Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Review - Tempest's Legacy by Nicole Peeler - 5 Qwills

Tempest's Legacy
Author: Nicole Peeler
Series: Jane True 3
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Orbit (January 1, 2011)
Price: $7.99
Language: English
Genre: Urban Fantasy
ISBN: 978-0316056601
Review Copy: E-Arc provided by Publisher via NetGalley

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Cover and Description:

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.

My thoughts:
Tempest's Legacy showed me once again why I love Jane True. Jane goes on a darker journey in Tempest's Legacy than in the prior 2 books. Instead of letting events overtake her, Jane forges ahead and becomes more confident in herself and in her abilities.

Jane's very halfling nature (half-human / half-selkie) continues to create problems for her and not of her own causing. There is once again a mystery to be solved and a lot of action. Jane also has to deal with Ryu and Anyan which creates some great moments in the story. There are some very dark events in Tempest's Legacy. I'm not going to say more about anything in the story though because it would give too much away.

Jane's love for her father and friends, her love life issues, the way she deals with obstacles all have a ring of truth to them. She also makes me laugh. The things she thinks, but doesn't say out loud, are wonderful. So far the discovery of her supernatural self has not diminished her human self. I like that tremendously about Jane.

The cast of characters from the prior books is here. I have to say I love them all. They are part of what makes this series so enjoyable.

Nicole Peeler has done a great job of world building from the start of the series. I love the mythological framework in Jane's world. As always character development is great in Tempest's Legacy. The pacing is spot on. The dialogue is a joy to read. The story does resolve the mystery, but leaves open some tantalizing new threads to follow in future stories. Tempest's Legacy is a wonderful read from start to finish.

I give Tempest's Legacy 5 Qwills.

I do recommend that you read this series in order.

Prior books in the series:

Tempest Rising
Book 1
Living in small town Rockabill, Maine, Jane True always knew she didn't quite fit in with so-called normal society. During her nightly, clandestine swim in the freezing winter ocean, a grisly find leads Jane to startling revelations about her heritage: she is only half-human.

Now, Jane must enter a world filled with supernatural creatures alternatively terrifying, beautiful, and deadly- all of which perfectly describe her new "friend," Ryu, a gorgeous and powerful vampire.

It is a world where nothing can be taken for granted: a dog can heal with a lick; spirits bag your groceries; and whatever you do, never-ever-rub the genie's lamp.

If you love Sookie Stackhouse, then you'll want to dive into Nicole Peeler's enchanting debut novel.

Tracking the Tempest
Book 2

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...


  1. I gave it 5 stars too! Fugwat The Spriggen is my favorite character name of ALL TIME!
    Great review!

  2. @ Pamela W00t! Thank you. I just love this series. It's so beautifully written.