Monday, August 22, 2011
114) Eye of the Tempest by Nicole Peeler
Nothing says "home" like being attacked by humans with very large guns, as Jane and Anyan discover when they arrive in Rockabill. These are professionals, brought into kill, and they bring Anyan down before either Jane or the barghest can react. Seeing Anyan fall awakens a terrible power within Jane, and she nearly destroys herself taking out their attackers.
Jane wakes, weeks later, to discover that she's not the only thing that's been stirring. Something underneath Rockabill is coming to life: something ancient, something powerful, and something that just might destroy the world.
Jane and her friends must act, striking out on a quest that only Jane can finish. For whatever lurks beneath the Old Sow must be stopped...and Jane's just the halfling for the job.
My Review :
The Jane True Series has been one of those that has taken me by surprise and made me do a happy dance. It is so original and different with a Sookie Stackhouse kind of feel to it and I have been dying to read the latest addition, Eye of the Tempest. So when it never popped up on Kindle I was a little pee'd off. Finally I managed to order a copy and waited for it to arrive. I wasn't happy and hoped that it was worth the extra wait. Well it was worth it in some ways but in other ways I am not so sure. Actually there were quite a few areas in this book that left me with conflicting views.
Jane has been such a nice character to follow so far that it was weird to have her suddenly so in touch with her libido. Constantly having conversations with it was a little weird for me and changed the feeling of the series completely. On the other hand I enjoyed the sexual tension between Jane and Anyan. That certainly made for great reading but on the other side of things I felt Anyan was suddenly not the cool, strong and amazing character he was before. Now he seemed to be a typical guy who was thinking with his penis.
Then there was Jane's dad. Nice to see him better again but why make his condition go away? Also the poor humans in the town got a rough deal of things and seemed to be glamoured to far in my honest opinion. However some of the changes were good ones. I like the introduction of Blondie and hope she stays on. I also thought the bit of sexual tension between her and Jane was extremely interesting. Lastly though the tattoos were very cool. I liked that alot.
Despite the little problems I had with the story content I actually enjoyed reading this latest Jane True episode. It wasn't the best in the series so far and the plot was a little confusing but I liked it for what it was. Certainly I hope the series gets back on track in the book and it does continue to stay a must read series for me. Oh and I hope next time that the Tempest series gets some more Kindle action.