Have Stakes Will Travel: Stories From the World of Jane Yellowrock (A Penguin Special From New American Library) [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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

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Overview

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 Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Series: Jane Yellowrock Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 34,968
  • File size: 746 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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  • Posted September 25, 2012

    Have Stakes Will Travel is a terrific anthology set in Jane Yell

    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!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    Loved the second story. It was great. The rest did not let me do

    Loved the second story. It was great. The rest did not let me down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2013

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    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.

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  • Posted August 23, 2013

    Still Reading This One BUT...

    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!

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  • Posted June 18, 2013

    In Have Stakes Will Travel, Faith Hunter fills in more of the ba

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Highly recommend

    This series is well worth reading. It makes you yearn for more. It's better than any soap opera. It's very fast reading.

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  • Posted February 13, 2013

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    The Jane Yellowrock series is one of my favorite series. There a

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    Great introduction or addition to the Jane Yellowrock/Beast series!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2012

    Storm

    *she tackles chu.*

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  • Posted October 22, 2012

    GREAT Book

    Stories about a girl that doesn't want to do what she does, but is very good at it.

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  • Posted October 5, 2012

    Really good short stories

    Really good short stories about Molly and Jane. I loved seeing Jane through somebody elses eyes, the way she moves in a catlike way, her vulnerability and protectiveness. Learned much more about Molly's abilities since I haven't had a chance to read the short stories previously published about her. Cajun with Fangs was just plain fun, short, sweet and to the point, Jane at her best with stakes, guns and Bitsa, Derek and his vodka boys. Can't wait for book 5, I know this little compilation was supposed to wet our appetities and it did it's job very well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Good Stories

    Along with the other stories, it was good to get a little more back story into Jane and Molly's friendship.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2012

    Great stories

    I really enjoyed the two shorts from Molly's pov it really gave you a chance to see how she looks at Jane. I really hope their relationship is mended in the next book. I also really love the short with the two feuding families, it would be nice to see them in future books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2012

    Colin

    No. Ive got to get back vto sl sorry"

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2012

    Kassi

    Sighs i need a master.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2012

    I love Jane Yellowrock! These short stories are just the thing t

    I love Jane Yellowrock! These short stories are just the thing to keep me going until the next novel comes out. Faith Hunter never disappoints, and this has become one of my top favorite series.

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  • Posted September 4, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Four short stories in in the world of Jane Yellowrock. In WeSa

    Four short stories in in the world of Jane Yellowrock.

    In WeSa and the Lumber King, the Beast who lives inside Jane watches as her hunting grounds become prey and Jane watches as Beast gets even. It took a minute for me to figure out that Beast was referring to Jane as WeSa or bobcat. This story takes place in the early times.
    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." This is told from Molly’s point of view.
    Signatures of the Dead was previously published in Strange Brew and 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. It takes place shortly after Raven Cursed and before Death’s Rival.

    I enjoy Jane Yellowrock and am glad to have any excuse to visit. These quick reads are a fun adventure into the mind and world of Jane Yellowrock and her friends.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 30, 2012

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