Review: Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock #3) by Faith Hunter

Posted on by
Mercy Blade Book Cover Mercy Blade
Jane Yellowrock #3
Faith Hunter
Urban Fantasy
January 4th 2011


Things are heating up in the Big Easy. Weres have announced their existence to the world, and revived the bitter tensions that run between them and their old enemies: vampires.

As a trusted employee of Leo Pellissier, Blood Master of the City, Jane finds herself caught in the cross fire. When Jane is attacked by a pack of marauding werewolves, she is thankful for the help of a mysterious stranger named Girrard. He explains that he used to be Leo's 'Mercy Blade,' a sacred position charged with killing vampires who have gone insane.

What Jane doesn't know is why this powerful assassin left New Orleans--or, more troubling, why he's now returned. It's definitely not to make Jane's life easier...


Mercy Blade is book three in Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter. 

We are treated to strong characters, mythology that is rich and world-building that is detailed. I’m enjoying the books, but something is still off. It might be the men in Jane’s life. 

In Mercy Blade we are presented with a conspiracy, a murder, deceit, surprises, action, twists and turns, and a touch of romance all ending with either the (worst or best) cliff-hanger ever. 

Jane is one tough women who gets the job done, but on the inside she’s like everyone else, looking for her place in the world and to be loved. We get to learning a little more about Jane and Beast. I like how the author has combined both characters together. 

In Mercy Blade shifters come out into the world and Jane has to learn to navigate this new world. I enjoyed the addition of new supernaturals.

As for the love interest(s). I’ve never been sold on any of the men in Jane’s life. I’ve always felt she could do better. Neither George or Rick have sold me, but in Mercy Blade Jane is with Rick. 

I’m not a fan of Rick. Sure he’s sexy and tough, but he also keeps secrets and he cheats on her. Cheating is a one-way ticket out the door. It’s one thing I don’t like to read about, can’t forgive, and really upsets me. I don’t care if it’s part of the job, it’s a no no for me.

Then we have George, aka Brusier, and the Master Vamps blood servant. He tempts Jane, but she knows that she will always come second in his life and not first. But she is also starting to see that she’s not first in Rick’s either. 

The series has been fun, action-packed, and intense at times. I’m a fan of our heroine. She is a women after my own heart. (She loves tea ^_^) If you enjoy Urban Fantasy then give Jane Yellowrock a try. After that ending in Mercy Blade. I’m diving into the next book Raven Cursed. 

Rated: 4 Stars

Was this review helpful? If so, please consider liking it on Goodreads (Angela)!



Challenge(s): Library Love | Pick Your Genre (UF) | Backlist Reader (2017)



I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

2 comments on “Review: Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock #3) by Faith Hunter

  1. You’re really flying through these! I can’t stand cheating in the MC relationships. I don’t think I will like this Rick character.
    Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict recently posted…May 2017 May Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Wrap UpMy Profile

    • Rick has rubbed me the wrong way from the first book. He just hasn’t won me over. As for Jane and Rick’s relationship I’m not sure what to call it. They are together, but they never talk about what their relationship is or if it’s exclusive. The issue on his cheating is explained in the next book and it’s not what we think it is… I don’t want to give away anything. I really am enjoying the books, I just still feel somethings off and I think it has to do with all the men in Jane’s life. I want better for her.