Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker who’s always up for a fight - even if it means putting her life on the line....
The Master of Natchez, Mississippi has a nasty problem on his hands. Rogue vampires - those who follow the Naturaleza and believe that humans should be nothing more than prey to be hunted - are terrorizing his city. Luckily, he knows the perfect skinwalker to call in to take back the streets. But what he doesn’t tell Jane is that there’s something different about these vamps. Something that makes them harder to kill - even for a pro like Jane. Now, her simple job has turned into a fight to stay alive...and to protect the desperately ill child left in her care.
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i actually like keeping up with this series through audio versus reading - the narrator is fab.
Devourer of all books fantasy
This is the sixth book in the Jane Yellowrock series and I am just amazed out how this series keeps getting better and better. The seventh book in this series will be titled Black Arts and is scheduled to release in 2014. This was a fantastic read, action packed, and full of all the wonderful characters we’ve come to know and love.
I listened to this on audiobook and it was spectacular. This is one of those books that is actually better on audiobook than in paper format. The narrator sounds completely like I imagine Jane would sound and does an excellent job on other character voices as well. The narration is perfect, capturing tone and emotion wonderfully.
Jane Yellowrock receives a call from the Master of Natchez, Mississippi; he’s got some Naturaleza he needs taking care of and he thinks Jane is the one to do this. Of course when Jane arrives she finds things are much more complicated than that. These aren’t normal Naturaleza...they are something much harder to kill. To add to the complication a friend from Jane’s past, Misha, is in town and wants to talk to Jane about vamps. When Misha disappears Janes realizes that there may be some witchy things thrown into this Naturaleza mess.
These books just keep getting better and better. I absolutely love how fast-paced these books are. I love Jane as a character too; she is funny and heartfelt and tough. Jane continuously struggles with her need to protect humans by killing vamps and the morality behind taking the lives of living (or dead) things. She is battling some depression in this book and it was interesting to read about heroine dealing with that and trying to get on with what needs doing. Jane is trying to figure out how to find some happiness again but it is taking some time.
All of our other favorites are here too. Bruiser is in the story, Rick is back to cause some trouble, and of course the boys (Eli and the Kid) are watching Jane’s back. I love the dynamic between Eli, the Kid, and Jane. It’s like a little vampire killing family and they really provide the backup Jane needs (both emotionally and physically).
I am starting to get a bit sick of the whole love triangle between Rick, Bruiser, and Jane. The romance going on there was kind of at a standstill in this book. There is a ton of tension between Bruiser and Jane and Rick and Jane. It didn’t add a lot to the story and was more distracting than anything. I hope that this love triangle gets resolved soon so that Jane can either develop (or not develop) a relationship with one of those men.
Misha brings along another old friend of Jane’s, Bobby. Bobby is mentally challenged but has some special magic skills of his own. He added a lot to the story with his sunny disposition and gave us a glimpse into Jane’s past as well.
I loved all the witchy elements and vampiric transformation things that were going on in this story. A lot happens and the plot is fairly complex, but I found it all to be incredibly interesting and engaging. There are a lot of very well done action scenes in here and the spidey vamps add a whole new level of creepy to this story.
I also love that there is a contained story here but it ties into the larger story that’s been developing from book to book. It is amazing how Hunter ties all these books together and it really shows how much planning and work she’s put into this series right from the beginning. The book is very well written and I really enjoyed it.
Overall a spectacular addition to this series. I enjoyed it alot. We learn more about Jane’s background and are introduced to many new and interesting creatures and characters. I love how Jane is developing a family of sorts of her own and that she has a good support team at her back. The book in incredibly engaging and really pulls you in. This is definitely more urban fantasy than paranormal romance, which I enjoy. I can’t wait to read Blark Arts! This series is highly recommended to fans of action packed urban fantasy.
Great to see Jane at it in another city with the same old crew, and nice to see some new characters (eg Sole). Good relationship between Jane and Eli and the Kid. LOTS of sexual tension between Jane and Bruiser and Rick. Not enough of Beast.
The interplay by the characters. Even in serious moments the comments made me smile.
When Jane would say "I love you too" because in earlier books she couldn't express her feelings as much.
When Rick was sitting in her room and declared that she was his and he would kill Bruiser if he got in the way. When he said he would find a way for them to be together.
Fast action with humor and love in a paranormal thriller.
This books is as good as the first one. The author has developed the characters very well and I can't wait for the next one.
Many say I am easily entertained because I have given many 5star ratings, but I KNOW what I like, have my favorites, and choose accordingly.
