“Blood Trade” by Faith Hunter / Tuesday, May 7, 2013 / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is Blood Trade by Faith Hunter

“Blood Trade” is the sixth in the Skinwalker series from USA bestselling author Faith Hunter (also known as writer Gwen Hunter).

Jane Yellowrock is a vampire killer who finds herself working for the undead in a vampire story with elements of a police procedural.

The Skinwalker series is a popular series and if you’ve read the previous installments, you’ll know why:  great story (always and, in this case, a missing child always tugs at the heart), excellent plotting covering a lot of territory in a short time, and characters that become more interwoven and developed with every book, all mixed with the through-layering and exploration of Yellowrock’s Cherokee spirituality.  This particular installment has less sex and love life than previous books in the series (which works for me).  But it is always Faith’s urban fantasy writing style that makes for the great series.

I love the plague vampires of Natchez, Mississippi.  Faith pulls her characters from the location rather than building her characters around a location, which creates a wonderful, logical, and unified world. Readers will identify with the conflict of Jane coming to grips with her past.  For those following the series, this one offers a little more hope than the last installment.

If you ever want to know what it would be like to share your body with the spirit of a mountain lion, this is definitely the book to read.  You’ll be transported into this world as though you live there yourself.

– Clay Stafford is an author / filmmaker and founder of Killer Nashville. Stafford’s latest projects are the documentary “One of the Miracles” and the music CD “XO”.

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