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Death's Rival: Jane Yellowrock, Book 5 | [Faith Hunter]

Death's Rival: Jane Yellowrock, Book 5

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    Hassan Springfield Gardens, NY, United States 01-05-14
    Hassan Springfield Gardens, NY, United States 01-05-14 Member Since 2009

    5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(

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    "This Is WAR!!!"

    This addition to the series was full of action, really full of it.. I have enjoyed it.. New fantastic characters get added to the series and interesting developments happened to many characters including Jane. .... especially Jane.

    There is also the absence of some characters, which wasn't so bad.

    Its ending was very good and ..... will you have to get there to know what happens.. but it was good.

    Again the narrator did a great job as usual narrating the characters and giving life to them.. she is very talented.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sahal Tucson, AZ USA 11-23-12
    Sahal Tucson, AZ USA 11-23-12 Member Since 2012
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    "WOW! !I I did not expect that."
    If you could sum up Death's Rival in three words, what would they be?

    Fast, Fast, Fast.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Death's Rival?

    The last two chapters.


    What does Khristine Hvam bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The book comes to life. I can create the images in my head. Well written.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Better that Twilight.


    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    amanda El Paso, TX, United States 10-05-12
    amanda El Paso, TX, United States 10-05-12 Member Since 2010

    Disciple of the written word and Audible fanatic. I am an Urban and Epic Fantasy Fan. I also enjoy some Paranormal Romance.

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    "This book sent me into peroxisomes of glee!"

    Faith Hunter and Christine Hvam are a pairing made in audio heaven!
    Jane and Beast never disappoint but in this book they also have some surprises. Jane learns some hard lessions and we get introduced to some very interesting new characters.
    If I am not imagining things there is some foreshadowing going on in the beginning that may be relevant later. I love this series so much that it's one of the few I will listen to several times.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Maureen mckinney, TX, United States 10-08-12
    Maureen mckinney, TX, United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Best of the series by far!"
    What made the experience of listening to Death's Rival the most enjoyable?

    Great story and great narration. I finished this book late at night and I was so hyped up I couldn't fall asleep. I wanted more. I have really enjoyed all the books in this series but I found this story more suspenseful. I loved it.


    What other book might you compare Death's Rival to and why?

    It is hard to compare this book to another I have read because of the main character's duel nature. The Alfa Omega series by Patricia Briggs, also a great series, has a bit of this with Charles and Brother Wolf. Charles is also influenced by his Native American heritage. While they are very different in many ways, if you like Mercy Thompson and/or Alfa Omega by Patricia Briggs I bet you will like Jane Yellowrock too, but I suggest starting with book one.


    What does Khristine Hvam bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think Ms. Hvam does a great job bringing Beast to life. I just don't think I would ever have fully understood the Jane/Beast relationship without her masterful narration.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There is always a chuckle or two in a Jane Yellowrock book but this one put a lump in my throat more that once. That surprised me.


    Any additional comments?

    I just hope Faith Hunter will write #6 fast, fast, fast!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Smith Durban, South Africa 11-05-12
    Jennifer Smith Durban, South Africa 11-05-12 Member Since 2011
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    "When can we expect the next Jane Yellowrock story"
    What made the experience of listening to Death's Rival the most enjoyable?

    I love the Narrator's accent and ability to sweep the listener along. She is pitch and expression perfect. She reads in exactly the way I feel I would read, so it doesn't ever feel as if I want her to slow down or hurry up.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jane is my favourite character, she is very well rounded as a person, extremely capable but not over confident. it has also been possible to watch her grow as a person throughout the series.


    What does Khristine Hvam bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Christine definitely brings the Southern character of the books to life, which will be clear to all listeners/readers now instead of just those who are already familiar with the american south.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Enjoy the ride!


