Skinwalker. Skinwalker One of paranormal fantasy’s toughest heroines, Jane Yellowrock, debuted with a vengence A year ago Jane nearly lost her life taking. Jane Yellowrock is a Cherokee Skinwalker– one of the very last. She also shares her body with the soul of a mountain lion, Beast, as a result of accidental black. Jane uses her abilities for good as a hunter of rogue vampires, but the skinwalkers of real-life Native American lore are sinister figures best.
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Jane Yellowrock is a skinwalker, a human who can change shape into any animal. But unlike other skinwalkers, she shares her body with Beast, who is the soul of a mountain lion. There she not only learns more about the inner-workings of their supposedly sane vampire culture, but also more about her mysterious past and her Cherokee heritage. Jane is an excellent heroine. I loved Beast and her violent and simple way of thinking and doing things.
And it was wonderful that we got POVs from both of them. As the story progressed, Jane did find out some missing pieces, especially about Beast and I hope we learn more as the series continues.
The plot was very captivating with all the different vampires and witches. I liked the fact that Jane seems to be the last skinwalkerr the skinwalkers, and hopefully we will find out more about her and about others.
I really liked the Native folklore yellowgock this book, it was very interesting.
Skinwalker | Faith Hunter
skinwlaker Skinwalker was a solid and great first instalment to a Urban Fantasy series that I have high hopes for. Highly recommended to UF fans.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Skinwalker by Faith Hunter. First in a brand new series from the author of the Rogue Mage novels Jane Yellowrock is a supernatural skinaalker sharing her body with the soul of a mountain lion. When the rogue-vampire hunter is hired to hunt down a particularly nasty vamp, Jane is drawn into the steamy New Orleans vampire society where she learns the skinealker of the “sane” vampire culture, more First in a brand new series from the author of the Rogue Mage novels Jane Yellowrock is a supernatural skinwalker–one sharing her body with the soul of a mountain lion.
When the rogue-vampire hunter is ywllowrock to hunt down a particularly nasty vamp, Jane is drawn into the steamy Skinwal,er Orleans vampire society where she learns the ins-and-outs of the “sane” vampire culture, skinawlker about her own Cherokee heritage, and we are drawn into a rousing, fast-paced thriller.
Mass Market Paperbackpages. Published July 7th by Ace Books first published May 22nd New Orleans, Louisiana United States. To see what kane friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Skinwalkerplease sign up.
Is this copying Mercy Thompson and Anita Blake? Patytrico No it is not and, personally, found the first book refreshing. I’m about half of the 2nd one and liked so far.
Also have the first of the spin-off …more No it is not and, personally, found the first book refreshing. Also have the first of the spin-off Skinwalkker of the Earth in my reading list, I hope the quality would continue stable. But I must confess that I like the first book in the A. Blake and Mercy series but I quickly lost interest because of the repetitive sex acrobatics and blind stupidity in same ocasions of the heroines.
I like steamy sex scenes but also like a good story.
Blake and Thompson let the plot fall in favor of sex Diana Not much swearing. The main character does not approve of swearing. There is some sex but not too much. Lots of sexual tension though.
See all 5 questions about Skinwalker…. Lists with This Book. Lovers of kick-ass heroines and Native American folklore. There are all kinds of twists on various folklores and mythologies, as well as multitudes of different takes on a myriad of supernatural creatures. We all have our favorites and not-so-favorites. Ghosts, zombies, and other dead things in general excepting vampires. Which is exactly what happened when I came across Skinwalker by Faith Hunter.
Jane had just arrived in New Orleans to start a new job after healing from her previous job. Yeah, the one where she and her friend Molly took out an entire family of rogue vampires, and she almost got her throat ripped out.
But it really was the first book, and the references to that first job were meant to entice you into reading the prequel story released in an anthology the same skinwalkdr that Skinwalker was released. Jane in New Orleans for a new job.
