Review: Tracking the Tempest
Series: Jane True – Book 2
Author: Nicole Peeler
No of Pages: 350
Release Date: 1 July 2010
JANE TRUE HAS ALMOST COME TO TERMS WITH HER SUPERNATURAL HERITAGE...ALMOST.
Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and Ryu - Jane's bloodsucking boyfriend - can't let a major holiday go by without getting all gratuitous. An overwhelming dose of boyfriend interference and a last-minute ticket to Boston later, and Jane's life is thrown off course.
Ryu's well-intentioned plans create mayhem, and Jane winds up embroiled in an investigation involving a spree of gruesome killings. All the evidence points towards another Halfling, much to Jane's surprise...
Back into the crazy world of Jane True, and the story is only getting better.
Our story picks up about four months on since the end of the last book. Jane is learning how to use her magic and although she hasn’t mastered a lot of offensive magic, she is getting quite good at shields under the watchful eye of Nell the Gnome.
This adventure really starts in Boston after she goes to visit Ryu the sexy vampire. A rogue Halfling is on the loose and death by fire has become a recent occurance in the world of supes. After getting tangled up in the mess and the Halfling taking a liking to Jane she helps out with trying to solve the case.
Jane is once again hilarious with her internal monologue. She is also intelligent enough to spot things overlooked by others. The development of her powers in Tracking the Tempest definitely adds a whole new element to listening to how her brain works.
Ryu I didn’t like in this one, he was very condescending to Jane in front of his collegues and even Jane wondered at a point in time if we were now seeing the real Ryu. He became an arrogant pig and in hindsight makes some of his actions from Tempest Rising a little clearer.
Anyan, completely swoonworthy once again with his all maleness and complete gentleness, with Jane starting to gravitate towards him especially furthering their friendship as he took over her training in Boston was really sweet especially after the way Ryu was treating her.
We also have a plethora of new characters introduced in the form of Ryu’s investigative team. Caleb the pantless satyr was constantly good for a laugh and very adept at healing all of the teams various injuries, Daoud the guy with the general store in his pants and Julian the Halfling recharger were all excellent additions to the cast of characters and I definitely hope to see them reappear later on.
Tracking the Tempest had me in fits of laughter once again with Janes thoughts and the new characters various one liners. The underlying mystery carrying on from Tempest Rising added extra levels to Tracking the Tempest and that mystery alone will have me drooling for more. I once again cannot wait until the next instalment of this awesome series, Tempest’s Legacy.
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