Dark Queen (Jane Yellowrock, #12) by Faith Hunter

Dark Queen (Jane Yellowrock, #12)

Jane Yellowrock used to hunt vampires, but now she must fight--and win--beside them.As Enforcer to the vampire Master of the City of New Orleans, Jane Yellowrock stakes her reputation and her life on keeping her territory safe. But Leo has been issued a blood challenge by the emperor of the European vampires, who seeks to usurp all of his power and possessions. If Leo loses the match to the death, the city will be forfeit, and the people of New O...

Details Dark Queen (Jane Yellowrock, #12)

TitleDark Queen (Jane Yellowrock, #12)
Release DateMay 1st, 2018
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires

Reviews Dark Queen (Jane Yellowrock, #12)

  • Steven
    Nope, I just couldn't wait to write and post my review...Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley publishers for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Faith, you've destroyed me. You wrote this masterpiece, filled to the brim with countless emotions. You created these characters that I've come to care about over the years. You have been guiding them towards this showdown with the European Vamps for the last half of the series. But what...
  • Douglas Meeks
    Ok, where to start ... probably unknown to most people is that this was originally thought to be the last Jane Yellowrock book (a crime beyond comprehension). The series got a reprieve and there will be at least 2 more books BUT according to the author most of this book was written by that time and so it does some things that you might not like (I can think of several of them). In the long term I am sure it will be fine but you can see it was lin...
  • Beth
    Blog Tour GiveawayClick to Enter for Chance to Win 1 of 2 SETSof THE JANE YELLOWROCK SERIESWe knew it was coming but the battle between Leo with his American vampires and the European vampires is finally here. And boy, did Hunter pull out all the stops and send us on an emotional roller coaster!Jane, being Jane, ended up front and center for everything. No one is sure what she’ll do next... I’m not sure she even knows. Just when I thought she...
  • RachelW (BamaGal)
    I’m going to have to go with 3.5 stars here, as I was a bit disappointed. The story was convoluted, overly wordy, and I honestly didn’t particularly enjoy parts of it. The storyline drags the reader all over the place, and I skimmed through portions. Subplots were brought up (like Rick, and Jane’s newly found ‘brother’); and the threads left hanging, apparently for the next book. The wordbuilding, however, is very good as always; and th...
  • ♆ BookAddict ✒ La Crimson Femme
    Eagerly anticipated book in this series, I am blown away. B.L.O.W.N A.W.A.Y. For those who have not read the first eleven books in this series, it is a must read prior to this one. In Dark Queen, the intimidating European Vampires finally show up. The build up has been coming along with scary powerful Vampires ready to take Leo and his coven down. The preparation has made it stressful for Jane and her team who have to protect Leo. I thought this ...
  • Shelley
    *Source* Publisher*Genre* Urban Fantasy*Rating* 4.0*Thoughts*Dark Queen is the 12th installment in author Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock series. Series overview for those who haven't :::shocked face:: read the series yet. Warning number one: don't think you can jump into this story without having read the previous books in the series. Doesn't work, and there is so much that has happened that you will be utterly confused and disappointed. Second, ...
  • Bambi Unbridled
    Sigh, I was so happy to be back with Jane and the gang that I really didn't want this book to end. Then as I was reading, with this being the end of a story arc (the Sangre Duello), I was afraid it would be the end of the series. Jane and Beast have become one of my very favorite heroine pairs in urban fantasy, and I hope they stay around for the foreseeable future.Dark Queen picks up at the end of Cold Reign, with all the New Orleans vamps and J...
  • Pam Blome
    This book left me stunned and amazed. I love this series and when I saw that I could get a copy via NetGalley, I leaped at the chance.This was written as a finale of sorts and tied up the story lines. The European Vampires have challenged the Master of the City of New Orleans, Leo, in a winner take all duel. Skinwalker and Enforcer for the MOC, Jane Yellowrock and her crew are preparing for this event. Jane has a long, complicated history and a m...
  • Linda
    3.5 starsI love the world Hunter has created with the Jane Yellowrock series, and many of its characters have become favorites. The previous several books all have been leading up to this final face-off between Leo and the European vamps as well as their respective allies. All that build-up. All that tension. Aaaaand...I found the story satisfying and frustrating in not so equal measures.First the good stuff:Over the course of the series, Jane ha...
  • Anne - Books of My Heart
    This review was originally posted on Books of My HeartReview copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I've read every bit of the Jane Yellowrock series , including all the novellas. I love the rich tableau of the world and its characters. I enjoy sinking into the characters and the story. I let myself go and become the main character to a certain degree. In Dark Queen, this was ...
  • Diane Lynch
    I loved Faith Hunter’s DARK QUEEN, the twelfth book in the Jane Yellowrock series. Leo, the vampire Master of the City of New Orleans, is preparing for his blood challenge by the emperor on the European vampires. Since Jane is Leo’s Enforcer, she has a lot to prepare for. To top it off, she has some family drama to deal with. I enjoyed the characters. They are diverse and have a lot of depth. I find Jane’s conversations with Beast amusing. ...
  • Erica Chilson
    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 4 Stars. First and foremost, Dark Queen is not a standalone- don't even attempt to read it out of series order. As a fan of the series, I've read the beginning books 3 times over, and even I was confused for a large portion of Dark Queen- there's no way to read it out of order and get heads or tails. Knowing there will be a long wait until the next release, I went into reading wi...
