Thursday, February 8, 2024

Review - The Prophecy of the Wind by Joss Walker

Today I'm sharing my thought on The Prophecy of the Wind book three in Joss Walker's Jayne Thorne CIA Librarian series.

Publisher: Two Tales Press
Release Date: 11-28-2023
Length: 370pp
Source: Author/Publisher for Review
Jayne Thorne CIA Librarian #4
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Magic has broken free, and the world is in grave danger.

Jayne Thorne, CIA Librarian and secret operative, thought finding her father would solve everything. She couldn’t have been more mistaken. Henry Thorne is a prime target for all her enemies, and everyone around him is in danger.

Though Jayne’s powers are reaching new heights, she must contend with her reluctant new Rogue, Vivienne, her inconvenient and growing attraction to her partner, Tristan, and a prophecy from an unnamed warrior goddess that warns her of the impending danger from the Torrent's powerful hidden mage who is controlling her mother, Ruth. Not to mention face down an ancient secret society tasked with protecting a grimoire vital to their cause.

Meanwhile, Jayne's sister Sofia and her Rogue Cillian, along with other members of the TCO (the magical branch of the CIA), are searching for the newly magical children who are making news all over the country. But they are not the only ones with this mission. Sofia and Cillian must find, protect, and educate as many new Adepts as possible before dark forces steal their powers.

With the help of her friends, family, and new allies, Jayne must decipher the prophecy, acquire the grimoire, and stop the powerful mage hidden in the Torrent. But even with their help, Jayne is not sure if she will be able to succeed. The enemies of the Torrent grow more powerful by the day, and they are relentless...

A story of power, courage, and the fight against evil, this thrilling and suspenseful entry in the award-winning Jayne Thorne series will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

My Review:

The Prophecy of The Wind
Joss Walker 

Walker’s 4th book in the series is getting down to the nitty gritty, there is a chance the Torrent, the place where magicals lasso their magic from, is in danger and Jayne is both the reason and the fix but getting the truth out of her Goddesses is like pulling teeth. In this installation readers will find some new characters both good and evil, a few new enemies, some unlikely new friends and a few ah ha moments and gasps as the plot thickens. The characters are all fantastic, especially Jayne, her sister Sofia, their respective rogues and the other CIA operatives. The plot is still fresh and unique with plenty of edge of your seat and nail biting moments with just enough hints to the future to peak reader’s interest. Fans of this author, Jennifer Estep and Jayne Ann Krentz will love this series which should be read in order.

Jayne Thorne CIA librarian is up to her ears in enemies, having trouble dealing with her new rogue Vivienne, sister to her nemesis the too sexy for his shirt Tristan and with the newfound discovery that her father is still alive. And to top all that she’s been tasked with decoding the prophecy of a new goddess who’s hinting of things that Jayne doesn’t want to think of. Meanwhile the world is quickly falling apart because of the upheaval in the Torrent, new untried magicals are coming out of the woodwork exposing themselves to the unmagical world, putting themselves and those around them in danger. All in a day in the life of a secret CIA operative.

About the Author:
Joss Walker is the fantasy pen name for New York Times bestselling thriller author J.T. Ellison, where she explores her love of the fantasy genre and extraordinary women discovering their power in the world. With Jayne Thorne, CIA Librarian, Joss has created a compelling urban fantasy series perfect for lovers of books, libraries, romance, and of course, magic.