cover image Final Heir

Final Heir

Faith Hunter. Ace, $8.99 mass market (464p) ISBN 978-0-593-33581-9

Hunter’s 15th Jane Yellowrock urban fantasy (after True Dead) hits the ground running and does not let up. Skinwalker Jane Yellowrock is still adjusting to her new role as the Dark Queen of vampires and learning to balance protecting her loved ones with watching her own back. Jane must face her most powerful enemy yet when the Heir to the Sons of Darkness enacts a plan to dominate the world, with a bound angel and a summoned demon as his weapons. Meanwhile, Jane’s unhinged grandmother commits unspeakable acts, forcing Jane to reckon with the very real possibility that she too will spiral into insanity as she ages, a fate every skinwalker fears. Twining the political with the interpersonal, Hunter spins an intricate plot and the shifting allegiances between the myriad characters prove challenging to stay on top of, but the breakneck pacing and deep layers of intrigue keep the pages turning. Series fans cannot afford to skip this one. Agent: Lucienne Diver, Knight Agency. (Sept.)