True Dead, a review by Cat

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True Dead
Faith Hunter

Published September 14, 2021
By Ace
384 Pages

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The time has finally come! Jane Yellowrock #14, True Dead, is in my hands, and I couldn’t be more excited if I tried. Seriously, I think the neighbors heard me squealing with delight. Written by Faith Hunter, our vampire hunter turned Dark Queen is back for yet another adventure, and this time the stakes (pun intended) are higher than ever.

Jane Yellowrock, otherwise known as the Dark Queen, was supposed to be spending some much needed time up in the mountains. Instead of a nice calm time up there, she and her people are surprised by a sneak attack – one that launches a whole new series of deadly events.

We all knew that Jane’s crown and title wouldn’t go uncontested. Not with so many power-hungry vampires – and especially not while the European vamp threat still lingered. Which means it’s time for this queen to prepare for battle.

True Dead is arguably one of my most anticipated reads, not just of the series but this year. I literally counted down the days until I could finally sit down and read this beauty. And I know that I’m not the only one.

I am constantly blown away by Faith Hunter’s writing. Her character design and worldbuilding are to die for. Her worlds have always been expansive and fascinating (as any world with magical creatures should be), but I feel like lately, she’s really been upping the ante. It makes me all the more excited to see what will be in store for readers next.

There were some fresh faces in this novel, which is always a delight. And there are several character arcs in particular that really caught my attention, especially when combined with all of the politics of the world.

Consider yourselves warned: this is a book that will demand all of your attention, even after you’ve read the final page. I speak from experience here, having already read True Dead twice (and with full intentions of reading it a third time before the week is out).

Thanks to Ace and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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