Book Review: Eye of the Tempest by Nicole Peeler

Nothing says “home” like being attacked by humans with very large guns, as Jane and Anyan discover when they arrive in Rockabill. These are professionals, brought into kill, and they bring Anyan down before either Jane or the barghest can react. Seeing Anyan fall awakens a terrible power within Jane, and she nearly destroys herself taking out their attackers.

Jane wakes, weeks later, to discover that she’s not the only thing that’s been stirring. Something underneath Rockabill is coming to life: something ancient, something powerful, and something that just might destroy the world.

Jane and her friends must act, striking out on a quest that only Jane can finish. For whatever lurks beneath the Old Sow must be stopped…and Jane’s just the halfling for the job.

I’m not entirely sure what it was about this book, but for me it wasn’t as addicting as the previous one in the series. I still enjoyed Jane being more assertive and she’s definitely come into her own, but this book felt as though something was missing.

There was no shortage of action, and though the story took a few twists, for the most part it wasn’t quite so shocking come the end. I definitely felt the lack of supporting characters in this book. Jane is a wonderfully entertaining character all on her own, but with the previous novels I’ve become accustomed to the presence of a group full of individuals surrounding Jane. In this book we feel that hole from the lack of characters, but we also get a lot more time with Jane. Obviously she’s the main character so we always have a lot of time with her, but really there’s always a ton of other characters and a lot of other things going on that we aren’t ever really focused entirely on her. This book we get a bit more Jane time, and we do get to see her from a different viewpoint.

I did enjoy the story, but compared with the others it didn’t quite live up to what I’ve come to expect from the Jane True series. I am interested in seeing where this will go next though. The ending was quite hilarious to me for obvious reasons, but also it allowed for a lot more craziness to undoubtedly happen in Jane’s life. It’ll be interesting to see how she copes and if she will continue to keep on growing.

Eye of the Tempest (Jane True, #4)Eye of the Tempest by Nicole Peeler
My rating: 3 of 5 stars




Review to come:

19841984 by George Orwell
FINALLY finished reading it!




Currently reading:

Crashing EdenCrashing Eden by Michael Sussman


Book Review: Tempest’s Legacy by Nicole Peeler

After a peaceful hiatus at home in Rockabill, Jane True thinks that her worst problem is that she still throws like a girl – at least while throwing fireballs. Her peace of mind ends, however, when Anyan arrives one night with terrible news . . . news that will rock Jane’s world to its very core.¬†After demanding to help investigate a series of gruesome attacks on females — supernatural, halfling, and human — Jane quickly finds herself forced to confront her darkest nightmares as well as her deepest desires.

And she’s not sure which she finds more frightening.

I seriously plowed right through this book, and for good reason! Jane True is back and in my honest opinion, better than ever! She’s still the same slightly awkward yet funny sex-on-the-mind girl we’ve come to know and love, but in Tempest’s Legacy we finally see Jane come into her own. No longer does Jane have to rely on others to fight battles for her, no longer is she satisfied to sit back and watch, she wants to get in the thick of it all. Not only does she want to be in the battle, but now she can honestly add something offensively to raids and attacks and no longer hinder and make others feel the need to protect her. Though obviously that’s easier said than done. With Anyan the ever protective barghest and Ryu always watching out for Jane, it’s sometimes tough for her to unleash everything that she’s capable of.

I really enjoyed reading this because for once romance wasn’t the sole focus of the book. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading the steamy scenes of Jane and Ryu, but after a while it got old. I wondered if we’d ever see Jane toughen up and feel more comfortable with her skills. I was pleased to find that in this book we were able to meet a new side of Jane. She’s become a good fighter, and even though she’s not always confident in her abilities, I can truly say that we’re able to see a great improvement in what she’s capable of doing. Not only can we see it, but Jane and everyone around her notices her progress as well.

I can’t really go into much detail for fear of giving away too much of the plot. But one of the big events that’s found out early on in the story was a great contributing factor to push Jane to her limit, and it was only then that I finally saw how strong she was. This book packed more than enough action into the mix, as well as some much loved barghest time. Anyan has been a favorite character of mine, and in this book we finally get a better look at him as a character.

When all is said and done, I’m quite literally ready to jump into the next book in the series!

Tempest's Legacy (Jane True, #3)Tempest’s Legacy by Nicole Peeler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars




Up next:

Eye of the Tempest (Jane True, #4)Eye of the Tempest by Nicole Peeler




Also still reading 1984! It’s finally less tedious for me to read, I’m about three-quarters of the way through with it. I’m hoping to finish it this coming week/weekend.

19841984 by George Orwell