be a strong and enjoyable series A little background John Charming was born into an ancient line of knights who are geas bound to continue to hide the presence of magic and the paranormal and who traditionally view the paranormal as evil and anathema When John, through an incident prior to his birth, manifests as a werewolf, he flees the Order and tries his best to blend in with humans His sarcastic and often self deprecating wit add a lot of humor to the first person narrative [...]

  5. My problem with this series is that I really like John but I don t like Sig the love interest and any of the sidekicks I feel there s enough meat for a series here him belonging to two different groups which were sort of enemies without having John belonging to a THIRD group of uninteresting people who happen to hunt monsters I felt lost through half of In Shining Armor like I really didn t know where the story was going There were just too many weird monsters, so after a while, I totally forgot [...]

  6. This review was originally posted at The Book Nympho I love John Charming He s funny, smart, badass and even a faithful lover Pax Arcana series is always humorous which is amazing The chapter titles in In Shining Armor are great I was giggling away over them This is a world with a wide variety of supernatural characters These are not your typical supes They are built with a broad imagination and various mythologies John is not typical, not even close But heroes are often unique with a special so [...]

  7. I have been waiting a looong time for this book, because of not wanting to read it before having it read to me by Roger Wayne.And now it is over And I do not quite know how I feel about that Probably slightly shell shocked It is too early for me to say if I like this book as much as the others But I know I liked it And there are some scenes so perfect I wish I could talk to someone who understands So This is the fourth In the series Vol one I will always love because it introduced me to John and [...]

  8. Originally published at Reading RealityActually, John Charming is a knight in rather tarnished and bloodstained armor It also seems to be covered in slime and shit all too frequently But he s still a knight, even if he is also a werewolf And based on his adventures in his first three books, Charming, Daringand Fearless, that contradiction he embodies seems to be getting both and less contradictory at the same time.But the moral of this particular fairy tale because the fae are always in the bac [...]

  9. So I pre ordered this book and then waited eight months to read it Someone is trying to upset the fledgling alliance between the knights and the werewolf pack by kidnapping the last surviving descendant of the Grandmaster of the Knights Templar and making suspicion rest on the werewolf who was supposed to be guarding the baby As the godfather of the baby, John Charming is called in and soon finds out that things are not what they seem Soon John and Sig are knee deep in factions, otherworld creat [...]

  10. Mini Review A fun ride full of suspense, action and mystery This was not my favorite narration by Roger Wayne but he is still the best voice of John Charming to me I m not sure if I will dive into the next book because the audiobook for it is not available but I am super curious to see how the new plot points will bear fruit Twisty, sardonic and interesting slant on Fae origins I loved it I just have to decide if I want to tear into the next book right now or wait for another book to be publishe [...]

  11. Hmmm I m a little confused Was this book shorter than the previous three Granted it was still full of creature features, but it seemed that the plot was over before it started.Anyone who enjoys Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearn, or Seanan McGuire should check this series out It s definately worth the time.

  12. The Knights and Round Table werewolves are trying to solidify their alliance When John s goddaughter is kidnapped, that tentative alliance frays even further John and Sig are called to help find her What they find can only mean that there is a traitor But, is the traitor a Knight or a Wolf These books just keep getting better

  13. I really enjoy this series In Shining Armor, book four, is just as intriguing, funny, witty and entertaining as the other three books Definitely not a stand alone book though The writing, dialogue, characters, and plot are memorable and well done Besides the witty writing and dialogue, there are the chapter titles that are the punchline that always has me piecing together the joke Love it Examples The Truth, The Hole In The Truth, And Something Like The Truth So We Weren t Dead, We Were Just In [...]

  14. Pax Arcana 4This story picks up plot threads from Book 2 The baby John agreed to become a godfather to along with Ben Lafontaine finally has a name Constance Still not buying the romance between John and Sig He s stupidly besotted for a man of his age over a woman who is determined to know everything about him because she s selfishly nosy and can t appreciate necessary secrets which aren t fully his to tell She spends a lot of her screen time basically being hypocritically annoyed with John Seri [...]

  15. I love John CharmingElliot pulls you in and takes you on this rollercoaster ride that has you laughing and loving all the action and character by play Just know if you love Butcher s Dresden, you will love Charming too.

  16. better and better each book gets I expect soon to see one of the future books in Hardcover at this rate I would love to have the e books all in one book for the shelf.

