I can never wait for the next Jane Yellowrock novel once I’m done with one. Alas, writers never write fast enough for my satisfaction… But that just means that I get to re-read these fabulous books over and over! 😉
Oh, Jane. After the mess that was Death’s Rival, she’s pretty down in the dumps. So much so that she starts to worry the Younger brothers – Eli, her scarily capable weapons procurer and expert, and Alex, his computer-whiz brother.
Then she gets a call from the Master of Natchez, who has a Naturaleza problem – which turns out to be way more than just a Naturaleza problem. Of course, nothing Jane gets involved in is ever as simple as it seems. This one should be: find and kill the rogue vamps. But Jane’s not happy with Leo. And Leo’s not happy with Hieronymus. So Jane’s thumbing her nose at Leo when she accepts the Master of Natchez’s assignment to get rid of the Naturaleza. And it turns out that somebody is trying to create a super-vamp using witches. But who? Jane must race against time to find out, before a childhood acquaintance dies…
If icky politics weren’t enough to sour a girl’s day, Ricky-Bo shows up to lend a hand with his PSYLED team. And then Bruiser does too, as free a man as a blood servant can be. Be still, my beating heart…
But it’s not all love and heartache, or witches and vampires and devoveo. We learn more about Jane’s childhood, and what makes her tick. Best of all, we watch Jane grow, which is the second reason I always recommend this series. The first? Because she is a fabulously kick-ass heroine who’s never afraid to do what she thinks is right, no matter the consequences.
Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock series is a must-read for any urban fantasy fan. Start with Skinwalker!
drey’s rating: Excellent!
Have you read Blood Trade? What did you think?