Cold Reign by Faith Hunter – Review, Blog Tour & Giveaway
Jane Yellowrock series – Book #11
by Faith Hunter
Release Date: May 2, 2017
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 Pellisier, 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.
But 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 of cadre of near-immortals whose thirst for power knows no bounds…
Cold Reign by Faith Hunter is the 11th book in her fantastic Jane Yellowrock series. I love this series, and Jane Yellowrock is another one of my favorite kick-ass heroines. Cold Reign picks up a short time after the previous book ended, as Jane, her team and the Master of the City’s team prepares for the upcoming arrival of the European Vampires.
Being Leo’s Enforcer, Jane once again is in the neck of things trying to stop the current attacks by revenant vampires, as well as the horrible violent storms that are happening. In a short time, Jane will realize that these revenant vampires are different, and seem to be dead ones coming back to life. Suspicion becomes apparent that the European vampires have been working behind the scenes to cause havoc and destruction against Leo. The unnatural storm is also the works of witches, and magic.
What follows is an exciting, wild, intense adventure that has Jane, Eli, Alex, Edmund and Bruiser running all over New Orleans to stop the killings. We have little time to breath, as one after another finds Jane in the middle of death defying situations. It also becomes clear that the long thought dead European vampire leaders have planned this for a long time, and along the way, Jane will discover that there are traitors in the midst. Will Jane be able to stop the ultra powerful enemies? Will Leo survive or will the European vampires succeed in their takeover attempt?
In between all of this non-stop action packed story, we get to spend time with Jane’s ever growing team, some of whom we have come to love. Eli has become so great, as Jane’s second; Alex. Eli’s brother and techie, has begun to mature more; Edmund, a ancient powerful vampire, is Jane’s Primo and is slowly becoming another favorite; I also like Brute. Jane has evolved so much since the first book, Skinwalker. She is much stronger, confident, and caring, and totally in sync with Beast. I love Beast, and now they are fully one; stronger, better, smarter, and unbeatable. It was great to see Jane open her heart and look at Eli and Alex as family, and also care about Brute, and Edmund. I loved how her romance with Bruiser just keeps getting better and sexier; watching them both falling in love. Just love them together. I happily note: who needs Rick LaFleur.
Most importantly, Jane has become so much more powerful, with her own magic, and strength, as well as her stronger abilities with Beast, such as shifting much faster; her understanding and use of the gray between. Cold Reign was another fantastic edition to the Jane Yellowrock series. Bravo to Faith Hunter for another sensational story.
Molly Everhart Trueblood
During the series, her earth magics morph into Death Magic. She has trouble growing things, making them thrive. The woods behind the house were hit with some kind of blight, beetles or fungus or something, and they were dying and she couldn’t make them right. To Jane the new magic smells different: metallic and brittle, like heated steel and old bones. It smells like a man’s magic, though Evan’s magic was sexless, no more masculine or feminine than Molly’s or her sisters’.
Molly learns how to fight them back and how to use her earth magics again, and adds Latin to her spells.
**Compiled by Melissa M. Gilbert of Clicking Keys, for the Character History of the Jane Yellowrock world**
New York Times Bestselling author Faith Hunter writes three series: the Jane Yellowrock series, dark urban fantasy novels featuring Jane, a Cherokee Skinwalker; the Rogue Mage novels, a dark, urban fantasy / post apocalyptic series and role playing game featuring Thorn St. Croix; and the Soulwood Series featuring Nell Nicholson Ingram.
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