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Blood in Her Veins by Faith Hunter
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it was amazing
bookshelves: action, fantasy, fiction

One of the best collections of a single author's short stories I've ever read, and I've read more than a few. Faith has written these short stories it seems, to flesh out the world of Jane Yellowrock from other characters points of view as well as Jane Yellowrock's. As a reader of the series as each book has been published, these short stories are like gravy on the turkey, adding richness, information and depth to the actual book stories.

Some of the stories in this book are "first time in print" as they were released as audio specials and there are two entirely new novellas written specially for this book so there is PLENTY of new material for even the avid follower of Jane's world. Especially good about this collection is that there is a timeline as to where each of these stories fits within the series of books and of course, the fact that they are now all in one book to refer to enjoy as a collection.

Faith surpasses herself with the two new novellas, "Bound No More" and "Cat Fight" In "Bound No More", Faith deals with the knotty issue of guiding very young, inexperienced but powerful beings into dealing with consequences and how to think them through. The story is exciting and yet artfully developed to show strength and compassion in the guiding of developing children with strong personalities and powers.

"Cat Fight" is quintessential Jane and her security team handling relatively simple but stupid issues blowing out of proportion until someone has to step in and call a stop to it long enough for the participants to think. That someone in this case, is Jane and her security team with a "tag along" vamp from the Master of the City of New Orleans' group. The latter proves to be a surprise and a possible "regular" in future Jane stories.

If you haven't stepped into Jane's world yet, this collection will probably suck you in - metaphorically speaking. I recommend the book and the first of the series "Skinwalker" if you haven't already begun.
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January 27, 2016 – Shelved
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