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Shadow Rites

Jane Yellowrock, Book 10
Written by: Faith Hunter
Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
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Jane Yellowrock has her hands full in the latest novel in the New York Times best-selling series that captures "the essence of urban fantasy" (SF Site).

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 door. 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.

©2016 Faith Hunter (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • omnireader
  • 2016-04-08

Great Urban Fantasy series

The witches are coming to Nola for a conclave, during which they will consider Leo, Master of the City's proposal for peace and co-operation between them and the vampires. Leo needs this peace accord in advance of a long-awaited visit from the European vampires. Yellowrock Securities is, of course, involved in every aspect of the arrangements. Tensions begin to heighten when an ancient vampire, thought to be true-dead, is discovered in a water-filled shaft, tortured and starved. The smell of witchcraft is all over the pit and witches also seem to be targeting Jane in particular.

Shadow Rites starts at a run and hardly stops, with some let-ups in the action for relationship building. Just about everyone who played a part in the previous nine books rates at least a mention; many are present for the action. There is even a brief exchange of information between Jane and former boyfriend, Rick LaFleur. I have to say that I wish Rick LaFleur would crawl back under the rock he came from for once and for all. The relationships among Bruiser, Jane and the rest of her friends and associates are progressing nicely. Jane finally has a "family" for the first time in her long life.

The audiobook is superbly narrated by Kristine Hvam, as always. Her interpretation of "Beast" is spot-on; I wish there were more passages with "Beast" in control in Shadow Rites. Great urban fantasy series!

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  • LOYL-00
  • 2016-04-10

Soon Good. I listened to it twice.

Faith Hunter you've done it again. I hope the next book is sooner then not--LOL. Jane Yellowrock is pushing herself to the hilt of her abilities again. The vamps, witches, Youngers and new additions are making her home a bit tight, but are good backup for the excitement when magic is flying everywhere. Thank you Faith, please keep this series going as long as you can.

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  • LLT Audible Fanatic
  • 2016-04-08

Love the stories love the narrator

Love the rhythm of the narrator love the texture of her voice. I love the rhythm of the author's prose. And the complexity of the world and stories.

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  • lauren
  • 2016-04-08

Why did it have to end?

I really enjoyed this book. Looking for to the next installment. Loved the narrator as usual

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  • Penguin
  • 2016-04-07

She did it again!

Where does Shadow Rites rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This series is fantastic, even after 10 books it is still going strong . I didn't think it would get better - I thought it would continue to stay as a "great series". Now I'd say its my number 1

What other book might you compare Shadow Rites to and why?

none - Faith Hunter has a unique story with Jane Yellowrock.

Which character – as performed by Khristine Hvam – was your favorite?

She does a fabulous job with each character - it is a pleasure to listen to her.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I loved it ! as I said previously. I didn't think it could get better ....but it is ! and I'm sooooo looking forward to the next book in the series.

Any additional comments?

If you haven't listened to the Jane Yellowrock series - and you're looking for a unique story with in-depth characters, this is it. Faith Hunters first book in this series is a bit simplistic, but she develops as a writer and storyteller and even with book #1 simplicity, its still a good listen. Continuing with the saga the characters and story line are developed and it just keeps getting better.

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  • Jennifer
  • 2016-04-07

Next???

Just OMG next please!!! Book 11
Release date? Summer would be good Faith
Hate the wait love the series

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  • Wendy
  • 2016-04-10

Fresh

Amazingly enough, Hunter keeps Jane fresh in this installment of Jane's story. Evolving as a character, Jane progresses toward family.... A unit that fulfills and sustains her as she battles monsters. Sigh.... Counting down the months until I get to share her journey again.

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  • Catherine
  • 2016-04-10

Awesomeness! !

She's done it again! Jane Yellowrock series is always an exciting adventure that holds the reader thru the whole story. you never want it to end! Keep them coming as we fans will be here for you! KUDOS!!!!

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  • Karen
  • 2016-04-09

Love Jane Yellowtock

I had problems turning it off. It may be book 10, but there is still so much story to tell. I am eagerly awaiting the next one!


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  • AmazonQueen
  • 2016-04-07

I've always loved these books

I can't wait for each one and I can't wait to hear them by this narrator. She makes it all come to life.

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