cover image True Dead

True Dead

Faith Hunter. Ace, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-0-451-48873-2

Hunter’s gripping 14th installment to her bestselling Jane Yellowrock series (after Shattered Bonds) has the eponymous former hunter turned Dark Queen facing down rivals old and new—and even those previously presumed dead. Not everyone is content with Jane’s new position as reluctant ruler of vampires—which sees her reforming some of their crueler practices—and treacherous ancient forces conspire to usurp her throne. While struggling to control her now-unstable shape-shifting abilities and fending off repeated assassination attempts on her and those closest to her, Jane must make time to attend a dear friend’s New Orleans nuptials while ensuring the safety of everyone around her. Meanwhile, Bruiser, the love of her life, adapts to his new role as Consort and finally settles into a home with Jane. With twists aplenty to keep the pages turning as old secrets are unearthed, this fast-paced volume is a can’t miss for Hunter’s fans—and proves there’s plenty of life left in this long-running series. Agent: Lucienne Diver, the Knight Agency. (Sept.)