When the Master of the City of New Orleans asks Jane Yellowrock to improve security for a future visit from a delegation of European vampires, she names an exorbitant price, but Leo is willing to pay. That's because the Eurovamps want Leo's territory, and he knows he needs Jane to prevent a total bloodbath. Leo, however, doesn't mention how this new job will change Jane's life or the danger it will bring her and her team. But Jane has much more to worry about than some greedy vamps, there's a vicious creature stalking the streets of New Orleans, and its agenda seems to be ripping Leo and her to pieces. Now she just has to figure out how to kill something she can't even see. With the added bonus of a group of lunatic vampires closing in and dark secrets being hidden in the deepest levels of Vamp HQ, Jane's life just got much more dangerous for her, and everyone she loves.
As much as I love the 'Jane Yellowrock' series, I can never seem to concentrate one hundred percent when I am reading them, it's not the writing that does it, it's just that the story gets so complex and mind-boggling that I have to re-read some passages in order to fully grasp everything that is happening, lets just say that if you haven't read the previous books, you would never be able to understand anything that is happening within the pages. Jane is one of my favourite heroins, she's a kick-ass lady with a whole heap of guns, knives, leather, claws and a tragic past filled with desolation, hunger and survival. She bows to no-one, not even Leo, the Master of New Orleans who would see her under his command and control. Nothing is ever obvious, there is never a straightforward answer to any problem or catastrophe and you can never guess at what is going to happen next, and this is why I love it so much, it keeps me guessing and on the edge of my seat/bed the entire time. When it comes to Urban Fantasy, Faith Hunter is the one to crawl to for all your shots of badass protagonists and psychotic creatures of the night.
Rating: 3.5/5 Titans
Books in the 'Jane Yellowrock' series
Dark Heir (coming 2015)