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Eye of the Tempest (Jane True Series #4)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

One of the best Adult paranormal romance/mysteries out there!

The last 3 in this series are AMAZING. Very gripping, detailed and full of suspense and mystery. Peeler has a great way of slipping romance into the plots without it over taking the entire story. Jane True is also a very strong lead female character. She knows what she ...
The last 3 in this series are AMAZING. Very gripping, detailed and full of suspense and mystery. Peeler has a great way of slipping romance into the plots without it over taking the entire story. Jane True is also a very strong lead female character. She knows what she wants, she knows she holds power and she uses it to fight for whats right and defend those you need defending. Shes not with out heart, and with heart comes pain. She gets through it stronger and that makes for such an awesome character to follow. Peelers supernatural world is incredibly unique but every bit as familiar as the supernatural world your used to hearing about. She blends her own ideas and what we all know as folklore in to a story that's modern yet stylish. Pair that with deep intense characters that do nothing but grow, witty dialogue and a continuous story through out the series that never leaves you asking confused question, and you get this one of a kind series that cant be passed up. The Jane true series is by far one of the best adult paranormal/supernatural book series out there. Don't be fooled by the cover art, this book series holds darkness and not so cute beings that will have you gripping the edges of your book. I HIGHLY suggest reading from book 1-4. The story begins and still has yet to end. Im very excited to see what Peeler has put into Janes world and the new journey with familiar characters as well as new are going to face. I have no doubt I will be reading it in one sitting as I have done the 3 before it. So dont miss a page of Nicole Peelers "Jane True" series!

posted by Mai_Tai121 on May 31, 2011

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Not Good Enough For This Series

I primarily read this series for the comedy, adventure and endearing characters. This book fell a bit short in all those categories.

The humor disappears by mid-book. Further, the majority of the comedic content, provided at book's start and finish, is raunchy sexual...
I primarily read this series for the comedy, adventure and endearing characters. This book fell a bit short in all those categories.

The humor disappears by mid-book. Further, the majority of the comedic content, provided at book's start and finish, is raunchy sexual commentary provided by Jane's lip flapping libido. Jane is still adorable at times, but her libido's sexual commentary is overused and quickly becomes tiresome. More importantly, the series' signature witty satire and laugh-out-loud slapstick is MIA in this installment.

With the exception of the surprising opening twist, the adventure is condensed, predictable and largely unoriginal. Ever hear of a contest/quest to obtain an ancient power from a mysterious and hidden source? Well, that's the core of this book. And, the opposing force is the usual cast of villains using the same old fighting techniques. Some interesting back history is provided, but the majority is dumped upon the reader in a somewhat stilted conversation/lecture which occurs near the end of the book. Jane's quest does culminate in an exciting seaborne challenge and heart-thumping confrontation. Unfortunately, those two sequences are about the only truly exciting events in this book.

Perhaps the most disappointing part of this book is the way the main characters are diminished. Jane is often reduced to the female equivalent of a walking hard _n. Her libido dominates her every other thought and dictates some of her actions. After waking up from a debilitating coma and mourning the death of her mother with her father, she's ready for action with Anyan. There is an intervening swim sequence, but her mother's death and her father's grief should have had some sort of dampening affect. And, when Anyan isn't available, she becomes sexually attracted to another woman. Note, Jane takes initiative and expands her powers in this book, but what she gains in power she loses in emotional depth.

Anyan also loses his heroic stature. He becomes just another over-sexed supernatural and makes an unbelievably stupid mistake. Then, he really regresses. (If you're a big Anyan fan, you are not going to like what happens to him in this book.) Even the supporting character of Nell, the all-powerful resident gnome in Rockabill, loses wisdom and acts in a foolhardy fashion.

A notable and quirky new character is added to the series. She's the tattooed Original from Tempest's Legacy who has the full compliment of magical abilities rumored to have once been shared by all supernaturals. Plus, the peripheral characters of Iris, the succubus, and Caleb, the satyr, become more interesting due to relationship developments. Further, the kelpie Trill is an amusing delight in this book. But, these positives do not compensate for the flattening of Jane's and Anyan's characters.

In addition, the romantic sub-plot is a futile exercise in shallow sexual attraction and interrupted, (sometimes graphic), sexual scenes. Even those who like shallow and/or raunchy sex will inevitably be disappointed by the way things work out in this book. For those like me who were looking for a deep emotional connection between Jane and Anyan, all I can say is abandon all hope.

The book operates as a segue moving the story arc from a localized conflict to a broader war against supernatural forces who wish to destroy all half-breeds and suborn humans. IMO, there are easier/more entertaining ways to accomplish that purpose.

posted by dalnewt on August 16, 2011

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  • Posted January 3, 2013

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    I kind of forgot about this series for awhile. I guess it just h

    I kind of forgot about this series for awhile. I guess it just hasn't been on the top of my to-read list, so it got pushed back. I made the effort to get catch back up and I'm glad I did.

    Its interesting having Jane's point of view in this one. Since she's was basically unconscious for a month, the world went out without her. That's a whole lot of time for the bad guys to come up with a plan. It's also a long time for Anyan to wonder if she will make it through, and to realize exactly how he feels about that. She seems to spend the rest of the book trying to catch up with everyone else. I did really appreciate the fact that she's willing to become the champion now. I think she recognizes that she's doesn't have to be something extraordinarily special. She may not think she can help, but she will do her best.

    I like how this book introduced us to something new. Turns out there are mythical creatures as old as the earth itself. They're mostly dominant, but extremely powerful. Rockabill is home to one of those, leading us to realize that it's really no coincidence that so many creatures come to Rockabill and never leave. I was extremely curious as to what this creature was or what he could do. Interesting to see how he was connected to Jane and to Blondie.

    I felt that this one was a little slower than the others. Still really good though and set up the stage for the showdown that occurs in book 5!

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    Great read!

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  • Posted August 5, 2011

    Oh my goodness!

    This one had me laughing and gasping at untimely interruptions! I LOVE Anyan! I really enjoyed this entry in the series and I really look forward to her next book! Did I mention that I LOVE Anyan?!!!

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