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Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock #3)

4.21  ·  Rating Details  ·  14,200 Ratings  ·  496 Reviews
Jane, a shapeshifting vampire-hunter-for-hire, crosses paths with a stranger who has arrived in New Orleans, enlisted to hunt vampires who have gone insane-or so he says...
ebook, 320 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Roc
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Angela James
I came to add a review that said "I don't know what to think about this book" but before I did that, I read some of the other reviews. And found someone else had already left that review. Glad I'm not alone! The thing is, I didn't dislike this book. But I do know I also didn't feel satisfied when I closed it, and I had a harder time getting into this installment.

I think part of my difficulty with this book, and the series, is that I'm not really sure where it's going as an overarching series. I
Mrs. Badass
Apr 06, 2011 Mrs. Badass rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Urban Fantasy Fans, Fans with Kick ass Heroines, not a lot of romance
Shelves: jan-2011
This was a fast paced gut wrenching read, and I will admit that I went to bed last night, right after I read the part where Jane goes to the restaurant to meet Rick for Breakfast, only he had already been there...(view spoiler) Then I went to bed. And had ALL SORTS of little dreams about what happened, and what who Rick was doing. It was awful and I slept shallowly and debated whether to get up and read in order to assuage my curiosity. I didn't, but now I'm s ...more
Sep 20, 2015 Sanaa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-read
[4 Stars] That ending! Really enjoyed this one still, but I do think that everything was found out a bit too close to the end. It was a bit much to take in even, but I still loved it! I can't wait to get to the next one because seriously that CLIFFHANGER (it isn't really one but then it really is at the same time)...
Another 2.5. My masochism knows no bounds. The sad part is that, next year, I'll probably read the fourth installment when it comes out. Yeap, I do stupid things like that.

Writing a review for this one feels a little repetitive since little has changed in terms of what I like/dislike since the first book. In fact, I could copy the review of the second book verbatim and have it work this time as well.

In this one, two new species of supes make their appearance. One that we don't know much about it
Jan 04, 2011 Kelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wtf-is-going-on
Jane Yellowrock and her new boyfriend, Rick, are enjoying a brief respite from supernatural mayhem, staying at Jane’s residence in the Appalachians as they pack her belongings for a more long-term stay in New Orleans. Their peace is disrupted by an early morning news report that reveals the existence of werecats. As the story travels around the world, werewolves come out of the closet too, and one alpha werewolf appears on national television to accuse Jane’s boss, Leo Pellissier, of a long-ago ...more
In this highly-anticipated third installment in Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock series, Jane's headed to the Big Easy, to do a job for the Master of the City, Leo Pellisier. Not too much of a hardship, as her new main man--undercover cop Rick--is there too. But it's not too long before their jobs get in the way of their relationship...

To add to the man-undercover-angst, her boss Leo's not too fond of Jane right now (after the events in Blood Cross), so she also has stay-under-the-radar angst. But
As of 2011, this is the most current book (3rd) in the Jane Yellowrock urban fantasy series, which has only covered a couple months of time in Jane's life so far. I absolutely love this series - it's made me a big fan of this author and I'l going to look into her other works now. If you like kick-ass, supernatural female protagonists in the urban fantasy subgenre, you will like this series. It's very well written and the cast of characters comes alive. Highly recommended, but read the series in ...more
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Favorite Quote: ”Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.” “But not this time God. You had your chance.”

Jane Yellowrock, rogue vampire hunter and employee to Leo Pellissier, Blood Master of the City, finds herself caught in the crossfire when were-animals decide to announce their presence to the mortal world. When Jane is attacked by 5 were-wolves she is grateful but mystified when her life is saved by the mysterious Girrard. G
5 This is the best yet Stars!


I really got to give it to the narrator, Khristine Hvam she is phenomenal!!! Her voice is incredible as Jane, as Beast and even when she switches characters. I don't know if I would truly love these books as much if I was actually reading them. I can't really say much about this one because it would give to much information away, I will say there was more steaminess and a cliffhanger at the end.
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Mar 12, 2013 Pat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
More twists and turns and gut-wrenching moments with Jane Yellowrock. We learn more about the big cat Jane shifts into, Beast.
Faith Hunter continues the experience of Jane Yellowrock with more dynamic scenes of Jane seeing more visions/reality of her soul home. Friends she trusts turn out to have hidden agendas. More great action with blow by blow tension building precision. The moment you finish the book, it's like coming up for air to get that breath you've been holding. We get to see more of
Mar 31, 2015 Suzanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm loving this series so far.....but the next book changes scenery so I hope my favourite secondary characters are still around.
Jan 09, 2011 Joe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was super high on this series, until Mercy Blade.

Eventually Jane will learn not to attend vampire parties, they always end in violence.

Eventually Jane will learn that vampires lie because they are not good people and don't want the fact that they are cold and manipulative to be common knowledge.

Eventually Jane will learn that vampires are emotionally unstable and seem to suffer from universal manic-depression and schizophrenia.

The cliff hanger ending with Ricky Bo is a little on the nose.
Sara Kate
I must be missing something because the majority of my friends on here love this series and so far it's just not working for me. I want to love this series. I don't know I'll probably do one more and see how it goes. Don't hate me! :-)
This was my favorite book of the series so far. I found the action to be riveting and the pace was great. I couldn't put it down until I finished it at 2:30 am. In this book, Leo is working through his delore (grieving over his dead son) and no longer blames Jane for his son's death. In fact, he hires her to be part of his security and she moves her things to New Orleans. In the last book, she made the choice between Bruiser and Rick. Since Bruiser is Leo's blood-servant, she knows that she will ...more
I seriously love this series. I love a strong, badass heroine and Jane *AND Beast* is all that.

