The adventures of Jane Yellowrock continue with a thrilling new installment in the New York Times bestselling series that captures “the essence of urban fantasy” (SF Site).
Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker...and the woman rogue vampires fear most.
Jane walks softly and carries a big stake to keep the peace in New Orleans, all part of her job as official Enforcer to Leo Pellissier, Master of the City. But Leo’s reign is being threatened by a visit from a delegation of ancient European vampires seeking to expand their dominions.
And there’s another danger to the city. When she hears reports of revenant vampires, loose in NOLA and out for blood, Jane goes to put them down—and discovers there’s something unusual about these revenants. They never should have risen.
Jane must test her strength against a deadly, unnatural magic beyond human understanding, and a ruthless cadre of near-immortals whose thirst for power knows no bounds...
In Hunter's exciting 11th Jane Yellowrock adventure (after Shadow Rites), readers are thrown right into the action. Jane, a skinwalker who's the official enforcer for the New Orleans master of the city (MOC), and her partner, Eli Younger, take down a rogue vampire who crawled from his grave. They're then called to a crime scene where they find a vampire and a human in advanced stages of decomposition. The corpses all seem to have a connection to MOC Leo Pellisier and the European vampires who may be after his territory, but vamp politics must take a backseat as riots spring up in the city and a storm laced with ancient magic rages without signs of stopping. Never one to shy away from danger, Jane puts herself right in the fray. She is a tough, complex woman who is physically and spiritually strong and always compelled to do the right thing, even at personal cost. Terrific fight scenes, rich vampire history, and prose as sharp as the stakes Jane carries combine for a heady brew of magic and mayhem. This series just gets better and better.
Dang that’s good!
Cold Reign is packed with action, betrayal, new abilities, friendship, and love as the listener is transported through the New Orleans world of Faith Hunter’s imagination. I didn’t want the story to stop! The characters are likable and believable and the storyline kept my wayward attention on track.
high octane adventure that keeps you sitting on the edge of your seat
The Europeans are coming, the Europeans are coming, or they might already be here. Once again, Leo’s tight-lipped policy causes all kinds of head aches, heart aches and just general mayhem for Jane, everyone she holds dear and the NOLA in general.
Revenants are running wild.
A bunch of key New Orleans vamps have gone missing.
And a ghost ship has docked off shore.
It is what manages to make it assure that puts everyone at risk.
I flat out love this series. Faith Hunter never fails to bring a high octane adventure that keeps you sitting on the edge of your seat and reading into the wee-hours of the morning.
I love watching the dynamics between Jane and her family by choice grow and evolve. COLD REIGN is packed full of this character growth and new and exciting developments that I've come to expect and love from Hunter.
I knew before I even clicked on this ebook, I was going to be hooked…it of course, is another Jane Yellowrock adventure…what’s not to LOVE! With every installment, I am amazed by the fresh, new and exciting twists Hunter manages to through our way and of course, new perils Jane and the gang must face.
I do admit, I’m a little concerned about the possible all the complications in Jane’s love life and hope that directions might be taken to just make more heart ache for Jane.
In the end, I found myself completely immersed in Cold Reign. Faith Hunter had me hook, line and sinker…and I didn’t want this experience to end. And that is just what this was, an experience in another world, the amazing imagings of Faith Hunter.
Sure to delight any urban fantasy fan, check out COLD REIGN.
I received this copy of COLD REIGN from Berkley Publishing Group - Ace. This is my honest and voluntary review.