Shapeshifting skinwalker Jane Yellowrock is the best in the business when it comes to slaying vampires. But her latest fanged foe may be above her pay grade…
For centuries, the extremely powerful and ruthless vampire witches of the European Council have wandered the Earth, controlling governments, fostering war, creating political conflict, and often leaving absolute destruction in their wake. One of the strongest of them is set to create some havoc in the city of New Orleans, and it’s definitely personal.
Jane is tasked with tracking him down. With the help of a tech wiz and an ex-Army ranger, her partners in Yellowrock Securities, she’ll have to put everything on the line, and hope it’s enough. Things are about to get real hard in the Big Easy.
Dark Heir is the 9th book in the Jane Yellowrock series and I still hate Leo! Why Jane doesn’t just stake him is the most infuriating part of the series. Leo is one of those “gray” characters, he’s not 100% good and not 100% evil. In fact all the vampires are pretty much in the same area as Leo. Oh sure some are more evil than others but Faith Hunter’s vampires are not the cuddly kind, not even the “nice” ones.
Like many of the vampire troubles Jane finds herself in is due in big part to the Master of New Orleans, Leo. Jane and her partners, the Younger brothers are trying to stop a crazy old suck head that Leo had chained up in his basement. There’s a lot of vampire politics involved keeping Jane from just staking the dangerous vampire.
As Jane and the gang work to bring down the vampire there’s a lot of emotional and relationship stuff going on for Jane. She and the Younger brothers are becoming more of a family than just partners. Molly, Jane’s BFF and witch is walking the line between being a good witch and a bad witch and their friendship is still not back on solid ground. Then there’s George aka Bruiser. He and Jane seems to be heading in the right direction for their relationship when I really enjoy seeing now that I’m back on Team George.
One thing I could have done without was a phone call with Ricky. But at least it was short and Jane had the right reaction to it.
Dark Heir is not to be missed by Jane Yellowrock fans. While it was not my favorite book in the series it was still an enjoyable listen and I can’t wait to see where Faith Hunter task Jane and Beast.
New York Times bestselling author Faith Hunter writes dark urban fantasy and paranormal thrillers, including the Skinwalker series, featuring rogue-vampire hunter Jane Yellowrock, and the Rogue Mage series, a post-apocalyptic, alternate reality series, featuring Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage. She has a new series under wraps.