Black Arts is the fast-paced and surprisingly fulfilling seventh installment in Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock series. The book maintains the momentum of the series while beginning to resolve some of the central conflicts from previous installments in the series. This is a must read for any Jane Yellowrock reader.
Black Arts picks up where Blood Trade left off, with Jane and Beast trapped by master vampire Leo Pellissier and at odds with Jane's best friend, a powerful witch. The book begins with the witch's equally powerful husband attacking Jane in her New Orleans home. Hunter's writing is masterful in maintaining the momentum of the series while beginning to resolve the conflicts central to the series. My only minor criticism is with Jane's reaction to the annoyingly disloyal men in her life - but then, that's part of the what makes Jane such an appealing main character. Her superhuman toughness is tempered by those too-human reactions, making Jane relatable and well-rounded.
Black Arts is an exciting and satisfying romp through Jane and Beast's world. Fans of the series will almost certainly love it. My favorite heroine has once again made me anxious for her next adventure.
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