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Jane Yellowrock #7: Black Arts
by Faith Hunter
Roc, $7.99, 336pp
Publication Date: January 7, 2014
This is the seventh  installment in the Jane Yellowrock series which follows the adventures of a skinwalker who can turn into any creature she or he wishes. Jane hunts vampires for a living while trying to sort out her mysterious past.

Evan Trueblood, kids in tow, shows up at Jane’s New Orleans home looking for his wife.  Molly left a note for Evan indicating she was on her way to see Jane. Once Jane is able to convince Evan she has not seen or spoken to Molly since the death of Evangelina (Mercy Blade) she promises Evan she will find Molly. The Kid is able to track Molly to a hotel in New Orleans and after that the trail is cold Jane finds scents in the room which lead her to believe Molly has been taken by vampires and she knows she must find Molly before it is too late.

As an additional problem, Jane’s landlady Katie calls because two of her girls are missing after a party they weren’t even supposed to attend. Jane is ordered to find them and kill whoever took them without Katie’s permission.

Then Leo sends for her and informs her that, as his Enforcer, she will be responsible for security at a major gathering the next evening. Jane has been gone so long she doesn’t really know all the new people at Leo’s, a situation she needs to remedy quickly, as well as tighten security so there is not a repeat of the fiasco of the last gathering.

Finally, a new, powerful vampire shows up looking for sanctuary from Leo but he is indulging in plots with one of Clan Arceneau, the most powerful vampires. 

This book sees Jane learning to live with the family she has formed and repairing her relationship with Molly and Evan. Jane may finally be on track to ending her   back-and-forth waffling between Bruiser and Ricky.  Some of the dark artifacts Jane has collected over the course of her jobs play important roles as do people from earlier. And Leo shows a more compassionate side that highlights just how complicated his relationship with Jane is really.

This is a great series; I cannot recommend it highly enough. Having indulged myself with all seven in a row I can hardly wait for book eight! ~~ Stephanie L Bannon

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