Review: Tempest’s Fury by Nicole Peeler

Filed in 5 Stars , Nicole Peeler , Review , The Winged Lover Posted on August 3, 2012 @ 11:00 am 6 comments

Format read: paperback
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 26 June 2012
337 pages
Formats available:
ebook, paperback
Purchasing Info: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Book Depository US | Book Depository (UK)

Book Blurb:

Jane’s not happy. She’s been packed off to England to fight in a war when she’d much rather be snogging Anyan. Unfortunately, Jane’s enemies have been busy stirring up some major trouble – the kind that attracts a lot of attention. In other words, they’re not making it easy for Jane to get any alone time with the barghest or to indulge in her penchant for stinky cheese.

Praying she can pull off a Joan of Arc without the whole martyrdom thing, Jane must lead Alfar and Halflings alike in a desperate battle to combat an ancient evil. Catapulted into the role of Most Unlikely Hero Ever, Jane also has to fight her own insecurities a well as the doubts of those who don’t think she can live up to her new role as Champion.

Along the way, Jane learns that some heroes are born. Some are made. And some are bribed with promises of food and sex.

My Thoughts:

I love this series again!

Jane has journeyed to England to head off the brewing supernatural war. There they discover that the Red and the White are being raised again, the two most evil beings in the world, the two who are truly immortal and can never die, only be defeated. The last person to defeat them was Blondie, but that was centuries ago and now it is up to Jane to rally the troops to battle.

Jane was once again fantastic, she listens to those around her instead of being pig-headed, she understands the power in listening to the wise and that is what I love most about her character.

The Anyan I loved in the first three books is back! I was so pleased to pick up Tempest’s Fury and find that Anyan was no longer a leech. Peeler tried to explain away his horrible behaviour of the previous book by blaming it on the time Jane spent in a coma and Anyan having time to think, it didn’t really work for me, but none-the-less the Anyan that I loved no longer even remotely resembled Ryu (who I don’t love…or even really like).

Everything that got on my nerves in Eye of the Tempest was rectified in Tempest’s Fury; Eye of the Tempest was a mild hiccup in this otherwise awesome series. Libido and Virtue were reigned right back in, their input once again becoming a sprinkling of comedy in the background rather than the entire comedic event. Anyan was back to normal – at least that’s how I’m going to put it. We were back to the action packed, fast-paced mystery. We were not left strung out like over-sexed teenagers who find sexual innuendos in sauce bottles. Everything was back to the Jane True series that I have loved from the beginning.

The only thing I am highly curious about is how Peeler is going to end this series with the sixth and final book, because after the huge twist in the final pages of Tempest’s Fury which has redefined the definition of “cliff-hanger”. Peeler has either set herself up for a massive deux ex machina, a lack of a HEA or something else that I’m not going to like. Yet again though, that is what I love about this series, I have no idea how this is going to play out.

Peeler has reinvigorated Jane True for me, the fourth book from what I have read, has turned a lot of people off, it really disappointed me as well. But Tempest’s Fury is perfection on a plate once again, I can safely say that only one thing happened that I could predict accurately from about half way through everything else was edge of your seat type of action and mystery and I loved every second of it.

I give Tempest’s Fury  5 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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  • Jessica@a GREAT read August 3, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Ooh great review! I have this but haven’t read it yet, too many review books. I can’t even remember book 4! That’s how long it’s been! Hope there is some recap going on in this one! I can’t even remember how I felt about Anyan!

    Still, looking forward to this one! Maybe not the cliffhanger, but by the time I get to it maybe the final one will be almost out! So very far behind on 2012 releases!!

    Once again fabulous review! I look forward to reading more Jane!

    • Amanda August 4, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      Thanks 🙂

      I could mostly remember book 4, but there is a fair bit of catch up in the first couple of chapters.

      This cliffhanger is killing me though

  • aurian August 3, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I have an option on the first books in this series, secondhand. But the seller is on vacation for the next two weeks. I still do not know if I will enjoy them. I really hate the Sookie Stackhouse books.

    • Amanda August 4, 2012 at 6:37 pm

      See I don’t see the resemblance to sookie….its much like the “if you loved 50 shades then you’ll love this” type of thing, through true blood everyone knows sookie.

      Jane is very different in my opinion, there is a lot more comedy and barely any vampires 🙂 but the whole tone of the books are also a lot lighter in the sense that while sookie may be a light read she’s not a funny read you walk away from jane chuckling and happy.

  • Tamsyn August 4, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Love the cover! Its great! Not sure about the book itself though as I don’t like same person series.

    • Amanda August 4, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      fair enough, this is very jane centered, it is fantastic though if you ever decide to delve into it 🙂

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