Saturday, 6 May 2017

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Cold Reign - Faith Hunter

Release Date: 04/05/17
Publisher: Ace


Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker, and the woman rogue vampires fear most. As the Enforcer to Leo Pellisier, Master of the City of New Orleans, she walks softly and carries a big stake. But Leo's power over vast American territories is being threatened. A delegation of European fangheads has arrived, and Leo fears their influence. Jane is tasked with overseeing their visit. But when a revenant vampire is raised, and several humans are killed, she has to wonder if they're already making trouble


I've been a big fan of Faith's work for quite some time so I've really been looking forward to Janes next outing to see how she would be tested by not only the author but the characters she was faced against.

What happens within the pages is a bloody battle for New Orleans and the New World as players from the Old one seek to take over with not only outright conflict but enough subtle nuances and chess like moves to make it not only difficult to see what they're up to but the overall goals.

Its well written, the principle characters work well together and when you throw into the mix the bonds of all concerned you care about each of them in the conflicts that occur within, so much so that you're heart is in your mouth as to whether they'll survive or not. Add to this top notch prose and of course villains worthy of our heroine and all round I was a more than happy reader.

My only real qualm about the while book was the sheer amount of clothing they went through, surely no one has the budget or the wardrobe space for so many to get ruined? Other than that though a pure joy.

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