Top positive review
Yellowrock is Gold
Reviewed in the United States on May 8, 2018
Jane Yellowrock, Faith Hunter’s protagonist, is one of the genre’s best characters— in a field where protagonists all are strong, snarky, sexy women, Jane is far more. Jane is a complete, rounded character, with a past that created her, nature and nurture, and also the ability to grow as a character and a woman.
The previous novel in the series emphasized her Cherokee background; this book puts more emphasis on the Christianity she learned in an Evangelical orphanage (I can’t help but suspect that she’d be happier had she been brought up by Catholic nuns— same ‘guilt as response to sin’, but with a more systematic way of dealing with it).
For all the action— and the Jane Yellowrock Novels are almost back-to-back action— the series thus far is really about relationships. The most important relationship in Jane’s life is with the other would within her body, the cougar called “Beast”.
There are also her relationships with her closest friend Molly, who is a witch, with her employer, Leo, who is the vampire Master of the City, with her two possible romantic relationships, one an undercover cop and one with Leo’s chief blood servant and head of security. Jane’s introspection regarding these relationships and others are what make this series superior to many others in the “strong snarky woman versus supernatural bad guys”genre.