Audio Review: Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter

Posted April 12, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 4 Comments

Audio Review: Mercy Blade by Faith HunterMercy Blade by Faith Hunter
Series: Jane Yellowrock #3
Narrator: Khristine Hvam
Published by Audible on 01-04-11
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
Source: Purchased

Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker and vampire hunter for hire. But lately instead of just slaying vampires, she’s been working for them.

Jane crosses paths with a stranger who has arrived in New Orleans, enlisted to hunt vampires who have gone insane-or so he says…

The Heroine: At first look Jane is a tough as nails heroine. She sees a job that needs to be done and she does it. But on the inside she is like everyone else, looking for a place to belong and someone to love. And she does all of this while figuring out how to balance her needs/wants with her beast’s needs/wants. It’s not always easy.

The Love Interest(s): I’ve not been on team Rick from the beginning. Sure he’s sexy and tough but I feel like he is the safe guy that Jane decides to spend time with. I don’t really feel any real connection between the two. Jane’s secret and Rick’s job keeps them from reaching the next level.

Now George, aka Brusier is the one that really tempts Jane but his the blood servant of the Master Vamp of New Orleans and Jane feels that she would come last in his life. But in Mercy Blade Jane starts to see that she’s not 1st on Rick’s list either.

I’m still holding out for Jane and Brusier to get together. I feel like he showed us he can take care of Jane in ways that she needs. But Jane is not one to easy fall into bed with someone. So it may take sometime for her and Brusier to finally seal the deal, if they do. (Fingers crossed)

The Plot: Like the other two books in the series, Mercy Blade is full of action, mystery and a touch of romance. There’s humor, horror, blood and tearful moments.

The Series: I’m now 3 books into the Jane Yellowrock series and I’m still in love with the heroine and the world. I can see me enjoying this series to its end, which is not anytime soon. Faith Hunter stated in an interview that she is contracted for at least 3 more books which would bring us to a total of 9 with possibly more. I say bring them on! Fans of UF series with strong heriones that need some love in their life need to check out Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock series.

Narration: Khristine Hvam IS JANE YELLOWROCK! She just knocks the narration out of the park from the timing to characters’ accents. I won the next two books in paperback but I’m fighting the urge to get them in audio because I love this world on audio. I lost that battle. I now have them on audio.

About Khristine Hvam

Khristine studied acting for the theater and film and soon discovered a love of voice over. You can hear her in various TV and Radio commercials, video games, animated series, and most notably in over 100 audio book titles. Khristine has been honored with several Audie nominations and in the summer of 2012 earned her first Audie Award in the fantasy category for her performance of Lani Taylor’s “Daughter of Smoke and Bone.” This year she is thrilled to announce three more Audie nominations!

“I sort of tripped and fell into the world of voice over and audio books and it’s been the best fall yet. I’ve discovered a real passion for this medium of acting, and consider myself very fortunate to be able to do it.” -K.Hvam

About Faith Hunter

Faith Hunter, fantasy writer, was born in Louisiana and raised all over the south. She writes three Urban Fantasy series: the Skinwalker series, featuring Jane Yellowrock, a Cherokee skinwalker who hunts rogue vampires. The Soulwood series, featuring earth magic user Nell Ingram. And the Rogue Mage novels, a dark, urban, post-apocalyptic, fantasy series featuring Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage. (There is a role playing game based on the series, ROGUE MAGE.)

Under the pen name Gwen Hunter, she writes action-adventure, mysteries, and thrillers. As Faith and Gwen, she has 30+ books in print in 29 countries.

Hunter writes full-time, tries to keep house, and is a workaholic with a passion for travel, jewelry making, white-water kayaking, and writing. She and her husband love to RV, traveling with their rescued Pomeranians to whitewater rivers all over the Southeast.

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4 responses to “Audio Review: Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter

  1. LOL, I love that you got them on audio. I have the print copy of Mercy Blade, and I think part of the reason I haven’t read it yet is that I’m used to and like the audio. I really need to just suck it up and read it already… Book Savvy Babe

  2. LOL! How can you even think about reading this one?..LOL.
    I totally agree! The narration is excellent! BTW, thanks for recommending another awesome UF 🙂

  3. I’m listening to the first book of this series (as per your recommendation) and I’m really enjoyed it! LOL Ooh, and I knew you’d crack and buy the next 2 books in audio! :p