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.
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Another great book fro the fantastic Faith Hunter!
Cold Reign is book #11 in the compelling Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter. In many ways the Jane Yellowrock story reminds me of the parable of the blind men and the elephant, the one where each man describes the elephant as being like a snake, rope, fan, tree and wall. Leo the Master Vampire of New Orleans has taken great care to make sure Jane only seen parts of the elephant. Cold Reign is the book where Jane steps back and sees the whole elephant for the first time.
Cold Reign starts by exploring Jane and her adopted family. Then builds to non stop action,as the European vampires arrive in secret and with the help of traitors, try to take over Leo's city. And there is a magic driven storm that threatens to finish what Katrina started.
The Younger brothers are in the thick of things, with Alex showing a new maturity, Eli opening up about his military experience, and the emotional scars he still carries. Edmund, Gee, Gregoire and Brute play key roles in the fight against the Europeans. Jane's relationship with Bruiser deepens, and PsyLed Agent Rick Le Fleur returns and tries to apologize for past sins. Leo is his usual manipulative self, and some of his actions, or lack of action, suggest he's still playing the long game. Jane's angel makes an appearance, and there are cameos from Soul, Opal and several of their "sisters". An number of evil vampires meet their well deserved end.
Cold Reign is a great addition to the popular Jane Yellowrock series. The writing is superb, plotting complex, with compelling characters. All of the things that author Faith Hunters does so well. Another 5 star effort from Ms. Hunter.
If you have never read the series, it might be better to start with the first book Skinwalker, and enjoy the books in order as this complex story unfolds. ***Warning. Readers of Skinwalker often experience sudden onset binge reading. Enjoy!
How Can It KEEP Getting BETTER!?!
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