Review: Dark Heir (Jane Yellowrock #9) by Faith Hunter

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Jane Yellowrock #9
Faith Hunter
Urban Fantasy
April 7, 2015


Shapeshifting skinwalker Jane Yellowrock is the best in the business when it comes to slaying vampires. But her latest fanged foe may be above her pay grade…

For centuries, the extremely powerful and ruthless vampire witches of the European Council have wandered the Earth, controlling governments, fostering war, creating political conflict, and often leaving absolute destruction in their wake. One of the strongest of them is set to create some havoc in the city of New Orleans, and it’s definitely personal.

Jane is tasked with tracking him down. With the help of a tech wiz and an ex-Army ranger, her partners in Yellowrock Securities, she’ll have to put everything on the line, and hope it’s enough. Things are about to get real hard in the Big Easy.


Dark Heir is book nine in the Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter. 

Jane and the Younger brothers find themselves in trouble again all due to the Master of New Orleans, Leo. In this novel they are trying to stop a crazy old vampire that Leo had chained up in his basement. Vampire politics are involved and Jane can’t just stake the vampire and be done, nope he has to be alive in someway. 

Leo. He’s one of those characters that’s not quit good and not quit evil. All the vampires in this series are pretty much in the same area as Leo, with a few of them more evil then others. Leo’s a frustrating man and Jane’s problems are all because of him and his secrets, but that’s the vampire game he plays. I don’t know why Jane doesn’t just stake him for good and be done! She has staked him a few times, but he’s not anymore dead then before. 

There’s a lot of emotional and relationship stuff going on for Jane in this novel. The Younger Brothers are becoming more of a family to Jane then partners. Molly, her BFF, visits and she is walking the line between a good and bad witch plus their friendship is still on rocky ground. Then we have George aka Bruiser. He and Jane seem to be heading in the right direction for their relationship. I like seeing them together. I also really love the Younger Brothers. They are fun and I love seeing them with Jane. Last, I really enjoy Jane and Beast; especially seeing them grow and the challenges they face. 

The one thing I could have done without is Ricky. He still pops up, but this time it’s just a phone call and Jane has the right reaction to it, but still I just want him gone and not popping up in anyway. 

Dark Heir was another exciting action-packed adventure in the Jane Yellowrock series. 

Rated: 4 Stars

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Anne - Books of My Heart
September 26, 2019 10:37 am

I really enjoy this series. I love the Younger brothers. I’m not so hot on Ricky or George. I just shake my head over Leo; he is kind of impossible. I’m just getting ready to read the latest one out in October. Wonderful review!

Kathy Valentine
Kathy Valentine
September 26, 2019 10:08 am

Fabulous review Angela!! Shared on my socials!!💋👍😉

sherry fundin
September 26, 2019 7:17 am

i don’t think i’ve heard of this author before, but after seeing it and reading your review it seems like one i would enjoy. thanks for putting her on my radar

September 25, 2019 11:26 am

I need to read book 2 one day mainly as I have it!

September 25, 2019 8:14 am

I’m glad you are still enjoying this series. I listened to the first three, but never continued. Maybe someday!