Dark Heir by Faith Hunter

cover59114-mediumTitle:  Dark Heir

Series:  Jane Yellowrock Book #9

Author:  Faith Hunter

Genre:  Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Blurb:   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.

Thoughts:  I have been a fan of the Jane Yellowrock series for awhile now, so this was an automatic read for me. I was anxious to read this one because with the previous book in the series, Broken Soul, I started to feel like the series was going a little stale for me. I just lost some of my enthusiasm for the series with that eighth book , and I was hoping to recapture it with Dark Heir. Unfortunately, for me, it seems like it may be the end of the road for this series for me.

I totally get that the Yellowrock series is more urban fantasy and not romance, yet for me it seems that romantic interests are introduced, we get ramped up by the fact that they are now together, and then the male love interest gets relegated to the bare minimum of a role in the book. We seen that with Rick, and now with Bruiser. (However, I keep hoping that Jane and Eli will manage to get together…sigh) Then we come to the action of the series, and I hate to say it just seems more of the same old stuff. I’m just not feeling the draw to it anymore.

This one was just an okay read in this series for me.

Rate:  C


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