Jane Yellowrock is a shapeshifting skinwalker you don’t want to cross - especially if you’re one of the undead....
For a vampire killer like Jane, having Leo Pellisier as a boss took some getting used to. But now, someone is out to take his place as Master Vampire of the city of New Orleans, and is not afraid to go through Jane to do it. After an attack that’s tantamount to a war declaration, Leo knows his rival is both powerful and vicious, but Leo’s not about to run scared. After all, he has Jane. But then, a plague strikes, one that takes down vampires and makes their masters easy prey.
Now, to uncover the identity of the vamp who wants Leo’s territory, and to find the cause of the vamp-plague, Jane will have to go to extremes...and maybe even to war.
©2012 Faith Hunter (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
I have loved Faith Hunter's writing since her Seraphs Series(I have signed copies). But the Jane Yellowrock novels have fast become my favorite series of all the authors I read...er well listen to. (I am new to the audible books experience) The story line is unique and inventive and the characters well developed. Khristine Hvams was very easy to listen to and I was easily able to discern what characters were who. I look at all the books being made into movies and think that this series would make an awesome movie. I have met Faith Hunter and she was a very genuine nice person. Keep writing Faith... we need MORE!
Great read, love Yellowrock! But I really would love to here some juicy lovers details in the future! I wasn't really thrilled with the ending ( won't spoil it here).
Fast, Fast, Fast.
The last two chapters.
The book comes to life. I can create the images in my head. Well written.
Better that Twilight.
For me the audio edition is much better than the print version for two reasons...my eyes aren't what they used to be, making it work to read for any length of time. The audio version gives the best emphasis to the plot where it belongs and gives the lead character (Jane) a more dimensional persona.
Where Beast took Jane's clothes to where she'd find them when she shifted back then tried unsuccessfully to rescue the cell phone with Bruiser shouting from it.
Shock and Awe have Jane Yellowrock's name all over them.
Yes, read it...now!
Yes, I love all the accents. They give so much personality to the characters.
There is nothing to compare.
Can't wait for the next Jane Yellowrock.
I have already recommended the Jane Yellowrock series to several of my friends. As implausible as the premises seem, Hunter carries them off flawlessly, with suspense, with sensuality, and with a wry humor lacking from most authors' works. When she writes about the scents in air, you can smell them; when she writes about food, you can taste it; and when she writes about blood, well… I guess you'll have to experience that for yourself.
One of the things I liked best about this story is that it provides answers to several of the questions that have dogged (no pun intended) Jane throughout the previous four books. And as if that were not enough, Hunter provides a handful of new questions, at least as intriguing (possibly more) as the ones she just answered.
Khristine Hvam is the perfect narrator for this story. Whomever suggested her for the Jane Yellowrock series, and whomever approved her for it, both deserve huge bonuses, and (speaking for all of us who have listened to the books in the series) our everlasting gratitude.Khristine Hvam is just amazing. Somehow, she voices a half dozen (or more) different characters, and each one is recognizable. I especially love the voice she gives to Beast. If a mountain lion could speak English, I'm sure that is exactly how it would sound. Between Hunter's prose, and Hvam's narration, I'm not even aware that someone is telling me a story. I just close my eyes, or relax my vision, and it's as if I'm there. And every now and then when Jane raises an eyebrow, I'll catch myself raising an eyebrow; when beast retracts her upper lip to show her killing teeth, I find myself doing the same; I could go on. Hvam never stumbles, never makes you remember that she's reading to you. Her readings are some of the most transparent you're ever going to find. Go Khristine!
Speeking for myself, none the Jane Yellowrock books are books I would want to listen to all in one sitting. What they are, are books I would never want to stop reading. It's difficult to expand on that. The closest I can come is to say that I would love to live in Jane's head, along with Beast. And while I may not be as good a Hunter as beast, or as good a mate as George, I would hope to be able to offer an occasional insight, theory, or fact which would make "us" better with me than without me.
I could listen to this book over and over since we learn more and more about Jane, her past and now it appears her future. It grabs at you with her pain, her remorse, regret and her quest to learn about herself and her past. `
When Bruiser betrayed her to Leo and her flight away from the scene. It was heartbreaking and I could feel the pain in the narrator's voice and I cried with her.
No, but I'll certainly look for more. Although I hope she continues with the narration of Jane Yellowrock
Jane Yellowrock is what Buffy the Vampire Slayer would be all grown up with a big touch of Xena the Warrior Princess thrown in.
I love this series. I picked it up because it seemed to follow the same venue as Patricia Briggs series, Alpha and Omega and Mercy Thompson coyote shape shifter. But I got a lot more. It's an intense series and every book brings us closer to learning more about Jane and gets her futher and further in with the Vamps whom she dislikes but can't seem to stay away. This book gets us closer to the mystery and ends with another added problem to her already growing list. But the added characters of Eli and his computer nerd brother promise to make it a bit morre interesting. Love this series
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