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4.0 out of 5 stars Another intense novel for the Jane Yellowrock series
Jane Yellowrock is back at it again for this third book in the series. Though things start out a bit slow with Jane and her boyfriend Rick out of town in the Appalachian mountains, it quickly heats up. After seeing startling media reports that show Weres (particularly werecats in the beginning) are finally coming out in the open, they are both called back to duty in New...
Published on 31 Oct 2011 by Mistress of The Dark Path

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1.0 out of 5 stars Has Faith Hunter killed Jane Yellowrock?
Awful third installment of the Mercy Blade series! Our heroine has been reduced to a boyfriend infatuated silly little girl! OMG what happened?! The opening chapter is the worst opening of any book that I have ever read. All Jane Yellowrock does is obsess about Rick her new boyfriend of two minutes!!! In fact all she does through out the book is obsess about Rick her...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another intense novel for the Jane Yellowrock series, 31 Oct 2011
This review is from: Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock, Book 3) (Mass Market Paperback)
Jane Yellowrock is back at it again for this third book in the series. Though things start out a bit slow with Jane and her boyfriend Rick out of town in the Appalachian mountains, it quickly heats up. After seeing startling media reports that show Weres (particularly werecats in the beginning) are finally coming out in the open, they are both called back to duty in New Orleans. Jane continues her duties as an employee of Leo, the Master Vampire of the city, and Rick continues his as an undercover cop. Though they apparently began growing close over their one month relationship, this latest crisis certainly puts a strain.

Upon arriving back, Rick quickly disappears to his undercover job and Jane is requested to head up security for upcoming talks among the supernatural creatures. Other duties and tasks quickly pile up as she gets into the swing of things and, as usual, nothing in her job goes exactly as planned. In the aftermath of some bloody battles, she is forced to work quickly to solve mysteries that have a far more reaching impact than she has faced yet. New creatures and secondary characters add to her growing list of troubles, but add also to the excitement. The action is as deadly and bloody as previous books. Jane is left with little time to recover before the next confrontation begins keeping the reader in suspense. This latest installment brings back many of the characters seen before and delves further into their backgrounds. While some questions are answered, many more are brought out. Janes ability to keep her identity a secret will also become difficult. She is exposed to more supernatural races and they join the others in being suspicious of her nature.

Though I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, there are two main problems I would mention. As stated in others reviews, Jane spent far too much time in angst over Rick. For only dating him a short time and having avoided serious relationships up to meeting him, it just didn't seem credible for her to be so obsessive. The author could have shown Jane had some concern without it going overboard. Also, it seemed that Jane spent entirely too much time worrying over her religious sins. Particularly over having slept with Rick out of wedlock and nearly sleeping with another man. She is a woman that kills others for a career. Technically, Christianity emphasizes peace and turning the other cheek. She obviously doesn't follow those tenets so why all the inner dialog on her sinning? This happens frequently as the story goes along. It should also be considered that Jane follows some of her Indian heritage beliefs. This puts the two belief systems at odds. It would have been better to leave out all the unnecessary religious connotations. Her Indian beliefs have far more importance for this series anyway. If these two complaints were taken out, I would certainly label this a five star review for everything else in the story was excellent.

For those who have not read the first two books in the series, I would recommend reading them first. It is possible you could read this one alone, but it would be difficult to gain the emotional attachment and understanding of all the characters without reading the others. This is an excellent series and well worth the time to read. It is not romance heavy, but there is some elements to it. The Jane Yellowrock series is best suited for those who enjoy a bit of mystery, a tough [...] heroine, and lots of paranormal elements.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Yellowrock world gets bigger, 23 Jan 2011
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This review is from: Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock, Book 3) (Mass Market Paperback)
The third book in the Jane Yellowrock series does not disappoint.

The book starts off with the Supernatural world getting bigger with the Werewolves and Werecats coming out of the closet, this in turns throws out a bunch of problems for the Vamps and hence Jane. To top it off her boyfriend, Rick disappears whilst undercover.

I did enjoy this book, but there is quite a lot to absorb - new characters, new species, more lore, quite a few plot lines.

Annoyingly, this book had an amazing ending which leaves you wanting more - like right now!

If you liked the other books, then you will love this, maybe not just for the storylines, but for the character development and flashbacks/insight into Jane's past, oh and tensions between Jane and Bruiser.

I feel I must point out I'm definitely a Team Rick (despite some events in this book...)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars solid 3rd in series, 18 July 2011
This review is from: Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock, Book 3) (Mass Market Paperback)
Faith Hunter is an interesting author - its not always a straightforward read - a bit of concentration required, which is because sometimes she goes a bit off piste. Her Jane Yellowrock series is a lot more user friendly and enjoyable than her Rogue Mage series some of which is mad. Jane is a skinwalker and thus can shift into animal form which aids her investigations into the trials and tribulations of the local vampire community in which she seems to be increasingly involved. The romance angle hasn't been at the forefront in this series as some other urban fantasy tales. The 2 interests are cop Rick and vampire associate Bruiser. Hey I'm with Bruiser. I find Rick way too sleazy.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this series, 17 Feb 2011
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This review is from: Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock, Book 3) (Mass Market Paperback)
I'd advise you to read this excellent series in order.
Skinwalker
Blood Cross
Mercy Blade.

This is the 3rd in the series and it just gets better. This is urban fantasy, with a likeable heroine, who isn't too tough or too hard or even too damaged. She's funny, kind, sexy and kick-ass! But, and this is a big thing for me in urban fantasy, there aren't the long drawn out sex scenes that you get in some fantasy books, there's romance and the odd sex scene, but they aren't all consuming, and they are well written and fit with the story. This is the story first, building in excellent characters throughout.

