I received this book free from Netgalley, the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Tempest's Fury by Nicole Peeler
Series: Jane True #5
Published by Orbit on June 26th 2012
Genres: Romance, Urban Fantasy
Source: Netgalley, the Publisher
Also by this author: Tempest Rising, Tracking the Tempest, Eye of the Tempest
Jane's not happy. She's been packed off to England to fight in a war when she'd much rather be snogging Anyan. Unfortunately, Jane's enemies have been busy stirring up some major trouble -- the kind that attracts a lot of attention. In other words, they're not making it easy for Jane to get any alone time with the barghest, or to indulge in her penchant for stinky cheese.
Praying she can pull of a Joan of Arc without the whole martyrdom thing, Jane must lead Alfar and halflings alike in a desperate battle to combat an ancient evil. Catapulted into the role of Most Unlikely Hero Ever, Jane also has to fight her own insecurities as well as the doubts of those who don't think she can live up to her new role as Champion.
Along the way, Jane learns that some heroes are born. Some are made. And some are bribed with promises of food and sex.
Jane True series
Heads up: Potential spoilers for those of you who have not read Books 1-4!
Yet another action-packed story in the Jane True series! In Tempest’s Fury, Jane, Anyan, and Blondie are off to England in order for Jane to fulfill her new role as Champion.
I really enjoyed seeing Jane’s transformation, especially after so many stories, into a powerful badass chick. Never lacking in snarky, Jane was still able to realize how important she was in this war and the need for her to step up to the plate and be the Champion that everyone needed her to be. Personally, I loved Jane’s goofiness in past installments but loved how the author managed to mature her but at the same time keep her the same awesome character she’s always been. Her new-found maturity extended into her new relationship with Anyan as well, but of course her libido was ever present. 😀
Okay so this isn’t really BAD but it fits with my ‘headline’ theme. 🙂 The one thing that I felt was lacking which obviously couldn’t be helped due to location were all the characters from Rockabill! I missed Iris and Nill and Trill and Tracie and Grizzie. There were brief scenes where Jane spoke with them over the phone just to check in but it wasn’t the same. Never quite realized what an integral part of the story they were until now. Will definitely look forward to the next installment where I hope they play a bigger role again.
Final page thought: Holy cliffhanger, batman.
Seriously. That shit was brutal. Jaw was on the floor and everything. No I’m not going to tell you so don’t ask but holy hell… Just be prepared, that’s all I gotta say.
And here I thought that this might be the final installment! No idea why I thought that but that is clearly not the case.