Some people do not actually know that Faith Hunter and Gwen Hunter is the same person. She was actually born Gwendolyn Faith Hunter. Growing up in the Louisiana Bayou Country, Hunter has been writing since High School.
Order of Alex Craft Series
Order of DeLande Saga Series
Order of Dr. Rhea Lynch Series
Order of Faith Hunter Standalone Novels
|2||Ashes to Ashes||1997|
|8||His Blood Like Tears||2012|
|9||Water Witch (Short Story)||2015|
Order of Garrick Travis Series
Order of Jane Yellowrock Series
|7||Have Stakes, Will Travel||2012|
|10||The Jane Yellowrock World Companion||2013|
|14||Blood in Her Veins||2016|
Order of Rogue Mage Series
Order of Soulwood Series
And even though she acquired a degree in Allied Health technology and spent considerable portions of her time working in a rural clinic, her passion has always been writing. While her Gwen Hunter Pseudonym allows her to play with the thriller genre, it is as Faith Hunter that the author has attracted notable interest.
A founding member of MagicalWords.net and the developer of a role-playing game based on the Rogue Mage series, Faith Hunter primarily writes fantasy and is best known for novels like Jane Yellowrock, an urban fantasy series about a Cherokee Skinwalker living in a world filled with vampires, witches, and other ghoulish creatures.
A workaholic who endeavors to experiment with every one of her characters’ passions, from jewelry making to kayaking, Faith Hunter’s work has enjoyed a largely positive reception, with critics praising her for producing rough but entertaining urban fantasy stories.
Faith Hunter Awards
With more than two dozen books under her name, released in print in just as many countries, it isn’t surprising to learn that Gwendolyn Faith Hunter has won a few awards. However, she hasn’t won any awards as Faith Hunter.
The accolades she can boast of have been won under the Gwen Hunter Pseudonym, this including a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award. As Faith Hunter, she can boast of dominating many Bestseller lists, this along with receiving rave reviews for some of her books.
Best Faith Hunter Books
Faith Hunter has been lauded for delivering amazing thrillers and fantasy stories, and doing so across various series of novels, with some of her best work including the following:
Dark Heir: The Vampire Witches of the European Council have ruled unrivaled for as long as they have walked the earth. When they weren’t fostering new wars, they were initiating political conflict and manipulating governments behind the scenes.
Where they walked, destruction followed, and it seems like New Orleans might soon suffer their presence, especially now that one of their strongest has set his sights on it.
Jane Yellowrock, a shapeshifting skinwalker, and vampire slayer has been tasked with finding him. Luckily, she isn’t alone, with her colleagues in Yellowrock securities standing to support her at a time when she must put everything on the line.
The ninth book in the series continues to build the character of Faith Hunter’s badass vampire hunter even while crafting more interesting personalities and roles for the secondary cast.
Jane is up against her greatest challenge yet, an extremely powerful vampire, one of the strongest to ever live. None the less, she won’t shirk the challenge because she has a responsibility to protect the innocent people of New Orleans that are likely to suffer from his actions.
Faith Hunter doesn’t skimp on the action which comes hard and fast. The plot is actually engaging and well thought out. And even where it lags, Faith Hunter’s writing shines through via her delivery of amazing interactions between characters.
As the ninth book in a series, it doesn’t feel nearly as stale as one might expect.
Shadow Rites: Jane is determined to ensure that peace is maintained between the witches and vampires visiting her city. Though, the task proves a little complicated when her house suffers a magical assault.
Jane tries to track her assailants down and, in the process, stumbles upon a buried mystery. Jane must determine why a master vampire long presumed dead has suddenly been found in a pit, chained and raving mad.
The Tenth book in Faith Hunter’s Yellowrock series keeps things fresh and interesting. There is a mysterious plot in the air. No one seems to know what is happening, only that someone has set Yellowrock securities in their sights.
Because Jane doesn’t really know what is going on, and the readers are following the story from her perspective, Faith is able to deliver one consistent surprise after another throughout the book’s run.
As with many Yellowrock books, the characters drive the story here, and their interactions are just as engaging as all the magic and action. Faith’s work has a cinematic feel to it, and this book proves why she is such a force to be reckoned with in the urban fantasy arena.