Saturday, February 5, 2011

Review: Tempest´s Legacy


Peeler_Tempest-Legacy-MM_thumb2Author: Nicole Peeler

Title: Tempest´s Legacy (Jane True #3)

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Published: January 2011 by Orbit





Jane True has become proficient in basic magics, confident in herself and her abilities, and happily rooted in Rockabill. Her life is still divided between her supernatural brethren and her human friends and family, but it’s a division she maintains with very little trouble.
Everything changes, however, when Anyan brings Jane news that will force her to confront her dichotomized existence – supernatural females are being murdered, or have simply disappeared.
Jane and Anyan must embark on a desperate search to find out who is abducting these women, and how Jane can be protected from them. Aiding them is Jane’s former flame, Ryu. But can his stated motivations be trusted? And who are the mysterious figures dogging Jane’s and Anyan’s footsteps if not minions of Jarl?
Eventually, the trio stumble upon a secret so huge that it threatens to disrupt the tenuous traditions keeping humanity safe from the supernatural community that has, up until now, been content to lurk in the shadows.
Will they uncover the truth in time to save Jane’s friends? And just how far will Jarl go to protect his secrets?

My Review:

I think I have a lucky streak, aside from one book (Nevermore) I really enjoyed every book I read during my time offline. And I´m positive that this is not due to lacking other kinds of entertainment.

As soon as I read the first few pages and chapters, I realized how much I´ve missed Jane´s quirky voice and Nicole Peeler´s writing.

Jane really goes through some serious, emotional and even traumatising stuff in this book, yet she still grows. Talk about character developement. 

I was really glad to see that we get to meet all the amazing characters from the previous books again and even more delighted to get to know a bunch of equally awesome new ones.

The overall tone of the book however is a darker one than in the previous books. It´s not that there are very gory scenes os something like that, some happenings of the story are just hard to take in.

The ending also really surprised me. I figured out who the bad guys were pretty fast, but the final revelation was something I did not see coming. The ending offers so many possibilities for the next book that I´m already in the “impatiently waiting for the next Jane True book –mode” one day after reading it.

Oh, before I forget it: I was quite pleased with the romantic developments of this book. *grins*

My Verdict:

Another fun and tantalizing installment in the Jane True series. Loved every page of it! 4.5 of 5 stars.


Jessica said...

I loved this one too! The romantic developments were very good as well. Wasn't sure whose "team" to root for until about halfway-ish. Totally can't wait for the next one!

Mel said...

I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on this book. I loved the first two Jane books and I'm happy to hear this one is as good!

Midnyte Reader said...

I've heard good things about these books. One of these days I'll get to them! Nice review.

Mirjam said...

This is such a great series! I'm glad you enjoyed it too!