Review: Eye of the Tempest by Nicole Peeler

Filed in 4 Stars , Nicole Peeler , Review , The Winged Lover , Uncategorized Posted on February 13, 2012 @ 7:00 am 7 comments

Format Read: Paperback
Length: 319 Pages
Series: Jane True – Book 4
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 26 July 2011
Publisher: Orbit
Formats Available: eBook, paperback,
Purchasing Info: Author’s Website, Goodreads, Amazon, Book Depository

Book Blurb:

Nothing says “home” like being attached by humans with very large guns, as Jane and Anyan discover when they arrive in Rockabill. Seeing Anyan fall awakens a terrible power within Jane, and she nearly destroys herself taking out their attackers.

Jane wakes, weeks later, to discover that she’s not the only thing that’s been stirring. Something underneath Rockabill is coming to life: something ancient, something powerful, and something that might destroy the world.

Jane and her friends must act, striking out on a quest that only Jane can finish. For whatever lurks beneath the Old Sow must be stopped…and Jane’s just the Halfling for the job.

My Thoughts:

Eye of the Tempest was another fast paced instalment in this fantastic series.

Jane accidentally short circuits herself when she pulls the water from several human beings to protect Anyan during an attack. It kills the men, and it nearly kills her as well. When she wakes up, a month has passed and strange occurrences are becoming more frequent in Rockabill.

Jane once again had me in fits of laughter; her trademark libido vs. virtue monologue is absolutely hilarious. Jane is growing as a character; those changes are quite obvious but also well earned. Her training is increasing and because of it she is becoming more powerful learning new tricks to impress us with in each new adventure.

Anyan was a little bit of a disappointment for me this time; I feel his real character is starting to show through. He has gone from this adorable, burly man who any woman would count their lucky stars to be with to more distant and a bit of a jerk. Anyan always seems to be around when Jane is naked or he even turns up to get her naked, but he doesn’t seem to treat her properly. When Ryu and Jane were sleeping together it was obvious that Ryu was using her for blood, but with Anyan it’s a little more subtle. The connection between them doesn’t seem to be there. As Jane pointed out herself Anyan always seemed to cop a feel, but they had never even kissed properly.

For me, this was a little bit of a letdown with Anyan, it might just be my natural distrusting ways, but if I were Jane I’d put my foot down and not give over anything until I knew where I stood.

The actual story was once again very well written. It didn’t have the adventure in that Jane actually stayed in Rockabill for nearly the entire novel, but it did have a deeper story. One in which Jane got to meet a being that was literally millions of years old. Jane also had to man up because Nell and Anyan, her two most powerful allies, were rendered completely helpless and it was up to Jane and Blondie, who Jane didn’t trust, to help them.

Peeler’s writing was once again superb; I do feel though that she is playing up a little too much on her Jane monologues. After such high praises of the ingeniousness of it in previous books, Libido and Virtue were appearing what felt like all the time. Every new situation Jane was put into it felt like those two felt the need to be heard, it was actually kind of annoying after a while because it was obvious what was happening, just because a device has worked in the past doesn’t mean you have to become a one trick pony.

Eye of the Tempest was once again a fabulous read, it kept me engrossed from start to finish and I once again cannot wait for the next instalment.

I give Eye of the Tempest 4 Stars

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About Amanda

Amanda-Lee is a proudly addicted reader and writer from Sydney. She lives with her wonderful husband and their more like a baby than a kitten Hamish. Amanda-Lee has been blogging for 4 years now and is a lover of all genres, though she does have a tendancy to stray towards the weird and wonderful concotions in the paranormal and fantasy genres. In addition to being the Winged Lover on BLI she also runs the book blog StoryWings.

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  • Mari - Escape In A Book February 13, 2012 at 9:40 am

    I guess I should try to get to Tempest Rising soon, can you believe that I still haven’t read the first book in this series?! It sound like a great read.

  • aurian February 13, 2012 at 11:51 am

    It totally does not appeal to me.

  • Jan February 13, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I tried Tempest Rising and liked the first half, then my attention wandered as it got boring.

  • Jen at Red Hot Books February 13, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    I feel like I have been waiting an eternity for Anyan and Jane to finally do the deed. I understand wanting the sexual tension, but I’m really starting to feel jerked around…

  • Susan February 13, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Even tho I owned it, I put off reading the first book in the series for a fairly long time. When I finally got around to it I loved it, as well as the successive books. BUT, I have to admit this book was my least favorite, almost a letdown. I completely agree with the complaints about the Anyan relationship, and also think the rest of the storyline lost focus and direction, as well. I’m still committed to this series but hope the next book provides more growth and forward momentum on all fronts.

  • Tamsyn February 14, 2012 at 10:02 am

    I am more of the stand-alone stories, even if it is a series. If it is really interesting and the series is short, like a trilogy, then I may try it.

  • Melissa (My words and pages) February 20, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Oh goodness, I sooo need to get back to reading these books! I have this one on the shelf, but haven’t been able to get to it. I read the first sentence about Jane short circuiting and stopped. I just need to get back to these! 🙂 Thanks for the reminder

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