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Shattered Bonds

Jane Yellowrock, Book 13
Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
Series: Jane Yellowrock, Book 13
Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
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Summary

Jane Yellowrock must dig deep and find strength within herself if she is to survive in the latest novel in this New York Times best-selling series.

Jane Yellowrock is a vampire-killer-for-hire, but her last battle with an ancient arcane enemy has brought her low. She seeks retreat in the Appalachian Mountains to grieve the loss of her friends, and to heal - or to die - from the disease brought on by her magic. 

But malevolent elements in the paranormal community still seek to destroy Jane, and a terrifying foe stalks her, even into the safety of the hills. With nowhere to run and her body failing, the rogue-vampire hunter and her inner Beast must discover a way to defeat this new threat, and find a form that gives her a chance to fight another day.

©2019 Faith Hunter (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Twists and turns in new Jane Yellowrock adventure

These kind of novels is very difficult to listen, as in times you have to go back to make sure you understand things correctly, in times you just wish you can skip a few pages, as your heart pounds in excitement or terror and just get to see if everything or everyone is ok, and when you finally finish, it's like... hot coal, it's already finished? You must be joking!
Faith Hunter has created an amazing world, marvelous characters whom we love, or love to hare, and Shattered Bonds is no exception. Jane really faces here with the biggest bad of all, actually two if them- her magical cancer and Son of Darkness 2. But there is much more to the novel than just sickness and fight. Many pieces finally start falling together, and I do recommend reread /relisten of previous books in the series, at least last 4, to be able to perfectly understand in this one.
Kristine Hvam has done an amazing job, as always.
maybe the best Hunter's book ever!
Not to be listened to as stand-alone.

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Faith does it again!

Adored the book. Adored it. Faith is definitely my favourite author and knocked it out of the park. If this series never ends, so much the better :) If you've not read or listened to the Jane Yellowrock series (narrated by the amazing Khristine Hvam), what are you doing?! :D

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Good, but not as great as others in the series

I still enjoyed this story, but I found it a little too convenient how the attacks were nicely spaced out so they weren’t ever overwhelmed. If they’d been attacked twice in a row they would have been doomed. I’ll still keep buying future books in the series and by this author.

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Must say I was impressed

After the end of the massive story arc climaxing with the Dark Queen I wasnt sure how Faith Hunter could kick on with more gripping excitement. I needn't have worried.

This book carries on a short time after the end of Dark Queen and no way can it be read stand alone.
A new evil comes to cause havoc in Janes world and the story features most of the surviving favourites, as usual its a page turner expertly narrated by Khristine Hvam

I've listened to some inferior stories in the year since Dark Queen and this brought back to me just what I have been missing anyone who likes the other books wont be disappointed.

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amazing

best one so far , can't wait for the next on , throughly enjoyed the story line Jane and beast are the perfect team

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An excellent story as expected

Narration was great and its lovely to have continuation of the characters voices throughout the whole series.


Faith Hunter continues to surprise as she tells of the life of Jane Yellowrock.

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Love it as always

I didn’t think I’d get another one! As amazing as the rest! I love the Jane yellowrivk series, I hope it never ends :(

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Sad Funny Thrilling

Once again a book had trouble putting down. Every chapter kept you interested. Look forward to the next book in the series.

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  • LexiLikesLiterature
  • 08-11-19

"Conundrums, upon Inigmas, upon dilemmas"

This is my #1 favorite series, but this is not my favorite book. Usually, I'd ride the J.Y. bandwagon down hill with no brakes, but not for this installment. If this was some random book from nowhere it might get a higher rating, but Jane Yellowrock is held to a higher standard.

On a positive note, Beast is so entertaining in this book. She still wants to hunt Bison in Edmond's car... Please Goddess of Love let her hunt in that car! She has been asking for 6 books now 🤣.

Now, if you're still reading this then you must want to know my grievances, so dont leave me nasty messages just because you dont agree. But I'm ok if we see things differently... let's discuss like big boys and girls.

My issues:

1. Has it gone too far with some of these storylines? At this point there are so many details that it didnt stop at complicated, it ran over confusing, and then fly past conundrums. 😓😳
Ex: The Son of Darkness ( a vampire) starts to grow an exoskeleton turning himself into some kind of insect so he can walk through time with the rainbow dragons that he caught in a crystal who are from another world but stuck here because vampires guard the gates to their home and so these dragons want to go back in time and destroy all vampires but the witches to do a time circle wont let them out because they are being flayed by the S.O.D whom I said before is turning into an insect.

2. Jane doesnt need any more super powers. Her character was fine before all this time walking crap. In this book, she is now the ruler of these rainbow Dragons who dont listen to a word she says. And then right at the low point she figures out this new power to "change" her magic. Her words not mine.

