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Cold Reign

(Jane Yellowrock #11)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  5,000 ratings  ·  470 reviews
Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker…and the woman rogue vampires fear most. Jane walks softly and carries a big stake to keep the peace in New Orleans, all part of her job as official enforcer to Leo Pellisier, Master of the City. But Leo’s reign is being threatened by a visit from a delegation of ancient European vampires seeking to expand their dominions.

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Mass Market Paperback, 1st edition, 350 pages
Published May 2nd 2017 by Ace
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May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*** 4.65 ***

A buddy read with the Wednesday UF group at BB&B!

Holy-Magical-Bloodsuckers Batman, this was something! We have been waiting for those European Suckheads to get to New Orleans for several books now and it was beginning to feel like a fake-out lately, but not anymore. Although the details of the diplomatic envoys were not decided on yet, the EU Vamps started invading the US lands without permission and in secret. It didn't take long for total anarchy and disruption of the basic st
Faith Hunter
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Here's what happened and why my review of my own book changed. Mom is on my account for books. I bought CR for her to read on her e-reader. She loved the book! As she closed teh book , she accidentally hit a one star. With her permission, I fixed it. LOL
Robin (Bridge Four)
It happened. It finally happened, I’m going to give a book in this series 5 stars FIVE of them. Are you amazed??? I’m a little amazed actually.

Why you might ask does this book finally rate 5 stars for me when all of the others clearly didn’t. Well there are a few reasons.

- There was no love triangle.

And I know you are sitting there thinking well that has been solved for a little while now right Robin? And the thing is that yes a few books ago it seemed like we worked it all out and there was a
Faith Hunter
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Sooo ... I didn't actually give myself any stars. And I am laughing my butt off over this! Mom is on my account and I bought CR for her. She read it and loved it and somehow it ended up with one star as she closed the book on her reader. With her permission I changed it to 5 stars, which is the best. Not one star. LOL
Next book, 2018

This is still one of my favourite all-time series.

Jane is a badass, you can't not love her! If you've stuck to this series this far, it's definitely worth continuing. If you haven't, well... you should!
The Europeans are coming, the Europeans are coming, or they might already be here. Once again, Leo’s tight-lipped policy causes all kinds of head aches, heart aches and just general mayhem for Jane, everyone she holds dear and the NOLA in general.

Revenants are running wild.

A bunch of key New Orleans vamps have gone missing.

And a ghost ship has docked off shore.

It is what manages to make it ashore that puts everyone at risk.

I flat out love this series. Faith Hunter never fails to bring a high oc
Sheyla ✎

"You have my heart."

Cold Reign is Jane Yellowrock at it's best. This was another fantastic addition to this series.

If you want a definition of Urban Fantasy, you have it in Faith Hunter's work. After eleven books she has not lost her touch if anything I want to read more about her characters and their evolution.

Jane Yellowrock started as a solo heroine. Now, she is part of a family which includes the two Younger brothers, Ed, Bruiser, Molly and Co, and now Brute. It seems some home renovati

There are few, very few, books that let me at 'squeeee level'. Well, cough, this is one of them.

In Jane Yellowrock's New Orleans, the European Vamps have finally arrived. (well, funny factor here - Anita Blake old times nostalgia aside- they really arrived). As you can expect, bad-bad things occur almost simultaneously. There is a ton of action-packed scenes.

I'm really impresed when authors can show they thought their books way ahead; and the argumental arcs converged to leave you impressed.

Apr 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
*Source* Publisher - Blog Tour
*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 4.0

*My Thoughts*

In the Eleventh installment of author Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock series, Cold Reign, Jane and her Clan Yellowrock family have their hands full right out of the gate. Revenants walk New Orleans, and as the official Enforcer for Leo Pelissier, the Master of the City of New Orleans, it is her job to put these rogues down. But, as the European Mithrans are making noises on their way to a parley with Leo, it becomes very
Marta Cox
Apr 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reviews, netgalley
Another top notch instalment of this urban fantasy series with its unusual heroine of Cherokee skin walking Jane Yellowrock. Jane may be an enforcer for Master of the City Leo but she hasn't forgotten her human roots no matter how many Vampires she walks amongst. It's her job to put down those who cannot be controlled but that's not always easy as Leo believes he can utilise all his resources be they his Vampires or not! So when rogue Vampires start killing its up to Jane to dive in but these ar ...more
Giulia Leila
Apr 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I finally got round to reading it! Publication in May? Worst timing ever!
I think this is one of the best books in the series so far. My favorite type of Jane's book is set exclusively in New Orleans (how much I love this city!), is very choral, and requires many visits to suckheads HQ. So this book was definitely in line with my tastes. There are pretty much all the characters in it, like readers' favorites (Gee, Edmund, etc.), not as in Dark Heir, where many were MIA. Cold Reign is more vampir
Cold Reign
4 Stars