  17. I would probably give this 4.5 stars if that was an option, but since it s not I m rounding up It s on that side of the half The reason for the lower than stellar yet still quite good rating is because I really, really enjoyed the book I liked getting to see of the characters were already knew, and meeting new ones as well What I didn t like was the too easy healing from massive wounds Yes, that is part of being a werewolf And yes, I know that we tend to skip over time in which the narrative ch [...]

  18. Believe it or not I m getting tired of urban fantasy you go to the Sci Fi Fantasy section of your local bookstore and it seems like 3 4 of the selection is taken up with urban fantasy novels Having said that, some of my favourite authors write in this genre Butcher, Aaronovitch, and Jacka to name my favourites have all taken the core conceit and done something interesting with it If I was to create a hierarchy, however, this series would definitely be on the second highest tier and quickly clawi [...]

  19. Still having fun with this series I will say I like seeing of Sig s powers, and she won me over with that Jiminy Bitchit line.

  20. In a word Relieved.I really liked the first book in this series, but the second book was just okay and the third was so frustratingly subpar that I started to wonder if this was really a sustainable concept for than a book or two.So I was greatly relieved by Book 4, which is actually outstanding Finally, we have a continued plot that seems to be going somewhere, a welcome surprise after Book 3, which gave the impression that the author was really writing a series of one offs that he couldn t ad [...]

  21. This book was an engrossing tale of magical beings, werewolves and the Knights Templar Since I m a huge fan of the supernatural genre, this book was immediately interesting to me The main character, John Charming, and his girlfriend Sig barrel along getting into on scrape after another It s a very good thing John can regenerate and Sig is a Valkyrie because they get injured while fighting a lot John is a werewolf and a Knight so he has a unique position to fill When his goddaughter Constance is [...]

  22. I love this series for many reasons One being that the lore mythology creatures that James uses to draw his characters from is unique in the fact that a lot of authors won t touch unknown mythologies and stick to the well known ones How many other stories that you ve read take beings from geographically different regions and mush them together to create a cohesive and interesting story Folklore from the Philippines, Ireland, and old European myths are just a few of the ones James used here.John [...]

  23. Ok, NOW you should go read this series I mentioned how good the first book was, but then I shut up because I d made a strategic error I blasted through the first three books and had to wait TWO WEEKS for the fourth to come out Now two months, which is long enough to move on and read a different series, and not two days, which is short enough to complain and wait Two weeks It was tough But now there are four complete novels and quite a few shorts novellas, which I haven t gotten around to yet If [...]

  24. John Charming is a hero worth your time in reading every word in every book and crying like a baby when you have to wait so long for the next one to come out In this one, his goddaughter is kidnapped and finding her sets loose a chain of events that leads to drugs that give future visions, banshees, traitors, double agents, skinwalkers and portals to other dimensions Even the chapter heading were hilarious I love these and can t hardly put them down The author keeps raising the stakes until John [...]

  25. I adore this series Normally, I am not someone regulated by admirable impulse control New book Series I love Buying it as soon as possible is a matter of manifest destiny But, the print release of In Shining Armor didn t coincide with an audiobook release Worried queries by other audience members weren t getting much of a response as I searched from site to site Tantor Audio released it mid November 2016, six months after Orbit published the book in late April 2016 I adore it to a logarithmic de [...]

  26. Wow What a ride So much becomes clear in this book The big bad in this novel is really bad The author plays fair and all the signs are there in retrospect, but I didn t see it coming One of the things I really enjoy about this series is the incorporation of mythology I was familiar with the creatures this time last time it was Japanese mythology , but since the myth is integral to the plot, that s all I ll say on that matter.You really need all of the background of the other novels for this one [...]

  27. John Charming is so charming also smart, sarcastic, funny, tough clever and competent He is one of my favorite book characters He is probably my favorite male character He is just awesome His best characteristics are his extensive knowledge of all things paranormal and arcane, his sword and fighting skills and his smart mouth Oh he also thinks quick lyrics on his feet He isn t annoyingly perfect though he makes mistakes just not stupid ones like most book characters I read.This is book 4 and I r [...]

  28. Another great addition to the series I love the way the characters keep growing and developing and I m glad Molly wasn t forced into this novel and given some crazy healing considering what she s been through last novel I love that Sig and John s relationship at least for now is almost drama free and I hope it remains that way I like them together very much.Looking forward to reading the next one

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