Have Stakes Will Travel: Stories From the World of Jane Yellowrock (A Penguin Special From New American L ibrary)
  • Have Stakes Will Travel: Stories From the World of Jane Yellowrock (A Penguin Special From New American L ibrary)
  • Have Stakes Will Travel: Stories From the World of Jane Yellowrock (A Penguin Special From New American L ibrary)

Have Stakes Will Travel: Stories From the World of Jane Yellowrock (A Penguin Special From New American L ibrary)

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by Faith Hunter
     
 

Four stories from the world of “smart, sexy, ruthless”* heroine Jane Yellowrock—plus bonus material!

In Have Stakes Will Travel, readers get a chance to go deeper into the thrilling world of skinwalker and vampire hunter Jane Yellowrock. In “WeSa,” the Beast who lives inside Jane watches as her hunting grounds become…  See more details below

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Four stories from the world of “smart, sexy, ruthless”* heroine Jane Yellowrock—plus bonus material!

In Have Stakes Will Travel, readers get a chance to go deeper into the thrilling world of skinwalker and vampire hunter Jane Yellowrock. In “WeSa,” the Beast who lives inside Jane watches as her hunting grounds become prey. In “Haints,” Jane and her best friend, witch Molly Trueblood, are hired to investigate mysterious paranormal phenomena—and the evil they find brings a new meaning to the words "haunted house." “Signatures of the Dead” tells the story of the vampire massacre that made Jane Yellowrock a household name. And in “Cajun with Fangs,” Jane makes a new friend who turns out to have old enemies, and finds herself drawn into a vicious blood feud, fueled by dark magic and ancient grudges.

Includes an exclusive preview of the newest Jane Yellowrock novel, Death’s Rival—out October 2012 from Roc!

“Wesa,” “Haints,” and “Cajun with Fangs” are never before published. The story “Signatures of the Dead” previously appeared in the Strange Brew anthology.


*New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison  

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101611661
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Series:
Jane Yellowrock Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
56,283
File size:
752 KB

Meet the Author

Faith Hunter is the author of the Jane Yellowrock and Rogue Mage urban fantasies, as well as many mysteries and thrillers under her real name, Gwen Hunter.

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Have Stakes Will Travel: Stories From the World of Jane Yellowrock (An e-Special From New American Library) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
SuperBookish More than 1 year ago
Loved the second story. It was great. The rest did not let me down.
KimBP25 More than 1 year ago
THIS IS A GREAT SERIES. I START ONE OF THE BOOKS AND I DON'T WANT TO PUT IT DOWN. JANE YELLOWROCK IS A WONDER. THE BOOKS ARE FAST PACED AND EXCITING.
P_in_SolomonsMD More than 1 year ago
More than half way through the book, I'm lovin' it! Jane Yellowrock kicks butt, and this story which shows her development of friendship with Molly, an earth witch, is often told through her eyes. Great switch of point-of-view!
Gilbert_M_Stack More than 1 year ago
In Have Stakes Will Travel, Faith Hunter fills in more of the background of Jane Yellowrock and her strange group of friends. I’ve already praised the series at some length in my review of Cat Tales so instead of repeating myself here, I’m going to jump right into my reactions to the four short stories in this collection. WeSa and the Lumber King: As I noted in an earlier review, I am a big fan of the character Beast. This spirit of a mountain lion trapped with Jane in her body is a lot of what gives this series it’s unique tone, bringing me eagerly back to each successive novel. So I was thrilled to find that this entire story is told from Beast’s perspective. For an indeterminate number of years (running in the decades) before Jane wandered out of the woods back into human society as a feral child, Beast was in control of their body prowling the Appalachian Mountains in big cat form. Their range is slowly being destroyed by the encroaching white man. Game is fleeing, trees are being cut down, rivers clogged and fouled. Beast decides to strike back at the white man in peculiarly Beast fashion. The story didn’t quite work for me, but I enjoyed Hunter’s attempt. Haints: Haints is a short story that captures the excitement and mystery of the Jane Yellowrock novels. It’s a simply wonderful tale told from the POV of Molly Everhart Trueblood, an earth witch who is also Jane’s best friend. The reader gets to try and solve the mystery alongside Jane and Molly and watch as our heroines deal with an intriguing problem and finally it’s tragic resolution. The story also introduces a great new supporting character, a local police detective named Brax. Signatures of the Dead: This story is in my view the most important of the short stories in the two collections (Cat Tales and Have Stakes Will Travel). This is the event alluded to from the beginning of the series in which Jane makes her reputation as a Vampire Hunter. It’s a gritty frightening tale of insane rogue vampires praying on a community and it strikes close to home when Molly’s pregnant sister is captured by the creatures. Like Haints, this story reads with all the depth and color of Hunter’s novels. It’s exceedingly well done. Cajun with Fangs: This story also reads like one of Ms. Hunter’s novels. Jane’s motorcycle breaks down in a small bayou town and Jane gets pulled into a centuries old feud between witches and vampires. It’s intense with satisfying twists and turns. Jane is required to be both tough and very intelligent. The only problem with the story is that one of the locals speaks in dialect and it gets very trying. The “dialect issue is often an unwinnable problem for authors. People do speak differently. If you pretend that they don’t your stories lack an important element of authenticity. If you show the dialect, it can distract from the tale. On reflection, Ms. Hunter walks the line between these problems very well. Have Stakes Will Travel is a much stronger collection of stories than is found in Cat Tales. Both are worth your money. Four stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is well worth reading. It makes you yearn for more. It's better than any soap opera. It's very fast reading.
Crikel83 More than 1 year ago
The Jane Yellowrock series is one of my favorite series. There are currently five books in the series with the sixth one (Blood Trade) set to release in April of 2013. The first book is Skinwalker. The series features a Cherokee Skinwalker who is the last of her kind. Unlike most shapeshifter series, Jane is able to shift into any type of animal and is not limited to one type of animal throughout the whole series. We watch as Jane, a rogue vampire hunter, finds herself working for a vampire, learning of their culture, the culture of the people who serve them and sometimes finding that she is not the top predator in the room. I found her character development interesting. This is not a traditional shapeshifter and vampire series and I found I rather enjoyed the fresh take in the urban fantasy genre. If you like Kim Harrison Rachel Morgan series, Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels series, and Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series (just to name a few) then you should also try this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These shorts are rich in backstory and really add to the characters of the Jane Yellowrock/Beast series. If you haven't started the series yet, you will devour the novels immediately after finishing this book of short stories!
VRSPA More than 1 year ago
Stories about a girl that doesn't want to do what she does, but is very good at it.
MadHatterReads More than 1 year ago
Have Stakes Will Travel is a terrific anthology set in Jane Yellowrock world and contains three new short stories: "WeSa", "Haints", and "Cajun with Fangs". The fourth story "Signatures of the Dead" was previously published in Strange Brew. As I've said before, one reason I enjoy anthologies is because you have stories from the point of view from other characters that provide more depth to the overall world. That is certainly the case in Have Stakes Will Travel. The first three stories take place prior to the start of series and are told from the points of view from Beast, the soul of a mountain lion that lives within skinwalker, Jane Yellowrock, Jane's best friend, Molly Trueblood, and Jane herself. The final story "Cajun with Fangs" takes place after Raven Cursed and is again from Jane's POV. You don't have to read them to enjoy the series, but I higly recommend it. All four stories are packed with action that make them quick reads while adding details to Jane's world. It's a great lead-in to the release of Death's Rival on October 2nd!
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