Jane Yellowrock has her hands full in the latest novel in the New York Times best-selling series that captures "the essence of urban fantasy" (SF Site).
Slaying vampires is child's play for skinwalker Jane Yellowrock. But handling the complicated politics of New Orleans' supernatural players is another story....
Jane is keeping the peace between visiting groups of witches and vamps in the city, but then trouble comes knocking on her door. When her house is magically attacked, the wild chase to find her assailants unearths a mystery that has literally been buried deep.
A missing master vampire, presumed long deceased, is found chained in a pit...undead, raving mad, and in the company of two human bodies. Now it's up to Jane to find out who kept the vampire hidden for so long and why, because the incident could tip already high supernatural tensions to an all-out arcane war.
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I am a Wife, a Mum and a Grandma. I am also strong willed and wilfil at times. I have worked all my life and drempt for wining the lottery
I love this series. Faith Hunter has created a detailed and complex world.
The characters are well rounded and with the assistance of the narrator each has a defined voice.
This is a roller coaster with a multifaceted story, sections which made me smile and plenty of adventure. It takes a while before she (you) work-out who the baddies are and it is not immediately obvious but so appropriate. As the characters stem from one of the earlier books in the series.
I could do a detail discussion of the story line involving the witches, vamps and Jane's created family but I wont. No spoilers from me. I loved it and I will read it again. I know I will see even more on the second reading.
If you are so luck as not to have read the series then start it now.
I was really looking forward to this as I love the Jane Yellowrock series, but this was a real disappointment. I don't know what it was exactly, but it just seemed to be missing the its usual spark. The story was okay but not great, and the end felt very rushed. A real shame as, like I said, I love this series but this makes me think it may be running out of steam a little. I hope that's not the case and only time will tell, but this certainly isn't a promising sign.
As usual this latest episode was a great read/listen. Faith hunters great story was wonderfully narrated by Khristine Hvam.
I enjoyed this book but it didn't have the spark that most of its predecessors.
Because the others are so exceptionally good, this one only being good feels a bit of a let down.
I think its because it doesn't really add anything to the series, the characters don't really develop lin the way they do in most of the others - I wonder if its really just a setup book to get things in place for the visit of the European Vamps - presumably in the next book?
Good to have Molly and Evan and family in the story.
If you are a fan of these and have read/listened to the others in the series its certainly worth a credit but I am hoping the next one has the wow factor back.
Khristine Hvam is perfect as always
I'm so upset this is finished! Amazing!! Faith Hunter's books are so rich and multifaceted. Jane Yellowrock is an amazing character. So strong yet with a vulnerability that is not mushy but believable. I have had a roller coaster of emotions with this book. I've cried, laughed, nearly chewed my finger nails off with the action. There are very very few books that get a five review from me and even fewer five star reviews of book series but this is one of the few that get both.
I simply can't wait until the next book. Please please please hurry Ms Hunter!
I also have to pay huge compliments to Christine Hvam, wow what a narrator! She brings an already fabulous book to even better heights. Like a flawless diamond being polished and faceted by a master stone artisan. Perfection!
the story itself is rather short and simple when you compare it to the earlier books in the series.
khristine hvam narrates beautifully again
another dash though the street of magical New Orleans . the Yellowrock team and friends are back doing what they do best, kicking ass and trying not to upset Leo and the witches, not forgetting the Law. The well thought out world of the skinwalker grabs your imagination and drags you in. although from a female perspective, the story is thrillingly full of action. Jane Yellowrock is able to stand with Harry Dresden and the Iron Druid, not forgetting the great English Rivers of London as some of the greatest series written.
"Great Urban Fantasy series"
The witches are coming to Nola for a conclave, during which they will consider Leo, Master of the City's proposal for peace and co-operation between them and the vampires. Leo needs this peace accord in advance of a long-awaited visit from the European vampires. Yellowrock Securities is, of course, involved in every aspect of the arrangements. Tensions begin to heighten when an ancient vampire, thought to be true-dead, is discovered in a water-filled shaft, tortured and starved. The smell of witchcraft is all over the pit and witches also seem to be targeting Jane in particular.
Shadow Rites starts at a run and hardly stops, with some let-ups in the action for relationship building. Just about everyone who played a part in the previous nine books rates at least a mention; many are present for the action. There is even a brief exchange of information between Jane and former boyfriend, Rick LaFleur. I have to say that I wish Rick LaFleur would crawl back under the rock he came from for once and for all. The relationships among Bruiser, Jane and the rest of her friends and associates are progressing nicely. Jane finally has a "family" for the first time in her long life.
The audiobook is superbly narrated by Kristine Hvam, as always. Her interpretation of "Beast" is spot-on; I wish there were more passages with "Beast" in control in Shadow Rites. Great urban fantasy series!
"Soon Good. I listened to it twice."
Faith Hunter you've done it again. I hope the next book is sooner then not--LOL. Jane Yellowrock is pushing herself to the hilt of her abilities again. The vamps, witches, Youngers and new additions are making her home a bit tight, but are good backup for the excitement when magic is flying everywhere. Thank you Faith, please keep this series going as long as you can.
Amazingly enough, Hunter keeps Jane fresh in this installment of Jane's story. Evolving as a character, Jane progresses toward family.... A unit that fulfills and sustains her as she battles monsters. Sigh.... Counting down the months until I get to share her journey again.
She's done it again! Jane Yellowrock series is always an exciting adventure that holds the reader thru the whole story. you never want it to end! Keep them coming as we fans will be here for you! KUDOS!!!!
"Love Jane Yellowtock"
I had problems turning it off. It may be book 10, but there is still so much story to tell. I am eagerly awaiting the next one!
"Love the stories love the narrator"
Love the rhythm of the narrator love the texture of her voice. I love the rhythm of the author's prose. And the complexity of the world and stories.
"Why did it have to end?"
I really enjoyed this book. Looking for to the next installment. Loved the narrator as usual
"I've always loved these books"
I can't wait for each one and I can't wait to hear them by this narrator. She makes it all come to life.
"She did it again!"
This series is fantastic, even after 10 books it is still going strong . I didn't think it would get better - I thought it would continue to stay as a "great series". Now I'd say its my number 1
none - Faith Hunter has a unique story with Jane Yellowrock.
She does a fabulous job with each character - it is a pleasure to listen to her.
I loved it ! as I said previously. I didn't think it could get better ....but it is ! and I'm sooooo looking forward to the next book in the series.
If you haven't listened to the Jane Yellowrock series - and you're looking for a unique story with in-depth characters, this is it. Faith Hunters first book in this series is a bit simplistic, but she develops as a writer and storyteller and even with book #1 simplicity, its still a good listen. Continuing with the saga the characters and story line are developed and it just keeps getting better.
Just OMG next please!!! Book 11
Release date? Summer would be good Faith
Hate the wait love the series
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