Blood of the Earth
Book 1, A Soulwood Novel - A Soulwood Novel
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In this series set in the same world as the Jane Yellowrock novels, New York Times bestselling author Faith Hunter introduces Nell Ingram, who wields powers as old as the earth.
When Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she was almost alone in the world, exiled by both choice and fear from the cult she was raised in, defending herself with the magic she drew from her deep connection to the forest that surrounds her.
Now, Jane has referred Nell to PsyLED, a Homeland Security agency policing paranormals, and agent Rick LaFleur has shown up at Nell’s doorstep. His appearance forces her out of her isolated life into an investigation that leads to the vampire Blood Master of Nashville.
Nell has a team—and a mission. But to find the Master’s kidnapped vassal, Nell and the PsyLED team will be forced to go deep into the heart of the very cult Nell fears, infiltrating the cult and a humans-only terrorist group before time runs out...
An unusual well written story. The whole paranormal police force has been written in other books but this story has a twist to it and a few more. Nell is okay but I like Occum and Rick better. Nell is different and there is depth to her character. Pea is definitely unusual. Enjoy!
Urban Fantasy reading at its best
This is my squeal of excitement; I got my hands on Blood of the Earth a Jane Yellowrock world spin off.
We were first introduced to Nell Ingram in Black Water as a side characters to a Jane Yellowrock tale. When Jane goes off to find a missing Mithran she discovers Nell, a woman who has an unusual ability to feel and connect with nature and ALL its power. Jane was taken with Nell and mentions her abilities to PsyLED, a paranormal Homeland Security group that Rick LaFleur now works for.
PsyLED and Rick show up on Nell’s doorstep asking for her help. They want to access her property to investigate the very cult Nell grew up in. Nell has broken from the cult and has become a recluse, but Rick and the PsyLED team push her out of her comfort zone and into the thick of a very nasty operation involving home grown terrorist.
I loved Nell, she is an amazing character. Smart, sassy and innocent all wrapped up with a power that could possibly rival the best urban fantasy females out there. You can just see possibilities oozing out of this new series and find yourself yearning for more.
But Nell, she is just the start to the amazing characters coming your way! I fell in insta-love with the eccentric PsyLED team! They were flat out awesome! Leaving my head spinning with the what ifs and maybes to come; in other words, Urban Fantasy reading at its best.
Faith Hunter, once again, proves she’s got the magic pen. Whatever she writes turns to gold; case and point Blood of the Earth and the Soulwood Series…another series to add to my must read shelf.
I received this ARC copy of Blood of The Earth from Berkley Publishing Group - ROC in exchange for a honest review.