Review of Faith Hunter’s Skinwalker, book one of the Jane Yellowrock series.

FaithHunter  Faith Hunter, fantasy writer, was born in Louisiana and raised all over the south. The Skinwalker series, featuring Jane Yellowrock is taking off like a rocket with Skinwalker, Blood Cross, Mercy Blade, Raven Cursed, and Death’s Rival. Her Rogue Mage novels, a dark, urban fantasy series—Bloodring, Seraphs, and Host—feature Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage in a post-apocalyptic, alternate reality, urban fantasy world. These novels are the basis for the role playing game, Rogue Mage (2012).

Under the pen name Gwen Hunter, she writes action-adventure, mysteries, and thrillers. As Faith and Gwen, she has 20+ books in print in 28 countries.

Hunter fell in love with reading in fifth grade, and best loved SiFi, fantasy, and gothic. She decided to become a writer in high school, when a teacher told her she had talent. Now, she writes full-time and works full-time in a hospital lab, (for the benefits) 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 dogs to whitewater rivers all over the Southeast.

Today I’ll be focusing on the first in the series Skinwalker.

SkinwalkerSkinwalker by Faith Hunter

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


First in a brand new series from the author of the rogue mage novels

Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind-a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. But now she’s been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie’s Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who’s killing other vamps…


I am a sucker for science-based urban fantasy. When the story is firmly grounded in physics but takes it one step further to develop a complex world I am hooked.

Faith has managed to explain the great mystery as to where mass goes during a shape shift and other mysteries. She brings the typical cast of supernatural characters to her story, but they are dark creatures, no sparkling vampires.

Jane Yellowrock is maybe the last of her kind, a shapeshifting Cherokee skinwalker who uses her abilities to bounty hunt vampires.

I was pulled into the story and enjoyed the character development and attention to detail.

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9 thoughts on “Review of Faith Hunter’s Skinwalker, book one of the Jane Yellowrock series.

  1. This really is a wonderful book one. I love the setting. Of course I love anything set in New Orleans. Faith’s characters are my favorite part though.

  2. Such a novel spin on shifting and other supernatural workings – it’s not just “magic,” it’s science! It really spurs one’s imagination.

  3. Skinwalker pulled me in from the beginning. Faith Hunter is an amazing writer and all of the Jane Yellowrock books just keep getting better and better!

  4. I just can’t put these books down! I love the action, deep characters, and (being a connoisseur of snark myself) JY’s smart mouth and attitude. Great review…thumbs up!

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