Rift in the Soul by Faith Hunter @HunterFaith ‏@AceRocBooks @BerkleyPub @PromotionsPsst @LetsTalkLTP #GIVEAWAY

Posted March 5, 2024 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway / 18 Comments

Rift in the Soul by Faith Hunter

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Rift in the Soul by Faith Hunter @HunterFaith ‏@AceRocBooks @BerkleyPub @PromotionsPsst @LetsTalkLTP #GIVEAWAYRift in the Soul by Faith Hunter
Series: Soulwood #6
Published by Ace on March 5, 2024
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 382
Format: eARC
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Nell Ingram draws her powers from deep in the earth, and uses them to help Psy-LED, the Psychometric Law Enforcement Division, which solves paranormal crimes. When a local vampire calls to report a dead body on her compound, Nell knows she and her team have to be ready for anything.

But the dead body is just the beginning of a mystery that involves supernaturals of all kinds, including some of the most powerful vampires in the country. As Nell gets closer to the truth, she begins to understand that the perpetrator is tracking her too—and that there is something personal about this crime. Something with roots that go almost as deep as those in Soulwood.

 

I was excited to be back in the world of the Soulwood series. As with most urban fantasy, I would definitely read these in order. I have read the Jane Yellowrock series which I think also helps one to understand more of the world and characters. Plus it is just great reading. The Soulwood series is a spin-off from Jane Yellowrock and I love it just as much or more.

 

I am so sad to say Rift in the Soul is the last book in series.  I somehow didn’t realize it until I had finished reading.   There is so much happening with so much to wrap up.

Personally, Nell is sharing custody of Mud with her family.  The church has created a council of women to help make decisions or at least provide input.  Ester has had her twin babies.  Nell and Occam are planning their wedding but they don’t want it to be in the church.

Nell tells us so much of the story as she does her job with PsyLED.  Firewind is in charge, although Rick LaFleur is there in the Unit as well.  Soul however is on personal leave and they are starting to wonder if something has happened to her.

The “case” is a bunch of weird stuff, which is pretty typical.  First, they are called out to Ming of Glass’ home.  She shows them the Blood Tarot which Nell has been searching to find since it disappeared from PsyLED.  Ming acts very strange and continues to be strange. She also tells them there is a body.  PsyLED finds out there are more ancient vampires in town because Yummy knows one of them.  The body turns out to be a boy from the church, a Lost Boy.  These are boys who are cast out to live on their own.  I think mostly since the elders take all the women and have multiple wives.  Not many independent women want to marry them and come to live the patriarchal, second class life the church chooses for women.

Yummy ends up coming to Nell’s home to help protect her from the ancient vampires. PsyLED finds more dead Lost Boys and believes the old vampires are torturing them.  When more arcenciels show up, they all believe Soul has perhaps been captured by the same ancients.

I enjoyed seeing more of Nell and her new detente with her family and continued growth in her work. The church history has much more than she knew.   There are some updates and development with other members of the PsyLED team. I was glad to learn more about the arcenciels and Soul. We find out more about what is going on with some vampires.   We even get some Jane Yellowrock updates.  I’m certain I would read more but Rift in the Soul has a satisfying conclusion.

 

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About Faith Hunter

Faith Hunter, fantasy writer, was born in Louisiana and raised all over the south. She writes three Urban Fantasy series: the Skinwalker series, featuring Jane Yellowrock, a Cherokee skinwalker who hunts rogue vampires. The Soulwood series, featuring earth magic user Nell Ingram. And the Rogue Mage novels, a dark, urban, post-apocalyptic, fantasy series featuring Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage. (There is a role playing game based on the series, ROGUE MAGE.)

Under the pen name Gwen Hunter, she writes action-adventure, mysteries, and thrillers. As Faith and Gwen, she has 30+ books in print in 29 countries.

Hunter writes full-time, tries to keep house, and is a workaholic with a passion for travel, jewelry making, white-water kayaking, and writing. She and her husband love to RV, traveling with their rescued Pomeranians to whitewater rivers all over the Southeast.

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Posted March 5, 2024 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway / 18 Comments


18 responses to “Rift in the Soul by Faith Hunter

  1. You’ve nabbed my attention. Can this series be read without having read Jane? I listened to the first three books of that series and didn’t care for it, but I’ve read other stuff by the author and did… so I’m wondering if I’d like this one. Thanks!

  2. I’m dawdling through the Jane Yellowrock series as I thoroughly enjoy the quality of the writing and the way Jane is evolving in response to each of her adventures. Thank you for a fabulous review – and it’s a comfort to know there’s a spin-off series awaiting when I finally get to the end of Jane’s series:).

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