3. Chapter 16 has so much whining. Bruiser,goes on and on about Leo made me a bad guy... leo made me do this and that... blag blah blah. We are in Book 13 dont need all this cry baby stuff.

4. We constantly get reminded that the sons of darkness sacrificed their sister and ate her body... over and over... I got do tired of hearing this.

5. Jane doesnt believe in ghost... all the vampires, werewolves, rainbow dragons, and Angel's but you have the audacity to not believe in ghost... 😒really? I'm not sure why but that just irked me.

If you've ever read any of my reviews then you know I love a good detailed and complicated story. But this one gets to the point where its ridiculous.

Can we get back to the vampire politics and fighting? We did the magical dragons and explored the angel thing... now let's go back to what made us live this series. Jane needs to travel to Europe and kick some vampire butt. Bring Leo back and we can find out if he and Jane clash or not... so many other options that this road.

Again just my opinion. But as a loyal fan, I'll be reading the next one. And all the ones after that. Just hope they aren't like this one.

Khristine Hvam is perfect and one of the best parts of this series.

2 Stars 🌟🌟- Decent. Has Potential. Possibly a good idea for a story but something could have been better.

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  • ShaSha (Lover of Audiobooks!)
  • 31-10-19

Everyone: How do you top Dark Queen? Faith: Watch!

When you have been writing a series for a long time it is easy enough to start being redundant. As a reader that is the last thing that you want to happen. There are some series out there that should just end, however for us Faith Hunter this series is not the case.

I have to admit that I have no idea what I was getting into. The way that Dark Queen ended I thought there was no way anything can top that. Looks like I was wrong.

Jane is dying from cancer and there is nothing her, Molly, or anyone can do. Throughout the entire story I was waiting for someone to save her. In this story everyone seemed to be working at 70%. I am glad that people where not at 100% be it with their emotions or just physically.

I am glad that everyone that mattered to Jane was there supporting her and letting her know that claiming them as family and not actually acting as family is not what she is doing.

There were new characters and old characters. There are also new situations that are happening.

There are a couple of things that popped up within this book that I am intrigued about. I cannot wait until the next book but can wait since Beast has a FB page.

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  • M. Kelley
  • 30-10-19

Another thriller

Shattered bonds

Dark feeling in the beginning and then it gets worse. Another vampire bully, who seems to channel a malicious entity of some sort. Jane gathers what allies she still has. Lots of bad feeling about the way Jane took off from NOLA and lack of communication. Jane wanted to withdraw and there were lots of hurt feelings over this. So there is a sort of cloud over this book. We watch it play out, not being able to guess how things will turn out. Faith’s Yellowrock series is always a scary and complicated read and Shattered Bonds was no exception. There are still hanging threads to be sorted out and the next book is at least 18 months out, which is a hard wait. There was a surprise revelation from an angel. The arconciels are fractious and there is a European mythrin war going on, Bruiser needs to figure out his purpose, but the ending was satisfying even with hanging threads.

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  • sondra
  • 30-10-19

Could not stop

Could not turn it off ! Faith Hunter did it again. Love this series! Anyone looking for a new series needs to start this one.

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  • Kendra
  • 30-10-19

Awesome

If you want a solid read Faith Hunter is the author to pick up. This book doesn’t disappoint. A serious must read.

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  • Amy R
  • 30-10-19

Good Story

The narrator did a great job. I was glad to have some resolution in this book as pertaining to an issue in book 12. I am looking forward to the next book in this series to see where the author takes the storyline.

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  • Judy
  • 01-11-19

She just keeps getting better & better!

It kept me on the edge of my seat. Laughing out loud, to tears. Loved it. Think I’m going back for the would series again. Love Yelliwrock

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  • Jude
  • 30-10-19

WOW

Faith Hunter does it again. Just when I think maybe the Jane Yellowrock series must fizzle out, an new, or old...dilemma or adversary appears that push Jane to a whole new level of self examination and physial stamana. Shattered-Bonds does just that and so much more! I love and hate these characters more than ever. I can see a relisten in the very near future. I'm sure I missed some details while I was consumed with others.

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  • Rogan and Melinda
  • 31-10-19

We’ll Save Skippy, Too

We are back in the mountains of NC for this book. Jane has purchased a winery and and uncompleted inn (if nothing else, this gives our favorite Ranger something to do while he frets). CBD oil and protein shakes and late heavy snowfall all contribute to the atmosphere of this novel.

I always think the newest novel is the best, but, holy cow, this one really is.

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  • SpeedMonkey
  • 31-10-19

Hunter Does it Again

Another Yellowrock adventure that pulls you in and doesn't let go! A must read/hear story!

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