Shadow Rites (Janes Yellowrock – 10) by Faith Hunter
(Excerpt from Goodreads) Slaying vampires is child’s play for skinwalker Jane Yellowrock. But handling the complicated politics of New Orleans’ supernatural players is another story…
Jane is keeping the peace between visiting groups of witches and vamps in the city, but then trouble comes knocking on her doorstep. When her house is magically attacked, the wild chase to find her assailants unearths a mystery that has literally been buried deep.
A missing master vampire, presumed long deceased, is found chained in a pit…undead, raving mad, and in the company of two human bodies. Now it’s up to Jane to find out who kept the vampire hidden for so long and why, because the incident could tip already high supernatural tensions to an all-out arcane war.
The Witch Conclave is planned and it’s up to Jane Yellowrock to protect Leo and the witches. Unfortunately there are two witches with amped up powers that are targeting the Witch Conclave and Jane. Their goal is to see that the conclave doesn’t happen. But attacking Jane personally is NOT going to end well. Leo is trying to get everything situated before the European vampires make an appearance. But when a master vampire is discovered locked in a well, starved and insane things are going to take a turn for the worse. But this is nothing new in a day of Jane Yellowrock.
Jane Yellowrock is one of my favorite characters and since this is the 10th book in the series I’m clearly not the only one. Jane is trying to keep everyone safe but just keeps finding herself hip deep in trouble. It seems all of those spells she has taken over the years are finally starting to catch up with her. I really loved seeing all of the old characters and seeing how they have grown.
I have loved reading Faith Hunter’s stories since I first read Bloodring. The Jane Yellowrock series is one of my favorites and I love watching everything happen to Janes and seeing her get everything taking care of.
If you like fantasy stories you need to get this book. Although I recommend reading the rest of the series, it will make you feel more comfortable with the story.
I received Shadow Rites for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.