Review: Cold Reign (Jane Yellowrock #11) by Faith Hunter

May 15, 2017 Review 1

Review: Cold Reign (Jane Yellowrock #11) by Faith Hunter

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…

Title: Cold Reign
Author: Faith Hunter
Series: Jane Yellowrock #11
Published by Ace
Source: Publisher
Published: May 2, 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 384
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Stars: four-half-stars
Flames: zero-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Oops, I did it again! I’m jumping into a series I have never read before, have no knowledge of and am hoping it works out. Normally it is only a few books in, but with the Jane Yellowrock series, it is the eleventh book in. Eleventh! That’s insane! How I expected to even begin to follow along with Cold Reign is beyond me. However, looking at the reviews for the previous books as well as the blurb for this book, I just couldn’t resist. Annnnd….

I freaking loved it! Cold Reign had everything I look for in a book. Top notch characters to connect with. Jane, Bruiser, Eli, her whole ‘family’. There’s a story to them I can’t want to learn more about. An unpredictable story line. What are the Mithrans (nevermind who they are) really up to. Action, suspense, humor, that ‘Holy Cow!’ ending!!! – honestly, I could go on and on it was that spot on for me. So how did I enjoy this book so much yet feel so lost?

The lost part is easy enough to figure out. There’s quite a bit of world-building I am clueless since, as I said before, I’m reading this series for the first time. Revs? MOC? Paranormal politicking? So much to learn here. Jane herself is the biggest mystery for me. Skinwalker? I thought I had that figured out but nope. I had to turn the portion of my brain off that is usually reserved for backstory retention and just take everything as it came up. Once I did, I found myself being sucked in, losing sleep and loving every minute of it.

It’s not often I am taken that much with a series this quickly. Reading one book well into an established series and I am hooked. I’ve already started looking into reading the whole series from the beginning. Label it what you want – urban fantasy, paranormal – really I don’t care. What author Faith Hunter has got here is a masterpiece and if the previous books are as good as this one, then I may have a new go-to series to lose myself in.

 

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