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Shattered Bonds

Jane Yellowrock, Book 13
Written by: Faith Hunter
Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
Series: Jane Yellowrock, Book 13
Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Jane Yellowrock must dig deep and find strength within herself if she is to survive in the latest novel in this New York Times best-selling series.

Jane Yellowrock is a vampire-killer-for-hire, but her last battle with an ancient arcane enemy has brought her low. She seeks retreat in the Appalachian Mountains to grieve the loss of her friends, and to heal - or to die - from the disease brought on by her magic. 

But malevolent elements in the paranormal community still seek to destroy Jane, and a terrifying foe stalks her, even into the safety of the hills. With nowhere to run and her body failing, the rogue-vampire hunter and her inner Beast must discover a way to defeat this new threat, and find a form that gives her a chance to fight another day.

©2019 Faith Hunter (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Shattered bonds

Each books gets better. Jane keeps kicking butt and taking names . Book 13 is just as thrilling as the previous 12. Well done Faith and Kristine .

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Great Read!

Loved the book. Miss the interaction between friends and family of previous books. Some here but not as much as previous books. Still a great read.

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I can't get enough of your yellow Rock

another great book I enjoyed the tail and I hope there's money more to come. 😊

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  • LexiLikesLiterature
  • 2019-11-08

"Conundrums, upon Inigmas, upon dilemmas"

This is my #1 favorite series, but this is not my favorite book. Usually, I'd ride the J.Y. bandwagon down hill with no brakes, but not for this installment. If this was some random book from nowhere it might get a higher rating, but Jane Yellowrock is held to a higher standard. On a positive note, Beast is so entertaining in this book. She still wants to hunt Bison in Edmond's car... Please Goddess of Love let her hunt in that car! She has been asking for 6 books now 🤣. Now, if you're still reading this then you must want to know my grievances, so dont leave me nasty messages just because you dont agree. But I'm ok if we see things differently... let's discuss like big boys and girls. My issues: 1. Has it gone too far with some of these storylines? At this point there are so many details that it didnt stop at complicated, it ran over confusing, and then fly past conundrums. 😓😳 Ex: The Son of Darkness ( a vampire) starts to grow an exoskeleton turning himself into some kind of insect so he can walk through time with the rainbow dragons that he caught in a crystal who are from another world but stuck here because vampires guard the gates to their home and so these dragons want to go back in time and destroy all vampires but the witches to do a time circle wont let them out because they are being flayed by the S.O.D whom I said before is turning into an insect. 2. Jane doesnt need any more super powers. Her character was fine before all this time walking crap. In this book, she is now the ruler of these rainbow Dragons who dont listen to a word she says. And then right at the low point she figures out this new power to "change" her magic. Her words not mine. 3. Chapter 16 has so much whining. Bruiser,goes on and on about Leo made me a bad guy... leo made me do this and that... blag blah blah. We are in Book 13 dont need all this cry baby stuff. 4. We constantly get reminded that the sons of darkness sacrificed their sister and ate her body... over and over... I got do tired of hearing this. 5. Jane doesnt believe in ghost... all the vampires, werewolves, rainbow dragons, and Angel's but you have the audacity to not believe in ghost... 😒really? I'm not sure why but that just irked me. If you've ever read any of my reviews then you know I love a good detailed and complicated story. But this one gets to the point where its ridiculous. Can we get back to the vampire politics and fighting? We did the magical dragons and explored the angel thing... now let's go back to what made us live this series. Jane needs to travel to Europe and kick some vampire butt. Bring Leo back and we can find out if he and Jane clash or not... so many other options that this road. Again just my opinion. But as a loyal fan, I'll be reading the next one. And all the ones after that. Just hope they aren't like this one. Khristine Hvam is perfect and one of the best parts of this series. 2 Stars 🌟🌟- Decent. Has Potential. Possibly a good idea for a story but something could have been better.

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  • ShaSha (Lover of Audiobooks!)
  • 2019-10-31

Everyone: How do you top Dark Queen? Faith: Watch!

When you have been writing a series for a long time it is easy enough to start being redundant. As a reader that is the last thing that you want to happen. There are some series out there that should just end, however for us Faith Hunter this series is not the case. I have to admit that I have no idea what I was getting into. The way that Dark Queen ended I thought there was no way anything can top that. Looks like I was wrong. Jane is dying from cancer and there is nothing her, Molly, or anyone can do. Throughout the entire story I was waiting for someone to save her. In this story everyone seemed to be working at 70%. I am glad that people where not at 100% be it with their emotions or just physically. I am glad that everyone that mattered to Jane was there supporting her and letting her know that claiming them as family and not actually acting as family is not what she is doing. There were new characters and old characters. There are also new situations that are happening. There are a couple of things that popped up within this book that I am intrigued about. I cannot wait until the next book but can wait since Beast has a FB page.

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  • M. Kelley
  • 2019-10-30

Another thriller

Shattered bonds Dark feeling in the beginning and then it gets worse. Another vampire bully, who seems to channel a malicious entity of some sort. Jane gathers what allies she still has. Lots of bad feeling about the way Jane took off from NOLA and lack of communication. Jane wanted to withdraw and there were lots of hurt feelings over this. So there is a sort of cloud over this book. We watch it play out, not being able to guess how things will turn out. Faith’s Yellowrock series is always a scary and complicated read and Shattered Bonds was no exception. There are still hanging threads to be sorted out and the next book is at least 18 months out, which is a hard wait. There was a surprise revelation from an angel. The arconciels are fractious and there is a European mythrin war going on, Bruiser needs to figure out his purpose, but the ending was satisfying even with hanging threads.

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  • Amy R
  • 2019-10-30

Good Story

The narrator did a great job. I was glad to have some resolution in this book as pertaining to an issue in book 12. I am looking forward to the next book in this series to see where the author takes the storyline.

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  • sondra
  • 2019-10-30

Could not stop

Could not turn it off ! Faith Hunter did it again. Love this series! Anyone looking for a new series needs to start this one.

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  • Kendra
  • 2019-10-30

Awesome

If you want a solid read Faith Hunter is the author to pick up. This book doesn’t disappoint. A serious must read.

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  • Judy
  • 2019-11-01

She just keeps getting better & better!

It kept me on the edge of my seat. Laughing out loud, to tears. Loved it. Think I’m going back for the would series again. Love Yelliwrock

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  • Jude
  • 2019-10-30

WOW

Faith Hunter does it again. Just when I think maybe the Jane Yellowrock series must fizzle out, an new, or old...dilemma or adversary appears that push Jane to a whole new level of self examination and physial stamana. Shattered-Bonds does just that and so much more! I love and hate these characters more than ever. I can see a relisten in the very near future. I'm sure I missed some details while I was consumed with others.

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  • Rogan and Melinda
  • 2019-10-31

We’ll Save Skippy, Too

We are back in the mountains of NC for this book. Jane has purchased a winery and and uncompleted inn (if nothing else, this gives our favorite Ranger something to do while he frets). CBD oil and protein shakes and late heavy snowfall all contribute to the atmosphere of this novel. I always think the newest novel is the best, but, holy cow, this one really is.

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  • SpeedMonkey
  • 2019-10-31

Hunter Does it Again

Another Yellowrock adventure that pulls you in and doesn't let go! A must read/hear story!

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