Review: Tempest’s Legacy by Nicole Peeler

9 Jan

Tempest’s Legacy by Nicole Peeler
Mass market: $7.99
Hachette Books (January 2011)
ISBN: 9780316056601

Favorite Lines: “I wanted to pull out his toenails and poke them into his eyeballs.” (p. 51)

To avoid giving spoilers I’m using the publisher’s blurb for Tempest’s Legacy.

After a peaceful hiatus at home in Rockabill, Jane True thinks that her worst problem is that she still throws like a girl – at least while throwing fireballs. Her peace of mind ends, however, when Anyan arrives one night with terrible news . . . news that will rock Jane’s world to its very core.
After demanding to help investigate a series of gruesome attacks on females — supernatural, halfling, and human — Jane quickly finds herself forced to confront her darkest nightmares as well as her deepest desires.
And she’s not sure which she finds more frightening.

Are you looking for a new urban fantasy series to take you away? Have you even tried to read Nicole Peeler’s Jane True series? If not it’s time to run (Yep, RUN) your ass to the nearest book store and pick up the entire series. It deserves way more attention then it has received. The urban fantasy is told in the first person narrative.

I have a confession to make: I read book one and forgot about book two being released, then jumped back into the series with book three. Pathetic, right? I don’t know how book two passed under my radar, but I plan to make sure I have books 1 through 3 by the end of the month. The cover art alone makes me want the series, but paired with the stories…

Jane True is a halfling. She is human/selkie and newly introduced to the supernatural world. Her mother walked out on her when she was young, her teenage boyfriend died in a misguided attempt to rescue her and her father is ill. All of that baggage doesn’t stop Jane from making friends and tackling new experiences. In Tempest’s Legacy Jane is given news which makes an event she has dreamed about impossible. Gripped with rage and a need for revenge, Jane discovers an inner strength she will need in order to survive her latest journey.

Tempest’s Legacy is book 3 in the series. It can be read as a standalone, but to truly understand what drives each character I suggest you start at the beginning with Tempest Rising.

Treachery abounds in this Jane True adventure. Relationships are made and broken. And just when you think the surprises are over you are WHAMED in the head with a final humdinger that will change the course of the series. The book made me laugh out loud in mortification and smile as everything came together perfectly. I can’t think of one negative thing to say.

At this moment there are six books slated for the series. The next book in the series is called Eye of the Tempest.


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