I have recommended not just this audiobook, but this entire series to many friends and to just about anyone who will listen because I really enjoy Faith Hunter's style of writing and the content (or lack of content. There is NO constant cursing or sex throughout the book. Faith Hunter's books don't need that to carry a story like some other authors feel the need to do. There is enough going on in the JY books, like action packed vamp killing, the Younger brothers, character growth, Ricky Bo, punching werewolves in the face, Bruiser...see a trend here?)And Khristine Hvam's awesome narration.
Jane because I like seeing her growth as a person, a family member and friend.
Without giving any spoilers...When Eli meets Beast at the end of chapter 16 "Maggots. I Hate Maggots", and begining of chapter 17 "I Know I'll Have To Choose".
I don't think there is one any better than Jane's "Have Stakes, Will Travel".
Faith Hunter has brought Jane so far from the begining of the series. She has put Jane in situations that have made her rethink being alone and not needing family, of who she can and can't trust, and her need to learn all she can about her Cherokee roots. I sometimes feel like Jane is a real person, not a fictional character, and when a writer can do that, actually bring a character to life for fans, well, there aren't that many that can do that, at least for me.
As for the narration? There is NO ONE who can read the Jane Yellowrock series except Khristine Hvam. She is the voice of Jane. I don't know how she does it. Khristine seems more relaxed and into the characters with each book in the series. Blood Trade seemed to be effortless for her. In one scene she has 6 different characters having a conversation, and each character has a distinct voice. Khristine Hvam is AMAZING!!
In my opinion...Faith Hunter and Khristine Hvam are a win/win combination. I don't know if you could get any better than this! I can't wait for the next book, Black Arts, due out at the end of the year.
I am amazed at how Faith Hunter weaves a story. The vampires in this book are definitely different, YUK. After I got into it, I could not stop listening. I felt like I was actually in a movie. I am so looking forward to the next installment. I truly enjoyed this book and can't wait to hear what happens with Jane and the two hunks who love her.
What a dilemna!
I don't think the description of this series does it justice. I waited a long while before finally listening to them because I thought the description sounded awful. Jane is a great character who is tough, but a girl. She has emotions, but she kicks butt. I like her. SHe seems like someone who would actually be interesting to know. She is flawed, but she is thoughtful... as in, full of thoughts. She really considers things, people, and her place in the world. Plus, vampires are fun, right?
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
Pretty good continuation of the series. I liked the new additions to Jane's "family" and am glad they'll be sticking around. I'm looking forward to where things are going after this book.
My only real complaint is that I'm getting tired of the Rick vs. Bruiser situation...to be honest I don't think either of them would be good for her in the long run since Bruiser will always still have a tie to Leo that will divide his loyalties and Rick isn't in a position to be with Jane (because of his work and/or because of his being a shifter). I wish she could find someone to rely on because she doesn't have many people and this boyfriend issue is annoying. Hope this can be worked out soon. Regardless, I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.
Another totally awesom book from Ms. Hunter and very well narratored by K. Hvam. The story of Jane Yellowrock moves on as Jane still tries to find herself, while doing things she is totally against, but knows she has follow through with a job, its changing her and shes worry that she may lose herself. If you follow the series then you'll know she has lost her friendship with BBF Molly and her daughter Angie baby, this book gives us an look into that...A very good series...
A lot of people compare Jane Yellowrock to characters like Anita Blake and Rachel Morgan. On the surface, they're all strong women with supernatural powers. Dig a little deeper, though, and you quickly realize that Anita and Rachel hate themselves, hate their lives, and have "friends" who only really want to have sex with them. Supernatural urban fiction is a pretty shallow pond; it's all sex and power.
On the other hand, Jane likes herself, likes her life, knows she could do better, but doesn't let her angst dictate her attitude. In other words, she's a beautifully written character with flaws and ugly bits, and a great deal of honor. It's refreshing to read a story about a character who doesn't just flounder from bad decision to bad decision.
I can't say that I love her performance; she really hits the southern twang a little too hard; it should sound relaxed and laid back, but it sounds really hard and jarring. Other than her accent, though, her voice is perfectly suited to the character.
Well worth the credit.
This was the best story in the series so far. Right at the end I had tears in my eyes when Jane spoke to Big Evan and right at the end it was so touching all in all a great book.
"Already a fan now a bigger one!!!!!"
I have been eagerly awaiting this book and sometimes that leads to disappointment but not this time!! I love the way the characters are developing, Eli and Jane's relationship especially good with some laugh out loud dialogue and also the new relationships and little glimpses we get into Janes life. Good plot, brilliant imagination from Faith Hunter and I am now eagerly awaiting the next one?????? Please???
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