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by Nicole Peeler

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Title:Tempest's Legacy (Jane True)
Authors:Nicole Peeler
Info:Orbit (2011), Edition: 1, Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
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Tags:urban fantasy, fantasy, 2012

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Back in Rockabill, Jane True continues to work on her training with Nell and hanging out at the local watering hole with her friends. Things are still awkward with Ryu the baobhan sith, now that she knows that a relationship between them is just not something that she wants. Jane's feelings for Anyan Barghest. Each day Jane becomes more confidant in her skills, which is good thing because she is going to need all of her power to bring justice the man who killed her mother and kidnapped Iris.

Jane wants to fully participate in the investigation but Anyan and Ryu have other ideas until she uses her magic to slam them repeatedly the ground. Things have changed and Jane now not only has the ability to defend herself, but the ability to go on the offensive.

Traveling to the Borderlands, Jane learns about the warehouses set up to experiment on purebloods and halflings. As she listens to the stories of the survivors she is even more determined that this must come to an end. No matter his position in the court, Jarl cannot continue to experiment on women in this fashion.

Tempest Legacy, is the third book in the Jane True series and just like many books in the genre, it seems that Peeler has finally seen fit to make her world a touch more diverse. In this book, for the first time ever we meet people of colour. Though I am happy to finally see some people of colour, Peeler feel into what we like call the blackety black trap in her description of Capitola.

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  FangsfortheFantasy | Sep 20, 2013 |
4.5 stars

Okay so when I sat down to write my review I thought about how much I love this series and how much Ryu drives me nuts and how funny Jane's libido is and how it's like it's own character and how this series has made me laugh so hard and it's totally one of my favorites and then I realize how I've pretty much said the same things in previous reviews so I've decided to end this run-on sentence because I just have one thing to say:

That’ll be all.
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  bonniemarjorie | May 7, 2013 |
Book three in Peeler's epic about the selkie girl Jane True picks up right where the second book ended; in a dark place that is going to get darker before it gets better. Besides getting to the bottom of the horrific medical experiments conducted on magical beings, and the real powers behind these acts, Jane is going to spend more time sorting out just what her life can be; let's just say that the cute cover art of the American edition is probably ever less appropriate for the series. ( )
  Shrike58 | Dec 30, 2012 |
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: A smart yet darker adventure for our young half-selkie. This one displays a different take on the supernatural community and its citizens than Jane has seen before.

Opening Sentence: I love it when people pre-laugh at their own jokes.

The Review:

Tempest’s Legacy, the third book in the Jane True series, is progressively darker than the previous books were. Don’t get me wrong, there are still lots of quippy remarks and funny internal dialog to enjoy. But this book is centered on the hunt for the person (or persons) that murdered Jane’s mother; a very serious action.

Jane True is still a small town girl. She enjoys hanging out with her friends and working at the bookstore. Even though her mother left her and her father when she was very young, Jane’s introduction into the supernatural community has led her to rekindle her hope to see her mother again. When Anyan arrives with news of her murder, Jane is determined to find and punish whoever did this heinous deed. Anyan, Ryu and the gang set out toward the Borderlands, land not ruled over by the Alfar, for more information. What they discover there will change Jane’s view of the supernatural world forever; fertility clinics that are covers for torturing and killing both halfings and the purebloods that gave birth to them. Can a half-selkie make a difference in the face of such obvious cruelty?

Jane’s training is coming along. She is competent in defensive magic (shielding) but she still struggles with offensive (mage balls of doom). Oddly, it is Anyan that helps her better understand how magic works. Is it because he has such strong feelings for her that he is able to understand her better? Or is it because Jane is more receptive to Anyan’s critiques because she has a middle-school-style crush on him? Will there be more to them in the future and how will the vampire ex-boyfriend, Ryu, take that?

The thing that separates this book from the others is Jane’s new darker side. Her fury and anger towards her mother’s death is a far cry from the lovable and easy going girl we have seen up to this point. These new darker emotions circle around her enemy, Jarl. Admittedly, the Alfar’s indifference to halflings and their “rightful place” has never sat well with Jane. But when she is exposed to his hatred and deliberate cruelty of her kind, she is put on a path that will lead to a final showdown between the two of them; Jarl representing the status quo in the supernatural world and Jane representing the halflings and their rights. But is this really just a local problem, or are the implications between these factions much more global than anyone anticipated?

The readers are also introduced to several new characters in this book. In the Borderlands, halflings are not considered secondary citizens. We get to meet a group of halflings that are strong, sexy, and confident in their place in the world; the Triptich group of Capitola, Shar, and Emuishere. These ladies are in charge of helping out Jane and her group with getting to the bottom of these murders. Jane and Julian, another halfling, get to see another way of life for supernaturals like themselves. The differences in treatment have a profound effect on the both of them. Can they go back to being considered less when there are places out there that don’t?

The other new character that is introduced is slightly vague. Jane calls her Blondie and she has powers that none of them have seen before. What does this mean that she is so willing to help out Jane against her enemies? What is this person’s true motivations? I really hope that we learn more about her in the future.

As dark as this book is, I still really enjoyed it. It stayed true to Jane’s character while allowing her growth and development. As always, Jane’s raunchy mind and accident-proneness make for a delightful read.

Notable Scene:

“Well, I’m not the only one who enjoys the view,” he said, eyeing me pointedly. Just like him, I was about to protest, when I realized it would do no good.

“It’s true. You’ve got me.” I giggled. “I can’t help it.”

“I know. Those thighs.”

“Oh, those thighs.” I groaned in agreement. “And that keister.”

“Oh, yes,” Julian murmured as we both turned to stare with appreciative eyes at Anyan. “And let’s not forget that…”

“Package!” came a loud shout from the doorway, causing Julian and me nearly to jump out of our skins. We looked at each other with wild eyes.

“Package! I’m here to collect a package?” the voice shouted again, revealing a woman standing in the doorway and wearing some sort of delivery-service uniform.

Julian and I looked from her, to each other, to Anyan, before bursting into hysterical laughter.

FTC Advisory: I purchased my own copy of Tempest’s Legacy. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review. The only payments I receive are hugs and kisses from my little boys. ( )
  DarkFaerieTales | Jul 23, 2012 |
Half-selkie Jane True is struggling for balance in her life. Balance between her human and selkie sides, balance between the normal world and the supernatural, balance in her relationship with bad boy baobhan sith Ryu. When her old friend and secret lust Anyan arrives bearing terrible news, Jane's entire world falls apart. Even worse, one of the most powerful supernaturals, Jarl, continues to target Jane and those close to her. Jane is sick of being a passive little seal waiting to be clubbed. This time, she's ready to wield the club herself.

This third book had a lot of surprising twists and turns and I was surprised by the darkness at some points. Jane really goes through hell, and Peeler handles it in an adept manner. I especially like the twists in the romantic subplot. Ryu isn't a bad sort, but he is very selfish, and I'm really glad that Jane is attuned to that. Her attraction to Anyan makes perfect sense and the book is really more fun with that romantic temptation instead of Ryu and Jane just falling into bed at every opportunity (not that that was a bad thing--Peeler creates some fabulous, laugh-out-loud sex scenes). ( )
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While investigating a secret lab performing grisly and fatal experiments on supernatural, halfling, and human females, Jane True must confront her darkest fears as well as her deepest desires.

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