Tracking the Tempest (Jane True Series #2)

Tracking the Tempest (Jane True Series #2)

by Nicole Peeler

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ISBN-13: 9780316056571
Publisher: Orbit
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Series: Jane True Series , #2
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 279,221
Product dimensions: 6.92(w) x 4.28(h) x 1.03(d)

About the Author

Nicole Peeler writes urban fantasy and is an associate professor at Seton Hill University, where she co-directs their MFA in Writing Popular Fiction. Having recently finished her award-winning Jane True series, she is looking forward to the publication of Jinn and Juice, the first book in a series about a cursed jinni living in Pittsburgh. Nicole also lives in Pittsburgh, although she's neither cursed nor a jinni.

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Tracking the Tempest (Jane True Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 153 reviews.
RoiGirl82 More than 1 year ago
I am totally enjoying Nicole Peeler's series about Jane True. I enjoy Ms. Peeler's witty and entruiging writing style. Can't wait to read the next book. :)
pagese More than 1 year ago
You know those series that you read the first book, and you like it ok. So, you decide to reserve judgment until after you've read the second. And then you are really glad you did because it's much better than the first. That was the case with Tracking The Tempest. I liked Jane's character quite a bit more in this one. She still has all the defining qualities that I liked about her in the first book, but add some backbone. She refuses to be treated like a weakling, not matter what the others think of her and her powers. I really like that. I also enjoyed the fact that she is half human actually gave her the insight to be able to understand things the others couldn't. I enjoyed her relationship with Ryu the most. It becomes something other than just physical. I think was really hard for her to come to terms with all of that. I liked that the storyline seems to have more direction. I had a feeling after the first book were it was going to go. But, it's always nice to get that reassurance. I like how much the culprit seems to be working in the shadows, never truly revealing themselves. I'm curious as to what will happen next. I'm looking forward to the next in the series and what direction the story will take!
shayshebang More than 1 year ago
I have to say this book was the great! I was right there with Jane scared for her when Phaedra and her crew of freaks showed up. I also was screaming with laughter when she fell on her face after an encounter with a certain Satyr. And of course I was totally entranced when Ryu and Jane kept on doing what they do best (this is not a book for kids). This book was non-stop action and great character development. I highly recommend the series.
1ckirk More than 1 year ago
it just keeps getting better
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Rockabill, Maine hybrid Jane True struggles with learning she is half Selkie. She also tries to understand her new skill as a magic practitioner. However, Jane is also running out of time as purebreds detest Halflings; preferring the Selkie species to be perfectly pure. On the other hand Nell the gnome, Anyan the dog and Trill the kelpie train her on her new skills; though Jane thinks torture is a mire accurate description of their mentoring her. Her beloved Ryu the vampire is on her side though he is in Boston on a homicide investigation. When she decides to visit her vampiric investigator, Jane never expected to become part of an inquiry he is making into Conleth the Halfling Ifrit, who escaped from a Dorchester lab that blew up right after he got out. Ryu thinks Conleth blew up the lab and has become a serial killer especially of Halflings, but Jane finds several other suspects who will not mind the murder of a nosy Halfling. The latest Tempest urban fantasy (see Tempest Rising) is an excellent urban fantasy as the heat is on the heroine (and her lover) in Boston. The story line is fast-paced from the moment the heroine joins her "Impaler" lover in Boston and never slows down as the pair search for a paranormal serial killer. Readers will relish Tracking the Tempest as Jane seems truly to be in the eye of the perfect killer storm. Harriet Klausner