Preparations for the arrival of the European vampires are in full swing when Jane Yellowrock, enforcer to Leo Pellisier, Master of the city of New Orleans, is called in to deal with several rampaging revenants with stranger than usual physical traits and abilities. It soon becomes clear that these long undead should never have risen, and Jane will have to muster all of her powers and resources to battle a ruthless and merciless foe whose lust for domination knows no bounds.

Apr 07, 2016 marked it as to-read

One of things I love about this series: consistency of cover art.


So, revenants. Last time Jane dealt with revenants was in Blood Trade and as I recall, they are nasty little critters. Nothing Jane/Beast and Younger brothers can't handle. :)
As for European delegation- seriously, let's set a Kickstarter campaign for these fellows to buy them a car, because they are arriving since forever.

Very excited about this one.

Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The action just doesn't STOP!

Jane and her ever-increasing circle of family must circumvent the centuries-in-the-planning coup being attempted by the EVs in order to save her loved ones and keep their way of life. During the process Jane's inherent magics and her acquired ones cause her many issues... and may just be what save the day.

Things to love about this installment of Jane's story:
- the puns: Starting with the title...
- the action: It's fast, almost constant, and bloody.
- the verbiage: Fai
It was a dark and stormy night...

...and the European Vamps have arrive.

As the Enforcer for Leo Pellisier, New Orleans' master vampire, it's left to Jane to plug every supernatural hole in the dike. She and her team find themselves running all over New Orleans as revenants rise up from their graves and go hunting, humans begin rioting and once loyal vampires change sides.

The European Vampires always seem one step ahead of them and if they manage to take over New Orleans it will be disastrous fo
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-reads
★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2 (rounded up)
This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.
Lee Child (and others, I'm sure) has said something along the lines of the key to writing a long-running series is that in each book you give the readers exactly the same thing, only different. Here in book 11 of the Jane Yellowrock series, that's exactly what Faith Hunter has delivered -- Jane Yellowrock up to her neck in revenant vampires, schemes within schemes within schemes, and dealing with the Big Cat that sha
Douglas Meeks
May 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well here we are on book 11, took us awhile to get here but this is not a series stumbling along on past glories, it is still vibrant, full of surprises, and secondary characters that have not only become part of Jane's "family" but have become integral parts of the enjoyment of this series.

Missing from this installment is the overdone introspection of some of the recent books, we have some but it does play a part and the mystical part of Jane's nature is part of why we read this series since Ja
All Things Urban Fantasy
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.

Action layered upon politics upon history, COLD REIGN is a procedural that doesn't slow down. Long time fans will enjoy Jane's ever developing relationships and magic, but even those new to the series will find lots to enjoy in this installment.

The Jane Yellowrock series has always been a mix of continuity and "I can't remember where I am in the series but damn this is fun". COLD REIGN is even more "jump on board" enjoyable than most, as the risks faci
Ah, Leo; you scheming bastard...

This novel had it all, European vamps wreaking havoc, vampires playing the long game, angels, healing, declarations of love (finally!) In fact; the only thing I'd have preferred was for my favorite suckhead; Edmund to have more page time. His parts were quite memorable, though. I sputtered with laughter when he declared just how much he hated energy drinks. But not as much as I guffawed when Jane threatened to turn poor Ed's $3 mill. car into Beast's personal hunt
Bambi Unbridled

After delivering two fantastic books in her new series, Soulwood, Faith Hunter is back with a dynamic offering in the long-standing Jane Yellowrock series. I was a late-comer to this series, discovering it after I read the Soulwood books, but Jane and Beast quickly became one of my favorite heroine/duos in urban fantasy. This is a series that you must read in order as its a continuing storyline, but I also recommend that you read it in publication order in conjunction w/ the Soulwood series, as
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Cold Reign is the eleventh book in the Jane Yellowrock series. Being that this was the first book I read in the series I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to follow all the characters even though they had a long history. Ms. Hunter did a fabulous job of summing up relevant points in the character’s backstories while still being able to keep the plot moving.

The plot centered around the arrival of the European Vampires. They are a sneaky bunch and you will discover that they have had a long
I read this book to fill the Southern Gothic square of my 2018 Halloween Bingo card.