    Any additional comments?

    when is the next book available

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    A. Hogue Birmingham, AL 10-18-12
    A. Hogue Birmingham, AL 10-18-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Best so far"

    I think this is the best Jane Yellowrock book yet. It's all around good writing, good characters and a good story. There's some foreshadowing without giving to much away, there's some missing pieces that come together, theirs beast being cunning and funny, and theirs little twists that aren't obvious. So many books have these little twists that you can "feel" coming a mile away, if that makes any sense. I enjoyed just getting caught up in this book. I love this series, and 5 books in am still enthralled. I can't say that for all the series I read.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Riverdale, GA 10-04-12
    Angela Riverdale, GA 10-04-12 Member Since 2009

    I have been happily married for 17 years, I have 3 children (12, 14, & 16), and 2 dogs. I am currently working on a 2nd degree. Life is chaotic and stressful, but I wouldn't change it. I am blessed and enjoying my life.

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    "ANOTHER GREAT ADVENTURE!"

    I am waiting anxiously for book 6! I really like all the accents and all of the twists and turns of this book's journey. I enjoyed the humor and sarcasm of Jane and of Beast. I think Rick wimped out! And I can't wait to see what Beast is going to do with the Master of the city in the next book :)

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    kari gluth watertown 03-17-14
    kari gluth watertown 03-17-14 Member Since 2010
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    Where does Death's Rival rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Loved it love all her books. Sorry I have to wait for the next one to come out.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Death's Rival?

    Liked her ceremony in the river...


    Which character – as performed by Khristine Hvam – was your favorite?

    Loved them all.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I would love to see jane in Wisconsin in the winter. Would make a great backdrop. Crisp white snow, big fat snowflakes falling from the sky on her beasts pelt and such.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    The Book Nympho cabot, ar, United States 03-10-14
    The Book Nympho cabot, ar, United States 03-10-14 Member Since 2011

    Reviewing Romance & Urban Fantasy

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    "I want Jane to stake a certain vamp!"

    I want Jane to stake a certain vamp! I don’t know why she didn’t and after the ending I don’t think she will.

    Jane has her hands full with a sickness that is attacking the vampires. And it seems to be man-made. She needs to fill out who is targeting the vamps and how to stop them. It appears it could be a mystery vamp that keeps chanellging masters vampires and winning. Leo sends Jane in as his enforcer to help and flesh out what’s happening and who’s behind it.

    Jane is alone after loosing her best friend Molly. Jane was forced to kill Molly’s sister in the last book, Raven Cursed, after she went bat-shit crazy and tried to take over the supe world. And apparently Jane and Rick broke up at the end of Raven Cursed. I was a little confused by that. I don’t remember them making that choice. I don’t know if it’s because it’s been a few months since I listened to Raven Cursed or I just completely missed it.

    Jane is emotionally depressed by loosing two important people in her life and she’s mourning those relationships. But there’s still George aka Brusier and the two are just as hot for each other. Even when Jane shouldn’t be hot for Brusier (see spoiler above).

    There was events that happened in Death’s Rival that had me thinking of early Anita Blake. NO NOT PORN ANITA. Jane is not that kind of girl. But the guys are lining up to be Jane’s next beau. And the fact that Jane use to hunt vampires with one thing on her mind…. they are monsters and need to be taken out. Now she is working with Leo, the Master Vampire of the South much like Anita did with Jean-Claude and it seems like their working relationship has taken on a new level that Jane swore she would never cross.

    I’m hoping with the addition of two new characters, the Younger brothers, Eli and Alex will help Jane keep some of her humanity and not go completely over to the dark side. Only time will tell. Speaking of Eli, I really liked him and I hope that their attraction will help Jane get over Brusier and Rick. It’s time for Jane to pick one guy and a guy that will put her 1st like she deserves. But if Beast has her way, there will be many mates in her life. If Jane got busy was much as Beast wanted her to she would defintely be heading to being like Anita with the man harem. LOL

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karissa Eckert Minneapolis, MN 07-29-13
    Karissa Eckert Minneapolis, MN 07-29-13 Member Since 2004

    Devourer of all books fantasy

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    "Awesome story and audiobook"

    This is the fifth book in the Jane Yellorock series. It was a spectacular book. We learn a ton about Jane’s past. Things come to a head between Jane and Leo. Beast plays a large role in the story as well.

    I listened to this on audiobook and it was absolutely amazing. The narrator captures Jane’s personality perfectly and does an excellent job distinguishing between voices. I actually enjoyed listening to this series more than I enjoyed reading it. So I highly recommend listening to this on audiobook if you enjoy audiobooks.

