Author: Faith Hunter
Series: Jane Yellowrock, Book 2
Publication: Roc (January 5, 2010)
Description: Jane Yellowrock is back on the prowl against the children of the night...
Leo Pellissier, head of the Vampire Council, has hired skinwalker Jane Yellowrock to hunt and kill one of their own who has broken sacred ancient rules. But Jane quickly realizes that in a community that is thousands of years old, loyalties run deep, mythos have real power, and the past often has more force than the present.
When the witches and blood magic--black magic--become involved, Jane Yellowrock needs new weapons and friends at her side to fight the malevolent evil that stalks New Orleans.
My Thoughts: Jane Yellowrock is in New Orleans trying to fulfill her contract with the vampire master of the city and kill the vampire that is creating rogue vampires. The events of the previous book have made the master of the city - Leo Pellissier - very angry with her and lost so deeply in grief that he is a danger to himself and those around him. Her witch friend Molly and Molly's two children are staying with her in New Orleans while Molly's husband is in Brazil. Good thing Molly is there because for some strange reason vampires and witches, normally bitter enemies, are teaming up.
Jane not only has to stay alive but has to contend with a different kind of vampire who is learning a way to cut down on the usual ten year wait before a newly turned vampire regains his identity and sanity. As Jane hunts for this vampire she also learns more about vampire history and beliefs.
Jane is also learning more about herself as she goes through some ceremonies to help her recover her lost past. That she is a skinwalker is a secret from most of the world but a couple of people learn her secret in this episode. I love the relationship between Jane and her Beast. I also love her relationship with Bruiser - George Dumas - who is Leo Pellisier's blood servant and her relationship with Rick LaFleur - former undercover cop and current love interest.
Fans of urban fantasy will enjoy this series. I can't wait to read the next volume and am excited to have so many still to go.
"Leo is not the most dangerous creature in this city." His voice was low and certain, the tone of a man who has seen and survived too much. "It is his power that has kept the peace for so long, between beings that have few morals, and often no compunction about killing humans. He is simply not himself, lost in his grief."I bought this book. You can buy your copy here.