Jane Yellowrock goes back to the city where it all began in the newest installment of this thrilling New York Times bestselling series.
Jane used to hunt vampires, but now she’s their queen. She’s holed up in the mountains with the Yellowrock Clan, enjoying a little peace, when a surprise attack on her people proves that trouble is brewing. Someone is using very old magic to launch a bid for power, and it’s all tied to the place where Jane was first drawn into the world of Leo Pellissier—the city of New Orleans.
Jane is compelled to return to NOLA because someone is trying to destabilize the paranormal world order. And because she now sits near the top of the vampire world, the assault is her problem. She will do what she must to protect what’s hers. Her city. Her people. Her power. Her crown.
Warning! Mild spoilers below.
True Dead is the 14th installment in the Jane Yellowrock series and was another fast paced, exciting, and rollercoaster of emotions!
In this installment, Jane and company head back to NOLA for Wrassler and Jodie’s wedding. This time however, Jane returns not as the Enforcer vampire hunter but as the Dark Queen. Now healed from a form of magical cancer, Jane is the Dark Queen, Master of New Orleans, and every Mithran in North America. However, while some are her loyal subjects there are also threats among the ancient vampires. So now Jane must figure out her problems with her ability to shift and the politics of her position and she’ll need all the help she can get. The reason is the European vamps allied themselves with a certain group who also want Jane’s magical artifacts for their own gain.
Overall, I loved True Dead with all its twists and turns! Just goes to show Jane has more than a few surprises up her sleeve now that she’s the Dark Queen. Faith Hunter sure did a great job showing the difference between the Jane from Skinwalker and the Jane from True Dead. She’s really come a long way since then. We finally got some questions answered but as always new questions took their place which I look forward to see answered in future installments. Once again, Faith Hunter did not disappoint!
*I received True Dead from Berkley Publishing Group via NetGalley in return for an honest review.*