  • Donna
    Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock series never disappoints. Yellowrock securities has to prepare for the upcoming Sangra Duello. Along the way, a new PSLED agent tries to kill Jane and then declares that he is her brother. The local werewolf pack decides she needs to die. There is another force, possibly working with the EVs, also trying to kill her. Can she find the truth about this PSYLED agent, stop the werewolf pack, sniff out the traitor, and...
  • Jennifer
    First of all, I'd like to express my gratitude to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC in return for an honest review.I've long been a fan of this series, and enjoy the manner in which the author has developed the characters over the course of the twelve books. Jane has become much more worldly-wise, learned to see the shades of grey and to appreciate the long game Master of the City Leo Pellisier plays. In Dark Queen, ...
  • Raychel
    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced copy. Jane Yellowrock is one of my all time favorite characters. Dark Queen doesn’t disappoint, and may very well be the best in the series so far!
  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    I received a digital ARC of this novel courtesy of NetGalley and Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for a honest and voluntary review. Will post full review closer to publication date of May 01, 2018.
  • Julia
    Fast-paced and twisty, in that trademark Jane Yellowrock style. Stalking through vampire politics and witchy magic, Jane and her growing family fight for the safety of clan status. Despite higher than normal stakes, global politics-wise, DARK QUEEN moves quickly and cleanly. Hunter hits just the right balance between surprise and payoff, making the resolution neither predictable nor deus ex machine.FULL REVIEW TO FOLLOW. Sexual Content: Mention o...
  • Cate
    Faith has managed to produced yet another tear-jerking, belly-laughing work of art!The EVs are here, and the Sangre Duello is being prepared for to determine the future of not only NOLAs paranormals, but the US and Europe. Jane must once again face seemingly insurmountable odds to try and protect those she has come to care for. A many-layered, many-faceted plan has been put into place safety for all those left behind regardless of the outcome of ...
  • Lynn
    In book 12 of the Jane Yellowrock series, an epic battle with the European vampires has long been in the making with several skirmishes in the earlier books, some won and others lost. DARK QUEEN culminates with of all the preparation by Enforcer Jane Yellowrock and her team working with Leo, vampire Master of the City of New Orleans and his numerous other titles for other parts of the country. Jane Yellowrock not surprisingly deals with several c...
  • Karissa
    This is the 12th book in the Jane Yellowrock series. This one was a DNF for me. In full disclosure I have struggled with the last couple books in this series; they have been a bit bizarre and felt really long to me. I am not sure why I was struggling with this book so much; it just wasn't going anywhere fast for me. There were a few spots where Hunter spent a couple pages describing how Jane dressed for the day...this was just boring. I tried to ...
  • Deannie
    I sit here barely able to grasp one of the best books I have read in a long time. Faith Hunter has created a masterpiece, a work of art in her writing and continuation of this series of Jane Yellowrock. Each installment has brought us to this climatic portion of Jane's story. I call it Jane's story because that is exactly what it is. This book builds slow and steady, sure and true, bringing us such emotional and turbulent feelings for the charact...
  • Becky
    I have loved this series from the very first book. Faith Hunter always writes books that are engaging with many twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat. Her characters are ones I love and love to hate. Her writing always keeps me enthralled from the first page to the last. This book was no different. If you have read this series this book is a must read. It is what all the others have been building up to. I love how we see Jane an...
  • Barb Lie
    Whoa!! Faith Hunter is simply amazing. This is her 12th book in her fantastic Jane Yellowrock series, and she continues to give us sensational stories that just keep on getting better and better. Dark Queen was totally awesome, as well as mind-boggling emotional.Full review to follow close to release date.
  • Louisa
    Oh, wow, this book was so incredible! So much happened with the big fight and all, and a lot of the threads came together! And that ending? Oh, yeah, that was just evil!
  • Renee Mcintyre
    First off, THANK YOU to Netgalley for the ARC! Oh wow! The European vampires have made it to New Orleans! Jane/Beast are one (two?) of my favorite characters. Her snark can only get her so far though. I don't want to give any spoilers but her constant timewalking has seemed to have unwanted side effects. We meet a new person with roots in Jane's past. A few friends (ugly cry!) are lost, quite a few foes are defeated and a few twists thrown in to ...
  • Eva Millien
    The Dark Queen is a thrilling and fascinating story in the Jane Yellowrock world. The characters are strong, compelling and easily draw readers into their world and Jane is such a kick ass heroine that readers can help but get caught up in all the exciting events that takes place. Being an urban fantasy means that there is not a whole lot on the romance front but Jane definitely has a love interest with lots of sizzling chemistry flowing between ...
  • E.
    Yum! It's amazing...despite the fact I hate cliffhangers, I don't scream when I end each of these books, because there is SOME closure, even as some of the strings continue to dangle. Intense action, lots of violence and strong passions. Tissues were required, but that was to be expected. Full review to follow.