Cold Reign by Faith Hunter

Cold Reign

Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker…and the woman rogue vampires fear most. Jane walks softly and carries a big stake to keep the peace in New Orleans, all part of her job as official enforcer to Leo Pellisier, Master of the City. But Leo’s reign is being threatened by a visit from a delegation of ancient European vampires seeking to expand their dominions.But t...

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ISBN:1101991402
Edition Language:English
Number of Pages:350 pages

Cold Reign Reviews

  • Lytania

    I am SO excited about this ! A title this good is preclude to a whole lot of amazing stuff that's for sure.

    Expectations :

    - More MOC

    - More MOC bickering with Jane. Just more of them both. And together.

    - More Eli and Alex and Brute. And okay, Edmund. I secretly like him.

    - More plots within plots within plots.

    - Can please someone organize an ass-kicking with Jane and Rick ? One phone call in Shadow Rites and he got me pissed.

    - And more Gee too.

    - More Beast in front of the vamps. Their reaction

    I am SO excited about this ! A title this good is preclude to a whole lot of amazing stuff that's for sure.

    Expectations :

    - More MOC

    - More MOC bickering with Jane. Just more of them both. And together.

    - More Eli and Alex and Brute. And okay, Edmund. I secretly like him.

    - More plots within plots within plots.

    - Can please someone organize an ass-kicking with Jane and Rick ? One phone call in Shadow Rites and he got me pissed.

    - And more Gee too.

    - More Beast in front of the vamps. Their reactions in SR was just too funny, from both sides. Just more Beast.

    - More Jane kicking ass.

    - More and more and more.

  • Shelley

    *Source* Publisher - Blog Tour

    *Genre* Urban Fantasy

    *Rating* 4.0

    *My Thoughts*

    In the Eleventh installment of author Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock series, Cold Reign, Jane and her Clan Yellowrock family have their hands full right out of the gate. Revenants walk New Orleans, and as the official Enforcer for Leo Pelissier, the Master of the City of New Orleans, it is her job to put these rogues down. But, as the European Mithrans are making noises on their way to a parley with Leo, it becomes very

    *Source* Publisher - Blog Tour

    *Genre* Urban Fantasy

    *Rating* 4.0

    *My Thoughts*

    In the Eleventh installment of author Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock series, Cold Reign, Jane and her Clan Yellowrock family have their hands full right out of the gate. Revenants walk New Orleans, and as the official Enforcer for Leo Pelissier, the Master of the City of New Orleans, it is her job to put these rogues down. But, as the European Mithrans are making noises on their way to a parley with Leo, it becomes very clear that something even more dangerous is in play. After all, Mithrans love to play the long game, and if Jane and her allies aren't ready, it might mean the end to everything that Jane holds dear.

    *Full Review @ Gizmos Reviews May 1, 2017 as part of the Cold Reign Blog Tour*

  • Mitticus

    There are few, very few, books that let me at 'squeeee level'. Well, cough, this is one of them.

    In Jane Yellowrock's New Orleans, the European Vamps have finally arrived.

    . As you can expect, bad-bad things occur almost simultaneously. There is a ton of action-packed scenes.

    I'm really impresed when authors can show they thought their books

    ; and the argumental arcs converged to leave you impressed.

    1)

    There are few, very few, books that let me at 'squeeee level'. Well, cough, this is one of them.

    In Jane Yellowrock's New Orleans, the European Vamps have finally arrived.

    . As you can expect, bad-bad things occur almost simultaneously. There is a ton of action-packed scenes.

    I'm really impresed when authors can show they thought their books

    ; and the argumental arcs converged to leave you impressed.

    1) Cherokee rituals.

    2) Magiks, and angels, and scheming vampires, onorios, primos, emperors, and witches, and dragons, and Beast, and storms and rain.

    3) And Alex and Eli:

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    Also

    3) Jane hit RickyBo.

    4) Jane defends her love.

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    Yeah, our Jane is a big softie.

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    : all the Beast doing it seems ...

    the healings and that she can

    -a tough decition for many.

    ¿Hasta cuándo, Rick?? He is worst that the annoying gum in your shoe. Mrs. Hunter, was the song necesary???? UGH_ Let go. /to Africa or someplace far away.

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  • Marta Cox

    Another top notch instalment of this urban fantasy series with its unusual heroine of Cherokee skin walking Jane Yellowrock. Jane may be an enforcer for Master of the City Leo but she hasn't forgotten her human roots no matter how many Vampires she walks amongst. It's her job to put down those who cannot be controlled but that's not always easy as Leo believes he can utilise all his resources be they his Vampires or not! So when rogue Vampires start killing its up to Jane to dive in but these ar

    Another top notch instalment of this urban fantasy series with its unusual heroine of Cherokee skin walking Jane Yellowrock. Jane may be an enforcer for Master of the City Leo but she hasn't forgotten her human roots no matter how many Vampires she walks amongst. It's her job to put down those who cannot be controlled but that's not always easy as Leo believes he can utilise all his resources be they his Vampires or not! So when rogue Vampires start killing its up to Jane to dive in but these are no ordinary Vampires no these are revenant the most feral of all and someone is deliberately raising them to undermine Leo's authority!