MelHay on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Jane has been training with Nell, Rockabill's Gnome, for the four months between Tempest Rising's end and now. She's learning; shields, creating glamours, and mage balls of light. Jane is the happiest she has been in a long, long time; with monthly rendezvous with Ryu, training, swimming, and taking care of her father, along with working at the Bookstore with her friends. Jane is starting to settle into her super live in the paranormal world. Although, she still thinks on the naga's murders from Tempest Rising - knowing deep down there had to be more behind the murders with Jarl than lead to believe. Ryu sent Jane a romantic invitation to come to his home in Boston for a lavish Valentines Day with him. While on their romantic evening out they are attacked by a man named Conleth, as Ryu believes. The secret Jane's been keeping from Ryu comes out in the open...I was so glad to be back in Rockabill with Jane True and all the sow named places. I also really enjoyed how Nicole took Jane out of her comfort zone and introduced us to so many new characters and ideas.We get to meet a whole new set of characters, Ryu's deputies and a few Alfar crew members. I really loved meeting Ryu's crew of deputies. Their abilities where all unique. I loved Julian and how he related with Jane. I enjoyed Daoud and Caleb and Jane's reaction to both of them. Then we also have Conleth, who has a long not so nice history to bring him to the point of dangerous he is. And it is all described to us very well, through the investigation Ryu and Jane undertake.Jane is a character I really enjoyed in Tempest Rising, but here in Tracking the Tempest she has grown a great deal for me. She's more open and comfortable with herself. Jane is learning how to protect herself in this new world she is learning about and doing rather well at it. Even when Jane is taken out of her element she still shines. As you read you know Jane is 'human' as she is afraid, and still has the tendency to want to flee rather than fight. And in some of her tight spots, I would too.The humor... Nicole is great at adding the one liners and quick clever, sarcastic, and/or sexy comments for the characters. I think I had a smile on my face through a majority of the book at all the quick jokes and answers or comments Jane and the other characters made. I absolutely loved the scene of Jane slipping on ice as she gets out of the car. I laughed out loud while I read it. And there is action to. This book doesn't sit still at all. There is always something happening to keep you flipping the pages. The book is a fantastic fast paced fun ride with terrific action and love.
STACYatUFI on LibraryThing 28 days ago
I love Jane she is hilarious. I cracked up to the point of crying at one point. I cant wait to read the next book, I so want her and Anyan to get together and I cant wait until Jane finally figures out that he doesn't see her as a child in the least bit.
Cajunbooklady on LibraryThing 28 days ago
I've always enjoyed Nicole Peeler's writing and I think she is an awesomely (is that a word?) brash woman. (at least on Twitter LOL!)I read this one a few weeks ago but never got to sat anything since I've been so busy with the holidays. I have to tell you though...I really loved it! I of course loved the array of characters but I think I've started to favor Anyan in this one.Check out the series if you haven't yet!
Candacemom2two on LibraryThing 28 days ago
I really like this series! I think that even in a market saturated with paranormal and urban fantasy it's still unique. I love Jane's personality and how she's so true to herself. She's kind and thoughtful and always has her family and friends in mind first of all. Their safety is first and foremost. That being said, I felt like this was a bit slow in the beginning. It may have been my mood but it didn't feel like it really picked up until later in the story. But once it did, well it was hard to put down! Constant action and twists and turns.In this one Jane is learning what powers she has and it's pretty cool to watch her toughen up and to learn how to use them.Ryu was great (and as hot as ever!) as well but we got to know a bit of another side of him. The control freak side, which wasn't so great, but also showed how much he cared for Jane.We also got to know Anyan a lot better! And as a person, not a dog! I think he's my favorite character in this book. We got a hint of a love triangle so I'm anxious to see if there's anything to that.We met many new characters in this book and some were infuriating! I'm anxious to read the next book and watch them get taken down (at least I hope they do!)!This really is a great series and I'm so glad I waited so that I can read the third book right away (well, after I get all my review books read...).
krau0098 on LibraryThing 28 days ago
