Saturday, January 15, 2011

Review: Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter

Mercy Blade
Author:Faith Hunter
Release Date: January 4, 2011
Publisher: ROC
Jane Yellowrock Book #3
ISBN:  0451463722
ISBN13: 9780451463722
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker − and a vampire killer for hire. But lately she’s found herself taking blood money from the very vampires she used to hunt...

Things are heating up in the Big Easy. Weres have announced their existence tot he world, and revived the bitter tensions that run between them and their old enemies: vampires. As a trusted employee of Leo Pellissier, Blood Master of the City, Jane finds herself caught in the cross fire.

When Jane is attacked by a pack of marauding were-wolves, she is thankful for the help of a mysterious stranger named Girrard. He explains that he used to be Leo’s “Mercy Blade,” a sacred position charged with killing vampires who have gone insane. What Jane doesn’t know is why this powerful assassin left New Orleans − or, more troubling, why he’s now returned. It’s definitely not to make Jane’s life easier..

So has many books with cliffhanger endings lately and MERCY BLADE sure didn't want to be left out. I love how the Jane Yellowrock series is based on real world places and times just with the addition of supernatural beings. I enjoyed the storyline and found that everything was paced perfectly. There is a bunch of sexual tension in MERCY BLADE and I'm dying to know what will come of certain relationships. I enjoyed the investigation techniques and procedures that are followed and seem to stick close to real life. The action was exciting and left me on the edge of my seat. Faith Hunter is wonderful about explaining details and it really brings the story together. It seems like Jane is really close to having what she is revealed and It will be interesting to see what happens after that happens. The next book is already named RAVEN CURSED but has no release date yet that I could find.

I gave it 4/5 stars