    The author has been leading up to this book for quite some time now as we've been expecting a delegation of European Vampires ( Mithrans) to visit the city. Well perhaps all that preparation won't be going as planned because you just know there's something very fishy going on and yep it's all pointing to those from across the ocean. Problem is perhaps not all Leo's enemies are far away!

    Vampire politics aside it was fabulous seeing how the dynamics within Janes own 'happy family' are changing. The two brothers that work with her are shown to be pretty awesome in this story with Eli being his usual bad ass although his personal life is going through changes. The Kid aka Alex is really growing up and pretty much proving invaluable plus there's quality time for Jane and Bruiser. Best of all though is Beast making her presence felt numerous times which adds so much humour to this story. Oh and there's someone back and there's no way Jane will let him walk all over her again! Yes a fabulous edition to this series with twists , magic and of course bloodthirsty action. Enjoy!

    This voluntary review is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts are my own honest opinion

  • Beth

    The Europeans are coming, the Europeans are coming, or they might already be here. Once again, Leo’s tight-lipped policy causes all kinds of head aches, heart aches and just general mayhem for Jane, everyone she holds dear and the NOLA in general.

    Revenants are running wild.

    A bunch of key New Orleans vamps have gone missing.

    And a ghost ship has docked off shore.

    It is what manages to make it ashore that puts everyone at risk.

    I flat out love this series. Faith Hunter never fails to bring a high oc

    The Europeans are coming, the Europeans are coming, or they might already be here. Once again, Leo’s tight-lipped policy causes all kinds of head aches, heart aches and just general mayhem for Jane, everyone she holds dear and the NOLA in general.

    Revenants are running wild.

    A bunch of key New Orleans vamps have gone missing.

    And a ghost ship has docked off shore.

    It is what manages to make it ashore that puts everyone at risk.

    I flat out love this series. Faith Hunter never fails to bring a high octane adventure that keeps you sitting on the edge of your seat and reading into the wee-hours of the morning.

    I love watching the dynamics between Jane and her family by choice grow and evolve. COLD REIGN is packed full of this character growth and new and exciting developments that I've come to expect and love from Hunter.

    I knew before I even clicked on this ebook, I was going to be hooked…it of course, is another Jane Yellowrock adventure…what’s not to LOVE! With every installment, I am amazed by the fresh, new and exciting twists Hunter manages to throw our way and of course, new perils Jane and the gang must face.

    I do admit, I’m a little concerned about the possible complications in Jane’s love life and hope that directions might be taken to just make more heart ache for Jane.

    In the end, I found myself completely immersed in Cold Reign. Faith Hunter had me hook, line and sinker…and I didn’t want this experience to end. And that is just what this was, an experience in another world, the amazing imagings of Faith Hunter.

    Sure to delight any urban fantasy fan, check out COLD REIGN.

    I received this copy of

    from Berkley Publishing Group - Ace. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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  • Choko

    Holy-Magical-Bloodsuckers Batman, this was something! We have been waiting for those European Suckheads to get to New Orleans for several books now and it was beginning to feel like a fake-out lately, but not anymore. Although the details of the diplomatic envoys were not decided on yet, the EU Vamps started invading the US lands without permission and in secret. It didn't take long for total anarchy and disruption of the basic st

    Holy-Magical-Bloodsuckers Batman, this was something! We have been waiting for those European Suckheads to get to New Orleans for several books now and it was beginning to feel like a fake-out lately, but not anymore. Although the details of the diplomatic envoys were not decided on yet, the EU Vamps started invading the US lands without permission and in secret. It didn't take long for total anarchy and disruption of the basic structure of the city to follow in their wake. Revenant twice dead Vamps were arising from their graves, responding to the call of the Europeans. A magical storm pelted the city and thunder and lightning messed with all time and shifter magics. All the preparations, all the training and protection, everything seemed to be coming apart at the seams, fast spinning out of control...

    This book was non-stop action, adrenaline overdosing, high-power infused battle after battle, skin, blood and bone cracking, life fluids sucking, unbelievably and beautifully savage, hipper protective and completely mind-blowingly satisfying read!!! I wanted more and more and more! It hit all my bloodthirsty buttons and satisfied most of them 😁! It also was completely angst free and if there were emotional moments, they were just the right type of emotion. Jane was finally able to find some closure with Ricky Bo and gave way for a better, more free of fear and hang-ups relationship with Bruiser.

  • Sheyla ✎

    is Jane Yellowrock at it's best. This was another fantastic addition to this series.

    After eleven books she has not lost her touch if anything I want to read more about her characters and their evolution.

    Jane Yellowrock started as a solo heroine. Now, she is part of a family which includes the two Younger brothers, Ed, Bruiser, Molly and Co, and now Brute. It seems some home renovati

    is Jane Yellowrock at it's best. This was another fantastic addition to this series.