    Vamps are breaking out in a horrible virus of sorts, the only cure is provided by a mysterious master who comes in and takes over their territory in exchange for the cure. Jane is asked to look into this virus and figure out who the mysterious master vamp is. Jane also hires in two guys to help with her home security; this adds a lot of fun to her house and to the story.

    Excellent continuation of this series. We learn a lot more about Jane's past and Beast plays a large role in this story as well. There is a ton of action and an interesting mystery that ties in with Jane's past nicely. The book is also full of Jane’s sarcastic humor and wit.

    A lot is revealed about Jane’s character in this book. Her bloody past is discussed and she is forced to confront some truths about the nature of skinwalkers in general. Things also come to a head between Jane and Leo and the result is a rather painful truth that Jane is forced to face.

    Bruiser and Rick are in the story quite a bit as well. It was wonderful to see Rick, but watching him and Jane struggle with their relationship was painful at times. Bruiser is an interesting character and watching how he is torn between Jane and Leo says a lot about his character.

    Beast comes to the forefront in this story. The balance between Beast and Jane is changing; Beast is becoming more intelligent and more prominent in Jane’s thoughts. It’s interesting to watch Jane and Beast come up with some sort of balance. It’s also fun to watch Beast interpret Jane’s human thoughts and actions.

    The plot that drives the story about the vampire virus was an interesting one. I loved how it all tied into events that happened in previous books and also ties in with Jane’s origins.

    This book was incredibly well written, very interesting, and very nicely tied in with the rest of the series. Some surprising things happen in the story that left me very curious to see what happens next. I thought this was the best book in the series yet.

    Overall an absolutely wonderful continuation of this series. The plot is interesting and we learn a ton about Jane’s history and about the history of the Skinwalkers. Some of Jane’s struggles to balance Beast and the men in her life are painful to read about; but Jane’s witty sarcasm and Beast’s cat-like humor add a lot of fun to offset the darkness. The book is action-packed and just so interesting. I can’t wait to read what happens next. This whole series is highly recommended to fans of action packed urban fantasy.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • Toomanybooksnotenoughtime
    4/14/13
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    "Mixed feelings"

    Jane Yellowrock returns in another action packed adventure. As always khristina Hvam does an excellent job as narrator givng an intense flavour to the characters and the setting but I am not so sure about parts of the plot. I miss Molly, Leo gets off the hook way too easily for his treatment of Jane and there's just too much angst in the last couple of books about jane's inner conflict over everything from religion, to love to friendship. But the series continues to hold my attention and throws in new characters like Jane's new crew who have the potential to shake things up in the next book maybe

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Vicki
    Cambs, United Kingdom
    7/2/13
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    "Death's Rival"
    If you could sum up Death's Rival in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, breath taking


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jane/ Big cat, she constantly but her self on the line for others. even though she thought she was just a killer! She only killed them who were bad.


    What about Khristine Hvam’s performance did you like?

    The passion she put into the book, and the voices she connected to each character it helped me. The narrator can make or break a book and she is amazing.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me cry, gasp, my heart raced and me wanting more.


    Any additional comments?

    Just down loaded last book and cant wait to start it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leanne
    Swansea, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "I can't believe she didn't see it coming.."

    Now this might have spoilers be warned.



    I love this series Jane is cool and has a skillset to be really envious of but really what did she expect working with vamps that she could get away with all her attitude and not have Leo do anything in return.? Also just get on bruiser already. Lol. I love how this author leaves you immediately wanting the next book! Please keep writing Jane and all the other characters for years to come!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel Carter
    Wales
    3/28/13
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    "Faith Hunter does it again"

    This is the fifth book in the Jane Yellowrock series and the series just keeps getting better. Right up until the last few minutes I am waiting for another twist and I wasnt disappointed! Ms Hunters characters are changing and evolving with everything that is going on, relationships change and new characters are introduced. The story line is gripping and there is a rollercoaster of emotion throughout this book. With the current trend in series of books rather than one offs, this series stands out - getting more exciting and involved as it progresses - cannot wait for the next one which is hopefully out in April.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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