I’m ever so glad that I met Faith Hunter at a writers’ conference several years ago. I can hear her sassy tone when I’m reading the Jane Yellowrock novels. I might never have picked up the first one if I hadn’t heard her give a reading.

I was supposed to be reading other things—but you know how it is on a Friday night when you’d rather indulge yourself a bit rather than read from the *should* list. You know, like
Matilde Damkier
May 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There's nothing worse than waiting a year for a book, then having it turn out to be a disappointment.
Fortunately, that never happens with Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock series.
There might be some Urban Fantasy series that has books I like more than any of the Jane Yellowrock one's, but regardless of that, the Jane Yellowrock series is starting to become my favorite, simply because it is rock solid. I mean, every. single. book delivers.
This one was fantastic!!!

A few complaints:
1. Not enough
RachelW (BamaGal)
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Full review...

The European Vamps have finally arrived, sort of. They are sneaking in in small numbers and wreaking havoc on New Orleans, partly by way of the revenants who have been rising and killing both human and supernatural citizens of the city. The vain and egotistical Master of the City Leo Pellisier is, as usual, apparently oblivious to the impending threat to his vampire clan until his Enforcer Jane carefully explains the danger.

The setup to the main story was a bit slow. After the ini
Anne - Books of My Heart
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I'll start by admitting I LOVE, LOVE the Jane Yellowrock series and the author, Faith Hunter.  I didn't read until there were maybe 8 books. I think it actually helps when you can read them all in a short time together to keep the information and details fresh. I was careful to read everything, including the novellas, in order. It's important to me in general, but especially with urban fantasy.

Let's get right to it. Ricky Bo is her
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
So much to say. I found the inner monologue for near the first half of the book annoying.

I have to say Jane and I couldn't be friends. I find her a bit too self righteous, yet her actions are anything but.

For someone with a belief in God, she shows no forgiveness. Oh wait... only against Ricky-Bo. Who's actions of flirting with other women was because of his job. Later he was spelled and she knows this yet she can't forgive him. What? I'm not saying she should date him again, but her hatred of h
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
European tends to conjure up old world sensibilities and manners. In this latest non-stop action book, Jane is plagued with these old world asinine vampires. This book has been a long time coming as hints of the European Vampires' visit has been on the horizon. Still, the planned visit seemed to be far out into the future as the vampire world tends to move so slowly with all the different fancy protocols which need to be followed. It is surprising to all when revenants running amok lead back to ...more
Angela Lover  of all Books No Matter How Horrid They Are ❤❂☠
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone who loves a kickass lead heroine.
Recommended to Angela Lover by: Faith Hunter
Audio-book listen on 5/4/2017

I just love Faith Hunter and this series. There is something about Jane Yellowrock that calls to my soul. From the first moment that we are introduced to Jane in Skinwalker way back in Book 1 we knew that Jane was a no nonsense type of gal. Now we are at book 11 and I have to admit that the progression that she has gone through is amazing. Jane still has some guilt when it comes to killing humans but in this book she finally understands why she must.

I loved the firs
May 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Solid 5 stars.
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Erica Chilson
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

4 Stars.

Forever ago, I primarily read Urban Fantasy and little else. Now I read mostly everything but. I was pleased to have found this series about a year ago, with so many books in the backlist to binge-read.

Jane Yellowrock is one of the most consistent Urban Fantasy series I’ve read to-date. I immerse myself in the novel, finding it a comfort while reading, and it never fails to re-spark my love of the genre.

As a fan, why
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Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock series is a dark urban fantasy. Jane is a full blooded Cherokee skinwalker and hunter of rogue-vampires in a world of weres, witches, vampires, and other supernats.

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Jane Yellowrock (1 - 10 of 16 books)
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  • Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock, #3)
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“I reached and gave him a hug. Both arms around him. Both hands, on his back. At the same time. And then I didn't know what to do. Should I let go? Should I back away? Should I keep waiting for him to hug me back? How many Mississippis did I hug for?
Eli's chest shook. Again. "Babe?" His voice was quivering and strained. I realized he was laughing. "You frozen in horror? Trying to figure out what to do now that you got me in a strangle move?"
"Pretty much.”
“There is no going back. There is no revival of our humans. There is no erasure of our horrors. No healing except of time and she is a vengeful mistress, leaving scars that are forever. But there also is no proof of foreknowledge, only of twenty-twenty hindsight. You guessed. You did not know. Knowing is only for God.” 4 likes
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