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Tuesday, 26 April 2011

I SO WANT TO READ THIS: DHAMPIR

WISHLIST:
Dhampir by Barb & JC Hendee
Book 1 of the Noble Dead Series 1

About Dhampir:
She hunts the realms most dangerous game.
Her fees are exorbitant.
She's worth every coin she recieves.
Or is she?


Magiere has earned a reputation as the most formidable vampire slayer in the land. Villagers far and wide welcome her with both awe and disdain, grateful to her for ridding their towns of the undead menace, but finding themselves made poorer for their salvation. Magiere has always known she's dealing with simple folk who only wish to have their superstitions silenced, and she's never seen anything wrong with exploiting them for profit.

Now, tired of the game, Magiere and her partner, the half-elf Leesil, are ready to hang up their weapons and settle down in a place they can finally call home. But their new found peace will not last. For Magiere has come to the attention of a trio of powerful and dangerous vampires who recognize her true identity — even if she does not — and who fear the birthright that flows through her veins. And they will stop at nothing to keep Magiere from fulfilling her destiny.
Source: Info in the About Dhampir was taken from the author's website at http://www.nobledead.com on 23/04/2011.

Thief Of Lives by Barb & JC Hendee
Book 2 of the Noble Dead Series 1

About Thief Of Lives:
On the heels of DHAMPIR, Barb and J.C. Hendee's acclaimed Fantasy debut, comes THIEF OF LIVES, the new novel featuring Magiere and Leesil, Slayers of the Undead....

Magiere the dhampir thinks that her nights of hunting vampires are over. After settling down in her newly adopted village of Miiska - now vampire-free, thanks to her and her half-elf partner, Leesil - she looks forward to quiet days tending to her tavern.

But far away in the capital city of Bela, a prominent councilman's daughter has been found dead on her own doorstep... and all signs point to a vampire. Knowing that the battered and burned village of Miiska could use an infusion of cash, Bela's town council offers a generous bounty to the dhampir if she will slay their vampire. Magiere resists, wanting nothing more than to forget her past and ignore her half-vampire nature. Only Leesil can persuade Magiere to follow her destiny - before more innocent lives are claimed by darkness.
Source: Info in the About Thief Of Lives was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/413896.Thief_of_Lives on 24/04/2011.

Sister Of The Dead by Barb & JC Hendee
Book 3 of the Noble Dead Series 1

About Sister Of The Dead:
The Noble Dead saga continues as Magiere and Leesil, the slayers of the undead for DHAMPIR and THIEF OF LIVES, embark on a quest to uncover the secrets of their mysterious origins - and those responsible for orchestrating the events that brought them together.... Magiere is a dhampir - half human, half vampire - sired for the purpose of slaying the undead. Outside the village of Chemestúk, where she was born and raised, stands her father's keep. Within its walls, she hopes to discover the secrets of her past and figure out why a vampire would wish to breed a creature capable of slaughtering his own kind.... But there are those who don't want Magiere to learn the truth—and when her half-elf partner, Leesil, makes a startling discovery in the keep, he can understand why. Before Leesil can reveal the truth to Magiere, they must vanquish a creature of unimaginable and unlimited power who has damned a small village of people with a horrifying curse...
Source: Info in the About Sister Of The Dead was taken from GetGlue at http://getglue.com/books/sister_of_dead/barb_hendee on 24/04/2011.

Traitor To The Blood by Barb & JC Hendee
Book 4 of the Noble Dead Series 1

About Traitor To The Blood:
Born a half-breed to an elven mother and human father, Leesil was raised in the Warlands as assassin, spy, and slave for Lord Darmouth, ruler of an independent province. But Leesil's mother trained him well, and he used his skills to escape, leaving his parents to suffer Darmouth's wrath for all such traitors and their kin. Now with newfound purpose in the company of his beloved Magiere, Leesil returns to confront the sins of his past and uncover his parents' fate." Unable to turn him from this dangerous course, Magiere follows Leesil into the darkness of his past in the Warlands. Knowing what may happen should Darmouth learn of Leesil's return, she is prepared to slaughter any who try to take him from her. But Magiere's own past may well pose a more deadly threat. Two creatures of unfathomable power continue to stalk her - one who believes she's the key to his salvation, and one who seeks to destroy her...and all those she loves.
Source: Info in the About Traitor To The Blood was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/591821.Traitor_to_the_Blood on 24/04/2011.

Rebel Fay by Barb & JC Hendee
Book 5 of the Noble Dead Series 1

About Rebel Fay:
Desperate to free his mother from a caste of ruthless elven assassins, Leesil pushes on through the mountains at the height of a harsh winter. Obsession blinds him to reason, and he and his companions — his beloved Magiere, the sage Wynn, and their canine protector, Chap — find their lives at stake under the hardships of the wilderness. Should they survive, they still face the perils of the Elven Territories, a culture of tranquil beauty, savage customs, and deep-rooted hatred and fear of all humankind.
Magiere was created with strange powers by a shadowy, long-forgotten enemy of many names — an enemy whom Leesil was trained from childhood to kill. Unbeknownst to them, Chap brought them together at the command of his kin, the Fay, to forge an alliance that might have the power to stand against the forces of dark magics.
In the place of his birth, Chap must guard his companions from enemies and allies alike, though he is not always certain which is which. And as they uncover the truth, they discover just how close the enemy has always been....
Source: Info in the About Rebel Fay was taken from the authors' website at http://www.nobledead.com on 24/04/2011.

Child Of A Dead God by Barb & JC Hendee
Book 6 of the Noble Dead Series 1

About Child Of A Dead God:
For many months, Magiere and Leesil have searched for a forgotten artifact, even though its purpose has been shrouded in mystery. All Magiere knows is that she must keep the orb from falling into the hands of a murdering Noble Dead: her half brother, Welstiel. And now dreams of a castle locked in ice lead her south, on a journey that has become nothing less than an obsession...

Accompanying Magiere and Leesil are the sage Wynn; their canine protector, Chap; and two elven assassins-turned-guardians who must fight their distrust of this sister of the dead. For forces more powerful than they — some may even say fate — are rallying around Magiere, arming her for the conflict to come, because finding the orb may be just the beginning of the challenges that await her.
Source: Info in the About Child Of A Dead God was taken from the authors' website at http://www.nobledead.com on 24/04/2011.

4 comments:

Veronica Lee said...

They all sound like great reads! Thanks for the info!

Happy Tuesday!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Cool choices!

Rhianna said...

I read the first two when they came out (long before I was blogging/reviewing) and while I love the characters the stories did run a bit slow at times. They're more in the fantasy vein as far as the vampire element goes and that was what I thought made them a great switch-up as more of an urban fantasy kind of reader.

Cherry said...

Veronica Lee - Yes, I agree with you :)

Juju at Tales Of Whimsy.com - Thanks for dropping by Ju!

Rhianna - I saw this on the blogosphere and I thought I stumbled upon a really great find of a series... I will probably borrow the first book from the library and see how it goes first before buying any book in this series. Thanks for the input Rhi!

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