Jane's life grows ever more complicated the more she becomes embroiled in vamp politics. She cannot, literally cannot catch a break, on any front.

*Runs to see how cliffhanger works out! Crosses fingers!*
I’ve liked the Jane Yellowrock books from the get-go, but it was this book that propelled it to the top of my reading list- Mercy Blade is an excellent book, the best one yet.

For the time being, Jane has settled down in New Orleans so she can fulfill her contract with the vamps and be closer to her boyfriend, Rick, an NOPD undercover cop. But she's barely had time to settle down when trouble comes in the form of furry shapeshifters who've decided to come out of the closet. A black Were-leopard s
Second review after second reading, May 8-9, 2016 -- 4 stars - really enjoyed:
I'm downgrading the number of stars for this book. I didn't see the "amazingness" that I saw when I first read it. This second time through, it was just a super good story. So this is one of the few times I can actually remember saying "I wish I could read it again for the first time." (Usually, I end up upgrading books that I reread. I can't remember ever downgrading one before.) :-(

Apart from my enjoyment level, I
Laura (Kyahgirl)
4.5/5; 5 stars; A

I thoroughly enjoyed Mercy Blade. The first part of the book was a bit hard to get into but I'm not sure if was my frame of mind or just that its been a long time since I read the previous book in the series and I was a bit mired in details at first.

The book has many of the characters we've seen in the first two of the series plus some new and interesting characters and twists. I wouldn't recommend starting the series with this book. I say that not because the author doesn't do

I could have eeked out a 4 star on this but the begining stank of a newer model Anita Blake novel, and that I just cannot stomach, urgh!

Quickly though, it became a Faith Hunter novel and I enjoyed the book very much. This seemed to be the 'getting ready to turn the corner' book as far as plot development. It had some very predictable outcomes and a couple that were not so much a suprise, as they were shocking in their source. The romance aspect was formulaic until the very last page. The las
Mindy Mymudes
Jan 02, 2011 Mindy Mymudes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I get tired reading about romantic vampires, be they with fangs, sparkling, tattooed, or preordained to meet their mates. Don't get me wrong, I still paranormal romance, but what happened to the dark vampire, the charismatic, blood sucking vamp, that doesn't fall in love with the female lead and go off softly into the sunset?

That's one why I am totally enthralled by Faith Hunter's Urban Fantasy series with Jane Yellowrock. Jane was introduced in Skinwalker, a Cherokee Skinwalker, apparently the
Jan 03, 2013 Elaine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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James E
Mar 10, 2011 James E rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OK i loved this book so much i just had too write a review. Jane aka Rogue Vampire hunter for hire. Is at it again this time its wheres..the closest thing to finding out what she is but this time its not her butt on the line its her boss aka Leo head vampire...hes also a head vampire being accused of murder. This book i liked better then the others its more dark and has more action the only thing i think it lacked was more beast...Yes i said it beast...i love the way faith hunter portrays beast. ...more
Sep 22, 2011 Cher rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Jane Yellowrock series is back with Mercy Blade the third book in the series. The Book opens with Jane waking to find breaking news on the tv with the transformation of a black were-leopard on a national televised news station. Oh great, the weres are coming out of the closet. Rick, who is with Jane in North Carolina to pack her belongings for a return to New Orleans for a 6 month extension on her job working for Leo Pellissier wakes and Jane realizes he knows more about the weres than he's ...more
Jul 21, 2012 Alex rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This third installment in the Jane Yellowrock series was as awesome as the first one (the second one disappointed me because of Jane's boyfriend).

Things I liked, besides Jane, Leo and Bruiser:
-the villains and their plots for vengeance
-the new creatures in this world (especially (view spoiler))
-the new legends and Sabina's way of recounting them
-Rick's new 'outfit' as a (view spoiler) (I don't particularly like human protagonists or love inte
Per Gunnar
Unfortunately this series still fails to engage me. Similar to the previous instalment in the series this book is okay to read but only just.

As the book blurb states, the werewolves as well as a bunch of other weres have decided to come out of the closet and announce their presence to the mundane world. Unfortunately the werewolves have a bit of a grudge towards the vampires. Quite a bit of a grudge actually. In the underworld of the supernatural world of Faith Hunter, a grudge means nasty secre
Wow! That was great, read it in an evening because I couldn't put it down. Great heroine, and I loved her and Ricky Bo together, and the ending was a real cliff hanger
Quite interesting. I wonder what is going to happen to Rick now. Hope he will adjust okay. Not really sure what I think of this series.
Aug 19, 2013 Tokies rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i hate rick. he's annoying. This crap is so annoying. cos not one male is worth while (view spoiler)
Actually 3.5 Stars but closer to 4 Stars than the last book so I rounded up

"Mercy Blade" is the third book in the Jane Yellowrock series. There are some definite improvements to this book. One, it was a little less crowded and easier to follow. Two, the plot was actually written in a way that kept me engaged and trying to figure out who the bad guy is, basically a really fancy and whodunit but with a nice fast pace. Third, we also got a little bit more background on some of the main characters
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Faith Hunter's Skinwalker series is dark urban fantasy, featuring Jane Yellowrock, a full blooded Cherokee and hunter of rogue-vampires. Jane Yellowrock is a shape changer (shapeshifter) in a world of weres, witches, vampires, and other supernats.

Her Rogue Mage novels—Bloodring, Seraphs, Host, and the RPG Rogue Mage—feature Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage in a post-apocalyptic alternate reality.

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Jane Yellowrock (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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