Dark Heir by Faith Hunter

Posted June 29, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | , | 4 Comments

Dark Heir by Faith HunterDark Heir by Faith Hunter
Series: Jane Yellowrock #9
Narrator: Khristine Hvam
Published by Audible on 04-07-15
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
Source: Purchased
Audio | Goodreads

Shapeshifting skinwalker Jane Yellowrock is the best in the business when it comes to slaying vampires. But her latest fanged foe may be above her pay grade…

For centuries, the extremely powerful and ruthless vampire witches of the European Council have wandered the Earth, controlling governments, fostering war, creating political conflict, and often leaving absolute destruction in their wake. One of the strongest of them is set to create some havoc in the city of New Orleans, and it’s definitely personal.

Jane is tasked with tracking him down. With the help of a tech wiz and an ex-Army ranger, her partners in Yellowrock Securities, she’ll have to put everything on the line, and hope it’s enough. Things are about to get real hard in the Big Easy.


Dark Heir is the 9th book in the Jane Yellowrock series and I still hate Leo! Why Jane doesn’t just stake him is the most infuriating part of the series.  Leo is one of those “gray” characters, he’s not 100% good and not 100% evil. In fact all the vampires are pretty much in the same area as Leo. Oh sure some are more evil than others but Faith Hunter’s vampires are not the cuddly kind, not even the “nice” ones.

Like many of the vampire troubles Jane finds herself in is due in big part to the Master of New Orleans, Leo. Jane and her partners, the Younger brothers are trying to stop a crazy old suck head that Leo had chained up in his basement. There’s a lot of vampire politics involved keeping Jane from just staking the dangerous vampire.

As Jane and the gang work to bring down the vampire there’s a lot of emotional and relationship stuff going on for Jane. She and the Younger brothers are becoming more of a family than just partners. Molly, Jane’s BFF and witch is walking the line between being a good witch and a bad witch and their friendship is still not back on solid ground. Then there’s George aka Bruiser. He and Jane seems to be heading in the right direction for their relationship when I really enjoy seeing now that I’m back on Team George.

One thing I could have done without was a phone call with Ricky. But at least it was short and Jane had the right reaction to it.

Dark Heir is not to be missed by Jane Yellowrock fans. While it was not my favorite book in the series it was still an enjoyable listen and I can’t wait to see where Faith Hunter task Jane and Beast.

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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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Overall: four-stars
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4 responses to “Dark Heir by Faith Hunter

  1. I really need to get caught up on this series. I’ve only read the first two, but I REALLY enjoyed the second one. I only skimmed your review, but I’m kinda surprised that Leo is still around…