This book starts with the were population 'coming out' to the World. As security advisor to the big vamp boss, it's Jane's job to make sure all goes well. Obviously it doesn't - cumulating in lots of fights, Jane's new boyfriend going missing, and Jane working with the gorgeous Bruiser, and the fabulous ex-Marines led by Derek Lee to help fix all the problems.

Vampires, Were's and Witches (oh my!) and the excellent Jane Yellowrock, a skinwalker.

I read all three books in 2 days, and I loved them. If you like the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs, or the Toby Daye series by Seanan Maguire, then I hope you'll love this series as well.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Has Faith Hunter killed Jane Yellowrock?, 29 Mar 2011
This review is from: Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock, Book 3) (Mass Market Paperback)
Awful third installment of the Mercy Blade series! Our heroine has been reduced to a boyfriend infatuated silly little girl! OMG what happened?! The opening chapter is the worst opening of any book that I have ever read. All Jane Yellowrock does is obsess about Rick her new boyfriend of two minutes!!! In fact all she does through out the book is obsess about Rick her cheating boyfriend; but it's ok that he cheats because it is part of his job!!! Has Hunter lost her mind?! I was so bored reading this book and angry how Hunter has changed our heroine. I really enjoyed the first book and though the second was ok. I found Jane's beast side tiresome and unintentionally funny. Their relationship reminded me of Tarzan and Jane; me beast you Jane is about as interesting as it gets. Maybe I've forgotten from the other books but why does her big cat beast speak English, speak at all? Also why did the author think that we the paying readers would care about a two dimensional character like Rick? Why the contrived big romance? Why do our urban fantasy heroines have to have a boyfriend at all; it's fantasy we are after not silly school girl infatuations!The story is in my opinion very weak, and I felt it to be rushed. Jane's infatuation with Rick kills the story dead. I just didn't care if she found him or not. Unless Hunter can redeem Jane in book 4 I will not be following the books anymore. Maybe some evil witch put a spell on Jane and that is why she became obsessed with a male whore masquerading as her boyfriend (I do not care if Rick turns out to not have cheated on Jane; my problem with Jane is that she believes that it is OK for him to cheat on her). Maybe the spell will be broken in the first sentence of book 4 of the series and we can have the old kick ass Jane back who doesn't worry about christian morals of sleeping with someone before marriage but can cut heads off with out too much trouble! Hunter needs to take a long hard look at where this series of books is going because I believe it is in the toilet for now.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting..., 25 Jan 2011
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This review is from: Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock, Book 3) (Mass Market Paperback)
In the third Jane Yellowrock novel, we learn more about Jane herself-which is always welcome as she's such an intriguing character-as well as the world she lives in, especially since several new species and faces show up to make her life ever more complicated, both professionally and personally. Jane, who still can't quite believe she now has a Boyfriend, Rick the Undercover Cop, gets back to New Orleans to discover that Shape Shifters are in town. After she yet again reminds herself that she is now an employee of the Vampire Master of the City, Leo, who is still suffering following the death of his "Son" in the first book, calls on her to deal with trouble occurring in the city. Unfortunately, this trouble turns out to be a pack of Werewolves, who have a serious grudge against Leo...

Jane ends up dealing with threats to Leo, amorous advances from Leo's right-hand Ghoul, Bruiser, the oldest Sister of her Witch friend, herself a Witch, who appears to be behaving very oddly, even uncharacteristically, Rick's disappearence while Undercover, the new Shifters in town and a very angry-Wolf pack who want Leo's head, with or without the rest of him. Worst of all, though, is the Mercy Blade, who turns out to be an individual, not a weapon, who even Jane can't work out, but who has known Leo for a very long time-and the fact that Jane's unique nature is drawing more and more attention. Nobody but her Witch friend, who she trusts absolutely, knows Jane is a Skinwalker, not even Leo or the Mercy Blade, or Rick, but this book suggests that there may be a very good reason nobody has yet connected the dots. Read it to find out...

These books and Faith Hunters writing are improving book by book. A superb central character, a menagerie of the Supernatural all gathered in still flood-damaged New Orleans, an increasingly in-depth examination and explanation of Jane's world and Jane herself, a world so like our own but, say, a "Step to the left". An example? Vampires "Came out of the coffin" here, Hunter explains, after the Secret Service caught a Vampire Marilyn Monroe trying to turn Kennedy in 1962 and promptly staked her...

If you like fantasy mixed in with "real" world elements, or if you just like a good story, read this book. You won't be disappointed.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow, 27 Jan 2014
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A rollercoaster of a read - I won't attempt to summarise. All I will say is buy it now - you won't regret it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read., 3 Jan 2014
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Really enjoyed the third book in this series. I really like a strong female lead and an action packed story.
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4.0 out of 5 stars MISERICORDE!!!, 24 July 2012
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Faith Hunter goes from strength to strength with the Yellowrock novels! I am very glad that I took the chance on reading 'Skinwalker' a while back because it introduced me to the kickass heroine Jane Yellowrock and of course BEAST! You have to be amused at the interaction of Jane and beast and I personally love the sections of the book that are from Beasts perspective!! With the 'outing' of were's things have got and I am sure will continue to be very interesting it was nice to see Jane go up against something different!! I look forward to reading Raven Cursed very soon!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another fantastic book in this series in audio book, 16 Feb 2011
Loved, loved, loved this book. I have read all 3 in the series now. Khristine Hvam is an amazing narrater. She really draws you into the characters and great story line.
Cannot wait for the new one later this year.

Spend a little extra and have Khristine Hvam a wonderful narrator read you this great book
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