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    Excellent

    Another amazing story in the Soulwood series. I really like Nell and I like the way she's grown since the last story! The plot was nervewracking and nightmare inducing! I can't wait to find out what will happen in the next book!!
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    Another new heroine from Hunter.

    Set in the Jane Yellow rock universe this novel and the previous one answer some old question and set up new ones for us to invest in. Fast paced and with the well drawn characters we're used to, this new series has some interesting twists. Nell is a refreshing and strong female lead. I'm waiting eagerly for the next book.
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    Reader beware! You are going to need to be a die hard Faith Hunter fan to enjoy this one!

    I have to be honest upfront folks. This book was hard to read. As in, I fell asleep more than once and had to back track numerous times and force myself to reread sections several times. That is extremely unusual for me to say about a Faith Hunter novel and since I dont write reviews, ever, this is a heads up... This is the second book in the soulwood series. And as a second book in a series, it does its job of fillng in details about the main character's world and establishing a direction for the characters quite well. However, what Faith Hunter does spectacularly well in her Jane Yellowrock series is establish characters, give us motives for everyone doing stuff, have them do stuff, lots of action, more explaining in an accessible fashion and,then, repeat. That doesn't happen here... This book is almost boring. There is character development, yes, and it's good, but the motivation for the conflict in the book is so convoluted... I can't believe that I am about to say this... The author has managed to take the subject of magic and make it as dry as a lecture on the basics of quantum mechanics. Nell is an incredibly fascinating character with endless possibility for development and we do see some advancement from the first book here. As a whole this book is not a total write off, BUT, if you have not read the first book DO NOT read this first. I, strongly, recommend reading all the other books in the Jane Yellowrock universe first as well for continuity.
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    Another winner from the fantastic Faith Hunter!"

    Another amazing effort from Faith Hunter, who is in top form with "Curse on the Land". Nell is a fascinating and flawed character dealing with witches, magic, missing ley lines, ancient entities and plague. Quite a handful for a newly minted PsyLED officer. Skillfully plotted, and impeccably written, "Curse on the Land" is an enjoyable story for new readers or long time fans. Brilliant addition to the Urban Fantasy universe of Jane Yellowrock. If you are unfamiliar with Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock world, and haven't read the first Soulwood book, trust Faith Hunter to write a totally enjoyable book for newcomers. The background information from the first book 'Blood of the Earth" is skillfully presented over the course of the first chapter, and sprinkled naturally throughout the course of the story. No dreaded info dump here. "Curse on the Land" is structured as a police procedural with a lot of magical forensic work. We see the inner workings of PsyLED, the magic cops who are tasked with keeping humans and supernatural folks safe. Nell is smart, has unique magic herself, and has trouble adapting to the structure of working with a team. If you've read "Blood of the Earth" "Curse on the Land" picks up right after Nell returns from her stint at "spook school", reuniting with Unit 18. Nell makes a number of newbie mistakes, but overall is working hard to shed both the narrow definitions of womanly behavior from her fundamentalist cult upbringing, and her knee jerk reaction to authority. The sweet romance arc with Occam the were leopard continues, as does the destructive Rick/Paka relationship arc. We find out more about Tandy, Tlane, and JoJo, and they all play significant rolls in solving the central mystery. The Vampire Oak tree is acting up, as is the evil Brother Ephraim. Just one bit of info that may come in handy, Light Dragons or Rainbow Dragons are powerful magical beings from another dimension that are fond of humans. And lastly for followers of the Jane Yellowrock series, Jane makes a cameo phone appearance, Soul as a senior PsyLED officer is present to handle the political fall out and prevent things from spiraling out of control. The tension between humans and witches escalates, as does the conflict between PsyLED and other Law Enforcement Agencies. There are major developments in the Rick/Paka situation which go back to events in "Mercy Blade" and "Raven Cursed". Many things are completely resolved, with enough problems left to guarantee Soulwood 3 will be entertaining. Can't wait to find out why Nell is sprouting leaves, and just what's up with the Vampire Oak tree. Can't wait to see what happens in "Flame in the Dark"--- Soulwood 3.
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    A wonderful addition to the world of Jane Yellowrock

    Soulwood extends the realm of Jane Yellowrock. Nell, who we have met before, is this wonderful complex nonhuman who is interlaced with Rick and Soul. Terrific stories solving magical challenges and wonderful complex characters. Highly recommended.
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