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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Review: Tempest Legacy by Nicole Peeler


Title: Tempest Legacy
Author: Nicole Peeler
Series: Jane True, book 3
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Orbit
Format: E-book

Warning: This review contains spoilers from previous books of Jane True Series*

“Jane True has become proficient in basic magics, confident in herself and her abilities, and happily rooted in Rockabill. Her life is still divided between her supernatural brethren and her human friends and family, but it’s a division she maintains with very little trouble.
Everything changes, however, when Anyan brings Jane news that will force her to confront her dichotomized existence – supernatural females are being murdered, or have simply disappeared.
Jane and Anyan must embark on a desperate search to find out who is abducting these women, and how Jane can be protected from them. Aiding them is Jane’s former flame, Ryu. But can his stated motivations be trusted? And who are the mysterious figures dogging Jane’s and Anyan’s footsteps if not minions of Jarl?
Eventually, the trio stumble upon a secret so huge that it threatens to disrupt the tenuous traditions keeping humanity safe from the supernatural community that has, up until now, been content to lurk in the shadows.
Will they uncover the truth in time to save Jane’s friends? And just how far will Jarl go to protect his secrets?”

Jane True Series is one of my favorite Urban Fantasy series. I love Ms. Peeler's smart writing style and with Tempest Legacy she does not disappoint us.

Tempest Legacy starts a couple of months after the events in Tracking the Tempest. Jane has recovered and has continued with her magic training. She is more adept with its use now.
Anyan returns to Rockabill, and gives Jane some devastating news. Jane demands him to let her participate in his current investigation of some clinics, in which Halflings and Pureblood women are being used for horrific experiments.
This investigation takes them to the Borderlands where we are introduced with new and very interesting characters.  The Borderlands is a place where the Alfar ruling doesn’t have any power and where Halflings are accepted as equals and can live without the stigma of not being pureblood.
During this investigation, Jane is confronted with difficult emotional situations. Not just in regards to the case but in a more personal level. She is force to make hard decisions that could lead to serious consequences.

I was amazed with the transformation Jane had in this book. Comparing the Jane in Tempest Rising to this new and kick-ass Jane, she is a completely different person, in a good way. She has learned to control her magic, now she has power and she is not helpless anymore. This new Jane trusts herself more, making her a more confident woman without losing the witty side of her that I adore.
We also see her grown emotionally, now she knows what she wants, what she needs and what is good for her. She also realizes who is the right person for her; seeing her coming to terms to this revelation was also very amusing.
One of the things I enjoyed the most in this book were Jane’s conversations with her libido. Sometimes her libido had so much presence that it felt almost as if it was a character in its own way.

We see a different facet of Anyan in this book, a more real and more approachable. He proves us even more that he cares deeply for Jane. In this book he is the one that keeps Jane grounded and in the difficult times he is the one that keeps her “Jane”. 
My favorite scene is this book is almost at the end of the book, it’s with Jane and Anyan after a big event, this scene was so emotionally charged that if I had any doubts about Anyan they were completely extinguished after this.

Ryu is going through a difficult time, he doesn’t want to accept Jane’s decision (Tracking the Tempest), he thinks he knows what is best for her, but in reality he doesn’t know her a bit. He is a little bit lost in this book, emotionally he is dealing with Jane’s decision, he’s also out of his element while working in the Borderlands. He is used to be in control and it doesn’t go well with him when he founds himself depending on others.

The supporting characters in this book are a great addition to the plot. I loved all we learned about Julian, I loved seeing him taking responsibility for his life when making a great decision.
I loved the new characters from the Borderlands. And I hope to see more of them in the future books.
We are also introduced to a very mysterious character that has an interest in Jane. I guess she will be a big player in the next installment, Eye of the Tempest.

Tempest Legacy is a great complement to a great series. This is one of those books in which the pages flow without you even realizing it. When you notice is almost midnight and you don’t want to put it away. You start to say to yourself repeatedly “just one more chapter and I go to bed” until is three in the morning and you had finished the book. This book is that good. Ms. Peeler has done it again.
I can’t wait to read Eye of the Tempest.

If you like Urban Fantasy you HAVE to read this series, and read the books in order. I guarantee you won’t regret it.


Favorite quotes:

  • What do you pack for a vengeance quest? I didn’t have time to rewatch my Tarantino, and from what I remembered, Uma’s wardrobe wasn’t going to work on me.
  • I didn’t know if makeup was appropriated for vengeance quest, but I decided to file it under “war paint” and let it go at that.
  • If I pee my pants I am going to be so pissed.
  • At this point, I myself wasn’t sure if I was truly clumsy or just sexually harassing him.

My Verdict: 4½ Paws


Other books in the series
Tempest Rising
Tracking the Tempest
Tempest Legacy
Eye on the Tempest (07/26/2011)
Tempest's Fury (TBA)


Other reviews Goodreads

7 comments:

  1. I LOVE this series, and this was the best book so far! The scene where she had to pee and you pulled that quote about her peeing her pants had me DYING, I was LOLing so bad! Great review =)

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  2. Pam, yes, that was one of my favorite scenes. I loved the recount she does after the raid, telling what really happened LOL. It was hilarious!
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  3. I have really got to try this series-don't know why I haven't before-it sounds hilarious.

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  4. Buckeye Girl, Yes, you should give them a try. This books are great.
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  5. You know, I didn't think I would like this series because it's about a selkie,but I was wrong! Jane is such a cool girl and I like that she is still getting a handle on her powers.

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  6. Skye, Me too! I love Jane and of course Anyan. I can't wait for Eye of the Tempest.

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