Book Review: Nicole Peeler’s Tempest’s Fury

Posted September 14, 2012 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Nicole Peeler’s Tempest’s Fury

Tempest's Fury


Nicole Peeler

urban fantasy in Paperback edition that was published by Orbit on June 26, 2012 and has 343 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Tempest Rising, Tracking the Tempest, Tempest's Legacy, Eye of the Tempest, Tempest Reborn, Jinn and Juice

Fifth in the Jane True urban fantasy series revolving around a half-human, half-selkie woman and her friends out to save the world.

My Take

Hmmmm, interesting warning about the use of Facebook…!

It’s sweet that Jane wants to date Anyan, get to know him. And he does come up with some sweet, thoughtful dates. It’s Jane’s reticence that drives me nuts and just makes the end worse! I cried so hard. And she keeps calling this warrior “puppy”…too cute! I just love Anyan’s T-shirts and that he trusts Jane to teach him how to swim. Peeler has such a great sense of humor.

The truth about Dr. Who!!

Yet again, the winners (also know as “those in power”) write the history. Although the consequences of their, ahem, adjustments certainly make a good reason to stop re-writing it!

Typical, the powers-that-be are more concerned with appearance than protecting their citizens. I love that Jane just goes for it. And the Creature supports her! He also suggests Jane take on a new role for the supernaturals. It’s “baby seal to the rescue”, LOL.

I get that the Alfar are angry and deny Jane and company the use of their helicopter, but then why is Griffin with them on the train?

Jane makes a good point about the difference between Morrigan’s troops engaging in battle practice while their side is just a bunch of leather daddies and harpies talking fashion.

Anyan’s history with the Indian princess and how the Alfar treated her certainly explains Anyan’s hatred for the Alfar.

It makes no sense for them to wait for Morrigan to get inside the cathedral. Why didn’t they just take her outside? It would have been safer for the relic. In fact, why not replace the relics with other bones and not allow Morrigan anywhere near them???

Oooh, Graeme has delusions of grandeur!

Clever bit with the White’s blood! How dumb can Jane be when the whole point is the bones!!??

It’s a whole lotta oopsies in this…and not just by the characters:

Peeler, please explore the difference between “whup” and “whoop(s)” and “taught” and “taut”.

The Story

The Creature has sent Jane, Anyan, and Blondie to Britain on a mission to discover what’s happening with the Red Queen and the White King. And destroy them more permanently this time around!

It’s certainly a touristy exploration.

The Characters

Jane True is half-human, half-Selkie and has been chosen as the Creature’s champion. She’s in love with Anyan, but keeps putting him off. I want Jane’s metabolism, that girl can EAT. And Peeler certainly has her fun (and me drooling!). Jane’s dad is going back to work — filling in for Jane at Read It and Weep owned by Tracy and Grizzie. He’s been healed of his heart condition and the whole town glamoured into believing he’s always been healthy. Scarily, he can now indulge in caffeine again and he’s learning how to work the coffee machine at the store.

From America
Anyan is a barghest who shifts into a dog form AND a fierce warrior with quite a reputation stretching for years behind him. And he’s in love with Jane. Blondie is an Original, one of the first humans to have access to magic. ALL magic. The Alfar can manipulate the four elements, but are not as powerful as an Original. The Creature is a child of Earth and Water and he has chosen Jane to be his champion who will wield the labrys. Ryu is co-leading the Alfar in America with Nyx since Orin’s death.

The English contingent
Magog is a Raven shifter partnered with Gog Coblynau, an earth elemental. Hiral is a perverted three-foot, witchy-looking creature, a gwyllion, with some extremely useful skills. If you can trust him! Cyntaf was the champion who last put the Red and White away. Sarah is the librarian brainwashed by the Alfar. She’s also Blondie’s girlfriend and a doppelgänger. Condemned to write the locations of the parts of the Red and the White in a secret book and knowing her mind would be wiped, she’s tried to hide even this knowledge. She can never be allowed to leave the library. Jack Young is a wyvern who leads the British supernatural rebels. He — with Phil, a naga, and Lyman Moore, another wyvern and Jack’s brother — kidnap Jane and Anyan. Luke is the de facto leader of the Alfar in Great Britain, but, I think Griffin, his second, is the true leader. David Rankin is the Military Intelligence liaison with the supernaturals at York.

The Red Queen and White King are the product of a rape by Fire of Air. They are also two of the biggest bugaboos in supernatural lore. Graeme is a rapist succubus who just can’t get take a hint. I did love “listening” to Jane hack him off! Jarl and Morrigan are the Alfar guilty of regicide and they intend to resurrect the Red and the White.

The Cover and Title

The cover is has broken away from the earlier formats which is a shame. Some two-thirds of the front is a cartoon of Jane in a knee-length dark purple coat and form-fitting lilac top with purple pants and a bling of a belt around her hips. Her big cartoon eyes are wide, her black hair blowing in the heat of battle as she swings her double-bladed ax of champions at the limbs and tail of the Red Dragon while Anyan snarls in support from their precarious position on the Brighton Pier. The remaining third is split between a wide band of lime green at the top with the remaining lime green at the base.

The title is all about Jane’s anger and it is a Tempest’s Fury.