The Enchanted Alley’s Review
Faith Hunter’s Nell Ingram books are set in the same world as her very successful Jane Yellowrock books. Even though I have read the Jane Yellowrock books, I expect that a reader would not need to have read them to be able to follow this story. It’s well crafted and gives us a different view of some of the events and characters from the Jane Yellowrock books.
Nell is the main character, discovering who she is and what powers she controls, but she is not like Jane at all. I look forward to seeing Nell grow and evolve as she breaks the chains that had bound her.
This book, like the first in any series, gives us a good introduction to the characters, including my least favorite character…the despicable Rick and his lady friend Paka. I still don’t like them, but I suppose I can say that I understand Rick’s actions a little better now. He’s still going to take a lot more to get back on my “good” list though. It was nice to see him from a perspective other than Jane’s.
In all, I am very excited about how this series has begun and I look forward to the next book, which I believe comes out in November!
Enchanted Rating: Five Lanterns!
About BLOOD OF THE EARTH:
Set in the same world as the New York Times bestselling Jane Yellowrock novels, an all-new series starring Nell Ingram, who wields powers as old as the earth.
When Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she was almost alone in the world, exiled by both choice and fear from the cult she was raised in, defending herself with the magic she drew from her deep connection to the forest that surrounds her. Now, Jane has referred Nell to PsyLED, a Homeland Security agency policing paranormals, and agent Rick LaFleur has shown up at Nell’s doorstep. His appearance forces her out of her isolated life into an investigation that leads to the vampire Blood Master of Nashville. Nell has a team-—and a mission. But to find the Master’s kidnapped vassal, Nell and the PsyLED team will be forced to go deep into the heart of the very cult Nell fears, infiltrating the cult and a humans-only terrorist group before time runs out…
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Title: BLOOD OF THE EARTH (Nell Ingram #1)
Author: Faith Hunter
Publisher: Roc Mass Market Paperback
Length: 384 pages
Release Date: August 2, 2016
Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24452922-blood-of-the-earth
About Faith Hunter
Faith Hunter, fantasy writer, was born in Louisiana and raised all over the south. She writes three Urban Fantasy series: the Skinwalker series, featuring Jane Yellowrock, a Cherokee skinwalker who hunts rogue vampires. The Soulwood series, featuring earth magic user Nell Ingram. And the Rogue Mage novels, a dark, urban, post-apocalyptic, fantasy series featuring Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage. (There is a role playing game based on the series, ROGUE MAGE.)
Under the pen name Gwen Hunter, she writes action-adventure, mysteries, and thrillers. As Faith and Gwen, she has 30+ books in print in 29 countries.
Hunter writes full-time, tries to keep house, and is a workaholic with a passion for travel, jewelry making, white-water kayaking, and writing. She and her husband love to RV, traveling with their rescued Pomeranians to whitewater rivers all over the Southeast.