This is the second book in the Jane True series with 6 books currently on contract. The third book, Tempest Legacy, comes out in Jan 2011. I really enjoyed this book, even more than the first one, Tempest Rising.This book picks up a few months after the first one leaves off. Jane is with Nell getting lessons on how to use her supernatural powers as a selkie. Then Ryu whisks Jane back to his home town of Boston for a romantic Valentine's Day weekend. Unfortunately things don't go as planned. People are ending up dead in a very crispy way and it is likely that a fire genie halfling with a serious grudge is responsible. Instead of being romanced by Ryu Jane is drawn into supernatural politics, running for her life, and hunting down a viscous murderer. The only good thing about it all is she is getting a lot of on the run training in her new powers.This was a wonderful book. Like the first book Jane is funny and down to earth, she is a bit of a dork at points which only serves to make her more likable. There are some sizzling scenes between her and Ryu and more feeling begins to develop between them (although I am still having trouble taking Ryu completely seriously). Jane is starting to take charge of her life; she is working on her training and starting to stand up for herself.We meet a lot of new interesting characters and get to learn a lot more about some of the ones introduced in the first book. My favorite is the Barghest Anyan, who we saw some of in the first book. He gets involved in this book in a big way. You also learn a lot more about how the Court operates and how they are governed. A new part of the supernatural community called the Borderlands is introduced; I am eager to hear more about the Borderlands in future books.The pace of this book is faster than the second and there is a lot more action. I like how Jane knows her limits and tries to help in anyway she can, but stays out of the way in areas she doesn't excel in. I also enjoyed how Jane acts like an intelligent woman and doesn't just let herself get swept off her feet by Ryu but seriously looks at her relationship with him. I enjoyed some of the decisions she made towards the end of the book and think that this book really helped Jane grow as a character.Overall a really great installment in this series. I am now officially hooked on Jane True. This book takes the series from a fun light read, to a fun read with some serious mojo going on. There is better world-building, better action, better plot, and great characterization in this book. I can't wait to read the next book, Tempests Legacy.
mthomas1975 on LibraryThing 28 days ago
I loved this book!! I thoroughly enjoyed Tempest Rising but this book was even better. Jane has already grown a lot in the series and we're only two books in. Something tells me that she is going to be unbelievably powerful and I'm so looking forward to that. It'll be nice to eventually see her kill Jarl's vindictive ass. I absolutely adored Anyan before and this book showed us more of Anyan as a man which was amazing. The book was very fast paced and the storyline is headed in a direction that I'm really looking forward to. Can't wait for the next one!!!
Shrike58 on LibraryThing 28 days ago
In which our heroine strongly begins to suspect that the supernatural lifestyle might not be all that it's cracked up to be, between the lethal and convoluted Alfar court politics, a crazed magical hybrid who is out for revenge, and Jane's sense that she is being driven into decisions that aren't in her best interest. I'd prefer not to say more as that would kill the fun, and take away from the poignancy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first book in this series was a great read with a fun plot. I was really excited to read the second book. Unfortunately, it is now just a corny love story about Jane and Ryu with a really loose and slow moving plot surrounding it. I was excited about Jane and Ryu hooking up in the first book, but no one cares any more. I wish the author would tone it down with focusing so much on their relationship because it is so uninteresting. I am still trying to finish this book as it keeps putting me to sleep.
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Liked the 1st book. Was not as impressed with book 2, Tracking the tempest. To much on bedroom scenes. Hope the others are'nt as heavy on the sex, don't get me wrong, sex is fine, but had not planned on that much. All she has is sex on her mind.
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This is a fairly typical book in a fairly typical supernatural dating series. If you like this kind of novel, you will like this book. If not, you won't.
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I love this series and the intrigue in this book was great. There are some full on laugh out loud moments that help keep this an incredibly entertaining series. It's also great to have a flawed, yet kick butt, heroine.
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GypsyMomof4 More than 1 year ago
The only thing I didn't like about it was that there were some things during the investigation that were very obvious but somehow the investigators didn't know and I felt that it was too hard to believe that they wouldn't put that together. Other than I enjoyed it very much.
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