Jane Yellowrock #1: Skinwalker
by Faith Hunter
Roc, $7.99, 320pp
Publication Date: July 7, 2009
Jane Yellowrock hunts rogue vampires for a living. She has been hired by Katherine Fonteneau, madam of Katie’s Ladies and one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans, to hunt down the rogue vampire that has been terrorizing New Orleans by eating and killing tourists, cops and vampires. Jane has a secret of her own - she is a skinwalker with the ability to change into any animal she wants and she uses her talents as a skinwalker to track the vampires. But her past is a mystery to her as she remembers little of her life before she walked out of the mountains at age 12, naked and unable to speak or understand English. New Orleans will be a revelation to Jane as she learns that not all vampires are bad and finds clues to her past.
I had some time over the past month and with book seven in hand decided to re-read the entire series. This was a good quick read. The characters are interesting, even the peripheral ones such as Tom, Katie’s blood servant and Leo, the blood master of New Orleans. They are fully-fleshed characters with hints of mysteries in all their pasts. ~~ Stephanie L Bannon