Sunday, October 26, 2014

Four top urban fantasy series

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog, Ella Cosmo tagged four urban fantasy series you should be reading, including:
The Jane Yellowrock series, by Faith Hunter

Set largely in a fictional version of New Orleans, Hunter’s series does an excellent job of making the city as important as the characters. Hunter’s New Orleans is one filled with spicy étouffée, the rhythmic beat of jazz music, the fragrant smell of night-blooming jasmine…and vampires. Lots and lots of sexy, bloodsucking vampires. Which is why New Orleans is the perfect place for Jane Yellowrock, a mercenary with a talent for hunting “vamps,” as she likes to call them. Jane is a skinwalker, a gift of her Native American heritage and a legacy she grapples with throughout the series. In the first book, Skinwalker, Hunter introduces readers to giant mountain lion “Beast,” with whom Jane uneasily shares her body and spirit. Beast has her own personality and beliefs, and the relationship between the two characters is one of the story’s most compelling aspects.
Learn about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Black Arts (Jane Yellowrock Series #7).

--Marshal Zeringue