Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind - a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps.
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"A new, strongly unique voice in the dark fantasy genre." (Kim Harrison)
"Hunter's very professionally executed, tasty blend of dark fantasy, mystery, and romance should please fans of all three genres." (Booklist)
"Khristine Hvam portrays Jane with an adventurous-sounding voice edged with a twang.... Hvam’s voices for the Louisiana locals whom Jane learns to love and respect.... augment an intriguing story with hints of Native American mysticism." (AudioFile)
Although the Narrator did a fantastic job, the story did not capture my interest eventhough I tried seriously to like it. The concept of a skinwalker has been better done elsewhere. The backstory was too limited and the relationship between Jane and Beast was not solidified enough for my tastes.
Dissapointment; the story concept was interesting on forst blush but it was poorly executed.
This book is an interesting variation from the normal vampire/werewolf story. It's about a woman of Cherokee descent who is a shape-shifter and works as a vampire slayer. The setting of this is present day New Orleans, Louisiana which gives it an aura of a fragrant Gothic atmosphere. This story was told in first person by the main character, Jane Yellowrock.
This book is the first of a series and introduces the setting and the main characters. I enjoyed reading this book, for the most part. I appreciated the style of the writer and the new world she has created. I'm looking forward to reading the other books in the series. I read this book as an audiobook: the narrator, Khristine Hvam, did a good job and had the right voice for the character.
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Faith Hunter introduces a whole new world with Skinwalker. A world of Vampires, Witches, and Magic based in today's time.
The story is simple, Jane is a Skinwalker with a twist. She hires herself out to slay Vampires who have gone "rogue". However that is not what made the story so good. It was the many twists and turns I cant reveal.
I look forward to reading more books as you only got a tease of what the rest of the world was like in this one but I look forward to spending more time with Jane Yellowrock and hope to have more questions answered both about her, and about the world she lives in!
Great characters, great plot, exciting and fun. This is definitely a series I will continue to follow. Narration is spot on. This is a twist on the old para standard!
This was a good start but not my cup of tea. I found the characters to be annoying. The plot was ok, I felt like it could be better.
This is a title my daughter chose. I was hesitant to listen, as it appeared to be just another "romance in disguise" fantasy. Thankfully, it was not. I liked Beast and Jane's interactions throughout the story. I also appreciate Ms. Hunter's take on the skinwalker legend. The plot is fast paced and it is an easy quick listen. I finished all five in the series within a week, all just as enjoyable as the first.
MM no i like listing to the books alot more even though i would read it as well
MM thats hard to say because its the first time vampires have been portrayed in this way
Yes very much so she brings the charactors to life easliy
It took to sittings to listen to it intirely but i enjoyed it very much
Ive listened to all five books but wont be listing to any more as i think Jan yellowrock has become a bit of a harlot , thats a nice way of putting it
The discriptions of the characters in the story.
It kept my attention all the way through.
I can't wait for the next read.
I loved this story, right from the very first line. I was tickled with Jane's 'tude, right from her tooling into town on a hog, shotgun strapped to her back, to her nicknaming the blood servant "Troll" - the humor just kept rolling. Khristine did a good job of catching Jane's personality. There was good info on the lore of Vampires and Skinwalkers, too. And I loved her not-so-tame "kitty cat"! Speaks to my "inner cat".
I loved it, so I would give it a 9 out of 10 on the point scale.
I think this book stands on it's own. I can't compare it because it was so different
The different characters, voices and accents are fascinating. The way she portrays the characters brings them to life so that you can almost see them standing in front of you.
Woman or Beast? Are you sure you want to play?
The two distinctly different creatures inhabiting one body fascinated me. Seeing, hearing, and almost smelling the world through Beast's eyes was such a surprise. I wanted more.....
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