Review: Curse On The Land

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Set in the same world as Faith Hunter’s New York Times bestselling Jane Yellowrock novels, the second Soulwood novel tells the story of a woman whose power comes from deep within the earth…
 
Before Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she had no one to rely on, finding strength only in in her arcane connection to the dark woods around her. But now she has friends in the newly-formed PsyLED team to keep her grounded—even if being part of the agency responsible for policing paranormals presents dangers of its own…
 
After training at the PsyLED academy, Nell returns home to her woods to find the land feeling sick and restless. And that sickness is spreading. With the help of her team, under the leadership of agent Rick LaFleur, Nell tries to determine the cause. But nothing can prepare them for the evil that awaits: an entity that feeds on death itself. And it wants more…

Warning! Mild spoilers below.

Haven’t heard of the Soulwood series?
Well, its a spin-off series from the same world of the Jane Yellowrock series. However, instead of Jane as the main heroine, we get Nell Ingram who was introduced in the Jane Yellowrock short story Off the Grid and in Blood of the Earth, the first novel of the Soulwood series.
Now if you enjoyed Blood of the Earth then be sure to go out and buy its sequel, Curse On The Land, because overall, it was another amazing well written Faith Hunter novel.

In this installment, it picks up with Nell returning to Soulwood after getting out of Spook School at PsyLED. Nell expected to have some R&R time before preparing herself for g her first case. Upon arriving to her home Nell notices something isn’t right in the land due to her her magical connection to her land. Sadly, Nell is going to have to wait to find out the cause  because Unit-18’s leader, Rick LaFleur, calls to give her a case that requires her abilities. However, Nell and her team soon discover that the strange things that are occurring in Knox County are because of an ancient power that should not be disturbed.

It may be book 2 of the Soulwood series but I am really enjoying the series!

The Nell we met in Off the Grid and Blood of the Earth has slowly grown into her new role as a paranormal crimes agent. As you read through  Curse On The Land you can note some of the changes in Nell. We can see how she’s trying to repair the relationship with her family and is developing a relationship with her teammates. This is a big step for Nell who was seen as a hermit in Off the Grid and Blood of the Earth. Although, there were moments when Nell has self doubt moments but I have a feeling as the series continues to grow so will Nell.

*I received Curse On The Land from Berkley Publishing Group via Netgalley in return for an honest review.*

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