And Jane is very good at her job. She makes Jane a much more complex character, and her insights as a yellowrocck and predator while Jane is on a job only add depth to the story. When Julie showed up in book 2 of Kate DanielsI was a goner. Firm rules in reference to supes. I absolutely HATE it when authors try to polish and sparkle the existence of all things supernatural.
If she wants to be bigger or smaller than she is in real life, she has to either get the mass yellorock somewhere, or store it somewhere. Rick, Leo, Bruiser, take your pick, they are sminwalker.
Skinwalker by Faith Hunter is the brilliant beginning of the Jane Yellowrock series. It takes you on a wild ride through the eyes of a puma concoloron the roof of moving vehicles, all to catch a killer whose identity will surprise even veteran mystery readers.
And Beast jabe pretty darn cool, too. My other reviews for this series: View all 72 comments. Aug 03, carol. UF fans who like action.
Let me get one thing straight: I don’t read romance novels. If romance is included within the scope of main character yellowrocm, I’ll still read it. But if the main story is magickal, wonderful, soulmate kind of l-o-v-e and there is pining, angst, and ridiculous pretend fights when really they l-o-v-e each other but can’t admit it, that’s a big fat “pass” for me.
Jane is an interesting, unusual e Let me get one thing straight: Jane is an interesting, unusual entry into the UF field, featuring an part-Cherokee woman with a one-of-a-kind ability to shapechange. Jane rides into town on her motorcycle Bitsa “bits of this, bits of that”interviewing for a job with the New Orleans vampire clan, hunting a rogue vampire that is tarnishing their reputation and hurting their position with the police.
After meeting Katie, one of the vampire council representatives and madam of a house of ill repute, Jane gets the job. Efforts to discover the rogue are hampered as Jane is shadowed by a couple of men that might be working with a different agenda.
Lead supporting role in this book goes to Beast, a mountain lion who shares Jane’s body. Unfortunately, Jane’s memory gaps ajne her without explanation for her and Beast’s relationship, skonwalker that will change after she meets a Cherokee shaman and requires vamp healing during her search for the rogue.
Set in New Orleans, the city proves to be a lush background. Hunter gives a good feel for the details, from cobblestone streets to decorative balconies, to the overbearing heat and humidity. In the UF field, there are many different degrees in an author’s ability to use language, and Hunter does well with few missteps.
While Jane herself is a very direct person, she does describe things in enough detail to keep the story interesting and unique, from teapots to the smell of a janee.
For a first novel, yyellowrock does a decent job of avoiding the dreaded info-dump, and feeds bits and pieces to the reader in large enough chunks to give context but not bog down the story. It also allows some of Jane’s internal humor to show through when she is being professional enough to not say her remarks out loud. We did get one girly scene of her shopping and then dancing, which makes me wonder a little if Hunter is trying to be all things to all readers.
You know–Jane rides a bike, carries a bad-ass gun–but can wear frothy little skirts and dance! Her long hair bothered me as well, especially given Jane as a no-nonsense fighter. I think it makes sense in context of Native heritage, but that’s not given as a reason. Had I been Hunter’s editor, I would have asked that they stressed that this is the first time Jane interacts with “normal” vamps.
I think she took some uncharacteristic and stupid actions according to what she says to the reader in the narrative when she first meets Leo, the head of the council, but that could probably be explained by the newness of the experience. There are a few things along these lines that trouble me skinwaljer Jane’s decision-making.
I’m not sure it’s internally consistent. Still, it’s a decent book. The mystery of the “rogue vamp” that doesn’t act like a vamp moves along nicely.
While sexual tension plays a role in many of her interactions, both male and female, it doesn’t overtake the story or focus on the mystery. A supporting character of Jane’s close friend Molly and her godchildren Angie and Evan help humanize Jane’s rough edges and show her caring side. While it doesn’t avoid all of the UF tropes, Hunter does a nice job of making a strong, distinct female character.
Her unusual ethnicity and mystical connections make a nice touch in the UF world of vampires, fae and weres. Overall, it’s probably a 3. Cross posted at http: