In Shining Armor

In Shining Armor

Elliott James / Oct 21, 2020

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

  • Title: In Shining Armor
  • Author: Elliott James
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  • 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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      • Elliott James

        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 more o [...]


    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 s [...]


    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 lov [...]


    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 narra [...]


    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 [...]


    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 [...]


    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 [...]


    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 more and less contradictory at the same time.But the moral of this particular fairy tale (because the fae are always [...]


    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 cr [...]


    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 pub [...]


    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, W [...]


    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 Jo [...]


    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 more 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 na [...]


    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 [...]


    19. Still having fun with this series. I will say I like seeing more 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 more 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 could [...]


    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 Constanc [...]


    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 her [...]


    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 [...]


    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 [...]


    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 logari [...]


    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 more 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 [...]


    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 a [...]


    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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