BOOK REVIEW: Tempest Legacy, by Nicole Peeler
Tempest Legacy is a fast-paced addition to the Jane True universe. There is no slow build for Jane in this book, expect an explosion of activity and a relentless pace throughout.
Warning, this is the third book in the series so do not read if you don’t want spoilers.
Jane True is a selkie halfling who recently discovered that she’s anything but normal and the world around her isn’t all that it seemed. She has been enjoying a peaceful hiatus from the chaotic and frightening world of supernaturals in her safe pocket of Rockbill. She’s fixated on the fact that she throws energy balls like a girl but her problems are about to worsen.
Anyan arrives bearing bad news and Jane is shaken but thirsty for revenge. After demanding to help investigate a series of gruesome attacks on females fo any race, Jane quickly finds herself forced to confront her darkest nightmares as well as her deepest desires.
Tempest Legacy presents Jane with every obstacle and emotional blow possible to further her character growth and it was wonderfully done. Jane runs the gauntlet of emotion dealing with the fact that she’ll never see her mother again, fighting off Ryu’s advances, figuring out Anyan’s frustrating silence, and coming to terms with her potential death and the effect it might have on her father.
From a wide-eyed quiet newbie to a won’t-sit-back-and-wait badass, Jane has grown so much in this series. In this book, she fully embraces her nature and shows her true colours as a strong, active woman who will not wait for the bad guys to come to her any longer.
Nicole Peeler’s writing evoked some pretty serious emotional reactions for me which is something I look for in books. I spent a good portion of the book feeling Jane’s frustration, sadness and fear as if they were my own. There was a lot of tears and a good deal of dread.
The world building just keeps getting better as layers are added to each book. In Tempest Legacy, we encountered the people of the Borderlands and the Originals, we were treated to a taste of First Magic and shown how supernaturals and humans can live side-by-side peacefully.
It’s safe to say that this was an emotionally charged novel which tied up numerous loose ends but opened up a slew of new questions, setting Jane up for her next challenge.
This was a smart and funny book and I can’t wait to read the next in the series. Also, the fact that Jane is finally free of Ryu filled me with so much happiness.