    After eleven books she has not lost her touch if anything I want to read more about her characters and their evolution.

    Jane Yellowrock started as a solo heroine. Now, she is part of a family which includes the two Younger brothers, Ed, Bruiser, Molly and Co, and now Brute. It seems some home renovations are in order. She might consider a bigger home too since she keeps on adding more people to her "clan".

    So what evil is Jane fighting this time? Well, it seems like the Revenant Vamps are back. They are popping up in different places in New Orleans and killing humans without a care. The European Vamps might be behind their attack. Jane as Leo Pellisier's enforcer is responsible for cleaning the area of the nasty revenant vamps. She's also Leo's security team and of course, Leo never makes things easy by hiding so much from Jane. I do agree with her, she must show him some manners. He pissed me off big time here. Or maybe, she should let Beast do the talking. He's really asking for it.

    In regards to the romance, If you had read my prior reviews you know I'm a huge Bruiser lover. He's still perfect for Jane in my eyes. I'm very happy Mrs. Hunter makes it extremely clear who deserves Jane in this book.

    . From the moment it begins, poor Jane and her friends don't get enough sleep or good food. I was devouring the pages in a desperate attempt to find out what Janie was going to encounter. I feared for everyone's lives in this one. No one seems to be safe. My heart was in my throat too many times.

    I can honestly recommend this book 100% to any UF lover.

    Cliffhanger: No

    5/5 Fangs

    A complimentary copy was provided by Ace/Penguin via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Robin (Bridge Four)

    It happened. It finally happened,

    Are you amazed??? I’m a little amazed actually.

    Why you might ask does this book finally rate 5 stars for me when all of the others clearly didn’t. Well there are a few reasons.

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    And I know you are sitting there thinking well that has been solved for a little while now right Robin? And the thing is that yes a few books ago it seemed like we worked it all out and there was a

    It happened. It finally happened,

    Are you amazed??? I’m a little amazed actually.

    Why you might ask does this book finally rate 5 stars for me when all of the others clearly didn’t. Well there are a few reasons.

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    And I know you are sitting there thinking well that has been solved for a little while now right Robin? And the thing is that yes a few books ago it seemed like we worked it all out and there was a definite winner. BUT, when a character showed back up I was really worried that our Jane would go all wishy washy again and be stupid. But our girl womaned up and got to say her piece and finally I think that chapter of Jane’s life is officially closed for good and there is no going back.

    Finally you stand up for your man. It is about time Jane for you to lay a bit of a claim on him.

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    I don’t even know how many books it has been since the introduction of the European Vamps or EVs, it seems like 5 at least though so I was getting really bored with the impending doom they are supposed to be bringing when haven’t even shown up yet. But finally something happens on that front and it was full of all kinds of deceptions and masterful moves.

    It was finally exciting and we got to see how someone other than Leo plays the long game. There were plans within plans and it seems like a lot of them had been in the works for centuries.

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    Jane isn’t the same semi-trusting girl that she used to be and I loved how she maneuvered a few people in this book. She finally got one over of Gee and Leo too come to think of it. They didn’t even see it coming.

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    Okay so Eli, Alex, Edmund, Brute and Bruiser aren’t really much like Scooby-Doo you guys get the gist of it. I live that Eli and Alex become more and more like brothers to Jane all the time. Jane is really starting to pick up some family ties when you add Bruiser into the mix. But the two characters that developed a little more in this were Edmund and Brute.

    Edmund has fallen far from the clan head that he used to be. He used to run an entire clan and now he lives at Jane’s house and not even in a good room he is in the cupboard under the stairs.

    I for one and desperate to know why Edmund gave up so much. I’m pretty sure he has some long term goals in mind and after this book I was a little clearer on part of the game he is playing. Still I really like Edmund and so I’m glad that he is in Jane’s life. As many times as she has been near death she needs a vampire in the house if just for the extra healing.

    Brute on the other hand got to be part comic relief and part hero. For a werewolf stuck in wolf form he is really useful and seems to be making friend in all of the right places. I’m wondering if he will ever make it out of that form or if he is going to require some divine intervention to do so. Still he is racking up some points for team good so maybe he will get out of his furry prison eventually.

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    Finally we find out what/who the EVs really want and who is on team EV. There were some surprises in this for me. A few people I thought were playing for one team ended up being in the pocket of the other. There were a few betrayals that I didn’t really see coming that made for some extremely interesting opportunities for those who stayed loyal.

    We got our first taste of the EVs and the type of high stakes games they will be playing. I believe this is just the first move of many and I look forward to some more

    While not perfect

    there is better overall pacing and cohesion of this story. I’ve complained in the past that sometimes the transition of scenes from regular conversation to fighting comes out of nowhere for no reason. But at least I felt like this was written better overall. Also I didn’t feel like this book was just filler material had some major progression on the overall arc of what I assume will be the final story. That said I am starting to wonder how long FH is going to drag out Jane Yellowrock. I like her but I’m actually growing to be more interested in where Angie’s future storyline could go. I’m almost ready for the Next Generation so to speak.


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