Series: Jane Yellowrock #7
Published by Roc on January 7, 2014
Genres: Adult SFF, Urban Fantasy
My Reviews in this series: Death's Rival & Blood Trade, Broken Soul, Dark Heir
*This book was provided by the Publisher for review. No compensation was provided and all opinions are strictly my own.
Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker who always takes care of her own—no matter the cost...
When Evan Trueblood blows into town looking for his wife, Molly, he’s convinced that she came to see her best friend, Jane. But it seems like the witch made it to New Orleans and then disappeared without a trace.
Jane is ready to do whatever it takes to find her friend. Her desperate search leads her deep into a web of black magic and betrayal and into the dark history between vampires and witches. But the closer she draws to Molly, the closer she draws to a new enemy—one who is stranger and more powerful than any she has ever faced.
Who, What, Where? – There is a whole lot of that going on in Black Arts.
It was Colonel Custard in the limo with the vampy whammy and some voodoo witchery. Pretty much Jane doesn’t have much of a clue with who nabbed who, who killed who, the whats and wheres and hows of everything for much of this book. There was so much going on for her that it was hard for her to get and keep it all straight. But in true Jane form it all starts to come together toward the end and there are some ah-ha moments for her which hopefully most of us figured out a bit ahead of her. Though admittedly there was an oddball curve ball or two in there that I didn’t see coming at all.
Even though Molly her “not quite besty anymore” features heavily in this book she gets pretty much no air time, which of course made me sad because I really like Molly. However we see plenty of her husband and two darling kids. Things are also developing nicely with Jane’s new adoptive brothers that she’s taken into her household and business. Things are pretty natural now between this trio and they add a nice dynamic to her life.
While there was action in this one it wasn’t as much action peppered throughout as say the past few books. I have to admit that I’m pretty tired of hearing about Ricky-bo and all the issues that come along with his bag of drama. Move on girl, just move on I say. There was an open unfinished thread left in Black Arts that I’m sure we’ll see picked up in hopefully the next book because I hate having unanswered questions for too long. I’ll have to dive into it asap and see – because there are some big head honchos coming to town from Europe and I can only imagine its going to be quite the wild ride for us and Jane!