Faith Hunter did an amazing job with this finale to her Jane Yellowrock series. Jane went out strong. To the end, she took care of her people. All of the loose ends were tied up and even though I’ll miss Jane and Bruiser, I still have the Soulwood novels to look forward to.
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Title: Souls for the Dead
Author: Faith Hunter
Series: Soulwood; #5
Publisher: Ace Books
Date: July 28, 2020
Nell Ingram is a rookie PsyLed agent, using the powers she can channel from deep within the earth to solve paranormal crimes. Together with her team, she’s taken on the darkest magic and the direst foes. But she’ll need to tap into every ounce of power she has for her newest case.
Nell is called to the Tennessee mansion of a country music star and finds a disturbing scene–dead bodies rapidly decaying before everyone’s eyes. The witch on her team, T. Laine, knows this can only be one thing: death magic, a rare type of craft used to steal life forces. PsyLed needs to find this lethal killer fast. But when a paranormal-hating FBI agent tries to derail the investigation, they find themselves under attack from all sides.
This was an absolutely amazing book. At times, I held my breath due to the tension. At other times, I laughed out loud (Marilyn! When you read the book, you’ll understand). I have enjoyed all of these books, and the Jane Yellowrock ones, as well, but this one was my favorite.
Nell has grown so much as a woman and in her power. The relationship with Occam is warm and loving. I want a cat-man. Mud is in some ways a typical pre-teen and in others so exceptional due to her raising and her gifts. Nell definitely has her hands full with her.
All of my favorite characters make an appearance. Firewind, who I don’t want to like, is growing on me. Ricky-bo is also becoming likeable. There are hints of something unnamed going on with other team members and I can’t wait to find out what that is all about.
I have been in a terrible reading slump recently. This book has helped tremendously. It was engrossing, exciting, and so satisfying.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind-a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. But now she’s been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie’s Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who’s killing other vamps…
This book reminded me a little of Patricia Briggs’ Mercy books, but I think it was just the Skinwalker angle. Jane is far more supernatural than Mercy is portrayed.
I really enjoyed it, especially Jane’s relationship with Beast. There is no romance in the first book and I hope the later books are different in that respect.
There seems to be several in between and prequel stories. Normally I jump right on those, but there are so many I don’t know whether I will bother this time.
Yes, it was really a good book, but I haven’t fallen in love with the series yet.